When Ryne Stanek came out of high school in 2010, he was regarded as a first-round talent. He entered the MLB Draft, but despite a fastball that hit 90-plus miles per hour, Stanek fell to third round. Instead of playing professionally, Stanek went to Arkansas where he developed into a reliable option. It would be an incredible shock if he fell out of the first round in 2013.
Stanek has been steady throughout his career with the Razorbacks. He went 9-2 with a 1.40 ERA in 15 starts this season, and was given a host of preseason honors including being named the SEC's preseason pitcher of the year. Thought postseason awards have yet to be handed out at press time, Stanek will almost certainly earn his share. His ERA ranks 11th among Division I pitchers.
|Pos||High School / College||Consensus Rank|
|RHP||Arkansas (junior)||1st round (Mets)|
|B/T||Birthdate (age)||Height / Weight|
|R/R||7/26/1991 (21)||6'4" / 180|
What they're saying
- Matt Garrioch, Minor League Ball: "He just looks like a reliable pitcher. He doesn't have pinpoint command or any crazy knockout pitches. His presence on the mound makes me think he will play better than his stuff and his stuff is at the level of a solid #3 starter with potential to be a #2 if the change develops and I don't see any reason it won't."
- Scouting Book: "Blessed with easy heat from a textbook projectable pitcher's body, Ryne mixes in a plus slider that would play in the bigs tomorrow. Of course, he's rough around the edges, fighting with control and command issues at times, and struggling to master the changeup he sorely needs to survive as a starting pitcher."
- Jim Callis, Baseball America: "The prevailing belief in the industry is that New York wants a bat such as Peterson, Mississippi State outfielder Hunter Renfroe, one of the Georgia high school outfielders or California prep first baseman Dom Smith. But after taking high school position players in the last two first rounds (Brandon Nimmo, Gavin Cecchini), the Mets may choose to go after a college pitcher such as Stanek or Gonzalez.