Ryan Kellogg

What they’re saying: "All he does is win, he's not the most overpowering, but he wins -- whether it was against Team USA, in the summer on Cape Cod or college ball. He competes." .... Sun Devils Saturday night starter ... 17 BBs, 78 Ks in 101.2 IPs ... 8-1, 3.45 in 14 GS ... Opp. Avg. .271 ... Suffered 1st loss vs. Utah ... Wins over Washington State, Washington, Arizona, Oregon, Oklahoma State, No. 1 TCU, Gonzaga, Stanford ... 24 career wins, 26 quality starts, 9 over ranked teams ... On Cape: 12 BBs, 37 Ks in 41 IP, 4-2, 2.63 in 7 GS ... Drafted in 12th round by Jays ('12) ... First Sun Devil to lead the team in wins in consecutive seasons since Ken Jones in 1978-79. Sterling Slaughter (1962-63), Craig Swan (1970-72) and Floyd Bannister (1975-76) also accomplished the feat ... Could join Swan as the only Devils to lead the team in wins in three consecutive seasons ... Has 11 wins over ranked opponents, including four in 2015, three in 2013 and four in 2014. He has a career record of 27-5, including 19-2 in 27 career Pac-12 starts, and 26 of his 45 career starts have been quality starts ... One of five Sun Devils in the past five seasons to earn repeat First Team All-Conference honors, joining Joey DeMichele (2011-12), Deven Marrero (2011-12), Riccio Torrez (2010-11) and Mitchell Lambson (2009-10). He has not issued a walk in four of his starts this season and 17 career starts. Among Div. I Canadian pitchers, is tied for fourth all-time with 27 wins, and is just two wins from the top three, and all seven pitchers ahead of him played four season for their respective schools. 

On other lists

131st on Baseball America's top 500 combined list.

171st on MLB.com top 200 Prospect Watch 

183rd on Perfect Game's top 500 (down from 129th)

5th on Baseball America's top 45 prospects from Arizona.

9th on Perfect Game's top 16 players from Arizona.

59th on PG's top 100 college juniors.

73rd on PG's top 200 prospects on Cape Cod.

2nd Canadian on Perfect Game USA Canadians in college list.

 

Perfect Game Scouting Report
183. Ryan Kellogg, lhp, Arizona State (JR)
L-L, 6-5/225, Whitby, Ontario
Previously Drafted: Blue Jays ’12 (12)

Standing at 6-foot-5, the tall lefthanded Kellogg has been most consistent arm for the Sun Devils this spring, giving Coach Tracy Smith a chance to win every night he takes the ball. Logging the third highest total of innings pitched in the Pac-12 this spring with 108 over 15 starts, which includes two complete games. While his stuff isn’t completely overpowering, Kellogg shows an advanced overall feel on the mound, competing and pounding the strike zone with a full four-pitch mix. Almost always ahead in the count, Kellogg does a nice job of working both sides at the knees while showing the ability to pound in on the hands of hitters. Kellogg is able to work in the 89-92 mph range during the course of an outing, showing a fast arm through the backside while generating late life to his arm side. Just like his fastball, the Ontario native lives low in the zone with the rest of his arsenal, creating ground ball contact early in the count. With an equally strong feel for both his changeup and curveball, Kellogg also shows a shorter and tighter slider throughout a game while varying the shape on his breaking balls. His changeup has served as a quality offering for him throughout last summer and this spring with late diving life to his arm side in the 79-81 mph range.

MLB Prospect Watch

Ryan Kellogg | Rank: 171

School: Arizona State Year: Junior Position: LHP Age: 22 DOB: 2/2/1993 Bats: R Throws: Height: 6'5" Weight: 225 lb.

Previously Drafted: 2012, 12th (385) - TOR

Scouting Grades: Fastball: 50 | Curveball: 50 | Changeup: 50 | Control: 50 | Overall: 45

After a huge freshman year at Arizona State in 2013, it looked like Kellogg was pointing toward being one of the better college lefties in the Draft class of 2015. While he's been effective, he hasn't been quite as dominant as hoped.

At the outset, Kellogg looked more like a guy who would pitch in the low 90s with a power breaking ball. He's morphed a bit into more of a pitchability lefty, albeit one with three at least average offerings. His fastball sits more in the 90-91 range with some solid life when he keeps it down in the zone. He can spin a decent breaking ball and he mixes in a changeup that will be at least Major League average as well. Kellogg doesn't hurt himself with walks, but also doesn't miss a ton of bats, pitching to contact.

Even if Kellogg didn't develop into the pitcher scouts thought he would be, he still profiles as a starter who really knows how to pitch, a value especially as Day 2 of the Draft unfolds.

Most wins by a Canadian college pitcher

(Those ahead of Kellogg pitched four seasons.)

Top NCAA Division I Canadian pitcher by wins
Steve Carter, Windsor, Ont., 42-12, 3.74, Coastal Carolina, 2001-04
Shane Davis, Belmont, Ont., 35-12, 4.18, Canisius, 2008-11
Ryan Kellogg, Whitby, Ont. 28-6 3.50 Arizona State 2013-15
Rob Nixon, Welland, Ont. 28-9, 2.61 Adelphi, 2008-11
Kai Tuomi, Sault, Ste. Marie, Ont., 24-10, 3.89 Evansville, 2004-07

Jordan Thomson, Toronto, 24-16, 4.18 Northeastern, 2001-04
Josh Sawatzky, Altoona, Man. 24-17, 3.99 Niagara/Canisius, 2004-08
Ali Simpson, Campbell River, BC, 23-17, 4.76 Bethune-Cookman 2009-2013
R.J. Swindle, Vancouver, 21-13, 3.13, Charleston Southern 2002-04
Kris Dabrowiecki, Toronto, 21-13, 4.22 Northeastern, 2005-08

Devon Stewart, Maple Ridge, B.C. 21-21, 4.31 Canisius, 2012-15
Andrew Albers, North Battleford, Sask. 20-18, 4.48, Kentucky 2005-08
Jason Mandryk, Langdon, Ont., 18-6, 3.41 East Carolina, 1999-2002
Scott Robinson, Ajax, Ont., 18-6, 4.68, Maine, 2002-06
John Axford, Port Dover, Ont. 17-14 4.67 Notre Dame, Canisius, 2002-06
Chris Howay, New Westminster, B.C. 17-7, 4.13 McNeese State, 2000-01

 

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