Ryan Dempster #46 - P


  • Age: 37
  • DOB: 1977/05/03
  • POB: Sechelt, B.C., Canada
  • Height: 6-2 Weight: 215lbs
  • Bats/Throws: R/R
  • MLB Seasons: 16
  • Drafted by Texas in 1995 (3rd round).
  • Current Status: Neck injury, restricted list, restricted list

Scouting Report

AssetsHis slider can devastate both righties and lefties. Adds a sinking fastball, some deception and a bulldog mentality when on the mound. Can rack up good strikeout totals when on his game. Adds some leadership qualities.
FlawsSometimes his abundant energy gets in the way; he'll find himself too pumped up early on and get knocked around. Has problems with his command and gets in homer trouble when he leaves his fastball up in the zone.
Career potentialVeteran right-hander in decline.

Honours and Awards

2008Named to the All-Star Game
2000Named to the All-Star Game

Transactions / Injuries / Suspensions

2014/02/22Placed on the restricted list by the Boston Red Sox.
2013/08/30Missed 8 games (suspended by mlb).
2013/08/20Suspended by the MLB for 5 games.
2012/12/13Signed as a free agent by the Boston Red Sox to a two-year contract.
2012/10/29Filed for free agency.
2012/10/05Not on the Texas Rangers Wild Card playoff game roster.
2012/08/20Missed 3 games (restricted list).
2012/08/17Placed on the restricted list by the Texas Rangers.
2012/07/31Acquired from the Chicago Cubs.
2012/07/08Missed 20 games (strained right lat muscle).
2012/06/18Strained right lat muscle, 15-day DL (retroactive to June 16th, 2012).
2012/05/03Missed 13 games (quadriceps).
2012/04/21Quadriceps, 15-day DL (retroactive to April 18th, 2012).
2012/04/20Quadriceps, day-to-day.
2011/10/29Chicago Cubs exercised their contract option for next season.
2011/07/09Missed 5 games (back injury).
2011/07/04Back injury, day-to-day.
2011/06/13Missed 3 games (right hip injury).
2011/06/10Right hip injury, day-to-day.
2009/07/28Missed 17 games (toe injury).
2009/07/07Toe injury, early September.
2008/11/18Signed by the Chicago Cubs to a four-year contract extension.
2008/10/30Filed for free agency.
2007/07/20Missed 22 games (strained oblique muscle).
2007/06/26Strained oblique muscle, 15-day DL.
2007/06/23Strained oblique muscle, day-to-day.
2005/10/01Signed by the Chicago Cubs to a three-year contract extension.
2004/10/29Chicago Cubs exercised their contract option for next season.
2004/08/01Missed 104 games (elbow surgery).
2004/03/30Elbow surgery, 60-day DL (retroactive to March 26th, 2004).
2004/03/26Elbow surgery, sidelined indefinitely.
2004/01/21Signed as a free agent by the Chicago Cubs to a one-year contract.
2003/11/04Released by the Cincinnati Reds.
2003/09/29Missed 57 games (right elbow inflammation).
2003/07/31Right elbow inflammation, 15-day DL.
2003/06/07Missed 13 games (pinched nerve in neck).
2003/05/23Pinched nerve in neck, 15-day DL.
2003/05/10Missed 3 games (back injury).
2003/05/07Back injury, day-to-day.
2002/07/11Acquired from the Florida Marlins.
2002/01/18Re-signed by the Florida Marlins to a one-year contract.


2012/12/13Signed as a free agent by the Boston Red Sox.
2012/07/31Chicago Cubs traded Ryan Dempster to the Texas Rangers for Christian Villanueva and Kyle Hendricks.
2004/01/21Signed as a free agent by the Chicago Cubs.
2002/07/11Florida Marlins traded Ryan Dempster to the Cincinnati Reds for Juan Encarnacion, Wilton Guerrero and Ryan Snare.
1996/08/08Florida Marlins traded John Burkett to Texas Rangers for Ryan Dempster and player to be named later (Rick Helling).
1995/06/01Drafted by the Texas Rangers in the 3rd round in 1995.

Career Stats

2012Chicago CubsNL161655000104.0812826927831.042.25
2012Total ChN/TexMLB2828128000173.0155716519521531.203.38
2011Chicago CubsNL34341014000202.121111110823821911.454.80
2010Chicago CubsNL34341512010215.11981109225862081.323.85
2009Chicago CubsNL3131119011200.0196948122651721.303.65
2008Chicago CubsNL3333176010206.2174756814761871.212.96
2007Chicago CubsNL66027280066.2593635830551.334.73
2006Chicago CubsNL74019240075.0774740536671.514.80
2005Chicago CubsNL63653330092.0833532449891.433.13
2004Chicago CubsNL2301120020.21699113181.403.92
2002Total Fla/CinNL33331013040209.022812712528931531.545.38
1997Brevard CountyA2826109021165.11901009019461311.434.90
1996Kane CountyA442101126.118108018161.372.73
1995Hudson ValleyA11100005.27220161.413.18
1995GCL RangersR863101034.134219117371.492.36


GP - games played
GS - games started
W - wins
L - losses
SV - saves
CG - complete games
SHO - shutouts
IP - innings pitched
H - hits
R - runs
ER - earned runs
HR - homeruns
BB - walks or base on balls
K - strikouts
WHIP - walks and hits per inning pitched
ERA - earned runs avverage

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