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Ryan Lavarnway

29-Year-Old Catcher – Toronto Blue Jays

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LEAGUE: AA    40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 4"   WT: 240   DOB: 8/7/1987   BORN: Burbank, CA   COLLEGE: Yale   DRAFTED: 6th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed a minor league deal with the Blue Jays in May of 2016.

May 27, 2016  –  Ryan Lavarnway News

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Lavarnway agreed to terms on a minor league deal with the Blue Jays on Friday, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet reports.

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Ryan Lavarnway Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2008 20 A LOW 22 79 71 10 15 7 5 0 2 9 0 0 8 18 0 0 0 .211 .317 .366 .683
2009 21 A GRE 106 460 404 60 115 59 36 2 21 87 1 2 50 113 0 6 0 .285 .367 .540 .907
2010 22 A SAL 82 360 304 66 87 32 18 0 14 63 1 0 44 62 0 3 9 .286 .389 .484 .873
2010 22 AA POR 44 190 158 25 45 17 9 0 8 39 0 0 26 42 0 2 4 .285 .395 .494 .889
2011 23 AA POR 55 239 208 35 59 19 5 0 14 38 0 0 25 47 0 4 2 .284 .360 .510 .870
2011 23 AAA PAW 61 264 227 40 67 36 18 0 18 55 1 1 32 60 0 1 4 .295 .390 .612 1.002
2011 23 MAJ BOS 17 43 39 5 9 4 2 0 2 8 0 0 4 10 0 0 0 .231 .302 .436 .738
2012 24 AAA PAW 83 367 319 52 94 30 22 0 8 43 1 0 40 62 0 4 4 .295 .376 .439 .815
2012 24 MAJ BOS 46 166 153 11 24 10 8 0 2 12 0 0 11 41 0 2 0 .157 .211 .248 .459
2013 25 AAA PAW 50 214 180 23 45 12 9 0 3 24 0 0 25 25 0 5 4 .250 .346 .350 .696
2013 25 MAJ BOS 25 82 77 8 23 8 7 0 1 14 0 0 2 17 0 1 2 .299 .329 .429 .758
2014 26 R GUL 2 6 5 1 2 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 .400 .500 .600 1.100
2014 26 AA POR 3 12 11 2 3 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 .273 .333 .545 .878
2014 26 AAA PAW 62 257 219 22 62 13 10 0 3 20 0 0 33 45 0 0 5 .283 .389 .370 .759
2014 26 MAJ BOS 9 10 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2015 27 AAA GWI 13 49 41 5 11 4 2 0 2 8 0 0 8 7 0 0 0 .268 .388 .463 .851
2015 27 MAJ ATL 27 74 66 5 15 7 5 0 2 6 0 0 8 21 0 0 0 .227 .311 .394 .705
2015 27 MAJ BAL 10 32 28 1 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 7 0 0 0 .107 .219 .143 .362
2015  (Multiple Teams) 27 MAJ ATL/BAL 37 106 94 6 18 8 6 0 2 6 0 0 12 28 0 0 0 .191 .283 .319 .602
2016 28 AA NEW 66 272 233 33 61 19 13 0 6 38 1 0 34 47 0 3 2 .262 .357 .395 .752
2016 28 AAA GWI 25 107 98 7 27 8 8 0 0 10 0 1 8 18 0 0 1 .276 .336 .357 .693
3-Year Averages     23 64 60 4 13 5 4 0 1 6 0 0 4 16 0 0 0 .217 .266 .333 .599
Career  (View All)     134 407 373 30 74 30 23 0 7 40 0 0 29 99 0 3 2 .198 .258 .316 .574

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats      ▼ Games By Position

