Ryan Goins, Second Base, Toronto Blue Jays, #17
Date of Birth: 2/13/1986
Birthplace: Round Rock, Texas
College: Dallas Baptist University
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.
In 2017, Goins batted .237 in 143 games. He finished the season with 99 hits, 21 doubles, 62 RBIs, and 96 strikeouts to 31 walks. Defensively, he played 56 games at second base, 8 games at third base, and 87 games at shortstop.
Career batting statistics for Goins through 2017 include:
- 449 games played
- 291 hits
- 142 RBIs
- 297 strikeouts to 86 walks
- .228 batting average