Ryan Goins, Second Base, Toronto Blue Jays, #17
Date of Birth: 2/13/1986
Birthplace: Round Rock, Texas
College: Dallas Baptist University
Current Salary: $548,200
Ryan Goins, second baseman for the Toronto Blue Jays, was first drafted by the team in 2009. He played in the minor leagues from 2009 through part of last season, ending his minor league career with a .273 batting average. Goins made his first appearance in the major leagues on August 22, 2013.
In 2014, Goins batted .188 with 34 hits and 42 strikeouts to 5 walks in 67 games with the Blue Jays. He played 57 games at second base and 15 games at shortstop and he made 149 assists, 29 double plays, 91 putouts, and 1 error.
Goins played in 128 games with the Blue Jays in 2015. He finished the season with 94 hits, 16 doubles, 45 RBIs, and a .250 batting average. Defensively, he played 66 games at second base, 2 games at third base, and 58 games at shortstop. In the postseason, he had 5 hits, including a double and a home run, and 4 RBIs in 36 at-bats in 11 games.
Goins batted just .186 in 77 games with the Blue Jays in 2016. In the postseason, he batted .200 with 1 hit and 1 RBI in 5 at-bats in 3 games. 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 Goins through 2016 include:
- 306 games played
- 192 hits
- 80 RBIs
- 201 strikeouts to 55 walks
- .224 batting average
Career fielding statistics for Goins as an infielder through 2016 include:
- 2 games played at first base, 192 games played at second base, 8 games played at third base, 103 games played at shortstop
- 720 assists
- 166 double plays
- 449 putouts
- 14 errors