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Ryan Ludwick

35-Year-Old Outfielder – Cincinnati Reds

2014 Stats

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.262

HR

2

RBI

6

R

5

SB

0

2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Ludwick's Opening Day shoulder injury was a critical blow to the Reds' offense, not just in removing his contributions, but also in what it did to the rest of the lineup. They lacked steady production...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 214   DOB: 7/13/1978   BORN: Satellite Beach, FL   COLLEGE: UNLV   DRAFTED: 2nd Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Ryan Ludwick Contract Information:

Re-signed to a two-year, $15 million deal with the Reds in December 2012.

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Ryan Ludwick 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
2004 25 AA AKR 8 28 26 4 7 3 2 0 1 5 0 0 1 5 0 1 0 .269 .286 .462 .748
2004 25 AAA BUF 45 192 169 26 45 23 15 0 8 30 0 0 17 54 0 2 4 .266 .344 .497 .841
2005 26 AAA BUF 54 213 188 27 36 16 10 2 4 16 0 1 17 48 0 3 5 .191 .272 .330 .602
2005 26 MAJ CLE 19 48 41 8 9 4 0 0 4 5 0 1 7 13 0 0 0 .220 .333 .512 .846
2006 27 AAA TOL 135 575 512 82 136 65 34 2 29 82 2 6 48 170 1 2 12 .266 .341 .510 .851
2007 28 AAA MEM 29 121 106 27 36 16 8 0 8 36 1 1 10 20 0 5 0 .340 .380 .642 1.022
2007 28 MAJ STL 120 339 303 42 81 36 22 0 14 52 4 3 26 72 3 0 7 .267 .339 .479 .818
2008 29 MAJ STL 152 617 538 104 161 80 40 3 37 113 4 4 62 146 1 8 8 .299 .375 .591 .966
2009 30 MAJ STL 139 539 486 63 129 43 20 1 22 97 4 2 41 106 1 4 7 .265 .329 .447 .775
2010 31 AAA Mem 3 11 9 2 3 3 1 0 2 5 0 0 0 3 0 2 0 .333 .273 1.111 1.384
2010 31 MAJ SDG 59 239 209 19 44 13 7 0 6 26 0 1 24 57 0 2 4 .211 .301 .330 .631
2010 31 MAJ STL 77 312 281 44 79 33 20 2 11 43 0 3 24 64 0 3 4 .281 .343 .484 .827
2010  (Multiple Teams) 31 MAJ SDG/STL 136 551 490 63 123 46 27 2 17 69 0 4 48 121 0 5 8 .251 .325 .418 .743
2011 32 AAA Ind 4 16 13 3 5 2 1 0 1 5 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 .385 .500 .692 1.192
2011 32 MAJ PIT 38 133 112 14 26 7 5 0 2 11 0 0 19 37 1 1 0 .232 .341 .330 .671
2011 32 MAJ SD 101 420 378 42 90 29 18 0 11 64 1 1 32 87 1 5 4 .238 .301 .373 .674
2011  (Multiple Teams) 32 MAJ PIT/SD 139 553 490 56 116 36 23 0 13 75 1 1 51 124 2 6 4 .237 .310 .363 .674
2012 33 MAJ CIN 125 472 422 53 116 55 28 1 26 80 0 1 42 97 1 2 5 .275 .346 .531 .877
2013 34 A Day 3 9 6 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 .167 .444 .167 .611
2013 34 AAA Lou 10 39 38 2 5 2 1 0 1 4 0 0 0 9 0 0 1 .132 .154 .237 .391
2013 34 MAJ CIN 38 140 129 7 31 7 5 0 2 12 0 0 10 29 0 1 0 .240 .293 .326 .619
2014 35 MAJ CIN 12 47 42 5 11 2 0 0 2 6 0 0 3 13 0 1 1 .262 .319 .405 .724
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3-Year Averages MAJ   100 388 347 38 87 31 18 0 13 55 0 0 34 83 1 3 3 .251 .320 .415 .735
Career  (View All) MAJ   965 3623 3234 431 847 336 181 8 147 548 17 17 311 807 9 27 42 .262 .332 .459 .791

