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Ryan GarkoTrack this Player High Level: MLB Status: Free Agent since 2012 MLB Years: 2005-2010
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Drafted
Arizona Fall League
Rated Prospect
Futures Game

Positions1B-634, C-142, DH-35, LF-7, RF-5Position when DraftedCPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameRyan Francis Garko
Height6-1Weight220BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateJanuary 2,1981 [37.230]PlacePittsburgh,Pennsylvania
High SchoolServite (Anaheim,CA)
CollegeStanford University (Stanford,CA)

DraftedSelected by the Cleveland Indians [Team Picks] in the 3rd round (78th overall) of the 2003 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
Signing Bonus$270,000Signing ScoutsDon LyleService Time2.091 (2008)
Prospect Rankings[BA] 2005-CLE-#8 ... 2006-CLE-#5
MLB DebutSeptember 18,2005 [24.259]
OrganizationsCLE [7] TEX [1] SFN [1] TBA [1] Awards10
TBC Player ID28766Retrosheet IDgarkr001MLBAM ID434939
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Player Notes:   Member of the 2002 United States National Baseball team
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed27Power65Contact71XBH57RBIs75Runs38Hitting67Durability61Team.545Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsOther BattingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2000Stanford UniversityPac10NCAA-11b192542562001007450002.143.333.190.5238254.158.047.214.27612.967.410.570.000.0033.33
2001Stanford UniversityPac10NCAA-11b20592014274161743012222121605.368.448.5621.01011324242.376.194.299.4319.099.091.002.8928.7132.43
2002StanfordPac10NCAA-1Jr121b2165239687518014552138241607015.314.430.565.99513532300.293.251.414.42612.678.000.634.6717.0742.67
2003StanfordPac10NCAA-1Sr121b22692596410424018922128171280010.402.482.7031.18518242307.384.301.413.5019.125.540.615.8614.3940.38
2003Mahoning Valley ScrappersNYPLA-cle-c224516523458141611121942005.273.337.406.7436713183.289.133.206.3296.5610.381.582.1941.2528.89
2004Kinston IndiansCaroA+cle341b-c236523844781711657412634150136.328.425.6091.03414534280.328.281.403.4379.2912.141.315.7114.8843.59
2004Akron AerosEastAAcle30c-1b2343172295715063810142860203.331.397.523.9209021194.364.192.279.3967.2214.432.003.0928.6736.84
2004Buffalo BisonsILAAAcle321b-c23520271004002300100.350.391.400.7918123.389.050.150.3488.7013.041.500.000.0014.29
2004Minor Totals (3 teams)Minor         113430751423312299514265210439.330.412.565.97724356497.346.235.342.4178.4513.081.554.4319.5539.44
2005Buffalo BisonsILAAAcle121b-c241274527513725319771344921824211.303.384.498.88222547520.342.195.288.3828.4617.692.093.6523.7934.31
2005Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle25dh2411000000000100000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
2006Buffalo BisonsILAAAcle121b2510336443901801559454567190939.247.352.420.77215333437.258.173.294.33710.3015.331.493.4324.2736.67
2006Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle251b2550185285412074500143770305.292.359.470.8298719209.326.178.254.3586.7017.702.643.3526.4335.19
2007Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle251b261384846214029121610134942003112.289.359.483.84223451541.320.194.262.3676.2817.382.763.8823.0536.43
2008Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle251b271414956113521114900045861508110.273.346.404.75020036563.300.131.222.3337.9915.281.912.4935.3626.67
2009Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle251b287823929681001139002040102216.285.362.464.82611121273.300.179.264.3627.3314.652.004.0321.7330.88
2009San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn231b28401151027312120091030002.235.307.330.637386127.243.095.174.2907.097.871.111.5757.5022.22
2009Totals for MLB-MLB         11835439951311351002950132218.268.344.421.76514927400.280.153.234.3397.2512.501.723.2527.2328.42
2010Oklahoma City RedHawksPCLAAAtex151b299334042801111248114162501014.235.326.379.70512924387.255.144.265.31810.5916.021.513.1028.3330.00
2010Texas RangersALMLBtex251b-dh291533030003003402011.091.167.091.2583038.103.000.091.1177.8910.531.330.000.000.00
2012Long Island DucksAtlInd--311660927204160010910010.450.535.6831.21841671.489.233.400.51814.0812.680.905.6315.0022.22
2012Montgomery BiscuitsSouAAtba271b316122933689084000285070317.297.386.441.82710117267.345.144.266.36310.4918.731.793.0028.6325.00
MLB Totals - 6 Season(s)Filter4631552190427753552500112527255416436.275.347.434.7816731331752.300.159.238.0007.1315.532.183.1428.2231.15
Minor League Totals - 6 Season(s)Filter5421980291562104680339121121235574421955.284.371.464.8359181902291.308.180.287.0009.2515.501.673.4924.7533.81
AAA Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter3281176162314554461886913222442215534.267.358.438.7965151051367.291.171.281.0009.6616.391.703.3725.5733.44
AA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter1044016212524014781042781305110.312.390.476.86619138461.354.164.272.0009.1116.921.863.0428.6430.40
A+ Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter6523844781711657412634150136.328.425.6091.03414534280.328.281.403.0009.2912.141.315.7114.8843.59
A- Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter4516523458141611121942005.273.337.406.7436713183.289.133.206.0006.5610.381.582.1941.2528.89
Ind Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter1660927204160010910010.450.535.6831.21841671.489.233.400.00014.0812.680.905.6315.0022.22
NCAA Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter2187411792596013919143956745913032.350.446.5911.037438100903.340.241.371.00010.527.420.714.3219.0038.61
Cleveland Indians Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter4081404180397722532350111325852216333.283.355.450.8056321271587.310.167.247.0007.1216.262.283.3426.4931.99
San Francisco Giants Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter401151027312120091030002.235.307.330.637386127.243.095.174.0007.097.871.111.5757.5022.22
Texas Rangers Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter1533030003003402011.091.167.091.2583038.103.000.091.0007.8910.531.330.000.000.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games1625436614926119870044951916113.275.347.434.78123547613.300.159.238.0007.1315.532.183.1428.2231.15
Average Minor - Per 162 games162592871683122410143631062216316.284.371.464.83527457685.308.180.287.0009.2515.501.673.4924.7533.81

