Paul Janish

Paul Janish #15

  • SS
  • B/T: R/R
  • 6' 2"/200
  • Age: 33


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Paul Janish Stats

.286 0 3 0 .649

Paul Janish MLB Career Stats

.216 7 84 7 .574

Paul Janish Bio

  • Full Name: Paul Ryan Janish
  • Born: 10/12/1982 in Houston, TX
  • Draft: 2004, Cincinnati Reds, 5th rd. (138th overall)
  • College: Rice
  • Debut: May 14, 2008
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2015 Stats 35 4 10 0 3 0 .286 .278 .649
MLB Career Stats 1115 120 241 7 84 7 .216 .284 .574
  • Status: Active

Paul Janish Statcast Averages

Year Team LG PA HIP Avg Launch Speed (mph) Avg Distance (feet) Avg Gen Velocity (mph) Avg Launch Angle (deg) Avg Height (feet)
2015 Orioles AL 36 28 87.56 203.03 -3.17 10.81 28.37
MLB Avg - - - - 89.28 210.20 0.43 8.96 33.39


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Paul Janish Awards

INT Player of the Week

Week Team League
04/09/2012 Louisville INT

Paul Janish Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
August 25, 2015 Baltimore Orioles selected the contract of Paul Janish from Norfolk Tides.
November 20, 2014 Baltimore Orioles signed free agent SS Paul Janish to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
November 20, 2014 SS Paul Janish assigned to Norfolk Tides.
July 4, 2014 Kansas City Royals signed free agent SS Paul Janish to a minor league contract.
July 4, 2014 SS Paul Janish assigned to Omaha Storm Chasers.
July 1, 2014 Colorado Springs Sky Sox released SS Paul Janish.
April 2, 2014 SS Paul Janish assigned to Colorado Springs Sky Sox.
February 4, 2014 Colorado Rockies signed free agent SS Paul Janish to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
December 2, 2013 3B Paul Janish elected free agency.
June 21, 2013 Atlanta Braves recalled 3B Paul Janish from Gwinnett Braves.
May 10, 2013 Atlanta Braves optioned Paul Janish to Gwinnett Braves.
May 3, 2013 Atlanta Braves sent SS Paul Janish on a rehab assignment to Gwinnett Braves.
April 15, 2013 Atlanta Braves sent SS Paul Janish on a rehab assignment to Gwinnett Braves.
March 23, 2013 Paul Janish roster status changed by Atlanta Braves.
October 7, 2012 Atlanta Braves activated SS Paul Janish.
July 14, 2012 Atlanta Braves traded RHP Todd Redmond to Cincinnati Reds for SS Paul Janish.
June 14, 2012 Paul Janish roster status changed by Louisville Bats.
April 30, 2012 Louisville Bats placed SS Paul Janish on the 7-day disabled list.
April 2, 2012 Cincinnati Reds optioned SS Paul Janish to Louisville Bats.
July 24, 2011 Cincinnati Reds recalled Paul Janish from Louisville Bats.
July 8, 2011 Paul Janish roster status changed by Louisville Bats.
July 7, 2011 Cincinnati Reds optioned SS Paul Janish to Louisville Bats.
May 29, 2010 Cincinnati Reds activated SS Paul Janish from the bereavement list.
May 26, 2010 Cincinnati Reds placed SS Paul Janish on the bereavement list.

Paul Ryan Janish Bio Info

Resides in The Woodlands, TX...Attended Rice University in Houston and helped the Owls win the College World Series in 2003...Graduated from Cypress Creek High School in Houston...Signed by Mike Powers (Reds)...Last name is pronounced YAH-nish..


2013 marked his second career appearance on a postseason roster...appeared in Game 2, going 0-for-1 as a pinch hitter and remaining in the game at shortstop, in the 2010 Division Series with CIN... Did not commit an error in 52 chances in 2013 between 2B (22), 3B (20) and SS (10)... Went 2-for-3 in his start on 9/4 vs. NYM - his only multi-hit game of the season... Appeared in 52 games for the Braves after being recalled on 6/21 (first time this season) from Gwinnett (AAA) 41 games (all starts at SS) with GWI, hit .207... Opened the 2013 campaign on the 15-day DL while recovering from left shoulder surgery performed on 10/8/12 to repair a dislocation suffered last season... Began rehab assignment w/GWI on 4/15; reinstated from DL 5/10 & optioned to Gwinnett... Re-signed by ATL to a one-year contract on 10/11/12...originally acquired by the Braves from the CIN Reds in exchange for RHP T. Redmond on 7/14/12.

