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Ryan Kalish

26-Year-Old Outfielder – Chicago Cubs

2014 Stats

AVG

.248

HR

0

RBI

5

R

13

SB

3

2014 Preseason Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Kalish was non-tendered by Boston and became a free agent. He didn't play at all in 2013 after undergoing neck and shoulder surgeries the last few years. At this point, it's unclear what he can give a...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 213   DOB: 3/28/1988   BORN: Northridge, CA   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 9th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Ryan Kalish Contract Information:

Signed a minor league contract with the Cubs in December of 2013 that includes an invite to spring training.

September 3, 2014  –  Ryan Kalish News

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Ryan Kalish 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
2007 19 A LOW 23 103 87 27 32 8 4 1 3 13 18 3 16 12 0 0 0 .368 .471 .540 1.011
2008 20 A LAN 18 82 73 6 17 8 6 0 2 14 1 0 8 23 0 1 0 .233 .305 .397 .702
2008 20 A GRE 96 416 360 51 101 20 16 1 3 32 18 4 53 76 0 3 0 .281 .376 .356 .732
2009 21 A SAL 32 142 115 21 35 12 5 2 5 21 7 3 26 20 0 1 0 .304 .434 .513 .947
2009 21 AA POR 103 437 391 63 106 36 19 4 13 56 14 3 42 87 0 3 1 .271 .341 .440 .781
2010 22 AA POR 41 183 150 35 44 18 9 1 8 29 12 1 28 21 0 3 2 .293 .404 .527 .931
2010 22 AAA PAW 37 160 143 22 42 15 9 1 5 18 12 2 14 32 0 2 1 .294 .356 .476 .832
2010 22 MAJ BOS 53 179 163 26 41 16 11 1 4 24 10 1 12 38 2 1 1 .252 .305 .405 .710
2011 23 A LOW 2 7 6 2 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 .500 .571 .500 1.071
2011 23 AAA PAW 22 96 86 9 18 6 6 0 0 9 4 3 8 20 0 2 0 .209 .271 .279 .550
2012 24 A SAL 3 12 12 3 4 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 3 0 0 0 .333 .333 .583 .916
2012 24 AA POR 3 13 9 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 .222 .462 .333 .795
2012 24 AAA PAW 27 126 111 18 29 9 5 0 4 14 7 2 13 30 1 1 0 .261 .336 .414 .750
2012 24 MAJ BOS 36 103 96 12 22 3 3 0 0 5 3 2 6 26 0 1 0 .229 .272 .260 .532
2014 26 AAA IOW 86 318 286 34 72 25 14 3 8 37 12 4 28 74 2 0 2 .252 .323 .406 .729
2014 26 MAJ CHC 57 130 121 13 30 8 4 4 0 5 3 2 8 28 1 0 0 .248 .295 .347 .642
3-Year Averages     36 103 96 12 22 3 3 0 0 5 3 2 6 26 0 1 0 .229 .272 .260 .532
Career  (View All)     146 412 380 51 93 27 18 5 4 34 16 5 26 92 3 2 1 .245 .293 .350 .643

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

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Ryan Kalish Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days 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. 28 @Mil Did not play.
Sep. 27 @Mil 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .248 .295 .347 .642
Sep. 26 @Mil 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .246 .294 .347 .641
Sep. 24 StL 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .248 .296 .350 .646
Sep. 23 StL 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .241 .290 .336 .626
Sep. 22 StL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .235 .285 .330 .615
Sep. 21 LAD 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .239 .289 .336 .625
Sep. 20 LAD 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .243 .294 .342 .636
Sep. 19 LAD 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .245 .297 .345 .642
Sep. 18 LAD 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .248 .299 .349 .648
Sep. 17 Cin 2 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .238 .292 .343 .635
Sep. 16 Cin 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .233 .288 .330 .618
Sep. 15 Cin Did not play.
Sep. 14 @Pit 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .233 .288 .330 .618
Sep. 13 @Pit Did not play.
Sep. 12 @Pit 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .235 .291 .333 .624
Sep. 10 @Tor 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .242 .299 .343 .642
Sep. 9 @Tor Did not play.
Sep. 8 @Tor Did not play.
Sep. 7 Pit 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .247 .305 .351 .656
Sep. 6 Pit 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .245 .304 .330 .634
Sep. 5 Pit 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .237 .297 .323 .620
Sep. 3 Mil 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .239 .300 .326 .626
Sep. 2 Mil Did not play.
Sep. 1 Mil Did not play.
Aug. 31 @StL Did not play.
Aug. 30 @StL Did not play.
Aug. 30 @StL Did not play.
Aug. 29 @StL Did not play.
Aug. 28 @Cin Did not play.
Last 7 Days 10 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .300 .300 .400 .700
Last 14 Days 19 1 6 2 0 0 1 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 .316 .316 .421 .737
Last 30 Days 30 2 8 2 1 0 1 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 .267 .267 .400 .667

Ryan Kalish: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 38 18 11 11
2012 32 3 20 9 1
2010 51 12 38 2

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Ryan Kalish Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201491000.333.333.733
2012153010.333.400.775

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201411212053.241.348.634
2012819043.210.235.487

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20145710041.263.439.750
20125910033.220.254.542

