Ryan Drese

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Ryan Drese MLB Career Stats

34-39 5.31 565.2 301 1.57

Ryan Drese Bio

  • Full Name: Ryan Thomas Drese
  • Born: 4/5/1976 in San Francisco, CA
  • Draft: 1998, Cleveland Indians, 5th rd. (153rd overall)
  • College: California
  • Debut: July 29, 2001
  • Ret., Final Game: 4/14/2006
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MLB Career Stats 34 39 5.31 105 96 0 565.2 301 1.57


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Earned Run Average

Season ERA Rank
2004 4.20 15th in AL


Season W Rank
2004 14 8th in AL

Games Started

Season GS Rank
2004 33 8th in AL

Complete Games

Season CG Rank
2004 2 8th in AL

Innings Pitched

Season IP Rank
2004 207.2 16th in AL

Strikeouts per Nine Innings

Season K/9 Rank
2004 4.25 3rd in AL

Strikeout/Walk Ratio

Season K/BB Rank
2004 1.69 10th in AL

Bases on Balls

Season BB Rank
2002 62 22nd in AL


Season H Rank
2004 233 8th in AL

Ryan Drese Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
May 26, 2011 Norfolk Tides released RHP Ryan Drese.
May 15, 2011 RHP Ryan Drese assigned to Norfolk Tides from Bowie Baysox.
May 13, 2011 Ryan Drese assigned to Bowie Baysox from Norfolk Tides.
April 5, 2011 Ryan Drese assigned to Norfolk Tides.
February 3, 2011 Baltimore Orioles signed free agent RHP Ryan Drese to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.

Ryan Thomas Drese Bio Info

Pitched four years at the University of California at Berkeley...Was a preseason All-American pick entering sophomore year in '96, but missed bulk of year after right-elbow surgery to remove bone chips...Was a member of USA Junior National Team in '94 and the U.S. National Team in '95...Was unable to participate in '96 Summer Olympic Games due to elbow surgery...Is a '94 graduate and played baseball at Bishop O'Dowd (CA) High in Oakland. 2010 Pitched for the Long Island Ducks of the independent Atlantic League...Was 1-1 with a 1.59 ERA (17.0IP,3ER) in four games (two starts) for the Ducks...Allowed one earned run in his first two outings (12.0IP)...After the season made nine starts for Mexicali in the Mexican Winter League and was 5-3 with a 3.12 ERA (52.0IP, 18ER) 2009 Pitched for the Camden of the independent Atlantic League...Made nine starts for the River Sharks and was 1-4 with a 3.34 ERA (32.1IP, 12ER). 2008 Made one start for Triple-A Indianapolis and allowed seven runs in four innings before joining the Pirates' Gulf Coast League club for two starts, where he allowed two earned runs in three innings...Made 11 starts for Camden in the independent Atlantic League and was 6-1 with a 3.44 ERA (65.1IP, 25ER)...After the season pitched in three games for Aragua in the Venezuelan Winter League, and was 0-1 with a 4.63 ERA (11.2IP, 6ER). 2007 Signed a minor league contract with the Braves on August 3 and joined Class-A Myrtle Beach, where he went 0-3 with a 6.88 ERA (17.0IP,13ER) in six starts. 2006 Made two starts for the Nationals, going 0-2 with a 5.19 ERA (8.2IP, 5ER) and made three starts for Double-A Harrisburg, going 0-2 with a 3.86 ERA (9.1IP, 4ER). 2005 Acquired on waivers in June. ... Went 3-6 with a 4.98 ERA with the Nationals. ... In his last three starts, Drese has given up 12 runs in 15 1/3 innings. ... Missed the month of September because of a shoulder injury. 2004 Ryan established career highs in wins (14), innings (207.2), appearances (34) and starts (33) as the Rangers' no. 2 starter for most of the year...tied for 8th in the American League in wins...ranked 9th in the AL with a 3.26 ERA at home, the 2nd-lowest mark ever for a Texas pitcher with at least 8 starts at Ameriquest Field in Arlington.

