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Paul Janish

Paul Janish 11 SS

Norfolk Tides

  • Status: Active
  • Full Name: Paul Ryan Janish
  • Age: 32 (October 12, 1982)
  • Birthplace: Houston, TX
  • Bats/Throws: R/R Ht: 6' 2" Wt: 200
  • Draft: Round 5 (2004, CIN)
  • MLB Debut: 05/14/2008
  • School: Rice
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Paul Janish Stats Summary

Paul Janish Career Stats

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Paul Janish Awards and Honors

Paul Janish  11 SS

  • Full Name: Paul Ryan Janish
  • Born: October 12, 1982
  • Age: 32
  • Birthplace: Houston, TX
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Height: 6' 2"
  • Weight: 200
  • Draft: Round 5 (2004, CIN)
  • School: Rice
  • MLB Debut: 05/14/2008

2014: Split season between Triple-A Colorado Springs and Triple-A Omaha...Appeared at three different positions between the two teams: second base (18 games), third base (11 games) and shortstop (71 games)...Opened the season with Colorado Springs and hit .234 with one home run and 19 RBI in 67 games with the Sky Sox...Opted out of his contract with Colorado and signed as a free agent with Kansas City on July 4, joining Omaha...Hit .314 with two home runs and 17 RBI in 46 games with the Storm Chasers....Hit .350 (35-100) and posted a .414 OBP with Omaha against right-handed pitching...Batted .397 (29-73) in 20 road contests with Omaha...Appeared in all 10 of Omaha's playoff games, helping the Storm Chasers capture the PCL title before defeating Pawtucket in the Triple-A Championship Game. 
2013: Did not commit an error in 52 chances between 2B (22), 3B (20) and SS (10)...Went 2-for-3 in his start on 9/4 vs. NYM - his only multi-hit game of the season...Appeared in 52 games for the Braves after being recalled on 6/21 from Gwinnett...In 41 games (all starts at SS) with Gwinnett, he hit .207...Opened the campaign on the 15-day DL while recovering from left shoulder surgery performed on 10/8/12...Began rehab assignment with Gwinnett on 4/15; reinstated from DL 5/10 & optioned to Gwinnett...Re-signed by ATL to a one-year contract on 10/11/12.
2012: Acquired from the Cincinnati Reds on 7/14 in exchange for RHP Todd Redmond...Committed only two errors in 231 chances at shortstop (.991 fielding percentage) with Atlanta...began the season at Triple-A Louisville and won the season's first International League Batter of the Week (four games, .429 AVG, led IL with two home runs, 14 total bases and 1.000 slugging percentage)...Suffered a fractured left wrist when he was hit by a pitch on 4/28 at Norfolk (placed on DL on 4/30)...entered the game on 9/18 at MIA in the ninth inning and suffered a dislocated left shoulder while diving... underwent successful surgery to repair his dislocated left shoulder on 10/8 by Dr. Xavier Duralde in Atlanta.
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: Has made postseason appearances for the Braves (2013 NLDS) and Reds (2010 NLDS)...Made his Major League debut on 5/14/08 vs. FLA when he entered the game as a defensive replacement and drove in the game-ending run on his first career hit, a single off Renyel Pinto...Became the first player to produce a walkoff RBI in his MLB debut since FLA's Miguel Cabrera on 6/20/03 vs. TB and the first Reds player to do so since Eric Owens on 6/6/95 vs. PIT...Became the first player to produce a game-winner with his first career hit since Reds pitcher Randy Keisler (5/24/05 vs. WSH)...Hit his first career home run on 9/17 vs. STL (off T. Wellemeyer)...On 8/9/06, he hit a grand slam vs. IND, it was his first career grand slam and his first Triple-A homer... Had "Tommy John" surgery on 6/8/05.
PERSONAL: Paul Ryan Janish was signed by Baltimore as a minor league free agent on 11/21/14... Originally selected by Cincinnati in the 5th round of the 2004 draft...Attended Rice University in Houston and helped the Owls win the College World Series in 2003...Graduated from Cypress Creek High School in Houston...Last name is pronounced YAH-nish.