Ryan William Cook…graduated from Clovis (CA) HS in 2005…attended University of Southern California…18-13 with 5.33 ERA in 46 games, 42 starts, in three years with USC…selected by Arizona in 27th round of 2008 MLB First-Year Player Draft.
Ryan William Cook pitched 40.1 innings for the Yomiuri Giants of the Japan Central League in 2019, finishing with a 1-3 record and a 4.91 ERA with six saves.
Pitched in 19 games for Seattle in 2018 after missing all of 2017 with "Tommy John" surgery, going 2-1 with a 5.29 ERA striking out 23 in 17.0 innings for the Mariners.
Missed all of 2016 with a strained latisimus dorsi muscle.
The Totals - Had an 18.69 ERA (18 ER, 8.2 IP) in 9 relief appearances for Oakland and Boston. ... Minor Work - With AAA Nashville and AAA Pawtucket, he combined to go 4-1 with a 3.16 ERA (15 ER, 42.2 IP) with 36 strikeouts. ... New Team - Acquired by Boston in exchange for PTBNL or cash considerations July 31; appeared in 5 games in three stints with Boston. ... On The Farm - His 8 saves with Nashville tied for the team lead...with Pawtucket did not allow a run in his 7 appearances, holding opponents to .067 average (2x30) in 9.1 IP. ... Good Start - With Nashville had a 1.80 ERA (3 ER, 16.0 IP) before allowing 12 runs in his next 10 games…finished stint with Nashville in his final 6 outings (6.0 IP).
Appeared in 54 games despite two stints on the disabled list and was 1-3 with a save and a 3.42 ERA…the games pitched were his fewest in his three seasons with the A's and his ERA was his highest…struck out 50 batters in 50.0 innings…has 204 strikeouts in 198.1 career innings, an average of 9.26 per nine innings…allowed three home runs and has surrendered just nine in 198.1 career innings, an average of 0.41 per nine innings…allowed a .184 opponents batting average, which included a .138 (15-for-109) mark against right-handed hitters compared to .262 (17-for-65) against left-handers…had 13 walks and 13 strikeouts against lefties, nine walks and 37 strikeouts against righties…has a .180 (74-for-412) career average against right-handers, .236 (73-for-309) against left-handers…opponents hit .181 with the bases empty, .188 with runners on…allowed 12-of-29 (41.4%) inherited runners to score…has allowed 36-of-86 (41.9%) inherited runners to score in his career, which is the highest mark in the majorssince 2011 when he made his Major League debut…yielded a .265 batting average against first batters faced…had two blown saves and now has 16 over the last three years, which are the most in the AL…compiled a 1.89 ERA and .156 opponents batting average in 38 night games compared to an 8.25 ERAand .261 opponents batting average in 16 games during the day…walked 13 batters in 12.0 innings during the day, nine in 38.0 innings at night…did not allow a hit to the opponents number two hitter (0-for-18)…had a save and a 1.17 ERA in eight interleague appearances and has a 1.82 ERA in 26 career interleague appearances…did not make an error and has not committed an error in 208 career games and 39 total chances.
