Was born in Cincinnati and lived in nearby Lebanon until he was 9 years old, when his family moved to Sarasota...in 2018 was a first-time National League All-Star, a finalist for the Louisville Silver Slugger Award for second basemen and the club's nominee for the prestigious Hank Aaron Award, which recognizes the outstanding offensive performer in each league...is 1 of only 3 players to produce in his first 2 seasons with the Reds at least 50 HR and 189 RBI, joining Dave Parker (50hr, 219rbi) and Deron Johnson (53hr, 209rbi)...Gennett is the only player in franchise history to reach those numbers in his first 2 seasons while hitting .300 (.303)...pinch hit in the bottom of the ninth of the 10-inning, 8-6 American League win in the 2018 All-Star Game at Nationals Park and hit a 2-run HR off Sea's Edwin Díaz that tied the game at 5-5...was the third game-tying HR in the ninth inning or later in All-Star Game history (Ralph Kiner 1960, Fred McGriff 1994)...became the 21st player and second Reds batter (Gus Bell, 1954) to produce a pinch-hit homer in the All-Star Game...Gennett's homer was the seventh of the 10 HR produced by both teams, establishing a new All-Star Game record (6hr, 1951, 1954, 1971)...he donated the baseball to the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown...is the only player in Major League history to produce in the same game 5 hits, 4 HR and 10 RBI (6/6/17 for Cin vs StL)...in 2017, led the Major Leagues with a single-season franchise record 4 grand slams and produced a 4-homer game on 6/6/17 vs StL...is the only player in Major League history to produce in the same season 4 grand slams and a 4-homer game...gennett and Lou Gehrig are the only players in Major League history to produce in any season 4 grand slams and a 4-homer game...Gehrig had a 4-homer game in 1932 and 4 grand slams in 1934...since RBI became an official statistic in 1920, is the only Reds second baseman ever to record at least 8 HR and 24 RBI in a calendar month...has done it twice (9hr, 24rbi in June 2017 & 8hr, 24rbi in May 2018)...3 times won the NL Player of the Week Award, following his 4-homer game for the Reds on 6/6/17 vs StL and twice in a 3-week span in 2018 (5/7-5/13, 5/21-5/27)...earned his only National League Player of the Month Award in May 2018 after winning the Player of the Week Award twice that month (5/7-5/13, 5/21-5/27)...was a minor league All-Star in 2010 (Midwest League), 2011 (Florida State League) and 2012 (Southern League)...following the 2011 and 2012 seasons was a Brewers MiLB.com All-Star...in 2012 participated in the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game at KC's Kauffman Stadium.
Given name is Ryan Joseph...first used the nickname "Scooter" as an alias to a police officer after his mother took him to the station for a scare because he would not put on his seat belt...was born in Cincinnati and lived in nearby Lebanon until he was 9 years old, when his family moved to Sarasota, Florida...graduated from Sarasota High School...participated in the 2008 Aflac All-American High School Baseball Classic at Dodger Stadium...committed to play baseball at Florida State University before signing with the Brewers...his father, Joe, was an associate scout for the Astros...his great-grandfather, also Joe, was a professional boxer and helped build the Pennsylvania Railroad...supports Open Arms For Children, a charity whose mission is to provide a loving residential environment that serves emotional, physical and developmental needs of orphaned, abandoned and disadvantaged children in the Eastern Cape of South Africa...follow on Twitter @Sgennett2.
