Ryan Wheeler

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Ryan Wheeler
Colorado Rockies – No. 44
Third baseman
Born: (1988-07-10) July 10, 1988 (age 26)
Torrance, California
Bats: Left Throws: Right
MLB debut
July 20, 2012 for the Arizona Diamondbacks
Career statistics
(through June 21, 2014)
Batting average .233
Home runs 2
Runs batted in 23
Teams

Ryan Gerard Wheeler (born July 10, 1988) is an American professional baseball third baseman with the Colorado Rockies of Major League Baseball (MLB).

Career[edit]

Wheeler attended Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California.

The Diamondbacks drafted Wheeler in the fifth round of the 2009 MLB Draft. MLB.com rated Wheeler the 18th best prospect in the Diamondbacks' organization heading into the 2012 season.[1] Wheeler was named the PCL's Offensive Player of the Week for the week ending April 29.[2]

On July 20, 2012, he was called up for the first time by the Diamondbacks.[3]

Wheeler was traded to the Colorado Rockies on November 20, 2012 in exchange for Matt Reynolds. He was beat out by Chris Nelson for the Rockies starting third baseman job at the beginning of the season, and is unlikely to play much at all in the future with Nolan Arenado having been called up.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2012 Prospect Watch | dbacks.com: Prospects". Mlb.mlb.com. 2012-06-19. Retrieved 2012-07-20. 
  2. ^ Parker, John (2012-04-30). "Offensive Players of the Week | MiLB.com News | The Official Site of Minor League Baseball". Milb.com. Retrieved 2012-07-20. 
  3. ^ Network, Sports. "Diamondbacks release Blum, select Wheeler - Wire MLB - The Sacramento Bee". Sacbee.com. Retrieved 2012-07-20. 

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