Ryan Brasier Boston Red Sox Pitcher

       
 
Age: 33
Born: August 26, 1987
Birthplace: Wichita Falls, TX
Height: 6-0
Weight: 230
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
   
Drafted: 6th round, 2007 by LAA
How Acquired: Minor league free agent (March 2018)
College: Weatherford
High School: Rider (TCX)
   

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Pronunciation: BRAY-zher
First Pro Contract: June 19, 2008 (LAA)
Signing Scout: Arnold Brathwaite
Signing Bonus: $123,000
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: N/A
MLFA Eligible: N/A
   
Pro Debut: June 22, 2007 (Orem)
Added to 40-man: July 8, 2018 (BOS)
MLB Debut: May 2, 2013 (LAA)
Service Time (1/21): 3 years, 109 days
Options Remaining: 1 (2013, 2019)
Contract (2021): $1,250,000
   
Twitter: @ryanbrasier
Instagram: @ryan_brasier

 
 
 
 
 
     
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  Physical Description: Right-handed reliever with a solid frame. Thick lower half. No remaining projection. Bulldog mentality.

Mechanics: Over-the-top delivery. Lots of effort on the arm. Medium leg kick. Falls noticeably to the first base side post-release.

Fastball: Relies heavily on a four-seam fastball that sits 94-97 mph. Throws the pitch about two-thirds of the time. Unspectacular command. Pitch lacks great movement. Mixes in an occasional sinker around the same velocity which generates more groundballs than swings and misses.

Slider: Primary secondary pitch is an 85-87 mph slider. Has a bit of two-plane movement. Generates swings and misses.

Changeup: 86-89 mph. Show-me pitch without much usage. Has some armside fade and slight downward action.
  Career Notes: Was a catcher in high school, started pitching in 2007 at JuCo D1 Weatherford College. Drafted in the sixth round in 2007, four spots after Boston took Anthony Rizzo. Posted decent numbers in the AFL in 2010. Got a cup of coffee with the Angels in 2013. Underwent Tommy John Surgery in March 2014 and missed almost two entire seasons. Signed with Oakland as a free agent in July 2015. Recieved an NRI to major league camp in 2016 spring training. Spent that entire season in Triple-A, only to get released in December 2016. Went on to pitch well in Japan in 2017 at the age of 29. Signed with Boston in the spring of 2018 and ended up excelling in the majors by the end of the season. Known for telling Gary Sanchez to "get back in the $%&* box" in the 2018 ALCS, and then striking him out. 2018 World Series champ.

Summation: Profiles as a solid middle reliever. Control issues could keep him from ending up as a high leverage setup man.

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    Pitching Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age w l era g gs sv ip h r er hr hbp bb so whip k/9 bb/9
2007 Orem Pio Rk LAA 19 1 2 2.08 26 0 9 30.1 22 9 7 2 0 7 26 0.96 7.70 2.08
  2008 AZL Angels ARIZ Rk LAA 20 1 0 3.86 4 0 1 4.2 3 2 2 0 0 1 2 0.86 3.90 1.93
  2008 Cedar Rapids Midw A LAA 20 1 3 1.59 23 0 9 28.1 22 8 5 0 0 14 24 1.27 7.60 4.45
  2008 RC Quakes Cal A+ LAA 20 0 0 2.70 3 0 1 3.1 3 1 1 0 0 2 0 1.50 0.00 5.40
  2009 RC Quakes Cal A+ LAA 21 5 4 5.23 27 14 0 98.0 103 63 57 17 0 32 93 1.38 8.50 2.94
  2009 Arkansas TL AA LAA 21 2 1 5.56 8 0 2 11.1 13 8 7 1 0 7 6 1.77 4.80 5.56
  2010 Arkansas TL AA LAA 22 7 12 5.07 28 23 0 142.0 127 89 80 28 4 68 94 1.37 6.00 4.31
  2010 Mesa AFL FW LAA 22 0 0 3.95 10 1 0 13.2 13 7 6 0 0 6 14 1.39 9.20 3.95
  2011 Arkansas TL AA LAA 23 0 1 0.71 25 0 16 25.1 18 3 2 1 0 14 26 1.26 9.20 4.97
  2011 Salt Lake PCL AAA LAA 23 2 1 5.00 25 0 3 27.0 26 16 15 2 0 9 26 1.30 8.70 3.00
  2012 Salt Lake PCL AAA LAA 24 7 3 4.37 55 0 13 59.2 66 30 29 1 1 24 54 1.51 8.10 3.62
  2013 Salt Lake PCL AAA LAA 25 5 2 4.13 38 0 10 56.2 69 31 26 6 0 16 57 1.50 9.10 2.54
  2013 Los Angeles AL MLB LAA 25 0 0 2.00 7 0 0 9.0 7 2 2 1 0 4 7 1.22 7.00 4.00
  2015 AZL Athletics ARIZ Rk Oak 27 1 1 3.60 4 1 0 5.0 5 2 2 0 0 1 4 1.20 7.20 1.80
  2015 Nashville PCL AAA Oak 27 0 0 0.00 2 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.00 13.50 0.00
  2016 Nashville PCL AAA Oak 28 5 3 3.56 46 0 1 60.2 50 25 24 6 1 19 70 1.14 10.40 2.82
  2017 Hiroshima JPCL Fgn --- 29 2 1 3.00 26 0 1 30.0 32 13 10 3 0 8 19 1.33 5.70 2.40
  2018 Pawtucket IL AAA Bos 30 2 5 1.34 34 0 13 40.1 29 10 6 1 1 8 40 0.92 8.93 1.79
  2018 Boston AL MLB Bos 30 2 0 1.60 34 0 0 33.2 19 6 6 2 0 7 29 0.77 7.75 1.87
  2019 Pawtucket IL AAA Bos 31 2 0 0.96 10 0 0 9.1 6 1 1 1 2 1 13 0.75 12.54 0.96
  2019 Boston AL MLB Bos 31 2 4 4.85 62 0 7 55.2 51 33 30 9 3 21 61 1.29 9.86 3.40
  2020 Boston AL MLB Bos 32 1 0 3.96 25 1 0 25.0 24 12 11 2 0 11 30 1.40 10.80 3.96
   
     
    2021 Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age w l era g gs sv ip h r er hr hbp bb so whip k/9 bb/9
2021 Boston AL MLB Bos 33     stats                            
   
     
  Advanced Stats & Splits
   
     
  Awards   SoxProspects.com Awards  
  2008 Midwest League Mid-Season All-Star
2011 Texas League Mid-Season All-Star
Texas League Pitcher of the Week (April 27-May 3, 2010)
Red Sox Minor League Relief Pitcher of the Month (June 2018)
International League All-Star (2018)
  2018 SoxProspects.com All-Star  
   

   
     
     
     
 
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