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Ryan Kalish PH

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
9 422 .245 .297 .349 70 -0.4
Birth Date3-28-1988
Height6' 0"
Weight215 lbs
Age31 years, 4 months, 21 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA H 2B 3B HR BB SO HBP SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ DRAA BRR FRAA BWARP
2010 BOS 22 53 179 41 11 1 4 12 38 1 10 1 .252 .305 .405 81 -3.8 2.0 2.7 0.6
2012 BOS 24 36 103 22 3 0 0 6 26 0 3 2 .229 .272 .260 53 -5.5 0.1 -2.4 -0.5
2014 CHN 26 57 130 30 4 4 0 8 28 0 3 2 .248 .295 .347 66 -4.7 0.4 -3.4 -0.5
2016 CHN 28 7 10 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 .286 .444 .286 86 -0.1 0.4 -0.1 0.0
Career15342295185427922165.245.297.34970-14.13.0-3.3-0.4

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 LG G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
2006 LOW A- NYP 11 40 .243 .332 .325 .333 95 -2 1.1 -0.4 46 0 -0.6 0.6 -3.6 -0.3
2006 RSX Rk GCL 6 21 .267 .344 .383 .294 98 0.9 0.9 -0.4 141 0 -0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
2007 LOW A- NYP 23 104 .255 .348 .370 .403 95 20.6 3.1 0.3 221 0 0.4 3.3 12.6 2.0
2008 GRN A SAL 96 420 .252 .322 .365 .349 105 5.2 12.0 -2.2 123 0 3.4 1.2 5.7 2.1
2008 LNC A+ CLF 18 82 .276 .346 .419 .313 103 -0.8 2.6 -1 63 0 -1.6 0.0 -5.0 -0.5
2009 SLM A+ CRL 32 143 .252 .334 .369 .333 99 10.7 4.1 -1.6 170 0 3.8 0.8 10.6 1.8
2009 PME AA EAS 103 437 .256 .331 .382 .320 95 9.8 12.4 -1.3 113 0 8.9 4.4 6.5 3.2
2010 BOS MLB AL 53 179 .257 .319 .405 .303 114 -2.7 4.9 0 81 10 2.7 2.0 -3.8 0.6
2010 PME AA EAS 41 183 .271 .347 .421 .298 110 10.9 5.3 -1.6 142 0 -1.7 0.9 8.4 1.1
2010 PAW AAA INT 37 160 .265 .335 .416 .349 98 4.7 4.9 -0.5 114 0 3.4 3.0 2.7 1.3
2011 LOW A- NYP 2 7 .195 .262 .305 .600 99 1 0.2 0 181 0 0.0 0.2 0.4 0.1
2011 PAW AAA INT 22 96 .258 .332 .388 .265 92 -8.9 3.0 -0.2 46 0 2.8 -1.0 -5.1 0.0
2012 BOS MLB AL 36 103 .255 .313 .404 .310 100 -6.2 2.8 -0.2 53 11 -2.4 0.1 -5.5 -0.5
2012 SLM A+ CAR 3 12 .241 .303 .355 .375 101 0.7 0.4 -0.1 112 0 0.1 0.6 0.1 0.1
2012 PME AA EAS 3 13 .269 .348 .391 .250 103 0.7 0.4 0 109 0 -0.6 0.0 0.1 0.0
2012 PAW AAA INT 27 126 .256 .324 .382 .321 97 -0.5 3.7 -0.4 104 0 -2.0 0.2 0.7 0.2
2014 CHN MLB NL 57 130 .246 .311 .376 .323 99 -1.8 3.4 -0.5 66 15 -3.4 0.4 -4.7 -0.5
2014 IOW AAA PCL 87 319 .266 .334 .415 .312 92 1.4 9.6 -1.5 94 0 -9.6 -1.0 -3.7 -0.6
2016 CHN MLB NL 7 10 .241 .312 .347 .286 89 0.6 0.3 0 86 6 -0.1 0.4 -0.1 0.0
2016 IOW AAA PCL 21 70 .256 .322 .392 .429 85 9.3 2.0 -0.7 160 0 0.2 1.7 3.3 0.7

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team lvl LG PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
2006 LOW A- NYP 40 35 8 7 0 1 0 9 4 2 14 2 0 .200 .282 .257 .057 0 0
2006 RSX Rk GCL 21 20 6 6 2 0 1 11 2 1 2 0 0 .300 .333 .550 .250 0 0
2007 LOW A- NYP 104 87 27 32 4 1 3 47 13 16 12 18 3 .368 .471 .540 .172 0 0
2008 LNC A+ CLF 82 73 6 17 6 0 2 29 14 8 23 1 0 .233 .309 .397 .164 0 0
2008 GRN A SAL 420 360 51 101 16 1 3 128 32 53 76 18 4 .281 .379 .356 .075 0 0
2009 SLM A+ CRL 143 115 21 35 5 2 5 59 21 26 20 7 3 .304 .437 .513 .209 0 0
2009 PME AA EAS 437 391 63 106 19 4 13 172 56 42 87 14 3 .271 .343 .440 .169 0 0
2010 BOS MLB AL 179 163 26 41 11 1 4 66 24 12 38 10 1 .252 .305 .405 .153 1 2
2010 PME AA EAS 183 150 35 44 9 1 8 79 29 28 21 13 1 .293 .411 .527 .233 0 0
2010 PAW AAA INT 160 143 22 42 9 1 5 68 18 14 32 12 2 .294 .361 .476 .182 0 0
2011 LOW A- NYP 7 6 2 3 0 0 0 3 2 1 1 0 0 .500 .571 .500 .000 0 0
2011 PAW AAA INT 96 86 9 18 6 0 0 24 9 8 20 4 3 .209 .271 .279 .070 2 0
2012 PAW AAA INT 126 111 18 29 5 0 4 46 14 13 30 7 2 .261 .336 .414 .153 1 1
2012 BOS MLB AL 103 96 12 22 3 0 0 25 5 6 26 3 2 .229 .272 .260 .031 1 0
2012 SLM A+ CAR 12 12 3 4 0 0 1 7 1 0 3 1 1 .333 .333 .583 .250 0 0
2012 PME AA EAS 13 9 0 2 1 0 0 3 0 4 1 0 0 .222 .462 .333 .111 0 0
2014 IOW AAA PCL 319 287 34 72 14 3 8 116 37 28 74 12 4 .251 .322 .404 .153 0
2014 CHN MLB NL 130 121 13 30 4 4 0 42 5 8 28 3 2 .248 .295 .347 .099 0
2016 IOW AAA PCL 70 57 15 21 4 2 0 29 4 10 9 3 1 .368 .471 .509 .140 1 0
2016 CHN MLB NL 10 7 1 2 0 0 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 .286 .444 .286 .000 0 1

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2010 740 0.5351 0.4216 0.8205 0.5884 0.2297 0.8970 0.5949 0.1795 -0.0029
2012 372 0.4866 0.4247 0.7152 0.5414 0.3141 0.8265 0.5333 0.2848 0.0052
2014 490 0.5429 0.4735 0.7716 0.6353 0.2813 0.8402 0.5873 0.2284 0.0000
2016 37 0.4054 0.4595 0.8824 0.6667 0.3182 1.0000 0.7143 0.1176 0.0000
Career16390.52350.43870.78340.59350.26630.86630.58130.2166-0.0001

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.

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

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BP Chats

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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