Ryan Goins

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Ryan Goins
Ryan Goins April 2014.jpg
Goins in April 2014
Toronto Blue Jays – No. 17
Second baseman / Shortstop
Born: (1988-02-13) February 13, 1988 (age 26)
Round Rock, Texas
Bats: Left Throws: Right
MLB debut
August 23, 2013 for the Toronto Blue Jays
Career statistics
(through 2014 season)
Batting average .213
Hits 64
Home runs 3
Runs batted in 23

Ryan Matthew Goins (born February 13, 1988) is an American professional baseball second baseman and shortstop for the Toronto Blue Jays of Major League Baseball (MLB). Goins made his MLB debut in 2013.


Goins with the Lansing Lugnuts in 2010

Goins attended Stony Point High School in Round Rock, Texas, where he played on his school's baseball team as a shortstop.[1] He then enrolled at Dallas Baptist University, where he played college baseball for the Dallas Baptist Patriots.

In 2008, Goins played for the Waterloo Bucks in the Northwoods League.[2] The Blue Jays drafted Goins in the fourth round of the 2009 MLB Draft out of Dallas Baptist. Goins played for the Double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats in 2012.[3] The Blue Jays assigned him to the Arizona Fall League and added him to their 40-man roster after the 2012 season.[4][5] For most of the 2013 season, Goins played for the Triple-A Buffalo Bisons.[6]

Goins was called up by the Blue Jays on August 22, 2013, when Maicer Izturis was placed on the 15-day disabled list.[7][8] He made his MLB debut on August 23, batting ninth and playing second base against the Houston Astros. Goins would later move to shortstop and finished the game 2–4 with a double. He recorded his first career RBI on August 25 when he grounded out in the ninth inning.[9] On August 31, 2013, Goins tied a Blue Jays franchise record by hitting in his 8th consecutive game to begin his major league career. Jesse Barfield also opened his career with an 8-game hitting streak in 1981.[10] Goins' hit streak ended at 8 games on September 1 against the Kansas City Royals, when he went 0–4 with 2 strikeouts. He hit his first big league homer on September 18 off David Huff of the New York Yankees, and would finish the season with a .252 average, 2 home runs, and 8 RBIs.

Goins attended 2014 spring training, seeing regular playing time at second base. He was announced as the starting second baseman for the Blue Jays on March 24, after posting a batting average of just .176.[11] He was optioned to Triple-A Buffalo on April 28.[12] On July 22, Goins was recalled from Buffalo.[13] He set career-highs in both hits and RBI, with 4 each, in a 14–1 win over the Boston Red Sox on July 28.[14] He was sent down once again, before being called up on September 1.[15] In total for 2014, Goins batted .188 with 1 home run and 15 RBI.[16]


  1. ^ "THSCA all-star baseball games this weekend at Dell Diamond". The Austin American-Statesman. June 17, 2006. Retrieved August 24, 2013. 
  2. ^ http://northwoodsleague.com/wp-content/uploads/file/NWL%20Alumni%20in%20MLB(18).pdf
  3. ^ "Ryan Goins Promoted to Toronto". New Hampshire Fisher Cats. August 22, 2013. Retrieved August 22, 2013. 
  4. ^ Rogers, Steph (October 29, 2012). "Jays' Goins thinking about Toronto at Arizona Fall League". torontoobserver.com. Retrieved August 22, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Blue Jays roster moves". MLB.com. November 20, 2012. Retrieved August 22, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Ryan Goins Promoted to Toronto". New Hampshire Fisher Cats. August 22, 2013. Retrieved August 22, 2013. 
  7. ^ Chisholm, Gregor (August 22, 2013). "Izturis placed on DL with ankle injury, Goins recalled". MLB.com. Retrieved August 22, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Maicer Izturis heads to the disabled list, Ryan Goins recalled from AAA Buffalo". BlueBirdBanter.com. August 22, 2013. Retrieved August 22, 2013. 
  9. ^ Chisholm, Gregor (August 25, 2013). "Blue Jays reward Buehrle with ninth-inning rally". MLB.com. Retrieved August 25, 2013. 
  10. ^ Peaslee, Evan (August 31, 2013). "Rookie Goins looking to win second-base job". MLB.com. Retrieved August 31, 2013. 
  11. ^ Lott, John (March 24, 2014). "Toronto Blue Jays make it official: Ryan Goins to start at second base, Munenori Kawasaki heading to Buffalo". sports.nationalpost.com. Retrieved March 25, 2014. 
  12. ^ Davidi, Shi (April 28, 2014). "Jays to bring up Getz, option Goins to Buffalo". sportsnet.ca. Retrieved April 28, 2014. 
  13. ^ Lott, John (July 22, 2014). "Toronto Blue Jays promote Aaron Sanchez, Ryan Goins from Triple-A Buffalo". sports.nationapost.com. Retrieved July 22, 2014. 
  14. ^ Chisholm, Gregor (July 29, 2014). "Melky, Goins spark Blue Jays in blowout of Red Sox". MLB.com. Retrieved July 29, 2014. 
  15. ^ Davidi, Shi (September 1, 2014). "Pompey, Norris among 9 called up by Blue Jays". Sportsnet. Retrieved September 1, 2014. 
  16. ^ "Ryan Goins Statistics & History". Baseball-Reference. Retrieved September 28, 2014. 

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