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Ryan Goins | Shortstop

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 walk and an RBI double in Wednesday's 8-2 win over the Phillies.
The Jays banged out 16 hits against the Phillies' pitching, so Goins' contributions were relative drops in the bucket. Still a productive night. He doubled in a run in the seventh to push the Jays' lead to 8-1 at the time. Goins has otherwise not done much at the dish, batting .227/.274/.323 with two home runs and 26 RBI. Jul 29 - 10:06 PM

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Ryan Goins belted a three-run homer and a two-run double in Sunday's win over the Red Sox.

Goins finished the game 2-for-5 with five RBI. Hitting out of the nine-hole, his three-run homer off of Eduardo Rodriguez put a capper on a six-run fourth inning. He would also double in two more runs in the seventh. The big game is made all the more impressive by the fact that for his career, Goins is a .219/.242/.308 hitter. He's mostly known for his ability to play multiple positions in the infield. Suffice it to say, there's still nothing of fantasy interest here. Nice game, regardless.
Jun 14 - 4:59 PM

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

Goins can play all around the infield defensively, but he's a .213/.231/.300 career hitter in 314 major league plate appearances. Goins is not fantasy relevant.
Apr 16 - 2:47 PM

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

Goins was expected to make the Opening Day roster as a reserve infielder, but manager John Gibbons wants to begin the season with an eight-man bullpen instead. He should get his chance with the big league club relatively early in the year.
Apr 4 - 10:20 AM

Ryan Goins hit a two-run homer and walked twice against the Rays on Friday.

Going is hitting .333 this spring and he is the Jays' best defensive second baseman, so he still has to be very much in the picture for a starting job. Devon Travis is making a good case, too, and Maicer Izturis is going to be on the roster either way, so Goins needs to keep it up in order to have a chance. Still, no matter how well he plays this spring, no one is going to start believing in his bat until he does it in the regular season.
Mar 20 - 5:26 PM

Ryan Goins singled twice Tuesday before striking out bunting in the ninth of Tuesday's loss to the Pirates.

Goins was sent up to sacrifice with two men on in the ninth, but he showed poor technique and failed three times to get the bunt down, erasing any good feelings left over from his two knocks earlier in the contest. Goins is battling Maicer Izturis and Devon Travis for the second base job in Toronto, with Ramon Santiago and Steve Tolleson on the fringes of the race. Goins offers the best glove of the group, but he's mostly gotten the bat knocked out of his hands during previous major league stints.
Mar 3 - 4:51 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

C1Russell Martin
2Dioner Navarro
1B1Edwin Encarnacion
2B1Devon Travis
2Maicer Izturis
SS1Troy Tulowitzki
2Ryan Goins
3B1Josh Donaldson
2Danny Valencia
LF1Michael Saunders
2Chris Colabello
CF1Kevin Pillar
RF1Jose Bautista
2Ben Revere
DH1Justin Smoak
Starting Pitcher
S1David Price
2Drew Hutchison
3R.A. Dickey
4Mark Buehrle
5Marco Estrada
6Marcus Stroman
Relief Pitcher
R1Roberto Osuna
2Aaron Sanchez
3Brett Cecil
4Aaron Loup
5Mark Lowe
6LaTroy Hawkins
7Liam Hendriks
8Bo Schultz
9Ryan Tepera