Ryan Randal Ortiz was originally signed by A's scout Jim Coffman...graduated from St. Augustine High
School (San Diego, CA)...attended Oregon State University...was a two-time All Pac-10 selection...
had a .348 batting average in 115 career games with the Beavers.2011Began the season on the disabled list recovering from labrum surgery on his right shoulder...was
reinstated May 22 and batted .340 in 28 games with Single-A Stockton...was transferred to Double-A
Midland June 30 and hit .237 in 47 games with the Rockhounds...combined for a .277 batting average,
six home runs and 35 RBI in 75 games overall...had career-highs in games, at bats (249), runs (36), hits
(69), walks (42), hit by pitches (9), on-base percentage (.396), stolen bases (4) and strikeouts (62) and
matched his highs in batting and RBI...hit .307 (23-for-75) against left-handed pitching compared to
.264 (46-for-174) against right-handers...had a .366 average with runners in scoring position...batted
.230 with the bases empty, .336 with runners on base...hit .308 with three of his six home runs from
the seventh inning on...appeared in 68 games at catcher...tossed out 15 of 71 (21.1%) attempted base
stealers...also batted .200 in seven games at designated hitter...hit exclusively in the fourth through
sixth spots in the order with Stockton and the seven through nine spots with Midland...played for
Phoenix in the Arizona Fall League following the season and hit .310 with two home runs and 12 RBI
in 15 games...added 13 walks for a .448 on-base percentage...had two home runs and five RBI Nov.
16 against Salt River.
STOCKTON: Hit .462 with runners in scoring position with Stockton....batted .262 over his first 13
games with the Ports through June 6...then went 22-for-55 (.400) with three home runs and 16 RBI over
his final 15 contests...had four three-hit games for the season, all with Stockton (May 27 at Visalia,
June 2 against Bakersfield, June 14 against High Desert and June 26 at San Jose)...went 3-for-5 with a
double, home run and a season-high four RBI June 26 at San Jose...drove in a run and hit safely in each
of his final six games with Stockton (11-for-24, .440, 11 RBI).
MIDLAND: Hit safely in each of his first three games with Midland for a season-best nine-game
hitting streak overall...went 16-for-35 (.457) with three doubles, three home runs and 14 RBI during
the streak...reached base safely via hit or walk in each of his first 18 games from July 1 to 27...hit .333
(19-for-57) with 10 walks and a .466 on-base percentage over that span...had a 24-game reaching base
streak overall...then went 17-for-95 (.179) over his final 29 games...hit his sixth and final home run of
the season July 10 at Springfield...finished the year with a 40-game homerless streak...went 4-for-33
(.121) over an 11-game span from Aug. 13 to 28.2010Spent the entire season with Single-A Stockton but appeared in just 54 games before going on
the disabled list Aug. 4 with a right shoulder strain...missed the remainder of the season...batted .277
with eight home runs and 35 RBI in 58 games with the Ports...established career-highs in average,
home runs, RBI and slugging percentage (.479) and matched his highs in doubles (12) and triples (1)...added 36 walks for a .394 on-base percentage...hit .319 against left-handed pitching compared to .262
against right-handers...batted .339 with runners in scoring position...had a .211 batting average in April
but then hit .324 in May and .343 in June before slipping to .204 in July...hit four of his eight home
runs in 19 games in June...batted .319 with five of his home runs and 17 of his 35 RBI in the seventh
inning or later...hit .341 with a .453 on-base percentage when leading off an inning...appeared in 54
games at catcher...tossed out 30 of 94 (31.9%) attempted base stealers...led California League catchers
with eight errors...also appeared in three games at first base and went 1-for-4 (.250) in one game at
designated hitter...hit in each of the bottom five spots in the order, including 22 games in both the eight
and nine spots...homered in back-to-back games May 12 against Modesto and May 15 at High Desert,
the first of three times in which he homered in two straight contests...had a season-high tying six-game
hitting streak from June 3 to 10, during which he went 11-for-20 (.550) with seven runs, four doubles,
two home runs and four RBI...drew a season-high four walks July 1 at Visalia.2009Made his professional debut with Vancouver of the Short-Season Single-A Northwest League...
hit .258 with one home run and 24 RBI in 48 games...established a career-high with 12 doubles...
walked 26 times and was hit by a pitch six times for a .388 on-base percentage...led the Canadians in
slugging percentage (.430) and tied for the team-lead in home runs...hit .306 against left-handed pitching
but slugged all four of his home runs against right-handers...batted .197 over his first 22 games,
.313 over his final 26 contests...led NWL catchers in games (44), total chances (367), putouts (337)
and passed balls (13)...tossed out 17 of 48 (35.4%) attempted base stealers, which was the second best
percentage in the league...saw his most action batting fifth (12 games) and sixth (12)...doubled June
26 at Tri-Cities for his first professional hit...hit two home runs July 16 at Everett, the first two home
runs of his career.