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Brendan Ryan

32-Year-Old Shortstop – New York Yankees

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Ryan is the definition of an elite glove, light bat shortstop and he didn't do anything to change that designation in 2013, providing outstanding glove work but posting just a .550 OPS while filling i...

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STATUS:  15-Day DL     INJURY TYPE:  Back     EST. RETURN:  5/1/2014
LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 195   DOB: 3/26/1982
BORN: Los Angeles, CA   COLLEGE: Lewis-Clark State  DRAFTED: 7th Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Brendan Ryan Contract Information:

Agreed to a two-year deal with a mutual option for 2016 with the Yankees in November of 2013.

April 11, 2014  –  Brendan Ryan News

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Ryan (back) is unlikely to return before May 1, MLB.com's Bryan Hoch reports.

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Brendan Ryan 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 22 A Peo 105 472 426 72 137 27 21 4 2 59 30 7 24 42 9 9 4 .322 .356 .404 .760
2005 23 A Pal 49 203 188 29 57 18 17 0 1 16 8 1 15 20 0 0 0 .303 .355 .410 .765
2005 23 AA SPR 43 174 154 28 42 11 8 1 2 9 6 0 15 19 2 1 2 .273 .343 .377 .720
2006 24 A A 3 14 14 2 6 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 .429 .429 .500 .929
2006 24 AA SPR 10 47 43 6 13 1 1 0 0 3 1 1 3 6 1 0 0 .302 .348 .326 .674
2006 24 AAA MEM 7 27 26 4 4 1 0 0 1 6 1 0 1 3 0 0 0 .154 .185 .269 .454
2007 25 AAA MEM 81 353 323 55 88 15 9 5 1 15 17 6 25 39 2 1 2 .272 .328 .341 .669
2007 25 MAJ STL 67 199 180 30 52 13 9 0 4 12 7 0 15 19 3 0 1 .289 .347 .406 .752
2008 26 A Pal 3 13 12 1 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 .250 .308 .333 .641
2008 26 AA SPR 4 21 19 5 7 4 3 0 1 3 1 0 1 6 0 0 1 .368 .429 .684 1.113
2008 26 AAA MEM 21 88 80 13 19 8 5 0 3 10 1 0 4 17 2 1 1 .238 .279 .413 .692
2008 26 MAJ STL 80 218 197 30 48 9 9 0 0 10 7 2 16 31 3 0 2 .244 .307 .289 .596
2009 27 AAA MEM 3 11 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2009 27 MAJ STL 129 429 390 55 114 29 19 7 3 37 14 7 24 56 6 3 6 .292 .340 .400 .740
2010 28 MAJ STL 139 486 439 50 98 24 19 3 2 36 11 4 33 60 9 3 2 .223 .279 .294 .573
2011 29 MAJ SEA 123 494 436 51 108 25 19 3 3 39 13 3 34 87 9 5 10 .248 .313 .326 .639
2012 30 MAJ SEA 141 470 407 42 79 25 19 3 3 31 11 5 44 98 8 6 5 .194 .277 .278 .555
2013 31 MAJ SEA 87 287 260 23 50 13 10 0 3 21 4 2 21 60 4 1 1 .192 .254 .265 .519
2013 31 MAJ NYY 17 62 59 7 13 3 2 0 1 1 0 0 2 13 0 0 1 .220 .258 .305 .563
2013  (Multiple Teams) 31 MAJ SEA/NYY 104 349 319 30 63 16 12 0 4 22 4 2 23 73 4 1 2 .197 .255 .273 .528
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Brendan Ryan
3-Year Averages MAJ   122 436 387 41 83 21 16 2 3 30 9 3 33 86 7 4 5 .214 .282 .289 .571
Career  (View All) MAJ   783 2645 2368 288 562 141 106 16 19 187 67 23 189 424 42 18 28 .237 .299 .320 .619

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Brendan Ryan 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
Apr. 16 ChC Did not play.
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Apr. 13 Bos Did not play.
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Apr. 10 Bos Did not play.
Apr. 9 Bal Did not play.
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Apr. 7 Bal Did not play.
Apr. 6 @Tor Did not play.
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Apr. 3 @Hou Did not play.
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Last 7 Days 0 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 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 30 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000

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Brendan Ryan: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2013 101 2
2012 138
2011 123
2010 139
2009 19 105

