Ryan Flaherty, Infield, Baltimore Orioles, #3
Date of Birth: 7/27/1986
Birthplace: Portland, Maine
College: Vanderbilt University
Current Salary: $1,800,000
Ryan Flaherty, utility infielder for the Baltimore Orioles, was originally drafted by the Chicago Cubs in 2008. He played in their minor league system from 2008 through 2011. The Orioles drafted him in December, 2011.
In 2012, Flaherty joined the Orioles for 77 games, batting just .216 with 33 hits. He had slightly better numbers in 2013 with 55 hits and a .224 batting average in 85 games. He was primarily a second baseman in 2013, making 176 assists, 105 putouts, 52 double plays, and 2 errors in 65 games.
Flaherty finished the 2014 season with 62 hits, 15 doubles, and a .221 batting average in 102 games. He had 6 hits, 1 home run, and 4 RBIs in 21 at-bats in 7 games in the postseason.
On January 26, 2015, Flaherty and the Orioles agreed to a one-year, $1,075,000 contract. He spent time on the DL in 2015 after suffering a groin injury in late April. He finished the season with 54 hits and a .202 batting average in 91 games. He played all defensive positions except for center field.
Flaherty batted .217 in 74 games with the Orioles in 2016. Defensively, he played at all four infield positions and in left field and right field. He also pitched in one game.
Career batting statistics for Flaherty through 2016 include:
- 429 games played
- 238 hits
- 124 RBIs
- 302 strikeouts to 90 walks
- .216 batting average
Career fielding statistics for Flaherty as an infielder through 2016 include:
- 28 games played at first base, 180 games played at second base, 115 games played at third base, 67 games played at shortstop
- 732 assists
- 175 double plays
- 532 putouts
- 19 errors