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Woodward Travelers 18U
Finish Season 48-11

Oklahoma State Runner Up

South Plains Regional

 

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Standing at nearly 6'8 inches tall Ryan Minor was often laughed at during his Traveler Career because he seemed so out of place to be a shortstop.  After opposing teams saw his incredible defensive skills backed by his unmatched power at the plate they quickly changed their tune. 

Minor was the MVP of almost every tournament he played in over his final 2 years with the team including the Pueblo Tony Andenucio Tournament and the World Games in Gonsales, Louisiana. 

He is the Traveler Career leader in Home Runs with an incredible 58 bombs during his career.  Most of which were crushed out of sight looking more like drives off a golf tee box. 

Defensively he had a flare for the spectacular and the consistency to go along with it.  Ryan had 292 assists over his final 2 seasons from the Short Stop position.  

Minor had a knack and flair for the spectacular defensively making plays mostly reserved for the sleakest of athletic shortstops:  behind the back flips and double plays that would make fans stand in amazement.

Ryan Minor was drafted out of high school by the Baltimore Orioles later than many thought do to his desire to play basketball in college.  Many baseball people believed it was a mistake but Minor knew what he was doing.  He signed to play basketball for the Oklahoma Sooners and coach Billy Tubbs.  3 years later as a Junior he would be named Big 8 player of the year averaging 23.6 points per game and 8.4 rebounds.  He opted out of the draft that year and returned for his senior season. 

At the end of the day, Ryan Minor was a tenacious competitor that willed his teams to win.  He will go down as possibly the greatest overall Traveler to wear the uniform.

 

Luke1

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