Ryan Michael Hanigan. Signed by John Brickley (Reds). Played in the Cape Cod Baseball League in 2002 before signing with the Reds in late August of that year...Batted .292 with 8 RBI in 37 games for Orleans. Attended Rollins College in Winter Park, FL and completed all core classes toward philosophy degree...Hit .358 in 3 seasons at the school...Rollins went 41-16 during his junior season and advanced to the NCAA Division II playoffs. Graduated from Andover High School and still lives in Andover, MA...His father, Mike, was an FBI agent in Boston.
His 2nd season with BOS...BOS went 21-9 (.700) in his 30 starts, including 19-4 (.826) from 4/22-8/4...Threw out 28% (7-25) of attempted base stealers...Had a season-high 4 RBI, 5/15 vs HOU...Was on the 15-day DL, 6/5-7/4 (neck strain)...Placed back on the DL, 8/5-9/1 (left ankle peroneal tendinitis)
Limited to 54 games in his 1st season with the Red Sox due to a stint on the 60-day DL. Earned the 2015 Unsung Hero Award from the Boston Chapter of the BBWAA. Threw out 9 of 33 (27%) attempted base stealers...The Red Sox went 27-24 in his starts, including 10-6 in his final 16. Among 29 AL catchers with at least 50 games behind the plate, ranked 5th in OBP (.337). Hit .310 with a .389 OBP at home (31-for-100, 5 2B, 2 HR, 10 BB, 3 HBP)...Reached in 27 of 30 games at Fenway. Ranked 2nd in the AL with a .440 OBP vs. LHP and was T-3rd with a .364 AVG vs. LHP (min. 50 PA). Hit .344 with a .500 OBP in day games (11-for-32, 8 BB, 2 HBP). Made 3rd career Opening Day start (also 2012-13 with CIN)...Drew at least 1 BB in each of his first 5 games. Hit his 1st HR as a Red Sox on 4/17 vs. BAL, tying the game at 2-2 in an eventual 3-2 victory. Placed on the 15-day DL on 5/2 with a fractured right hand suffered on 5/1 vs. NYY...On 5/2, underwent successful surgery to fix a metacarpal fracture, performed by Dr. Matthew Leibman at Newton-Wellesley Hospital...Transferred to the 60-day DL on 5/3 and reinstated on 7/2. Hit .211 (4-for-19), 2B, 6 BB in 7 rehab games between Triple-A Pawtucket (3 G) and Double-A Portland (4 G). Reached base 4 times (3-for-3, BB) and drove in 2 runs in a 5-4 win on 7/5 vs. HOU...Also recorded his 100th career CS. Carried a .376 OBP into the All-Star break. Hit .329/.363/.447 in a 21-game stretch from 7/21-9/9 (25-for-76, 6 2B, HR, 13 R, 6 RBI), reaching base in 19 of those games and hitting safely in 18...Matched a career high with an 8-game hit streak, 7/21-8/6 (.344, 11-for-32).
Appeared in 84 games in his only season with the Rays...Missed time with 2 trips to the DL...The Rays went 33-33 (.500) in his 66 starts and 44-52 (.458) otherwise...11 of his 66 starts resulted in shutout wins (17%)...Hit 5 HR, 1 shy of his career high (6 with CIN in 2011)...Batted .260 (27-for-104) with a .381 OBP and 4 of his 5 HR at Tropicana Field...Averaged a walk every 8.5 PA, 16th best among AL players with at least 250 PA...Drew 31 BB against 39 SO, the 1st full season he had more strikeouts than walks...Caught 6 of 36 attempted base stealers (17%)...Made his 6th Opening Day roster and played 1st game for TB the next day, 4/1 vs. TOR...On 4/13 at CIN, the Rays ended the 2nd inning with a 6-2-4-3-2 double play, with Hanigan recording both putouts with tags at the plate (Devin Mesoraco, Zack Cozart)...3 of his 5 HR and 15 of his 34 RBI came in April...3 HR tied August 2011 for most in any month of his career...15 RBI were a career high for any month and set a club record for a catcher in April...Had 22 RBI in his first 32 games through 5/12...On 4/19 vs. NYY, recorded the 3rd multi-HR game of his career, 1st since 8/13/11 vs. SD...Also set a career high with 6 RBI, a Rays single-game record for a catcher...Became the 1st No. 9 hitter ever to record 6+ RBI in a game against NYY...Spent 5/27-6/10 on the DL with right hamstring tightness, and the team went 1-12 in his absence...Returned to the DL from 7/9-8/25 due to a left oblique strain...Played a total of 6 games over a pair of rehabilitation stints, both with High-A Charlotte...A 3rd-inning throwing error on 9/10 at NYY ended a career-long 122 consecutive games at catcher without an error that began on 5/20/13...On 9/12 at TOR, had a solo HR for only run in TB's 1-0 win...Became the 1st Rays catcher to catch a shutout and homer in a 1-0 win.
