- Full name Ryan Patrick Finan
- Born 01/05/1982 in Topeka, KS
- Profile Ht.: 6'5" / Wt.: 220 / Bats: L / Throws: R
- School Lamar
- Drafted in the 21st round (619th overall) by the Baltimore Orioles in 2004.
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Finan was an unheralded draft pick who showed Orioles officials something with the bat and his approach to the game in his professional debut. He was all-academic and third team all-Southland Conference player at Lamar in 2004, when he batted .289-8-43 and drew 52 walks, then was the all-star first baseman in the Rookie-level Appalachian League in spite of missing a good portion of the season with an infection in his knee. Finan showed the same plate discipline at Bluefield that he did in college, and he showed a smooth swing with power potential as well. He also proved to be good defender at first base. Finan's baseball IQ made the biggest impression on the organization, however. Officials noted several times when he, rather than a coach or the catcher, would go to the mound to settle pitchers down in tight situations. He will have to prove himself at higher levels after succeeding as a 22-year-old in Rookie ball, and he could jump to high Class A to get his chance.