Latest Update Yankees activate Brendan Ryan from the disabled list Tue May, 06, 01:56 PM
Has the arm to play all over the infield and is excellent defensively (especially as a shortstop). Runs well. Has shown the ability to get hot with the bat from time to time.
Flaws: : Has very little power with the bat and is not patient at the dish for a singles and doubles hitter. Lacks consistency in general as a hitter and is well below average.
Ryan has looked good during his seven rehab games batting a clean .320/.433/.320 and according to all reports he's had no back pain. Since Derek Jeter has had a lack luster season at the plate and in the field this season, I'd expect Ryan to see a decent amount of playing time at shortstop.Analyst: Drew Phelps
Once he comes back off the DL, he will spell Derek Jeter at SS. How much he plays will depend on both Jeter's stamina and Ryan's production. As an infielder more known for his glove than his bat, don't get your hopes up too high about him as a middle infielder.Analyst: Ivar G. Anderson
Ryan would fill in as a utility infielder, but how much work he would actually see is not yet known. Considering he has no stick and no speed, we'd have to think he would get work as a defensive replacement, but that's about it. He has no fantasy value.Analyst: Howard Bender
Fifty at-bats probably puts Ryan in rehab for another two weeks, but again, where the Yankees are going to use him is a totally different story. With Kelly Johnson manning third, Brian Roberts at second and Yangervis Solarte as the utility infielder, there just doesn't seem to be room for Ryan or his non-existent bat.Analyst: Howard Bender