Ryan Patrick Garton
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 11", Weight 195 lb.
- School Florida Atlantic University
- High School J.W. Mitchell High School
- Debut May 26, 2016
Relief pitcher Ryan Garton began his professional career in 2012 after going 21-10 in a four-year college career. He was taken by the Tampa Bay Rays in the 34th round of the 2012 amateur draft. In 2016, he became the first player from that round to make the major leagues.
He was 4-0 with a 2.00 ERA and a 10.3 strikeouts per nine innings ratio in 27 innings for the Hudson Valley Renegades his first year. In 2013, he was 4-3 with a 2.44 mark in 40 appearances for the Bowling Green Hot Rods and in 2014, he was 6-2 with a 3.09 ERA in 40 games for the Charlotte Stone Crabs. With the Montgomery Biscuits in 2015, Garton was 6-1 with a 2.95 ERA and a 10.3 K/9 IP ratio in 41 games. After going 1-0 with a 2.38 ERA in 14 games in his first taste of Triple A, with the Durham Bulls, the Rays promoted him to the major leagues.
He made his debut on May 26, 2016. Pitching in relief of starter Drew Smyly against the Miami Marlins, Garton allowed six hits and three earned runs in two innings of work. He did not allow a run in his next two appearances, however, and collected his first strikeout in his third game (Cheslor Cuthbert of the Kansas City Royals).