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Ryan Goins | Second Baseman

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (26) / 2/13/1988
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 185
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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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. Jul 28 - 11:02 PM

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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.
Jul 22 - 3:21 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.
Source: Sportsnet.ca
Jul 22 - 9:15 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.
Apr 28 - 7:08 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.
Apr 17 - 4:22 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.
Mar 22 - 5:25 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.
Mar 20 - 9:32 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.
Mar 19 - 5:24 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.
Mar 15 - 3:50 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.
Source: MLB.com
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

Blue Jays optioned INF Ryan Goins to Triple-A Buffalo; reassigned RHPs Chad Beck, Tyson Brummett, and Mickey Storey and C/INF Sean Ochinko to minor league camp.

No deal surprises here, though Beck, Brummett and Storey all pitched in the majors last season. Goins, 25, batted .289/.342/.403 with seven home runs, 61 RBI, 15 stolen bases and a .745 OPS in Double-A last year and will provide middle infield depth in the minors.
Thu, Mar 14, 2013 05:10:00 PM

Blue Jays purchased the contract of INF Ryan Goins from Double-A New Hampshire.

The move protects him from December's Rule 5 Draft. Goins, who turns 25 in February, batted .289/.342/.403 with seven home runs, 61 RBI, 15 stolen bases and a .745 OPS in 136 games this season at the Double-A level. He's a little old for a prospect, but gives the Jays' organization some depth in the middle infield.
Tue, Nov 20, 2012 01:11:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Dioner Navarro
2Josh Thole
1B1Edwin Encarnacion
2Dan Johnson
2B1Maicer Izturis
2Steve Tolleson
3Munenori Kawasaki
SS1Jose Reyes
3B1Brett Lawrie
2Juan Francisco
3Danny Valencia
LF1Melky Cabrera
CF1Colby Rasmus
RF1Jose Bautista
DH1Adam Lind
2Nolan Reimold
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1R.A. Dickey
2Brandon Morrow
3Mark Buehrle
4Drew Hutchison
5J.A. Happ
6Marcus Stroman
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Casey Janssen
2Aaron Loup
3Brett Cecil
4Dustin McGowan
5Todd Redmond
6Rob Rasmussen
7Aaron Sanchez