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  Ryan McCally
Ryan McCally

Player Profile
Hometown:
Phoenix, AZ

High School:
Mountain Pointe HS

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 195

Position:
RHP

Experience:
4V

Bats/Throws:
R/R

  • Seasons at Stanford: 2000-03
  • Professional Organization: Tampa Bay Devil Rays
  • 23rd Round Draft Pick (2003)
  • Complete Final Career Stats


    Professional Baseball Career - Signed a professional baseball contract with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays' organization in the summer of 2003 after being selected in the 23rd round (668th pick overall) of the 2003 MLB First-Year Player Draft ... Pitched for a pair of teams during the summer of 2003, beginning his professional career with the Charleston River Dogs of the `Single A' South Atlantic League (0-0, 4.50 ERA, 4.0 IP, 5 SO) before spending most of the season with the Hudson Valley Renegades of the `Short Season A' New York-Penn League, going 1-2 with a 3.35 ERA and recording 31 strikeouts in 45.2 innings on the hill. Cardinal Career - Completed his career with a 14-7 all-time record and a 3.83 ERA to go with 13 saves that rank tied for sixth on Stanford's all-time list ... Finished his career with 136 strikeouts in 204.1 innings and 93 appearances (15 starts), spending the first three years of his career primarily as a reliever and making 68 of his 69 appearances out of the bullpen prior to his senior season ... Took part in five combined shutouts but never recorded a solo shutout ... Was tremendous during the postseason during his career with a 2-1 record and a 1.54 ERA in 41.0 innings, allowing just seven earned runs and 30 hits ... Was also 1-1 with a 2.20 ERA in seven career CWS appearances (two starts) and 26.1 innings ... Was a combined 7-0 versus California (4-0) and USC (3-0).

    As a Senior in 2003 - Posted a 7-3 record with a 4.44 ERA and two saves in 99.1 innings with 58 strikeouts ... His seven victories tied 10th in the Pac-10 ... Made 24 appearances with 14 starts, tossing two complete games and adding two saves ... Pitched extremely well in the postseason, giving up just five earned runs in 25.1 innings and three starts for a 1.78 ERA as he reclaimed a spot in the starting rotation that he had lost late in the regular season ... Stanford won seven straight times he started (2/16 - 4/5, three wins, four no-decisions) ... Pitched well in the first game of the CWS Championship Series versus Rice (6/21) but took the loss, tossing a career-high 9.1 innings while scattering eight hits and four runs (three earned) ... Came up with his second postseason victory of the season in a CWS elimination game versus South Carolina (6/17) by limiting the Gamecocks to one run and six hits in 7.0 innings of work in a 13-6 Cardinal win ... Made arguably the most impressive start of his career in the opener of the NCAA Regional, tossing a complete game and striking out a career-high 10 batters while scattering two runs and eight hits in a 9-2 victory over Illinois-Chicago (5/30) ... Earned the victory in Stanford's Pac-10 clinching 9-8 victory in 10 innings over UCLA (5/18), pitching 4.0 scoreless innings in relief while giving up just two hits and striking out six ... Pitched 1.0 scoreless innings versus Saint Mary's (5/13) ... Earned a victory at California (5/10), recording a pair of outs in the eighth inning before Stanford scored four times in the top of the ninth for a 6-4 victory ... Retired the only batter he faced on a strikeout in a 3-0 win at San Jose State (5/6) in relief as the last of six Cardinal pitchers to earn his second save of the season ... Gave up five runs and six hits versus Arizona (4/27) and didn't make another start the remainder of the regular season ... Had an impressive relief outing at Sacramento State (4/22), pitching 3.0 scoreless three-hit innings with three strikeouts ... Took the loss against Oregon State (4/18), allowing five runs and seven hits in the first 1.2 innings of an 8-7 Stanford loss ... Allowed four runs and nine hits in 4.1 innings in a 12-5 win at Washington State (4/5) for a no-decision ... Also picked up no-decisions in a 10-6 comeback victory over Washington (3/29), scattering a season-high 11 hits and giving up four runs in the first 6.0 innings and in a 9-8, 10-inning victory at Arizona State (3/23) despite leaving the game with an 8-3 lead in the bottom of the eighth after giving up nine hits and three runs over the first 7.0 plus innings ... Recorded a victory versus California (3/8), scattering three runs and seven hits with six strikeouts over the first 5.2 innings of a 9-4 Stanford win ... Picked up a victory versus USC (3/1), allowing five runs (three earned) and eight hits with seven strikeouts over the first 7.2 innings in a 10-6 Stanford win ... Received no-decision at Texas (2/22 - Game 2), allowing three runs and four hits over the first 4.1 innings of a game Stanford eventually won, 8-7 ... Tossed his first career complete game and earned his first career victory as a starter in a 7-2 win over Fresno State (2/16), taking a shutout into the ninth inning and retiring 17 straight batters at one point before finishing with a six-hitter and two runs allowed ... Had a no-decision versus Florida State (2/9) in a 10-8, 12-inning loss, scattering three runs and four hits over the first 4.1 innings ... Took the loss at Cal State Fullerton (2/2) in his first start of the season and second of his career, allowing eight runs (four earned) and seven hits with five strikeouts in 5.2 innings ... Made his first appearance of the season in relief at Santa Clara on opening day (1/25), holding the Broncos scoreless on one hit over the final 3.0 innings to earn a save ... Honorable mention Pac-10 All-Academic.

