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Justin Ruggiano

32-Year-Old Outfielder – Chicago Cubs

2014 Stats

AVG

.229

HR

1

RBI

6

R

5

SB

0

2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Though he slipped into a reserve role for spells of the 2013 season, thanks in part to a poor .224 batting average, Ruggiano continued to put up a tasty combination of power and speed, slugging 18 hom...

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STATUS:  15-Day DL     INJURY TYPE:  Hamstring     EST. RETURN:  5/16/2014
LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 205   DOB: 4/12/1982
BORN: Austin, TX   COLLEGE: Texas A&M  DRAFTED: 25th Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Justin Ruggiano Contract Information:

Signed a one-year, $2 million contract with the Cubs in January 2014, avoiding arbitration.

April 24, 2014  –  Justin Ruggiano News

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Ruggiano (hamstring) was placed on the 15-day disabled list Thursday, Jesse Rogers of ESPNChicago.com reports.

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Justin Ruggiano 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
2005 23 AA JAC 52 184 160 22 54 17 10 1 6 29 8 3 17 56 0 1 6 .338 .418 .525 .943
2006 24 AA JAC 90 351 297 51 76 31 19 3 9 46 10 5 46 76 0 3 5 .256 .362 .431 .793
2006 24 AA MON 121 481 405 76 112 52 33 6 13 73 14 9 65 105 1 3 7 .277 .383 .484 .867
2007 25 AAA DUR 127 546 482 78 149 51 29 2 20 73 26 11 53 151 2 1 8 .309 .386 .502 .888
2007 25 MAJ TAM 7 15 14 2 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 5 0 0 0 .214 .267 .214 .481
2008 26 AAA DUR 66 289 257 49 81 32 18 3 11 51 20 3 22 77 0 5 5 .315 .374 .537 .911
2008 26 MAJ TAM 45 81 76 9 15 6 4 0 2 7 2 0 4 27 0 0 1 .197 .247 .329 .576
2009 27 AAA DUR 122 528 468 71 119 44 28 1 15 71 22 4 50 146 1 4 5 .254 .330 .415 .745
2010 28 AAA Dur 117 507 457 77 131 46 31 0 15 70 24 6 42 129 0 0 8 .287 .357 .453 .810
2011 29 AAA Dur 43 190 168 29 51 21 13 1 7 34 12 2 20 42 2 0 0 .304 .378 .518 .896
2011 29 MAJ TB 46 111 105 11 26 8 4 0 4 13 1 1 4 26 1 1 0 .248 .273 .400 .673
2012 30 AAA Okl 39 137 117 21 38 19 13 1 5 29 5 3 18 24 0 2 0 .325 .409 .581 .990
2012 30 MAJ MIA 91 319 288 38 90 37 23 1 13 36 14 8 29 84 1 1 0 .313 .374 .535 .909
2013 31 MAJ MIA 128 471 424 49 94 37 18 1 18 50 15 8 41 114 1 0 5 .222 .298 .396 .694
2014 32 MAJ CHC 14 39 35 5 8 2 1 0 1 6 0 1 4 13 0 0 0 .229 .308 .343 .651
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Justin Ruggiano
3-Year Averages MAJ   88 298 272 32 70 26 15 0 11 33 10 5 24 74 1 0 1 .257 .320 .434 .754
Career  (View All) MAJ   331 1036 942 114 236 90 50 2 38 115 32 18 83 269 3 2 6 .251 .315 .429 .743

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

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Justin Ruggiano Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Apr. 23 Ari 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .229 .308 .343 .651
Apr. 22 Ari 5 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .226 .314 .258 .572
Apr. 21 Ari Did not play.
Apr. 20 Cin 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .192 .300 .231 .531
Apr. 19 Cin 3 1 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .310 .240 .550
Apr. 18 Cin 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .136 .240 .182 .422
Apr. 16 @NYY Did not play.
Apr. 16 @NYY 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .143 .250 .190 .440
Apr. 15 @NYY Did not play.
Apr. 13 @StL 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 .158 .238 .211 .449
Apr. 12 @StL Did not play.
Apr. 11 @StL 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .125 .176 .188 .364
Apr. 10 Pit Did not play.
Apr. 9 Pit 4 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 .067 .125 .133 .258
Apr. 8 Pit Did not play.
Apr. 6 Phi 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Apr. 5 Phi 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Apr. 4 Phi 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Apr. 3 @Pit 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Apr. 2 @Pit 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Mar. 31 @Pit Did not play.
Last 7 Days 14 2 5 0 0 1 5 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 .357 .400 .571 .971
Last 14 Days 24 5 8 1 0 1 6 4 10 0 1 0 0 0 .333 .429 .500 .929
Last 30 Days 35 5 8 1 0 1 6 4 13 0 1 0 0 0 .229 .308 .343 .651

