College Draft Profile: Ryne Stanek


Ryne Stanek, Arkansas

Class: Junior; Height: 6-4; Weight: 190; Position: RHP

Update: 06/02/13

Stanek came in as one of the top collegiate arms available, and while his ERA tends to sparkle (1.39) his overall numbers have failed to take a noticeable step forward this season. After a solid sophomore season in 2012 (92.2 IP, 8.06 K/9 and 3.50 BB/9), the Razorbacks’ top starter has remained solid through his first 16 starts (7.30 K/9 and 3.79 BB/9), though far from elite — just look at his 4.13 FIP. While his homerun total is still low (five), it’s higher than some of the game’s elite pitchers at this level, something that bears watching.

Projection: Stanek looks like backend rotation material, maybe peaking as a #3. He reportedly has plus-velocity, but he’s plagued by below-average control/command. Outside of a potential injury, there’s very little risk associated because his floor is fairly high. He could spend a year or two in the minors before getting the call up. 

Ceiling: 2.5-to win player

Likelihood of Reaching His Ceiling: Moderate to Above-Average

Drafted: First or Second Round


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