Ryan David Langerhans (LAN-ger-hans)... Married with one child... Is a 1998 graduate of Round Rock (TX) High... Played for
father, John, who was inducted to the Texas High School Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame in Feb. 2007... Father, a 1B, reached
Double-A level in Cleveland organization in the 1970's... Earned Class 5A All-State honours by the Texas High School Baseball
Coaches Association as a junior in '97 (others on the 5A squad: Josh Beckett, Vernon Wells)... Went 11-1 with a 1.45 ERA and
batted .427 with 36 RBI... Led Round Rock High to 5A State Championship... Earned Honorable Mention accolades on the
1998 USA Today All-USA baseball team.
Appeared in two games for the Angels last season, striking out in his only at-bat...In 96 games for Salt Lake of the PCL (AAA), recorded 38 extra-base hits including 11 home runs... Walked 63 times in just
336 at-bats...Spent a month on the disabled list (May 22-June 23) with a seperated shoulder.
Split time between Tacoma of the Pacific Coast League (AAA) and Reno (AAA)...Was traded to the Arizona Diamondbacks in exhange for cash considerations on July 29...Posted a 1.022 OPS in 38 games with Reno in the Diamondbacks organization.
Appeared in 48 games with the Mariners, making 30 starts at 4 different positions...
played 30 games (24 GS) in LF; 8 G (1 GS) in RF; 6 G (3 GS) at 1B and 2 G (2 GS) in
CF...recorded a .344 OBP; 2nd on the club (Ichiro, .394)...collected 24 walks in 132
plate appearances...hit pinch-hit home run June 15 at St. Louis; 4th career pinch-hit
homer, first with Seattle...made Opening Day roster but was designated for assignment
April 8 (4th day of season); outrighted to Tacoma (AAA) April 12; selected from Tacoma
and rejoined Mariners May 3...following the season had surgery (performed by Mariners
Medical Director Dr. Edward Khalfayan) to remove loose bodies from left elbow.
Acquired from the Washington
Nationals on June 28 in minor
league trade for INF/OF Mike
Morse...selected from AAA
Tacoma June 30 (Beltre placed
on 15-Day DL)...did not appear
in a game with Tacoma...Appeared in 38 games with the
Mariners, including 30 starts (LF-
26, CF-3, RF-1)...Had 4 hits in his first 2 games
with Seattle, including recording
3 of his 6 doubles...hit 5 of his 6 doubles on the season in 7 games, July 2-8...Hit first career walk-off home run, a 2-run shot in the bottom of the 11th inning on Aug. 7
vs. TB (off J. Howell); entered game as pinch runner in 7th...Hit 2nd walk-off 2-run home run of the season in bottom of the 10th inning on Aug. 25 vs.
OAK (off C. Breslow); entered game as DR in right field in the 9th...Became the 12th player in club history to hit a pair of walk-off homers in the same season...Did not play from Sept. 18-Oct. 3, after injuring neck on diving play Sept. 17 vs. CWS...Opened season with Syracuse (AAA) in Nationals organization...hit .278 (57x205) with 34
runs, 16 doubles, 9 home runs, 40 RBI in 64 games...Non-tendered on Dec. 12, but re-signed as Major League free agent Dec. 16, 2009.
Split the season between the Nationals and Columbus (AAA)...recorded a .389 onbase
percentage as a pinch-hitter (8x30, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 6 BB)...tied for team-lead with 8
pinch hits and ranked T2nd in the National League with 2 pinch-hit HR...recorded 100th
career RBI Sept. 5 at Atlanta.
After playing first 9 pro seasons with ATL organization, was traded twice in a week-first to OAK and then to Washington...hit .167 with 7 doubles, 6 homers and 23 RBI in 125 games with ATL, OAK and Washington. With Washington: Hit .198 (32-for-162) with 6 home runs, 22 RBI, 6 doubles and 2 triples in 103 games (39 starts)with the Nationals...was designated for assignment on August 18 and outrighted to Triple-A Columbus of theInternational League, August 22...went 2-for-3 with a double in his first start with Washington on May 6 at CHI...hit first career grand slam off Randy Flores to bust open an eventual 7-2 victory on May 27 at STL...with 2 outs in 6th inning and tying and winning runs on base, made dramatic diving catch to protect 4-3 lead in eventual 5-4 win on July 7 vs. MIL...hit 3-run homer off Jason Jennings, July 18 vs. HOU, to provide decisive runs in 7-6 win...after stint with Columbus, contract was selected by Washington on September 4...hit .357 (5-for-14) with one homer, 3 RBI and 4 runs in 17 September contests...when appearing, the Nationals went 55-48. With OAK: Played in only 2 games with OAK before being acquired by Washington 3 days after joining the A's. With ATL: Hit only .068 (3-for-44) with 16 strikeouts in 20 games with ATL before being dealt to OAK. In minor leagues: Hit .275 (14-for-51) with a home run, 2 RBI, 3 doubles and 11 runs scored in 14 games with Columbus...in Clippers' '07 finale, hit game-winning 2-run homer with 2 outs in 9th inning, September 3 at Toledo.
