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Portrait of Ryan Kalish

Ryan Kalish PHCubs

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2017 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 29)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
250 .236 5 30 22 6 .235 -0.1
Birth Date3-28-1988
Height6' 0"
Weight215 lbs
Age29 years, 7 months, 22 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
2013
-0.22014
2015
0.12016
0.02017
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2010 BOS 22 53 179 163 26 41 11 1 4 66 12 38 1 1 2 24 10 1 .252 .305 .405 .245 4.3 2.7 0.7
2012 BOS 24 36 103 96 12 22 3 0 0 25 6 26 0 1 0 5 3 2 .229 .272 .260 .199 -3.5 -2.4 -0.6
2014 CHN 26 57 130 121 13 30 4 4 0 42 8 28 0 0 5 3 2 .248 .295 .347 .248 1.8 -3.4 -0.2
2016 CHN 28 7 10 7 1 2 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 .286 .444 .286 .316 1.2 -0.1 0.1
Career15342238752951854135279222336165.245.297.349.2363.8-3.30.0

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2006 LOW A- 11 40 .209 .243 .332 .325 .268 .333 95 -2 1.1 -0.4 -0.8 0.6 -0.7 -0.2 -0.7 -0.2
2006 RSX Rk 6 21 .287 .267 .344 .383 .287 .294 98 0.9 0.9 -0.4 -0.2 0.1 1.4 0.1 1.4 0.1
2007 LOW A- 23 104 .440 .255 .348 .370 .264 .403 95 20.6 3.1 0.3 0.2 3.3 27.2 2.7 27.2 2.7
2008 GRN A 96 420 .272 .252 .322 .365 .256 .349 105 5.2 12.0 -2.2 3.4 1.2 16.2 2.0 16.2 2.0
2008 LNC A+ 18 82 .251 .276 .346 .419 .276 .312 103 -0.8 2.6 -1 -1.7 0.0 0.8 -0.1 0.8 -0.1
2009 SLM A+ 32 143 .331 .252 .334 .369 .259 .333 99 10.7 4.1 -1.6 3.7 0.8 14.1 1.8 14.1 1.8
2009 PME AA 103 437 .281 .256 .331 .382 .266 .320 95 9.8 12.4 -1.3 8.9 4.4 25.3 3.6 25.3 3.6
2010 BOS MLB 53 179 .245 .257 .319 .405 .251 .303 114 -2.7 4.9 0 2.7 2.0 4.3 0.7 4.3 0.7
2010 PME AA 41 183 .318 .271 .347 .421 .269 .298 108 11.2 5.3 -1.6 -1.7 0.9 15.9 1.4 15.9 1.4
2010 PAW AAA 37 160 .290 .265 .335 .416 .257 .349 96 5.4 4.9 -0.5 3.4 3.0 12.7 1.5 12.7 1.5
2011 LOW A- 2 7 .391 .195 .262 .305 .226 .600 99 1 0.2 0 -0.0 0.2 1.4 0.1 1.4 0.1
2011 PAW AAA 22 96 .182 .258 .332 .388 .253 .265 93 -8.8 3.0 -0.2 2.8 -1.0 -7.0 -0.4 -7.0 -0.4
2012 BOS MLB 36 103 .199 .255 .313 .404 .260 .310 100 -6.2 2.8 -0.2 -2.4 0.1 -3.5 -0.6 -3.5 -0.6
2012 SLM A+ 3 12 .314 .241 .303 .355 .240 .375 102 0.7 0.4 -0.1 0.1 0.6 1.5 0.2 1.5 0.2
2012 PME AA 3 13 .313 .269 .348 .391 .271 .250 104 0.7 0.4 0 -0.6 -0.0 1.1 0.1 1.1 0.1
2012 PAW AAA 27 126 .257 .256 .324 .382 .251 .321 98 -0.5 3.7 -0.4 -2.0 0.2 3.1 0.1 3.1 0.1
2014 CHN MLB 57 130 .248 .246 .311 .376 .260 .323 98 -1.5 3.4 -0.5 -3.4 0.4 1.8 -0.2 1.8 -0.2
2014 IOW AAA 87 319 .263 .266 .334 .415 .261 .312 93 1 9.6 -1.5 -9.7 -1.0 8.0 -0.2 8.0 -0.2
2016 CHN MLB 7 10 .316 .241 .312 .347 .248 .286 91 0.6 0.3 0 -0.1 0.4 1.2 0.1 1.2 0.1
2016 IOW AAA 21 70 .383 .256 .322 .392 .266 .429 87 9 2.0 -0.7 0.2 1.7 12.0 1.3 12.0 1.3