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Brendan Ryan Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201310511062.190.248.495
2012158191135.234.342.637
201110613192.255.358.708

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013214194162.201.285.544
2012249232186.169.237.503
20113303823011.245.315.616

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201315313191.183.242.487
2012194172157.211.268.575
2011222240149.225.261.580

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013166173133.211.301.565
2012213251164.178.286.535
2011214273254.271.393.700
Brendan Ryan 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 22 A Peo 472 426 5.1% 8.9% 0.57 90% .353 .082
2005 23 A Pal 203 188 7.4% 9.9% 0.75 89% .335 .107
2005 23 AA SPR 174 154 8.6% 10.9% 0.79 88% .301 .104
2006 24 A A 14 14 0% 14.3% 0.00 86% .500 .071
2006 24 AA SPR 47 43 6.4% 12.8% 0.50 86% .351 .024
2006 24 AAA MEM 27 26 3.7% 11.1% 0.33 88% .136 .115
2007 25 AAA MEM 353 323 7.1% 11% 0.64 88% .307 .069
2007 25 MAJ STL 199 180 7.5% 9.5% 0.79 89% .306 .117
2008 26 A Pal 13 12 7.7% 7.7% 1.00 92% .273 .083
2008 26 AA SPR 21 19 4.8% 28.6% 0.17 68% .500 .316
2008 26 AAA MEM 88 80 4.5% 19.3% 0.24 79% .267 .175
2008 26 MAJ STL 218 197 7.3% 14.2% 0.52 84% .289 .045
2009 27 AAA MEM 11 11 0% 45.5% 0.00 55% .000 .000
2009 27 MAJ STL 429 390 5.6% 13.1% 0.43 86% .335 .108
2010 28 MAJ STL 486 439 6.8% 12.3% 0.55 86% .255 .071
2011 29 MAJ SEA 494 436 6.9% 17.6% 0.39 80% .303 .078
2012 30 MAJ SEA 470 407 9.4% 20.9% 0.45 76% .248 .084
2013 31 MAJ SEA 287 260 7.3% 20.9% 0.35 77% .239 .073
2013 31 MAJ NYY 62 59 3.2% 21% 0.15 78% .267 .085
2013  (Multiple Teams) 31 MAJ SEA/NYY 349 319 6.6% 20.9% 0.32 77% .244 .076
2014 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Brendan Ryan
3-Year Averages MAJ   436 387 7.6% 19.7% 0.38 78% .268 .075
Career MAJ   2645 2368 7.1% 16% 0.45 82% .282 .083

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Best Matchups for Brendan Ryan (by OPS, min 6 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Brett Cecil TOR 6 3 1 1 0 0 0 .500 1.167 1.667
Mat Latos CIN 9 6 0 4 2 2 1 .667 .889 1.556
Carlos Villanueva CHI-N 10 5 0 2 3 4 0 .500 .900 1.515
Tom Gorzelanny MIL 6 3 0 0 1 1 0 .500 .833 1.405
Craig Breslow BOS 6 2 1 3 0 1 0 .333 1.000 1.333
Brian Duensing MIN 6 3 0 1 0 0 0 .500 .833 1.333
Jeff Samardzija CHI-N 6 3 0 1 1 0 0 .500 .667 1.238
Zach McAllister CLE 7 2 1 2 2 1 0 .286 .714 1.159
Tim Hudson SF 9 4 0 2 0 1 0 .444 .667 1.111
Scott Diamond MIN 11 5 0 0 0 1 1 .455 .636 1.091

Worst Matchups for Brendan Ryan (by OPS, min 6 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Bartolo Colon NY-N 14 1 0 0 0 2 0 .071 .071 .143
Jerome Williams HOU 15 0 0 0 1 2 0 .000 .000 .118
Garrett Richards ANA 8 0 0 1 1 5 0 .000 .000 .111
Wei-Yin Chen BAL 9 0 0 0 1 2 0 .000 .000 .100
Cole Hamels PHI 11 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Kyle Davies CLE 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Kyle Kendrick PHI 9 0 0 1 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
James Shields KC 8 0 0 0 0 5 0 .000 .000 .000
Bud Norris BAL 7 0 0 0 0 3 0 .000 .000 .000
Edinson Volquez PIT 6 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000

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

Ryan (back) does not seem close to making a return, but Yankees manager Joe Girardi said that the infielder may have started baseball activities Thursday, ESPN New York reports.

