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Born: March 25, 1988|
Plattsburg, New York
Ryan Scott Doolittle (born March 25, 1988) is a professional baseball player who is a free agent.
Prior to playing professionally, he attended Seneca High School in Tabernacle, New Jersey before going to University of North Carolina at Wilmington, with whom he went 0-2 with a 7.32 ERA in 2007. He transferred to Cumberland County College for 2008 and went 4-2 with 59 strikeouts and a 0.67 ERA in 40 innings pitched. The Athletics drafted him in the 26th round of the 2008 Major League Baseball Draft. He was signed by scout Marc Sauer. He began his professional career that season with the AZL Athletics, appearing in 14 games (seven starts) and going 2-3 with a 4.44 ERA. He strained his UCL and missed the 2009 season. In 2010, he pitched for the Vancouver Canadians and Kane County Cougars, going a combined 2-0 with a 2.45 ERA in 24 relief appearances. He won a Northwest League Pitcher of the Week honor in July. In 40.1 innings, he walked 2 batters and had 37 strikeouts. With the AZL Athletics and Stockton Ports in 2011, Doolittle was 3-2 with a 4.32 ERA in 9 games (3 starts), walking 3 batters and striking out 31 in 25 innings. He earned a California League Pitcher of the Week honor in April. He was 1-3 with 42 strikeouts, 3 walks and a 1.32 ERA in 23 relief appearances (34 innings) for the Burlington Bees and Stockton Ports in 2012. He had Tommy John surgery toward the end of the season. In 2013, he was 1-2 with a 2.12 ERA in 6 games (5 starts) for the AZL Athletics and Stockton Ports. In 17 innings, he allowed 2 walks and struck out 10 batters. Through his first 163 innings of work, he walked only 20 batters. During spring training in 2014, he made one appearance for the Athletics major league squad. He split the 2014 regular season between the Stockton Ports (6 G, 1.80 ERA) and Midland RockHounds (30 G, 3.23 ERA) and went a combined 5-4 with a 2.98 ERA in 36 games. In 57 1/3 innings, he struck out 60 batters and walked 21. Following the campaign, the Athletics assigned him to the Mesa Solar Sox of the Arizona Fall League.
His brother is major league relief pitcher Sean Doolittle.
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- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference (Minors)