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Rays Reportedly Acquire Reds Catcher Ryan Hanigan

Posted By Steve Kinsella On December 3, 2013 @ 12:56 PM In Florida News,Insider - Rays,main feature,MLB | No Comments

Rays Reportedly Acquire Reds Catcher Ryan Hanigan [1]

On November 8th the Cincinnati Reds signed catcher Bryan Pena to a 2-year contract and immediately rumors of the Rays and Ryan Hanigan began. The talks seemed to quiet down after the team signed Jose Molina [2] and had Jose Lobaton [3] coming back.

But it appears that the Rays have in fact acquired Hanigan.

Reds_Hanigan_2013 [8]Hanigan is under team control for one more season and MLB Trade Rumors projects him to make $2.3M in 2o14 which certainly fits in with the Rays budget.

Last year Hanigan struggled with the bat hitting just .198 (44 for 222) but as Steve Adams of MLB Trade Rumors [9] points out provides a quick look at Hanigan’s season:



The main culprit in Hanigan’s poor season appears to have been a .216 batting average on balls in play. That number figures to trend back toward his career mark of .283, especially when considering that Hanigan’s batted-ball profile didn’t radically change in 2013. In fact, Hanigan’s 21.5 percent line-drive rate was actually a slight increase over his 2012 mark (21.2 percent) and is right in line with his career mark (21.9 percent).

Despite a poor showing in 2013 Hanigan has been a productive hitter  posting a career slash line of .262/.359/.343 and has thrown out 40% of the runners trying to steal against him.

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[2] Jose Molina: http://www.baseball-reference.com/player_search.cgi?results=molinjo01,molina002alb&utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.sportstalkflorida.com

[3] Jose Lobaton: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/l/lobatjo01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.sportstalkflorida.com

[4] #Reds: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Reds&src=hash

[5] #Rays: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Rays&src=hash

[6] @jonmorosi: https://twitter.com/jonmorosi

[7] December 3, 2013: https://twitter.com/Ken_Rosenthal/statuses/407925861221163008

[8] Image: http://www.sportstalkflorida.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Reds_Hanigan_2013.jpg

[9] Steve Adams of MLB Trade Rumors: http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2013/11/reds-likely-to-move-ryan-hanigan.html

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