Shawn Riggans #9

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  • B/T: R/R
  • 6' 2"/200

Shawn Riggans MLB Career Stats

AVG HR RBI SB OPS
.202 7 28 0 .622

Shawn Riggans Bio

  • Full Name: Shawn Willis Riggans
  • Born: 7/25/1980 in Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Draft: 2000, Tampa Bay Devil Rays, 24th rd. (706th overall)
  • College: Indian River State College
  • Debut: September 5, 2006
  • Last Game: 10/4/2009
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Year AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP OPS
MLB Career Stats 188 27 38 7 28 0 .202 .266 .622

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Awards

Shawn Riggans Awards

INT Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2006 Durham INT

SOU Player of the Week

Week Team League
08/28/2005 Montgomery SOU

Shawn Riggans Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
November 2, 2011 C Shawn Riggans elected free agency.
September 6, 2011 Huntsville Stars activated C Shawn Riggans from the 7-day disabled list.
June 21, 2011 sent C Shawn Riggans on a rehab assignment to AZL Brewers.
April 22, 2011 Huntsville Stars placed C Shawn Riggans on the 7-day disabled list.
April 14, 2011 Huntsville Stars activated C Shawn Riggans from the 7-day disabled list.
April 7, 2011 C Shawn Riggans assigned to Huntsville Stars from Milwaukee Brewers.
January 6, 2011 Milwaukee Brewers signed free agent C Shawn Riggans to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
May 10, 2010 Buffalo Bisons released C Shawn Riggans.
May 6, 2010 C Shawn Riggans assigned to Buffalo Bisons from Binghamton Mets.
April 12, 2010 Shawn Riggans roster status changed by Binghamton Mets.
April 8, 2010 C Shawn Riggans assigned to Binghamton Mets from New York Mets.
February 11, 2010 New York Mets signed free agent C Shawn Riggans to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
December 12, 2009 C Shawn Riggans elected free agency.
September 1, 2009 Tampa Bay Rays recalled Shawn Riggans from Durham Bulls.
August 15, 2009 Shawn Riggans roster status changed by Durham Bulls.
August 7, 2009 Durham Bulls placed C Shawn Riggans on the 7-day disabled list.
July 29, 2009 Tampa Bay Rays optioned C Shawn Riggans to Durham Bulls.
July 13, 2009 sent C Shawn Riggans on a rehab assignment to Charlotte Stone Crabs.
May 10, 2009 Montgomery Biscuits placed C Shawn Riggans on the reserve list.
May 4, 2009 Tampa Bay Rays sent C Shawn Riggans on a rehab assignment to Montgomery Biscuits.
April 13, 2009 Shawn Riggans roster status changed by Tampa Bay Rays.
September 5, 2006 Tampa Bay Devil Rays activated C Shawn Riggans.
March 16, 2006 Tampa Bay Devil Rays reassigned C Shawn Riggans to the minor leagues.
November 18, 2005 Tampa Bay Devil Rays activated C Shawn Riggans.