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
2003Mahoning Valley Scrappers NYPLA-cle22C34--2552153281276.9828.12-----34575.645.9
2004Kinston Indians CaroA+cle231B26--22417-172412411.0009.27------6540.018.8
2004Kinston Indians CaroA+cle23C21--1491632168165.9827.86-----36532.315.2
2004Akron Aeros EastAAcle23C24--1381211151150.9936.25-----14355.817.0
2004Akron Aeros EastAAcle231B16--12912318144141.9798.81------4337.211.3
2004Buffalo Bisons ILAAAcle231B3--261-427271.0009.00------560.02.1
2004Buffalo Bisons ILAAAcle23C2--19---19191.0009.50------540.01.4
2005Buffalo Bisons ILAAAcle241B66--50343553551546.9918.27------12752.045.8
2005Buffalo Bisons ILAAAcle24C59--4012037424421.9937.14------12746.541.0
2005Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle24DH1---------------1100.00.6
2006Buffalo Bisons ILAAAcle251B87--74676674828822.9939.45------10384.561.7
2006Buffalo Bisons ILAAAcle25C1--2---221.0002.00------1031.00.7
2006Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle251B454539639830650434428.9869.511.08-----5090.027.8
2006Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle25DH22--------------504.01.2
2007Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle261B1251211066107371811511521144.9939.151.07-----13890.677.2
2007Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle26DH6---------------1384.33.7
2008Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle271B1211211058103980412311231119.9969.251.06-----14185.874.7
2008Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle27DH13---------------1419.28.0
2009Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle281B514740741836353457454.9938.901.12-----7865.431.5
2009San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn281B333023021914117234233.9967.061.01-----4082.520.4
2009Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle28DH8---------------7810.34.9
2009Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle28LF76481011-1211.9171.570.23-----789.04.3
2009Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle28RF54286---661.0001.200.21-----786.43.1
2010Oklahoma City RedHawks PCLAAAtex291B46--33630240368366.9957.96------9349.532.2
2010Texas RangersALMLBtex291B6333176-323231.0003.830.70-----1540.03.7
2010Texas RangersALMLBtex29DH5---------------1533.33.1
2012Montgomery Biscuits SouAAtba311B9--755-780801.0008.89------6114.86.6
2012Montgomery Biscuits SouAAtba31C1--101--11111.00011.00-1233.3-611.60.7
MLB Totals for 1B - 5 season(s)-   1B381367319031642372236134233401.9948.931.07-----3810.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 6 season(s)-   DH352--------------350.00.0
MLB Totals for LF - 1 season(s)-   LF76481011-1211.9171.570.23-----70.00.0
MLB Totals for RF - 1 season(s)-   RF54286---661.0001.200.21-----50.00.0
AAA Totals for 1B - 4 season(s)-   1B202--16111501317117741761.9938.72------2020.00.0
AAA Totals for C - 3 season(s)-   C62--4222037445442.9937.13------620.00.0
AA Totals for 1B - 2 season(s)-   1B25--20417325224221.9878.84------250.00.0
AA Totals for C - 2 season(s)-   C25--1481311162161.9946.44-1233.31250.00.0
A+ Totals for 1B - 1 season(s)-   1B26--22417-172412411.0009.27------260.00.0
A+ Totals for C - 1 season(s)-   C21--1491632168165.9827.86-----3210.00.0
A- Totals for C - 1 season(s)-   C34--2552153281276.9828.12-----3340.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
2003Mahoning Valley Scrappers NYPLA-cle22-34---------
2004Kinston Indians CaroA+cle23-2126--------
2004Akron Aeros EastAAcle23-2416--------
2004Buffalo Bisons ILAAAcle23-23--------
2005Buffalo Bisons ILAAAcle24-5966--------
2005Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle24----------1
2006Buffalo Bisons ILAAAcle25-187--------
2006Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle25--45-------2
2007Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle26--125-------6
2008Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle27--121-------13
2009Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle28--51---7-5-8
2009San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn28--33--------
2010Oklahoma City RedHawks PCLAAAtex29--46--------
2010Texas RangersALMLBtex29--6-------5
2012Montgomery Biscuits SouAAtba31-19--------