Was 6-4 with two saves and a 2.54 ERA in a team-leading 71 relief appearances…allowed just two home runs in 67.1 innings, an average of 0.27 per nine innings, which was fourth lowest among American League relievers…has allowed just six home runs in 148.1 career innings (0.36 per nine innings)… his six wins tied for fourth among AL relievers and matched his career high from 2012…his 12 wins over the last two years are tied for second most among AL relievers…however, was charged with seven blown saves, which tied for fifth most in the AL and matched his career high from 2012 … his 14 blown saves over the last two seasons are the most in the AL and third most in the majors … allowed 15-of-30 (50.0%) inherited runners to score, which was the highest mark in the majors…it was the highest mark by an A's reliever since 1999 (Tim Worrell, 51.0%)…has allowed 24-of-57 (42.1%) inherited runners to score in his career…first batters faced were 11-for-65 (.169) with six walks (.239 on-base percentage) … opponents stole 16 bases with him on the mound, which tied for the most among Major League relievers and tied for 10th most among all AL pitchers…it was the most in Oakland history by a reliever (previous: 15; Rollie Fingers, 1976; Dave Heaverlo, 1978)…his opponents batting average included a .207 (31-for-150) mark against right-handed hitters compared to .279 (31-for-111) against left-handers…issued 19 of his 25 walks to lefties…now has a .195 (59-for-303) career average against righties…had a 0.71 ERA in 13 appearances on no days rest compared to 2.96 in 58 games on one day of rest or more … opponents hit .154 with runners in scoring position and two outs and have a .157 (13-for-83) mark in his career …did not allow a run in nine interleague appearances (9.1 ip, 3 h, 4 so)…compiled a 1.34 ERA in 32 games during the day compared to 3.74 in 39 games at night…has a 1.63 ERA (12 er in 66.1 ip) in 64 career day games, 3.29 (30 er in 82.0 ip) in 90 night games…had a 2.15 ERA in 40 games in Oakland compared to 3.03 in 31 games on the road…yielded both of his home runs on the road…tied for seventh among AL relievers in wild pitches (7) and tied for eighth in hit batters (4)…did not commit an error and has not made an error in 154 career games (28 total chances).
OAKLAND: Walked a career-high three batters and hit another in his first appearance of the season April 2 against Seattle…allowed one run in that game but followed it up with an eight-game, 9.2 - inning scoreless streak, during which he allowed four hits and a walk while striking out 11…tossed 1.2 scoreless innings at Los Angeles (AL) April 9 for his first win of the season, a 9-5 A's victory…that extended his winning streak to a career-high five games dating back to July 18, 2012…had a season high three strikeouts in the game…pitched a scoreless ninth inning May 19 against Kansas City for his first save…did not allow a run on the road until May 26 at Houston when he allowed a season-high two … that snapped a 22.2-inning scoreless streak on the road dating back to Aug. 11, 2012 … the road scoreless streak is third longest in Oakland history by a reliever … allowed a season-high two runs on a career-high four hits in 0.2 innings June 22 at Seattle for his first loss of the season … then allowed just one earned run over his next 21 games from June 25 to Aug. 18 … was 4-1 with a save, a blown save, a 0.41 ERA and .154 opponents batting average over that span … issued just one walk in 13 games and 12.2 innings in June … had a season-high 12.1 inning scoreless streak from July 8 to Aug. 7…tossed a career-high tying 2.0 innings July 14 against Boston and picked up the win in the A's 3-2, 11-inning victory…also recorded the win in his next outing July 22 at Houston and then tossed 1.1 scoreless innings for his second save two days later against the Astros…did not allow an earned run in 11 games and 12.0 innings in July while holding the opposition to a .182 batting average…allowed his first home run of the season Aug. 10 at Toronto, a solo shot by Jose Reyes in the seventh inning … it was the first home run he allowed since Aug. 4, 2012 against Toronto (David Cooper), snapping a 72-game, 75.2-inning, 302-batters faced homerless streak…the 75.2-inning homerless streak was fifth longest in Oakland history by a reliever…picked up the win in back-to-back games Aug. 11 and 12 at Toronto … however, the win on the 12th came after blowing the save…was charged with four blown saves and two losses over his final 21 games…compiled a 4.11 ERA and .329 opponents batting average over that stretch and allowed 10-of-14 (71.4%) inherited runners to score…allowed at least one base runner in 16 consecutive games from Aug. 16 to Sept. 22 (.486 opponents on-base percentage) … yielded at least one hit in 12 consecutive games from Aug. 23 to Sept. 19 (.455 opponents batting average)…matched his career high with three walks Sept. 22 against Minnesota…appeared in one ALDS game against the Tigers, allowing two runs on a hit and a walk in 0.2 innings in Game 4 at Detroit.