Injuries limited him to 75 games and 66 starts for Cincinnati, who secured an NL Wild Card berth…was placed on the DL twice, April 21-May 9 with a strained left oblique, and July 11-Aug 8 with a sprained left wrist... Threw out 12 of 30 attempted base stealers, a 40 pct. mark which ranked 3rd among major league catchers (min. 50 games) behind STL Yadier Molina (42.2) and LAD A.J. Ellis (40.7) and just ahead of MIN Joe Mauer (39.5)…the average in the majors in 2013 was 23.1... His catcher's ERA was 3.40, the fourth consecutive season it has been under 4.00…his 3.63 career mark is lowest among active catchers (min. 400 games)... Reds pitchers went 39-27 in his starts (.591) and were 51-45 (.531) in other games…during his career, the Reds were 226-168 (.574) in his 394 starts... In between stints on the DL, caught Homer Bailey's no-hitter on July 2 vs. SF…also caught Bailey's no-hitter on Sep 28, 2012 at PIT…is one of five active catchers to catch two no-hitters, joining Buster Posey, A.J. Pierzynski, Carlos Ruiz and Miguel Olivo. Bailey and Hanigan are the only batterymates to combine for two no-hitters in the regular season since KC Fran Healy caught Steve Busby's no-hitters in 1973 and 1974... In only 66 starts, caught 10 shutouts... Offensively, had more walks than strikeouts for the sixth straight year…he is one of only five active players with more career walks than strikeouts (min. 1,500 PA)…joins Alberto Callaspo, Albert Pujols, Dustin Pedroia and Joe Mauer... His ratio of 9.94 PA per strikeout is 11th best among active players (min. 1,500 PA)…only one catcher ranks ahead of him: Yadier Molina at 11.30…has never fanned three times in a 9-inning game…his only 3-SO game came May 28, 2011 in a 12-inning loss to Atlanta…he fanned twice in his first major league start on Sep 14, 2007 at MIL but has had only 18 multistrikeout games since then... Started his second straight season opener and 12 of the first 17 games before the left oblique injury…was hitting 3-for-38 (.079) at the time... On Sep 8 his RBI double off LAD Ronald Belisario with one out in the bottom of the 9th gave the Reds a 3-2 win and moved them into a second-place tie with the Pirates... Had 2 hits in the Reds 3-2, 10-inning win on Sep 23 vs. NYM to clinch a postseason berth... Hit only 2 home runs, both 3-run shots in wins: May 18 at PHI off Kyle Kendrick and six days later, May 24 vs. CHC off Scott Feldman... POSTSEASON: Started the Reds 6-2 loss at Pittsburgh in the Wild Card Game…it was his third trip to the postseason... Acquired by the Rays in a three-team trade on Dec 3…signed a three-year extension through 2016 with a club option for 2017 worth a guaranteed $10.75 million.
Established career highs in apps, hits and doubles ... his 3.04era was the lowest among Major League catchers...caught Homer Bailey's no-hitter on 9/28 at Pit (1-0 win, 1bb, 10k) ... ranked third among National League catchers in fielding percentage (.995, 4e, 833tc) ... Reds pitchers posted a 61-37 record in his team-high 98 starts ... caught 11 of the staff's 12 shutouts and 6 of the 9 complete games ... threw out 25-57 baserunners attempting to steal (44%) ... leading off the sixth inning of the 5-0 loss on 6/28 at SF singled for the Reds' only hit off Madison Bumgarner ... in the sixth inning of the 3-1 win on 9/18 at Chi drove in the game's only runs with a 3-run double off Justin Germano ... in the 9-0 win vs SF in Game 2 of the Division Series produced 2 hits and 3rbi ... started 4 of the 5 NLDS games and scored a run in 3 of those games.