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Justin Ruggiano: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 8 3 6
2013 110 23 84 5 1
2012 85 31 52 15
2011 36 27 4 6 3

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Justin Ruggiano Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013133188245.248.504.833
201291157153.330.7141.129
2011467151.217.326.576

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201329131102610.210.347.631
20121972362111.305.452.806
2011594380.271.458.748

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013171203197.216.316.629
2012150194179.313.493.867
2011455360.200.422.656

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20132532915318.225.451.738
2012138199195.312.580.955
2011606171.283.383.685
Justin Ruggiano Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2005 23 AA JAC 184 160 9.2% 30.4% 0.30 65% .490 .187
2006 24 AA JAC 351 297 13.1% 21.7% 0.61 74% .316 .175
2006 24 AA MON 481 405 13.5% 21.8% 0.62 74% .345 .207
2007 25 AAA DUR 546 482 9.7% 27.7% 0.35 69% .415 .193
2007 25 MAJ TAM 15 14 6.7% 33.3% 0.20 64% .333 .000
2008 26 AAA DUR 289 257 7.6% 26.6% 0.29 70% .414 .222
2008 26 MAJ TAM 81 76 4.9% 33.3% 0.15 64% .277 .132
2009 27 AAA DUR 528 468 9.5% 27.7% 0.34 69% .339 .161
2010 28 AAA Dur 507 457 8.3% 25.4% 0.33 72% .371 .166
2011 29 AAA Dur 190 168 10.5% 22.1% 0.48 75% .370 .214
2011 29 MAJ TB 111 105 3.6% 23.4% 0.15 75% .293 .152
2012 30 AAA Okl 137 117 13.1% 17.5% 0.75 79% .375 .256
2012 30 MAJ MIA 319 288 9.1% 26.3% 0.35 71% .403 .222
2013 31 MAJ MIA 471 424 8.7% 24.2% 0.36 73% .260 .174
2014 32 MAJ CHC 39 35 10.3% 33.3% 0.31 63% .333 .114
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3-Year Averages MAJ   298 272 8.1% 24.8% 0.32 73% .316 .177
Career MAJ   1036 942 8% 26% 0.31 71% .312 .178

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

Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.229 AVG
TERRIBLE
63% Contact Rate
TERRIBLE
.333 BABIP
HIGH
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.343 SLG
TERRIBLE
.114 ISO
WEAK
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.31 BB/K
WEAK
10.3% BB Rate
GOOD
33.3% K Rate
TERRIBLE
OPS/OBP

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.651 OPS
TERRIBLE
.308 OBP
WEAK

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Best Matchups for Justin Ruggiano (by OPS, min 3 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Tyler Chatwood COL 3 2 1 3 0 0 0 .667 1.667 2.333
Zack Greinke LA 3 2 1 4 0 1 0 .667 1.667 2.333
Matt Moore TB 4 2 1 3 2 1 0 .500 1.500 2.167
B.J. Rosenberg PHI 3 2 0 2 0 0 0 .667 1.333 2.000
Tony Cingrani CIN 4 2 1 2 2 0 0 .500 1.250 1.917
Scott Rice NY-N 3 2 0 1 1 0 0 .667 1.000 1.750
Zach Miner SEA 3 2 0 1 0 1 0 .667 1.000 1.667
Aaron Laffey WAS 3 2 0 1 0 1 0 .667 1.000 1.667
Phil Coke DET 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 .667 1.000 1.667
Matt Cain SF 3 1 1 1 0 1 0 .333 1.333 1.667

