Ryan Fernandez Portland Sea Dogs Pitcher

       
 
Age: 24
Born: June 11, 1998
Birthplace: Tampa, FL
Height: 6-0
Weight: 170
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
   
Drafted: 23rd round, 2018 by BOS
How Acquired: Draft
College: Hillsborough CC
High School: Alonso (FL)
   

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First Pro Contract: June 21, 2018 (BOS)
Signing Scout: Stephen Hargett
Signing Bonus: $125,000
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2022
MLFA Eligible: November 2024
   
Pro Debut: June 30, 2018 (GCL)
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut: -
Service Time (1/23): 0 days
Options Remaining: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2023): MiLB contract
   
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Instagram: @notryanaustin

 
 
 
 
 
     
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  Physical Description: Average frame, minimal remaining projection.

Mechanics: Throws from a high three-quarters arm slot from the third base side of the rubber. Jerky, stiff delivery. High leg kick, stays vertical. Shorter arm action with a stab behind. Stays on-line to the plate. Quick arm.

Fastball: 96-98 mph. Tops out at 99 mph. Velocity increased in 2022 from 92-95 into the high-90s. Solid command and control profile. Pitch shows life and bat-missing ability. Potential plus pitch.

Cutter: 90-92 mph. High spin rate with strong pitch characteristics. Shows strong bat-missing ability both in and out of the zone. Potential plus offering.

Slider: 87-89 mph. Short, horizontal movement. Shape gets longer at lower velocities and is more cutter-like when thrown harder. Can run into his cutter at times and is hard to distinguish at higher velocities between the two.
  Curveball: 80-84 mph. Short, vertical break. Very quick downward action. Struggles to land in the zone for strikes. Below-average potential. Did not use in 2022.

Changeup: 83-85 mph. Firm, inconsistent. Will flash vertical drop on occasion. Below-average potential. Did not use in 2022.

Career Notes: Not a draft target out of high school, ended up at Hillsborough CC in Tampa. Selected in the 23rd round, had no reported college commitment. Pitched just once after July 30 in 2022 due to right elbow inflammation.

Summation: Potential up-and-down reliever. Ceiling of a middle reliever. Stuff increase in 2022 has significantly changed his profile, but projection is a hedge pending his showing similar stuff when he returns fro injury. At his best, will show two potential plus pitches with bat-missing ability. Whether he can maintain these gains remains to be seen, but now is a very intriguing potential relief arm.

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Scouting Report Update (3.10.2022)
 
   
     
    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
2018 Hillsborough CC SC NJCAA -- 20 8 2 4.56 17 9 0 81.0 85 46 41 9 0 26 82 1.37 9.11 2.89
  2018 GCL Red Sox GCL Rk Bos 20 1 1 3.46 10 7 0 26.0 28 10 10 3 0 6 31 1.31 10.73 2.08
  2019 Lowell Spinners NYPL A- Bos 21 4 1 2.49 17 1 4 43.1 30 15 12 2 0 11 38 0.95 7.89 2.28
  2020 Season Cancelled --- --- --- 22 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
  2021 Salem Red Sox Car A Bos 23 3 1 1.50 17 0 2 36.0 33 10 6 0 0 9 42 1.17 10.50 2.25
  2021 Greenville Drive SAL A+ Bos 23 1 0 4.32 7 0 0 16.2 13 8 8 3 2 5 18 1.08 9.72 2.70
  2022 Greenville Drive SAL A+ Bos 24 1 2 4.00 25 0 7 27.0 28 13 12 3 0 9 40 1.37 13.33 3.00
  2022 Portland Sea Dogs East AA Bos 24 1 1 4.97 19 0 3 12.2 12 9 7 3 0 2 16 1.11 11.37 1.42
  2023 Portland Sea Dogs East AA Bos 25     stats                            
   
     
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