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Ryan Flaherty | Shortstop

Team: Baltimore Orioles
Age / DOB:  (28) / 7/27/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 210
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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Orioles and INF Ryan Flaherty avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.075 million contract.
It's a nice raise over the $513,000 that he made in 2014. Flaherty can also earn an additional $25,000 for reaching 400 plate appearances. He'll be in an open competition in spring training to be the O's starting second baseman, though his fantasy value remains limited. Jan 25 - 9:54 PM

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Ryan Flaherty requested $1.5 million and was offered $900,000 by the Orioles when arbitration figures were exchanged.

The two sides seem likely to work something out. Flaherty was projected by MLBTradeRumors.com to make $1.0 million in his first year of arbitration.
Jan 16 - 5:54 PM

Ryan Flaherty hit a solo home run, the only run the Orioles could muster on the afternoon, in Wednesday's ALCS Game 4 loss to the Royals.

Flaherty's home run off Royals starter Jason Vargas in the third inning cut the Royals' lead to 2-1, but it was as close as the Orioles would come. Surprisingly, Flaherty finished the series as one of the Orioles' most productive hitters, batting .333 (4-for-12) with a home run and three RBI.
Wed, Oct 15, 2014 07:21:00 PM

Ryan Flaherty went 3-for-5 and drove home a pair of runs as the Orioles dropped Game 1 of the ALCS to the Royals in extra innings on Friday.

Flaherty delivered one of the biggest hits of the night for the Orioles, plating two runs with a two-out double in the fifth inning to pull the O's to within a run at 5-4. With the three-hit attack, he's now hitting .357 (5-for-14) with three RBI in the postseason.
Sat, Oct 11, 2014 12:59:00 AM

Ryan Flaherty hit his seventh homer Monday in the win over the Blue Jays.

It was a two-run shot off Marcus Stroman. Flaherty started at second base tonight and later moved to third after Jonathan Schoop was brought in for defense. Schoop remains a starter, so Flaherty is really competing with Kelly Johnson for time at third. He's helped his case lately by hitting .343 in 35 at-bats this month.
Mon, Sep 15, 2014 10:46:00 PM

Ryan Flaherty went 0-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout as the Orioles fell to the Rays.

Flaherty drew the start at shortstop in the place of J.J. Hardy who is dealing with a hamstring injury. He has had a rough season at the plate, slashing .201/.265/.326 with six homers and 24 RBI.
Sat, Sep 6, 2014 04:31:00 PM

Ryan Flaherty went 2-for-3 with a homer against the Red Sox on Monday.

Flaherty has been a bit player since Manny Machado came off the DL; tonight's start was his second in June and third in two weeks. Of course, he didn't do much of anything to earn a bigger role while Machado was out, so he can't really complain. Even after tonight, he's hitting .221 with just two homers in 104 at-bats.
Mon, Jun 9, 2014 11:48:00 PM

Ryan Flaherty had a rough day at the dish in Saturday's loss to the Indians, going 0-for-4 with a strikeout.

The rough afternoon drops Flaherty to a disappointing .202/.279/.287 on the season. With Steve Lombardozzi recalled on Saturday, he'll have to pick up the pace offensively or could risk demotion the next time they need to send out an infielder.
Sat, May 24, 2014 03:45:00 PM

Ryan Flaherty went 2-for-5 with a double and a three-run home run in Thursday's extra-inning loss to the Indians.

Flaherty went deep off of Justin Masterson in the sixth inning, part of a five-run inning in which the Orioles temporarily took the lead. It was Flaherty's first homer of the season, as he has otherwise been impotent at the plate, slashing .207/.281/.299 in 96 plate appearances.
Thu, May 22, 2014 11:34:00 PM

Ryan Flaherty went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored in Tuesday's win over the Rays.

Flaherty came up with the bases loaded and one out in the eighth inning, and his RBI single broke a 3-3 tie. He also doubled in the game. Flaherty played a lot in the early going with Manny Machado on the shelf, but with Machado back he's made just two starts since April 26.
Tue, May 6, 2014 11:14:00 PM

Ryan Flaherty went 2-for-4 with two RBI as the Orioles' No. 9 hitter on Monday.

Those were Flaherty's first two RBI of the season. He entered the night with a .152/.200/.212 line in 33 at-bats.
Mon, Apr 14, 2014 10:49:00 PM

Ryan Flaherty went 0-for-3 with a hit-by-pitch in Friday's loss to the Blue Jays.

Flaherty had a nice game against the Yankees on Tuesday, but he's still hitting just .152 (5-for-33) with a 9/1 K/BB ratio through 10 games. It will be interesting to see if the Orioles consider sending him down and going with Steve Lombardozzi and Jonathan Schoop at second base once Manny Machado (knee) comes of the disabled list.
Fri, Apr 11, 2014 09:44:00 PM

Ryan Flaherty is still hitless for the season after going 0-for-4 with three strikeouts on Friday.

Flaherty has started all four games for the Orioles and gone 0-for-15 with seven strikeouts. Expect him to take a seat on Saturday. If he continues to slump, the Orioles would have the option of demoting him and keeping Jonathan Schoop once Manny Machado returns.
Fri, Apr 4, 2014 05:04:00 PM

Ryan Flaherty went 0-for-4 and committed an error at third base Wednesday against the Red Sox.

Flaherty has started both games for the Orioles, going 0-for-7. The team intends to rotate Flaherty, Steve Lombardozzi and Jonathan Schoop between second and third while Manny Machado is out, so Flaherty is probably due to take a seat on Thursday.
Wed, Apr 2, 2014 09:57:00 PM

Ryan Flaherty was the lone Orioles starter not to reach base Friday, going 0-for-4 against the Braves.

Flaherty has had a decent spring, hitting .282 with a homer and four doubles in 39 at-bats, but Jonathan Schoop has outplayed him and could win the starting second base job. Flaherty could still play third base initially if Manny Machado isn't ready, but he might fall back into a utility role afterwards.
Fri, Mar 21, 2014 03:54:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Matt Wieters
2Caleb Joseph
3Steve Clevenger
1B1Chris Davis
2Christian Walker
3Ryan Lavarnway
2B1Jonathan Schoop
2Everth Cabrera
SS1J.J. Hardy
2Paul Janish
3Rey Navarro
3B1Manny Machado
2Ryan Flaherty
3Jimmy Paredes
4Jayson Nix
LF1Alejandro De Aza
2Delmon Young
3Chris Parmelee
4Nolan Reimold
CF1Adam Jones
2Julio Borbon
RF1Travis Snider
2Delmon Young
3David Lough
DH1Steve Pearce
2J.P. Arencibia
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Tillman
2Wei-Yin Chen
3Bud Norris
4Miguel Gonzalez
5Kevin Gausman
6Ubaldo Jimenez
7Tyler Wilson
8Eddie Gamboa
9Jason Garcia
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Zach Britton
2Tommy Hunter
3Darren O'Day
4Brian Matusz
5Wesley Wright
6Brad Brach
7T.J. McFarland
8Ryan Webb
9Oliver Drake
10Chaz Roe
11Cesar Cabral
12Mark Hendrickson