Established career highs in apps (91), at bats (266), runs (27), hits (71) and HR (6)...in his last15 starts of the season hit .377 (20-53, 3hr, 10rbi), raising BA from .244 to season-ending .267...was botheredlate in the season by a back injury and didn't play after 9/15...Reds pitchers posted a staff-best 3.97era whilehe caught and went 38-35 in his 73 starts...threw out 13-46 baserunners attempting to steal (28%), including13 of his last 32 (41%)...in the 12-3 win on 4/3 vs Mil produced 4 hits and 2 homers (off Brandon Kintzler, MitchStetter), both career highs...had another 2-homer game and tied his career high with 5rbi in the 13-1 win on8/13 vs SD...over 3 apps from 8/13-8/19 went 8-for-12 (.667, 1 2b, 3hr, 8rbi)...was the first Reds catcher withat least 8 hits and 8rbi over a 3-appearance span since Johnny Bench did it for the only time in his careerfrom 5/30-6/1, 1972 (8-13, 4hr, 8rbi)...in the 4-3 win on 6/29 at TB hit a 3-run HR off James Shields to snapthe scoreless tie...in the seventh inning of the 3-1 win on 7/17 vs StL snapped the 1-1 tie with an RBI-singleoff Jaime Garcia...on 7/23 vs Atl singled off Derek Lowe for his 200th career hit.
In 70 apps hit .300...despite a stint on the 15-daydisabled list established career highs in hitting (.300), runs (25), doubles(11), HR (5) and RBI (40)...hit .524 in his last 6 starts (11-21, 3 2b, 3rbi)and .349 in his last 18 starts (22-63, 1hr, 7rbi) while the Reds battledfor the division title...ended the season with a 4-game hitting streak(8-14, .571)...from 5/29-7/8 missed 38g while on the DL with a brokenleft thumb...suffered the injury in the fourth inning on 5/28 vs Hou butremained in the game...made 58 starts behind the plate...the staff went38-20 in his starts...Reds pitchers posted a 3.36era while he caught...threw out 12-41 baserunners attemptingto steal (29 percent)...caught Homer Bailey's 4-hit shutout on 5/11 at Pit and complete games by BronsonArroyo on 5/16 vs StL and 7/26 at Mil...caught 5 of the staff's 9 team shutouts...from 7/23-8/8 produced anRBI in 7 of his 9 apps (12rbi)...on 5/8 vs Chi hit his first career grand slam (off Justin Berg) and produced acareer-high 5rbi...in the 10-2 win on 7/28 at Mil produced a successful suicide squeeze bunt that gave theReds a 5-2 lead...on 8/6 at Chi, his 2-run HR off Tom Gorzelanny gave the Reds their 2-0 lead in a 3-0 win...in the seventh inning of the 6-1 win on 9/1 vs Mil hit his first career pinch-hit HR, a 2-run shot off Todd Coffeythat snapped the 1-1 tie...in the National League Division Series vs the Phillies started behind the plate inGame 2 and played in Game 3 as a defensive replacement.
In his first full season in the Major Leagues made a team-high 72 starts behind the plate...became the club's starting catcher after Ramon Hernandez went on the disabled list on 7/20...led all National League catchers in fielding percentage (.998, 1 E, 539 TC)...from 8/25-9/8 missed 15 games with a concussion suffered on 8/23 at Pit when he was hit in the face mask by a foul tip...made 16 apps and 8 starts after he was reinstated from the disabled list...led the club with 47 starts batting eighth in the order...recorded 15 2-hit games and a pair of 3-hit games...the team went 34-38 in his starts...Reds pitchers posted a 4.27 ERA while he caught...threw out 18-46 baserunners attempting to steal (39%)...from 6/17-7/5 hit .481 during a career-high 8-game hitting streak...on 6/19 vs WSox hit his first career triple...on 7/25 at Chi was scratched with a stiff neck and missed six games...on 8/13 vs Wsh snapped a career-high 0-for-20 skid with a solo HR off Collin Balester.