The 25-year-old rookie was the A's lone representative to the American
League All-Star team...went 6-2 with 14 saves, a 2.09 ERA and .166
opponents batting average in 71 appearances...tied the Oakland rookie
record for games pitched (Aaron Small, 1997) and had the third best
save total...his ERA was fifth best among Oakland rookies with 50 or
more innings...ranked second among AL rookies in saves and games
pitched...however, had seven blown saves, which tied for second
most among all AL pitchers...his save percentage of 66.7% was the
lowest in the majors and tied for second lowest in Oakland history...
it was the lowest since Jay Howell also had a mark of 66.7% in 1987
(16-for-24)...posted a 0.69 ERA and .085 opponents batting average
over his first 24 appearances through June 8...then took over as the
A's closer and logged a 5.24 ERA and .235 opponents average over a
24-game stretch from June 9 to Aug. 8...compiled a 0.72 ERA and .174
opponents average over his final 23 games after Balfour resumed the
closer duties...allowed 15 of his 18 runs in the ninth inning for a 4.73
ERA...had a 0.58 ERA in all other innings...began the season with a
23.0 inning scoreless streak, posted a 4.33 ERA over a 36-game stretch from May 28 to Sept. 5 and then
finished the season with a 15.0-inning scoreless streak...ranked third among AL relievers in opponents
batting average, fourth in slugging percentage (.261), fifth in ERA, ninth in on-base percentage (.256)
and tied for ninth in strikeouts (80)...the batting average was sixth lowest in Oakland history among
relievers and the slugging percentage was ninth best...issued 21 walks in 32.2 innings over his first 32
appearances through June 25 (5.79 per nine innings)...then walked just six batters in 40.2 innings over
his final 39 outings (1.33 per nine innings)...first batters faced were 13-for-64 (.203) with six walks
(.271 on-base percentage)...allowed 8-of-25 (32.0%) inherited runners to score...tied for sixth among
AL relievers in wins (6)...his .166 opponents batting average broke down to .162 (22-for-136) against
right-handed hitters compared to .171 (20-for-117) against left-handers...surrendered three of his four
home runs to lefties...three of his home runs allowed were solo shots...opponents hit .149 with runners
in scoring position...allowed 12 of his 18 runs and was charged with five of his seven blown saves
in 18 appearances on no days rest (6.48 ERA)...had a 0.79 ERA and was 12-for-14 (85.7%) in save
opportunities in his other 53 games...logged a 0.72 ERA in 35 appearances on the road compared to a
3.53 ERA in 36 games at home...allowed all four of his home runs in Oakland...had a 1.41 ERA and
.105 opponents batting average in 38 appearances at the All-Star Break...then posted a 2.83 ERA and
.225 opponents batting average in 33 appearances after the break.
Made his Major League debut with Arizona, posting a 7.04 ERA and .333 opponents batting average in
12 relief appearances over three stints...struck out seven batters in 7.2 innings, but also walked eight for
a .463 on-base percentage...did not allow an extra base hit...his opponents batting average included a
.313 (5-for-16) mark against left-handed hitters compared to .353 (6-for-17) against right-handers...first
batters faced were 5-for-11 (.455) with a walk...allowed 1 of 2 inherited runners to score...was selected
from Double-A Mobile July 20 and made his ML debut that day against Milwaukee...entered the game
to start the 10th inning and did not retire any of the four batters he faced...allowed three runs on three
hits and a walk, wild pitch and balk for the loss in a 5-2 decision...surrendered another run in his next
outing July 22 against Colorado and was optioned to Triple-A Reno July 24...returned July 30 and
recorded his first strikeout that day at Los Angeles (NL), fanning Rod Barajas...faced the Dodgers the
next day, allowing two hits to the only two batters he faced...was optioned to Reno Aug. 1 with a 21.60
ERA over four outings overall...returned for the final time Sept. 1 when rosters expanded and posted a