Summary: Began season at Oklahoma, earning win in only start on April 9 at Omaha...was last player to be cut from final roster at end of spring training...was recalled from Oklahoma on April 14 and made only relief appearance of the year that night vs. Oakland, tossing 4.1 shutout innings...was added to roster in place of injured Mickey Callaway...made first start on April 18 at Seattle, taking no decision...over first 8 outings/7 starts, went 2-1, 2.92 (16 ER/49.1 IP)...went 2-4, 4.43 over next 10 starts from May 27-July 11 to raise season figure to 3.78...in first 8 starts after the All-Star break, went 7-1, 2.41 to drop to 3.35...was 3-4, 7.68 in last 8 starts to finish at 4.20...allowed 16 earned runs in 12.0 innings over final 3 outings... Rangers were 20-13 in his 33 starts...took no decisions in 8 of his first 17 starts, leaving with game tied or in position to win 5 of those 8 starts...took win or loss in 15 of final 16 starts, including each of last 12 starts in Arlington...pitched at least 5.0 innings in 27 of 33 starts...tossed at least 6 frames on 24 occasions, 7+ innings 11 times and at least 8 frames in 4 contests...had a pair of 3-game win streaks and a career-high 4-game win streak, winning 4 consecutive starts from Aug. 5-20.

Complete Games: Pitched 2 complete games and suffered losses in both outings...lost on June 6 at New York against Mike Mussina despite allowing 2 runs in 8.0 innings...took 1-0 loss on June 27 vs. Houston and Roy Oswalt when game's only run scored on a double play ball...tossed 9.0 innings in that game, longest outing of his career...in that game, Carlos Beltran robbed the Rangers' first batter, Michael Young, of a home run...only other career complete game had come in loss on June 20, 2002 at Florida, a rain-shortened affair.

Quality Starts: Led Rangers and ranked 6th in AL with team leading 20 quality starts, the 3rd highest total by a Texas starter in the last 8 seasons...took 4 losses in quality starts, including both complete game efforts...other such defeats came on May 16 at Detroit, allowing 3 runs in 6.2 innings, and June 17 at Cincinnati...received 5 total runs of support in those 4 starts...made 5 consecutive quality starts on 2 occasions.

Home Runs: Permitted an average of just 0.69 home runs per 9 innings, the 2nd-lowest figure among qualifying AL pitchers behind Oakland's Tim Hudson at 0.38...did not permit a home run over 10 straight starts from June 27-Aug. 10, spanning 66.0 innings between long balls by John Olerud on June 22 vs. Seattle and Aubrey Huff on Aug. 15 vs. Tampa Bay...allowed multiple homers in just 3 of his 33 starts, never more than 2 long balls...permitted just 2 home runs in his final 11 road starts, spanning 62.1 innings away from Arlington.

