American pitcher Joseph Philip Ryan, who plays for the Minnesota Twins in Major League Baseball, was born on June 5, 1996. The Tampa Bay Rays selected him in the seventh round of the 2018 Major League Baseball draft.
The Tampa Bay Rays selected Ryan in the seventh round of the 2018 MLB draft, 210th overall, and he signed.
With the Hudson Valley Renegades, Ryan made his professional debut, posting a 2-1 record and a 3.72 ERA in 36+13 innings.
Ryan began the 2019 season playing for the Bowling Green Hot Rods before being promoted to the Charlotte Stone Crabs and Montgomery Biscuits.
Ryan pitched to a 9-4 record with a 1.96 ERA in 24 games (22 starts) with the three teams, striking out 183 opponents over 123+2/3 innings.
Owing to the minor league season being postponed in 2020 due to the COVID-19 epidemic, Ryan did not participate in a single game. Ryan made 12 appearances, 11 of which were starts, with the Triple-A Durham Bulls in 2021, posting a 4-3 record and 3.63 ERA.
Ryan and Drew Strotman were dealt to the Minnesota Twins on July 22, 2021, while Ryan was in Tokyo competing in the 2020 Summer Olympics, in exchange for Nelson Cruz and Calvin Faucher.
When the rosters were expanded, the Twins decided to sign Ryan’s contract after he made 2 starts for the Triple-A St. Paul Saints, recording an ERA of 2.00 with 17 strikeouts.
On September 1, 2021, Ryan started his Major League Baseball career against the Chicago Cubs. He went five innings, allowed three runs, and struck out five.
Ryan would start the first Opening Day game of his career against the Seattle Mariners on April 1, 2022, manager Rocco Baldelli said.
Is Joe Ryan A Rookie?
No, Joe Ryan cannot be considered a rookie. A professional athlete that is competing in their first season is referred to as a rookie. A beginner, on the other hand, typically lacks the necessary experience and is more prone to making errors in comparison to an experienced and knowledgeable veteran.