|Date of Birth||4/14/1993|
Previous Professional Experience: Last year, Bottger hit .218 with six home runs and 46 RBI in 103 games for the Quad Cities River Bandits of the Midwest League. He also cracked 11 doubles and found his way on base, walking 53 times. In 2014, he split time between Quad Cities and the Tri City ValleyCats in the New York-Penn League, hitting .266 with eight doubles, five homers and 25 RBI.
College Experience: Bottger was Houston’s 12th round selection in the 2014 draft following a junior season at the University of Texas at Arlington. For the Mavericks, he hit .368 with 18 doubles, seven home runs and drove in 42, helping to lead the team to the Sun Belt Conference championship game. He also walked 65 times while striking out just 22, giving him a .468 on-base percentage. For his efforts, he garnered First Team All-Sun Belt Conference accolades.
Personal: Ryan calls Oklahoma City, OK home during the baseball off-season. His proud parents are Ted & Sandy Bottger.