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Ryan Lavarnway Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Games To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Sep. 26 NYY Did not play.
Sep. 25 NYY Did not play.
Sep. 24 NYY Did not play.
Sep. 23 NYY Did not play.
Sep. 21 @Sea Did not play.
Sep. 20 @Sea Did not play.
Sep. 19 @Sea Did not play.
Sep. 18 @LAA Did not play.
Sep. 17 @LAA Did not play.
Sep. 16 @LAA Did not play.
Sep. 15 @LAA Did not play.
Sep. 14 TB Did not play.
Sep. 13 TB Did not play.
Sep. 12 TB Did not play.
Sep. 11 Bos Did not play.
Sep. 10 Bos Did not play.
Sep. 9 Bos Did not play.
Sep. 7 @NYY Did not play.
Sep. 6 @NYY Did not play.
Sep. 5 @NYY Did not play.
Sep. 4 @TB Did not play.
Sep. 3 @TB Did not play.
Sep. 2 @TB Did not play.
Aug. 31 @Bal Did not play.
Aug. 30 @Bal Did not play.
Aug. 29 @Bal Did not play.
Aug. 28 Min Did not play.
Aug. 27 Min Did not play.
Aug. 26 Min Did not play.
Aug. 25 LAA Did not play.
Last 7 Games 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 14 Games 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 30 Games 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Ryan Lavarnway Minors Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF AVG OBP SLG OPS
Sep. 4 Portland 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .250 .000 .250
Sep. 2 Portland 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .250 .000 .250
Aug. 31 Trenton 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .250 .000 .250
Aug. 29 Trenton 5 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .400 .600
Aug. 28 Reading 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500
Last 7 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 14 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 30 Days 18 2 2 1 0 0 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 .111 .238 .167 .405

Ryan Lavarnway: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 30 1
2014 6
2013 22 3
2012 28 17
2011 8 8

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Ryan Lavarnway: Minor League Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 5 5

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Ryan Lavarnway Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015332130.242.394.769
201470000.000.000.000

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015614130.164.279.506
201430000.000.000.000

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015392010.231.333.667
201480000.000.000.000

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015554250.164.309.555
201420000.000.000.000
Ryan Lavarnway Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2008 20 A LOW 79 71 10.1% 22.8% 0.44 75% .255 .155
2009 21 A GRE 460 404 10.9% 24.6% 0.44 72% .348 .255
2010 22 A SAL 360 304 12.2% 17.2% 0.71 80% .320 .198
2010 22 AA POR 190 158 13.7% 22.1% 0.62 73% .343 .209
2011 23 AA POR 239 208 10.5% 19.7% 0.53 77% .306 .226
2011 23 AAA PAW 264 227 12.1% 22.7% 0.53 74% .329 .317
2011 23 MAJ BOS 43 39 9.3% 23.3% 0.40 74% .259 .205
2012 24 AAA PAW 367 319 10.9% 16.9% 0.65 81% .345 .144
2012 24 MAJ BOS 166 153 6.6% 24.7% 0.27 73% .200 .091
2013 25 AAA PAW 214 180 11.7% 11.7% 1.00 86% .276 .100
2013 25 MAJ BOS 82 77 2.4% 20.7% 0.12 78% .373 .130
2014 26 R GUL 6 5 16.7% 16.7% 1.00 80% .500 .200
2014 26 AA POR 12 11 8.3% 8.3% 1.00 91% .222 .272
2014 26 AAA PAW 257 219 12.8% 17.5% 0.73 79% .345 .087
2014 26 MAJ BOS 10 10 0% 30% 0.00 70% .000 .000
2015 27 AAA GWI 49 41 16.3% 14.3% 1.14 83% .281 .195
2015 27 MAJ ATL 74 66 10.8% 28.4% 0.38 68% .302 .167
2015 27 MAJ BAL 32 28 12.5% 21.9% 0.57 75% .143 .036
2015  (Multiple Teams) 27 MAJ ATL/BAL 106 94 11.3% 26.4% 0.43 70% .250 .128
2016 28 AA NEW 272 233 12.5% 17.3% 0.72 80% .306 .133
2016 28 AAA GWI 107 98 7.5% 16.8% 0.44 82% .338 .081
3-Year Averages     64 60 6.3% 25% 0.25 73% .279 .116
Career     407 373 7.1% 24.3% 0.29 73% .251 .118

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Ryan Lavarnway: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Lavarnway was released by the Braves on Saturday, the Atlanta Journal Constitution's David O'Brien reports.

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Lavarnway was reassigned to minor league camp Wednesday.

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Lavarnway connected for two hits in four at-bats, including a two-RBI double in Wednesday's 8-8 tie against St. Louis.

