Dusty Mitchell Ryan graduated from Golden Valley High School in 2002...Attended Merced Junior College...Hobbies include hunting and biking.2010Spent the entire season with Portland (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League...Played 68 games at catcher and 12 as the designated hitter...Also had nine
at-bats as a pinch-hitter, collecting one hit (.111)...Hit .296 (29-98) after the All-Star break with three home runs and 17 RBI...Hit a grand slam on August 26 at Tacoma.2009Made two stints with the Tigers after beginning the season with Triple-A Toledo.
Played in 12 games for DET, including eight starts behind the plate...hit safely in each of his first two games (2-for-6)
before going 2-for-20 over his final 10...Appeared at catcher in each of his 63 minor league contests...hit .257 while posting a .359 on-base percentage and .455
slugging percentage...hit safely in 16 of his final 23 games with 16 RBI over that stretch (6/7-8/31).2008Saw action with Double A Erie and Triple A Toledo, combining to hit 17 home runs and collect 63 RBI in 102 games before seeing his first action at the major league level with the Tigers in September...Opened the season with Erie -- selected to the Eastern League's mid-season all-star squad...Collected an RBI in seven straight games April 11-23, driving in a total of 12 runs during the stretch...Hit .327 (18x55) with six doubles, three home runs and 14 RBI in 14 games during April...Tied for third in the Eastern League with five home runs during June -- batted .282 (22x78) with 14 RBI in 23 games
during the month...Transferred to Toledo on July 31 -- hit safely in each of his first six games with the Mud Hens August 1-8, batting .391
(9x23) with three doubles, two triples, a home run and six RBI...Collected a season-high four RBI on August 15 at Richmond...Had his contract purchased from Toledo by the Tigers on September 2...Made his major league debut on September 4 versus the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim -- entered the game as a defensive replacement behind the plate...Belted a two-run home run off Glen Perkins on September 7 at Minnesota for his first major league hit...Collected a career-high four hits on September 17 at Texas...Named the ninth-best prospect in the Tigers organization following the season by Baseball America...Hit .163 (8x49) with three doubles, a home run and five RBI in 15 games for Ponce in the Puerto Rican Winter League following the season.2007Split his season between Single-A Lakeland and the Gulf Coast League Tigers...Limited to 46 games with Lakeland as he was sidelined for three months with a right knee contusion...assigned to the
GCL Tigers as part of a rehabilitation assignment...Named the best defensive catcher in the Tigers organization following the season by Baseball America.2006Spent his second season with Single A West Michigan, establishing career bests in nearly every offensive category...Posted a 14-game hitting streak April 12-May 6, batting .373 (19x51) with 13 runs scored, five doubles, a triple
and nine RBI...Hit .371 (23x62) with 12 runs scored, a double, triple, three home runs and 11 RBI in 19 games during June --
sixth in the Midwest League during the month with a .371 batting average...Saw action in eight games during the Midwest League playoffs, batting .148 (4x27) with a double and an RBI.