Ryan Matthew Goins was originally signed by Blue Jays scout Rusty Gerhardt…is a 2006 graduate of Stony Point High School in Round Rock, Texas…attended Dallas Baptist University, where he played three seasons as an infielder/pitcher…was named a Third Team All- American in 2009 by Louisville Slugger, Baseball America and the MCBWA after hitting .371 with 22 home runs in 55 games…his father and uncle both played in the minor leagues.
Began the season at Triple-A Charlotte and was batting .322 with 10 home runs and 48 RBI in 83 games when he was selected by Chicago (AL) July 17…spent the remainder of the season with the White Sox and hit .250 with two home runs and 10 RBI in 52 games…had career highs in on-base percentage (.333) and OPS (.681)…batted .406 (13-for-32) with a triple, two home runs and six RBI against left-handed pitchers compared to .205 (23-for-112) with six doubles and four RBI against right-handers…had a 1.128 OPS against lefties, .553 against righties…his career splits are .229 with a .592 OPS aginst lefties, .230 with a .620 OPS against righties…had a .273 average with runners in scoring position, but that improved to .348 with RISP and two outs…hit .291 in 33 games at night, .190 in 19 games during the day…batted .297 when leading off an inning…had a .297 average against a pitcher the first time he saw him in a game, .170 after that…his average decreased each month as he hit .324 in July, .250 in August and .105 in September…made 21 starts at third base, nine at shortstop and four in right field…also played first base (two games) and left field (one game)…committed five errors, including three at third base (.962 fielding percentage) and two at shortstop (.950)…went 1-for-4 (.250) in one game at designated hitter and was 2-for-10 with a double and a walk as a pinch hitter…started games at every spot in the order except third and fourth and made his most starts hitting second (10)…struck out 44 times and his average of 3.70 plate appearances per strikeout was the lowest mark of his career…averaged
9.59 plate appearances per walk, which was also the lowest of his career.
CHICAGO: Reached base safely in 17 of his first 20 games with the White Sox from July 17 to Aug. 6, going 21-for-63 (.333) with five doubles, a triple, two home runs, seven RBI, 11 walks and a .980 OPS…then hit .185 with a double, three RBI, six walks and a .439 OPS over his final 32 contests…made his Chicago debut on July 17 at Kansas City as the starting shortstop and went 2-for-3 with a home run…also homered July 22 against Miami but then went homerless over his final 47 games…each of his 22 games from July 31 to Aug. 21 came at third base, including 21 starts…had a season-best four-game hitting streak from Aug. 4-6 (8-for-15, .533)…collected a season-high three hits Aug. 6 at Detroit (also Aug. 19 at Minnesota)…went 7-for-40 (.175) with a double and no RBI over his final 19 games beginning Aug. 20…was 0-for-4 with a career-high tying four strikeouts Aug. 21 at Minnesota (also Sept. 19, 2013 vs. New York-AL)…played in just 18 of the White Sox final 35 games after that.
CHARLOTTE: Was named to the International League All-Star team with the Knights…his .322 batting average was his highest as a minor leaguer (min. 10 games) as was his .406 on-base percentage, .531 slugging percentage, .937 OPS and 10 home runs…at the time of his July 17 promotion to the White Sox, he ranked third in the IL in batting, fourth in on-base percentage and 10th in OPS…batted .383 (18-for-47) against left-handed pitching compared to .310 (70-for-226) with nine of his 10 home runs against right-handers…had a .267 average with the bases empty, .386 with runners on…hit .352 with runners in scoring position…batted .299 or better in each month, including .338 in April, .303 in May, .299 in June and .381 in July…hit .396 when the score was tied, .358 following a loss, .340 with a .431 on-base percentage when leading off an inning and .326 in the seventh inning or later…started 55 games at second base and 27 at shortstop…had
four errors as a second baseman (.984 fielding percentage) and four as a shortstop (.963)…saw most of his action with 58 games batting ninth, but also hit second, sixth, seventh and eighth…got off to a slow start as he hit .208 over his first eight games…then went 18-for-44 (.409) over his next 13 contests from April 14-30…scored a run in seven consecutive games from April 20-28 (seven runs total)…went 4-for-5 with a pair of doubles April 21 at Norfolk…had a season-best 11-game hitting streak from April 25 to May 7…went 14-for-40 (.350) with 10 RBI and 10 runs scored during the streak…had three hits and a season-high three RBI April 28 against Indianapolis…it was his first of four three-RBI games…batted .338 with eight doubles, a triple, three home runs, 14 RBI and a 1.030 OPS in 21 games in April…then hit .303 in May but drew 15 walks in 23 games for a .413 on-base percentage…was 3-for-4 on May 24 against Durham to boost his average to
a season-high .341…then went 6-for-30 (.200) over his next 11 games through June 5…drew a season-high three walks July 5 against Norfolk…started at second base for the IL in the Triple-A All-Star Game on July 10 and went 1-for-2 with a strikeout…returned to Charlotte following the game and went 7-for-19 (.368) with two home runs and four RBI before he was selected by Chicago July 17.
