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Ryan Mount has played as high as AA (through 2012).

Mount was drafted by the Los Angeles Angels in the 2nd round of the 2005 amateur draft. He was LA's second pick, following Trevor Bell, and the 58th selection of the draft; both Bell and Mount were compensation picks for the loss of Troy Percival to the Detroit Tigers. He was signed by scout Tim Corcoran for $615,000 and made his pro debut that summer, hitting .216/.325/.333 for the AZL Angels. With the 2006 Orem Owlz, he improved to .285/.370/.448 with 9 home runs and 54 runs in 69 games, while fielding .961 at short. He tied for 5th in the Pioneer League in dingers and was third in runs (behind Ryan Rogowski and Chris Valaika).

Moving to second base in 2007, Ryan played for the Cedar Rapids Kernels (.251/.320/.376 in 85 G, 19 SB, 6 CS) and AZL Angels (4 for 12, BB). He put up big numbers with the 2008 Rancho Cucamonga Quakes at .290/.337/.512 with 16 home runs and 68 RBI in 82 games. In 2009, he was with the Arkansas Travelers (.252/.301/.344 in 84 G) and AZL Angels (6 for 16, 2 BB). With Arkansas in 2010, he fell to .231/.279/.390, backing up Alexi Amarista at 2B, Abel Nieves at 3B and also seeing some action in the outfield.

In 2011, the former high draft pick spent a third straight year in AA, improving to .329/.401/.509 with 34 RBI in 47 games for the Travelers, backing up Matt Cusick at second base. Through that point, he had missed time with hamstring and quadriceps pulls, a broken hamate and a severe knee sprain.

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