• Full name Ryan Francis Garko
  • Born 01/02/1981 in Pittsburgh, PA
  • Profile Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 225 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Stanford
  • Debut 09/18/2005
  • Drafted in the 3rd round (78th overall) by the Cleveland Guardians in 2003 (signed for $270,000).
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    C Ryan Garko has been a solid college hitter for four years at Stanford and enjoyed his best season as a senior, hitting .380 with team-leading home run and RBI totals. He's always hit for average and power, but defense has been an issue and the main reason he's never been drafted. Garko lost 15 pounds before this year, however, and it has resulted in better quickness and more energy. He's thrown out more runners could be an eighth- to 10th-round pick.

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  • Rated Best Hitter for Average in the Cleveland Guardians in 2006

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