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Ryan Flaherty

31-Year-Old Third Baseman – Atlanta Braves

2018 Stats

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.243

HR

2

RBI

13

R

16

SB

3

2018 Preseason Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Flaherty is a light-hitting utility infielder on the wrong side of 30. Not ideal. He missed extended time with a right shoulder injury in 2017 and struggled mightily in his limited major-league action...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 220   DOB: 7/27/1986   BORN: Portland, ME   COLLEGE: Vanderbilt   DRAFTED: By CHC In 2008   Show ContractHide Contract

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Ryan Flaherty Contract Information:

Signed a one-year, $750,000 contract with the Braves in March of 2018.

July 9, 2018  –  Ryan Flaherty News

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Ryan Flaherty 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 21 A BOI 56 244 219 39 65 29 19 2 8 26 4 2 24 51 1 0 0 .297 .369 .511 .880
2009 22 A PEO 131 541 485 81 134 49 24 5 20 81 7 6 50 98 2 4 0 .276 .344 .470 .814
2010 23 A+ DAY 108 475 420 65 120 46 34 3 9 63 6 3 41 74 1 9 4 .286 .348 .445 .793
2010 23 AA TEN 23 84 71 10 13 3 2 0 1 9 1 0 10 12 0 2 1 .183 .286 .254 .540
2011 24 AA TEN 83 344 302 52 92 36 20 2 14 66 4 6 40 55 0 2 0 .305 .384 .523 .907
2011 24 AAA IOW 49 186 173 22 41 17 11 1 5 22 1 0 10 44 2 1 0 .237 .277 .399 .676
2012 25 AAA NOR 9 41 38 5 11 4 1 1 2 3 0 0 2 9 0 0 1 .289 .341 .526 .867
2012 25 MAJ BAL 77 166 153 15 33 9 2 1 6 19 1 0 6 43 3 1 3 .216 .258 .359 .617
2013 26 A DEL 2 8 8 1 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 .250 .250 .375 .625
2013 26 A FRE 2 7 7 1 2 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 .286 .286 .714 1.000
2013 26 AAA NOR 8 35 34 4 9 3 1 0 2 5 0 0 1 8 0 0 0 .265 .286 .471 .757
2013 26 MAJ BAL 85 271 246 28 55 21 11 0 10 27 2 0 19 62 1 0 5 .224 .293 .390 .683
2014 27 MAJ BAL 102 312 281 33 62 23 15 1 7 32 1 0 22 68 3 1 5 .221 .288 .356 .644
2015 28 AA BOW 3 13 12 2 4 2 1 0 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 .333 .385 .667 1.052
2015 28 AAA NOR 2 9 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 .000 .333 .000 .333
2015 28 MAJ BAL 91 301 267 34 54 20 8 3 9 31 0 0 26 81 2 2 4 .202 .281 .356 .637
2016 29 AAA NOR 5 22 19 3 8 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 3 5 0 0 0 .421 .500 .474 .974
2016 29 MAJ BAL 74 176 157 16 34 10 7 0 3 15 2 0 17 48 1 1 0 .217 .291 .318 .609
2017 30 A FRE 4 19 13 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 3 0 0 1 .154 .421 .154 .575
2017 30 AA BOW 12 49 38 18 15 5 3 0 2 6 0 0 10 3 0 0 1 .395 .531 .632 1.163
2017 30 MAJ BAL 23 43 38 5 8 1 1 0 0 4 0 0 4 10 0 0 1 .211 .302 .237 .539
2018 31 MAJ ATL 63 158 140 16 34 8 6 0 2 13 3 2 16 34 0 1 1 .243 .323 .329 .652
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3-Year Averages     62 172 154 18 32 10 5 1 4 16 0 0 15 46 1 1 1 .208 .281 .331 .612
Career  (View All)     515 1,427 1,282 147 280 92 50 5 37 141 9 2 110 346 10 6 19 .218 .289 .352 .640

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Ryan Flaherty 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
Jul. 15 Ari Did not play.
Jul. 14 Ari 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .243 .323 .329 .652
Jul. 13 Ari Did not play.
Jul. 11 Tor 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .246 .327 .333 .660
Jul. 10 Tor 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .248 .329 .336 .665
Jul. 8 @Mil 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .331 .338 .669
Jul. 7 @Mil 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .252 .333 .341 .674
Jul. 6 @Mil 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .246 .329 .336 .665
Jul. 5 @Mil Did not play.
Jul. 4 @NYY Did not play.
Jul. 3 @NYY Did not play.
Jul. 2 @NYY Did not play.
Jul. 1 @StL 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .248 .331 .338 .669
Jun. 30 @StL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .248 .333 .338 .671
Jun. 29 @StL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .248 .333 .338 .671
Jun. 27 Cin 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .336 .341 .677
Jun. 26 Cin 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .252 .338 .344 .682
Jun. 25 Cin 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .254 .340 .346 .686
Jun. 24 Bal 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .256 .342 .349 .691
Jun. 23 Bal 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .258 .345 .352 .697
Jun. 22 Bal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .258 .348 .355 .703
Jun. 20 @Tor 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .258 .343 .355 .698
Jun. 19 @Tor Did not play.
Jun. 17 SD 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .258 .343 .355 .698
Jun. 16 SD Did not play.
Jun. 15 SD Did not play.
Jun. 14 SD Did not play.
Jun. 13 NYM Did not play.
Jun. 12 NYM 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .264 .350 .364 .714
Jun. 10 @LAD 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .267 .353 .367 .720
Last 7 Games 6 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .167 .167 .334
Last 14 Games 7 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 .143 .125 .143 .268
Last 30 Games 21 1 2 0 0 0 2 1 4 0 0 0 1 0 .095 .130 .095 .225