2012 Acquired from the Cincinnati Reds on 7/14 in exchange for RHP Todd Redmond. Committed only two errors in 231 chances at shortstop (.991 fielding percentage) with Atlanta. Began the season at Triple-A Louisville and won the season's first International League Batter of the Week (four games, .429 AVG, led IL with two home runs, 14 total bases and 1.000 slugging percentage). Suffered a fractured left wrist when he was hit by a pitch on 4/28 at Norfolk (placed on DL on 4/30). Entered the game on 9/18 at MIA in the ninth inning and suffered a dislocated left shoulder while diving. Underwent successful surgery to repair his dislocated left shoulder on 10/8 by Dr. Xavier Duralde in Atlanta 2011 Led the team in starts at SS (103g, 80gs)...also played 2B (5g, 5gs) and 3B (8g, 5gs)... made all 5 starts at 3B between 4/26-5/11, while Scott Rolen was disabled...made 4 consecutive starts at 2B from 8/7-8/11, while Brandon Phillips was injured, and his other start at 2B in the season finale...from 7/8-7/23 made 13 apps at Louisville...began the season with the Reds and hit .227 in 68 apps before he was optioned to Louisville on 7/7, when Zack Cozart was promoted...rejoined Cin on 7/24, when Cozart went on the disabled list, and made 46 more apps for the Reds...on 4/23 at StL singled with 2 outs in the fifth inning to break up Chris Carpenter's no-hit bid. 2010 Established career highs in HR (5) and RBI (25)...from 8/3-9/3 started at SS in all 27g while Orlando Cabrera was disabled (25-95, .263, 3hr, 12rbi)...Reds went 18-9 in that span...prior to that stretch had made 15 starts all season...finished the season with 51 starts overall (43gs at SS, 5gs at 3B, 3gs at 2B)... did not commit an error in his first 53 defensive apps of the season, then from 8/23-8/25 at SF committed an error in 3 consecutive games...only committed 1 other error the rest of the season...from 8/31-9/16 produced a career-high 8-game hitting streak (.355, 1hr, 5rbi) the eighth inning of the 11-9 win on 4/20 vs LAD produced the game-winning the 14-3 win at Chi on 7/4, entered the game at 3B in the bottom of the first after Votto was ejected in the top of the inning and finished with 4 hits, 3 runs scored and 3rbi, all career highs, and a 2-run the 9-4 win on 8/4 at Pit produced 3 hits, a 3-run HR off Steven Jackson and established a new career high with the fourth inning of the 5-4 win on 8/14 vs Fla produced a successful suicide squeeze bunt that gave the Reds their 2-0 lead...produced another suicide squeeze bunt in the fifth inning of the 11-inning, 4-3 loss on 10/1 vs the fifth inning of Game 2 of the National League Division Series vs the Phillies pinch hit for the injured Cabrera and finished the game at shortstop. 2009 In his first full season in the Major Leagues spent the last two months as the Reds' starting shortstop...after the 8/14 trade of Alex Gonzalez to the Red Sox started at SS in 42 of the Reds' 48 games...after the Gonzalez trade led all Major League shortstops with a .995 fielding percentage (min. 100tc) 82 apps overall at SS committed just 3 errors for a .991 fielding percentage but didn't appear in enough games to qualify those marks as new team records...made 63 starts at SS, second on the club to Gonzalez' 67 starts, and 1 start at 3B...on 5/25 vs Hou started at 3B, his first Major League appearance at that position and his seventh professional appearance there (6 games, 2007 for Chattanooga)...also played third as a defensive replacement on 6/16 vs the batting order hit second (35 GS), seventh (2 GS), eighth (26 GS) and ninth (1 GS)...produced 21 doubles in just 256ab...recorded 13 2-hit games and a 3-hit game on 9/15 vs his hometown Astros, all doubles...became the first Reds batter with 3 doubles in a game since Jorge Cantu on 9/21/07 at SF...on 9/11 at Chi recorded his first career stolen base...pitched in the ninth inning of the 15-3 loss on 5/6 vs Mil (1 IP, 5 H, 5 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, Prince Fielder 2-run HR) and in the eighth inning of the 22-1 loss on 7/6 at Phi (1 IP, 4 H, 6 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, Jayson Werth grand slam)...became the first Reds position player to pitch since Lenny Harris threw a scoreless inning on 6/1/98 at SF and the first to pitch more than once in the same season since OF Mel Queen took the mound seven times during the second half of the 1966 campaign. 