Ryan Lilly

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Ryan Edward Lilly

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 0", Weight 195 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Ryan Lilly played in the US and Germany.

Lilly was All-State in baseball and football (running back) in high school. [1] He hit .322 in junior college and .240 as a junior. [2] He improved to .279/.370/.328 as a senior. [3]

The Chicago Cubs signed him as an undrafted free agent. He had a solid year for them, split between the AZL Cubs (.245/.362/.306 in 15 G) and Peoria Chiefs (.319/.372/.500 in 22 G) for a combined 789 OPS and .289 average. He fielded .925 at third and .978 at the other three infield slots. He hurt his shoulder and the Cubs let him go.

In 2008, he came to Germany as a player-coach for the Heidenheim Heideköpfe. He fielded .940 at short and hit .411/.535/.705 with 46 runs and 25 RBI in 28 games, while stealing 22 bases in 24 tries. He was all over the southern Bundesliga-1 leaderboards: 3rd in average (behind Klaus Hopfensperger and Simon Gühring), tied for 2nd in homers (5, one behind Hopfensperger), 4th in RBI (between Robert Gruber and Christopher Howard), 2nd in hits (46, 8 behind Gühring), 2nd in doubles (14, 2 behind Gühring), tied for 3rd in triples (2), 1st in runs (11 ahead of Gühring), 2nd in walks (22, one behind Christian Teusch), 1st in slugging (.055 ahead of Hopfensperger), 2nd in OBP (.015 behind Hopfensperger), 1st in OPS (41 ahead of Hopfensperger), 1sr in steals (4 ahead of Philipp Howard), 1st in assists (110) and 2nd in fielding at SS (behind Edward Martinez). [4] He did not get the MVP, which went to pitcher Philipp Hoffschild.

He again fielded .940 for Heidenheim in 2009, producing at a .368/.453/.586 clip with 24 runs and 29 RBI in 22 games. He was 8th in average (between Jens Heymer and Martinez), tied Mike Larson and Marvin Appiah for the home run lead (5), was 2nd in RBI (3 behind Appiah), 9th in hits (32), 5th in runs, tied Chris Falls and Peter Dankerl for 3rd in times hit-by-pitch (9), 4th in slugging (between Appiah and Heymer), 5th in OBP, 4th in swipes, tied for 3rd in assists and 3rd in fielding at short. [5] In the postseason, he batted .429/.541/.571 with 15 runs and 10 RBI in 12 games as the team took the title. [6]

Ryan came back to join Heidenheim for the last part of the 2010 European Cup, going 1 for 8 with a walk and a run as they finished second. [7]