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Tanner Rainey

Tanner Rainey

P | B/T: R/R | 6' 2" 235 | Age: 26
Draft: 2015 (Rd: CBB, #71, Cincinnati Reds) - West Alabama
Folsom, LA USA
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Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2019 2 3 3.91 52 0 0 48.1 74 1.45
2 Seasons 2 3 6.51 60 0 0 55.1 81 1.72
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2019 52 2-3 3.91 48.1 74 1.45
2 Seasons 60 2-3 6.51 55.1 81 1.72

Standard MLB Pitching Statistics

SeasonTmLGBFWLERAGGSSVIPHRERHRBBSOWHIP
2018 CIN NL 45 0 0 24.43 8 0 0 7.0 13 19 19 4 12 7 3.57
2019 WSH NL 214 2 3 3.91 52 0 0 48.1 32 22 21 6 38 74 1.45
*: All Star Season, Rankings AL/NL: Top 5 10 15 20      Click for Chart.

Scouting Report

Scouting grades: Fastball: 70 | Slider: 60 | Changeup: 40 | Control: 40 | Overall: 45

When the Reds took Rainey in the Competitive Balance Round B of the 2015 Draft, they knew the West Alabama product would likely end up in the bullpen. After a year-plus of letting him start to get innings and work on his stuff, the relief switch was flipped and Rainey took off, pitching his way to Double-A and earning a non-roster invite to big league Spring Training. And while he opened the 2018 season in Triple-A, Rainey was up in the Major Leagues making his debut less than a week later. After the season, Rainey was traded to the Nationals for Tanner Roark.

Rainey has always had elite-level power stuff and it really played up once he was pitching in shorter stints. Going right after hitters suits him, and his fastball-slider combination led to a ridiculous 15.1 K/9 rate in 2017. His fastball registers in the 98-100 mph range out of the bullpen, and his hard slider is a big-time swing-and-miss pitch. His changeup will never be fantastic, but he does use it against left-handed hitters on occasion.

The biggest thing holding Rainey back is his command. He's walked 5.3 per nine in his career, and issued 12 walks over seven innings in eight outings with the Reds. He has closer stuff and the mentality to handle the job, but he'll need to find the strike zone a bit more consistently to get a chance to do it in the big leagues.


Statcast - Pitching

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB %
2018 189 26 3 11.5 89.5 14.4 .320 .605 .571 .457 .482 38.5 15.6 26.7
2019 900 98 8 8.2 89.2 6.1 .194 .337 .313 .315 .400 43.9 34.6 17.8
ALL 1089 124 11 8.9 89.3 7.8 .214 .379 .357 .339 .417 42.7 31.3 19.3
MLB 40553 6.3 87.5 11.2 .251 .408 .318 .318 .371 34.5 21.7 8.3

Transactions

Team Date Transaction
05/18/2019 Washington Nationals recalled Tanner Rainey from Fresno Grizzlies.
03/18/2019 Washington Nationals optioned RHP Tanner Rainey to Fresno Grizzlies.
12/12/2018 Washington Nationals traded RHP Tanner Roark to Cincinnati Reds for RHP Tanner Rainey.
10/01/2018 Cincinnati Reds recalled RHP Tanner Rainey from Louisville Bats.
07/12/2018 Cincinnati Reds optioned RHP Tanner Rainey to Louisville Bats.
07/04/2018 Cincinnati Reds recalled Tanner Rainey from Louisville Bats.
05/29/2018 Cincinnati Reds optioned RHP Tanner Rainey to Louisville Bats.
05/23/2018 Cincinnati Reds recalled Tanner Rainey from Louisville Bats.
05/06/2018 Cincinnati Reds optioned RHP Tanner Rainey to Louisville Bats.
05/04/2018 Cincinnati Reds recalled Tanner Rainey from Louisville Bats.
04/13/2018 Cincinnati Reds optioned RHP Tanner Rainey to Louisville Bats.
04/10/2018 Cincinnati Reds selected the contract of Tanner Rainey from Louisville Bats.
04/04/2018 RHP Tanner Rainey assigned to Louisville Bats from Pensacola Blue Wahoos.
01/22/2018 Cincinnati Reds invited non-roster RHP Tanner Rainey to spring training.
07/28/2017 RHP Tanner Rainey assigned to Pensacola Blue Wahoos from Daytona Tortugas.
04/03/2017 RHP Tanner Rainey assigned to Daytona Tortugas from Louisville Bats.
03/29/2017 RHP Tanner Rainey assigned to Louisville Bats from Dayton Dragons.
03/20/2017 RHP Tanner Rainey assigned to Cincinnati Reds.
05/07/2016 Dayton Dragons activated RHP Tanner Rainey from the 7-day disabled list.
04/24/2016 Dayton Dragons placed RHP Tanner Rainey on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to April 23, 2016.
04/04/2016 RHP Tanner Rainey assigned to Dayton Dragons from Billings Mustangs.
06/17/2015 RHP Tanner Rainey assigned to Billings Mustangs.
06/16/2015 Cincinnati Reds signed RHP Tanner Rainey.