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014643012.234.266.545
2012372020.243.270.514
Ryan Kalish Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2007 19 A LOW 103 87 15.5% 11.7% 1.33 86% .403 .172
2008 20 A LAN 82 73 9.8% 28% 0.35 68% .313 .164
2008 20 A GRE 416 360 12.7% 18.3% 0.70 79% .349 .075
2009 21 A SAL 142 115 18.3% 14.1% 1.30 83% .333 .209
2009 21 AA POR 437 391 9.6% 19.9% 0.48 78% .320 .169
2010 22 AA POR 183 150 15.3% 11.5% 1.33 86% .298 .234
2010 22 AAA PAW 160 143 8.8% 20% 0.44 78% .349 .182
2010 22 MAJ BOS 179 163 6.7% 21.2% 0.32 77% .306 .153
2011 23 A LOW 7 6 14.3% 14.3% 1.00 83% .600 .000
2011 23 AAA PAW 96 86 8.3% 20.8% 0.40 77% .273 .070
2012 24 A SAL 12 12 0% 25% 0.00 75% .375 .250
2012 24 AA POR 13 9 30.8% 7.7% 4.00 89% .250 .111
2012 24 AAA PAW 126 111 10.3% 23.8% 0.43 73% .325 .153
2012 24 MAJ BOS 103 96 5.8% 25.2% 0.23 73% .314 .031
2014 26 AAA IOW 318 286 8.8% 23.3% 0.38 74% .314 .154
2014 26 MAJ CHC 130 121 6.2% 21.5% 0.29 77% .323 .099
3-Year Averages     103 96 5.8% 25.2% 0.23 73% .314 .031
Career     412 380 6.3% 22.3% 0.28 76% .313 .105

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▲ Basic Stats      ▲ Split Stats      ▲ Games By Position

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2014 Stat Review for Ryan Kalish    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2013 (min 400 PA)

Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.248 AVG
WEAK
77% Contact Rate
WEAK
.323 BABIP
ABOVE AVERAGE
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.347 SLG
TERRIBLE
.099 ISO
POOR
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.29 BB/K
POOR
6.2% BB Rate
WEAK
21.5% K Rate
WEAK
OPS/OBP

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.642 OPS
TERRIBLE
.295 OBP
POOR

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

Kalish cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Iowa on Sunday, MLB.com's Carrie Muskat reports.

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Kalish was designated for assignment Friday, MLB.com's Carrie Muskat reports.

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Kalish was demoted to Triple-A on Monday, Jesse Rogers of ESPN Chicago reports.

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Kalish is not in the lineup Monday against the Cardinals.

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Kalish will bat eighth and play right field in the second half of Wednesday's double-header against the Yankees, ESPN Chicago's Jesse Rogers reports.

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Kalish doubled and tripled and drove in three runs in the Cubs' victory over Philadelphia on Sunday.

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Kalish had his contract selected by the Cubs on Sunday, MLB.com reports.

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Kalish has made the Cubs' Opening Day roster, Jesse Rogers of ESPN Chicago reports.

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Kalish (shoulder) is healthy heading into the 2014 season, MLB.com reports.

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Kalish (shoulder) signed a minor league contract with the Cubs on Friday that includes an invite to spring training, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

What looked like an orderly progression to Boston's right-field job in 2012 has been derailed by a shoulder injury he suffered early in 2011. The Red Sox added corner outfielders in the free-agent market in the offseason, making Kalish's role for the upcoming season murky. They have added Jonny Gomes, who does not figure to be a full-time starter, while the addition of Shane Victorino smells like insurance against a departure of center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury. For Kalish, it all starts with his shoulder. He has dedicated the offseason to improving his strength, and it will be easier to get a read on his health during spring training. Even with the addition of outfielders in the offseason, Kalish can still earn a spot as the starting right fielder at some point in 2013 depending how things break across the roster.

2012

Kalish lost a year of development in 2011 amid several injuries. He first suffered a partially torn labrum when diving for a ball in April. He was able to avoid surgery on the shoulder, but a neck injury suffered during his time rehabbing the shoulder eventually shut down his season and required a procedure, and he'll now be out until May or June. Prior to the injuries, he was on schedule to take over right field in 2012. With the trade of Josh Reddick, right field is open, but Kalish will need to get back up to speed before he can take the job. Until then, a combination of Ryan Sweeney, Darnell McDonald and Cody Ross will man right field, barring another offseason acquisition by the Red Sox.

2011

Kalish has been a comer in the organization for a couple of years, but was promoted to Boston ahead of schedule when injuries struck and other available options in the system were less attractive. His season was split fairly evenly into thirds: two months in Double-A, two months in Triple-A and two months in Boston. While he had some moments for Boston, we can't help but think the organization would like him to play every day at Triple-A than have him as a fourth or fifth outfielder. He's developed some good habits in terms of his approach at the plate and plays the game with passion. Kalish has moved ahead of Josh Reddick as the most senior outfield prospect and is someone to keep in mind as the potential 2012 right fielder when J.D. Drew heads to free agency.

2010

Kalish, 22, struggled at the plate initially when promoted to Double-A Portland, but he worked through it and eventually hinted at the predicted power potential with 13 homers and 56 RBI in 391 at-bats for the Sea Dogs. A hamate bone injury in 2007 slowed some of his development, but he's back on track. Kalish arrived as a center fielder, but played all three spots in 2009 and could move to a corner pending the development of his frame and power.

2009

Kalish, who came back from a broken hamate bone in his right wrist that cut short his 2007 season, made the move from Low-A Greenville to High-A Lancaster, and predictably dropped off going up a level. The Red Sox have worked on his swing and plate patience and it shows in his numbers at Greenville. He's got excellent speed with leadoff hitter potential, but doesn't have much present power. At 21, his body may fill out and he could show more pop and perhaps move to a corner-outfield spot in time for J.D. Drew's departure from Boston. Kalish will remain in High-A.