Full name is Ryan Joseph Pope...became the first player ever drafted out of the Savannah College of Art and Design...set a school single-season record in 2007 with a 1.15 ERA, ranking third among all NAIA pitchers...also ranked third among NAIA hurlers in opponents batting average (.162) and 11th in strikeouts per 9.0IP (10.76)...threw the school's second no-hitter on 1/27/07 in the season opener against Tennessee Temple University...holds school career records complete games (32) and ERA (2.36), while tying for the lead in strikeouts in a single season (122 in 2007)...was named the 2007 "Player of the Year" for the Florida Sun Conference and the NAIA Region XIV and earned the SCAD "Male Athlete of the Year" Award in 2006 and '07...was named to the 2007 NAIA All-American first team as well as the Rawlings NAIA Gold Glove team.2011Went 2-3 with a 5.12 ERA (45.2IP, 26ER) in 40 combined relief appearances with Single-A Tampa, Double-A Trenton and Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-
Barre...began the year with Tampa, and did not allow a run in four appearances out of the bullpen (1H, 2BB, 4K)... was promoted to Scranton
on 5/2 and went 2-1 with an 8.14 ERA, allowing 19ER in 21.0IP in relief...was transferred to Trenton on 7/7 and was 0-2 with 21K and a 3.20
ERA (19.2IP, 7ER) in 22 relief outings...was designated for assignment on 9/1 and outrighted to Scranton/WB on 9/6.2010Went 4-6 with 17 saves and a 4.20 ERA in 46 appearances (seven starts) with Double-A
Trenton...ranked third among all Yankees minor leaguers-and tied for third in the Eastern League-in saves...walked just 12 batters in 57.1IP (1.88BB/9.0IP), the third best ratio in the EL...allowed 67 baserunners in 57.1IP (10.52/9.0IP), the fifth-best ratio among all Eastern League players...Began the season in the Thunder's starting rotation, going 1-3 with a 5.11 ERA (37.0IP, 21ER) in seven starts...Made his first relief appearance on 5/16 vs. Binghamton...remained in the bullpen for the remainder of the season, going 3-3 with 17 saves and a 3.61 ERA (57.1IP, 23ER) in 39 appearances...had made just two prior relief outings in his professional career...Made two postseason relief appearances for Trenton, recording one save while tossing 2.0 scoreless innings (3H, 2K)...Following the season, pitched for the Phoenix Desert Dogs in the Arizona Fall League, going 0-1 with one save and a 3.18 ERA in nine relief appearances (11.1IP, 14H, 5R, 4ER, 4BB, 10K, 2HR)...Made three spring training relief appearances for the Yankees, recording one save and allowing 1H in 3.0 scoreless IP (3K)...Was added to the Yankees' 40-man roster on 11/19/10.2009Spent the season with Trenton, going 5-12 with a 4.78 ERA in 26 appearances (25 starts)...recorded 106K with only 34BB...made his only relief appearance of the season-the second of his career-on 6/13 vs. Binghamton, allowing 9H and 4ER in 4.2IP (1K, 1HR).2008Made 20 starts with Single-A Tampa, going 7-7 with a 4.15 ERA...missed over a month on the disabled list from 5/25-7/2 with a right groin strain...made two rehab appearances (one start) with the GCL Yankees...went 4-4 with a 2.81 ERA prior to the injury and 3-3 with a 5.47 ERA after returning to the rotation...named to the Florida State League midseason All-Star team...credited with his first career complete game on 7/18 at Jupiter, recording the win in the 7.0-inning Game 1 of a doubleheader.2007Made 10 starts for short-season Single-A Staten Island, going 3-0 with a 2.49 ERA and 46 strikeouts in 43.1IP in his first professional season...held the opposition to 2ER or less in nine starts and did not allow an earned run in four of his starts...tossed 3.0 scoreless innings in his debut vs. Vermont.