2008 (Jr.): Appeared in 20 games, with 10 starts, as a backup to Jeff Vickers ... Hit .140 with two home runs and seven RBI, and a .326 slugging pct. ... Hit his first career HR in his first ever game (3-run blast in his third AB), as the starting DH against Sam Houston State (2/23) ... Hit his second HR at home - a 2-run shot - against UTPA (3/25) ... Scored a season-high two runs against Arkansas State (2/29) and McNeese State (3/4).
Junior College: Played for Joe Wharton at Richland College in Dallas ... Hit .387 with seven home runs, 15 doubles, two triples and 52 RBI as a sophomore ... Was named All-Region and All-Metro Athletic Conference as a designated hitter ... Led the Thunderducks to the regional final in 2006 and 2007.
High School: Played at Ryan HS in Denton, Texas ... Earned First Team All-District as a junior and senior ... All-State selection in 2004 ... Drafted out of HS by the Baltimore Orioles in the 49th round of the 2005 MLB First Year Player Draft.
Personal: Ryan R. Saldivar was born 11/2/86 in Dallas, Texas ... Son of Rene and Gloria Saldivar ... General Studies major.