Position
Infield
Height
5'9
Weight
181 lbs.
Class
Junior
Hometown
Covington, La.
B/T
L
High School
St. Paul's HS

2009 Second-Team All-SEC
2009 College World Series All-Tournament Team
2009 ABCA All-South Region Second Team
2009 LSWA Louisiana Hitter of the Year
SEC Player of the Week (Feb. 23, 2009)
2009 First-Team All-Louisiana
2009 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2008 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2008 NCAA Regional All-Tournament Team
2008 SEC All-Tournament Team
SEC Player of the Week (May 12, 2008)

MLB Draft:
5th Round in 2009 (Toronto Blue Jays)

Talented, hard-working player who enjoyed an excellent 2009, earning second-team All-SEC honors while being named Hitter of the Year in the state of Louisiana … signed with the Toronto Blue Jays in July 2009 after he was selected in the fifth round of the MLB Draft … received 2009 and 2008 SEC Academic Honor Roll recognition as a general studies major … completed his career ranked No. 7 on the all-time LSU triples list with seven and No. 10 in LSU annals with 38 home runs … rated the Baseball America No. 1 prospect for 2008 in the Valley League, a summer collegiate league in Virginia … named the MVP of the ’08 Valley League Championship Series — batted .392 during the summer with three doubles, 11 homers and 27 RBI in 27 games … one of the top hitters in the Central Illinois Collegiate League in the summer 2007, batting .265 (45-for-170) with 10 doubles, two triples, two homers, 26 RBI, 30 runs and six steals … participated in the ’07 CICL All-Star Game and was named the No. 7 prospect in the league by Baseball America magazine.

JUNIOR SEASON (2009)
Extremely versatile player who participated in all 73 of LSU’s games (72 starts) … started 39 games at second base, 24 in left field, seven at first base and two at DH … the Tigers’ second-leading hitter on the year, batting .336 (88-for-262) with 19 doubles, one triple, 22 homers, 70 RBI, 73 runs and 18 stolen bases … Schimpf’s 22 homers represented the 10th-highest single-season total in LSU history … named to the College World Series All-Tournament Team, batting .348 (8-for-23) with two doubles, three homers, seven RBI and eight runs … hit .395 (17-for-43) in LSU’s 11 NCAA Tournament games with six doubles, five homers, 14 RBI and 15 runs … 3-for-7 (.429) in NCAA Super Regional vs. Rice with one double, one homer, four RBI and four runs … 2-for-4 in Game 1 vs. Rice (June 5) with one double, one homer, three runs and four RBI … hit .462 (6-for-13) in 2009 NCAA Baton Rouge Regional with three doubles, one homer, three RBI and three runs … combined with Blake Dean to accomplish a rare feat in the Tigers’ 13-2 win over Tulane on April 29 — Dean and Schimpf launched back-to-back home runs twice in the same inning, highlighting a 10-run LSU uprising.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2008)
Played in 67 games (65 starts at second base), batting .320 (80-for-250) with 18 doubles, seven triples, 12 homers and 54 RBI … finished No. 1 in the SEC in triples with seven … batted a sizzling .419 (18-for-43) in LSU’s 13 postseason games with seven doubles, two triples, two homers, 15 RBI and 11 runs … LSU’s leading hitter in the NCAA Super Regional versus UC Irvine, batting .615 (8-for-13) with four doubles, one triple, two homers, six RBI and three runs … 4-for-5 with two homers, two doubles and a career-best five RBI in Super Regional championship game versus UC Irvine … named to NCAA Baton Rouge Regional all-tournament team, batting .375 (3-for-8), 1 2B, 3 RBI, 5 runs … voted to the SEC All-Tournament Team — batted .333 (4-for-12) with two 2B, one 3B, six RBI … named SEC Player of the Week May 12, as he batted.545 (6-for-11) in the Miss. State series with one double, three homers, seven RBI and seven runs scored … launched a grand slam to highlight a six-run fourth inning in win at Southern Miss (April 9) … Schimpf, serving as the Tigers’ lead-off hitter, opened the bottom of the first inning with a home run in consecutive games against Stetson (March 8 and 9).

FRESHMAN SEASON (2007)
Played in 42 games (31 starts), starting 23 games in left field and eight games at DH … batted .262 (28-for-107) with two doubles, two triples, four homers, 11 RBI and 16 runs … drew game-winning, bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the ninth inning of LSU’s 4-3 victory over Ole Miss (April 13) … 2-for-5 with a homer and three RBI at Tulane (April 3) … 3-for-4 at South Carolina (March 18) with one homer and one RBI.

HIGH SCHOOL
Earned three letters as a second baseman at St. Paul’s High School … enjoyed a fantastic senior in 2006, earning Class 5A all-state honors and batting .419 with 12 homers, 37 RBI and a 1.041 slugging percentage . . . named the MVP of the Greater New Orleans area, of St. Tammany Parish and of District 4-5A . . . also a 2006 first-team all-district, all-parish and all-Metro selection . . . invited to play in the LHSAA All-Star Game in Alexandria, La. . . . 2005 first-team all-district and all-parish selection … as a junior, batted .392 with nine homers and 43 RBI en route to first-team 5A all-state honors … member of a squad that won the 2004 district 5-5A championship … led the Wolves to a 5A quarterfinal appearance in 2005 after hitting .379 … coached by Mick Nunez … honor roll student in the classroom.

PERSONAL
Full name is Ryan Michael Schimpf … parents are Craig and Pam Schimpf … has one older brother, Kevin and one younger brother, Kyle … chose to attend LSU because he has been a lifelong Tiger fan and his father attended LSU … majoring in general studies at LSU … born April 11, 1988 in New Orleans, La.

Schmipf’s LSU Career Highs
At-Bats:  7 vs. New Orleans (5/13/08)
Hits:  4 six times; last at Mississippi State (5/16/09)
Runs Scored: 4 vs. Mississippi State (5/10/08)
Doubles: 2 three times; last vs. Minnesota (5/31/09)
Triples:  1 several times; last at Arkansas (5/2/09)
Home Runs: 2 three; last vs. Tulane (4/29/09) 
RBI: 5 vs. UC Irvine (6/9/08)
Stolen Bases: 2 twice; last vs. Villanova (2/22/09)

 

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