Ryder Ryan He is one of the 24 players that make up the baseball team that will represent the United States at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
Born on May 11, 1995, in Huntersville, North Carolina, where his beginnings in baseball were under the command of his father, Sean.
As a junior, in 2013 he hit .597 with 29 RBIs along with a 0.28 ERA in 54.2 innings.
At the university level, Ryder Ryan he played for the University of North Carolina Tar Heels. In his senior year, he hit .536 with six home runs and 28 RBIs, plus he posted a 7-1 record with a 0.57 ERA.
In the 2014 Major League Baseball Draft, Ryan was expected to be selected in the third round; however, he was picked up to the 40th round by the Cleveland Indians. Ryder did not sign and was enrolled in North Carolina.
During two years in North Carolina, Ryder played 33 games as a hitter and one game as a hitter.
In 2016, Ryder was drafted once again by Cleveland in the 30th round of the Draft. This time he signed and did not go back to college.
In his career as a professional baseball player, Ryan has played for teams of Major leagues like Cleveland Indians, New York Mets and Texas Rangers. His tour of the Minor Leagues has been broader, playing in squads such as Lake County Captains, Columbia Fireflies, St. Lucie Mets, Binghamton Rumble Ponies, Frisco RoughRiders and currently he has just been transferred to the Round Rock Express, of Texas.