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2006 RSX Rk 21 6 6 2 0 1 2 1 2 0 0 .300 .333 .550 .250 .287 1.4 -0.2 0.1
2006 LOW A- 40 8 7 0 1 0 4 2 14 2 0 .200 .282 .257 .057 .209 -0.7 -0.8 -0.2
2007 LOW A- 104 27 32 4 1 3 13 16 12 18 3 .368 .471 .540 .172 .440 27.2 0.2 2.7
2008 GRN A 420 51 101 16 1 3 32 53 76 18 4 .281 .379 .356 .075 .272 16.2 3.4 2.0
2008 LNC A+ 82 6 17 6 0 2 14 8 23 1 0 .233 .309 .397 .164 .251 0.8 -1.7 -0.1
2009 SLM A+ 143 21 35 5 2 5 21 26 20 7 3 .304 .437 .513 .209 .331 14.1 3.7 1.8
2009 PME AA 437 63 106 19 4 13 56 42 87 14 3 .271 .343 .440 .169 .281 25.3 8.9 3.6
2010 PME AA 183 35 44 9 1 8 29 28 21 13 1 .293 .411 .527 .233 .318 15.9 -1.7 1.4
2010 PAW AAA 160 22 42 9 1 5 18 14 32 12 2 .294 .361 .476 .182 .290 12.7 3.4 1.5
2010 BOS MLB 179 26 41 11 1 4 24 12 38 10 1 .252 .305 .405 .153 .245 4.3 2.7 0.7
2011 PAW AAA 96 9 18 6 0 0 9 8 20 4 3 .209 .271 .279 .070 .182 -7.0 2.8 -0.4
2011 LOW A- 7 2 3 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 .500 .571 .500 .000 .391 1.4 -0.0 0.1
2012 PME AA 13 0 2 1 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 .222 .462 .333 .111 .313 1.1 -0.6 0.1
2012 PAW AAA 126 18 29 5 0 4 14 13 30 7 2 .261 .336 .414 .153 .257 3.1 -2.0 0.1
2012 BOS MLB 103 12 22 3 0 0 5 6 26 3 2 .229 .272 .260 .031 .199 -3.5 -2.4 -0.6
2012 SLM A+ 12 3 4 0 0 1 1 0 3 1 1 .333 .333 .583 .250 .314 1.5 0.1 0.2
2014 CHN MLB 130 13 30 4 4 0 5 8 28 3 2 .248 .295 .347 .099 .248 1.8 -3.4 -0.2
2014 IOW AAA 319 34 72 14 3 8 37 28 74 12 4 .251 .322 .404 .153 .263 8.0 -9.7 -0.2
2016 IOW AAA 70 15 21 4 2 0 4 10 9 3 1 .368 .471 .509 .140 .383 12.0 0.2 1.3
2016 CHN MLB 10 1 2 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 .286 .444 .286 .000 .316 1.2 -0.1 0.1

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT CSAA_CHANCES CSAA_RT
2010 740 0.5270 0.4216 0.8205 0.5769 0.2486 0.8933 0.6322 0.1795 363 -0.002911
2012 372 0.4543 0.4247 0.7152 0.5680 0.3054 0.7917 0.5968 0.2848 162 0.005201
2014 490 0.5204 0.4735 0.7716 0.6471 0.2851 0.8424 0.5970 0.2284 208 -0.000003
2016 37 0.4595 0.4595 0.8824 0.6471 0.3000 1.0000 0.6667 0.1176 0 0.000000
Career16390.5070.43870.78340.59750.27360.85740.61440.2166262.8456-0.0001

