March 24, 2023

Ryan Costello (Auckland Tuatara Baseball Player Dies ) Bio, Wiki, Age, Parents, Career, Minnesota Twins MLB Prospect, Cause of Death

Ryan Costello Bio, Wiki

Ryan Costello was an MLB prospect for the Minnesota Twins who was found dead in his hotel room in New Zealand on November 18th. He was 23 years old.

Ryan Costello Career

Costello was drafted in the 31st round by the Seattle Mariners in 2017 after being drafted out of Wethersfield, Connecticut. He was traded to the Twins along with Chase De Jong on July 30th, 2018. Costello was in New Zealand as he had joined the Auckland Tuatara just days before.

The Auckland Tuatara, an Australian Baseball League, was scheduled to open its season on Wednesday. The team released the following statement on his untimely passing, “The Tuatara would like to express their deepest condolences to Ryan’s family back home in the United States and to the whole Minnesota Twins organization. Support is being offered to the Tuatara players, who are naturally devastated at the moment.”

Costello played third and first base, and outfielder.

The Twins issued this statement on October 18th Monday morning: “The Minnesota Twins are deeply saddened to learn of the untimely passing of Ryan Costello yesterday in New Zealand. On behalf of the entire organization, the Twins send their most sincere condolences to Ryan’s family, friends, coaches and teammates. Ryan split the 2019 season between Single-A Ft. Myers and Double-A Pensacola, playing in 108 games.”

The organization also tweeted out, “We are saddened to learn of the untimely passing of Ryan Costello. The entire Twins organization sends our most sincere condolences to Ryan’s family, friends, coaches, and teammates.”

Ryan Costello Death & Cause

Ryan Costello died on November 18th, 2019 aged 23. Before his death, Costello posted a tweet in response to a concerned fan online, which in hindsight feels bittersweet. Nick Quadrato of Connecticut tweeted, “Wishing my brotha @RCos13 the best of luck across the pond Stay Healthy!!” – to which the MLB prospect wrote, “Preciate it brotha!!” with the fist pump emoji.

According to the preliminary reports reported by MiLB, Costello died of natural causes overnight.