Ryan Shinn - Baseball - University of Kentucky Athletics 12


  • height 6-2
  • Weight 215
  • class Senior
  • Hometown Jobstown, N.J.
  • Previous School Harford Community College

• SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll (2018)
• Second-Team All-Maryland JUCO (2017)
• 2017 No. 72 JUCO Prospect (Perfect Game/Rawlings)

Appeared in 25 games for the Gaithersburg Giants of the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League, including one playoff game…Had two doubles, two home runs, scored 14 runs and walked 10 times…Had a pair of hits and a stolen base in the Giants’ playoff game…Homered in back-to-back games 6/28 and 6/29…Produced a summer-high three hits on 6/18.

Appeared in 37 games with 23 starts…Hit .259 with 10 runs scored, six doubles, a triple and two home runs…With nine walks and three HBPs he posted an OPS of .787…Also had four sacrifices and a stolen base…Started 10 games in right field, seven in left field and six as the designated hitter…Had a .787 OPS…Made his UK debut on 2/16 at Wofford…Scored a season-high two runs on 2/23 vs. Oakland while also stealing a base…Knocked in a season-high two runs vs. Louisiana (3/4) and logged a triple…His two home runs on the season came in back-to-back games against Missouri on 4/28 and 4/29…In the team’s eighth inning comeback win on Kole Cottam’s grand slam it was Shinn who led off the inning with a solo home run that generated momentum…Had two hits, including a double, vs. Auburn in the SEC Tournament.

Appeared in 46 games with the Martinsville Mustangs of the Coastal Plain League in summer 2017…Scored 14 runs, had four doubles, three home runs, 12 RBI, 17 walks, eight hit by pitches and four steals…Played on the same club as UK teammate Marshall Gei.

In 2017, played for Harford Community College, the Maryland JUCO and NJCAA Region 20 champions…Named Second-Team All-Maryland JUCO…Played in 57 games for Harford, hitting .374 (70-167) with a .474 on-base percentage and .765 slugging percentage… Scored 68 runs, had 11 doubles, a triple, 20 home runs and 71 RBI, with 28 walks…Ranked fifth nationally in home runs, 20th in RBI, 31st in runs and 31st in total bases…Rated No. 72 JUCO prospect by Perfect Game.

Appeared in 15 games at Florida Gulf Coast, making 10 starts during his freshman season… Had four-game hit streak from Feb. 20-27 … went 1-for-4 with a runs scored at No. 1 Florida on Feb. 20 … Did not commit an error in the outfield and recorded 16 putouts and one assist…Made his collegiate debut against Florida on 2/19/16.

Four-year letterwinner at Northern Burlington County Regional HS… Three-time all-county and all-conference player…Two-time county and all-area player of the year…First-Team All-State in 2015…Two-time Central Jersey Group 3 champions…Named 2015 Player of the Year by both the Philadelphia Inquirer and Trenton Times…Owns school records for runs (68), RBI (40), doubles (13) and home runs (8)…Played for Richard Doppler. 

Full name is Ryan Mathew Shinn…Born in Jobstown, N.J….Son of Paul and Barbara…Has an older sister, Heather…Member of his high school Honor Roll…Favorite MLB team is the Philadelphia Phillies…Picked UK because it was the right fit and coach Nick Mingione…Major is Communication.

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