Ryan Flaherty: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2018 3 38
2017 12 5 5 2 1 1
2016 7 1 40 13 9 3 6
2015 11 56 8 15 6 1 5
2014 3 30 43 29 2 1 1
2013 4 65 7 9 3
2012 3 28 17 1 24 7 17 1

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Ryan Flaherty: Minor League Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2017 1 5 5 3 1

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Ryan Flaherty Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018101010.200.200.473
201781000.125.125.347
2016201030.300.300.717

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018130152123.246.338.665
2017304040.233.267.590
2016137153122.204.321.593

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20186711171.269.388.752
2017182020.167.167.417
201673143100.288.479.853

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018735162.219.274.558
2017203020.250.300.648
2016842052.155.179.396
Ryan Flaherty vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Ryan Flaherty 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 21 A BOI 244 219 9.8% 20.9% 0.47 77% .356 .214
2009 22 A PEO 541 485 9.2% 18.1% 0.51 80% .307 .194
2010 23 A+ DAY 475 420 8.6% 15.6% 0.55 82% .321 .159
2010 23 AA TEN 84 71 11.9% 14.3% 0.83 83% .200 .071
2011 24 AA TEN 344 302 11.6% 16% 0.73 82% .332 .218
2011 24 AAA IOW 186 173 5.4% 23.7% 0.23 75% .288 .162
2012 25 AAA NOR 41 38 4.9% 22% 0.22 76% .333 .237
2012 25 MAJ BAL 166 153 3.6% 25.9% 0.14 72% .257 .143
2013 26 A DEL 8 8 0% 37.5% 0.00 63% .400 .125
2013 26 A FRE 7 7 0% 42.9% 0.00 57% .333 .428
2013 26 AAA NOR 35 34 2.9% 22.9% 0.13 76% .292 .206
2013 26 MAJ BAL 271 246 7% 22.9% 0.31 75% .259 .166
2014 27 MAJ BAL 312 281 7.1% 21.8% 0.32 76% .266 .135
2015 28 AA BOW 13 12 7.7% 7.7% 1.00 92% .300 .334
2015 28 AAA NOR 9 5 33.3% 0% 0.00 100% .000 .000
2015 28 MAJ BAL 301 267 8.6% 26.9% 0.32 70% .251 .154
2016 29 AAA NOR 22 19 13.6% 22.7% 0.60 74% .571 .053
2016 29 MAJ BAL 176 157 9.7% 27.3% 0.35 69% .290 .101
2017 30 A FRE 19 13 26.3% 15.8% 1.67 77% .200 .000
2017 30 AA BOW 49 38 20.4% 6.1% 3.33 92% .394 .237
2017 30 MAJ BAL 43 38 9.3% 23.3% 0.40 74% .286 .026
2018 31 MAJ ATL 158 140 10.1% 21.5% 0.47 76% .305 .086
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3-Year Averages     172 154 8.7% 26.7% 0.33 70% .267 .123
Career     1,427 1,282 7.7% 24.2% 0.32 73% .269 .134

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Ryan Flaherty Defensive Stats

DRS Breakdown
Pos Year Inn DRS (?) Pos Rank Range & Pos (?) OF Arm (?) GFP/DME (?) GDP (?) Bunts (?) Catcher SB (?) Pitcher SB (?) Adj ERA (?) Strike Zone(?)
1B 2018 7 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2B 2017 33 1 - 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3B 2017 19 -2 - -2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018 286 -1 21 -2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
SS 2017 29 -1 - -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
LF 2017 8 -1 - -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
RF 2017 8 1 - 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2018 Stat Review for Ryan Flaherty    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2016 (min 410 PA)

Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.47 BB/K
GOOD
10.1% BB Rate
GOOD
21.5% K Rate
WEAK
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.652 OPS
TERRIBLE
.323 OBP
WEAK
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.243 AVG
POOR
.305 BABIP
AVERAGE
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.329 SLG
TERRIBLE
.086 ISO
TERRIBLE

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

Flaherty is out of the lineup Sunday against the Red Sox.

