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45 Austin Pruitt RP

Tampa Bay Rays

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
3%1%
Key Stats
IPW-LSVERAKsBB
46.02-004.113810
Pitching Summary
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2018TB234.65230004569.2724036711642
2019TB204.11130000046.0442121701038

Player Updates

September 12, 2019 03:24 PM
Rays' Austin Pruitt: Strong outing as primary pitcher
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pruitt allowed one hit over 3.1 scoreless innings of relief in Wednesday's loss to the Rangers. He struck out one batter and did not issue a walk.

Andrew Kittredge and Jalen Beeks combined to allow five runs in the first inning, but Pruitt's strong performance allowed the Rays to claw back into it (they actually took an 8-7 lead in the fourth before the Rangers pulled ahead again in the seventh). Pruitt now has a 0.66 ERA and 11:1 K:BB in his last three appearances (two starts), spanning 13.2 innings. With two off days next week, Pruitt figures to remain in a multi-inning relief role for the time being.

September 11, 2019 01:44 PM
Rays' Austin Pruitt: Following opener Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pruitt will work behind an opener Wednesday against the Rangers, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

The 30-year-old worked as a traditional starter in has last two outings and gave up only one run over 10.1 innings, but he'll follow opener Andrew Kittredge on Wednesday. Pruitt had a 4.43 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 37:10 K:BB through 42.2 innings this season.

September 6, 2019 01:36 PM
Rays' Austin Pruitt: Solid in no-decision
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pruitt did not factor into the decision during Thursday's win, holding Toronto to one run on four hits and a walk while striking out four across five innings.

Making his second start of the season, Pruitt was able to limit the Blue Jays to a single run, which came in the form of a leadoff home run by Bo Bichette. The right-hander was solid in his last start as well, firing 5.1 shutout innings with six strikeouts. Pruitt had previously served as a bulk reliever for the Rays this season. He'll carry a 4.43 ERA and 1.24 WHIP into his next outing, which projects to come Wednesday at Texas.

September 4, 2019 01:36 PM
Rays' Austin Pruitt: Set to start Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pruitt will start Thursday's game against the Blue Jays, Josh Tolentino of The Athletic reports.

Pruitt was expected to be utilized as part of the bullpen game during the nightcap of Tuesday's doubleheader, but he didn't pitch and will instead receive the starting nod Thursday. The 30-year-old will look to build on his last start in which he allowed only four hits and had six strikeouts over 5.1 scoreless frames.

September 3, 2019 11:16 AM
Rays' Austin Pruitt: Likely part of bullpen day
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pruitt is likely to cover multiple innings as part of a bullpen day approach deployed by manager Kevin Cash for the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Orioles, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Pruitt will be going on less rest than usual, as he just logged 5.1 innings Saturday. Therefore, he may not cover the usual amount of frames that Cash usually has a true primary pitcher work, but he may be in line for at least 2-to-3 innings if he's able to keep his pitch count at reasonable levels.

August 30, 2019 10:32 PM
Rays' Austin Pruitt: Turns in solid start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pruitt surrendered four hits while striking out six over 5.1 scoreless innings Friday night against the Indians. He didn't factor into the decision.

Pruitt put together a solid outing, though the Rays wouldn't crack the scoreboard until the seventh inning, so he wasn't able to pick up the victory. The 29-year-old right-hander has posted a 4.78 ERA and 1.27 WHIP with a 33:9 K:BB over 37.2 innings this season for Tampa Bay.

August 29, 2019 11:24 PM
Rays' Austin Pruitt: Starting Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pruitt will start Friday's game against the Indians, Josh Tolentino of The Athletic reports.

Pruitt followed an opener his last time through the rotation, but even though he surrendered six runs over 5.2 frames as the primary pitcher, the Rays will allow him to start this time. He owns a 5.57 ERA and 1.36 WHIP with a 27:9 K:BB over 32.1 innings this season in the big leagues.

August 25, 2019 12:00 AM
Rays' Austin Pruitt: Yields six runs in relief
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pruitt allowed six runs on five hits with one walk and six strikeouts across 5.2 innings in a no-decision against the Orioles on Saturday.

The plan was for Pruitt to be the primary pitcher Saturday, but he may have been pressed into service quicker because Jose Alvarado suffered an elbow injury, leaving after just one out. Pruitt gave up six of the seven runs Baltimore scored, but because the first run the Orioles tallied was charged to Alvarado, Pruitt avoided taking the loss. Still, the Rays recalled the right-hander Saturday, and this outing isn't going to help keep him in the bigs. He is 2-0 with a 5.57 ERA, 1.36 WHIP and 27 strikeouts in 32.1 innings this season.

