"2017 LA Angels Amateur Scout of The Year"
Ryan Leahy (currently the Northeast Regional Scouting Supervisor for the LA Angels) is a well-known talented local northeast player who went on to play professional ball and coach at the division 1 level after his College career.
During High School he was a Saint John's Prep standout and started varsity as a freshman. He was named MVP his senior year and was inducted into the Saint John’s Prep Hall of Fame in 2010. In college, he played one season for the University of San Francisco where he earned a selection to the 2000 West Coast All Academic Team. He finished his college career at Boston College where he played from 2001-2003 and was team captain for two years. In 2003, he was named All-BIG EAST Second Team as well as All-BIG EAST Academic Team.
In 2003, he was signed by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim as a free agent. Of the five years in the minor leagues, three were at the Double-AA level with the Arkansas Travelers, who in 2008 won the Texas League championship. He was also the recipient of the 2008 Courage Award from the Angels' minor league staff. In 2004, Leahy was a member of the Provo Angels, helping the team to the Pioneer League Championship. Ryan Leahy and then teammate Sean Rodriguez of the then Provo Angels both had six hits in six at-bats in Provo's 23-6 win over Missoula, Mont., in the Pioneer League. Lloyd Johnson, editor of the Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, said it hasn't happened in a minor league game in 108 years.
He was part of the University of Pittsburgh coaching staff for two seasons after his professional career gaining first hand knowledge of the recruiting process and talent at the D1 level. Leahy helped the Panthers garner a national ranking in fielding percentage, while sitting atop the Big East in that category. In addition, Pitt was ranked nationally in stolen bases throughout the season. Leahy developed 5 draft picks while at Pitt; 3rd round pick 3B Joe Leonard, 10th rounder INF Chris Sedon, 17th rounder INF Danny Lopez, 33rd round INF David Chester and lastly 35th rounder Travis Whitmore.
From 2010 to 2011 he was in charge of the entire Bobby Valentine (former Boston Red Sox Manager) All American national showcases as well as the Director of player development for that team. He helped run two seasons of 20 national showcases seeing over 500 players. Ryan helped players commit to big schools such as LSU, USC, Oklahoma, UNLV, Alabama and much more. Leahy worked tirelessly with 1st round pick Clint Coulter, 11th round pick Caleb Frare, 15th round pick Nelson Rodriguez, and 16th round pick Fernelys Sanchez.
From 2011 to 2013 he was Director of player development for Legends Baseball LLC . In just two years at Legends as of October 2013 Ryan has helped 12 student athletes go on to play college baseball.
As a former Division I scholarship athlete, professional player, college coach and recruiter Ryan is extremely well versed in every facet of the college baseball recruiting process - he knows how to gain an edge.