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Flaherty is not in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Cubs.

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Flaherty is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Cubs.

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Flaherty is not in the lineup Monday against the Cubs.

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Flaherty will likely draw starts against right-handed pitching, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.

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Flaherty is not in the lineup against the Giants on Friday.

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Flaherty is out of the lineup against the Mets on Thursday.

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Flaherty is not in the lineup against the Reds on Wednesday.

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Flaherty is not in the lineup Saturday against the Mets.

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Flaherty went 2-for-4 with a walk, a double, an RBI and a stolen base in Friday's extra-inning loss to the Mets.

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Flaherty homered and drove in four runs in a 2-for-4 game Wednesday against Philadelphia.

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Flaherty is not in the lineup against the Cubs on Saturday.

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Flaherty is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Nationals.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2018

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2017

Flaherty saw his offensive numbers steadily decline from 2013 to 2015 and the trend continued as the super-utility player put together arguably his worst offensive season in 2016. He saw consistent playing time from May to mid-June in place of an injured J.J. Hardy, but wasn't able to get into any sort of groove at the plate. In 176 plate appearances, Flaherty posted a .217 average, hit three home runs and finished with a .610 OPS. He somehow managed to put together the worst strikeout rate of his career (27.3 percent), while also recording the best walk rate of his career (9.7 percent). With five major league seasons of replacement-level production, it is clear that the 30-year-old is destined to be no more than a utility player going forward.

2016

Flaherty is supposed to be an infield utility player, but he has been thrust into additional playing time each of the last three seasons due to injuries to Manny Machado, Jonathan Schoop, and J.J. Hardy. Despite about 900 at-bats over his four years with the Orioles, the former Rule 5 Draft choice's best season slash line is when he hit .224/.293/.390 in 2013. His best offensive tool is his power. Flaherty could approach 15 home runs if he were given everyday at-bats over the course of a season, but it will take injuries to make that scenario a reality. His strikeout rate is a problem at 26.9% last season. Even if he could be streamed, he will still be a liability in nearly every fantasy category. At 29, there is little room for growth left for Flaherty. Even worse, Flaherty had eligibility in most leagues at second base, third base, and shortstop, but the only position in which he logged over 20 games in 2015 is second base.

2015

Flaherty fills a niche for the Orioles in that he can play pretty much anywhere they ask him to play. In 2014, he played first base, second base, third base, shortstop, left field. and right field. That flexibility gives him some value in AL-only leagues in 2015 as he will qualify at second, short, and third on draft day. The increased playing time in 2014 did not lead to any kind of power breakout that he teased at with less playing time, as he only had two more extra-base hits this past season with 40 more plate appearances. He is limited to a platoon role as his numbers against lefties have become progressively worse, and his numbers against righties are not anything to write home about either. Outside of the occasional homer, he is not going to do much for fantasy owners because he hits at the bottom of the lineup and does not run well.

2014

After plucking Flaherty in the Rule 5 draft prior to 2012, the Orioles surprised some by keeping him on the roster for nearly all of 2013. Flaherty showed some pop, hitting 10 home runs in limited action with three more in the minors. The problem is that Flaherty will never be more than an average hitter. He spent most of the first half under the Mendoza line before hitting .297 in June while Brian Roberts was injured. The Orioles seem likely to find a second baseman on the free-agent market, which means Flaherty should remain a reserve. However, the injury to Manny Machado could leave Flaherty with a path to extra at-bats early in the 2014 season.

2013

Baltimore held on to Flaherty for the entire season after grabbing him in the Rule 5 draft last winter. He started the season in a utility role and ended it in a platoon at second base. With just 49 games above the Double-A level prior to 2012, Flaherty was overmatched against MLB pitching with his OBP and OPS well behind his minor league numbers. Flaherty was never one to take a walk, but his 3.6 percent walk rate is certainly an area for improvement if he hopes to get an everyday job. There are a number of options for Flaherty in 2013. He could get more experience in the minors, or he could be used in a utility or platoon role with the Orioles. Flaherty's ability to get at-bats for the Orioles depends mostly on the health of Brian Roberts, who was injured for most of 2011 and 2012.

2010

Flaherty put up solid numbers at Low-A Peoria, going .276/.344/.470 with 20 home runs. He's not great with the glove, however, and at 23, he was old for the level. Moreover, with top prospect Starlin Castro progressing rapidly, Flaherty's future probably lies at second base if he can continue to hit at higher levels. Expect Flaherty to see some time at High-A and/or Double-A this year.

2009

Flaherty hit for average and power in his professional debut, putting up a .297/.369/.511 line at Low-A as a 21-year old. His defense is average at best, and he might get moved to another position eventually, but he's a good bet to climb through the Cubs system rapidly due to his bat.