The first-time All-Star became only the third player to produce in his first 2 seasons with the Reds at least 50 HR and 189 RBI, joining Dave Parker (50hr, 219rbi) and Deron Johnson (53hr, 209rbi)...Gennett is the only player in franchise history to reach those numbers in his first 2 seasons while hitting .300 (.303)...was the Reds' nominee for the prestigious Hank Aaron Award, which recognizes the outstanding offensive performer in each league...joins a list of Reds nominees that include Joey Votto (5 times), Jay Bruce (2 times) and Devin Mesoraco...Votto won the award following his 2010 MVP season...was on the watch list for the Louisville Slugger Silver Slugger Award...led all Major League second basemen in hits, RBI and slugging percentage while ranking second in batting average (1st in NL) and HR...led all National League batters in 3-hit games (18) while ranking second overall in hitting, T3rd in multi-hit games (53), sixth in hits, third in BA vs RHP (.317), fifth in both road BA (.319) and night BA (.316) and ninth in day BA (.299)...hit .310 to finish second to batting champion Christian Yelich of the Brewers (.326) in his bid to become the first Reds batter to lead the National League in hitting since Pete Rose batted .338 in 1973...in the first half hit .326 (.521slg, .373obp) to become the first Reds batter to lead the NL in hitting at the All-Star break since George Foster in 1979...after the All-Star break hit .286 (.442slg, .333obp)...led the Reds in hitting, runs, total bases (286), multi-hit games (53) and starts batting cleanup (76gs)...also hit leadoff (1gs, 4/9 at Phi), second (18gs), third (23gs), fifth (24gs) and sixth (1gs, 5/5 vs Mia)...established career highs in games, at bats, runs, hits, walks, batting average, on-base percentage, total bases and extra-base hits...in May (.398, 8hr, 24rbi) became the first Reds player to win the National League Player of the Month Award since Jay Bruce in May 2011...twice in a 3-week span that month won the NL Player of the Week Award (5/7-5/13, 5/21-5/27), the first Reds player to win the weekly award twice in a season since Bruce in 2012 and the first Reds player to win it twice in the same month since Dave Parker in May 1985...produced a pair of 2-homer games (4/24 vs Atl, 9/4 at Pit), a walkoff HR (4/4 off Atl's Max Fried) and the first of the team's single-season record 11 grand slams (5/22 vs Pit off Jameson Taillon)...from 5/7-5/11 homered in a career-high 4 consecutive games, 1 shy of the franchise record...on 3/30 vs Wsh became the first Reds batter with 4 hits on Opening Day since Ramon Hernandez went 4-for-5 (3rbi) on 3/31/11 vs Mil...on 4/1 vs Wsh made his 600th career appearance and reached 2,000 at bats...in the 12-inning, 9-7 win on 4/24 vs Atl produced his third career 2-homer game (off Brandon McCarthy, Max Fried), his first career walkoff HR (2-run off Fried) and a successful suicide squeeze bunt...became the first Major League player to produce in a game a sac bunt and 2 HR, including a walkoff, since LAD's Hee-Seop Choi on 6/20/05 vs Min and the first Reds batter to do it since Reggie Sanders on 5/31/94 vs Montreal...on 5/26 & 5/27 at Col produced hits in 7 consecutive plate apps (5 1b, 1 2b, 1hr)...was the longest such streak by a Reds batter since Arismendy Alcantara produced hits in 7 straight plate apps from 4/30-5/8, 2017...was the Reds' recipient of the 2018 Heart & Hustle Award, given annually by the MLBPAA to 30 players who demonstrate a passion for and best embody the values, spirit and tradition of the game...previous Reds winners were Adam Duvall (2017), Zack Cozart (2016), Todd Frazier (2015), Skip Schumaker (2014), Shin-Soo Choo (2013), Chris Heisey (2012), Miguel Cairo (2011), Jonny Gomes (2010), Adam Rosales (2009), Jerry Hairston Jr. (2008), Ryan Freel (2007) and Reds Hall of Famer Adam Dunn (2006)...wore uniform number 3 after wearing number 4 in 2017.
