Growing up a Boston Red Sox fan like every other sports lover, Ryan Flaherty played his favorite sports baseball through his high school days, college and ended up going pro, and achieving that dream of earning handsomely from his passion. The American professional baseball player plays infielder for Major League Baseball side Atlanta Braves. The infielder is known for throwing with his right hand and batting on his left side.
Biography of Ryan Flaherty
Ryan Flaherty was born July 27, 1986, in Portland, Maine, U.S.A. He is one of three children born to Edward Flaherty and Deborah Flaherty. Ryan was raised in Maine along with his other siblings Regan and Regina. He attended Deering high school and graduated from high school in 2005. His father is a baseball lover, no wonder Ryan inherited his passion for the game. His dad is the current coach of University of Southern Maine baseball team and he played for the university’s team when he was much younger and as a child, Ryan would accompany his father to Southern Maine practices, and field grounders. Edward was a star during his time at University of Maine baseball team. He has been with the university’s baseball team for a couple of decades now and even has the University of Southern Maine baseball pitch named after him. While Edward was still an active baseball player at the University of Southern Maine, Ryan frequently followed his dad to the team’s practice and his love for the game grew even bigger.
Ryan Flaherty played amateur baseball for his high school team, Deering high. He got the nickname Maine’s Mr. Baseball while playing for Deering high. Following his graduation from Deering high school in 2005, he got into Vanderbilt University in Nashville where he further continued his amateur baseball career. He played in the southern conference of the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s Division 1 for the Commodores.
In his first year in college, Ryan made 62 game appearances for the Commodores, he had an average batting of .339 with 49 RBI, 19 doubles, 2 homers and .421 on-base percentage, guiding his team with 22 multi-hit and 15 multi-RBI games.
In his second year in college, Ryan’s statistics could only get better, topping his previous batting average and taking it to an impressive average of .381 with 57 RBI, 23 doubles, 4 homers and a .438 on-base percentage, all in 67 game appearances. His ever-improving performance got him listed in second-team All-American selection by both American baseball coaches association and Rivals.com. He got in the second-team All-SEC selection in Division 1 baseball, amongst other achievements.
Talented Ryan Flaherty got into the Chicago-based professional team called the Chicago Cubs in 2008. He spent 4 seasons with the team and was rated as the team’s 8th best prospect. In his four seasons at the Cubs, Ryan recorded a .279 batting average, 182 RBI, .347 on-base percentage, .455 slugging percentage, 38 homers and 79 doubles, he achieved these feats in a total of 322 games.
Ryan went pro in 2012, after spending 4 seasons with Chicago Cubs, he signed his first professional contract with Baltimore Orioles in December 2011. He made his Major league baseball debut for Baltimore Orioles in 2012. His debut for Major league baseball side Baltimore Orioles made him the 17,738th player to make a debut in Major league baseball history, and he was at that time aged 25years and 255days. During his time at Baltimore Orioles, he played basically as an infielder. Ryan played for Baltimore Orioles up until his contract with the Major league baseball side ran out on November 2, 2018.
He was a free agent after he left Baltimore Orioles, and on February 8, 2018, he put pen to paper for Philadelphia Phillies, but his time at the Major league baseball team lasted for just a couple of weeks before he was released on March 22, 2018.
He signed for his current side Atlanta Braves on March 26, 2018, on a one-year contract agreement.
Ryan Flaherty is on a one year contract with MLB side Atlanta Braves which he signed on March 26, 2018, and is due to expire in March 2019. Ryan is certain to earn a guaranteed $750,000 from his one year service to Atlanta Braves. His net worth is estimated at $2 million.
Who is Ryan Flaherty’s Wife?
Ryan Flaherty is married to American lawyer Ashley Dutko. Ashley comes from a family of lawyers, her father and elder brother are also law practitioners. The couple got married in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, in October 2016. Flaherty became a brother-in-law to Nick Markakis who married Ashely’s sister Christina Dutko in 2008. Both Nick and Ryan plays for the Atlanta Braves of Major League Baseball (MLB). Markakis is, however, a two-time Gold Glove Award winner who previously played for the Baltimore Orioles between 2006 to 2014.
Aside from being a professional baseball player, Ryan Flaherty is also a tattoo artist. He has a website where he could easily get booked by his customers, at ryantattoo.com.
- Ryan wears the number 27 jersey for Atlanta Braves.
- He made his professional debut in Major league baseball in 2012 for Baltimore Orioles.
- Ryan is currently contracted to Atlanta Braves.
- He is managed by CAA sports and his agent is Jeff Berry.
- The fact Flaherty was playing left field is a proof of his versatility and it’s that versatility that helped him land a spot on the Orioles roster.
- Flaherty was Chicago Cub’s first-round pick out of Vanderbilt University. He was the 41st overall pick in 2008.