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Darin Ruf

29-Year-Old First Baseman – Philadelphia Phillies

2015 Stats

AVG

.244

HR

7

RBI

27

R

19

SB

1

2015 Preseason Projections

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2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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 ...

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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   

September 1, 2015  –  Darin Ruf News

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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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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+ CLE 97 406 368 45 102 41 34 2 5 50 2 2 26 87 0 4 8 .277 .335 .421 .756
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
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 84 214 197 19 48 17 10 0 7 27 1 0 11 52 0 3 3 .244 .290 .401 .691
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3-Year Averages     45 147 128 17 32 13 7 0 6 16 0 0 14 45 0 2 3 .250 .333 .445 .779

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Darin Ruf 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
Sep. 4 @Bos 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 .244 .290 .401 .691
Sep. 2 @NYM 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .244 .290 .404 .694
Sep. 1 @NYM 5 2 3 0 0 1 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .245 .292 .406 .698
Aug. 31 @NYM Did not play.
Aug. 30 SD Did not play.
Aug. 29 SD Did not play.
Aug. 28 SD Did not play.
Aug. 27 NYM 6 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .235 .284 .385 .669
Aug. 26 NYM 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .238 .288 .376 .664
Aug. 25 NYM 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .239 .289 .378 .667
Aug. 24 NYM 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .240 .291 .380 .671
Aug. 23 @Mia 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .242 .292 .382 .674
Aug. 22 @Mia 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .241 .293 .379 .672
Aug. 21 @Mia Did not play.
Aug. 20 @Mia 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .241 .294 .365 .659
Aug. 19 Tor 4 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .246 .301 .371 .672
Aug. 18 Tor 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .239 .296 .368 .664
Aug. 16 @Mil 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .242 .299 .373 .672
Aug. 15 @Mil Did not play.
Aug. 14 @Mil 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .244 .297 .375 .672
Aug. 12 @Ari 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .245 .299 .377 .676
Aug. 11 @Ari 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .247 .301 .380 .681
Aug. 10 @Ari 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .247 .302 .377 .679
Aug. 9 @SD Did not play.
Aug. 8 @SD Did not play.
Aug. 7 @SD Did not play.
Aug. 6 LAD 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .248 .304 .379 .683
Aug. 5 LAD 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .305 .382 .687
Aug. 4 LAD 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .248 .301 .383 .684
Aug. 2 Atl 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .240 .294 .377 .671
Last 7 Days 10 2 4 0 0 1 7 0 3 1 0 0 0 1 .400 .400 .700 1.100
Last 14 Days 27 4 7 1 0 3 10 0 10 1 0 0 1 1 .259 .250 .630 .880
Last 30 Days 52 5 13 2 0 3 12 2 17 1 0 0 1 1 .250 .273 .462 .735

Darin Ruf: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 44 20 20
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
201577125160.377.6231.062
20146110370.295.525.916
2013699350.188.348.656

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201511572100.157.261.444
2014413010.146.220.386
20131822711250.269.500.863

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015888380.216.352.610
2014546350.167.370.652
20131482511230.284.554.943

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015104114180.269.452.771
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+ CLE 406 368 6.4% 21.4% 0.30 76% .351 .144
2010 23 A LAK 141 115 14.9% 16.3% 0.91 80% .386 .218
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 214 197 5.1% 24.3% 0.21 74% .297 .157
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3-Year Averages     147 128 9.5% 30.6% 0.31 65% .338 .195

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2015 Stat Review for Darin Ruf    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2014 (min 400 PA)

Contact

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.244 AVG
WEAK
74% Contact Rate
POOR
.297 BABIP
BELOW AVERAGE
Power

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.401 SLG
AVERAGE
.157 ISO
GOOD
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.21 BB/K
TERRIBLE
5.1% BB Rate
POOR
24.3% K Rate
POOR
OPS/OBP

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.691 OPS
WEAK
.290 OBP
POOR

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

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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Ruf is out of the lineup Monday against the Pirates.

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Ruf will start his sixth straight game Sunday against the Mets, ESPN New York's Adam Rubin reports.

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Ruf went 1-for-2 with a solo home run in Sunday's loss to the Nationals.

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Ruf will get another start in left field Thursday, the Philadelphia Daily News' Ryan Lawrence reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015

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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.