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2013-08-13 2013-08-13 On-Alr 0 0 - Neck Surgery Cervical Fusion 2013-08-13 -
2013-02-20 2013-10-31 60-DL 253 162 Right Shoulder Recovery From Surgery Labrum 2013-01-30 -
2013-01-30 2013-01-30 Off 0 0 Right Shoulder Surgery Labrum 2013-01-30 -
2012-09-17 2012-09-26 DTD 9 8 Right Shoulder Soreness -
2012-09-01 2012-09-03 DTD 2 2 Right Shoulder Soreness - -
2012-03-26 2012-06-09 60-DL 75 58 Left Shoulder Recovery From Surgery Labrum 2011-11-08 -
2011-11-08 2011-11-08 Off 0 0 Left Shoulder Surgery Labrum 2011-11-08 -
2011-09-25 2011-09-29 60-DL 4 5 - Neck Recovery From Surgery Bulging Disc 2011-09-14 -
2011-08-21 2011-09-11 Minors 21 15 - Neck Surgery Bulging Disc 2011-09-14 -
2011-04-22 2011-08-08 Minors 108 95 Left Shoulder Cartilage Injury Labrum -
2010-06-13 2010-06-26 Minors 13 0 Right Hip Strain Hip Flexor -
2007-07-16 2007-09-08 Minors 54 0 Right Wrist Surgery Hamate -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2016 CHN $
2015 TOR $
2014 CHN $550,000
2013 BOS $498,000
2012 BOS $483,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
3 yrPrevious$1,531,000
3 yrTotal$1,531,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 117 dISE Baseball1 year (2016)

Details
  • 1 year (2016). Signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 3/3/16 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Chicago Cubs 5/3/16. DFA by Chicago Cubs 5/14/16. Sent outright to Triple-A 5/15/16.
  • 1 year (2015). Signed by Toronto as a free agent 12/14 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$0.55M (2014). Signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 12/18/13 (minor-league contract). Salary of $0.55M in majors. Contract selected by Chicago Cubs 3/29/14. DFA by Chicago Cubs 8/8/14. Sent outright to Triple-A 8/10/14. Contract selected by Chicago Cubs 9/3/14. Sent outright to Triple-A by Chicago Cubs 10/30/14. (Refused assignment 11/1/14.)
  • 1 year/$0.498M (2013). Re-signed by Boston 3/2/13. Non-tendered by Boston 12/2/13.
  • 1 year/$0.483M (2012). Re-signed by Boston 3/9/12.
  • 1 year/$0.417M (2011). Re-signed by Boston 3/8/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Contract purchased by Boston 7/31/10.
  • Drafted by Boston 2006 (9-283) (Red Bank Catholic, N.J.). $0.6M signing bonus.

Preseason Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2017 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP VORP BRR POS_ADJ REP_ADJ RAA FRAA
2018301051122412109252.226.298.341.240-0.10.20.2-0.62.7-2.1-1.1
20193112514254121210302.232.301.355.244-0.10.70.2-0.73.2-2.1-1.4
2020325461120155131.229.301.350.242-0.10.10.0-0.31.4-1.0-0.6
2021334751020154111.229.300.348.241-0.10.00.0-0.31.2-0.9-0.5
202234414810143100.229.299.347.241-0.1-0.0-0.0-0.31.1-0.8-0.4
20233528361013270.228.298.345.240-0.0-0.0-0.0-0.20.7-0.6-0.3
20243621241002250.227.298.345.239-0.0-0.0-0.0-0.10.5-0.4-0.2
20253715231001140.226.297.343.238-0.0-0.1-0.0-0.10.4-0.3-0.2
2026387110001120.225.295.341.237-0.0-0.0-0.0-0.10.2-0.2-0.1

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 80)