2008 In his Major League debut made 38 apps during 2 stints with the Reds (5/14-6/25, 9/9-remainder of the season)...made all 18 of his starts at the batting order hit second (10gs), seventh (1gs) and eighth (7gs) Class AAA Louisville appeared in 92g...began the season with the Bats and was promoted on 5/14 after Jeff Keppinger suffered a broken left kneecap...made his Major League debut in that night's 10-inning, 7-6 win vs Fla...entered the game as a defensive replacement in the eighth inning and drove in the game-ending run on his first career hit, a single off Renyel Pinto...became the first player to produce a walkoff RBI in his big league debut since Fla's Miguel Cabrera on 6/20/03 vs TB and the first Reds player to do it since Eric Owens on 6/6/95 vs Pit...also became the first player to produce a game-winner with his first career hit since Reds pitcher Randy Keisler did it on 5/24/05 vs the 18-inning, 12-9 loss on 5/25 at SD produced a pinch-hit, 2-run single in the 11th off Jared Wells that snapped the 7-7 tie...on 6/21 at NYY snapped an 0-for-18 skid with a single off Billy Traber...returned to Louisville on 6/26, when Jerry Hairston Jr. came off the DL...was promoted again following the International League playoffs...hit his first career home run on 9/17 vs StL (off Todd Wellemeyer)...was 1 of 10 Reds players to make his Major League debut, joining RHP Johnny Cueto, OF Jay Bruce, LHP Daniel Ray Herrera, RHP Daryl Thompson, IF Adam Rosales, OF Chris Dickerson, RHP Ramon Ramirez, C/IF/OF Wilkin Castillo and RHP Josh Roenicke...for the Bats, on 4/27 vs Columbus went 4-for-4 with 2 doubles, a grand slam and a career-high 6rbi...the 6rbi were the most by a Louisville batter all season. 2007 Entered the season rated the ninth-best prospect in the organization by Baseball America... spent most of the year at Class AA Chattanooga but made his Class AAA debut with 55 apps at Louisville... at the time of his 7/8 promotion ranked second in the Southern League in doubles (21) and T5th among all Class AA players in walks (50)...following the season, his strike zone discipline was rated by Baseball America as the best in the organization...on 8/9 hit a grand slam off Indianapolis' Marty McLeary...was his first career grand slam and his first Class AAA homer...participated in his first Major League spring training camp...on 11/20 was added to the 40-man roster. 2006 Spent most of the season at Class A Sarasota (91g, .278, 9hr, 55rbi, 8sb)...struck out just once every 10.08 plate apps, fourth-best ratio in the Florida State League...began the year at Class A Dayton... after 26 apps there was promoted to Sarasota on 5/16...on 8/30 was promoted to Class AA Chattanooga and spent the rest of the season with the Lookouts. 2005 Entered the season as the 10th-best prospect in the Reds organization as rated by Baseball America... on 6/8 had season-ending "Tommy John" surgery to repair the torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow (Dr. Timothy Kremchek)...suffered the injury when he fell on the elbow during a collision...2004: Signed his first professional contract on 6/16 and spent the rest of the season at Billings in the rookie Pioneer League... enjoyed his best game of the season in a 7-3 win at Missoula on 8/15 (4-4, 1 2b, 2r)...following the season was the first recipient of the Dernell Stenson Award as Most Valuable Player of the Florida Instructional League. 2004 Signed his first professional contract on 6/16 and spent the rest of the season at Billings in the rookie Pioneer League...enjoyed his best game of the season in a 7-3 win at Missoula on 8/15 (4-4, 1 2b, 2r)...following the season was the first recipient of the Dernell Stenson Award as Most Valuable Player of the Florida Instructional League.