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Ryan, who is dealing with a pinched nerve in his back, was placed on the 15-day DL on Tuesday retroactive to Mar. 22, MLB.com reports.

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Ryan (back) is scheduled to swing a bat underwater on Monday at the Yankees' spring training complex, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.

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Ryan (back) will start the season on the disabled list, general manager Brian Cashman confirmed, Daniel Barbarisi of The Wall Street Journal reports.

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Ryan (back) is expected to begin the season on the disabled list, according to Newsday.

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Ryan was scratched Thursday due to upper-back spasms, according to ESPN.

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Ryan (oblique) is expected to return to the lineup Thursday, according to ESPN.

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2014

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2013

If defense was standard in fantasy baseball, Ryan would be a top pick. Alas, in the usual 5x5 setup, he might be the least valuable fantasy player in the league. Among players with 400 at-bats, Ryan finished last in average (.194), slugging (.278) and OPS (.555) last season. He did a little better in OBP -- fourth from the bottom at .277. On the basepaths, he stole 11 bags, but also was caught five times. His superior glove, though, is why the Mariners accept his zero at the plate, as defensively few can match his prowess. Ryan led all shortstops and was second in baseball with 27 runs saved last season. The next closest shortstop, J.J. Hardy (the AL Gold Glove winner at the position), totaled 18. Ryan had offseason surgery to remove bone chips from his right elbow, which possibly contributed to his hitting woes. It'll take more than a repaired arm to make him a serviceable fantasy shortstop, though. "Shortstop of the Future" Nick Franklin is knocking on the door, but Seattle's content to go with Ryan at shortstop for at least this season.

2012

Ryan's season was cut short last year because of lingering disk problem in his neck. As of December, he still had not been cleared to resume baseball activities, but he still expects to be healthy for spring training. He also dealt with wrist, shoulder and back injuries last season. Ryan will slot in as the starting shortstop this season. Ryan doesn't do much with the bat, but his glove is one of the best in the league. His main goal is health, however.

2011

No one doubts Ryan's glove, which is one of the best in the league, but his hitting is certainly in question, and he never seemed in sync with manager Tony La Russa, either. It was better for all parties that Ryan was traded during the offseason to the Mariners. He hit a miserable .223/.279/.294 in 2010 but will get a fresh start as a utility infielder in Seattle with an opportunity to keep second base warm until top prospect Dustin Ackley is ready to move into the everyday role. Ryan will also handle the shortstop duties if the oft-injured Jack Wilson goes down again.

2010

Khalil Greene's personal issues gave Ryan the opportunity to start 95 games at short last year. While he has nice speed, his lack of power and placement in the lineup made his .292 batting average fairly empty. He'll compete with Julio Lugo for a starting job, but the Cardinals have no shortage of middle infielders to take his place if Ryan doesn't hit.

2009

Ryan, who was a bit of a sleeper going into last spring, hit just .244/.307/.289 in 197 at-bats last year. A March injury to his rib cage pushed him down the depth chart a bit. His speed and versatility are nice, but he doesn't really have a clear role on the Cardinals right now.

2008

Ryan had a solid 67-game stint with St. Louis in his rookie season, hitting .289 with 30 runs scored. He emerged as St. Louis' top utility infielder, playing at least 17 games at second, third, and short, but Ryan's production tailed off as he hit just .167 over the last three weeks of the season. He's generally the kind of player that manager Tony LaRussa loves, so he'll probably be invited back in 2008, though he probably won't get as much playing time as he did in 2007 with the addition of Cesar Izturis.

2007

Ryan played at four levels in 2006, but didnít do much at any of them, amassing only 117 at-bats. Heíll be 25 by opening day, but is not expected to make much of a contribution at the big-league level until 2008. Ryan is a good contact hitter with a little bit of speed, but his upside is probably as a utility infielder or super sub.

2006

After hitting .301 in 88 games for high-A Palm Beach, Ryan earned a promotion to Double-A Springfield. He was in a 1-for-24 tailspin before busting out of his slump and ending the year with a .273 average. Ryan is a solid contact hitter, but he possesses little power, with just three homers and 27 RBI in 2005. He's a very good defensive player, but his bat will most likely prevent him from ever being a difference-maker at the big league level.