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend
1 89 Chris Magruder 2006 .000 DNP
2 88 Ron Calloway 2006 .000 DNP
3 88 Travis Buck 2013 .000 DNP
4 88 Jason Ellison 2007 .211
5 87 Brian Bogusevic 2013 .277
6 86 Bryan Petersen 2015 .000 DNP
7 85 Joe Mather 2012 .211
8 85 Collin Cowgill 2015 .195
9 84 Juan Perez 2016 .000 DNP
10 83 Jason Repko 2010 .236
11 83 Craig Gentry 2013 .293
12 83 Nathan Haynes 2009 .000 DNP
13 83 Eric Valent 2006 .000 DNP
14 83 Quintin Berry 2014 -.006
15 83 Logan Schafer 2016 .231
16 82 Darnell McDonald 2008 .000 DNP
17 82 Ezequiel Carrera 2016 .238
18 81 Chris Roberson 2009 .000 DNP
19 81 Nick Buss 2016 .198
20 81 Jeff Salazar 2010 .000 DNP
21 81 Jim Adduci 2014 .193
22 81 Alfredo Amezaga 2007 .242
23 81 Brent Morel 2016 .000 DNP
24 80 Nick Stavinoha 2011 .000 DNP
25 80 Reid Gorecki 2010 .000 DNP
26 80 Abraham Nunez 2006 .000 DNP
27 80 Eric Patterson 2012 .000 DNP
28 80 Darin Mastroianni 2015 .000 DNP
29 80 Eric Bruntlett 2007 .230
30 80 Cole Gillespie 2013 .205
31 80 Julio Borbon 2015 .000 DNP
32 80 Jason Donald 2014 .000 DNP
33 80 Eugenio Velez 2011 .039
34 79 Mike Baxter 2014 .038
35 79 Luis Terrero 2009 .000 DNP
36 79 Delwyn Young 2011 .000 DNP
37 79 Dustin Martin 2013 .000 DNP
38 79 Pedro Florimon 2016 .188
39 79 Mike Edwards 2006 .143
40 79 Jerry Owens 2010 .000 DNP
41 79 Joe Borchard 2008 .000 DNP
42 79 Nate Grindell 2006 .000 DNP
43 78 Bubba Crosby 2006 .195
44 78 Jon Weber 2007 .000 DNP
45 78 Mike Lockwood 2006 .000 DNP
46 78 Gregor Blanco 2013 .259
47 78 David Lough 2015 .205
48 78 Hector Luna 2009 .000 DNP
49 78 Aaron Mathews 2011 .000 DNP
50 78 Elliot Johnson 2013 .208
51 78 Gabe Gross 2009 .240
52 78 Felix Pie 2014 .000 DNP
53 78 Andy Green 2007 .000 DNP
54 78 Elian Herrera 2014 .235
55 78 Rob Johnson 2012 .206
56 78 Chris Denorfia 2010 .299
57 78 Buck Coats 2011 .000 DNP
58 78 Ryan Lollis 2016 .000 DNP
59 78 Ramiro Pena 2015 .000 DNP
60 78 Mitch Maier 2011 .242
61 78 Shane Robinson 2014 .157
62 77 Daniel Ortmeier 2010 .000 DNP
63 77 Justin Christian 2009 .000 DNP
64 77 Chip Ambres 2009 .000 DNP
65 77 Joe Inglett 2007 .552
66 77 Humberto Quintero 2009 .217
67 77 Jarrod Dyson 2014 .242
68 77 Marlon Byrd 2007 .284
69 77 Ivan De Jesus 2016 .232
70 77 Bobby Wilson 2012 .216
71 77 Tommy Murphy 2009 .000 DNP
72 77 Danny Worth 2015 .000 DNP
73 77 Chris Nelson 2015 .000 DNP
74 77 Jorge Padilla 2009 .090
75 77 Tommy Manzella 2012 .000 DNP
76 77 Matt Downs 2013 .000 DNP
77 77 Alex Presley 2015 .210
78 76 Anderson Hernandez 2012 .000 DNP
79 76 Miles Durham 2012 .000 DNP
80 76 Michael Martinez 2012 .169
81 76 Brett Carroll 2012 -.001
82 76 Casey Benjamin 2010 .000 DNP
83 76 Russ Adams 2010 .000 DNP
84 76 Justin Sellers 2015 .000 DNP
85 76 Greg Dobbs 2008 .287
86 76 Eric Fryer 2015 .248
87 76 Eric Young 2014 .251
88 76 Willie Harris 2007 .261
89 76 Mike Fontenot 2009 .244
90 76 Michael Morse 2011 .322
91 76 Jason Bourgeois 2011 .246
92 76 Clint Barmes 2008 .258
93 76 Rajai Davis 2010 .251
94 76 Nate Freiman 2016 .000 DNP
95 76 Matt Tolbert 2011 .189
96 76 Nyjer Morgan 2010 .244
97 76 Brian Barden 2010 .187
98 76 Adam Rosales 2012 .234
99 76 Jamie Hoffmann 2014 .000 DNP
100 76 Carlos Corporan 2013 .242

