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Ryne Thomas Stanek is a Major League Baseball pitcher who currently pitches for the Houston Astros (MLB). In 2017, he made his MLB debut. He formerly played for the Rays of Tampa Bay and the Marlins of Miami.

Stanek was a member of the Arkansas Razorbacks baseball team while at the University of Arkansas.

He was drafted in the first round of the 2013 MLB draft by the Rays. Stanek debuted in the major leagues in 2017, typically as an opener, before being traded to the Marlins in 2019.

Ryne Stanek
Ryne Stanek

Stanek went to Stilwell, Kansas’ Blue Valley High School. Stanek had a 5–1 win–loss record as a senior, with a 0.72 earned run average (ERA) and 71 strikeouts.

Stanek was rated the 42nd best available player in the 2010 Major League Baseball Draft by Baseball America after graduating from high school. Stanek was taken 99th overall in the third round by the Seattle Mariners, but he did not sign.

Stanek then attended the University of Arkansas, where he played college baseball for the Arkansas Razorbacks. In 2011, he was a member of the Bourne Braves of the Cape Cod Baseball League’s summer collegiate baseball team.

Stanek had an 8–4 win-loss record as a sophomore in 2012, with a 2.82 ERA and 83 strikeouts in 92+23 innings thrown.

In the 2012 Houston College Classic, he was chosen to the All-Tournament Team. He was a member of the United States collegiate national baseball team that summer.

What Happened To Ryne Stanek?

Stanek had just returned from a hip injury and the hope is that he will be able to hold down a job in the bullpen following a complete offseason of recovery.