Full name is Brendan Wood Ryan… is married to Sharyn... Graduated from Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks, Calif. in 2000… earned three varsity letters in baseball… received All-State honors his senior year (2000) when Notre Dame lost in the State Championship game at Dodger Stadium… was a Los Angeles Times "Gold Glove" selection... Played baseball at Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston, Idaho from 2001-03… led LCSC to the 2002-03 NAIA World Series title.
Hit .167 (19-for-114) with 5R, 4 doubles and 8RBI in 49 games (19 starts at SS, 12 at 2B and two at 3B) with theYankees... Began the season on the 15-day disabled list from 4/1 (retroactive to 3/22)-5/5 with a cervical spine nerve injury, missing 31 team games…played in seven combined rehab games with Single-A Tampa and Double-A Trenton,batting .320 (8-for-25)... Made his ﬁrst career appearance at 1B in the ninth inning of 5/18 Game 2 loss vs. Pittsburgh after starting at SS... Started at 2B in 5/24 win at Chicago-AL, making his ﬁrst start at the position since 6/11/09 at Florida (w/ St. Louis)... Made his 20th career start at 3B-and ﬁrst since 5/8/08 at Colorado-in 9/11 win vs. Tampa Bay... Hit a go-ahead, ground-rule double in the ﬁfth inning of 9/17 win at Tampa Bay…was his ﬁrst extra-base hit since a double on 8/5 vs. Detroit and ﬁrst RBI since a two-run double on 7/29 at Texas.
Hit .220 (13-for-59) with 7R, 2 doubles, 1HR and 1RBI in 17 games (17 starts at SS) with the Yankees after being acquired from Seattle on 9/10 in exchange for a player to be named later (the Yankees ultimately sent cash considerations to Seattle to complete the transaction)... Collected his first hit as a Yankee with a single to lead off the ninth inning in 9/12 win at Baltimore… came around to score the game-winning run on a wild pitch by Jim Johnson... Hit his first home run as a Yankee with a solo shot on 9/13 at Boston… became the 23rd different Yankee to hit a home run in 2013… marked the most different Yankees to homer in a single season in franchise history, surpassing the 1965 and 2000 clubs, which each had 22 different Yankees with at least one home run... In 87 games with the Mariners (79 starts at SS), batted .192 (50-for-260) with 23R, 10 doubles, 3HR and 21RBI.
Appeared in 141 games, making
134 starts (all at shortstop) ... Won the Fielding Bible Award as
top defensive shortstop and was
a finalist for AL Gold Glove ... Led MLB shortstops with 27
defensive runs saved and highest
UZR (ultimate zone rating) at 14.7 ... Over last two seasons leads MLB
with 45 defensive runs saved ... Finished 2nd in ESPN.com's
Defensive Player of the Year
voting behind LAA's Mike Trout ... Set or tied career-highs in games
(141), doubles (tied, 19), walks
(44) and strikeouts (98)...recorded 19 doubles for fourth straight season ... Hit .221 (53x240) with 17 runs, 12 doubles, 1 triple, 2 home runs, 19 RBI over his final 84
games; began the season hitting .156 (26x167) with 10 extra-base hits in first 57 games ... Named the May Defensive Player of the Month by a ESPN Stats & Information (12-member
voting panel)...had 13 defensive runs saved in the month, and 17 Good Fielding Plays ... Missed 4 games (Aug. 5-8); left game Aug. 4 at NYY after being hit on elbow.
Appeared in 123 games at SS (120 GS), 10th in the AL...ranked T7th in AL SS in double plays (79), 9th in total chances (572) and assists (371)...Led Major League shortstops in defensive runs saved (18)...combined with Dustin Ackley for 28 runs saved, the 2nd-best double play combo in the Majors behind Andrus-Kinsler (TEX)...Tied 12th in AL with 10 HBP, led club and set career high...Did not play after Sept. 17 due to back spasms...On 15-day DL Aug. 4-19 with sprained AC joint in left shoulder...hit .179 (14x78) with 20 K after return from DL (Aug. 22-Sept. 17)...Matched career high with 11-game hitting streak July 15-27 (.347/17x49, 7 R, 4 2B, 2 HR, 7 RBI)...also had 11G hit streak May 20-31 (.513/20x39)...Recorded career-high 5 RBI, including grand slam, July 24 at Boston...Went 3-for-6 falling triple short of the cycle July 19 at Toronto...HR#1, first homer since 6/11/10 at ARI (w/STL), snapping string of 173 games and 650 PA (580 AB) without HR...Finished May batting .384 (28x73), 2nd-best in the AL...set a monthly career-high for hits...Walk-off RBI single May 6 vs. Chicago (AL); 3rd career walk-off hit (also: 9/19/09 vs. CHI & 7/30/10 vs. PIT).
Ranked 4th among National
League shortstops playing in a
career-high 139 games.
...Hit .223 (98x439) with 19 doubles,
3 triples, 2 home runs and 36 RBI.
...Tied career single-game highs
with 3 runs and 4 hits May 27 at
...Led Major League shortstops with
3.43 assists per game and an .874
zone rating...also 5th in double
plays turned and 10th in fielding
pct. among MLB shortstops.
...Batted .194 (42x217) pre-All Star
break and .252 (56x22) post-All
...Hit .300 (9x30) with 5 runs, 3 doubles, 1 home run and 5 RBI in 9 games in leadoff spot.
...Traded to Seattle in exchange for Maikel Cleto (rhp) on Dec. 13...signed 2-year contract
avoiding arbitration on Dec. 17.
