Ryan Schimpf

Position: 3B
Born: 4/11/1988
Height: 5'9
Weight: 190
B/T: L/R
Acquired: Signed as a minor league free agent on November 25, 2015 (SDP). Originally drafted in the fifth round of the 2009 MLB First-Year Player Draft (TOR).

Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
CURRENT SEASON STATS: .355 with 15 homers and 48 RBIs in 51 games at El Paso (Triple-A) with 17 doubles and a .729 SLG.

Info & MLB Debut Date
Contract purchased from El Paso June 14 when C Hector Sanchez was designated for assignment.
MLB Debut Date: 6/14/2016

Debut Details
June 14, in a 5-2 loss to the Miami Marlins. The starting third baseman, he batted sixth and went 1-for-4 with a double off of starter Tom Koehler in his first at-bat. With one out in the second inning, he connected on a line drive double to right field and scored on a two-out single by Alexi Amarista. After striking out swinging in the fourth inning, he flew out to center field in the sixth and lined out in the ninth.

Player Notes
Schimpf’s huge numbers to start the 2016 season would seem to match up better to someone a little bigger than his listed 5-foot-9 190-pound frame, but the New Orleans-area native has put up some sweet power numbers in his career. In 2015 between Buffalo (Triple-A/Blue Jays) and New Hampshire (Double-A/Blue Jays) he hit a combined .250 but with 23 homers and 26 doubles to go with 63 RBIs. Schimpf spent his first seven pro seasons with the Jays, who drafted him out of LSU, cracking the 20-homer mark in each year from 2012-15, and was clearly on a par to do the same (if not set a personal best) before his promotion. The difference this year, though, is that he had never hit above .270 for a season and … well, just look at his numbers at the halfway point! When promoted, he ranked third in average in the Pacific Coast League, tied for second in homers, and was sixth in RBIs.