Ryan McBroom

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Ryan McBroom
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McBroom with the Omaha Storm Chasers in 2021
Kansas City Royals – No. 9
First baseman / Outfielder
Born: (1992-04-09) April 9, 1992 (age 29)
Fredericksburg, Virginia
Bats: RightThrows: Left
MLB debut
September 3, 2019, for the Kansas City Royals
MLB statistics
(through April 4, 2021)
Batting average .268
Home runs 6
Runs batted in 16
Teams

Ryan P. McBroom (born April 9, 1992) is an American first baseman for the Kansas City Royals of Major League Baseball (MLB).

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Career

He attended Holy Cross Academy in Fredericksburg, Virginia during his formative years of elementary and middle school. He attended Courtland High School in Spotsylvania County, Virginia, [1] and later West Virginia University. [2]

The Kansas City Royals selected McBroom in the 36th round of the 2013 Major League Baseball draft, but he did not sign and returned to finish college. [3]

Toronto Blue Jays

He was then drafted in the 15th round of the 2014 Major League Baseball draft by the Toronto Blue Jays, and was assigned to the Vancouver Canadians of the Northwest League. In 70 games, McBroom batted .297 with 11 home runs and 59 RBI. [2] His 11 home runs tied for the league lead. [4] McBroom began the 2015 season with the Lansing Lugnuts. On June 5, he was named a Midwest League midseason All-Star. At that time, McBroom was batting .307 with 16 doubles. [5] On August 24, McBroom was named the 2015 Midwest League MVP, becoming the third Blue Jays prospect to win the award after Kevin Pillar and Brian Dopirak. [6] McBroom played in 127 games in 2015 for Lansing, and batted .315 with 12 home runs and 90 RBIs. [2] He was assigned to the Advanced-A Dunedin Blue Jays to open the 2016 minor league season. [7] McBroom played in 119 games for Dunedin in 2016, as well as nine games with the Double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats. He would bat a combined .266 with 22 home runs and 85 RBIs. [2] After the 2016 season, the Blue Jays assigned McBroom to the Mesa Solar Sox of the Arizona Fall League. [8] He appeared in seven games for the Sox before being removed from the roster due to injury. [9] He began 2017 with New Hampshire Fisher Cats.

New York Yankees

On July 23, 2017, McBroom was traded to the New York Yankees for Rob Refsnyder. [10] The Yankees assigned him to the Trenton Thunder, where he spent the remainder of the 2017 season. In 134 total games between the two teams, he batted a combined .247 with 16 home runs and 70 RBIs. [11] He split the 2018 season between Trenton and the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders, hitting a combined .302/.348/.458/.806 with 15 home runs and 60 RBI. He returned to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in 2019. [12]

Kansas City Royals

On August 31, 2019, McBroom was traded to the Kansas City Royals in exchange for international bonus pool allotments and cash considerations or a PTBNL. [13]

On September 3, 2019, the Royals selected McBroom's contract and promoted him to the major leagues. [14] He made his debut that night versus the Detroit Tigers, recording his first major league hit off Daniel Norris. [15] He hit .293 in 23 games for the Royals.

McBroom hit his first career home run on July 31, 2020. [16] In total McBroom hit .247 with 6 home runs in 2020.

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