Ryan Dempster Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, Family, Wife, MLB, Net Worth, Salary, Stats, and Contracts

Ryan Dempster Biography

Ryan Dempster (born Ryan Scott Dempster) is a Canadian Host, Analyst, and former Pro Baseball Pitcher working for MLB Network as a co-host of the program, “Intentional Talk”. He began working for MLB Network on April 22, 2014. He is known for having played for the Reds, the Marlins, the Rangers, the Red Sox, and the Cubs.

Ryan Dempster Age

Dempster was born on May 3, 1977, in Gibsons, British Columbia, Canada. He is therefore 46 years old as of 2023. He celebrates his birthday on the 3rd of May every year.

Ryan Dempster Height

Dempster stands at an approximate height of 6 feet and 2 inches.

Ryan Dempster Family

Dempster was born to Lori Dempster (mother) and his father whose names are unknown. He was raised alongside his 2 brothers, Chris and Travis.

Ryan Dempster Wife

Dempster is a married man and his spouse is Kelly. Not much is known about the couple’s marriage. However, there will be an update of further information about their marriage life as soon as either of them discloses any in the limelight.

Ryan Dempster Ex-wives

Dempster is known to have had several wives in the past, but he has managed to keep the information about them away from the limelight. However, one of his ex-wives is known to be Mia Bella.

Ryan Dempster
Ryan Dempster

Ryan Dempster Children

Dempster has a total of 4 kids; each two from different wives. He and his current wife, Kelly, take great pride in being dad and mom to their 2 kids: Izzie (daughter – older) and Jack (son). Riley is 5 years old as of 2023 having been born on October 11, 2018, and Jack is 1 year old as of 2023 having been born on July 25, 2022. Dempster often posts Izzie’s and Jack’s photos on his Instagram Page. Dempster and his ex-wife Mia Bella were blessed with 2 kids, Brady (son – older) and Riley (daughter)

Ryan Dempster’s Daughter’s Illness

In early June 2009, Dempster shared a message to explain that his daughter, Riley Dempster, had a condition called DiGeorge Syndrome. It’s also known by other names like Shprintzen syndrome, 22q11.2 deletion syndrome, and Velo-cardio-facial syndrome (VCFS). This condition makes it hard for the patients to breathe, swallow, and speak.

Dempster stated that he shared the news to help make more people aware of this genetic disease. When asked if his daughter would have a normal life, he said, “Yes, she will. There might be some challenges, but so far, things are looking good. There are a lot of possible symptoms, like 186 of them, but we’ll deal with them as they come.” After spending about 2 months in the hospital, his daughter Riley was released to go home in June.

Ryan Dempster Net Worth

Dempster has an estimated net worth of $50 Million which he has earned through his successful career as a Host, Analyst, and Professional Baseball Pitcher.

Ryan Dempster Salary

As an MLB host, Dempster earns an annual salary ranging from $ 45,000 – $ 110,500. Most notably, during his baseball career, he had a $14 M contract in the year 2012.

Ryan Dempster Career

Ryan Dempster Media Career

Dempster serves at MLB Network as a co-host of the show, “Intentional Talk”. Also, he has been serving as a contributor (as a studio and game analyst) to the Marquee Sports Network, since the year 2020. He began as a studio color analyst at the network.

Ryan Dempster Minor Leagues | Draft

The Texas Rangers picked him in the third round of the MLB draft of the year 1995. He started his career with the Gulf Coast Rangers. After that, he played for the Charleston RiverDogs, the Kane County Cougars, and the Hudson Valley Renegades.

Ryan Dempster (Florida Marlins and Cincinnati Reds) | Injury

The Florida Marlins exchanged Dempster for the Cincinnati Reds on July 11, 2002. In exchange, they got Ryan Snare, Wilton Guerrero, and Juan Encarnación. During the 2nd part of that year, he played in 15 games and won 5 but lost 5. His pitching wasn’t so good, with a 6.19 ERA. In the year 2003, he played in 2 games as a relief pitcher and in 20 games as a starter. He didn’t do so well, winning only 3 games and losing 7 with a high ERA of 6.54. In August 2003, he had surgery on his right elbow called Tommy John surgery, and he couldn’t play for the rest of the season.