Worst Matchups for Justin Ruggiano (by OPS, min 3 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Roberto Hernandez PHI 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .000 .000
Sam LeCure CIN 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Mike Pelfrey MIN 3 0 0 1 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Jonathan Pettibone PHI 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Fernando Rodney SEA 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 .000 .000 .000
Francisco Rodriguez MIL 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Matt Harrison TEX 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Luke Gregerson OAK 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Randall Delgado AZ 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Alex Colome TB 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000

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Justin Ruggiano: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Ruggiano will have an MRI on his left hamstring after injuring it in Wednesday's game, ESPN Chicago's Jesse Rogers reports.

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Ruggiano hurt himself in the ninth inning of Wednesday's game trying to chase down a ball by the bullpen in right field, and needed to be helped off the field, MLB.com's Carrie Muskat reports.

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Ruggiano will take a seat for the second half of Wednesday's double-header against the Yankees, ESPN Chicago's Jesse Rogers reports.

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Ruggiano (ankle) went 0-for-1 in the Cubs' 16-inning loss to the Pirates on Wednesday.

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Ruggiano did not start in the opener due to a sore ankle, MLB.com's Carrie Muskat reports. "He had a sore ankle at [the] end of spring and we're just trying to make sure we give him one more day and then we have a day off [Tuesday] and he'll be ready to go the following day," manager Rick Renteria said.

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Ruggiano (ankle) doubled and drove in a run Thursday, giving him 10 RBI this spring.

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Ruggiano was scratched from Tuesday's lineup with left ankle soreness, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.

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Ruggiano continued his blistering spring with three RBI and three hits - including his second homer - against the Brewers on Sunday.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

One of the lone bright spots in an otherwise disappointing season for the Marlins, Ruggiano returned to the big leagues in late May after putting up a .321/.409/.581 line at Triple-A and never looked back. Entering the year, Ruggiano had posted a paltry .621 OPS over 195 at-bats across parts of three seasons with the Rays before busting out with a .313/.374/.535 line for Miami over 288 at-bats in his age-30 season. His .909 OPS would have ranked fifth among outfielders had he collected enough at-bats to qualify. He'll enter the season as the favorite to start in center field for the Marlins and there is an intriguing power-speed combination here, but regression seems likely given his low contact rate (71 percent) and extremely high BABIP (.403) in 2012.

2012

Ruggiano played most of the season with the Rays as a reserve outfielder, getting the starting nod here and there as needed. He once again spent time down at Triple-A Durham posting a .896 OPS with seven home runs and 12 stolen bases in only 168 at-bats. However, he struggled with the big club when given the opportunity finishing with a .673 OPS and 26 strikeouts in only 105 at-bats. Ruggiano, now has the "Quad-A" label, and he will fight for a bench spot with Houston after signing a minor league deal with the Astros in February.

2011

Ruggiano spent another season at Triple-A Durham last year, buried beneath a pile of outfield prospects. For the second straight season at Durham, he recorded 15 home runs while stealing at least 22 bases. Despite the glut of outfield options for the Rays, there's a chance he could make the team with a strong spring as a reserve outfielder. If that doesn't happen, look for him to spend another season at Triple-A.

2010

Ruggiano had a solid but unspectacular year at Triple-A Durham hitting 15 home runs and stealing 22 bases. He strikes out too much (146 times in 468 at-bats) and at 28 in early April, shouldn't be considered much of a prospect. The best-case scenario has him as a fourth or fifth outfielder but he'll likely end up at Durham.

2009

Ruggiano's speed and defense helped the Rays in spots last season, but he's yet to prove he can consistently hit big league pitching. He may be in the mix for the right field job or (more likely) a fourth outfielder role in spring training, but he's not a lock to make the Opening Day roster.

2008

Ruggiano had put up good numbers at Triple-A Durham before he was called up in September as an emergency injury replacement. However, given the logjam in Tampa Bay's outfield, Ruggiano is a long shot to make the team as a fourth outfielder, and his quickest ticket to the majors might include a trade to another organization. He's clearly got some potential, as he started for Team USA at the World Cup in November.