Ryan Dalton Helsley (born July 18, 1994) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals of Major League Baseball (MLB). He made his MLB debut in 2019.
Helsley attended Sequoyah High School in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, where he played baseball, basketball, and football along with running track.
Undrafted out of high school in the 2013 MLB draft, he enrolled in Northeastern State University where he played college baseball. In 2014, as a freshman, he went 7–4 with a 4.60 ERA in 14 games (nine starts) and was named the MIAA Freshman of the Year.
As a sophomore, he pitched to a 14–8 record and 4.06 ERA in 126+1⁄3 innings pitched. After his sophomore season, he was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the fifth round of the 2015 MLB draft, and he signed.
Helsley began the 2020 season with St. Louis. On August 7, it was announced he had tested positive for COVID-19. Helsley finished the pandemic-shortened season with a 1–1 record, 5.25 ERA, and one save in 12 innings of work.
In 2021, Helsley appeared in 51 games with the Cardinals in which he went 6-4 with a 4.56 ERA and 47 strikeouts over 47+1⁄3 innings before he was shut down in mid-August with knee and elbow injuries.
Professional Pitcher, Helsley got married to his wife, Alex, in July 2021, the beautiful couple does not have any children at the moment.