Ryan Spilborghs #19

  • LF
  • B/T: R/R
  • 6' 1"/200

Ryan Spilborghs MLB Career Stats

.272 42 218 31 .768

Ryan Spilborghs Bio

  • Full Name: Ryan Adam Spilborghs
  • Born: 9/5/1979 in Santa Barbara, CA
  • Draft: 2002, Colorado Rockies, 7th rd. (201st overall)
  • College: California-Santa Barbara
  • Debut: July 16, 2005
  • Ret., Final Game: 9/5/2011
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MLB Career Stats 1561 222 424 42 218 31 .272 .345 .768


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TEX Player of the Week

Week Team League
04/24/2005 Tulsa TEX

TEX Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2005 Tulsa TEX

Ryan Spilborghs Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
November 2, 2012 RF Ryan Spilborghs elected free agency.
May 4, 2012 Cleveland Indians traded RF Ryan Spilborghs to Texas Rangers for cash.
May 4, 2012 RF Ryan Spilborghs assigned to Round Rock Express.
April 5, 2012 Ryan Spilborghs assigned to Columbus Clippers.
January 20, 2012 Cleveland Indians signed free agent RF Ryan Spilborghs to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
December 12, 2011 LF Ryan Spilborghs elected free agency.
October 31, 2011 Colorado Rockies activated LF Ryan Spilborghs from the 60-day disabled list.
September 11, 2011 Colorado Rockies placed LF Ryan Spilborghs on the 60-day disabled list. plantar fasciitis in right foot
September 2, 2011 Colorado Rockies activated LF Ryan Spilborghs from the 15-day disabled list.
August 20, 2011 sent LF Ryan Spilborghs on a rehab assignment to Colorado Springs Sky Sox.
August 6, 2011 Colorado Rockies placed LF Ryan Spilborghs on the 15-day disabled list. Plantar fasciitis in right foot.

