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Darin Ruf

29-Year-Old First Baseman – Philadelphia Phillies

2015 Stats

AVG

.235

HR

12

RBI

39

R

30

SB

1

2016 RotoWire Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Ruf saw limited action for the Phillies early last season, but benefited from increased playing time once the team benched Ryan Howard against lefties. Ruf was deserving of a shot as Howard's platoon ...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 248   DOB: 7/28/1986   BORN: Omaha, NE   COLLEGE: Creighton   DRAFTED: 20th Rd   

January 20, 2016  –  Darin Ruf News

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Manager Pete Mackanin said Ryan Howard, who platooned with Ruf at first base toward the end of last season, will need to show improvement against left-handed pitching this spring to avoid entering the season with the same arrangement, CSN Philadelphia reports.

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Darin Ruf Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2010 23 A LAK 32 141 115 25 38 14 7 3 4 17 3 2 21 23 1 1 3 .330 .443 .548 .991
2010 23 A+ CLE 97 406 368 45 102 41 34 2 5 50 2 2 26 87 0 4 8 .277 .335 .421 .756
2011 24 A+ CLE 132 549 479 72 149 61 43 1 17 82 0 1 57 95 0 4 9 .311 .392 .511 .903
2012 25 AA REA 139 583 489 93 155 71 32 1 38 104 2 0 65 102 0 11 18 .317 .408 .620 1.028
2012 25 MAJ PHI 12 37 33 4 11 6 2 1 3 10 0 0 2 12 0 2 0 .333 .351 .727 1.078
2013 26 AAA LEH 83 350 305 44 81 29 22 0 7 46 1 2 36 88 0 6 3 .266 .343 .407 .750
2013 26 MAJ PHI 73 293 251 36 62 25 11 0 14 30 0 0 33 91 0 2 7 .247 .348 .458 .806
2014 27 R GUL 6 27 23 3 3 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 3 4 0 0 1 .130 .259 .174 .433
2014 27 A+ CLE 3 13 12 0 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 .250 .308 .250 .558
2014 27 AAA LEH 23 91 83 6 22 7 6 0 1 10 1 0 6 16 0 2 0 .265 .308 .373 .681
2014 27 MAJ PHI 52 117 102 13 24 11 8 0 3 8 0 0 8 32 1 2 4 .235 .310 .402 .712
2015 28 AAA LEH 7 28 26 3 8 1 1 0 0 6 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 .308 .321 .346 .667
2015 28 MAJ PHI 106 297 268 30 63 24 12 0 12 39 1 0 21 69 0 3 5 .235 .300 .414 .714
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3-Year Averages     77 234 207 26 49 19 10 0 9 25 0 0 20 64 0 2 5 .237 .316 .415 .732

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats      ▼ Games By Position

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Darin Ruf Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Oct. 4 Mia 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .235 .300 .414 .714
Oct. 3 Mia 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 .234 .297 .415 .712
Oct. 3 Mia 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .237 .298 .420 .718
Oct. 2 Mia Did not play.
Oct. 1 NYM 3 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .239 .296 .425 .721
Sep. 30 NYM 4 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .238 .295 .414 .709
Sep. 29 NYM 4 1 1 0 0 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .238 .296 .413 .709
Sep. 27 @Was 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .238 .297 .403 .700
Sep. 26 @Was 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .241 .295 .408 .703
Sep. 25 @Was 3 2 2 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .238 .293 .408 .701
Sep. 24 @Mia 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .232 .286 .388 .674
Sep. 23 @Mia 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .236 .290 .395 .685
Sep. 22 @Mia 5 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .236 .288 .397 .685
Sep. 20 @Atl 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .237 .290 .388 .678
Sep. 19 @Atl 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .236 .290 .391 .681
Sep. 18 @Atl 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .239 .290 .394 .684
Sep. 16 Was 2 1 1 0 0 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .239 .292 .399 .691
Sep. 15 Was 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .237 .284 .384 .668
Sep. 14 Was 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .240 .288 .389 .677
Sep. 13 ChC 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .243 .290 .393 .683
Sep. 12 ChC 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .243 .287 .393 .680
Sep. 11 ChC Did not play.
Sep. 11 ChC Did not play.
Sep. 10 ChC Did not play.
Sep. 9 Atl Did not play.
Sep. 8 Atl Did not play.
Sep. 7 Atl Did not play.
Sep. 6 @Bos 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .245 .290 .397 .687
Sep. 5 @Bos 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .240 .286 .395 .681
Sep. 4 @Bos 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 .244 .290 .401 .691
Last 7 Days 20 3 4 1 0 2 7 3 8 0 0 1 0 0 .200 .333 .550 .883
Last 14 Days 48 9 11 2 0 4 10 6 12 0 0 2 0 0 .229 .339 .521 .860
Last 30 Days 75 11 16 2 0 5 13 10 19 1 0 2 0 2 .213 .322 .440 .762

Darin Ruf: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 66 22 22
2014 20 1 15 15
2013 36 47 20 29
2012 3 6 6

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Darin Ruf: Minor League Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 5 2

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Darin Ruf Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201597178220.371.6601.107
20146110370.295.525.916
2013699350.188.348.656

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015171134171.158.275.483
2014413010.146.220.386
20131822711250.269.500.863

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015117136170.205.393.672
2014546350.167.370.652
20131482511230.284.554.943