August 24, 2019 10:24 AM
Rays' Austin Pruitt: Returns to majors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pruitt was recalled from Triple-A Durham on Friday, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.

Pruitt will serve as the primary pitcher in Saturday's contest against the Orioles. He's worked in that role for the majority of the season and collected a 4.73 ERA and 1.43 WHIP with 21 strikeouts across 26.2 innings.

August 20, 2019 12:04 PM
Rays' Austin Pruitt: Likely to replace McKay in rotation
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pruitt is expected to be recalled from Triple-A Durham and enter the Tampa Bay rotation when the Rays next require a fifth starter Friday or Saturday against the Orioles, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

The Rays have an opening in their rotation once again after demoting the struggling Brendan McKay to Triple-A following another ugly start in Monday's loss to the Mariners. Pruitt is eligible to return from the minors Thursday and could be an option for either of the first two games of the weekend series in Baltimore, depending on how the Rays want to proceed with Trevor Richards, who is easing back into a starter's workload after having recently transitioned from a relief role. Assuming Pruitt does in fact rejoin the big club this weekend, the Rays may choose to deploy him behind an opener, which would probably enhance his chances of finding success. All of Pruitt's nine outings with the big club this season have come out of the bullpen, with the righty turning in a 4.73 ERA, 1.39 WHIP and 21:8 K:BB across 26.2 innings.

August 13, 2019 01:56 PM
Rays' Austin Pruitt: Optioned to minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pruitt was optioned to Triple-A Durham on Tuesday, Josh Tolentino of The Athletic reports.

The right-hander returns to the minors after two major-league appearances in August in which he recorded an ERA of 1.50 with five strikeouts over six innings pitched. Left-hander Jose Alvarado was activated from the 10-day injured list in a corresponding move.

August 13, 2019 02:40 AM
Rays' Austin Pruitt: Solid outing as primary pitcher
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pruitt (2-0) picked up the win as the primary pitcher against the Padres on Monday, giving up one earned run on five hits over four innings, striking out four with no walks in a 10-4 victory for the Rays.

Following up opener Diego Castillo, Pruitt put in a solid effort in working around five hits to hold the Padres to just one run and pick up his second win of the season. He lowered his ERA from 5.16 to 4.73 with the effort, to go along with a 1.39 WHIP and a 21:8 K:BB across 26.2 innings.

August 12, 2019 11:52 AM
Rays' Austin Pruitt: Serving as primary pitcher Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pruitt will serve as the primary pitcher Monday against the Padres behind opener Diego Castillo, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Pruitt will come into the outing looking to build on a successful return to the majors, which saw him fire two scoreless frames versus the Blue Jays last Monday. The 29-year-old right-hander has scuffled overall at the big-league level this season, having generated a 5.16 ERA and 1.41 WHIP across 22.2 innings.

August 5, 2019 05:08 PM
Rays' Austin Pruitt: Recalled by Rays
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pruitt was recalled from Triple-A Durham on Monday, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.

Pruitt has thrown 20.2 innings for the Rays this season over seven relief appearances, recording an unimpressive 5.66 ERA and a low 18.2 percent strikeout rate. Yonny Chirinos (finger) landed on the 10-day injured list in a corresponding move.

July 26, 2019 10:28 AM
Rays' Austin Pruitt: Returns for Durham
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pruitt (undisclosed) returned from the injured list at Triple-A Durham, allowing two runs on two hits and a walk while striking out one batter in one inning Wednesday.

His first appearance in 11 days was not pretty. Pruitt's ERA at Durham is now back over 6.00, and if he doesn't impress in subsequent outings, Pruitt could end up being a 40-man casualty around the trade deadline.

July 18, 2019 02:20 PM
Rays' Austin Pruitt: Sidelined in minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pruitt (undisclosed) was placed on the 7-day injured list, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Pruitt allowed three runs on six hits -- including a pair of home runs -- while striking out five across four innings his last time out for Triple-A Durham before landing on the IL. Specifics regarding the injury are not yet known, leaving the right-hander without a timetable for his return.

July 4, 2019 11:24 AM
Rays' Austin Pruitt: Sent back to minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Rays optioned Pruitt to Triple-A Durham on Thursday, Josh Tolentino of The Athletic reports.