Ryan Adam Spilborghs Bio Info

Full name RYAN ADAMS SPILBORGHS (SPILL-borgs)...He and his wife, Stacey, have a daughter, Kierra Esperanza and son, Tatum...Graduated from Santa Barbara High School, batting school-record .519 with 7 home runs his senior year...Also compiled school records with a .472 career average and 131 career hits...Named league MVP in 1997...Posted 2.84 ERA with 56 strikeouts as a senior...Also played football in high school...A two-time all-Big West selection, Ryan helped UC-Santa Barbara earn an NCAA tournament berth as a sophomore in 2001...Hit .338 (74-for-219) his junior year with 14 HR and 59 RBI, starting all 55 games...At one point that year, compiled a 35-game hit streak at .406 (56-for-138), breaking the old Gaucho record of 22 games set by Jeff Antoon in 1991...Majored in psychology. 2011 Spent the 2011 season on the Rockies active roster as a reserve outfielder for the entire season prior to being diagnosed with plantar fasciitis in his right foot in early August, finishing the season on the 60-day DL...Was on the DL from August 5-Sept 2 and then again from Sept 11 thru the end of the season with the same injury...Was non-tendered a contract for 2012 in December, becoming a free agent...98 games played in 2011 marked his first time since 2008 to play in fewer than 130 games (89 games in 2008)...Despite missing the time due to injury, Spilborghs again proved to be one of the games most versatile outfielders...He saw playing time and started at all three outfield positions for the sixth-consecutive season (since 2006. 29G in LF, 13G CF, 29G RF)...For his career, Spilborghs has now played 187 games in left field, 122 in center field and 186 games in right...Had two games with 4 RBI this season (7/14 vs. MIL and 5/28 vs. STL)...Had 3rd career 4-hit game 7/14 vs. MIL and hit lead off, becoming the third player in Rox history to record 4 hits and at least 4 RBI in one game from the leadoff spot in the order...(Elias)...Is a career .306 (232-758) batter at Coors Field (.239 on the road)...Is a career .305 (53-for-174) pinch hitter. 2010 Spent the entire 2010 season on the Rockies active roster in what was his third straight Major League season strictly with the big league club...has spent everyday on the Rockies active roster since 9/1/08...The versatile outfielder saw playing time at all three outfield spots for the fifth straight season, since 2006...started 42 games in right field, 32 games in left field and four games in center...for his career, Spilborghs has played 158 games in left field, 157 games in right and 109 in center...Batted .279 (95-for-341) with 20 doubles, two triples, 10 home runs and 39 RBI in 134 games in 2010...he was one of just four Rockies players with at least 300 at-bats to hit above .270 this season, joining Carlos Gonzalez (.336), Troy Tulowitzki (.315) and Melvin Mora (.285)...His 2010 averages nearly mirror his career average line...Spilborghs' .279 average is just two points behind his .281 career mark, while his .360 on-base percentage is slightly higher than his average of .354 and his .437 slugging in 2010 was slightly lower than his .440 career percentage...His 10 home runs were one shy of tying his career best 11 homers in 2007...his 20 doubles were four off his single-season best of 24 in 2009...Was one of the Rockies best hitters with runners on, or in scoring position...hit .311 (46-for-148) with runners on and .305 (25-for-82) with runners in scoring position...The right-handed batter handled right-handed pitchers better than lefties in 2010...batted .257 (39-for- 152) vs. left-handers compared to .296 (56-for-189) vs. right-handers...also had more RBI vs. right-handers (24 to 15) and a higher slugging percentage vs. right-handers (.471 to .395)...Was hitting just .224 (17-for-76) through May before turning his season around by batting .301 (22-for- 73) in June, followed by .313 (20-for-64) in July...was at his best in September, as he batted .344 (22- for-64) with a season high 11 RBI in September...Led the club with 13 pinch-hits in 2010...his 8 pinch-hit RBI were tied with Jason Giambi for the secondmost on the club (Seth Smith-12)...Is a .326 (46-for-141) career pinch-hitter in the Majors...his 31 RBI in the pinch since 2007 are the thirdmost in the NL, trailing only Greg Dobbs (42) and teammate Seth Smith (32). 