Ryan Fitzgerald Salem Red Sox Shortstop

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

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Pronunciation: -
First Pro Contract: May 8, 2018 (BOS)
Signing Scout: -
Signing Bonus: -
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2021
MLFA Eligible: November 2024
   
Pro Debut: June 6, 2018 (Greenville)
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut: -
Service Time (1/19): 0 days
Options Remaining: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2019): MiLB contract
   
Twitter: @RyRyThisGuy
Instagram: @RyRyThisGuy

 
 
 
 
 
     
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  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. Uppercut swing path.

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 indy league 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.

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    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
2014 Gary AmAs Ind --- 23 84 289 39 69 12 6 7 20 114 23 64 8 2 0.239 0.301 0.394 0.695
  2014 Greenville SAL A Bos 24 80 318 44 87 9 3 8 38 126 29 70 5 3 0.274 0.337 0.396 0.733
   
     
    2019 Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age g ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi tb bb so sb cs avg obp slg ops
2019 Salem Car A+ Bos 25     stats                            
   
     
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  Awards   SoxProspects.com Awards  
  2017 American Association All-Star
2017 Arizona Winter League Defensive Player of the Year
2019 Carolina League All-Star
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