Perry with the Detroit Tigers
February 13, 1987 |
|April 8, 2009 for the Detroit Tigers|
(through 2012 season)
|Earned run average||4.36|
Ryan Keith Perry (born February 13, 1987) is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Detroit Tigers organization. At the end of 2008 Baseball America named him the Detroit Tigers second best prospect, behind Rick Porcello.
Perry was born in Pomona, California and played collegiate baseball at the University of Arizona. While at Arizona, he pitched alongside Tigers teammate Daniel Schlereth. Ryan Perry was drafted by the Detroit Tigers with the 21st overall selection in the 2008 Major League Baseball Draft.
He began the 2010 season as the middle relief pitcher for Detroit. He recorded his first career win May 1 against the Los Angeles Angels by pitching two-thirds of an inning.
Perry posted a 3.79 ERA over 61 2⁄3 innings in Detroit as a rookie, walking 38 and striking out 60. He recorded two saves the following season, allowing 55 hits over 62 2⁄3 innings, but his strikeout rate fell precipitously, a trend that continued in 2011 and beyond.
Return to Detroit
On February 27, 2015, the Tigers signed Perry to a minor league contract.
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- Beck, Jason (June 5, 2008). "Tigers pluck power arm in Round 1: Perry choice marks third year in a row club takes pitcher first". MLB.com. Retrieved May 29, 2009.
- Beck, Jason (April 1, 2009). "Porcello and Perry earn roster spots: Larish and Clevlen compete for final bench opening". MLB.com. Retrieved May 29, 2009.
- Beck, Jason (April 8, 2009). "Miner, power performance net first win: Cabrera's two homers, Inge's long ball too much for Jays". MLB.com. Retrieved May 29, 2009.
- Perry placed on DL; Gonzalez called up MLB.com June 10, 2010
- Tigers activate setup man Perry from DL MLB.com July 3, 2010
- Parent, John (May 28, 2011). "Ryan Perry Optioned Out, Tigers Recall Andy Oliver". Motor City Bengals. Retrieved May 28, 2011.
- Kilgore, Adam (9 December 2011). "Nationals trade Collin Balester to Tigers for Ryan Perry". Washington Post. Retrieved 9 December 2011.
- Beck, Jason (February 27, 2015). "Tigers sign former first-round pick Perry to Minors deal". MLB.com. Retrieved February 27, 2015.
- Career statistics and player information from MLB, or ESPN, or Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)