Spent most of the season at ClassAAA Louisville, where he was a mid-season and postseasonInternational League All-Star...in BaseballAmerica's Best Tools issue was rated the best defensive catcher in the IL...in 75g for the Bats hit .324 untilhe was promoted on 8/10 after C David Ross was designated for assignment...started behind the plate in 25of the Reds' last 44g of the season...the team went 14-11 in his starts...Reds pitchers posted a 4.16era whenhe caught...threw out 8-23 baserunners attempting to steal (35%)...caught both of the staff's complete games,Bronson Arroyo's 2-1 win on 8/26 at Hou and Aaron Harang's 3-0 win on 9/17 vs StL...produced six 2-hitgames...in the batting order hit sixth (3gs), seventh (5gs) and eighth (17gs)...on 8/20 at Chi broke up Ted Lilly'sno-hit bid with a double leading off the sixth inning...his career-high 7-game hitting streak from 8/16-9/2 (.348)was kept alive by a pinch-hit walk on 8/23 at Col and a pair of walks on 8/24 at Col in which he pinch hit andthen caught 3.1 innings...began the season on the Bats' disabled list with a strained left abdominal muscle...was reinstated on 4/24...on 8/6 vs Toledo had a career-high 5 hits, tied for the most by a Louisville batter allseason...in the 10th inning of the Bats' 2-1 victory on 8/7 vs Toledo ended the game with an RBI-single.
Spent the minor league season at Class AA Chattanooga and Class AAA Louisville...in hisMajor League debut made 5 apps for the Reds, including 2 starts...in his starts Reds pitchers went 2-0 andposted a 4.05era...began the season at Chattanooga...at the time of his 6/28 promotion to Louisville rankedfourth in the Southern League in on-base percentage (.420) and had reached base safely in 40 of his last 42gfor the Lookouts...was selected to play in the Southern League All-Star Game...threw out 39 percent of SLbaserunners attempting to steal, third-best in the league, and for the Bats threw out 48 percent of the runnersattempting to steal...had three 4-hit games for the Lookouts...was recalled after Louisville's season ended...on 9/9 vs Mil made his Major League debut, pinch hit and on the first pitch doubled off Ben Sheets...startedbehind the plate on 9/14 at Mil (0-3, 1bb) and in the season finale on 9/30 vs Chi (2-4, 2rbi, 2r)...in that gamevs the Cubs produced his first career 2-hit game and his first career RBI on a run-scoring single off Ted Lilly...was 1 of 10 Reds players to make Major League debuts in 2007 (OF Josh Hamilton, LHP Jon Coutlangus,RHP Homer Bailey, RHP Jared Burton, RHP Brad Salmon, RHP Marcus McBeth, LHP Phil Dumatrait, RHPTom Shearn, 1B/OF Joey Votto)...was a non-roster invitee to spring training camp...following the seasonplayed for Escogido in the Domincan Winter League (17g, .200, 1hr, 3rbi).
Appeared in 64g at Class AA Chattanooga and Class AAA Louisville...was a non-roster invitee to springtraining camp.
At Class AA Chattanooga hit .321 in 100g...ranked second in the Southern League and tied forsecond in the Reds organization in batting average...from 5/4-5/25 had a season-high 12-game hitting streak (14-41,.341, 1hr, 3rbi)...also produced an 11-game hitting streak from 6/24-7/7 (17-37, .459, 4rbi)...belted a grand slam in a12-10 loss on 8/29 at West Tenn...following the season played for Mesa in the Arizona Fall League (13g, .216, 1rbi,1sb)...on 1/10/06 was invited to 2006 Major League spring training camp as a non-roster player.
At Class A Potomac batted .296 with 5hr and 56rbi in 119g...ranked fifth among all Reds minor leaguers andseventh in the Carolina League in batting average...from 7/6-7/29 recorded a 22-game hitting streak (37-90, .411, 1hr,21rbi), the longest hitting streak in the Carolina League in 2004.
While at Class A Dayton was selected to playin the Midwest League All-Star Game...in a 7-4 win at Quad City on 4/27 produced season highs with 4 hits and 3RBI...appeared in 1 game for Louisville in his Class AAA debut
Began the season with Orleans in the CapeCod League and batted .292 with 8 RBI in 37 games...signed with the Reds on 8/23.
Played for Lowell in theNew England Collegiate League and hit .282 (1hr, 13rbi) in 38g.