Robbie Ray who is a pitcher for the Mariners made his professional major league debut in 2014
The Washington Nationals drafted him in the 12th round of the amateur draft in 2010. Paul Faulk, Jr. was the scout. Ray declined a scholarship to the University of Arkansas in order to sign.
In his first pro season, he only made one appearance, pitching a perfect inning for the Vermont Lake Monsters of the New York-Penn League.
In 2011, he was assigned to the South Atlantic League’s Hagerstown Suns, where he went 2-3 with a 3.13 ERA in 20 starts, striking out 95 batters in 89 innings.
Opponents only hit.221. In 2012, he was promoted to the Potomac Nationals of the Carolina League, but he struggled, allowing 122 hits and 85 runs in 105 2/3 innings and finishing with a record of 4-12, 6.56.
He had the second-most losses in the league and the third-most runs allowed. Ray was tied for second in the Nationals’ defeats chain, 5 behind Tanner Roark. According to Baseball America, he is the Nationals’ #18 prospect.
Given Ray’s recent inconsistency, no one knew what to expect from him in 2021. Upon missing ten days of spring training due to a minor leg injury, he began the season by walking nine batters in ten innings over his first two starts, causing red lights to flash all over the place, but he also only allowed two runs.
What Happened Robbie Ray?
Robbie Ray will not be joining the Seattle Mariners for a series in Toronto this week due to border restrictions related to the COVID-19 vaccine.