2004 Notes: Permitted an average of just 0.69 home runs per 9 innings, the 2nd lowest figure among qualifying AL pitchers behind Oakland's Tim Hudson at 0.38...ranked 10th in AL with a 3.56 ERA in day games...68.8% of balls put in play against him were ground balls, the 4th highest percentage in the league...allowed 8th most hits in AL with 233...started Rangers' last game of the first half and also first game after the All-Star break, first Texas pitcher to start consecutive team games since Aaron Myette did so on consecutive days Sept. 3-4, 2002 at Baltimore...went 6-1, 1.98 (15 ER/68.1 IP) in his first 10 games/9 starts at Ameriquest Field...opposing batters hit .285, with lefties at .279 (126-452) and righthanders at .293 (107-365)...Rangers were 20-13 in his 33 starts...had a 4.11 ERA on grass fields, 5.54 in 2 starts on artificial turf...posted 2.00 ERA (4 ER/18.0 IP) in 3 starts on 3 days' rest...went 2-0, 1.29 (2 ER/14.0 IP) in 2 starts against Toronto. 2003 Split the season between Texas, Oklahoma (AAA) and Frisco (AA)...in 3 stints with the Rangers was 2-4, 6.32 (26 ER/37 IP) in 8 starts and posted a 9.00 ERA (9 ER/9 IP) in 3 relief appearances...began the year as Rangers fifth starter, but made 2 starts at Frisco until fifth starter was needed...recalled on April 12...was 2-2, 7.65 (17 ER/20 IP) in 5 starts before option to Oklahoma on May 9...recalled on July 16...in only appearances issued 7 runs in 2.2 relief frames on July 20 at Tampa Bay and was optioned to RedHawks on July 21...rejoined the Rangers on September 1 and permitted 2 earned runs in 2 bullpen outings before finishing the year at 0-2, 4.76 (9 ER/17 IP) in 3 starts...dropped his final 3 decisions after winning in Toronto on April 30... opposition batted .314, .438 (39-89) vs. left-handed batters and .210 (22-105) against right-handers...longest outing was 7.1 innings in no decision in final start on September 23 at Oakland...threw 137 pitches in 7 innings in win on April 17 vs. Oakland, the most by a Ranger since Doug Davis (141) in complete game on August 20, 2000 at Boston...fanned a season best 8 batters in that game...Minor Leagues: Went 8-6, 4.65 (63 ER/122.0 IP) in 20 appearances (all starts) at Oklahoma...in 9 home starts was 5-2, 2.82 for the RedHawks in 60.2 innings...combined to 6-2, 3.64 (28 ER/69.2 IP) in final 2 months of the season (11 starts)...finished season winning 5 of his last 6 decisions for Oklahoma...made 2 starts at the beginning of the season at Frisco and was 1-1, 4.00 (4 ER/9.0 IP). 2002 Tied for second on the Cleveland Indians staff in starts (26) and wins (10), placed third in strikeouts (102) and was fourth in innings (137.1)...among AL rookie pitchers, he ranked second in starts, wins, and strikeouts, and was third in innings...began season in Indians rotation and won first 2 starts, April 3 at Anaheim and home opener on April 8 vs. Minnesota despite allowing 7 runs in 10.2 total innings...went 0-3, 7.66 (19 ER/22.1 IP) in his next 4 outings through May 1...5-1, 4.57 (21 ER/41.1 IP) over next 7 games through June 14...captured first 3 starts of that span, May 6-24 with a 3.05 ERA (7 ER/20.2 IP)...earned AL Rookie of the Month honors for May at 3-1, 3.44 in 5 starts...just 2-5, 8.58 (48 ER/50.1 IP) over his next 11 appearances to raise ERA to 6.73, highest among major league qualifiers, and was optioned to Buffalo (AAA) after loss in Anaheim on August 16...recalled by Cleveland on September 16 and went 1-0, 4.63 (6 ER/11.2 IP) in 2 starts the rest of the year...longest outing was career-high 8 frames in victory vs. Kansas City on May 18...logged first career complete game in loss on June 20 at Florida, a 5.1 inning rain-shortened contest...had the highest ERA (6.55) among all AL pitchers with at least 100 innings...career best 10 strikeouts on May 18 vs. Kansas City, the most K's for a Cleveland rookie right-hander since Albie Lopez (10) on August 11, 1994 against Detroit...opponents batted .317, .333 (103-309) vs. left-handed batters and .297 (73-246) against right-handers...at Buffalo was 1-0, 1.64 in 3 regular season starts...victory came on August 27 vs. Ottawa, then pitched 8 shutout frames without a decision on September 1 at Syracuse...opponents batted .200 (16-80) in those 3 games...0-1, 3.95 (6 ER/13.2 IP) in 2 starts in the International League playoffs. 2001 Combined to go 10-8, 3.62 (59 ER/146.2 IP) in 25 games (23 starts) at Akron (AA) and Buffalo with opponents hitting just .236 (124-526)...began year at Akron, going 5-7, 3.35 in 14 games...tossed 2-hit, 7-inning shutout on May 22 at Reading...3-1, 1.69 in final 4 starts to earn promotion to Buffalo on June 21...won first start 4 days later vs. Louisville and was 5-1, 4.01 in 11 games ...went 4-0, 3.06 in his last 8 starts with the Bisons...recalled by Cleveland on July 26 and worked 4.1 innings in relief in major league debut on July 29 in Detroit...pitched once more before option to Buffalo on August 1...promoted again on September 1 and earned first major league win in start that night in Chicago...overall, was 1-1, 3.42 (9 ER/23.2 IP) in 4 starts with a 3.46 ERA (5 ER/13 IP) in 5 relief appearances with the Indians. 2000 Sustained a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee while working out during the off-season...pitched in spring training with the aid of a brace but reinjured knee covering first base in third inning of season's first start for Kinston (A) on April 9 at Potomac...underwent reconstructive knee surgery on April 13 and missed the rest of the year...participated in Florida Instructional League program. 1999 Combined to go 5-8, 4.48 in 22 total starts at Kinston, Mahoning Valley (A), and Columbus (A)...averaged 11.2 strikeouts per 9 innings, tied for third best in all of Class-A minor leagues...ranked fourth among Cleveland minor leaguers in strikeouts (122)...held opponents to .183 (63-344) average...started at Kinston and was 1-3, 11.95 in 7 starts when sent to Mahoning Valley on June 23...Had a 2.65 ERA in 5 starts there to earn promotion to Columbus on July 16...lost both starts with the Redstixx before returning to Kinston on July 22...4-1, 2.02 in 8 starts to close the season. 1998 Went 2-5, 4.07 in 9 starts at Watertown (A) in first pro season.