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Ryan Andrew Ludwick
Originally selected by Oakland in the 2nd round of the June 1999 draft.....Played collegiately at UNLV, where he was named to the Baseball America all-Freshman team in 1997 after batting .354 with 16 home runs and 68 RBIs...All-WAC in 1999, hitting .381 with 13 home runs and 69 RBIs...Had a .363 career average in three seasons at UNLV. 

Current Stats on MLB.Com

Stats Career
Position: Outfield
Height: 6-3
Weight: 203
Bats: R
Throws: L
Born:
07/13/1978
Birthplace:
Satellite Beach, FL
Major League Debut: 06/05/2002

Career: Considered the Rangers’ No. 7 minor league prospect by Baseball America…Brother, Eric, also pitched in the majors…Was a California League all-star in 2000 with Modesto and Texas League all-star with Midland in 2001…Played collegiately at Nevada-Las Vegas where he was an all-Western Athletic Conference selection in 1999 after batting .381 with 13 home runs and 69 RBI’s for the Rebels.

Cleveland Indians

2003 Highlights:

Texas Rangers
Acquired: In trade from Oakland along with Jason Jones, Gerald Laird and Mario Ramos for Carlos Pena and Mike Venafro on Jan. 14, 2002.

July 3:  Ludwick thankful to be in big leagues - full article
July 2:  Outfielder Ryan Ludwick has been recalled from Oklahoma to take Everett's spot on the 25-man roster.  Ludwick, 24, has been the RedHawks most consistent hitter all season, leading the team in all three major offensive categories – hitting (.306), home runs (16) and RBI’s (60). He has played in 75 of 80 games this season and has become a regular in right field after starting the season as a designated hitter.
June 26:
  Oklahoma RedHawks outfielder Ryan Ludwick was one of 28 players selected to the Pacific Coast League’s Triple-A All-Star team. Click here to read full article
June 24:  Ryan Ludwick moved into second place in the PCL Home Run race with his 16th homer of the season Tuesday against Iowa.

2002 Highlights: Started 21 games for the Rangers in centerfield…Hit .235 with one home run and nine RBI’s for the big league club during the month of June.

Oakland Athletic's

2001 Highlights:
· Opened the season at Double-A Midland in Oakland’s organization and played 119 games with the RockHounds, batting .269 with 25 home runs and 96 RBIs.
· Named to the Texas League post-season All-Star team.
· Promoted to Triple-A
Sacramento in mid-August.
· Finished the season with
Sacramento, hitting .228 (13-for-57) in 17 games, adding 1 home run and 7 RBIs.
· Combined for 103 RBIs between
Midland and Sacramento, tying for seventh in all of minor league baseball in that department.

2000 Highlights: Spent the season with Class A Modesto of the California League, earning a place on the league’s post-season All-Star team...Ranked second in the league in home runs (29), third in total bases (249), and fourth in both RBI (102) and extra base hits (48).