June 7, 2005
PHILADELPHIA - Former Saint Joseph's University baseball standout Ryan Stadanlick was selected in the 10th round, the 303rd pick overall, of the 2005 Major League Baseball draft by the Baltimore Orioles. Although the junior right-hander was used primarily in the outfield and middle-infield by the Hawks, he possesses a mid-90s fastball, hard slider and solid change-up and projects as a pitcher at the Big League level.
Among the top talents in the Northeast, the Levittown, PA native made the transition from shortstop to centerfield and developed into one of the A-10's top run producers as a sophomore. He led the team with two triples, eight home runs (4th on SJU single season list), 44 RBI and 23 steals (3rd on SJU single season list). He scored 40 runs and finished the year on a tear (.340) hitting safely in 20 of the Hawks' last 23 games, including a 10 game hitting streak. He also appeared in nine games on the mound, all in relief, strikingout 10 in 8.0 innings. As a freshman, he started all 44 games at shortstop.
Stadanlick further opened scouts eyes in the summer of 2004 after a productive stint with the Harwich Mariners in the prestigious Cape Cod League.
The 2002 graduate of Pennsbury High School was a three-time All-Area pick and earned Player of the Year honors from the Bucks County Courier Times after batting .519 with three home runs and 27 doubles as a senior. He also lettered in football.
He is the first SJU player drafted since Mike Walls by the Houston Astros in 2003.