Ryan Nelson Shealy (born August 29, 1979 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida) is a Major League Baseball first baseman for the Boston Red Sox. He attended the University of Florida and was drafted by the Colorado Rockies in the 11th round of the 2002 Major League Baseball Draft.
Shealy made his Major League debut on June 14, 2005. In his rookie year, he compiled an impressive .330 batting average (30/91), with 2 home runs, 16 RBI, and no errors in 36 games played. Shealy was the Rockies primary backup to starting first baseman and 5-time All-Star Todd Helton, and was also the designated hitter during interleague games in 2005. Shealy otherwise played 2005 in Triple-A Colorado Springs.
On July 31, 2006, he was traded to the Kansas City Royals for Jeremy Affeldt and Denny Bautista. He made a big impact, hitting .280 with seven homers, and 36 RBI in 51 games before being stopped by illness.