Ryan Flaherty, who grew up as a fan of the Boston Red Sox like any other sports lover, played his favorite sport baseball during his high school days and in college and eventually turned pro and fulfilled his dream of earning decent money with his passion. The American professional baseball player plays as an infielder for the Major League Baseball team Atlanta Braves. The infielder is known for throwing with his right hand and hitting on the left.
Biography of Ryan Flaherty
Ryan Flaherty was born on July 27, 1986, in Portland, Maine, U.S.A. He is one of three children of Edward Flaherty and Deborah Flaherty. Ryan grew up in Maine with his other siblings Regan and Regina. He attended Deering High School and graduated in 2005. His father is a baseball lover, no wonder Ryan inherited his passion for the game. His father is the current coach of the University of Southern Maine baseball team, and he played for the university team when he was much younger. As a child, Ryan accompanied his father to Southern Maine training and Field Grounders. Edward was a star during his time at the University of Maine baseball team. He has been on the university baseball team for several decades now and even named the University of Southern Maine baseball field after him. While Edward was still an active baseball player at the University of Southern Maine, Ryan often followed his father to train the team, and his love of the game grew.
Ryan Flaherty played amateur baseball for his high school team Deering High. He earned the nickname Maine’s Mr. Baseball when he played for Deering High. After graduating from Deering High School in 2005, he transferred to Vanderbilt University in Nashville where he continued his amateur baseball career. He played in the Southern Conference of Division 1 of the National Collegiate Athletic Association for the Commodores.
In his first year at college, Ryan played 62 games for the Commodores, averaging 0.339 with 49 RBI, 19 doubles, 2 homers, and 0.421 on-base percentages, and led his team in 22 multi-hit and 15 multi-RBI games.
In his sophomore year at college, Ryan’s stats only got better, surpassing his previous batting average and taking it to an impressive 0.381 average with 57 RBI, 23 doubles, 4 homers, and an on-base percentage of 0.438, all in 67 games. Due to his ever-improving performance, he was included in the second selection of All-American teams by both the American Baseball Coaches Association and Rivals.com. Among other things, he was included in the second All-SEC selection for the second team in Division 1.
Talent Ryan Flaherty was inducted into the Chicago-based professional team, the Chicago Cubs, in 2008. He spent 4 seasons with the team and was ranked 8th best candidate of the team. In his four seasons with the Cubs, Ryan has recorded a batting average of 0.279, 182 RBI, 0.347 on-base percentage, 0.455 slugging percentage, 38 home runs, and 79 doubles, scoring a total of 322 games.
Ryan turned pro in 2012 after spending four seasons with the Chicago Cubs. He signed his first professional contract with the Baltimore Orioles in December 2011. He made his Major League Baseball debut in 2012 with the Baltimore Orioles. His debut for the Baltimore Orioles Major League Baseball team made him the 17,738th player to make his debut in the history of Major League Baseball, and he was 25 years and 255 days old at the time. During his time with Baltimore Orioles, he played mainly as an infielder. Ryan played for Baltimore Orioles until his contract with the Major League Baseball team expired on November 2, 2018.
After his departure from Baltimore Orioles, he was a freelancer, and on February 8, 2018, he put pen to paper for Philadelphia Phillies, but his time with the Major League baseball team lasted only a few weeks before he was released on March 22, 2018.
He signed a one-year contract for his current team Atlanta Braves on 26 March 2018.
Ryan Flaherty has a one-year contract with the MLB side Atlanta Braves, which he signed on March 26, 2018, and which expires in March 2019. Ryan is sure that his one-year service for Atlanta Braves will earn him a guaranteed $750,000. His net worth is estimated at $2 million.
Who is Ryan Flaherty Wife?
Ryan Flaherty is married to the American lawyer Ashley Dutko. Ashley comes from a family of lawyers, her father and her older brother are also lawyers. The couple married in October 2016 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Flaherty became the brother-in-law of Nick Markakis, who married Ashely’s sister Christina Dutko in 2008. Both Nick and Ryan play for the Atlanta Braves of Major League Baseball (MLB). Markakis, however, is a two-time Gold Glove Award winner who previously played for the Baltimore Orioles between 2006 and 2014.
Ryan Flaherty is not only a professional baseball player but also a tattoo artist. He has a website where he can be easily booked by his customers, namely ryantattoo.com.
- Ryan is wearing the number 27 Atlanta Braves jersey.
- He made his professional debut in Major League Baseball in 2012 for the Baltimore Orioles.
- Ryan is currently under contract with the Atlanta Braves.
- He is managed by CAA Sports and his agent is Jeff Berry.
- The fact that Flaherty played on the left-field is proof of his versatility, and it is this versatility that has helped him earn a place on the Orioles’ roster.
- Flaherty was the first choice of the Chicago Cub at Vanderbilt University in the first round. He was the 41st overall choice in 2008.