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015151176221.258.430.746
2014487030.313.438.784
201310311370.194.320.609
Darin Ruf Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2010 23 A LAK 141 115 14.9% 16.3% 0.91 80% .386 .218
2010 23 A+ CLE 406 368 6.4% 21.4% 0.30 76% .351 .144
2011 24 A+ CLE 549 479 10.4% 17.3% 0.60 80% .360 .200
2012 25 AA REA 583 489 11.1% 17.5% 0.64 79% .335 .303
2012 25 MAJ PHI 37 33 5.4% 32.4% 0.17 64% .444 .394
2013 26 AAA LEH 350 305 10.3% 25.1% 0.41 71% .352 .141
2013 26 MAJ PHI 293 251 11.3% 31.1% 0.36 64% .329 .211
2014 27 R GUL 27 23 11.1% 14.8% 0.75 83% .158 .044
2014 27 A+ CLE 13 12 7.7% 23.1% 0.33 75% .333 .000
2014 27 AAA LEH 91 83 6.6% 17.6% 0.38 81% .318 .108
2014 27 MAJ PHI 117 102 6.8% 27.4% 0.25 69% .313 .167
2015 28 AAA LEH 28 26 0% 7.1% 0.00 92% .333 .038
2015 28 MAJ PHI 297 268 7.1% 23.2% 0.30 74% .273 .179
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3-Year Averages     234 207 8.5% 27.4% 0.31 69% .299 .178

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▲ Basic Stats      ▲ Split Stats      ▲ Games By Position

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2015 Stat Review for Darin Ruf    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2015 (min 420 PA)

Contact

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.235 AVG
POOR
74% Contact Rate
POOR
.273 BABIP
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Power

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.414 SLG
WEAK
.179 ISO
GOOD
Plate Discipline

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0.30 BB/K
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7.1% BB Rate
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23.2% K Rate
POOR
OPS/OBP

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.714 OPS
WEAK
.300 OBP
POOR

2016 Projected Stats Breakdown for Darin Ruf

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Darin Ruf: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Ruf went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in a 3-0 win over the Mets on Thursday.

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Ruf went 1-for-4 with a three-run homer in Tuesday's 4-3 victory over the Mets.

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Ruf will get some additional starts at first base while Ryan Howard (knee) is sidelined, CSN Philadelphia reports.

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Ruf went 3-for-5 with a homer, six RBI and two runs Tuesday against the Mets.

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Interim manager Pete Mackanin said he will sit Ryan Howard against lefties to give Ruf more playing time at first base, CSN Philadelphia reports.

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Ruf went 2-for-2 with a run scored while getting a spot start against Cubs lefty Jon Lester on Friday.

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Ruf was recalled from Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Tuesday.

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Ruf was optioned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Saturday.

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Ruf had a pinch-hit single to drive in the winning run for the Phillies on Tuesday against the Reds.

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Ruf is out of the lineup Thursday, the Morning Call's Stephen Gross reports.

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Ruf is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Pirates, Stephen Gross of The Morning Call reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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2015

Ruf was able to log some at-bats in the majors last season despite missing time with an oblique injury and a small fracture in his wrist. Manager Ryne Sandberg had planned to give Ruf a look at first base in place of the struggling Ryan Howard around midseason before Phillies management stepped in and forced him to reverse course. Instead, Ruf was used to occasionally platoon at first and in left. He was productive against lefties with three home runs and a .916 OPS in 61 at-bats, and should enter this season with a chance to fill a similar platoon role. Ruf did have some success against righties in 2013, and perhaps deserves a shot beyond a platoon role, but his defensive limitations and the current construction of the Phillies' roster will likely preclude him from receiving that shot.

2014

Ruf joined the Phillies in July after Ryan Howard was lost for the season with a knee injury. He saw time at first base and in left field before the Phils turned right field over to him following the release of Delmon Young. Ruf hit 14 home runs in his 251 at-bats, displaying the power production that put him on the prospect radar in 2012, when he hit 38 home runs at Double-A. His .247 average last season was OK, but that was inflated a bit thanks to a slightly high BABIP. His low contact rate and lofty strikeout rate mean that his batting average will likely be a liability. Ruf enters the 2014 season as a reserve after the Phillies signed Marlon Byrd to be their everyday right fielder. It is not ideal for Ruf's value entering the season, but he could see plenty of playing time if Howard or Byrd miss time in 2014. Even if both stay healthy, Ruf should be able to accumulate around 300 at-bats by making occasional starts in the corner-outfield spots, first base, and as a DH during interleague play.

2013

Ruf earned the nickname "Babe" last season after crushing 38 home runs for Double-A Reading as a 26-year-old. He received a cup of coffee in September and hit three home runs in 33 at-bats with the Phillies. Ruf then went on to play in the Venezuelan Winter League where he continued to hit bombs at an impressive rate. The Phillies are working to convert Ruf to left field as he is blocked at first base by Ryan Howard. Reviews of his defense have been mixed thus far, but the Phillies have seen enough promise to continue with the conversion. Ruf has always been old for his level in the minors since being drafted out of Creighton in 2009. That raises some red flags about his ability to keep hitting in the majors. The Phillies are expected to give Ruf a chance to earn a roster spot this spring. He'll be an interesting sleeper if he wins a job.