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Lavarnway signed a minor league contract with the Braves that includes an invitation to attend spring training.

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Lavarnway got the start Saturday, going 1-for-3 with a solo shot, his first home run of the season.

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Lavarnway was recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett on Monday, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's David O'Brien reports.

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Lavarnway signed a minor league deal with the Braves on Saturday, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's David O'Brien reports.

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Lavarnway has elected free agency.

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Lavarnway was designated for assignment Tuesday, Eddie Encina of the Baltimore Sun reports.

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Lavarnway will start behind the plate against the Rays on Wednesday, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016

There was no outlook written for Ryan Lavarnway.

2015

Time is running out for Lavarnway. A few years ago, his power bat in the minors had him bubbling up to the majors, but his limited catching skills slowed his progress. The Red Sox couldn't trust him behind the plate full time, and at the same time, he couldn't deliver the same power in the majors that he showcased in the minors. Since clubbing 32 homers in 2011, he's hit a total of 15 over the last three minor league seasons. At Triple-A Pawtucket, younger catchers have caught up and passed him. Now, without the power bat, and being limited defensively to first base, Lavarnway doesn't have a clear path to the majors, even after coming over to Baltimore on a waiver claim in December.

2014

Lavarnway has worked extremely hard to improve his defensive skills, but he's still a catcher whose best tool is his bat. He's had limited opportunities with Boston, but the organization doesn't feel he's going to be the catcher of the future. Lavarnway struggled to establish a rapport with Boston's starters and now faces an uncertain big-league future. After letting Jarrod Saltalamacchia walk this offseason, the Red Sox added A.J. Pierzynski, who along with David Ross, will bide time until Christian Vazquez is ready to catch in the big leagues. Lavarnway still has the big-bat potential, habitually on display in the minors, but he rarely showed that in Boston. He could be had in a trade if Boston is looking to add a fringe piece for the roster.

2013

Lavarnway's near-term future with Boston was much brighter entering 2012 than it became this offseason. A serious dropoff in his offense during his stay in Boston leaves him and the organization with questions. He does not carry a good enough glove or reputation for handling pitchers to sustain reduced power output. The offseason addition of David Ross and Mike Napoli further muddies Lavarnway's immediate outlook, and that was before the organization added two lower-level catching prospects to its 40-man roster. We suspect Lavarnway, who caught more games in 2012 than in any other season, will open the year as Triple-A Pawtucket's full-time catcher. Some explain his reduction in power was due to the workload he handled in 2012. That may be true, but he will need to overcome the taxing nature of the position to produce with the bat. His defense just is not steady enough to keep him in the lineup when he struggles to hit.

2012

Lavarnway made his way to the major leagues for the first time in 2011, hitting .231 in 17 games for Boston. His two-homer game on the next-to-final night of the season was the highlight. Looking ahead, Lavarnway has a real shot at claiming the backup catching job. He's worked hard to improve his receiving game, though there's still room for growth, and his right-handed power bat can provide some balance to a lefty-heavy order. Red Sox catchers wore down over the course of the season and they're unlikely to re-sign Jason Varitek, who will be 40 in April. The signing of Kelly Shoppach unfortunately clouds the playing time picture for Lavarnway.

2011

Lavarnway continued to show advanced hitting skills in 2010, becoming the organization's best hitting prospect while leading the minors in home runs. All that's good. He understands the strike zone, has an approach at the plate, and hits to all fields. Defensively, he's still rather stiff behind the plate and he's not very instinctive. He's improved his throwing mechanics, but has problems with the more athletic part of the job and has never been the No. 1 catcher at any stop. This is the same story as it was last season. How far he can come defensively will dictate his major-league prospects. He'll likely land back in Double-A with a promotion to Triple-A Pawtucket.

2010

Lavarnway, 22, continued to showcase his power, leading the organization with 21 homers in 2009 at Low-A Greenville. The organization is commiting him to catcher for now, but he may be switched to first base at some point. He's relatively new to the position, and his catching skills still need work. The bat is ready for Double-A, but the defense isn't. Moving up a level, Lavarnway will be challenged by better pitching and he'll need to cut down on the strikeouts. If he can maintain his power while fine tuning the swing, 2010 will be a good year.