    As a Junior in 2002 - Led the team with 25 appearances and seven saves (#3 Pac-10), ranking tied for ninth on Stanford's all-time single season save list ... Posted a 4-3 record with a 3.53 ERA, striking out 39 batters and allowing only 40 hits in 51.0 innings ... Gave up just one earned run and three hits over 9.0 innings in three postseason appearances ... Pitched 2.2 innings of perfect baseball by retiring all eight hitters he faced in a 6-5 loss to national champion Texas (6/20) in a CWS bracket final ... Held Texas (6/17) to one run on two hits over 4.1 innings in the first of two CWS games between the teams ... Tossed 2.0 effective innings of middle relief, allowing just one hit and an unearned run against USC in the NCAA Super Regional clincher (6/8) ... Charged with the loss at Nevada (5/14) after allowing his first homer of the season and two runs in 2.0 innings ... Picked up back-to-back saves versus California (5/5 - 2.0 IP, 1 H, 2 BB) in an 8-5 victory and Arizona State (5/12 - 1.0 IP, 1 BB, 1 SO) in a 3-1 win ... Recorded a win against California (5/4) by striking out three without allowing a hit in 2.0 innings despite giving up a pair of earned runs ... Tossed a scoreless ninth inning at San Jose State (5/1) ... Pitched a perfect ninth inning versus Sacramento State (4/24) to earn a save in a 6-5 Stanford win ... Struggled versus Washington by taking both losses in the series (4/19, 4/21) ... Closed out a victory for John Hudgins by pitching the final 2.0 scoreless innings versus USC (4/14) ... Recorded a victory versus USC (4/12) despite giving up an unearned run, a hit and walking two in the 10th inning, allowing a 5-4 USC lead that Stanford erased with two runs in the bottom of the 10th for a 6-5 victory ... Pitched a season-high 8.0 innings (the longest relief performance by a Stanford pitcher in 2002) and struck out seven batters to pick up the victory in Stanford's 5-4 win in 18 innings at Arizona (4/5) ... Recorded his fourth save of the season in a 4-1 win over San Francisco (4/2) with 2.0 hitless innings ... Picked up his first win of the season at USC (3/23 - Game 2), shutting out the Trojans and striking out five over the final 3.1 innings in a wild 12-10, 11-inning Stanford win ... Put out the fire versus Cal Poly (3/1) by getting the final two outs in an 8-6 Stanford win in which the Mustangs scored four times in the top of the ninth ... Made his first career start at Santa Clara (2/23) after 47 straight relief appearances but allowed six runs, four hits and two walks in 1.1 innings to receive no decision in Santa Clara's 13-9 win ... Pitched 2.0 innings of scoreless one-hit work at Fresno State (2/15) ... Also tossed 3.0 innings of scoreless two-hit work at Florida State (2/8) to earn his second save ... Pitched 3.0 scoreless innings with five strikeouts and only one hit allowed versus Cal State Fullerton (2/1) on opening night, combining with Jeremy Guthrie for 14 strikeouts and no walks in a 7-4 Stanford victory.

