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Ryan Lavarnway

28-Year-Old Catcher – Atlanta Braves

2015 Stats

AVG

.205

HR

2

RBI

6

R

6

SB

0

2015 Preseason Projections

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2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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 b...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   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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Ryan Lavarnway Contract Information:

Signed a minor league contract with the Braves in May 2015.

July 12, 2015  –  Ryan Lavarnway News

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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 BAL 10 32 28 1 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 7 0 0 0 .107 .219 .143 .362
2015 27 MAJ ATL 18 56 50 5 13 6 4 0 2 6 0 0 6 15 0 0 0 .260 .339 .460 .799
2015  (Multiple Teams) 27 MAJ BAL/ATL 28 88 78 6 16 7 5 0 2 6 0 0 10 22 0 0 0 .205 .295 .346 .642
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3-Year Averages     26 85 80 6 15 6 5 0 1 8 0 0 4 20 0 1 0 .188 .224 .287 .511

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)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Sep. 1 Mia 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .260 .339 .460 .799
Aug. 31 Mia Did not play.
Aug. 30 NYY 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .265 .345 .469 .814
Aug. 29 NYY Did not play.
Aug. 28 NYY 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .271 .352 .479 .831
Aug. 26 Col Did not play.
Aug. 25 Col Did not play.
Aug. 24 Col Did not play.
Aug. 23 @ChC 4 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .277 .358 .489 .847
Aug. 22 @ChC Did not play.
Aug. 21 @ChC Did not play.
Aug. 20 @ChC Did not play.
Aug. 19 @SD 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 .256 .347 .419 .766
Aug. 18 @SD Did not play.
Aug. 17 @SD Did not play.
Aug. 16 Ari Did not play.
Aug. 15 Ari 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .275 .356 .450 .806
Aug. 14 Ari Did not play.
Aug. 12 @TB Did not play.
Aug. 11 @TB Did not play.
Aug. 9 Mia Did not play.
Aug. 8 Mia Did not play.
Aug. 7 Mia Did not play.
Aug. 6 Mia Did not play.
Aug. 5 SF 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 .270 .341 .432 .773
Aug. 4 SF Did not play.
Aug. 3 SF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .273 .351 .424 .775
Aug. 2 @Phi 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .281 .361 .438 .799
Aug. 1 @Phi Did not play.
Jul. 31 @Phi Did not play.
Last 7 Days 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 14 Days 10 1 2 0 0 1 1 1 6 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .273 .500 .773
Last 30 Days 22 1 6 2 0 1 3 2 10 0 0 0 0 1 .273 .333 .500 .833

Ryan Lavarnway: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 23 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
2015252130.320.520.972
201470000.000.000.000
2013303020.267.433.724

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015524130.154.269.484
201430000.000.000.000
20134751120.319.426.778

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015302010.233.333.657
201480000.000.000.000
2013245140.417.6671.083

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015474250.191.362.645
201420000.000.000.000
20135330100.245.321.614
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 BAL 32 28 12.5% 21.9% 0.57 75% .143 .036
2015 27 MAJ ATL 56 50 10.7% 26.8% 0.40 70% .333 .200
2015  (Multiple Teams) 27 MAJ BAL/ATL 88 78 11.4% 25% 0.45 72% .259 .141
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3-Year Averages     85 80 4.7% 23.5% 0.20 75% .237 .099

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2015 Stat Review for Ryan Lavarnway    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2014 (min 400 PA)

Contact

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.205 AVG
TERRIBLE
72% Contact Rate
TERRIBLE
.259 BABIP
LOW
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.346 SLG
POOR
.141 ISO
AVERAGE
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.45 BB/K
AVERAGE
11.4% BB Rate
GREAT
25.0% K Rate
POOR
OPS/OBP

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.642 OPS
TERRIBLE
.295 OBP
POOR

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

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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Lavarnway was officially added to the roster prior to Monday's game, MASN Sports reports.

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Lavarnway's contract will be selected prior to Monday's Opening Day game, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

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Lavarnway was reassigned to minor league camp Sunday.

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Lavarnway appears to be the favorite to win the backup catcher spot for the Orioles to begin the season, CSN Baltimore reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015

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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.