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .457 .573 .486 .421
11 vs R (Multi) .227 .283 .311 .227
18 Split (Multi) -.229 -.290 -.174 -.194
19 LgAvg (Multi) .020 .029 .071 .031
30 vs L (2016) 1.000 1.000 1.000 .565
31 vs R (2016) .167 .286 .167 .209
38 Split (2016) -.833 -.714 -.833 -.355
39 LgAvg (2016) .020 .028 .073 .031

Definition of multi-year splits

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2015 Ryan Kalish returned in 2014 after not playing a game in 2013 because of back problems, but he's little more than outfield depth at this point.
2014 Ryan Kalish was non-tendered after missing the year recovering from neck surgery; in the last three seasons, he's played just 93 games.
2013 Kalish was the next big thing in Red Sox outfield prospects back in 2010 when he hit .294/.382/.502 across Double-A and Triple-A as a 22-year-old. But that was a billion injuries ago. Over the last two seasons Kalish partially tore his labrum (shoulder muscle), required surgery for a bulging disk in his neck, and then finished the job on his labrum and needed surgery for that as well. Culling anything from his stats over that time is pointless; he has about half a seasonís worth of plate appearances scattered over five levels. When on the field Kalish demonstrates excellent athleticism, good plate discipline, above-average power, and plus makeup. If he can find his health, he should reach his ceiling as a starter on a championship-level team. But Kalish hasnít demonstrated that health is a tool he possesses.
2012 Kalish came into 2011 as Boston's top outfield prospect, but a left-shoulder labrum tear in April set the tone for his year. When Kalish returned, the team discovered he was playing with a bulging disc in his neck that he had suffered while recovering from the labrum injury. He underwent neck surgery in September that isn't expected to impact his 2012, but while Kalish was healing, Josh Reddick burst upon the majors, leaving the matter open of just which above-average defender with questions about his bat is now at the top of the depth chart.
2011 Kalish's bat progressed enough at the upper levels of the minors to dispel the "tweener" tag that had dogged him heading into the year. Defensively, he has the range to play anywhere and an arm strong enough for center and left, skills he showed off when he was called to the majors during the big club's all-hands-on-deck injury emergency. The 23-year-old will start 2011 at Triple-A, since the Red Sox outfield should be whole and he needs to work on his strike-zone recognition and patience. When not chasing pitches, Kalish shows flashes of the offensive talent that could make him an all-star in center, and the Sox are hoping for more sustained barrages by the time they're ready to offer him a full-time gig.
2010 Kalish takes his walks and is a high-percentage basestealer (60 steals at 82 percent in 289 minor-league games), but his power disappeared in 2008 following surgery to remove the hamate bone in his right wrist in late 2007. Fortunately, he rebounded nicely in 2009, hitting .302/.384/.561 with ten home runs in the second half. If he can build on that this year, concerns over his ability to stick in center will be moot. If not, his position could be the difference between his being a star center fielder with 20/20 potential, or a left-handed Gabe Kapler.
2009 Though athletic and sporting some tools both offensively and defensively, Kalish is still quite raw, and the after-effects of a 2007 wrist injury seemed to drag down his most recent campaign. He struggled to hit for power at both Greenville and Lancaster, and whether he ends up in a corner or in center has a lot to do with how much he fills out and if his power potential is ever fulfilled. Kalish gets a free pass for now due to his youth and the wrist issues, but he will need to show something soon in a full-season league.
2008 The definition of athletic and toolsy, Ryan Kalish was considered by some to be the best position player in the New York-Penn League last year before a hand injury shortened his season. Teams are already asking about him in trades, and his ceiling is of the cathedral variety.

