Thursday, April 7, 2016

Player Profile: Ryan Bolden

I have one card of Ryan Bolden, from 2010 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects Chrome.

Playing career: Outfielder Ryan Bolden was the Angels’ first round draft pick in 2010, but struggled mightily at the professional level, hitting just .164 with 3 HR and 36 RBI in 112 games before retiring in 2013.

Post-playing career: In December of 2014 Bolden was one of several adults who got involved in a dispute among children over candy. One of the other adults fatally shot Bolden in the chest. He was 23 years old.

My memories: Only know him from his card.

Google Autocomplete results: He is first when you type Ryan Bol, ahead of Ryan Bollman, an actor. There do not appear to be any other prominent Ryan Boldens.

Coming up next: The next profile will be Kyle Bone.

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