B.J. Ryan
Ryan
 
 
Born: December 28, 1975 in Bossier City, LA
38 years old
Bats: L Throws: L Ht: 6'6" Wt: 230
(legend)
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Notes:
- Drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in 1998 - (Round 17)
- High School: Airline (Airline, LA)
- College/Univ: Centenary College of Louisiana (1995-1996) , University of Louisiana at Lafayette (1997-1998)

Comparison

Comparison
Relief Pitchers
 
All Positions
 
#
Player
 
1 Mariano Rivera
1995 - 2013
RP
57.1
 
0.5
1.0
56.6
1.0
2 Trevor Hoffman
1993 - 2010
RP
28.4
 
0.4
-0.0
28.0
-0.0
3 Billy Wagner
1995 - 2010
RP
28.1
 
0.4
-0.0
27.7
-0.0
4 Joe Nathan
1999 - 2014
RP
26.6
 
0.6
0.5
26.0
0.5
5 John Franco
1984 - 2005
RP
24.2
 
0.5
0.3
23.7
0.3
6 Francisco Rodriguez
2002 - 2014
RP
22.3
 
0.4
0.5
21.9
0.5
7 Keith Foulke
1997 - 2008
RP
20.9
 
0.2
0.6
20.7
0.6
8 Mike Timlin
1991 - 2008
RP
19.6
 
0.4
0.8
19.2
0.8
9 Mike Jackson
1986 - 2004
RP
19.4
 
0.5
0.7
18.8
0.7
10 Roberto Hernandez
1991 - 2007
RP
19.0
 
0.5
0.5
18.5
0.5
11 Paul Quantrill
1992 - 2005
RP
18.1
 
0.1
0.6
18.0
0.6
12 Steve Reed
1992 - 2005
RP
18.0
 
0.3
0.2
17.7
0.2
13 Armando Benitez
1994 - 2008
RP
17.7
 
0.3
0.2
17.4
0.2
14 LaTroy Hawkins
1995 - 2014
RP
17.5
 
0.4
0.4
17.1
0.4
15 Troy Percival
1995 - 2009
RP
17.5
 
0.3
0.6
17.2
0.6
16 Bob Wickman
1992 - 2007
RP
17.2
 
0.4
0.5
16.9
0.5
17 Francisco Cordero
1999 - 2012
RP
17.2
 
0.3
0.4
16.9
0.4
18 Octavio Dotel
1999 - 2013
RP
15.4
 
-0.3
0.3
15.7
0.3
19 Arthur Rhodes
1991 - 2011
RP
15.4
 
0.4
0.6
15.0
0.6
20 Rafael Soriano
2002 - 2014
RP
15.2
 
0.2
0.2
15.0
0.2
21 Jeff Nelson
1992 - 2006
RP
15.1
 
0.4
0.6
14.8
0.6
22 Mike Stanton
1989 - 2007
RP
14.8
PEDm
 
1.1
0.7
13.8
0.7
23 Joaquin Benoit
2001 - 2014
RP
14.8
 
0.2
0.4
14.7
0.4
24 Rafael Betancourt
2003 - 2013
RP
14.8
PEDs
 
0.3
0.4
14.5
0.4
25 Eddie Guardado
1993 - 2009
RP
13.6
 
0.4
0.8
13.2
0.8
26 J.J. Putz
2003 - 2014
RP
13.5
 
0.3
0.4
13.2
0.4
27 Ugueth Urbina
1995 - 2005
RP
13.4
 
0.2
0.1
13.2
0.2
28 Jason Isringhausen
1995 - 2012
RP
13.2
 
1.1
0.2
12.1
0.2
29 Matt Thornton
2004 - 2014
RP
12.8
 
0.3
0.6
12.6
0.6
30 Scot Shields
2001 - 2010
RP
12.4
 
0.2
0.5
12.2
0.5
31 Curt Leskanic
1993 - 2004
RP
12.4
 
0.5
0.1
11.9
0.1
32 Jose Mesa
1987 - 2007
RP
12.2
 
0.5
0.4
11.7
0.4
33 Eric Gagne
1999 - 2008
RP
11.9
PEDm
 
0.2
0.1
11.7
0.1
34 Jesse Crain
2004 - 2013
RP
11.8
 
0.2
0.5
11.6
0.5
35 Ryan Franklin
1999 - 2011
RP
11.8
PEDs
 
0.2
0.2
11.6
0.2
36 Shigetoshi Hasegawa
1997 - 2005
RP
11.8
 
0.3
0.4
11.5
0.4
37 B.J. Ryan
1999 - 2009
RP
11.8
 
0.3
0.5
11.5
0.5
38 Jose Valverde
2003 - 2014
RP
11.6
 
0.4
0.2
11.3
0.2
39 Rod Beck
1991 - 2004
RP
11.6
 
0.4
0.2
11.2
0.2
40 Steve Karsay
1993 - 2006
RP
11.2
 
0.2
0.2
11.0
0.2
41 Bobby Howry
1998 - 2010
RP
11.0
 
0.4
0.4
10.7
0.4
42 Jeremy Affeldt
2002 - 2014
RP
11.0
 
0.4
0.2
10.5
0.2
43 Scott Downs
2000 - 2014
RP
11.0
 
-0.1
0.4
11.1
0.4
44 Doug Brocail
1992 - 2009
RP
10.9
 
0.6
0.3
10.3
0.3
45 Mike Remlinger
1991 - 2006
RP
10.9
 
-0.4
-0.0
11.3
0.0
46 Todd Jones
1993 - 2008
RP
10.9
 
0.6
0.5
10.4
0.5
47 Dave Weathers
1991 - 2009
RP
10.9
 
0.0
0.1
10.9
0.1
48 Byung-Hyun Kim
1999 - 2007
RP
10.8
 
-0.4
0.0
11.1
0.0
49 Brian Fuentes
2001 - 2012
RP
10.7
 
0.3
0.2
10.4
0.2
50 Damaso Marte
1999 - 2010
RP
10.5
 
0.2
0.3
10.3
0.3
 
  B.J. Ryan
1999 - 2009
RP
11.8
 
0.3
0.5
11.5
0.5
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