Played in 131 games and batted .241...Played solid defense, committing just one error in 199 chances. Has made just two errors in his career...Batted .308 vs. LHP and .232 vs. RHP...Hit .296 at home and .186 on the road...Clubbed his first career pinch-homer in the ninth inning on 8/25 vs. WSH...Established a career high with four walks on 8/17 at WSH...Saw his team-high 84-game errorless run end on 8/7 vs. PHI...His two-run homer (#3) at SD off J. Peavy on 5/22 was the game-winner and was his first HR since 4/7
(a span off 107 at-bats between homers)...Snapped 0-for-17 slump on 7/25 vs. FLA and went 3-for-3 with a double on 7/26 vs. FLA...Went 2-for-5 on 5/7 at NYM and made his first career start in CF...Opened the season with a career-best seven-game hitting streak (.476, 10-for-21)...Knocked in game-winning run in the eighth on a ground-rule double 4/5 at LA...Clubbed his first HR of the season with a solo shot in the eighth inning on Opening Day at LAD...Hit .288 (17-for-59) in 24 spring games and led the club in runs (11), doubles (8) and walks (T-11).
Enjoyed a fine rookie campaign in which he batted .267 with eight homers and 22 doubles in 128
games...Ranked third among NL rookies in doubles, fourth in extra-base hits (33) and fifth in on-base pct. (.348)...Reached base safely via hit or walk in 30 of his last 36 starts...His first career homer 4/18 at HOU - a 12th-inning, 396-foot shot off Dan Wheeler that sent the Braves to a 1-0 victory...Had first multi-homer game and a career-best six RBI on 5/8 vs. HOU...Had second multi-homer game on 5/11 at COL...Snapped an 0-for-20 spell with his RBI single in the fifth inning 5/24....Had four hits, including two doubles on 6/2 at
WSH...Went 3-for-4 on 6/7 vs. LAA...Scored winning run vs. PHI after a ninth-inning triple off B. Wagner on
7/3...Had the game-winning single in the bottom of the ninth on 7/8 vs. MIL...Tied 9/7 game vs. NYM with a
ninth-inning double, then won the game with a 10th-inning, two-run single, as the Braves claimed a 4-3 victory...Had his career-high seven-game hitting streak snapped 9/30 (0-1)...He went 10-for-22 (.455) during the
streak...Came off the bench and clubbed a two-run homer (#8) on 10/1 at FLA...2005 POSTSEASON HIGHLIGHTS: Division Series (Hou.): Started three of the four games in LF. Went 2-for-4 in Game 2 and 2-for-5 with a double, two walks and a stolen base.
Established career highs in batting average (.298), doubles (34), home runs (20), RBI (72), runs (103) and
walks (70) at Richmond (AAA)...Won the 2004 Hank Aaron Award, which goes to the top offensive performer in the Braves minor league
system...Was the recipient of the 2004 Tommie Aaron Memorial Award for being Richmond's team MVP...Became just fourth player in Richmond history to score 100+ runs in a single season, joining Albert Hall,
Paul Runge and Bob Beall...Ranked among the International League leaders in doubles (T8th), extra-base hits (7th) and runs (2nd)...Batted .331 with 10 HR, 23 RBI, 11 doubles and 39 runs in the second half...Hit two home runs at Rochester on 7/17 (3-for-4, 2 RBI, 2 R)...Named Richmond Player of the Month for July when he hit .373 with four homers and 17 RBI...In the Governors' Cup Playoffs, went 8-for-33 (.242) with two doubles, a homer and six RBI...Went 3-for-5
with a HR, three RBI and three runs in Game 1 of the Governors' Cup Finals at Buffalo on 9/14.
Ryan made his third trip to the majors as a September callup...Recalled from AAA Richmond Sept. 2...His 1st major league hit was an RBI single in 2nd game of DH Sept. 5 vs. Pirates...At Richmond, hit .281 with 4 HR and 11 RBI in 37 G...Assigned to Richmond July 24 from AA Greenville where he hit .253 (85 x 336) with 6 HR and 38 RBI in 94 G...Had begun season at Greenville; was recalled to Atlanta May 4, but did not see action in the two days with the team...Was the starting CF in the Southern League All-Star Game for the East (1 x 5, 1 2B, 1 RBI).
- Spent entire season on the AA Greenville roster with exception of a one-game promotion to Atlanta on April 28.
- On DL May 23-June 17 due to surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee.
- Named Greenville's Player of the Year after finishing 1st on club in RBI (62), runs (57), and walks (68).
- Hit safely in 10 of 11 games from April 6-17, going 13x38 (.342) with 1 HR, 6 doubles and 9 RBI.
- Went 3 x 4 August 1 at Chattanooga with 1 3B, 1 HR and 4 RBI.
- Hit safely 9 of 10 games August 6-15 (13 x 35, .371) with 11 walks.
While playing for Class A Myrtle Beach, ranked 5th in the Carolina League with a .374 OB% and
T6th with a .287 BA... Named to the Carolina League All-Star team...Compiled an 11-game hitting streak April 27-May
9 (17 x 41, .415) raising his BA from .190 to .283...Went 11 x 18 (.611) with 7 RBI in 4 games May 18-22...Batted .464
(13 x 28, 2 HR, 6 RBI) over 8 games Aug. 7-15...Ranked 4th in the Braves organization with 22 steals.
Hit a grand slam 5/20 at Frederick. Had two seven-game hitting streaks, the first he hit .346 (9-for-26, 2 HR, 9
RBI) and .480 the other (12-for-25, HR, 2 3B). Tied for third in the Carolina League in triples. Hit .370 (10-for-27, 2 HR,
9 RBI, 4 SB) over seven-game stretch over May 20-28.
Listed by Baseball America as being the organization's 12th best prospect. Rated by Baseball America as
having the Best Outfield Arm in the Braves' minor leagues. Led the team in hits and doubles. Finished second on the squad
in base on balls and third in steals. Had seven assists from his outfield position. Had an 11-game hit streak from 6/25
through 7/14 (17-for-35, .486).
Began pro career with Gulf Coast League Braves.