Ryan Joseph “Scooter” Gennett is a professional baseball player from the United States of America. Since 2019, he has been a free agent and has not played in Major League Baseball since August 2019. MLB teams he previously played for include the Milwaukee Brewers, Cincinnati Reds, and his last team was the San Francisco Giants.
He is noted for being the 17th player in the history of the MLB to have hit four home runs in one game. In 2018, he was named an MLB All-Star.
Athlete Bio and Personal Life
Gennett was born on May 1, 1990, in Cincinnati, Ohio. His full name is Ryan Joseph Gennett. He stands 5 feet 10 inches or 178 cm tall and his listed weight is 185 lb. He bats with his left and throws with his right arm. Scooter plays the second baseman and he is also nicknamed, “Ryan”. The name “Scooter” is in reference to the character from the Muppets.
He currently resides in Parrish, Florida with his wife. In 2017, he was a nominee for the Robert Clemente Award.
Scooter attended Sarasota High School. He was drafted into the MLB by the Milwaukee Brewers. This was during the 2009 MLB Baseball Draft. Gennett was chosen by the Brewers in the 16th round.
After his draft, Gennett spent time playing in the Minors. One of the teams he played for included the Nashville Sounds.
In 2012, Gennett was called up to play for the Brewers in the All-Star Futures Game. His MLB debut was in a game against the Oakland Athletics. His first career grand slam came in 2014 in a game against the Washington Nationals.
In 2015, he spent some time on the disabled list and was later sent to play for the Colorado Springs Sky Sox. By the end of 2016, he was recalled back to play in the majors.
In 2017, he was claimed by the Cincinnati Reds. He would play for them from 2017 to 2019. He had a great two seasons with the Reds and in 2018, he was even named to the MLB All-Star game.
This also led him to be re-signed by the Reds. However, after sustaining a groin injury and being placed on the disabled list, Gennett was traded to the San Francisco Giants.
A month after joining the Giants, he was released. He remains a free agent today and he has not signed with any new teams.
Career Highlights and Awards
2018 - All-Star
Batting Average: 0.286
Home Runs: 87
Runs Batted: 360