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Ryan Garko

33-Year-Old First Baseman – Free Agent

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 225   DOB: 1/2/1981   BORN: Pittsburgh, PA   COLLEGE: Stanford   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed a minor league contract with the Rockies in January 2013.

January 30, 2013  –  Ryan Garko News

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Garko signed a minor league contract with the Rockies, Baseball America's Matt Eddy reports.

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Ryan Garko 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
2004 23 A KIN 65 280 238 44 78 34 17 1 16 57 4 1 26 34 0 1 15 .328 .425 .609 1.034
2004 23 AA AKR 44 197 175 29 57 21 15 0 6 38 1 0 14 28 0 2 6 .326 .391 .514 .905
2004 23 AAA BUF 4 18 16 1 5 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 .313 .389 .375 .764
2005 24 AAA BUF 127 520 452 75 137 47 25 3 19 77 1 3 45 92 2 4 17 .303 .384 .498 .882
2005 24 MAJ CLE 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2006 25 AAA BUF 103 437 364 43 90 33 18 0 15 59 4 5 45 67 0 9 19 .247 .352 .420 .772
2006 25 MAJ CLE 50 209 185 28 54 19 12 0 7 45 0 0 14 37 0 3 7 .292 .359 .470 .829
2007 26 MAJ CLE 138 541 484 62 140 51 29 1 21 61 0 1 34 94 0 3 20 .289 .359 .483 .842
2008 27 MAJ CLE 141 563 495 61 135 36 21 1 14 90 0 0 45 86 0 8 15 .273 .346 .404 .750
2009 28 MAJ SFO 40 127 115 10 27 6 3 1 2 12 0 0 9 10 0 0 3 .235 .307 .330 .638
2009 28 MAJ CLE 78 273 239 29 68 21 10 0 11 39 0 0 20 40 2 2 10 .285 .362 .464 .826
2009  (Multiple Teams) 28 MAJ SFO/CLE 118 400 354 39 95 27 13 1 13 51 0 0 29 50 2 2 13 .268 .344 .421 .765
2010 29 AAA OKL 93 387 340 42 80 24 11 1 12 48 1 1 41 62 0 1 5 .235 .326 .379 .705
2010 29 MAJ TEX 15 38 33 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 4 2 0 0 .091 .167 .091 .258
2012 31 AA MON 61 267 229 33 68 17 9 0 8 40 0 0 28 50 0 3 7 .297 .386 .441 .827
Career  (View All)     463 1,752 1,552 190 427 133 75 3 55 250 0 1 125 272 4 16 55 .275 .347 .434 .781

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Ryan Garko: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2010 6 5
2009 84 12 7 5 11

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Ryan Garko Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2004 23 A KIN 280 238 9.3% 12.1% 0.76 86% .330 .281
2004 23 AA AKR 197 175 7.1% 14.2% 0.50 84% .362 .188
2004 23 AAA BUF 18 16 11.1% 11.1% 1.00 88% .357 .062
2005 24 AAA BUF 520 452 8.7% 17.7% 0.49 80% .346 .195
2005 24 MAJ CLE 1 1 0% 100% 0.00 0% .000 .000
2006 25 AAA BUF 437 364 10.3% 15.3% 0.67 82% .266 .173
2006 25 MAJ CLE 209 185 6.7% 17.7% 0.38 80% .333 .178
2007 26 MAJ CLE 541 484 6.3% 17.4% 0.36 81% .322 .194
2008 27 MAJ CLE 563 495 8% 15.3% 0.52 83% .306 .131
2009 28 MAJ SFO 127 115 7.1% 7.9% 0.90 91% .243 .095
2009 28 MAJ CLE 273 239 7.3% 14.7% 0.50 83% .303 .179
2009  (Multiple Teams) 28 MAJ SFO/CLE 400 354 7.3% 12.5% 0.58 86% .282 .153
2010 29 AAA OKL 387 340 10.6% 16% 0.66 82% .256 .144
2010 29 MAJ TEX 38 33 7.9% 10.5% 0.75 88% .103 .000
2012 31 AA MON 267 229 10.5% 18.7% 0.56 78% .351 .144
Career     1,752 1,552 7.1% 15.5% 0.46 82% .304 .159

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

Garko signed a minor league contract with the Rays on Monday.

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Garko has signed a contract to play in Korea, the Cleveland Plain Dealer's Paul Hoynes reports.

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Garko cleared waivers Tuesday and was assigned outright to Triple-A Oklahoma City, MLB.com's TR Sullivan reports.

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Garko was optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma City on Friday to clear space on the roster for Nelson Cruz, the Associated Press reports.

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Garko will likely be designated for assignment by the Rangers when Nelson Cruz is activated from the DL, the Rangers' official site reports.

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Garko has been claimed off waivers by the Rangers, Anthony Andro of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

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Texas could have interest in Garko as a backup first baseman, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

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Garko will be waived by the Mariners, FoxSports.com's Jon Morosi reports.

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Garko has not impressed the Mariners defensively this spring and likely won't make the roster, the Seattle Times reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Ryan Garko.

2010

After acquiring Garko midseason from the Indians, he proceeded to hit .235 with just two homers over 115 at-bats with the Giants. He wasnít truly that bad, as he also had a 10:9 K:BB ratio and a .243 BABIP, so a bounce back is likely. Still, the team gave up promising prospect Scott Barnes for Garko, who isnít any good defensively and has a career .755 OPS against right-handers. Heís best served as a platoon mate, so look for the Giants to address the first-base position through free agency during the offseason.

2009

He set a career high in RBI with 90 but it was clearly a step back for Garko in 2008. His defense at first base has improved from gut-wrenching to at least semi-watchable but it's not good enough to carry a .404 slugging percentage. He did hit .384/.442/.616 in September and October but it's discouraging to see that the slugging percentage didn't really take a leap forward apart from some additional singles finding grass instead of leather. If the Indians are serious about giving Kelly Shoppach more of a look behind the plate, Garko's playing time could be severely reduced if Victor Martinez sees more action at first base as a result.

2008

Garko seized the opprotunity to play every day when the Indians sent Andy Marte to Triple-A and shifted Casey Blake back to third base. He responded by hitting .282 with 21 homers and driving in 61 runs, while showing good enough glovework at first base to hold down an everyday job. He'll be back as Cleveland's first baseman and you can safely expect a similiar season.

2007

Garko finally got a chance to play in the big leagues last year and blossomed. In 50 games, Garko hit .292 with 45 RBI and an .829 OPS. If you project those numbers over a full season, Garko will make Travis Hafner's life a lot easier. He'll be 26 when the season begins and is entering his prime. Barring any unforeseen circumstances, look for Garko to take the next step in 2007.

2006

Garko is not the hitter that Victor Martinez is, and isn't the backstop Josh Bard has been, but Cleveland likes his bat, so the Indians are trying to keep him at catcher but dip his toe in at first base, too. His bat is ready for the bigs, evidenced by a .969 OPS in the Arizona Fall League in 2005 and 47 extra-base hits for Triple-A Buffalo. Best-case scenario, he is the lesser half of a first-base platoon with lefty Ben Broussard and keeps his value by catching a game every week or so.

2005

An excellent sleeper prospect, this catcher/first baseman might be more valuable in fantasy than in real baseball. A third-round pick from Stanford in 2003, all Garko did in his first full pro season was climb from High-A to Triple-A, hitting well above .300 with good power along the way. He continued to rake in the AFL, ranking among the league leaders with .348-5-30 totals. Some qualifications: Garko won't dislodge Victor Martinez any time soon, his defense behind the plate is questionable, and he may need a full year of Triple-A. He is a good man to keep your eye on.