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Full Name: Ryan Anthony Klesko Primary Position: OF,LF,1B
First Game: September 12, 1992 Birthdate: June 12, 1971
Last Game: September 25, 2007 Birthplace: Westminster, California
MLB Experience: 16 years Bat/Throw: Left/Left
College: Westminster College (CA)


Biography

Ryan Klesko (Ryan Anthony Klesko) was born on June 12, 1971 in Westminster, California. He made his Major League debut on September 12, 1992 for the Atlanta Braves. In 1994, his rookie year, he hit .278 with 17 home runs and 47 RBI. Klesko played for the Atlanta Braves and San Diego Padres over the course of his 14 year career.

Most people believe that Ryan Klesko's best season was 2001, when he slugged 30 home runs, hit for a .286 average and knocked in 113 runs.

Scouting Report

Statistics

Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H HR RBI AVG OBP SLG 2B 3B BB SO HBP SH SB IBB GDP
1992 ATL N 13 14 0 0 0 1 .000 .067 .000 0 0 0 5 1 0 0 0 0
1993 ATL N 22 17 3 6 2 5 .353 .450 .765 1 0 3 4 0 0 0 1 0
1994 ATL N 92 245 42 68 17 47 .278 .344 .563 13 3 26 48 1 0 1 3 8
1995 ATL N 107 329 48 102 23 70 .310 .396 .608 25 2 47 72 2 0 5 10 8
1996 ATL N 153 528 90 149 34 93 .282 .364 .530 21 4 68 129 2 0 6 10 10
1997 ATL N 143 467 67 122 24 84 .261 .334 .490 23 6 48 130 4 1 4 5 12
1998 ATL N 129 427 69 117 18 70 .274 .359 .473 29 1 56 66 3 0 5 5 9
1999 ATL N 133 404 55 120 21 80 .297 .376 .532 28 2 53 69 2 0 5 8 6
2000 SDP N 145 494 88 140 26 92 .283 .393 .516 33 2 91 81 1 0 23 9 10
2001 SDP N 146 538 105 154 30 113 .286 .384 .539 34 6 88 89 3 0 23 7 16
2002 SDP N 146 540 90 162 29 95 .300 .388 .537 39 1 76 86 4 1 6 11 7
2003 SDP N 121 397 47 100 21 67 .252 .354 .456 18 0 65 83 3 0 2 5 11
2004 SDP N 127 402 58 117 9 66 .291 .399 .448 32 2 73 67 1 1 3 6 8
2005 SDP N 137 443 61 110 18 58 .248 .358 .418 19 1 75 80 1 0 3 2 6
2006 SDP N 6 4 0 3 0 2 .750 .833 1.000 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007 SFG N 116 362 51 94 6 44 .260 .344 .401 27 3 46 68 1 1 5 2 14
Total 1736 5611 874 1564 278 987 .279 .370 .500 343 33 817 1077 29 4 91 84 125

Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO A ERR DP TP PB SB CS PkO AVG
1992 ATL N 1B 5 1 20 25 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1993 ATL N 1B 3 0 5 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1993 ATL N OF 2 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1993 ATL N LF 2 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1994 ATL N OF 74 71 470.1 67 3 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 .921
1994 ATL N LF 74 71 470.1 67 3 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 .921
1994 ATL N 1B 6 1 22 22 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .957
1995 ATL N OF 102 100 754 111 2 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 .942
1995 ATL N LF 102 100 754 112 2 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 .942
1995 ATL N 1B 4 0 20.1 20 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .957
1996 ATL N OF 144 142 1212.1 191 6 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 .975
1996 ATL N LF 144 142 1212.1 193 6 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 .975
1996 ATL N 1B 2 2 12 13 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1997 ATL N OF 130 126 991.1 182 3 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 .969
1997 ATL N LF 130 126 991.1 183 3 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 .969
1997 ATL N 1B 22 6 78 63 3 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1998 ATL N OF 120 119 917 147 9 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .994
1998 ATL N LF 120 119 917 146 9 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .994
1998 ATL N 1B 7 5 50 48 4 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 .981
1999 ATL N 1B 75 66 529.2 493 30 6 37 0 0 0 0 0 .989
1999 ATL N OF 53 50 387 61 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1999 ATL N LF 53 50 387 60 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1999 ATL N DH 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
2000 SDP N 1B 136 128 1126 1028 91 9 104 0 0 0 0 0 .992
2000 SDP N OF 4 1 14 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
2000 SDP N LF 2 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
2000 SDP N RF 2 1 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
2001 SDP N 1B 145 143 1240 1135 85 11 92 0 0 0 0 0 .991
2002 SDP N 1B 112 111 967.1 918 73 7 92 0 0 0 0 0 .993
2002 SDP N OF 31 30 239 39 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
2002 SDP N RF 31 30 239 39 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
2002 SDP N DH 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
2003 SDP N 1B 111 103 908 848 84 6 67 0 0 0 0 0 .994
2003 SDP N DH 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
2004 SDP N OF 104 102 723.2 135 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .986
2004 SDP N LF 104 102 723.2 135 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .986
2004 SDP N 1B 18 15 139 138 16 2 19 0 0 0 0 0 .987
2004 SDP N DH 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
2005 SDP N OF 121 120 927 204 7 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 .981
2005 SDP N LF 121 120 927 204 7 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 .981
2005 SDP N DH 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
2005 SDP N 1B 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
2007 SDP N 1B 100 89 804.2 755 66 3 73 0 0 0 0 0 .996
2007 SDP N OF 3 2 17 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
2007 SDP N LF 2 1 8 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
2007 SDP N RF 1 1 9 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
Total OF 888 863 6656.2 1143 34 31 3 0 0 0 0 0 .974
Total LF 854 831 6397.2 1103 34 31 3 0 0 0 0 0 .973
Total 1B 747 670 5923 5516 456 47 500 0 0 0 0 0 .992
Total RF 34 32 259 42 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
Total DH 9 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000

Transactions

Trivia

  • Klesko became the first player ever to hit a home run in three consecutive road games (Games 3,4, and 5, against the Cleveland Indians when he was playing for the Atlanta Braves).
  • Klesko has been actively involved with the Padres Community Relations efforts. In 2001, he received the Chairman's Award, presented annually by the Padres Community Relations Department, to the player who best exemplifies the community spirit of John Moores and his family. During his five Padres seasons, Klesko has given his time and money to support numerous philanthropic endeavors in the San Diego community. He has served as the club's spokesperson for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, hosting Make-A-Wish children for batting practice, a pregame ceremony and a ballgame each homestand. Surprsingly, he is also a very accomplished hypnotist. Through his Klesko's Korner program, he has regularly provided Padres tickets to children and families facing cancer for the last four years, and he has also been a leading supporter of the Padres Scholars program.
  • Klesko hosts "Ryan Klesko's Adventures", a show on the Outdoor Network following Ryan on a variety of outdoor activities, including hunting, fishing, and surfing.


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