A non-roster invitee to Spring Training for the second-straight season, Ryan signed a minor league contract with the Cubs in December of 2017 ... in seven minor league seasons, he has batted .274 (693-for-2,528) with 162 doubles, 19 triples and 57 homers ... has been in the Arizona (2011-14), Boston (2016-17) and Cubs organizations ... spent one year in Independent baseball (2015) ... Has spent each of the last two seasons entirely at the Triple-A level ... Selected by Arizona in the 23rd round of the 2011 draft out of Illinois State University ... was named to the All-Missouri Valley Conference First Team in 2011 ... made 159-straight starts over his final three seasons ... Graduated from Dundee-Crown (Ill.) High School, roughly 40 miles northwest of Chicago.
Ryan led the I-Cubs with 101 hits, 62 RBI and 21 doubles in 114 games ... batted .262 (101-for-386) on the season ... batted .400 (36-for-90) in July with eight doubles, three homers, 11 walks, 18 RBI and 18 runs scored ... Hit for the cycle, July 20 vs. New Orleans, going 4-for-5 with four runs scored ... named PCL Player of the Week, July 16-22 (.615, 2 HR) ... Had a 20-game hitting streak from July 4-26 ... batted .457 (32-for-70) with seven doubles, a triple, two homers, 14 RBI and a 1.184 OPS during the streak.
Spent the entire season with Triple-A Pawtucket, batting .263 (102-for-388) with 21 doubles, three triples, 10 homers and 44 RBI in 106 games ... Batted .321 (34-for-106) off left-handed pitching compared to .241 (68-for-282) against righties ... Played every infield position, as well as left field ... spent the most time at shortstop (41 starts) and left field (33 starts) ... made just four errors.
Hit .277 (101-for-364) with 19 doubles, four triples, four homers and 46 RBI in 103 games between Double-A Portland and Triple-A Pawtucket, his first season in the Boston organization ... started 61 games at third base, 16 at first base, 14 at second base, six at shortstop and three in left field ... Began the season with Portland and hit .319 (44-for-138) through 40 games before being promoted to Pawtucket on June 20 ... Hit safely in 13 of 17 PawSox games with an at-bat and returned to Portland on July 14.
Spent the season in Independent ball with the Sioux City Explorers ... posted a .331/.400/.474 line with 22 doubles, two triples, nine homers, 52 RBI and 15 stolen bases.
Split the season between Single-A Visalia and Double-A Mobile, batting a combined .259 (80-for-309) with 25 doubles, three triples, six homers and 37 RBI in 107 games ... Began the season with Visalia, appearing in 46 games ... hit .272 (47-for-173) with 13 doubles, two triples and four homers ... Promoted to Mobile, June 3, and finished the season with the BayBears ... batted .243 (33-for-136) with 12 doubles and two homers in 61 contests.