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Ryan Goins | Second Baseman

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (27) / 2/13/1988
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 185
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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Ryan Goins went 2-for-3 with a game-deciding RBI single as the Blue Jays went on to defeat the Mariners 1-0 on Wednesday.
Goins put the Jays up in the bottom of the eighth, ending Taijuan Walker's bid for a shutout, and helping Mark Buehrle get the win in his final start of the season. It was a rare bit of offensive success for Goins, who is hitting .188/.210/.265 with one home run and 14 RBI in 182 plate appearances this season. Wed, Sep 24, 2014 09:18:00 PM

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Blue Jays recalled INF Ryan Goins from Triple-A Buffalo.

Goins is batting just .197/.22/.262 with one home run and 11 RBI over 132 plate appearances with the Blue Jays this season. He's a strong defender, but can be ignored in fantasy leagues.
Tue, Sep 2, 2014 11:24:00 AM

Blue Jays optioned INF Ryan Goins to Triple-A Buffalo.

Goins hit a paltry .197/.222/.262 with a homer and 11 RBI in 132 plate appearances during his stay with the Blue Jays. He will continue to provide infield depth in the minor leagues.
Sun, Aug 10, 2014 09:26:00 PM

Ryan Goins went 4-for-5 with a double and four RBI in the rout of the Red Sox on Monday.

There's no way Goins is going 4-for-5 with four RBI in a game in which his team doesn't score 14 runs. The second baseman entered with a .175 average and four RBI in 30 games and 80 at-bats this season. He'll continue to play against righties until Brett Lawrie returns, at which point the Jays will reevaluate their situations at both second and third.
Mon, Jul 28, 2014 11:02:00 PM

Blue Jays recalled INF Ryan Goins from Triple-A Buffalo.

Goins batted just .150/.203/.217 over 24 games with the Blue Jays earlier this season. He's not fantasy relevant.
Tue, Jul 22, 2014 03:21:00 PM

Ryan Goins is expected to be called up from Triple-A Buffalo on Tuesday.

The Blue Jays will also call up top prospect Aaron Sanchez. No word yet on the corresponding roster moves involved. Goins began the year as Toronto's starting second baseman, but he batted just .150/.203/.217 over 24 games before being demoted. Still, he's highly-regarded for his defense and could have value as a backup infielder.
Tue, Jul 22, 2014 09:15:00 AM

Blue Jays optioned 2B Ryan Goins to Triple-A Buffalo.

The Jays will announce a corresponding move prior to Tuesday's game. Toronto gave Goins every opportunity to run with the starting job at second base, but his good defense wasn't enough to overcome a hideous .150/.203/.217 batting line. Chris Getz is a likely candidate to be promoted to share time at second with Jonathan Diaz.
Mon, Apr 28, 2014 07:08:00 PM

Ryan Goins went 0-for-3 as the Blue Jays' No. 9 hitter on Thursday and is 5-for-36 with 10 strikeouts this season.

Goins is in there for his glove, but he can't be this inept with the bat and still be an adequate regular. If not for Maicer Izturis's injury, he likely would have been in line to lose a lot of playing time following Jose Reyes's return tomorrow. As is, he'll likely remain the primary second baseman, though he will get some competition from Munenori Kawasaki.
Thu, Apr 17, 2014 04:22:00 PM

Blue Jays manager John Gibbons refuted the idea that he had named Ryan Goins as the starting second baseman.

After media had reported it as fact on Thursday, Gibbons on Saturday said, "I don’t think I said Goins was the starting second baseman." Reminded of his previous remarks that he didn't have any doubts about Goins as a starter, Gibbons replied, "Did I say he’s officially the second baseman?" It's an incredibly childish tactic, but Gibbons is obviously trying to keep Goins from getting too comfortable with a few days left in spring. When Gibbons decides to name Goins the starter in the coming days, then and only then will it be official.
Sat, Mar 22, 2014 05:25:00 PM

Blue Jays manager John Gibbons confirmed Thursday that Ryan Goins will be the club's second baseman.

Goins was a .257/.311/.369 hitter in 111 games at the Triple-A level and hasn't done a whole lot this spring in the Grapefruit League, but the Blue Jays love his defense and will let him handle starting second base duties until they find a better option. He has no fantasy value.
Thu, Mar 20, 2014 09:32:00 AM

Ryan Goins went 3-for-4 and tripled against the Phillies on Wednesday.

It was the first extra-base hit of the spring for Goins, who entered with a .154/.214/.154 line. Because his glove is so strong, he doesn't need to be that impressive with the bat to be a useful regular. Still, a .154 slugging percentage probably isn't cutting it.
Wed, Mar 19, 2014 05:24:00 PM

Ryan Goins went 0-for-3 on Saturday to drop his spring average to .171.

Goins is 6-for-35 with no extra-base hits and three walks. He figures to be one of the AL's weakest regulars offensively if the Blue Jays stick with him as their primary second baseman. He is excellent defensively, though.
Sat, Mar 15, 2014 03:50:00 PM

Blue Jays manager John Gibbons indicated last week that Ryan Goins is the favorite to enter spring training as the team's starting second baseman.

While they could still pursue another option through trade, the Jays like what they saw out of the 25-year-old in 2013. During his 34 games, the rookie infielder slashed .252/.264/.345 with two homers, eight RBI and a 28/2 K/BB ratio. Even if Goins ends up winning the job, he offers minimal upside from a fantasy perspective.
Sat, Dec 21, 2013 10:54:00 AM

Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said that Ryan Goins has "definitely opened up our eyes."

Goins is hitting only .250/.262/.297 over 20 games this season, but the Jays love his defense at second base. With no set starter at the position next season, he's at least put himself in the conversation for the job. "Nobody knows what’s going to happen this offseason, but he’s put himself in the picture for the simple reason that he’s able catch the ball and make not just the routine plays, but some difficult plays as well," Gibbons said.
Source: Toronto Sun
Sun, Sep 15, 2013 11:44:00 AM

Blue Jays recalled INF Ryan Goins from Triple-A Buffalo.

Goins will provide depth on the Toronto infield while Maicer Izturis recovers from an ankle sprain. Goins was batting just .257/.311/.369 in 111 games this year at Triple-A and is not going to hold any fantasy value.
Thu, Aug 22, 2013 09:06:00 AM

Depth Charts

C1Russell Martin
2Dioner Navarro
3Josh Thole
1B1Edwin Encarnacion
2Matt Hague
3Daric Barton
4Jake Fox
2B1Maicer Izturis
2Ryan Goins
3Steve Tolleson
4Ramon Santiago
SS1Jose Reyes
2Jonathan Diaz
3Munenori Kawasaki
3B1Josh Donaldson
2Danny Valencia
LF1Michael Saunders
2Dayan Viciedo
3Andy Dirks
4Chris Dickerson
CF1Dalton Pompey
2Kevin Pillar
3Ezequiel Carrera
4Anthony Alford
RF1Jose Bautista
2Caleb Gindl
DH1Justin Smoak
2Chris Colabello
Starting Pitcher
S1R.A. Dickey
2Mark Buehrle
3Drew Hutchison
4Marcus Stroman
5Aaron Sanchez
6Marco Estrada
7Daniel Norris
8Johan Santana
9Andrew Albers
Relief Pitcher
R1Brett Cecil
2Aaron Loup
3Todd Redmond
4Chad Jenkins
5Ryan Tepera
6Scott Barnes
7Preston Guilmet
8Matt West
9Gregory Infante
10Jeff Francis
11Scott Copeland
12Cory Burns
13Wilton Lopez
14Greg Burke