Ryan Christopher Tucker...graduate of Temple City High in 2005...went 6-4 with a 1.13 ERA in 12 games as a senior
with 112 strikeouts, allowing just 35 hits in 68.0 innings...originally selected by Florida as a compensation pick (34th
overall) following the first round of the 2005 First-Year Player Draft...signed by Marlins scout John Cole.
Appeared in five games, all in relief, for Texas, going 0-0 with a 7.20 ERA
... In season debut on April 29, struck out three batters at Oakland, allowing no hits and no walks in a scoreless inning
... Contract purchased by Texas from Triple-A Round Rock on April 27 when Darren O'Day was placed on the 60-day
... Optioned to Round Rock on May 18 and spent the remainder of the season there
... Went 3-5 with a 5.40 ERA for Round Rock in 29 games (eight starts), with two saves.
Combined to go 2-8 with a 5.72 ERA (43 ER/67.2 IP) in 32 games/8 starts for 3 different Florida affiliates...endured 3 different stints on the disabled list: April 18-24 with a stomach issue, June 22-27 with a left quad strain, and July 22-29 with a right foot contusion... also on suspended list, May 18-31 and on temporarily inactive list, June 1-21.
NEW ORLEANS: Began the year with the Zephyrs, going 0-5 with a 6.15 ERA (23 ER/33.2 IP) in 7 games/starts...lost each of his final 5 outings there...Pacific Coast League opponents batted .295 (41-139) with 17 walks, 19 strikeouts, and 3 home runs...last start at Triple-A was May 17, followed by stints off the active roster... during his first DL stint with New Orleans, made a pair of rehab appearances with the Gulf Coast Marlins, going 1-0 with 4.0 shutout innings in 2 games/one start June 24 and 27.
JUPITER: Was transferred to Jupiter (High-A) on June 29, where he pitched strictly in relief, this after having been a starter most of his career...went 1-3 with a 6.00 ERA (20 ER/30.0 IP) in 23 relief outings, converting 6 of 11 save chances...allowed just 2 of 9 inherited runners to score...did not allow a home run, but had more walks (24) than strikeouts (18)...opponents batted .341 (15-44) with runners in scoring position.
TRANSACTIONS: Was acquired on the same day that the Rangers posted a win in Game 1 of the ALDS at Tampa Bay, Oct. 6...was outrighted off the Rangers' 40-man roster on Dec. 13 after clearing waivers.
Missed majority of the season due to injury. Made two starts with triple-A New Orleans prior to
landing on the Disabled List with inflammation in his left knee...Went 1-1 with a 17.36 ERA (4.2 IP/9 ER) prior to his first DL stint...Had two rehab starts with rookie-level Gulf Coast Marlins, going 1-0 with a 2.25 ERA...Was reinstated from the DL on July 25 and made two starts with Zephyrs before heading to the
DL again. Went 1-1 with a 4.09 ERA (11.0 IP/5 ER) in his starts...Placed on the DL on August 3 with a strained oblique and missed the remainder of the season.
Became the first member of Marlins' 2005 draft class to reach the Majors after having his contract selected by Florida on June 8...named Marlins' Minor League Pitcher of the Year after allowing only 64 hits in 91.0 innings, along with a .195 opponents average...Started season at Double-A Carolina, posting a 4-2 record and
1.41 ERA (70.0 IP/11 ER) in 12 starts for the Mudcats...earned Marlins' Minor League Pitcher of the Month for April....also garnered
Southern League All-Star honors...Tossed 25.2 scoreless innings over a five start stretch from April
20-May 10...Allowed two-or-more runs in only three starts and held opponents
scoreless in five of his 12 starts...Surrendered more than four hits only four times...in contrast,
held opponents to three or fewer hits in half of his starts...Made Major League debut in June 8 start vs. CIN, earning the
win after allowing only one run on two hits with five walks and
six strikeouts over 5.0 innings...became the seventh Marlins rookie
to earn a win in their MLB debut as a starter, joining the likes
of AJ Burnett, Brad Penny, Jason Grilli, Josh Beckett, Scott Olsen
and Anibal Sanchez...Made five trips through the rotation, going 2-3 with an 8.38 ERA
(29.0 IP/27 ER) with 17 walks and 25 strikeouts, before being
moved to the bullpen...as a reliever, had no record and 7.88
ERA (8.0 IP/7 ER) in seven outings...Optioned back to Carolina on July 23...upon return to Mudcats,
worked out of the bullpen and owned a 1-1 mark and 2.14 ERA
(21.0 IP/5 ER) in 13 appearances.
Spent the entire season with High-A Jupiter and finished 10th in Florida
State League with a team-best 104 strikeouts.
Went 7-13 with 5.00 ERA in 25 starts with Greensboro (A)...Lost first four decisions over a stretch of first seven starts from April 8 to May 17...won back-to-back decisions just once, in starts on July 16 vs. Lakewood and July 21 vs. Delmarva...threw two 6.0-inning complete games, both losses...took loss in second game of
twinbill on June 27 at Asheville, allowing 4 earned runs in 6.0-inning complete-game effort...also lost 6.0-inning complete game on
July 31 at Columbus, allowing three earned runs in second game of doubleheader...recorded career-high 10 strikeouts in July 31 loss...was organizational Pitcher of the Month for July, going 3-2 with 2.31 ERA in six starts...struck out 40 and walked just 15 batters
in 35.0 innings during July...Was 5-6 with 3.57 ERA in 13 starts at home, compared to 2-7 with 6.68 ERA in 12 road starts...Finished fourth among Marlins minor leaguers with 133 strikeouts.
Went 4-4 with 5.12 ERA in 12 games (11 starts) between the Marlins affiliates in the Gulf Coast League (R) and Jamestown (A)...went 3-3 with 3.69 ERA in eight games (seven starts) in the GCL...made pro debut on July 4 at the GCL Mets with 1.0 inning of scoreless relief...earned first pro win on July 21 at the GCL Dodgers, the first of three straight wins...was 3-3 with 3.82 ERA in seven starts...promoted to Jamestown on August 20...went 1-1 with 8.36 ERA in four starts with the Jammers...earned win on September 3 at Batavia, allowing one run (unearned) on three hits with one walk and six strikeouts in 5.1 innings.