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Ruben Tejada

24-Year-Old Shortstop – New York Mets

2014 Stats

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.178

HR

0

RBI

3

R

3

SB

0

2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Tejada came into camp out of shape and had a nightmarish spring, and things did not get any better when the regular season started. He struggled in the field and at the plate, and he spent nearly the ...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 11"   WT: 198   DOB: 9/1/1989   BORN: Veraguas, Panama   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Ruben Tejada Contract Information:

Signed a one-year, $1.1 million contract with the Mets in January of 2014.

April 13, 2014  –  Ruben Tejada News

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Tejada, who got the day off Saturday, is back in the lineup Sunday, ESPN New York reports.

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Ruben Tejada 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
2007 17 R GCL 35 139 120 13 34 7 4 3 0 16 2 1 19 16 0 0 0 .283 .401 .367 .768
2008 18 A St. 131 550 497 55 114 25 19 4 2 37 8 5 41 77 8 4 0 .229 .293 .296 .589
2009 19 AA BIN 133 548 484 59 139 32 24 3 5 44 19 3 36 58 15 2 11 .287 .349 .380 .729
2010 20 AAA Buf 65 244 218 25 61 12 11 0 1 16 1 3 14 36 7 2 3 .280 .329 .344 .673
2010 20 MAJ NYM 78 255 216 28 46 13 12 0 1 15 2 2 22 38 6 3 8 .213 .305 .282 .588
2011 21 AAA Buf 54 231 207 26 51 13 7 3 3 21 4 2 19 30 2 1 2 .246 .314 .353 .667
2011 21 MAJ NYM 96 376 328 31 93 16 15 1 0 36 5 1 35 50 4 3 6 .284 .360 .335 .695
2012 22 A+ St. 2 9 9 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .111 .111 .222 .333
2012 22 AAA Buf 6 21 20 3 4 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 .200 .238 .250 .488
2012 22 MAJ NYM 114 501 464 53 134 27 26 0 1 25 4 4 27 73 3 2 5 .289 .333 .351 .684
2013 23 R Gul 3 10 9 1 3 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 5 0 0 1 .333 .400 .444 .844
2013 23 AAA Las 60 269 240 38 69 17 14 1 2 24 1 1 14 30 5 4 6 .288 .337 .379 .716
2013 23 MAJ NYM 57 227 208 20 42 12 12 0 0 10 2 1 15 24 3 0 1 .202 .259 .260 .519
2014 24 MAJ NYM 14 52 45 3 8 1 1 0 0 3 0 0 7 13 0 0 0 .178 .288 .200 .488
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Ruben Tejada
3-Year Averages MAJ   89 366 333 34 89 17 17 0 0 23 3 2 25 49 3 1 4 .267 .325 .318 .643
Career  (View All) MAJ   359 1411 1261 135 323 69 66 1 2 89 13 8 106 198 16 8 20 .256 .322 .315 .637

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Ruben Tejada 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. 18 Atl 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .178 .288 .200 .488
Apr. 16 @Ari 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .186 .286 .209 .495
Apr. 15 @Ari Did not play.
Apr. 14 @Ari 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .195 .267 .220 .487
Apr. 13 @LAA 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .194 .275 .222 .497
Apr. 12 @LAA Did not play.
Apr. 11 @LAA 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .212 .297 .242 .539
Apr. 10 @Atl 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .207 .303 .241 .544
Apr. 9 @Atl 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .240 .345 .280 .625
Apr. 8 @Atl 3 2 2 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .286 .400 .333 .733
Apr. 6 Cin 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .333 .278 .611
Apr. 5 Cin 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .267 .389 .333 .722
Apr. 4 Cin 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .231 .286 .231 .517
Apr. 3 Was 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .300 .364 .300 .664
Apr. 2 Was 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .429 .333 .762
Mar. 31 Was 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500
Last 7 Days 16 0 2 0 0 0 1 3 6 0 0 0 0 0 .125 .263 .125 .388
Last 14 Days 39 3 6 1 0 0 3 6 11 0 0 0 0 1 .154 .267 .179 .446
Last 30 Days 45 3 8 1 0 0 3 7 13 0 0 0 0 1 .178 .288 .200 .488

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Ruben Tejada: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 14
2013 55
2012 112
2011 55 41
2010 50 28

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Ruben Tejada Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013629030.274.371.719
201215319032.320.392.760
20117900111.266.329.704

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201314611072.171.212.432
2012311341222.273.331.647
2011249310254.289.337.692

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201312215031.189.262.534
2012212270144.292.344.698
2011171180141.281.333.679