2009 Hit .241 with 24 doubles, 3 triples, 8 home runs...set career highs in hits and doubles...5 of his first 7 hits of the season were doubles...had 48 RBI in a limited role...34 of his RBI were recorded in the first half...appeared in 133 games, also a career high...played in 65 games as a LF, 16 at CF and 37 in RF...had at least one assist at all 3 outfield positions...led all Rox outfielders with 7 assists, including 5 assists from LF...made 37 starts in the club's first 46 games (through May 28) and started just 34 games after that date...started at 7 different spots in the lineup (spots 1-7)...club went combined 15-6 with him in the No. 3 & No. 6 spots...served as club's leadoff hitter in 11 games and hit a leadoff HR 5/2 at SF (Cain)...4 of his HR's were go-ahead shots and 7 of 8 HR's were vs. NL West clubs...7 of his 8 HR's were hit between innings 1-6...went 8-for-30 (.267) in the pinch with 8 walks (.421 OBP) and 8 RBI...struck out career-high 79 times, as he had never fanned more than 45 times in a season prior to '09; had 7 games of 3-plus strikeouts in '09 (2 games of 3-plus strikeouts in 254 career games prior to that)...swiped career-best 9 stolen bases and was caught career-high 5 times (.643); first career multi-steal game 5/2 at SF (2 SB) ...hit for his highest AVG (.301) in April and had his most RBI (13) in May...on Opening Day roster for the 2nd time (2008-09); on base twice on OD (double, HBP) as Rockies leadoff hitter/CF...doubled in 4 straight games to begin '09 (4/6-10); led Rox with 9 hits through 4/15...struck out career-high 4 times 4/15 at CHC...matched career-high 4 hits 4/22 at ARI (4-for-5)...had 4th career multi-HR game 5/2 at SF (included 1st career leadoff HR); became first player since 2006 to have 2 HR, 2 SB in same game (PIT-Chris Duffy)...had OF assist in 2 straight games, 5/14-15 at PIT...3 of his first 4 HR's were with men on base and 2 of the 4 HR's have gave Rox a lead...14th double 6/21 vs. PIT matched career high (also 2008, '07)...RBI-single in 6th inning of G2-7/30 at NYM snapped Rox 27-inning scoreless streak...had 7 July starts (LF-5x, CF, RF) and is a career .304 hitter (38-for-125) in July...hit first walk off grand slam in Rockies history in 14th inning 8/24 vs. SF (2nd slam of his career); first career walkoff home run and only one other player since 1900 hit walkoff slam in a later inning than Spilborghs (Red Sox' Clyde Vollmer, 16th inn., 7/28/51)...had 4 doubles in September, but would hit just 7-for-36 in the month. 2008 Spent the entire season on the Major League roster for the first time in his career (except for minor league rehab stint)...hit .313 (73-233) with 6 HR and 36 RBI for the Rockies...finished the season with a career average of .302...also posted a .407 OBP to raise his career mark in that category to .374...among all NL players with at least 200 at-bats, his .407 OBP ranked 5th in the league...his OPS (.875) ranked 2nd among all NL players who played the majority of their games as a center fielder (min. 200 AB), trailing only Carlos Beltran (.876)...hit .319 (23-72) w/RISP, his second straight season to hit above .300 in that situation...had 36 RBI in just 233 AB's, the 6th-most RBI for any player in the NL with fewer than 250 AB's...walked (38) almost as many times as he struck out (41) and fanned 2-or-more times in a game only 6 times...walked 3-or-more times in a game twice in '08, something he had never done before in his career...batted .248 (30-121) with 2 strikes, the 12th-highest mark in the NL in that situa- tion...had 7 stolen bases in 11 tries (63.6 pct.)...hit from the leadoff spot in 18 games and was the club's most productive player in that spot, logging an average of .306 (19-62) with an OBP of .389 from that spot...went 10-for-26 as a pinch-hitter and finished the season with the 2nd-highest pinch-hit average in the majors behind SF's John Bowker (.391 as PH, 9-for-23)...also drew 5 walks in pinch situations to give him the highest OBP (.484) in the pinch in the majors...overall he reached base safely in 15 of 31 PH plate appearances...finished a triple shy of cycle on 2 occasions: 4/9 vs. ATL, 7/4 vs. FLA...defensively, he start- ed at least 15 games at each outfield position...played 22 games (20 starts) in left, 17 in center (16 starts) and 22 in right (15 starts)...committed just 2 errors, both while playing in RF...did not record any outfield assists...was on the Opening Day roster for the first time in his career despite spending parts of the last 4 seasons with the Rox (2005-08)...was triple shy of hitting for cycle 4/9 vs. ATL as he went 3-for-5 with 3- run HR and 5 RBI, one shy of tying career high in RBI...hit safely in 6 of his first 7 contests at .290 (9-for- 31)...started 4 straight games for first time in '08 from 5/11-16, hitting .250 (4-16) in that span...drew career- high 4 walks 5/23 vs. NYM, tied for most in a game by a Rockie in '08 (also Hawpe, 6/22 vs. NYM)...hit 2- run HR 5/26, his 2nd straight game with a HR...first 3 HR of the season were with men on base...homered in 3 of 5 games from 5/26-30, his best power stretch of the season...concluded May with .328 (20-61) avg., 3 HR's, 13 RBI...received consideration