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Ryan Ludwick 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
Apr. 16 Pit 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .262 .319 .405 .724
Apr. 15 Pit Did not play.
Apr. 14 Pit 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .256 .302 .410 .712
Apr. 13 TB 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .257 .308 .343 .651
Apr. 12 TB 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .286 .344 .630
Apr. 11 TB 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 .276 .313 .379 .692
Apr. 9 @StL Did not play.
Apr. 8 @StL 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 .320 .357 .440 .797
Apr. 7 @StL 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .364 .417 .500 .917
Apr. 6 @NYM 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .316 .350 .474 .824
Apr. 5 @NYM 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .267 .313 .467 .780
Apr. 4 @NYM 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .273 .333 .273 .606
Apr. 3 StL Did not play.
Apr. 2 StL 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .286 .375 .286 .661
Mar. 31 StL 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 7 Days 17 2 3 0 0 1 2 2 7 0 0 0 0 0 .176 .263 .353 .616
Last 14 Days 38 5 11 0 0 2 6 3 12 0 0 1 1 0 .289 .349 .447 .796
Last 30 Days 42 5 11 0 0 2 6 3 13 0 0 1 1 0 .262 .319 .405 .724

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Ryan Ludwick: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 12 12
2013 32 32 2
2012 108 108 2
2011 131 117 14 4
2010 126 1 5 125 1
2009 134 1 1 133

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Ryan Ludwick Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013261120.269.462.783
20121181710250.263.576.937
2011121184200.264.413.763

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201310361100.233.291.577
20123043616550.280.513.853
2011369389551.228.347.644

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013642140.250.359.674
20122202716460.268.555.896
2011258296310.221.345.657

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013655180.231.292.564
20122022610340.282.505.856
2011232277441.254.384.692
Ryan Ludwick Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2004 25 AA AKR 28 26 3.6% 17.9% 0.20 81% .300 .193
2004 25 AAA BUF 192 169 8.9% 28.1% 0.31 68% .346 .231
2005 26 AAA BUF 213 188 8% 22.5% 0.35 74% .235 .139
2005 26 MAJ CLE 48 41 14.6% 27.1% 0.54 68% .208 .292
2006 27 AAA TOL 575 512 8.3% 29.6% 0.28 67% .342 .244
2007 28 AAA MEM 121 106 8.3% 16.5% 0.50 81% .359 .302
2007 28 MAJ STL 339 303 7.7% 21.2% 0.36 76% .309 .212
2008 29 MAJ STL 617 538 10% 23.7% 0.42 73% .349 .292
2009 30 MAJ STL 539 486 7.6% 19.7% 0.39 78% .299 .182
2010 31 AAA Mem 11 9 0% 27.3% 0.00 67% .250 .778
2010 31 MAJ SDG 239 209 10% 23.8% 0.42 73% .260 .119
2010 31 MAJ STL 312 281 7.7% 20.5% 0.38 77% .330 .203
2010  (Multiple Teams) 31 MAJ SDG/STL 551 490 8.7% 22% 0.40 75% .301 .167
2011 32 AAA Ind 16 13 18.8% 12.5% 1.50 85% .400 .307
2011 32 MAJ PIT 133 112 14.3% 27.8% 0.51 67% .329 .098
2011 32 MAJ SD 420 378 7.6% 20.7% 0.37 77% .282 .135
2011  (Multiple Teams) 32 MAJ PIT/SD 553 490 9.2% 22.4% 0.41 75% .292 .126
2012 33 MAJ CIN 472 422 8.9% 20.6% 0.43 77% .301 .256
2013 34 A Day 9 6 33.3% 22.2% 1.50 67% .250 .000
2013 34 AAA Lou 39 38 0% 23.1% 0.00 76% .143 .105
2013 34 MAJ CIN 140 129 7.1% 20.7% 0.34 78% .296 .086
2014 35 MAJ CIN 47 42 6.4% 27.7% 0.23 69% .333 .143
2014 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Ryan Ludwick
3-Year Averages MAJ   388 347 8.8% 21.4% 0.41 76% .295 .164
Career MAJ   3623 3234 8.6% 22.3% 0.39 75% .307 .197