    As a Sophomore in 2001 - Had an outstanding season working primarily in middle relief ... Posted a 2-1 record with a 2.62 ERA (third-lowest on the team) and three saves in 34.1 innings ... Second on the club with 26 appearances ... Had a tremendous postseason effort, giving up just one earned run in 5.1 innings of work for a 1.69 ERA and an opponents batting average of .188 ... Tied for the team lead with six postseason appearances ... Helped close out three Cardinal shutouts versus Washington (3/24 with Jeff Bruksch), UCLA (4/7 with Jeff Bruksch) and Marist (5/26 with Tim Cunningham) ... Picked up his third save of the season at San Francisco (5/9) by recording a game-ending double play on the first and only batter he faced ... Credited with a win against Santa Clara (5/1) ... Recorded the final out at Arizona State (3/30) to earn a save ... Picked up his first save of the season with 3.0 scoreless innings at Santa Clara (2/26) ... Earned victories versus Santa Clara (5/1) and at Cal State Fullerton (2/3) ... Pitched well with 2.1 hitless innings and a season-high four strikeouts versus Florida State (2/11) ... Suffered the first loss of his collegiate career at Fresno State (1/27) despite giving up only one run and one hit over a season-high 4.0 innings.

    As a Freshman in 2000 - Became an important part of the Cardinal bullpen late in the season, finishing with a 1-0 record and a 3.66 ERA in 19.2 innings of work and 18 appearances ... Struck out 17 batters, while walking only three ... Tossed a scoreless inning in Stanford's 19-9 CWS win over Louisiana-Lafayette (6/15) and recorded a single out versus Nebraska (6/2) in the first game of the NCAA Super Regional for 1.1 innings of scoreless postseason work ... Picked up his first collegiate win with 1.2 innings of hitless work versus California (4/30) in a dramatic 12-11 Stanford victory ... Saved his first collegiate game two appearances later at Oregon State (5/7), striking out three in 2.0 innings of hitless work ... Had five consecutive scoreless outings (4/25-5/10), giving up just three hits and striking out six in 6.0 innings.

    High School - A 1999 graduate of Mountain Pointe High School... An All-State player who completed all 11 of his starts as a senior, while also chipping in with four saves ... Selected All-City and All-Region each of his final two seasons ... A two-time Athlete of the Year for his school ... Also an accomplished prep swimmer who won the state title in the 100 backstroke in 1997 ... Graduated with a 3.90 GPA ... Coached in baseball by Roger LeBlanc.

    Amateur Summer Baseball - Had his third consecutive excellent season of summer baseball with the Anchorage Bucs of the Alaska Baseball League in 2002, posting a 4-2 record and a 2.25 ERA with 45 strikeouts and just eight walks in 56.0 innings ... Added a team-high four complete games and had one of the club's three shutouts in 2002 ... Compiled a 5-1 record with a 2.65 ERA in eight appearances (all starts) and two complete games, including an 11-inning outing, for the Bucs in 2001 ... Struck out 44 batters and gave up only 48 hits in 57.2 innings pitched in 2001 ... Earned a spot on the 2001 ABL All-Star team ... Traveled to the 2001 NBC World Series with the Mat-Su Miners and picked up a victory with 7.0 innings of one-hit, one-run baseball in his only start ... Also pitched for the Bucs in the summer of 2000, recording a 3-4 record and a 2.25 ERA in a team-high 52.0 innings ... Allowed only 35 hits and 13 earned runs, while striking out 46 with two of the staff's four complete games ... Played during the summers of 1998 and 1999 for the Garden of Gears Connie Mack squad.

    Personal - Graduated in June of 2003 with a Bachelor's degree in Human Biology ... Son of Ed and Pat McCally ... Father played professional baseball with the Cincinnati Reds' organization ... Favorite sports team is the Los Angeles Dodgers ... Hopes to meet his favorite athlete Orel Hershiser ... Spent time during the summer of 2002 working as a student volunteer in the Animal Care Center at the Phoenix Zoo ... Interested in becoming a veterinarian ... Believes in the old baseball superstition of never stepping on the white lines ... Earliest baseball memory is chasing after groundballs that he let get by him when he was three or four years old because "they are easier to pick up after they've stopped moving."

    Last Updated: 2/13/04


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