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2001Hyannis MetsCape Cod LeagueCollege20371201428213191371900000.233.276.342.618416127.255.109.1505.5114.962.712.3640.0021.43
2004Peoria JavelinasArizona Fall LgMinor23301152140915301181600000.348.390.574.9646615123.372.226.2966.5013.012.004.0723.0037.50
2005Mesa Solar SoxArizona Fall LgMinor2423861027905270071900000.314.366.593.959511493.355.279.3607.5320.432.715.3817.2051.85
2006Cleveland IndiansMLB Spring TrainingMLB2518378102015006640001.270.426.405.83115347.300.135.29712.7712.771.002.1337.0030.00
2007Cleveland IndiansMLB Spring TrainingMLB262270519202100031100002.271.301.386.68727473.298.115.1574.1115.073.672.7435.0021.05
2008Cleveland IndiansMLB Spring TrainingMLB27185861530212006800102.259.323.414.73724565.265.155.2599.2312.311.333.0829.0033.33
2009Cleveland IndiansMLB Spring TrainingMLB282267517311110041200105.254.292.373.66525572.291.119.1795.5616.673.001.3967.0029.41
2010Texas RangersMLB Spring TrainingMLB2917434114015102430000.256.333.419.75218548.263.163.2334.178.332.002.0843.0045.45
Arizona Fall League Totals - 2 yrs532013167181105711153500000.333.380.582.96211729216.365.249.3236.9416.202.334.6320.1043.28
Cape Cod League Totals - 1 yrs371201428213191371900000.233.276.342.618416127.255.109.1505.5114.962.712.3640.0021.43
MLB Spring Training Totals - 5 yrs972752872141743102141702010.262.328.396.72410922305.284.134.2156.8913.441.952.3039.2930.56

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
2014Stanford University CardinalPac12NCAACollege-33Assistant Coach301614.5337.05Mark MarquessCWS Super Regionals,#15 in Nation
2016Tulsa DrillersTexAAMinorlan35Manager1396871.4896.52 
2017Tulsa DrillersTexAAMinorlan36Manager704426.629--1 Lost in Finals
2018Pacific TigersWCCNCAACollege-37Manager271116.4076.09 
* The team record above is related to the full season for that team. It is possible that the job was only held for part of the season.
* MLB in Bold
* Highlighted rows indicate league champions

Awards [10]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
2001College World Series All-Tournament Team (C) ... CWS Regionals Most Outstanding Player (Stanford)2
2002Pac-10 Conference All-Conference (C)1
20031st Team College All-American (C) ... College World Series All-Tournament Team (C) ... CWS Regionals Most Outstanding Player (Palo Alto) ... Johnny Bench Award (Stanford)4
2004Baseball America Minor League 2nd All-Star Team (C) ... Carolina League All-Star Team (DH)2
2005International League All-Star Team (UT)1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2013-03-271BFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentReleased by Rockies32.084  
2013-01-301BColorado RockiesColorado Rockies (MLB)-MinorsContractSigned to minor league contract32.028Team Roster on 2013-01-30
2012-11-181BFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentDeclared free agency31.320  
2012-05-15CTampa Bay RaysMontgomery (AA)-MinorsContractSigned to minor league contract31.133Team Roster on 2012-05-15
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2010-04-01Claimed off waivers by Rangers from Mariners 
2010-02-01ContractSigned by Mariners 
2009-07-27TradeTraded by Indians to Giants for Scott Barnes 
2008-03-01ContractSigned by Indians (1-year) 
2003-07-09Contractsigned 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.

Salaries

TopAbout Salary DataPayroll SectionAll $ are USD
YearTeam NamePayrollAgeSalaryServMLB RkTm RkCentileAboveLeague AvgLeague MinCareer*Contracts
2003Cleveland Indians-22270,000-------270,000Signing Bonus out of 2003 Draft (3rd round - 78th overall)
2005Cleveland IndiansTeam Payroll24300,000-79437-2,189,055300,000570,000
2006Cleveland IndiansTeam Payroll25327,000-74240-2,365,072327,000897,000
2007Cleveland IndiansTeam Payroll26383,100-69127142,459,737380,0001,280,100
2008Cleveland IndiansTeam Payroll27420,1002.09154419402,696,252390,0001,700,200
2009Cleveland IndiansTeam Payroll28446,100-52916352,746,792400,0002,146,300
2009San Francisco GiantsTeam Payroll28446,100-52918352,746,792400,0002,146,300
2010Texas RangersTeam Payroll29550,000-50221452,812,412400,0002,696,300
* Career earnings are a simple calculation of available yearly salaries listed here. They include only base salary and draft signing bonus. Minor league salaries are excluded. The value is not meant to reflect a player's actual career earnings.
* League minimum salaries are displayed in red