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DateQuestionAnswer
2014-03-19 20:00:00 (link to chat)Ryan Kalish --- leadoff hitter for the Cubs by May 15th?
(pobothecat from whatever)
Oh man I'd love to see that, but no. A Kalish revival would be a fantastic story though. (Bret Sayre)
2012-11-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Jason. Will the Red Sox give Ryan Kalish a full-time job or does the organization view him, like Josh Reddick before him, as a major league player but not good enough for Boston?
(michaelmcduffe from ottawa)
: I think Kalish will get the chance to earn at-bats this year, even if the Sox re-sign Cody Ross and add a third outfielder to put on the other side of Ellsbury. He has to stay healthy first, but he can be a starting-caliber corner bat in any town, and I suspect he'll get that shot in 2013, since it's asking a lot to expect Cherington to land two outfielders this winter. (Jason A. Churchill)
2012-04-12 14:00:00 (link to chat)Is Ryan Sweeney breaking out at age 27, or are we seeing an anomoly. Do you feel Valentine will continue to give him the same level of playing time he's been seeing?
(NJTomatoes from Bend Oregon)
Anomaly. Sweeney is solid, especially in AL-only, but we're dealing with a guy who's boasting a .533 BABIP. Everything else is pretty much what we've come to expect, so the BA will come down. He'll play for the time being, but Ross will cut in when Crawford comes back, and Ryan Kalish could well overtake both of them by mid-season once he gets healthy. (Derek Carty)
2011-03-08 14:00:00 (link to chat)Do you think Brandon Allen is worth drafting as a reserve outfielder/First Baseman in NFBC format or is Ryan Kalish a better option?
(bfitzge3 from Upstate NY)
The 1B/LF mix in Arizona bears watching. Branyan is a known mix of strengths and weaknesses, Miranda looks like a platooner, Parra is a 4th OF, and Nady is already having mobility issues. Allen is the only guy in that entire mix capable of winning and keeping an everyday job at either position, so he's probably worthy of a late reserve pick in NFBC. I like to use my bench on extra SP's and priority backups (C, MI) though, so his true draft-day value will be determined during spring training. (Cory Schwartz)
2010-08-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)After an abysmal first half, Josh Reddick has been on fire since the break -- 368/396/647 -- is it time for Boston to give him another look?
(Nick from Allston, MA)
He'll get a call in September, and given Mike Cameron and Jacoby Ellsbury are both out of commission, he'll get some at-bats. Ryan Kalish passed him on the depth charts and prospect lists this year, but as Boston reminded us this year, there's no such thing as too much depth, and they are as curious as we are as to what they have in Reddick. (Marc Normandin)
2010-04-08 14:00:00 (link to chat)Does Ryan Kalish ever become a starter in the Boston organization?
(jaymoff from Salem, OR)
Tough one. I think he and Reddick are both big leaguers, but being good enough to play in Boston every day . . . that's a much higher bar to get over. (Kevin Goldstein)
2009-08-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)Howdy JP, would like your opinion... The best PTBNL the Sox would send for Wagner is a better/worst prospect than Ryan Kalish... Thanks for your answer!
(mo from vegas)
Worse. (John Perrotto)
2009-08-21 14:00:00 (link to chat)Ryan Kalish's month compares well to Dominic Brown and he's actually a half year younger. Brown ranks significantly higher everywhere. Are they that far apart?
(Chris from Boston)
Brown has more in the tools department for sure, not that Kalish isn't toolsy. They're both fine prospects, but Brown is definitely better. (Kevin Goldstein)
2009-04-08 15:00:00 (link to chat)Ryan Kalish: Are you still on the bandwagon? Does he show some power this year or was that a LoA mirage?
(Aaron from YYZ)
Bandwagon. Wrist injury sapped him this year, and I expect a bounceback season. (Kevin Goldstein)
2008-11-12 14:00:00 (link to chat)Ryan Kalish was my darkhorse to be the Red Sox top prospect 300 or so days ago. While I may have missed on that, and clearly passed by Reddick, has he made any doubters this season, will he make your Sox top 10? If not is it a testament to the Sox depth?
(ken from mass)
For teams that are NOT done yet, I only have this kind of organic snapshot on a spreadsheet I keep that is filled with notes and stuff. They don't really solidify until the days/weeks leading up to the publication when I start all of my conversations with scouts and officials and stuff. So with that caveat, as of RIGHT NOW, he's still on my Top 10 list -- with some wiggle room. (Kevin Goldstein)
2008-08-13 14:00:00 (link to chat)You were really high on Ryan Kalish coming into the year, but his numbers have been depressed coming off hamate bone surgery. Do you still see good tools there, once the lingering effects of the surgery wear off?
(astein from Boston)
Absolutely. (Kevin Goldstein)


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