Was claimed off waivers from the Brewers on 3/28, the day before the Reds left spring training...by 7/23 already had established new career highs in HR and RBI...also established career highs in games, runs, hits, total bases, slugging percentage and OPS...in his 108 starts hit .301 (22 2b, 2 3b, 25hr, 90rbi)...beginning 7/19 started at second base in 57 of the Reds' last 69 games of the season...his 97 RBI ranked T13th in the National League and were the most by any player in the Major Leagues with as few as 461 at bats...his AB-per-RBI ratio was 4.8, the best on the team, but needed 5 more plate apps to qualify among the leaders...while batting as a second baseman ranked second in the National League in both HR (20) and RBI (72)...Wsh's Daniel Murphy led NL second basemen with 23 HR and 93 RBI...played 2B (99g, 87gs), 3B (10g, 8gs), LF (9g, 6gs), RF (6g, 4gs), DH (3gs) and P (1g, 8/14 at Cubs)...entered the 2017 season with 1 career appearance in the outfield (RF, 7/8/14 for Mil vs Phi)...led the Major Leagues with a single-season franchise record 4 grand slams (6/6 off StL's Adam Wainwright, 8/10 off SD's Brad Hand, 8/19 off Atl's Jim Johnson, 9/22 off Bos' Rick Porcello)...the previous club record was 3 grand slams in a season, accomplished by 6 players and most recently by Devin Mesoraco in 2014...is the only player in Major League history to produce in the same game 5 hits, 4 HR and 10 RBI (6/6 vs StL) and the only player in history to produce in the same season 3 or more grand slams and a 4-homer game...joined Lou Gehrig as the only players in Major League history to produce in any season 4 grand slams and a 4-homer game...Gehrig had a 4-homer game in 1932 and 4 grand slams in 1934...following his 4-homer game on 6/6 vs StL was named National League Player of the Week for the first time in his career...in that 13-1 win became the first player in Major League history to produce in a game 5 hits, 4 HR and 10 RBI and only the 17th player to hit 4 HR in a game...produced an RBI-single, grand slam, 2-run HR, solo HR and 2-run HR...Ari's J.D. Martinez on 9/4 at LAD became the 18th player to hit 4 HR in a game...Gennett and Wsh's Anthony Rendon (4/30 vs NYM) were the only players to produce 10 RBI in a game...the 2017 season was the first since 1920, when RBI became an official statistic, in which more than 1 player had a 10-RBI game...on 6/5 vs StL, the day before his historic 4-homer game, ended a season-high 0-for-19 skid with a 2-run double off Kevin Siegrist that led to a 4-2 win vs the Cardinals...in the ninth inning on Opening Day vs Phi, produced a 2-run HR off Jeanmar Gomez...was the first home run on Opening Day by a Reds player not in the starting lineup since Mark Sweeney's pinch-hit HR off Mark Gardner in the Giants' 11-8 win on 4/5/99 at Cinergy Field...in 23 June apps hit .302 with 9 HR and 24 RBI...led the team in RBI and tied Joey Votto for the team lead in HR...were the highest HR and RBI totals for any calendar month in his career...his previous monthly highs were 4 HR (4 times) and 14 RBI (June & September 2016)...in the eighth inning of the 15-5 loss at Cubs made the only pitching appearance of his career (1ip, 2h, 2er, 1bb, 1hbp, 0k, 1hr)...walked his first batter (Jason Heyward), then allowed a 2-run HR to Javier Baez...joined Babe Ruth (1921) as the only players in Major League history to hit their 20th homers and pitch in the same game...beginning 9/16 hit safely in each of his last 13 starts (.283)...that stretch included an 11-game hitting streak from 9/16-9/28 that tied his career high...on 4/8 at StL, in his second start of the season, made his only appearance batting leadoff...also hit second (22gs), cleanup (14gs), fifth (45gs), sixth (12gs), seventh (12gs) and eighth (2gs)...on 9/10 at NYM was ejected by HP umpire Shane Livensparger for arguing balls and strikes...was his second career ejection (4/10/15 vs Pit by HP umpire Mike Estabrook)...was the Reds' nominee for the prestigious Roberto Clemente Award...wore uniform number 4...prior to the 2018 season switched to number 3.
Batted .263 with 14 HR and 56 RBI in 136 games• Made 122 starts (121g at 2B, 1g at DH)...Posted career highs for runs (58), hits (131), HR (14), RBI (56), walks (38) and stolen bases (8)...Batted second (91g), third (3g), fourth (6g), fifth (2g), sixth (10g) and seventh (10g)...Hit .260 (25-for-96, 2hr) vs. left-handed pitching with 24 hits in his last 82 at-bats (.293, 1hr).....hit just .124 (14-for-113, 0hr) vs. lefties entering the 2016 season...Belted his first career homer off a left-handed pitcher (Madison Bumgarner) on Opening Day vs. San Francisco.....his previous 21 career home runs all came against right-handed pitching...Joined Rickie Weeks (2011) as the only second basemen in franchise history to have 3 HR over the team's first 5 games...Gave the Brewers a 6-5 victory with an RBI-single in the ninth inning on 4/19 at Minnesota ...Was on the 15-day disabled list from 4/28-5/11 with right oblique tightness, retroactive to 4/25...Was named Brewers Player of the Month for June (24g, .322, 3hr, 14rbi, .390obp, .478slg)...Recorded a career-high 11-game hitting streak from 7/22-8/1, batting .390 (16-for-41, 1hr, 7rbi)...Signed a 1-year contract on 12/2, avoiding arbitration.