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2014 Stat Review for Ryan Ludwick    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2013 (min 400 PA)

Contact

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.262 AVG
WEAK
69% Contact Rate
TERRIBLE
.333 BABIP
HIGH
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.405 SLG
WEAK
.143 ISO
WEAK
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.23 BB/K
TERRIBLE
6.4% BB Rate
WEAK
27.7% K Rate
TERRIBLE
OPS/OBP

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.724 OPS
WEAK
.319 OBP
WEAK

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Best Matchups for Ryan Ludwick (by OPS, min 8 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Justin Germano TEX 8 5 1 3 2 1 0 .625 1.125 1.825
Dan Haren LA 9 5 2 4 0 0 0 .556 1.222 1.778
Jeff Francis CIN 11 5 2 5 0 2 0 .455 1.091 1.508
Matt Belisle COL 11 4 2 2 0 3 0 .364 .909 1.273
Matt Cain SF 22 8 3 6 3 6 1 .364 .818 1.263
Yovani Gallardo MIL 26 9 3 10 6 2 2 .346 .731 1.200
Jason Hammel CHI-N 11 5 1 4 0 3 0 .455 .727 1.182
Cole Hamels PHI 20 6 2 2 4 3 0 .300 .600 1.017
Kevin Correia MIN 12 4 1 2 0 0 0 .333 .667 1.000
Aaron Harang ATL 39 14 3 9 0 7 1 .359 .615 .974

Worst Matchups for Ryan Ludwick (by OPS, min 8 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Jaime Garcia STL 13 2 0 0 1 2 0 .154 .154 .368
Tim Lincecum SF 23 3 0 3 3 11 0 .130 .130 .361
Ross Ohlendorf WAS 8 1 0 1 0 4 0 .125 .125 .347
Dan Hudson AZ 8 1 0 0 1 2 1 .125 .125 .347
Kyle Lohse MIL 28 4 0 2 1 7 0 .143 .143 .315
Madison Bumgarner SF 16 1 0 2 1 3 0 .063 .125 .243
Oliver Perez AZ 9 1 0 0 0 4 0 .111 .111 .222
Marco Estrada MIL 10 1 0 0 0 4 0 .100 .100 .200
Joe Saunders TEX 15 0 0 1 1 1 0 .000 .000 .059
Tommy Hanson CHI-A 9 0 0 0 0 2 2 .000 .000 .000

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Ryan Ludwick: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Ludwick is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Cardinals, MLB.com's Mark Sheldon reports.

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Ludwick doubled his season's RBI total Tuesday, knocking in a pair of runs against the Cardinals on a first-inning sacrifice fly and a fifth-inning ground out that scored Joey Votto.

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Ludwick hit a solo home run, his first of the year, in Saturday's 6-3 loss to the Mets.

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Ludwick is not in the starting lineup Thursday against the Cardinals, C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

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Ludwick claims that the shoulder issues that cost him time in 2013 are behind him, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports. "I haven't iced it all spring. That's how good it feels," Ludwick stated.

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Ludwick says he feels much stronger now than when he first came back from shoulder surgery in August, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports. "I got cleared to lift upper-body weights I think it was Nov. 6," he said. "It feels good to be strong again."

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Ludwick is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Mets, according to MLB.com's Mark Sheldon.

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Ludwick is not in the lineup Sunday against the Pirates.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

Ludwick and the Reds took a chance on each other late in the offseason last year with it paying off in a big way. Freed from ballparks where flyballs go to die, Ludwick pounded 26 homers in 422 at-bats and was the Reds' best hitter in the playoffs. The Reds were happy enough with that performance to bring him back on a two-year, $15 million deal in December. Given Ludwick's track record and expected role, a similar line to last season is a reasonable expectation for him thanks to the benefit of playing half of his games at Great American Ballpark again.