Pruitt functioned as the primary pitcher behind opener Ryne Stanek in Wednesday's 9-6 loss, limiting the Orioles to three runs on six hits and three walks while striking out seven over five innings. The heavy workload likely would have kept Pruitt unavailable through the weekend, so the Rays will swap him out in favor of Jake Faria, who will give Tampa Bay a fresh arm out of the bullpen.

July 4, 2019 05:52 PM
Rays' Austin Pruitt: Works five innings
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pruitt allowed three earned runs on six hits and three walks while striking out seven across five innings Wednesday against the Orioles. He did not factor into the decision.

Pruitt followed opener Ryne Stanek into the game in the second inning. He didn't run into any trouble until the fourth frame, when he allowed consecutive singles that led to a three-run blast by Rio Ruiz. Pruitt hasn't been particularly impressive this season, as he now has a 5.66 ERA and 1.45 WHIP with 16 strikeouts across 20.2 innings.

July 2, 2019 05:04 PM
Rays' Austin Pruitt: Back in big leagues
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pruitt was recalled from Triple-A Durham on Tuesday, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.

Pruitt has thrown 15.2 innings for the Rays this season, stumbling to a 5.74 ERA. He has a similarly unimpressive 5.61 ERA in 33.2 frames for Durham. Ryan Yarbrough was optioned in a corresponding move.

June 22, 2019 11:56 AM
Rays' Austin Pruitt: Sent to minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Rays optioned Pruitt to Triple-A Durham on Saturday, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.

Pruitt pitched well in long relief in Friday's 5-3 victory over the Athletics, covering three innings and ceding only one run en route to notching his first win of 2019. The strong outing came at the price of Pruitt likely not being available for the next day or two due to the sizable workload, which was likely the main factor in the Rays' decision to ship him to the minors. Adam Kolarek was recalled from Durham, giving Tampa Bay another fresh relief arm.

Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs Boston 5.100 5.06035
vs LHB 25.100 3.200723
vs RHB 20.200 5.230315
Last 7 Games
  OPP W L SV IP H ER BB Ks
7/3BAL0005.06337
8/5TOR0002.02001
8/12@SD1004.06104
8/24@BAL0005.25616
8/30CLE0005.14006
9/5TOR0005.04114
9/11@TEX0003.11001
Two Week Schedule
SEPTEMBER
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
15
@LAA
L4-6
16
17
@LAD
L5-7
18
@LAD
W8-7
19
20
BOS
W5-4
21
BOS
6:10 pm
22
BOS
1:10 pm
23
BOS
7:10 pm
24
NYY
7:10 pm
25
NYY
7:10 pm
26
27
@TOR
7:07 pm
28
@TOR
3:07 pm
= probable start
Fantasy Points by Week
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0
0
0
5

2

0
0
0
8

0
11

0
6

0
0
0
4

15

8

15

11

9

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Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2017TB75 5.313080012 83.010355491152266
2018TB23 4.652300045 69.2724036711642
2019TB20 4.111320000 46.0442121701038
Total 118 4.8066100057 198.221911610625648146
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2017TB31000000000 --- --- ---
2018TB23000000000 --- --- ---
2019TB13100000100 .000 .000 .000
Total 67100000100 .000 .000 .000
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2017TBP308136611 .923
2018TBP2301028011.000
2019TBP132936001.000
Total  661032112012 .969
More Pitching Stats
YearTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGPAMB9SLGRPF
2017TB29382 1.2180104 .300371 14.1 .4751
2018TB08575 1.1721001 .268291 11.5 .4051
2019TB26033 1.9710001 .257185 10.6 .4500
Total 4238190 1.33111106 .280847 12.4 .4462
Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2013ASX-Hudson Valley Renega01 1.1455000 23.2196302215
2013AFX-Bowling Green Hot Ro02 1.7192001 26.1176530324
2014AFA-Charlotte Stone Crab97 3.732625000147.0144706112131106
2015AA-Montgomery Biscuits107 3.092626210160.016060553538122
2016AAA-Durham Bulls811 3.762828200162.2166736821127149
2017AAA-Durham Bulls01 2.5594001 24.2179721233
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
5-10/180
Birthdate:
8/31/1989
Age:
30
Hometown:
Plano, TX
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Tampa Bay Rays
College:
Houston
MLB Experience:
3