Began the season with Kansas City … played in 28 games at second base, five at third and four at shortstop ... Collected a season-high three hits on 4/12 vs. the Angels … played his final game on 6/24 at Houston ... Was designated for assignment on 6/28 … refused an outright assignment to the minor leagues and declared free agency … signed with the Phillies on 7/3 and was assigned to Class AAA Lehigh Valley, where he spent the rest of the season.
Played in a career high 143 games with Toronto, batting .237/.286/.356 (99-for-418)…also set career-bests in hits, doubles (21), homers (9), RBI (62) and game-winning RBI (10)... Went 10-for-14 (.714) with the bases loaded, which included a double and two home runs…the 10 hits led the Majors and tied Carlos Delgado (2003) for the Toronto franchise record... Hit .330/.368/.540 (33-for-100) with runners in scoring position, collecting 11 extra-base hits (six doubles, five homers)…it was the highest RISP average by a Jays hitter in the last two seasons…also hit .346 (18-for-52) with RISP and two outs... Enjoyed a 10-game hitting streak (Aug. 22-31), batting .361/.368/.472 (13-for-36)…it marked the second-longest streak of his career, behind a 12-game run in 2015... Hit the first two grand slams of his career - May 24 at Milwaukee and Sept. 22 vs. the Yankees…became the first Toronto shortstop to hit multiple slams in a season…his slam vs. the Yankees came on a 0-2 pitch, marking just the fifth in franchise history and first since Gabe Gross in 2004... Batted .300/.344/.388 (24-for-80) with two doubles, a triple, a homer and 10 RBI in 28 games vs. AL Central foes.
Optioned to Buffalo for the 3rd time on Aug. 25 before being recalled when rosters expanded on Sept. 1...Placed on the 15-day DL on July 2 with right forearm tightness...Was removed from the disabled list on Aug. 1....Became the 9th different position player to pitch in a game for the Jays (13th time), July 1 vs. CLE…It marked his professional
pitching debut (tossed a scoreless 18th inning, 1.0, 2H, BB) ....Made his 2016 postseason debut in game one of the ALCS as a defensive replacement at second base following knee injury to Devon Travis.