2012

Ludwick hit poorly for the Padres in the first half of 2011 and completed his disappointing season with equally bad numbers in Pittsburgh. The outfielder struggled to a .674 OPS with the Padres and a .671 mark with the Bucs, more than 100 points lower than his .787 career OPS in nine seasons. There's no reason he can't rebound somewhat in 2012, but at age 33 his career has likely peaked. His career year of 2008 -- 37 homers and 113 RBI -- appears to be farther and farther away in the rear-view mirror, but he should rebound somewhat in the power department after signing with the Reds in January. Look for Ludwick to work in tandem with Chris Heisey in left field, taking the starts against left-handed pitching as part of a platoon.

2011

Ludwick started 2010 as a member of the Cardinals, before being traded at the deadline to San Diego. He battled a calf injury in July and his overall line (.211/.301/.330) as a member of the Padres was likely depressed by a .260 BABIP. A free-swinger, his batting average and slugging percentage have fallen each of the last two seasons, since he broke through in 2008. Playing in PETCO Park won't help those figures, but in 2011 Ludwick should improve upon the numbers he put up in 2010 assuming that he's healthy.

2010

Ludwick fell back to earth in 2009, but 22 home runs and 97 RBI aren't anything to sneeze at. He's already 31, however, and although he doesn't have a lot of miles on his major league tires, his power decline could be coming soon. He should man right field in St. Louis again this season.

2009

Ludwick has always been able to hit, but even a decent 2007 couldn't have possibly predicted his 2008 outburst. The difference between 2007 and 2008 - besides more playing time - was that Ludwick figured out lefties, hitting .266/.353/.576 against southpaws. He should have a spot in the outfield all to himself in 2009, but he'll obviously command a much higher price this year than he did last year. One fact you may not know: he's already 30.

2008

Ludwick's first year with the Cardinals was a resounding success, as he hit 14 home runs and 22 doubles in just 303 at-bats. He finished the season on a high note, hitting .314/.422/.488 as an everyday player in September. Now that So Taguchi and Juan Encarnacion are out of the picture, Ludwick is primed to take on a bigger role in the St. Louis outfield this season. If Ludwick can figure out lefties (only .221/.307/.377 last year), he'll be a very busy fourth outfielder.

2007

Ludwick had a big year at Triple-A Toledo last season, hitting 28 home runs to help lead the Mud Hens to their second International League title in a row. He has a lengthy injury history so it was encouraging to see him make it through the season without any significant problems. He'd be a fine reserve outfielder in the majors but it remains to be seen if the Cardinals will give him that opportunity.

2006

Ludwick spent most of last season at Triple-A Buffalo in the Cleveland organization before he broke his wrist in August forcing him to miss the rest of the regular season. The Tigers signed him to a minor league contract and will let him compete for a reserve job this spring.

2005

Ludwick's Major League career has been less than stellar thus far. Known for his strong arm in the outfield, Ludwick has yet to break out at the plate. Last year he spent most of the season trying to rehab from surgery on his right knee, but when healthy was used as a right-handed power hitter off the bench. Through a few seasons in the minors, he has shown increasing power and ability to get the ball in the air, and to be fair has not got enough playing time in the majors to have his abilities judged. He is a favorite of Indians manager Eric Wedge, and will be a definite option going into the 2005 season in the outfield, especially now that Matt Lawton has been traded to the Pirates.

2004

Ludwick is starting to get the ball in the air more (.41 groundball/flyball ratio in 2003, vs. .92 in 2002), and with his power, he should be good for double-digit home runs in 2004, playing time willing. Ludwick was just starting to gain some traction and play everyday in the Indians' lineup when a knee injury sidelined him for the season. He will fight for playing time with Matt Lawton, Alex Escobar, Coco Crisp, and Ben Broussard, between the left field and DH spots.

2003

A fractured hip in August ended Ludwick's season, and there's some doubt whether he'll be ready once spring training rolls around. If healthy, he'd be getting consideration for Texas' vacany in centerfield. He hit as expected at Triple-A before the injury, showing good patience and pop. It would be a real shame if he were injured to the point where he can't compete for the centerfield job this spring. He would be a good bet to post a .260/20 HR season if given regular at-bats in the big leagues.