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013865071.221.256.494
2012252261110.286.357.673
2011157130224.287.338.713
Ruben Tejada Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2007 17 R GCL 139 120 13.7% 11.5% 1.19 87% .327 .084
2008 18 A St. 550 497 7.5% 14% 0.53 85% .268 .067
2009 19 AA BIN 548 484 6.6% 10.6% 0.62 88% .318 .093
2010 20 AAA Buf 244 218 5.7% 14.8% 0.39 83% .331 .064
2010 20 MAJ NYM 255 216 8.6% 14.9% 0.58 82% .254 .069
2011 21 AAA Buf 231 207 8.2% 13% 0.63 86% .276 .107
2011 21 MAJ NYM 376 328 9.3% 13.3% 0.70 85% .335 .051
2012 22 A+ St. 9 9 0% 22.2% 0.00 78% .143 .111
2012 22 AAA Buf 21 20 4.8% 14.3% 0.33 85% .235 .050
2012 22 MAJ NYM 501 464 5.4% 14.6% 0.37 84% .341 .062
2013 23 R Gul 10 9 0% 50% 0.00 44% .750 .111
2013 23 AAA Las 269 240 5.2% 11.2% 0.47 88% .322 .091
2013 23 MAJ NYM 227 208 6.6% 10.6% 0.63 88% .228 .058
2014 24 MAJ NYM 52 45 13.5% 25% 0.54 71% .250 .022
2014 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Ruben Tejada
3-Year Averages MAJ   366 333 6.8% 13.4% 0.51 85% .313 .051
Career MAJ   1411 1261 7.5% 14% 0.54 84% .303 .059

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

Contact

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.178 AVG
TERRIBLE
71% Contact Rate
POOR
.250 BABIP
LOW
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.200 SLG
TERRIBLE
.022 ISO
TERRIBLE
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.54 BB/K
GOOD
13.5% BB Rate
ELITE
25.0% K Rate
POOR
OPS/OBP

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.488 OPS
TERRIBLE
.288 OBP
POOR

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Career Batter vs. Pitcher Stats    (View All Matchup Data)

Best Matchups for Ruben Tejada (by OPS, min 4 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Charlie Morton PIT 5 4 0 1 2 0 0 .800 .800 1.657
Nate Robertson DET 5 3 0 1 0 0 0 .600 .800 1.467
Randy Wolf AZ 8 4 0 1 1 0 0 .500 .875 1.431
Tom Gorzelanny MIL 4 2 0 0 1 0 0 .500 .750 1.350
Luke Gregerson OAK 6 3 0 0 0 2 0 .500 .833 1.333
Aaron Harang ATL 12 6 0 0 1 2 0 .500 .667 1.238
Wandy Rodriguez PIT 10 5 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .700 1.200
Jeff Francis CIN 6 3 0 2 0 1 0 .500 .667 1.167
Shaun Marcum CLE 8 4 0 1 0 0 0 .500 .625 1.125
Ryan Vogelsong SF 5 2 0 3 1 0 0 .400 .600 1.100

Worst Matchups for Ruben Tejada (by OPS, min 4 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Eric O'Flaherty OAK 8 1 0 0 0 2 0 .125 .125 .250
Adam Wainwright STL 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .200
Edwin Jackson CHI-N 10 0 0 0 2 2 0 .000 .000 .167
Julio Teheran ATL 7 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
David Robertson NY-A 5 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .000 .000
Craig Kimbrel ATL 5 0 0 0 0 3 0 .000 .000 .000
Joel Peralta TB 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Tyler Cloyd CLE 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Heath Bell TB 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Rex Brothers COL 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000

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Ruben Tejada: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Tejada isn't in the Mets' lineup Saturday at the Angels, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports.

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Tejada went 2-for-3 with a pair of runs scored and batted in along with a walk in the Mets' 4-0 win over the Braves on Tuesday.

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Tejada is starting his sixth straight game at shortstop Sunday against the Reds, ESPN New York reports.

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Wilmer Flores was optioned down by the Mets to the minors Monday, all but solidifying Tejada as the starting shortstop for Opening Day, ESPN New York reports.

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Despite a rough spring for Tejada, manager Terry Collins reassured him on Thursday that "you're the shortstop here," the Newark Star-Ledger reports.

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Tejada's spring of discontent continued Thursday, as he made his third error in the field and went 0-for-3, making him 1-for-15 in six games at the plate, ESPN New York reports.

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Tejada struggled again in the field, making his second error of the spring Monday against the Marlins, ESPN New York reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

Tejada continues to present limited upside at the plate, but has proven capable of being a league average defensive player at a premium position, which should be good enough to earn him another 450-500 plate appearances for the Mets in 2013. He has minimal power (career .063 ISO), and even when he manages to get on base (.333 OBP last season), Tejada is rarely a threat to run despite the fact that the majority of his 2012 at-bats came from the leadoff spot.

2012

Tejada opened 2011 at Triple-A Buffalo, playing shortstop to prepare for a possible switch there for 2012 if Jose Reyes left town. Tejada was promoted in May, seeing time both at shortstop and second base, before landing back in the minors for a month, only to get promoted again for the balance of the year. With Reyes now in Miami, Tejada will open 2012 as the Mets' starting shortstop. Don't look for much power from him, as he has a weak ISO, but he showed improvement at the plate as 2011 wore on and could provide some a decent batting average with a useful runs scored count.

2011

With Jose Reyes out due to hyperthyroidism, Tejada opened the year as the Mets' starting shortstop but was sent down to the minors after a week. Tejada played well enough in the minors to get another promotion, seeing time at second base, but again struggled in the majors. He has decent plate discipline and a good glove but doesn't have much raw power. GM Sandy Alderson has indicated that Daniel Murphy and Luis Castillo may battle for the Mets' second base job this spring, leaving Tejada as the odd man out. In addition, Mets management believes that Tejada needs a full year at Triple-A, so barring injury it would be surprising to see him up with the big league club in 2011.