Ryan Ludwick #48 - LF


  • Age: 36
  • DOB: 1978/07/13
  • POB: Satellite Beach, FL
  • Height: 6-2 Weight: 215lbs
  • Bats/Throws: R/L
  • MLB Seasons: 11
  • Drafted by Oakland in 1999 (2nd round).
  • Current Status: On roster
Year to date10834427862009442892010.250.311.387.698
On Pace117373299322010483010001-.250.311.387.698

Scouting Report

AssetsA natural low-ball hitter with good power, he can hit a lot of home runs and doubles. Flashes a strong outfield arm, helping him pile up assists. Can play either outfield corner.
FlawsSwings the bat a bit too freely, leading to high strikeout totals and a lot of streakiness. Isn't much of a base-runner. Is somewhat injury-prone. Can struggle versus right-handed pitching.
Career potentialVeteran run-producing outfielder.

Honours and Awards

2008NL - Silver Slugger
2008Named to the All-Star Game
2001Texas League (AA) - All-Star Team
2000California League (A) - All-Star Team

Transactions / Injuries / Suspensions

2014/06/21Missed 1 game (back injury).
2014/06/20Back injury, day-to-day.
2014/04/20Missed 1 game (toe injury).
2014/04/19Toe injury, day-to-day.
2014/04/04Missed 1 game (bruised left hand).
2014/04/03Bruised left hand, day-to-day.
2013/08/11Missed 116 games (right shoulder injury).
2013/04/15Transferred from the 15-day DL to the 60-day DL (right shoulder injury).
2013/04/02Right shoulder injury, 15-day DL.
2012/12/08Re-signed by the Cincinnati Reds to a two-year contract.
2012/10/31Cincinnati Reds declined their contract option for next season.
2012/09/29Missed 8 games (left groin).
2012/09/20Left groin, day-to-day.
2012/05/20Missed 1 game (left elbow injury).
2012/05/19Left elbow injury, day-to-day.
2012/01/16Signed as a free agent by the Cincinnati Reds to a one-year contract.
2011/10/30Filed for free agency.
2011/09/07Missed 14 games (back spasms).
2011/08/24Back spasms, 15-day DL (retroactive to August 23rd, 2011).
2011/07/31Acquired from the San Diego Padres.
2011/01/18Re-signed by the San Diego Padres to a one-year contract.
2010/07/31Acquired from the St. Louis Cardinals.
2010/07/24Missed 24 games (calf injury).
2010/07/02Calf injury, early September.
2010/06/26Calf injury, day-to-day.
2010/06/25Missed 2 games (calf injury).
2010/06/24Calf injury, day-to-day.
2010/01/19Re-signed by the St. Louis Cardinals to a one-year contract.
2009/05/29Missed 14 games (hamstring).
2009/05/13Hamstring, early September.
2009/02/16Re-signed by the St. Louis Cardinals to a one-year contract.
2008/03/04Re-signed by the St. Louis Cardinals to a one-year contract.
2007/05/06Contract purchased from Memphis (AAA).
2006/12/18Signed by the St. Louis Cardinals to a minor league contract.
2006/11/01Opted for minor league free agency.
2006/03/23Assigned by the Detroit Tigers to their minor league camp.
2006/01/10Signed by the Detroit Tigers to a minor league contract.
2005/10/28Opted for minor league free agency.
2005/06/03Outrighted to Buffalo (AAA).
2005/05/31Designated for assignment by the Cleveland Indians.
2005/05/26Missed 3 games (shoulder injury).
2005/05/23Shoulder injury, day-to-day.
2005/02/21Re-signed by the Cleveland Indians to a one-year contract.
2004/08/31Recalled from Buffalo (AAA).
2004/07/05Missed 80 games (knee injury).
2004/07/05Optioned to Buffalo (AAA).
2004/05/19Transferred from the 15-day DL to the 60-day DL (knee injury).
2004/04/02Knee injury, 15-day DL.
2004/03/01Re-signed by the Cleveland Indians to a one-year contract.
2003/09/29Missed 22 games (knee injury).
2003/09/09Knee injury, 60-day DL.
2003/09/04Knee injury, day-to-day.
2003/07/18Acquired from the Texas Rangers.
2003/07/02Recalled from Oklahoma (AAA).
2003/03/10Assigned by the Texas Rangers to their minor league camp.
2003/02/20Re-signed by the Texas Rangers to a one-year contract.
2002/07/02Optioned to Oklahoma (AAA).
2002/06/05Recalled from Oklahoma (AAA).
2002/03/15Optioned to Oklahoma (AAA).
2002/01/14Acquired from the Oakland Athletics.
2001/11/20Contract purchased from Sacramento (AAA).


2012/01/16Signed as a free agent by the Cincinnati Reds.
2011/07/31San Diego Padres traded Ryan Ludwick to the Pittsburgh Pirates for a player to be named later or cash.
2010/07/31In a three-team trade, the St. Louis Cardinals acquired pitcher Jake Westbrook from the Cleveland Indians and pitcher Nick Greenwood from the San Diego Padres; San Diego acquired outfielder Ryan Ludwick from the Cardinals, and Cleveland acquired pitcher Corey Kluber from the Padres.
2006/12/18Signed by the St. Louis Cardinals to a minor league contract.
2006/01/10Signed by the Detroit Tigers to a minor league contract.
2003/07/18Texas Rangers traded Ryan Ludwick to the Cleveland Indians for Shane Spencer and Ricardo Rodriguez.
2002/01/14Texas Rangers traded Carlos Pena and Mike Venafro to the Oakland Athletics for Gerald Laird, Mario Ramos, Ryan Ludwick and Jason Hart.
1999/06/02Drafted by the Oakland Athletics in the 2nd round in 1999.

Career Stats

2011San DiegoNL101378429018011643287111.238.301.373.674
2011Total SD/PitNL13949056116230137551124112.237.310.363.673
2010San DiegoNL59209194470626245701-.211.301.330.631
2010St. LouisNL7728144792021143246403-.281.343.484.827
2010Total StL/SDNL1364906312327217694812104-.251.325.418.743
2009St. LouisNL13948663129201229741106421.265.329.447.776
2008St. LouisNL152538104161403371136214644-.299.375.591.966
2007St. LouisNL120303428122014522672441.267.339.479.818
2003Total Tex/CleAL471621740817261248200.247.299.438.737


GP - games played
AB - at bats
R - runs
H - hits
TB - total bases
2B - doubles
3B - triples
HR - home runs
RBI - runs batted in
BB - walks or base on balls
SO - strikeouts
SB - stolen bases
CS - caught stealing
E - errors
AVG - average
OBP - on-base percentage
SLG - slugging perentage

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