Posted the majors best range ratings for shortstops (min. 500 innings), leading in total chances (5.49) and assists (3.84)/ 9 inn...His .984 fielding pct. ranked in top five among all shortstops with a minimum of 75 games started. He finished the year with 16 defensive "gems"...Finished 3rd among N.L. shortstops (min. 100 games) in batting with a .301 mark, trailing only H. Ramirez and M. Tejada...Led the team with seven triples and 17 infield hits...Was on the DL from 4/30-5/15 with a left hamstring strain. Made a rehab assignment in Memphis during his DL stint...He hit his first career grand slam on 8/20 at SD in the Cardinals' 5-1 win.
Utility infielder spent most of 2008 with the M.L. Club...Opened the season on the 15-day D.L. with a right oblique strain suffered in spring training...Combined to go 10-for-31 (.323) with a HR and three RBI in seven rehab games at Palm Beach (A) and Springfield (AA)...Was activated from 15-day DL on 4/23 & made his season debut on 4/24 at PIT, starting at SS & going 2-3 with BB and RBI...Had a career first 2 doubles 6/22 at BOS and belted 2-run double as part of 3 hits 6/24 at DET...Drew first career OF start 8/17 at CIN. Made apps. at SS (40) 2B (23), 3B (5) and OF (3). All his OF starts were in RF...Batted 9th in 33 of his 47 starts, hitting .278 with a .336 OBP in those games. Did bat leadoff in eight starts...Was optioned to Memphis 8/6 & recalled again on 9/2.
Split his season between Triple-A Memphis and the Cardinals. Saw his first Major-League action and became the 3rd player,
1st position player, from the STL 2003 draft class to reach the Majors as a Cardinal (A. Reyes, D. Dove).
Drew first recall on 6/2 and made his M.L. debut as defensive sub at short in the 7th at HOU. Grounded to short in his first M.L.
plate app. the next inning.
Made his first start on 6/3 at second base. Collected first M.L. hit and RBI 6/16 at OAK (off L. DiNardo).
Hit .272 in 81 games while at Memphis. All his games in the field at Triple-A came at shortstop.
With STL, made 15 starts at second base, 18 starts at third and 17 at short. His first start at third base on 7/18 at FLA was just
his second game ever at that position (one game in minors).
Had .291 BA when starting (48-for-165) and Cards posted a 27-23 won-loss record in his starts.
Posted nine multi-hit games in his first 16 starts (.362, 21-58, 12 R, 3 HR, 8 RBI), including four straight from 7/8-21.
Batted .115 (3-26) over his last 11 games from 9/16-30 to bring his batting average below .300 - from .318 to its final .289.
Had a .356 (16-for-45) batting average vs. N.L. East foes.
Had 3 hits 6/26 at NY, including his 1st ML homer in 11th (off S. Schoeneweis) that proved to be GWRBI.
Belted second ML HR, first at Busch, on 7/4 vs. ARI. Had an RBI-squeeze bunt in 8/15 win at MIL.
Had season best, six-game hitting streak end on 8/24 (.381 BA).
A wrist injury suffered in spring training limited him to 28 games spread among four stops in the minors...Was activated from the disabled list on 8/18 after 11 games of rehab at State College (A) and Palm Beach (A)...Combined to go 14-for-48 (.292) at his stops in State College and Palm Beach...Went 4-for-5 with two runs on 8/16 at Lakeland in his final game at Palm Beach.
Had hits in nine of his 10 games played at Springfield (AA) from 8/18-28. Batted .500 in his final three games (6-for-12)...Closed out his season by starting seven games at shortstop for Memphis (AAA) from 8/29-9/4...Went 2-for-3 with two runs, a grand slam (off Ezequiel Astacio) and season-high four RBI on 8/30 at Round Rock...Appeared in 28 games for Peoria in the Arizona Fall League and batted .310 (39-for-126) with two home runs, 19 runs and 20
RBI...His 39 hits were tied for tops in the league...Collected two four-hit games and hit safely in his first eight AFL games (.425 BA) and 10 of his first 11 (.396).
A strong showing at Palm Beach (A) led to Ryan's first Double-A action during the second half of the season...appeared in 49
games for Florida State League Cardinals and 43 games for Springfield, the Cardinals' new Texas League affiliate...After going hitless in his first three games to begin the season, he rattled off a 16-game hitting streak (27-for-62, .435) for Palm
Beach from 4/11-29 and finished April batting .359...had a season high 4-hit game on 4/22 at St. Lucie...Missed nearly a month's time at Palm Beach with a left hamstring strain that forced him to the DL from 5/17-6/14...Hit .405 vs. LHP's, .360 at Roger Dean Stadium, .378 (14-37) with runners in scoring position and .563 (9-16) with runners in
scoring position and two outs...Was promoted to Springfield on 7/19 and after a slow start, responded with a strong finish that bumped his average 56 points
in those final eight games...Matched his season high for hits with a 4-for-6 effort including double, homer and 2 RBI on 8/11 vs. Midland...Fashioned a .333 batting mark at Springfield's Hammons Field, going 28-for-84...Hit safely in each of his final 8 games (16-for-34, .471), including 6 multi-hit contests, and raised his AA average from .217 to
season-ending .273 mark by doing so.
Named the starting shortstop for the Eastern Division at the Midwest League All-Star Game in 2004...captured the Midwest League batting title (.322) and ranked 2nd among STL minor leaguers...30 steals were 4th-most in the Cards minor league system.
Made professional debut with New Jersey (A)...hit .311 (60x193) with 14 doubles and 4 triples...ranked 7th in the New York-Penn League in batting.