Prior to the 2016 season, Pressly was largely employed in the middle innings as a setup man and relief pitcher. In a 6–4 victory over the Chicago White Sox on July 31, Pressly made his major league debut as a saver.
This year, Pressly pitched in 72 games for the Red Sox, which was fourth-most in the American League. He finished with a 6–7 record with a 3.70 ERA and 67 strikeouts in 75+13 innings.
Pressly remained a setup man and a middle reliever in 2017. Pressly, on the other hand, battled mightily in the first three months of the season, finishing 1–2 with a 9.50 ERA in only 18 innings.
He was sent to the minors on June 6 and then recalled on June 29 because of his poor performance.
He recovered to his previous form after being called up from the minors, going 1–1 with a 2.75 ERA and 35 strikeouts in 39+13 innings of work. In 57 appearances as a reliever, he was 2–3 with a 4.70 ERA.
In 2018, he maintained his role as a setup man and middle reliever. For the Twins, Pressly appeared in 51 games, going 1–1 with a 3.40 ERA and 69 strikeouts over 47+2/3 innings of work.
To acquire Jorge Alcalá and Gilberto Celestino, the Twins dealt Pressly to the Houston Astros on July 27th, 2018.
Pressly had a 0.77 earned run average and walked just three batters in 26 games for the Astros during the regular season. Houston’s post-trade success was primarily attributed to his emphasis on analytics.
It was discovered that Pressly’s curveball and slider spin rates were exceptional, and he was advised to use them more frequently by the Astros analytics department.
What College Did Ryan Pressly Go To?
Ryan Pressly attended Texas Tech University.