After the Cincinnati Reds let him go, he didn’t have a team for a while. But on January 21, 2004, he joined the Chicago Cubs as a free agent. He needed time to recover from his surgery, but on August 1, he started playing again. This time, he was in 23 games, but all of them were as a relief pitcher. On September 15, 2004, he got his first save in the MLB against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

In the year 2005, Dempster started 6 games, but then the Cubs made him their main closer, replacing LaTroy Hawkins. That year, he ended with a 3.65 ERA and a record of 9 losses and 11 wins in 31 games he started. In the year 2010, he played in 34 games as a starter and did well with a record of 12 losses 15 wins, and an ERA of 3.85. In the following year, he played in 34 games too, but this time he had 14 losses and 10 wins with an ERA of 4.80.

Ryan Dempster (Texas Rangers and Boston Red Sox)

On July 31, 2012, Dempster moved to Texas in a trade. They swapped him for Kyle Hendricks and Christian Villanueva, who were playing in the minor leagues. He started playing for the Rangers on August 2, 2012. Dempster’s performance had an ERA of 5.09, and he won 7 out of 10 games he played. He pitched for 69 innings and struck out 70 players while with the Rangers.

Dempster signed a contract with the Boston Red Sox for 2 years, and it was worth $26.5 M. This happened after the 2012 season. He shares the record for allowing the most grand slam hits during regular season games, which is 11, tied with Kenny Rogers. He also let one happen in the postseason, making it a total of 12. In the 2013 season, he didn’t do too well with a record of 8 wins and 9 losses and an ERA of 4.57 in 32 games, out of which he started 29. He was part of the 25-man active roster for the postseason, and he played in 3 games as a relief pitcher. He won his 1st championship when the Red Sox beat the St. Louis Cardinals in the 2013 World Series.

Ryan Dempster Stats (Overall)

Below is an average statistic analyzed from Dempster’s career as a baseball player.

  • Earned run average 4.35
  • Win-loss record 132–133
  • Saves 87
  • Strikeouts 2,075

Ryan Dempster Pitching

Dempster had 5 main pitches he used regularly. He had a 4 and 2-seam fastballs that went around 90 miles per hour. He also had a cut fastball in a slider in the mid-80s, the high 80s, and a splitter in the low 80s. When facing right-handed batters, he liked to use his slider more than his splitter. He also had a distinctive move where he wiggled his glove a lot during his windup. He said he did this to make it harder for batters to figure out what pitch he was going to throw. Over the course of his baseball career, he played as a reliever and starter and threw/batted on the right side.

Ryan Dempster Awards and Honors

Dempster’s achievements include being named a National League All-Star in 2000 and 2008. He was recognized as one of the “Good Guys” in professional sports by The Sporting News. Dempster received the Tip O’Neill Award in 2000 and had the unique experience of playing in the NHL All-Star Celebrity Challenge on January 30, 2002. In recognition of his outstanding career, he was inducted into the BC Sports Hall of Fame on May 31, 2018.

Ryan Dempster Retirement

On February 16, 2014, Dempster made an announcement that he wouldn’t play baseball or do anything related to it for the entire year. He stated that the reason for that was that he wanted to spend more time with his wife and kids. The Red Sox put him on the list of reserve/retired for 2014, and they didn’t pay him his full $13.25 M salary for that season.

Dempster confirmed that he was retiring officially on October 8, 2014. Then, on December 5 of that year, it was revealed that Dempster would be working in the Cubs’ front office as an assistant to Theo Epstein (president of baseball operations) and Jed Hoyer (general manager). In January 2017, Dempster said he would play for Team Canada in the 2017 World Baseball Classic. He played 2 games for Canada but only pitched for 2 and 1/3 innings, and he gave up 7 earned runs.

Ryan Dempster Home / House

In early 2021, Dempster listed a Lakeview single-family home for $2.25 million. The house sits on a 5,650-square-foot land, and it features 4 fireplaces, 6 bedrooms, 4 1/2 baths, Brazilian cherry hardwood floors, a Master suite with a spa bath, and a large gourmet.

Ryan Dempster Hair

Most of Dempster’s fans speculate that he has done a hair transplant to the bald spot on his head. However, he has never stated anything about his hair in the limelight. There will be an update as soon as he mentions anything about his hair to the public.

Ryan Dempster MLB Network

Dempster is working at MLB Network alongside other famous MLB analysts, hosts, and commentators such as;

  1. Yonder Alonso
  2. Greg Amsinger
  3. Rubén Amaro Jr.
  4. A.J. Andrews
  5. Alex Avila
  6. Bob Costas
  7. Ron Darling
  8. Mark DeRosa
  9. Robert Flores
  10. Cliff Floyd
  11. Peter Gammons
  12. Lauren Gardner
  13. Jon Heyman
  14. Brian Kenny

Ryan Dempster Social Media Platforms

He is active on his social media accounts and often posts on his Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. He has over 8.8K followers on Instagram.

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