There’s no question that Brendan Ryan had a difficult 2010. However, there’s also no question that he was one of the best major league short stops of 2009.
In 2009, Brendan Ryan earned the starting job at short stop for the St. Louis Cardinals. Ryan hit .292 with 3 home runs over his 129 games as he proved his worth. His +18 defensive RAR was the among the best major league short stops. He proved himself solid with the bat and among the top defensive short stops in the game.