Shawn Willis Riggans Bio Info

Graduated from St. Thomas Aquinas (FL) High School and attended Indian River (FL) Community College ... Was limited to just 4 games last season between Double-A Binghamton and Triple-A Buffalo due to right shoulder tendinitis ... Made his only Opening Day roster with Tampa Bay in 2008 as the backup to Dioner Navarro ... Underwent season-ending surgeries in 2007 (7/27 - right elbow) and 2008 (9/10 - right knee) ... Was a South Atlantic League All-Star in 2003 and International League All-Star in 2006 2008 Made his first career Opening Day roster as the backup to Dioner Navarro...started 38 games, including 10 of 16 when Navarro was on the disabled list from April 5-21 with right hand lacerations...underwent season-ending right knee surgery (bursa sac) on Sep 10 in St. Petersburg. Started the home opener April 8 vs. BAL and belted his first career major league homer, a 378-foot solo shot to left off Erik Bedard in the 2nd inning, breaking a scoreless tie...came in his 51st major league AB. Made his season debut April 4 at NYY, pinchhitting with the bases loaded after Navarro was injured...delivered a bases-clearing double... batted .333 (7-for-21) against the Yankees on the year, with a homer and 6 RBI. Threw out his first attempted base stealer (Joe Inglett) Aug 28 vs. TOR, coming in his 21st try...had gone 0-for-23 dating back to 2007 until then. Pitchers posted a 3.62 ERA with Riggans behind the plate, including a 2.51 ERA from Matt Garza...caught 3 shutouts: April 19 vs. CWS, Aug 15 at TEX and Aug 27 at TOR. Set a career high with 3 hits, including a homer and 2 RBI, on June 29 at PIT in the Rays 4-3 victory. 2007 Twenty-six year-old was recalled on May 24 from AAA Durham when Josh Paul headed to the DL ... was also reinstated off the AAA DL the same day (right elbow strain) ... Made only three starts before returning to the disabled list on June 4 with right elbow tendinits ... underwent season-ending surgery on July 27 to have a "loose body" removed from his elbow ... In 29 games with Durham prior to recall, batted .295 (31-for-105) with 9 doubles, 4 HR and 14 RBI ... Was rated the best defensive catcher in the International League by Baseball America's Best Tools Survey in 2006 ... Caught 21 of 84 potential base stealers (25%) and made only 12 E's in 694 TC behind the dish (.984 fielding %) ... was the 5th time in his 6-year career he has received the honor ... Owns a .347 (133-383) average against lefties since 2003 (minor and majors) ... Batted .316 (12-for-38) with 5 doubles and 5 RBI in 17 games this spring earning the Al Lopez Award for the Rays best rookie in spring camp ... His .293 career batting average in the minor leagues ranks 8th all time among Rays farm- hands (min 1400 PA's) . 2006 The 26-year-old saw his first major league action as a September callup with the Rays...was recalled from AAA Durham Sept 5...Made his ML debut that night at home collecting a pinch-hit single off Minnesota's Matt Guerrier in his first major league at-bat...Made his first ML start Sept 15 against TOR...went 1-for-3, doubling in his first AB off Roy Halladay...recorded his first career RBI Sept 27 at Fenway with a 7th inning fielder's choice...Appeared in 8 games, making 6 starts, at catcher batting .172 (5-for-29)...caught all 3 attempted base stealers...Batted a team-high .293 with career-highs in hits (122), doubles (26), triples (2), home runs (11), runs (43) and RBI (54) in 115 games with Durham...Named the starting catcher on the International League's midseason All-Star squad...Started slow batting just .194 in April...rebounded in May to lead the International League with a .429 (27-63) average for the month...Was rated the best defensive catcher in the International League by Baseball America's Best Tools Survey...received the same honor from BA among Rays minor leaguers...caught 21 of 84 potential base stealers (25.0%) and made only 12 errors in 694 toal chances behind the plate (.984 fielding %)...was the 5th time in his 6-year career he has received the honor from the publication...Batted .333 (2-for-6) appearing in 4 games with the Rays in his first major league spring camp. 2005 Batted .310 (97-for-313) at Montgomery with 21 doubles, eight home runs and a career-high 53 RBI in his first full season at the Double-A level ... Cut down 32 percent (27 of 85) of potential base stealers ... Drove in the game-winning, "walk-off" RBI three times: May 4 (9th inning fielder's choice, 2-1 win over Jacksonville), June 26 (9th inning single, 2-1 win over Chattanooga) and August 26 (11th inning sacrifice fly, 3-2 win over Miss.) ... Biscuits had six 'walk-off' wins all season ... Only Marland Williams (TEN-4) and Russell Martin (JAX-4) had more walk-off RBI's in the Southern League ... Connected for a pair of homers July 5 against Mississippi (ATL) ... was his third career multi- HR game, first since 2001 ... Hot in August: led all Rays minor leaguers with a .433 (39-for-90) average in the month ... hit safely in 22 of 25 games ... named Southern League hitter of the week Aug. 22-28 ... His .293 career average is eighth best all-time among Rays minor leaguers (min. 1400 PA) with a .367 average against left-handed pitchers over the last three seasons. 2004 Limited to 44 games at Bakersfield (A) and Montgomery in 2004 ... Missed nearly two months with right elbow inflammation while with Bakersfield ... was leading the California League with a .383 average at the time he was shelved on May 28 ... Named the organization's best defensive catcher by Baseball America ... Tied his career best with 5 hits against Stockton (TEX) on May 12 ... was part of a 20-for-37 stretch (.541, 6-2B, HR, 9-RBI, 9-R) ... Batted .433 (13-for-30) off left-handed pitching ... Finished the season with Montgomery ... was 8-for-36 with a double and a pair of home runs. 2003 Named to the 2003 South Atlantic League midseason All-Star team ... Awarded best defensive catcher in the South Atlantic League by Baseball America ...Belted the game-winning 3-run home run Apr 22 at Hagerstown (SF). 2002 Led Hudson Valley (A) in 2002 with 48 RBI (tied with Jason Pridie), was tied for 4th most in the New York-Penn League ... Was 5th in the league with 9 home runs ... Named best defensive catcher in the Rays system by Baseball America. 2001 Batted .345 in 15 games at Rookie Princeton in 2001 ... Belted three home runs July 7 at Pulaski (TOR) ... was the lone 3-HR game in the Appalachian League that season ... Was part of a 4-game stretch with a homer in each game, July 6-9 ... tied for the 5th longest such streak in the minors that year...Named Appy League player of the week, July 2-8 (.444, 8-18, 9-R, 7-HR, 10-RBI, 1.611 slg pct.) ... Rated the best defensive catcher in the Rays system by Baseball America ... Season was cut short on July 9 when he underwent "Tommy John" surgery.