Ryan Thomas Drese
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 3", Weight 220 lb.
- School University of California
- High School Bishop O'Dowd High School
- Debut July 29, 2001
- Final Game April 14, 2006
- Born April 5, 1976 in San Francisco, CA USA
Ryan Drese was 0-1 with a 4.70 ERA for the US in the 1994 World Junior Championship; they won Bronze in the event. After attending the University of California, Drese was selected by the Cleveland Indians in the fifth round of the 1998 amateur draft. He reached the majors with the Tribe in 2001 and spent most of the following summer in the Indians rotation, going 10-9 in 26 starts. Following the 2002 campaign, he was traded along with Einar Diaz to the Texas Rangers for Travis Hafner and Aaron Myette.
Drese split 2003 between the Rangers and the minors but was in the Texas rotation for most of 2004, going 14-10 with a 4.20 ERA in 34 big league appearances. After beginning the next year with the Rangers, he was claimed off waivers by the Washington Nationals in midseason and went 7-12 in 23 starts between the two clubs. After making two starts for the Nationals at the beginning of the 2006 campaign, he spent time on the disabled list with an elbow injury, making only three minor league appearances over the remainder of the year. He was released by Washington following the season.
Drese was signed by the Atlanta Braves in August 2007 and was 0-3 in six starts for the Class A Myrtle Beach Pelicans. He was signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates in June 2008 and joined the Indianapolis Indians.
- 200 Innings Pitched Seasons: 1 (2004)