for NL Player of the Week 5/26-6/1 (.391, 3 HR, 6 RBI)...walked for the 29th time on 6/28 at DET (63rd game), surpassing his career high of 28 set in 2007 (97 games)...went 0-for-14 w/RISP from 5/28-6/23; hit .397 (23-58) in that situation during all other parts of the season...started 4 games at DH and hit .125 in those contests (2-for-16, RBI, 2 walks, 2 runs)...hit walk- off, 2-RBI, bases loaded single on 7/3 (Rox 3rd walk-off win of '08)...finished triple shy of cycle on 7/4; recorded 4 hits, including 2 HR, the 3rd mult-HR game of his career...started 5 games in CF/leadoff (.538 OBP, 10-22, 8 runs) from 7/2-6 before going on DL...hit .324 (47-145) in 54 games leading up to his DL stint and .383 (18-47) in immediate 12 games leading up to his time on the DL...placed on 15 DL on 7/9 with left oblique strain (sustained while running the bases 7/8 at MIL); missed 47 games...reinstated from 15-day DL on 9/1 (left oblique strain 7/9-8/31)...played 11 games with the Triple-A Sky Sox on a rehab out- ing, hitting .300 (9-for-30) with one HR and 4 RBI...reinstated from DL on 9/1 and on 9/2 delivered his 3rd game-winning hit (2nd walk-off hit) of the season with RBI-single in 12th inning, scoring Quintanilla on 9/2 vs. SF...started 12 games in Sept (LF-6, CF-2, RF-4)...hit .313 (15-48) with 2 extra-base hits (2 doubles) in the final month...started the final 3 games of the season in left field. 2007 Not called to the big leagues until May 19, Spilborghs was one of club's key offensive components for a 2 1/2-month span from late May through early August...batted .299 with 11 home runs and 51 RBI in 97 games for Colorado...despite the late start, still ranked aixth on the team in both home runs and RBI, as his arrival coincided with a dramatic improvement in the club's play...was tied for the second-most RBI of any Major League player with less than 270 at-bats this season...reached these figures despite never starting on a regular basis...most consecutive starts all year came when he started six straight on a six-game road trip, June 8-14 at Baltimore and Boston...had a pair of 2-homer games, the first of his career...batted .307 (66-for-215) with 10 doubles, 10 home runs, and 39 RBI in his 57 starts for the Rockies this season... established career highs in nearly every category... had a .356 (31-for-87) average against left-handed pitchers, .271 (48-for-177) vs. right-handers...had 12 walks and just seven strikeouts against lefties...hit .330 with runners in scoring position...hit .380 (19-for-50) in 21 games vs. NL East clubs...hit .409 (9-for-22) against Milwaukee...had a .513 (20-for-39) average when putting the first pitch of an at-bat in play...batted .310 (9-for-29) with 11 RBI as a pinch-hitter...his 11 pinch RBI ranked fifth in the Majors...played all three outfield positions, seeing more time in center field than any other spot...began the year with Colorado Springs, batting .323 (40-for-124) with five home runs and 17 RBI in 34 games in the Pacific Coast League...batted .377 (20-for-53) with a .460 on-base percentage over 15 games with the Springs in May prior to his recall...over his first 58 games from May 20-Aug. 11, batted .338 (51-for-151) with 10 home runs, nine doubles, and 43 RBI...averaged an RBI every 3.51 at-bats over those 58 games, the best RBI ratio of any Major League player in that nearly three-month span...would hit just .176 (12-for-68) with two doubles, no HR, and two RBI over his next 26 games from Aug. 12-Sept. 15, dropping season average from .338 to .288...found his stroke at the end, batting .356 (16-for-45) over final 13 games beginning Sept. 16 to finish at .299...during series June 8-10 at Baltimore, started different outfield position in each game...had career game in series finale on June 10 at Camden Yards, going 3-for-5 with two home runs and six RBI, driving in all six Rockies runs...his six RBI matched most by any Rockie in a game all year, and it was his first career two- homer game...had nine total bases in that game, also matching single-game best by any Rockie in '07...homered four times in a span of 10 games (six starts) from June 28-July 14, 14 total RBI in that 10-game stretch...had 18 RBI in just 18 games in July, third-most by any Rockie that month...posted another two-homer game on Aug. 5 at Atlanta, first of three straight multi-hit games...went 8-for-13 (.615) with three HR, two doubles, and four RBI in that three game span Aug. 5-8. 2006 Had just two starts over last 15 games ... Was 6-for-his-last-12 at the plate. ... Homered 9/18 vs. SF, first extra base hit since he homered 8/17 vs. Arizona. ... His four runs scored on 9/18 matched Rox' season high. ... Had three RBI on 8/25 vs. SD matched career high. ... Hit .293 with RISP and is 9-for-his-last-27 (.333) in that category. ... Made three stints w/ Rox ... was also with club from 4/22-5/4 and 5/28-7/3 ... Hit safely in 27 of his 34 starts this season at .303 (40-for- 132) and was 6-for-20 (.300) with 4 walks as a pinch-hitter. 