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The case against stopgap center fielders

If the A's have to choose between Colby Rasmus and doing nothing in CF, maybe they should do nothing. Let me tell you about one of my favorite players right now: Ryan Schimpf. You might not have heard about this guy, because he's on the Padres and the Padres aren't a real MLB franchise. But he's fantastic. Schimpf had languished around the minor leagues since 2009, bouncing between...
Via Athletics Nation
December 31, 2016

Schimpf makes long-awaited Rogers Centre debut

During his seven years in the Blue Jays' system, Ryan Schimpf often dreamed about his Rogers Centre debut. That day finally came Monday night -- although it wasn't exactly the scenario he had envisioned. When the 28-year-old second baseman finally stepped onto the Rogers Centre turf for the first time, he did so wearing a Padres road jersey.
July 25, 2016

A Look into the Future: Where is Ryan Schimpf?

Where do we see San Diego Padres' second baseman in the future? Two days ago Ryan Schimpf became the first Padre in the last 16 years to homer in both games of a double-header. That's awfully impressive in itself, but what might be even more so, is the fact that he has a .603 slugging percentage through his first 28 Major League games. Ryan Schimpf, the power-hitting second baseman...
Via Gaslamp Ball
July 22, 2016

Padres’ utility man Ryan Schimpf records first career hit

San Diego Padres’ utility man Ryan Schimpf appears ready to make the most out of his first trip to the major leagues. After being recalled from Triple-A El Paso just hours before the first pitch of the Padres’ Tuesday matchup against the Miami Marlins, Schimpf got the start at third base while batting sixth for manager Andy Green’s club. In doing so, the 28-year-old doubled...
Via Today's Knuckleball
June 14, 2016

Padres promote Ryan Schimpf, DFA Hector Sanchez

I never quite understood what Hector Sanchez was doing on the Padres' active roster, since they already had two catchers on the big club, but he quickly became a personal favorite, even before he further endeared himself to me by paying me a brief compliment in passing. Alas, all things must come to an end, and that includes Hector's one-month, 14-game stint with the Friars. He was...
Via Gaslamp Ball
June 14, 2016

Padres DFA Hector Sanchez, recall Ryan Schimpf

A productive hitter albeit in a limited sample size this season with the Padres, Hector Sanchez is headed out of San Diego for the time being. The Padres designated the reserve catcher for assignment on Tuesday, Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports. The Pads brought up 28-year-old career minor-leaguer Ryan Schimpf to take Sanchez’s place in the San Diego dugout. The...
Via Today's Knuckleball
June 14, 2016

LSU coach Paul Mainieri said freshman Greg Deichmann reminds him of former Tiger Ryan Schimpf | Video

LSU coach Paul Mainieri talks about former Brother Martin star Greg Deichmann at LSU baseball media day.
Via The Times Picayune - LSU
January 24, 2015

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