Ryan Thurston
#14

Position: P
Height: 6' 2"   Weight: 190 lbs
Pro Experience: Chicago Dogs (2019)
Bats: L
Throws: L

Biography:
 
2019
Claimed by Gary off waivers from the Chicago Dogs on Sunday, May 26
Started the year on the 7-Day Disabled List with the Dogs
Went 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA with Chicago (3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, K, BB)
 
2018
Signed his first professional baseball contract with the Toronto Blue Jays as an undrafted free agent on June 7
Went 1-2 with a 0.87 ERA in 13 games (31 IP, 7 R, 3 ER, 15 H, 8 BB, 37 K)  between the Gulf Coast League Blue Jays (Rookie Affiliate) and the Bluefield Blue Jays (Rookie Affiliate) of the Appalachian League.
 
Personal
Over five seasons at Western Kentucky University, Thurston currently ranks second in program history with 299 strikeouts, third with 52 starts and fifth with 306.2 innings pitched
As a redshirt-senior in 2018, Thurston went 4-6 with a 4.24 ERA and a career-high 80.2 innings pitched in 15 games (14 starts).
Thurston attended Madison High School and was a three-time All-Conference selection and named to the All-State Honorable Mention Team as a senior in baseball.
 
 

Catchers

# Name POS
11 Jackson Smith C
86 Rey Pastrana C

Infielders

# Name POS
2 Marcus Mooney IF
7 Tom McCarthy IF
18 Will Savage IF
31 Hayden Schilling IF
34 Alex Crosby IF
77 Jay Prather IF
79 Jose Mercado IF

Outfielders

# Name POS
4 Daniel Gardner OF
25 Ray Jones OF

Pitchers

# Name POS
14 Ryan Thurston P
30 David Griffin P
37 Trevor Lubking P
39 Justin Sinibaldi P
41 Nile Ball P
48 Jack Alkire P
51 Seth Hougesen P
55 Nick Floyd P
78 Kevin Escorcia P
99 Sandy Lugo P

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