Became the first Blue Jays shortstop in club history to record five hits in a game, a career-high on Sept. 30 at BAL-1…Was the first TOR player since Colby Rasmus to have a five-hit game (June 5, 2012 at CWS). Over his final 52 games hit .287 with a .376 OBP & .783 OPS… Walked 25 times over that span after 20-BB over his previous 175 G. Prior to the All-Star break posted a line of .226/.273/.321… Following the break hit .274/.361/.387. His four triples this season was most on the club. Hit his first career walk off home run Sept. 1 vs. CLE… It marked the fourth walk-off HR by a TOR player…Became just the fourth player (fourth time) in club history to hit a walk-off HR out of the nine-hole (John McDonald, Ernie Whitt & Otto Velez). Had a career-high 16 game on base streak from Aug. 16-Sept. 6. Had a career-high 12-game hitting streak from Aug. 26-Sept. 2…Over those games hit .421 (16-38) with 3-2B, HR & 6 RBIs. Recorded his first career stolen base August 29 vs. DET… Had played 197 career games before recording that steal. Knocked in a career-high five RBI June 14 at BOS…Finished the 3-game series with 9-RBI (June 12-14) Made his first career start as an outfielder in left field April 22 vs. BAL. Went hitless in the ALDS, going 0-for-17, reaching base once via a walk…Was just two at-bats shy of matching the LDS hitless record set by Neil Walker of the Pirates in 2013. Hit his first career postseason home run October 19 vs. KC in the 5th inning off of Kris Medlen… It marked the first time a Toronto player has hit a home run out of the nine-hole in the postseason…Joined Roberto Alomar as the only Blue Jays second baseman to hit a home run in the playoffs. Recorded three RBI in game three of the ALCS; along with Troy Tulowitzki and Josh Donaldson became the first Blue Jays trio to each drive in three runs in a playoff game in club history. His three sacrifice hits were most among all hitters through in the 2015 postseason.
Committed just one error in 241 total chances this season (.996 fielding percentage)...Has committed just two errors in his 393 Total Chances over his career (.995 fielding percentage)...Finished 2nd among 2nd baseman with at least 55 games at the position in fielding percentage at .995, (Pedroia, .997)...Finished T-2nd on the team with three triples, one behind Reyes for team the team lead (4)...Had a season-high five-game hit streak from April 26-July 25...Was recalled from Buffalo Sept. 2, his 3rd stint with TOR this year...Made his first career Opening Day roster this year...Batted .150 with a .203 OBP prior to his demotion April 28...Had a career-high 4-hit, 4-RBI game July 28 at BOS...Those four hits tied the team's season-high (6x, 4 players)...Hit his 1st and only HR of the season (1R off Tillman) April 23 vs. BAL...Appeared in 97 total games for the Bisons, including 59 games at SS and 49 at 2B.
Was named the R. Howard Webster Award winner at the AAA level. Began his Major League career with an eight-game hit streak (August 23-31) tying the club record set by Jesse Barfield in 1981 for longest hit streak by a rookie to begin their major league career. Committed just one error in 148 total chances at 2B this season with the Blue Jays. In 262.1 innings at second base, posted a .993 fielding percentage, the 3rd highest in the AL among second basemen from his debut until the end of the season…Over that stretch, he also posted the 2nd highest zone rating among AL second basemen at .876. Made his Major League debut on Aug. 23 at HOU going 2-4 with a double…Collected his 1st base hit in his 3rd at-bat vs. Lyles. Aug. 22 was recalled from Buffalo (AAA)…Hit .257 (97-377) with 22-2B, 1-3B, 6-HR & 46-RBI in 111 games with the Bisons.
Spent the season with New Hampshire (AA)...Led the Eastern League with 158 hits and his 33 doubles and a .289 average were team highs... Had four hits on three seperate occasions...Posted a .338 average with runners in scoring position on his way to registering career highs in most offensive categories...Batted .366 over the first four innings of a contest and .215 from the 5th inning on...Named a Post-Season Eastern League All-Star...Played in the Arizona Fall league for Salt River, posting a .133 average with one double and five RBI in 13 games.
Spent the season wih Dunedin of the Flordia State League (A)... ANCHOR THE INFIELD: All but one of his starts came as the shortstop, with the other as a DH... Made 16 errors for a .967 fielding percentage... COMES IN TWO's: Recorded 31 multi-hit games, with all but three being two-hit contests... A CONSISTENT EFFORT: Over his last two full seasons has potsed 33 and 32 extra base hits in each season... MAY DAYS: Recorded his best month with a .344 average with 10 extra base hits and 12 walks.
Began the season at Lansing (Low-A), prior to finishing his season in Dunedin (High-A)... Recorded his first professional home run on opening day, in his first at-bat of the season... Batted .300+ in each month except April with Lansing... Batted only .125 in July in his Dunedin debut before settling in and posting a .267 in August.
Made his debut splitting time between Rookie, Short season-A and Low-A... Combined to hit .246 with 10 extra-base hits.