Ryan Fitzgerald Salem Red Sox  |  Infield


Age: 25
Born: June 17, 1994
Hinsdale, IL
Height: 6-0
Weight: 185
Bats: Left
Throws: Right
Drafted: Not drafted
How Acquired: Contract purchases from Gary of the American Association (May 2018)
College: Creighton
High School: Fenwick (IL)

Photo © Kelly O'Connor

Physical Description: Lean, athletic frame without much projection. Looks the part of a middle infielder.

Hit: Starts close-to-even, with his hands up. Utilizes a leg lift timing device. Has some feel to hit. Knows the strike zone. Makes hard contact. Has a tendency to pull and will get shifted by some teams.

Power: Potential fringe-average power.

Run: Fringe-average speed.

Field: Average defender at short. Average range and hands. Can turn two.

Arm: Fringe-average to average arm. Can make the basic throws from short, but not a weapon.

Career Notes: Signed out of independent ball, was reportedly a launch angle adjustment success story. Has been old for his level after playing all four years at Creighton then a full year of independent ball. Participated in the 2018 Fall Instructional League.

Summation: Has some catching up to do as an older free agent signee, but shows potential if everything clicks. Can field the position at shortstop. With continued development, you can dream on him filling a bench infield role on a contending team. Does not have much margin for error in his development given his age and will need to continue moving up the ladder steadily.

  Hitting Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age g ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi tb bb so sb cs avg obp slg ops
  2017 Gary Ind AA --- 22 84 289 39 69 12 6 7 20 114 23 64 8 2 0.239 0.301 0.394 0.695
  2018 Greenville SAL A Bos 23 80 318 44 87 9 3 8 38 126 29 70 5 3 0.274 0.337 0.396 0.733
  2019 Salem Car A+ Bos 24     stats                            
  Additional Player Info  
  Pronunciation: ---
First Pro Contract:
May 8, 2018 (Bos)
Signing Bonus: N/A
MiLB Debut: June 6, 2018 (Greenville)
MLFA Eligible: November 2024
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2021
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut:
MLB Service Time (through 2018):
Options Remaining
: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2019): MiLB Contract
Trade Restrictions
: -
2017 American Association All-Star
2017 Arizona Winter League Defensive Player of the Year
2019 Carolina League All-Star
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