3.00 ERA in eight relief appearances during his final stint.
MINORS: Led the Diamondbacks farm system with 19 saves after being used exclusively as a starter over
his first three professional seasons...combined for a 1-5 record and a 2.21 ERA in 48 relief appearances
with Mobile and Reno...converted 19-of-24 (79.2%) save opportunities...struck out 62 batters in 61.0
innings...surrendered just two home runs...allowed a .192 opponents batting average, which included
.179 (15-for-84) against left-handed hitters and .200 (26-for-130) against right-handers...yielded a .196
average with runners in scoring position...allowed 9-of-24 (37.5%) inherited runners to score...began
the season with Mobile, logging a 1-4 record, 13 saves and a 2.25 ERA in 34 appearances...picked
up the save in his first career relief appearance, April 8 at Carolina...allowed a season-high three runs
May 5 against Tennessee...was 0-4 with two saves and a 3.92 ERA over his first 15 outings through
May 22...then tossed a season-high 3.0 scoreless innings and struck out a season-high five batters in
the second game of a doubleheader May 25 against Jacksonville...beginning with that outing, he did
not allow a run in 18 of his final 19 appearances with Mobile prior to his July 20 promotion...posted a
0.77 ERA and converted all 11 of his save opportunities over that span...had scoreless streaks of 13.0
innings (May 22 to June 17) and 11.0 innings (June 24 to July 17)...was 0-1 with six saves and a 2.12
ERA in 14 relief appearances with Reno...did not allow an earned run over his first five outings (6.2 ip),
surrendered three in his next three (2.2 ip) and finished the Triple-A portion of his campaign with a 1.18
ERA over his final six appearances.
Split his time between three teams, combining for a 5-8 record and a 4.30 ERA in 24 starts with
Single-A Visalia, Double-A Mobile and Triple-A Reno...had a career-high 117 strikeouts...yielded just
five home runs in 132.0 innings, an average of 0.34 per nine innings...allowed a .257 opponents batting average, including .240 against right-handed hitters and .280 against left-handers...began the season at
Visalia and went 4-7 with a 4.24 ERA in 20 starts...tied for the Rawhide lead in games started and finished
second with 100 strikeouts...went 1-0 with a 1.84 ERA in three starts in April...was sent to Reno
May 3 and made one start for the Aces...allowed six runs on seven hits in 5.0 innings that day against
Las Vegas...had a no decision before returning to Visalia the next day...was 1-2 with a 5.40 ERA in
five starts for the Rawhide when he was placed on the disabled list May 15 with a sprained left foot...
was reinstated May 27 and lost each of his first two starts (9.35 ERA)...then went 3-3 with a 3.30 ERA
over his final 13 starts...allowed just one run in a season-high 8.0 innings in a 10-1 win at Stockton June
17...struck out a season-high nine batters in back-to-back outings, Aug. 3 against Bakersfield and Aug.
8 at Modesto...was transferred to Mobile Aug. 17 and went 1-1 with a 2.89 ERA in three regular season
starts with the BayBears...made one relief appearance in the Southern League playoffs and retied the
only batter he faced.
Was 11-11 with a 3.66 ERA in 25 starts for Single-A South Bend...tied for fourth in the Midwest
League in wins and ranked 10th in ERA...the ERA was the lowest in the Diamondbacks farm system
and he also tied for fourth in wins...led the Silver Hawks in wins, starts (tie), innings pitched (142.2) and
strikeouts (103)...had career highs in wins, starts and innings pitched...yielded just five home runs in
142.2 innings, an average of 0.32 per nine innings...allowed a .265 opponents batting average, including
.234 by right-handed hitters compared to .302 by left-handers...surrendered all five of his home runs to
righties...opponents hit .239 when leading off an inning...began the season with a five-game winning
streak, posting 2.61 ERA over his first six starts...the streak ended May 18 against Fort Worth when he
allowed two runs in 3.0 innings before leaving the game with a blister on his finger...was placed on the
disabled list the next day...was reinstated June 2 and lost each of his first six starts following his return
for a seven-game losing streak overall...named to the Midwest League Midseason All-Star team...compiled
another five-game winning streak over a six-start stretch from July 25 to Aug. 21 (1.36 ERA)...
struck out a season-high nine batters in 5.0 innings Aug. 26 against Dayton...had a no decision in his
lone postseason start Sept. 11 against Fort Wayne (7.0 ip, 3 h, 2 r, 2 er, 2 bb, 6 so).
Made his professional debut with Yakima of the Northwest League and was 2-2 with a 4.64 ERA
in seven starts...allowed a .272 opponents batting average, including .239 by right-handed hitters and
.333 by left-handers...opponents hit .158 with runners in scoring position and two outs...was the losing
pitcher in his professional debut Aug. 3 against Boise, allowing seven unearned runs in 3.0 innings...
earned his first professional win Aug. 13 against Everett, striking out a season-high six in 6.0 innings.