Pressly transferred to Edward S. Marcus High School in Flower Mound, Texas, during his senior year since American Heritage was considering discontinuing its baseball team.
A scholarship to play baseball for the Texas Tech Red Raiders persuaded him to attend Texas Tech University.
Pressly was selected by the Boston Red Sox in the 11th round of the 2007 MLB Draft, with the 354th overall pick.
Instead of going to college, Pressly signed with Boston for a $100,000 signing bonus. When he first joined the Red Sox organization, Pressly was a starting pitcher for the team’s minor league affiliates.
He had a 2.93 earned run average and 21 strikeouts in 27+2/3 innings of relief work with the Portland Sea Dogs of the Class AA Eastern League.
Pressly was taken by the Minnesota Twins in the Rule 5 draft following the 2012 season. On Opening Day, Pressly was included in the Twins’ starting lineup.
On April 4, he pitched a scoreless inning and struck out Torii Hunter in his major league debut. On the field, Pressly went 3–3 in 49 appearances, with a 3.87 earned run average and 49 strikeouts in 76+2/3 innings.
The Twins’ Triple-A affiliate, Rochester Red Wings, called Pressly up on July 23 of that year. A 2.86 earned run average in 25 bullpen appearances left him with a 2–0 record.
Pressly began the 2015 season with Rochester, before being called up on April 28th.
On July 4, Pressly was placed on the 15-day disabled list due to a lat muscle strain, then on August 17 he experienced a setback in his rehabilitation and was ruled out for the season.
Pressly appeared in 27 games for the season, going 3-2 with a 2.93 ERA.
How Tall Is Ryan Pressly?
Ryan Pressly stands at a height of 1.91 m.