Rick Ankiel

New York Mets #16 - Center Field

  • Born: 07/19/79
  • Age: 35
  • Height: 6-2
  • Weight: 225

Prospect Retrospective: Scott Kazmir, LHP, A's


Scott Kazmir was once one of the top pitching prospects in baseball. He's had an up-down-back-up career, but ranks well compared to pitchers that he was similar to back in 2006.

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Royals Rumblings - News for June 2, 2014


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Rick Ankiel & Fleeting Prospect Promise


Ankiel the pitcher shows how fleeting the promise shown by prospects can be. Ankiel outfielder shows what perseverance can bring.


Rick Ankiel to retire from baseball

After a remarkable career, Rick Ankiel has decided to retire from baseball and will seek a front office gig with the Cardinals.

Mellinger on the Royals "Gamble"


The Star's Sam Mellinger clarifies the Royals financial situation, yet still calls on the Glass family to do more.

Rick Ankiel's singular career

I'm wondering if you have the same reaction to this that I did: 6 years ago today Rick Ankiel returned to the Majors, transitioning from pitcher to outfielder http://t.co/VCdbRixDyQ p...

Mets promote Nieuwenhuis, DFA Ankiel


The Ankiel experiment appears to be over, as the Mets have decided to give Nieuwenhuis another shot at the majors.

Final Score: Cubs 8, Mets 2


The Mets didn't do anything of note in a dismal loss to the Cubs.

Realistic Mets Outfield Trade Targets: Part 2


Recent outfield acquisition Rick Ankiel isn't a likely long-term answer for the New York Mets. The Mets could still look to acquire a superior option and toss Ankiel back on the free agent pile.

Ankiel signing likely limits Valdespin's role


The Mets signed 33-year-old left-handed hitting outfielder Rick Ankiel, severely cutting into the playing time of 25-year-old left-handed hitting outfielder Jordany Valdespin.

Sandy Alderson's interview on WFAN 5/13/13


The Mets GM divulges on the team's newest outfielder, the struggles of the starting rotation, filling holes on the roster and the Valdespin brouhaha

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