Batted .264 with 6 HR and 29 RBI in 114 games…Made 93 starts, all at second base…Batted first (32g), second (7g), fifth (4g), sixth (22g), seventh (6g) and eighth (22g)…Was on the 15-day disabled list from 4/21-5/4 with a left hand laceration, retroactive to 4/20…On 5/18 was optioned to Triple-A Colorado Springs, where he batted .307 (23-for-75) with 2 HR and 11 RBI in 17 games.....was recalled by Milwaukee on 6/11…Batted .154 (10-for-65, 1hr, 3rbi) prior to his option to Triple-A and .287 (89-for-310, 5hr, 26rbi) after being recalled…Produced a game-winning RBI-single in the eighth inning on 6/11 vs. Washington in his first game back after being demoted (6-5 win)…Was ejected for the first time in his Major League career on 4/10 vs. Pittsburgh after arguing balls and strikes with umpire Mike Estabrook…Recorded the first two 4-hit games of his career on 8/15 vs. Philadelphia and 8/29 vs. Cincinnati.
Batted .289 with nine HR and 54 RBI in 137 games during his first full Major League season...Made 110 starts, all at second base...Was named to his first career Opening Day roster...Among National League second basemen ranked fourth in extra-base hits (43) and fifth in both RBI (54) and total bases (191)...Batted .327 (32-for-98) with runners in scoring position...Batted .307 (123-for-401, 9hr) against right-handed pitching and .103 (4-for-39, 0hr) against left-handed pitching...Belted his first career grand slam (off Stephen Strasburg) and recorded a career-high 5 RBI in a 9-2 win on 6/25 vs. Washington...Hit his second career pinch-hit homer on 6/26 vs. Colorado with a 2-run shot off Tommy Kahnle
Entered the year as the eighth-best prospect in the organization according to Baseball America..Batted .324 with 6 HR and 21 RBI in 69 games with the Brewers.....all 6 HR came on the road...Made 56 starts, all at second base...Had four stints with the Brewers (6/3-6/26, 7/30, 7/31-8/6 and 8/9-end)...Started at every spot in the lineup for the Brewers except cleanup: 1st (5g), 2nd (8g), 3rd (1g), 5th (3g), 6th (9g), 7th (7g), 8th (20g), 9th (3g)...Batted .358 (58-for-162, 5hr, 16rbi) from 8/5 through the remainder of the season, which led the National League during this stretch...Was named Brewers Player of the Month for August (23g, .423, 4hr, 9rbi).....his .423 batting average led the Major Leagues for the month of August...Batted .362 (63-for-174, 6hr) against right-handed pitching and .154 (6-for-39, 0hr) against left-handed pitching...Made his Major League debut on 6/3 vs. Oakland and grounded out as a pinch hitter...Recorded his first Major League hit on 6/5 vs. Oakland with a single off Jesse Chavez...Hit his first Major League home run on 6/14 at Cincinnati with a solo shot off Bronson Arroyo.....Gennett was born in Cincinnati...Smacked a pair of home runs on 8/13 at Texas, both coming off Alexi Ogando...Belted his first career pinch-hit homer on 9/6 at Chicago-NL with a 3-run shot off Pedro Strop...Batted .280 with 3 HR, 22 RBI and 10 stolen bases in 79 games at Triple-A Nashville...Was named Brewers Minor League Player of the Month for April (19g, .403, 0hr, 5rbi, 4sb).
Entered the year as the ﬁ fth-best prospect in the organization according to Baseball America. Batted .293 with 5 HR, 44 RBI and 11 stolen bases in 133 games at Double-A Huntsville. Was selected to the Southern League's midseason and postseason All-Star teams. Led the Southern League in at-bats (533) and was among the leaders in hits (2nd, 156), doubles (4th, 30) and batting average (6th, .293). Was named Southern League Player of the Week for 4/16-4/22 (13-29, .448, 3hr, 10rbi). Participated in the All-Star Futures Game in Kansas City. Was added to the 40-man roster on 11/20. Enters 2013 as the eighth-best prospect in the organization according to Baseball America
Entered the year as the fourth-best prospect in the organization according to Baseball America
. Batted .300 with 9 HR, 51 RBI and 11 stolen bases in 134 games at Class-A Brevard County. Was selected to the Florida State League's midseason and postseason All-Star teams. Led the Florida State League in at-bats (556) and hits (167) and was among the leaders in total bases (5th, 226) and batting average (10th, .300). Played for the Peoria Javelinas in the Arizona Fall League following the season and batted .411 (37-for-90) with 2 HR and 14 RBI in 22 games.
Batted .309 with 9 HR, 55 RBI and 14 stolen bases in 118 games at Class-A Wisconsin. Was selected to the Midwest League's midseason and postseason All-Star teams. Ranked among the league leaders in doubles (T5th, 39) and batting average (7th, .309).