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Ryan Wagner MLB Career Stats

11-9 4.79 165.1 130 1.59

Ryan Wagner Bio

  • Full Name: Ryan Scott Wagner
  • Born: 7/15/1982 in Yoakum, TX
  • Draft: 2003, Cincinnati Reds, 1st rd. (14th overall)
  • College: Houston
  • Debut: July 19, 2003
  • Ret., Final Game: 5/6/2007
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MLB Career Stats 11 9 4.79 148 0 0 165.1 130 1.59


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May 17, 2009 RHP Ryan Wagner retired.

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Ryan Scott Wagner...graduated from Yoakum (TX) High School in 2001...played collegiately at the University of Houston, where he went a combined 8-6 with 16 saves and a 2.13 ERA in 62 games in 2 seasons...also struck out a combined 212 batters in 122.2 innings (15.6 K's per 9.0 innings)...in 2003, was named as a First-Team All-American. 2007 Went 0-2 with one hold and a 5.74 ERA (10 ER/15.2 IP) in 2nd season with the Nationals...was limited to just 14 appearances by right rotator cuff inflammation and subsequent surgery...on May 8, was placed on the 15-Day DL, retroactive to May 7, with right rotator cuff inflammation...had right shoulder SLAP repair surgery performed by Dr. James Andrews in Birmingham, AL, on June 5...did not pitch again in 2007...visited the Nationals during club's 4-game visit to Minute Maid Park in Houston, August 20-24...began a throwing program in October...before injury, posted a 2.45 ERA in 6 appearances at RFK...posted batting average against of .179 (5-for-28) when the count reached 2 strikes.

Game-By-Game Highlights: Before allowing Andruw Jones' homer on April 11 at ATL, had not allowed a homer in 25 appearances or 30.0 innings or since taken deep by Chipper Jones, August 14, 2006 at RFK...walked one and fanned another in scoreless 7th in an 11-inning 6-5 win, April 20 at FLA...worked 2.0 perfect innings, May 2 at SDP. 2006 Performed well after being acquired from CIN on July 13 as part of an 8-player trade with CIN...the least heralded of the 3 players acquired from CIN, however, proved worth, posting a 3-3 record, 3 holds and a 4.70 ERA (16 ER/30.2 IP) in 26 games out of the bullpen...after the trade, reported to Triple-A New Orleans...in 5 PCL appearances with the Zephyrs from July 17-29, scattered 4 hits in 8.0 scoreless innings to earn promotion to the Nationals...was recalled on July 31 and made debut with the Nationals that night at SFG, earning a hold...after struggling in first 2 appearances, posted a fine 3.54 ERA in final 24 appearances with Washington...suffered 2 blown saves, both of which came during the season's final homestand...capped the season not allowing a home run since August 14 vs. ATL (24 appearances or 24.2 innings ago)...worked 13.2 consecutive innings without allowing an earned run, August 19-September 7...when appearing, the Nationals went 10-16...was the victim of 5 unearned runs.
Game-By-Game Highlights: Fanned 3 in 2.0 scoreless innings, August 25 at ATL, and pocketed first win as a National (and first at the big league level since July 4, 2005 at SFG)...worked a season-high 2.1 innings on August 19 at PHI and did not allow a run.
In minor leagues: Pitching for Triple-A New Orleans of the Triple-A Pacific Coast League, worked 8.0 scoreless innings in final 5 appearances to earn first promotion to Washington...allowed only 4 hits and a walk in those 8.0 scoreless innings...was 1-3 with a 6.34 ERA in 35 games out of the bullpen for Louisville of the Triple-A International League upon being acquired by the Nationals.
2005 Wagner missed the second half of the season with inflammation in his right shoulder. He was sent to Sarasota, Fla., to pitch in the Instructional League on Sept. 23. He posted a 3.65 ERA in April, a 3.45 ERA in May and a 10.19 ERA over his last 16 appearances of the season, beginning June 3. 2004 In his second professional season made 49 apps during 2 stints with the Reds (Opening Day-5/29, 7/4-end of season)...among the National League rookie pitching leaders ranked 10th in apps...from 9/21-9/23 was on the bereavement list while attending the funeral of his grandfather...after he returned from the bereavement list made a pair of apps, on 9/24 and 9/25 at Pit (1.1ip, 5h, 3er), then didn't pitch again the rest of the season because of flexor pronator tendinitis in his right forearm...began the season in Cin and went 2-1, 6.75 in 18g before he was optioned to Louisville on 5/30...in 15g for the Bats went 1-0-1, 2.70 before he was recalled again on 7/4, when Mike Matthews went on the disabled list...spent the rest of the season with the Reds and posted a 3.89era during that second stint...in his last 26 apps of the season posted a 2.70era, lowering overall ERA from 7.48 and including a 10-appearance scoreless streak from 8/11-8/29 (14ip)...in the 5-2 Bats victory on 6/9 at Pawtucket picked up his first professional save. 2003 Didn't pitch after 9/1...had thrown 115 innings since January, including the collegiate and minor league seasons... after he was the Reds' No. 1 pick in the June draft made just 9 minor league apps before he was promoted to the majors on 7/19...that afternoon vs Hou made his Major League debut and retired all 5 batters faced (1k)...first Major League strikeout victim was Brian Hunter...turned 21 years old just 4 days prior to his ML debut...became the youngest pitcher to appear for the Reds since LHP Rosario Rodriguez debuted in 1989 at 20 years, 55 days and the youngest righthander since Manny Sarmiento debuted in 1976 at 20 years, 179 days...didn't allow a run in his first 5 apps (6ip), retiring 18 of his first 19 Major League hitters, and finished the season with 8 scoreless apps (10.2ip)...National League opponents hit just .173 (13-75)...in the 5-4 win on 8/2 vs SF earned his first career victory despite suffering a blown save after he allowed solo HR to Benito Santiago and Andres Galarraga...were the only homers he allowed all season and was his only save opportunity...earned his other victory in the 10-inning, 9-7 win on 8/15 vs Hou...retired the first batter 13-17 times (76%)...stranded 6-11 inherited runners (.545)...5 times threw 2.0 innings...was drafted on 6/3 and 10 days later signed his first professional contract.

Career highlights: Was the Reds' first-round pick (14th overall) in the 2003 first-year player draft...became the first player of the 2003 draft to appear in the Major Leagues and the Reds' first top pick ever to make his debut in the same year he was drafted...enters the 2004 season as the organization's No. 1 prospect as rated by Baseball America.