2005 Ryan split most of the year between Double-A Tulsa and Triple-A Colorado Springs, but made his Major League debut during a brief stint with the Rockies in mid-July...combined to hit .34025 (164-for-482) in the Minors, the 10th-highest overall average among all full season minor leaguers as he was percentage points ahead of a pair of other players...his average was 3rd-highest among minor league outfielders...also had 46 doubles, matching the most ever by a Rockies minor league player...Jayson Nix is only other player in franchise history with that many doubles in a minor league season, posting 46 doubles in 2003...the 46 doubles was T4th-most among all minor leaguers, while his 101 runs scored ranked T13th in the minors all year...it was his first season above the Single-A level...compiled career highs in virtually every offensive category except home runs...played in just one game for the Rockies during his lone big league stint from July 15-18...was purchased from Colorado Springs on July 15 in the aftermath of Brad Hawpe being placed on the DL and Preston Wilson being traded to Washington...went 2-for-4 with an RBI and 2 singles in his only major league game to date on July 16 at Cincinnati, a start in right field...singled in the 6th inning off Todd Coffey for his first ML hit and also hit a single in the 8th off Jason Standridge...recorded 6 putouts in the field and added an outfield assist, doubling a runner off 2nd base to end the 8th inning...was optioned back to Triple-A for remainder of season on July 19...to date, is one of 8 players in Rockies franchise history to appear in one game...began the year with Tulsa, his first-ever action at Double-A, batting .341 (87-for-255) with 23 doubles, 3 triples, 6 home runs and 54 RBI in 71 games...despite spending less than 3 months with the Drillers, still ranked among team leaders for the season in doubles (3rd) and RBI (4th)...in Texas League, hit .427 (32-for-75) with runners in scoring position with 11 extra base hits...went 14-for-26 (.538) with RISP and 2 outs...was 4-for-7 with the bases loaded...earned Rockies Player of the Month honors for April after batting .387 (29-for-75) with 8 doubles, 2 triples, one homer and 15 RBI in 21 games...named Texas League Batter of the Week for April 18-24...in final game of that stretch on April 24 vs. Springfield, went 4-for-4 with 2 triples, 3 runs scored and 6 RBI...had a .391 average through May 6...on May 16 at Arkansas, Spilborghs hit for the cycle in the Drillers' 5-2 win...he tripled in the first inning, singled in the 3rd, homered in the 5th and then doubled in the 7th to complete his 4-for-5 afternoon...he joined 4 other players as the only Drillers to accomplish the feat...was selected to start in the Texas League All-Star Game on June 21 in Frisco, Texas, going 1-for-4...would play just 2 more games for Drillers after All-Star break and was promoted to Triple-A Colorado Springs on June 25...at time of his promotion, was leading the Texas League in batting average, doubles, on-base percentage (.435), and ranked 2nd in RBI...batted .339 (77-for-227) with 23 doubles, 5 triples, 5 home runs and 30 RBI in 60 games at the Springs, his first career action at Triple-A...ranked among Sky Sox leaders in triples (3rd), doubles (4th), steals (5th, 7) and runs (6th, 49) despite playing a little over 2 months for the Springs...saw action at all 3 outfield positions...went 3-for-3 with a double, walk and 3 RBI on July 10 vs. Salt Lake, final game before his stint in majors...returned to the Springs on July 21...hit .352 (45-for-128) over final 2 months of the season, including a 6-game hit streak to end the year at 11-for-26 (.423)...homered in final game of the year on Sept. 5 vs. Fresno...appeared in 2 games for Colorado in spring training, going 0-for-2...hit .287 (41-for-143) with 8 home runs and 22 RBI in 39 games for Obregon in the Mexican Winter League...was not tendered a contract prior to deadline on Dec. 20, but was re-signed to a minor league contract the next day, effectively removing him from the 40-man roster. 2004 Spent the entire season at Visalia, where he finished second on the team in games (125) and was third in hits (115)...reached base safely in 25 consecutive contests, July 13-Aug. 10. 2003 Finished third on the team in average (.281) and tied for third in home runs (15)...hit safely in 21 of 24 games from April 23-May 29...after hitting 1 HR in 57 April at-bats, he hit 7 HR in 97 May at-bats. 2002 Made professional debut at Tri-City, playing in 71 games.