Cole Ragans

SP,RP · Kansas City Royals

Bats L Throws L
DOB 1997-12-12 Age 26.3
2024 Fantasy Rankings

NFBC ADP (15-team): 6.04, 79th

Season Projections

Draft Buddy360.029168.01010111816914719579723.861.29
THE BAT311.828148.0910101575713318571664.011.29

ATC projections by Ariel Cohen. Draft Buddy projections by Mike MacGregor. Steamer projections by Steamer Projections Blog. THE BAT projections by Derek Carty. Zeile Consensus projections by FantasyPros.

Fantasy Baseball News Last 90 Days

  • Cole Ragans Throws Six One-Hit Innings

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    Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Cole Ragans took a tough-luck no-decision in Wednesday's 4-3 defeat to the Baltimore Orioles, but he threw 6 1/3 innings of one-hit ball with seven strikeouts and two walks. Some believed Ragans may have been in for some regression in 2024, but he's passed his first two tests of the season with flying colors and is swiftly settling in as KC's ace. The 26-year-old former first-round pick has allowed a lone run with 16 punchouts over his first 12 1/3 frames of the campaign, which is good for a 1.46 ERA and 0.89 WHIP thus far. Since landing with the Royals last July as part of the Aroldis Chapman deal, Ragans has dazzled with a 2.46 ERA and 105 strikeouts while hurling at least six innings in 11 of his 14 appearances. He'll draw a tough assignment when the Houston Astros and right-hander Cristian Javier come to town for the start of a three-game series next Tuesday.

    Apr 3 · Source via Kansas City Royals Cole Ragans
  • Cole Ragans Looks Good On Opening Day

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    Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Cole Ragans delivered a solid opening day performance but ended up taking the loss in a 4-1 defeat against the Minnesota Twins. Ragans allowed just a pair of runs on five hits and three walks while striking out nine over six innings of work. The control was a little iffy in this one, but the 2023 breakout star showed why he was being drafted in the top 100, flashing his brilliant stuff. He should be able to rack up strikeouts, and if he can command his pitches a little bit better he has a chance to be a fantasy ace.

    Mar 29 · Source via Kansas City Royals Cole Ragans
  • Cole Ragans Named Opening Day Starter

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    Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Cole Ragans has been named the team's Opening Day starter. Ragans ascent has been something to behold, as he went from an afterthought with the Rangers to a bonafide stud almost immediately after joining the Royals. Although his spring numbers aren't quite on the level of his second-half numbers from last year, the 26-year-old has still flashed good stuff and shown why he is being selected in the top 100 of most drafts. He may be a risk, but his upside is worthy of where he is being taken.

    Mar 18 · Source via Kansas City Royals Cole Ragans
  • Offseason In Review: Kansas City Royals

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    Raise your hand if you had the Royals being one of the top-five spenders in free agency on your offseason bingo card back in November. Kansas City is focused on improving in the here and now, and their offseason reflects that. Major League Signings Seth Lugo, RHP: Three years, $45MM (opt-out after year two of…

    Mar 13 · MLB Trade Rumors Offseason Kansas City Royals Dan Altavilla Nick Anderson Luis Cessa Austin Cox Tyler Duffey Freddy Fermin Adam Frazier Zack Greinke Garrett Hampson Sandy Leon Josh Lester Seth Lugo Jordan Lyles Daniel Lynch Alec Marsh Michael Massey James McArthur MJ Melendez Austin Nola Vinnie Pasquantino Salvador Perez Logan Porter Nick Pratto Cole Ragans Hunter Renfroe Matt Sauer John Schreiber Brady Singer Will Smith Chris Stratton Nelson Velazquez Michael Wacha Bobby Witt Jr. Kyle Wright
  • Cole Ragans Tosses Three Innings Of Scoreless Ball On Friday

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    Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Cole Ragans made his second start of the spring on Friday, pitching well in a 5-4 Cactus League win over the Oakland Athletics. The southpaw went three innings, allowing just one hit while walking one and striking out three. Ragans struck out the first two batters he faced on three pitches each and now has a total of eight strikeouts in just five innings of work across his two starts with no earned runs allowed. After joining the Royals from the Rangers last season, Ragans was superb as a starter and he'll look to maintain that momentum in 2024. If these two starts are any indication of that, it appears he's picking up where he left off.

    Mar 2 · Source via Kansas City Royals Cole Ragans
  • Pitching Stats

    2024 ATC353.528162.0109111746714219576703.831.27
    2024 Draft Buddy360.029168.01010111816914719579723.861.29
    2024 Steamer390.329177.41110161857516121784783.941.32
    2024 THE BAT311.828148.0910101575713318571664.011.29
    2024 Zeile358.028163.010913172671451900713.921.30

    Historic stats obtained free of charge from and are copyrighted by Retrosheet. ATC projections by Ariel Cohen. Draft Buddy projections by Mike MacGregor. Steamer projections by Steamer Projections Blog. THE BAT projections by Derek Carty. Zeile Consensus projections by FantasyPros.


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