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Robbie Ray – Wikipedia

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Robert Glenn Ray (Brentwood, October 1, 1991) is an American baseball player, starting pitcher for the Seattle Mariners of Major League Baseball.

Ray with the Tigers in 2014

Ray con i D-backs nel 2018

Beginnings and Minor League (MiLB)[modifica | modifica wikitesto]

Born in Brentwood, Tennessee, Ray attended Brentwood High School of the same name in his hometown. He was selected in the twelfth round of the 2010 MLB draft by the Washington Nationals. He signed on August 14 and was assigned to the A-short class, where he managed to play an inning before the imminent end of the season. He played the 2011 season in the A-class and in 2012 in the A-advanced class. On 5 July 2013 he was promoted to Double-A.

On December 2, 2013, the Nationals swapped Ray, Ian Krol and Steve Lombardozzi with the Detroit Tigers for Doug Fister. The 2014 season began in Triple-A.

Major League (MLB)[modifica | modifica wikitesto]

Ray made his MLB debut on May 6, 2014, at Comerica Park in Detroit against the Houston Astros. Deploying as a starting pitcher, he pitched for 5.1 innings and took on 22 batters, conceding one run, five hits, one base on ball and scoring his first five strikeouts and his first win. On August 12 against the Pirates, he appeared for the first time batting in two rounds, obtaining in the first, the base on error of the second base, and in the second, his first valid. He concluded the season with 9 games played (6 as a starter) in MLB and 20 in Triple-A.

On December 5, 2014, the Tigers swapped Ray and Domingo Leyba for the Arizona Diamondbacks, as part of a swap involving three franchises. The Tigers received Shane Greene from the Yankees, who in turn obtained Didi Gregorius from the Diamondbacks.

In 2015 with the D-backs, he took part in 23 games in MLB, all as a starter, while in Triple-A he was deployed in 9 games, all played at the beginning of the season.

On 6 June 2016 against the Rays, as a hitter he faced two batting rounds, making his first home run and then a hit. On August 21, he was named American League Player of the Week. The season was Ray’s first played entirely in MLB. He participated in 32 games, all as a starting pitcher.

During the 2017 season he was called up for his first All-Star Game. At the end of the regular season, he took part for the first time in the post season, launching as a relief during the Wild Card Game against the Rockies and as a starter in Game 2 of the Division Series against the Dodgers, where he obtained a defeat.

On August 31, 2020, the D-backs exchanged Ray along with a cash sum with the Toronto Blue Jays for Travis Bergen. After the regular season, he participated for the second time in his career in the post season, playing as a relief in Game 1 of the Wild Card Series against the Rays. Becoming Free Agent at the end of the season, Ray renewed with the Blue Jays on November 7, 2020.

In 2021, he was named player of the month for August and closed as a leader in PGL and strikeout averages, earning the Cy Young Award at the end of the season. He became free agent again at the end of the season.

On November 30, 2021, Ray signed a five-year contract worth a total of $ 115 million with the Seattle Mariners, including a player clause for eventual termination after the third year and a clause prohibiting exchange for other franchises.[1]

Individual[modifica | modifica wikitesto]

  • Top ranking of the AL on average PGL: 1
2021 (2.84)
  • Classification leader of the AL in strikeout: 1
2021 (248)
AL: August 2021
  • Player of the Week: 2
NL: 21 August 2016
AL: September 5, 2021
  • (IN) Robbie Ray, his MLB.com, MLB Advanced Media. Edit on Wikidata
  • (IN) Robbie Ray, his ESPN.com, ESPN Internet Ventures. Edit on Wikidata
  • (IN) Robbie Ray, his baseball-reference.com, Sports Reference LLC. Edit on Wikidata
  • (IN) Robbie Ray, his fangraphs.com, Fangraphs Inc. Edit on Wikidata
  • (IN) Robbie Ray (Minors), su baseball-reference.com, Sports Reference LLC. Edit on Wikidata

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