Full name RYAN EDWARD FLAHERTY… Married, Ashley… 2005 graduate of Deering High School (ME) where he played quarterback on the 2003 Deering Class-A State Champions (13-0)… Attended Vanderbilt University… Oldest son of Ed Flaherty, longtime baseball coach at the University of Southern Maine...Grew up a Red Sox fan, big fan of Trot Nixon and Nomar Garciaparra.
Spent the year with the Atlanta Braves after being released by the Phillies at the conclusion of Spring Training…With Atlanta he started 23 of the club's first 29 games, including a career-best 4 runs and 4 hits on March 31 vs. Philadelphia (made only 9 starts the rest of the year)…Appeared in 40 games at third base, 7 at first base and 1 at second base…Was designated for assignment on Aug. 20 and outrighted to AAA Gwinnett and later purchased from the Braves on Sept. 2, spending the rest of the season with the NL East champs… Suffered an 0-for-22 stretch in second half.
Played in a ML career-low 23 games with BAL and did not hit a home run for the first time in his career...Hit .313 (5-16) with runners on base and .500 (3-6) with 4 RBI with RISP...Was on the DL from 5/19-8/16 with a right shoulder strain; included rehab assignments to Bowie (AA) and Frederick (A)...Slashed .395/.531/.632 with 3 doubles and 2 HR in his 12 rehab games with Bowie.
Played 74 games, making appearances at 1B (7 G), 2B (1 G), SS (13 G), 3B (40 G), RF (6 G), LF (3 G), and pitcher (1 G)... Made seven pinch-hit appearances...Had a four-game hitting streak from 6/17-22 in which he hit .400 (6-for-15) with two doubles, two home runs, and four RBI during the stretch... Launched his second career Eutaw Street home run on 6/7 vs. KC (also 9/25/13)... Made his Major League pitching debut on 8/20 vs. HOU (1.0 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 1 HR)...Only Orioles position player to pitch in 2016... In fve games with Triple-A Norfolk, hit .421,.500,.474 with a double, RBI, three runs scored, and three walks... Appeared on the Orioles 2016 AL Wild Card Game roster.
Homered at five different positions (1B, 2B, SS, 3B, and RF)...Started at six different positions (1B, 2B, SS, 3B, LF, and RF) • Made his first Major League start in left field since 9/1/12 on 9/26 at BOS and made his first Major League start in right field since 7/5/12 on 7/23 at WAS • Snapped a 0-for-34 stretch on 8/20 vs. MIN with a single in the eighth inning...Was the longest hitless stretch in terms of at-bats by an Oriole (since 1974) • Logged the 100th RBI of his career with a two-run home run on 7/22 at NYY • Hit the eighth home run of the game on 6/16 vs. PHI, to set a new club record for homers in a single game • Tripled in consecutive games for the first time in his career, 6/1-2 at HOU...He became the first Oriole to triple in consecutive games since Felix Pie (9/29 and 10/1/10) • Hit .300 (9-for-30) with three doubles, two home runs, four RBI, and four runs scored in April (nine games)
Made the Opening Day roster and spent the entire season with the O's, setting career-highs in games (102), plate appearances(312), runs (33), hits (62), doubles (15), RBI (32), walks (22), and total bases (100), playing 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, and the OF. Snapped season-opening 0-for-17 with ninth-inning single, April 6 @DET…Also began the 2013 season 0-for-his-first-17. Set a career-high with four hits, going 4-for-5 with a 2B, R, 2RBI, September 10 @BOS. Collected two hits in the third-inning on September 10 @BOS, becoming the third O's hitter in 2014 to accomplish the feat. Tripled for the first time since September 22, 2012, going 2-for-5, 3B, HR, 2R, and tied his season-high with 3RBI, August 31 vs.MIN…Was one total base shy of his career-high (eight; last on September 25, 2013 vs. TOR). Played in all seven postseason games, batting .286/.400/.429 with a home run and four RBIs in 25 plate appearances. Homered in Game 4 of the ALCS, accounting for the only Orioles run with a solo shot off of Jason Vargas in the third inning.
Had three stints with the Orioles; March 31-May 18, May 29-August 27 and September 3-end of the season... Made his second straight Opening Day roster... Had career-high eight-game hit streak, June 18-29, batting .483 (14-29) with a walk, four HR, six runs and nine RBIs... Hit streak included six multi-hit games... Collected first career multi-HR game and season-high three RBI, June 23 @TOR... Batted .242/.333/.500 in 75 plate appearances in the second half of the season... Had career-high three hits, August 2 vs. SEA... Collected 1st two-hit game of the season, May 29 vs. WAS after being recalled earlier in the day... Hit first HR of the season, April 13 @NYY (Hughes)... Snapped an 0-for-17 streak to begin season, 4/10 @BOS, with two-out 9th inning single that started a four run rally in the O's comeback win
Made Opening Day roster and stayed with the team all season after being selected from Chicago Cubs in the Rule 5 Draft inDecember ... Made starts at 2B (14-6), 3B (4-3), LF (3-3) and RF (5-4) ... Led off with first ML HR, 5/10 vs. TEX (G1), the start of the O's going back-to-back-to-back to begin the game for the first timein AL history ... Hit first career grand slam and had career-high five RBI, 9/28 vs. BOS ... Hit HR in consecutive games, 7/20-21 @CLE ... Had first ML SB, 6/29 vs. CLE ... Had season-long six-game hit streak, 6/28-7/5, batting .389/.421/.556 in 19 PA ... Collected first ML hit & RBI, 4/26 vs. TOR ... Made first ML start, 4/15 @TOR, going 0-for-3 at 2B ... Made ML debut, 4/7 vs. MIN (defensive replacement at 3B) ... Hit .308/.400/.577 with 4 XBH and 7 RBI in 10 games (7GS) vs. BOS ... Had a .773 OPS after the All-Star break (28G) ... On DL, 8/2-24 (bacterial infection) ... Reinstated from DL, 8/24 ... Batted .289/.341/.526 in nine rehab games with Norfolk ... Went 1-for-3 in AL Wild Card Game @TEX, becoming the first Rule 5 pick to play in a post-season game in the seasonimmediately following his selection since Chad Fonville with the Dodgers in 1995 (selected in Rule 5 by Montreal, claimed byDodgers on waivers in May) ... Played 3G vs. NYY in the ALDS, going 2-for-8 and becoming the first Oriole rookie to HR in a post-season game when he tookHiroki Kuroda deep in the 3rd inning of Game 3 @NYY
Split the season between Double-A Tennessee (83G) and Triple-A Iowa (49G) ... Batted a combined .280/.347/.478 with 53 extra-base hits and 88 RBI ... Hit .305/.384/.523 with 36 XBH and 66 RBI for Tennessee to start the season ... Hit safely in season-high nine games, May 15-24, raising average from .296 to .327 ... Appeared defensively at 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, LF and RF ... Batted .350/.407/.675 in 80 at-bats in April (23G) ... Hit .365/.427/.656 in 96 at-bats with RISP, collecting 53 RBI in those situations ... Collected eight three-hit games with Tennessee ... Hit two home runs on April 16 vs. Montgomery ... Promoted to Triple-A Iowa, on July 14 ... Batted .294/.333/.431 in 51 at-bats vs. LHP with Iowa.
Selected by Baseball America as the 9th-best prospect in the organization heading into the season.
Selected by Baseball America as the 8th-best prospect in the organization heading into the season...20 HR led the Cubsfarm system while his 81 RBI were third.
Named to the Northwest League All-Star Game East squad...Finished third in the league with 29 extra-base hits and a.511 slugging percentage.