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Darin Ruf

30-Year-Old First Baseman – Free Agent

2016 Stats

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.205

HR

3

RBI

9

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8

SB

0

2017 RotoWire Projections

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Ruf opened last season in a platoon with Ryan Howard at first base. He failed to capitalize on Howard's early-season struggles by also getting off to a slow start at the dish. By mid-May he was headed...

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LEAGUE: Foreign    40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 248   DOB: 7/28/1986   BORN: Omaha, NE   COLLEGE: Creighton   DRAFTED: 20th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Darin Ruf Contract Information:

Signed a one-year, $1.1 million contract with the Samsung Lions of the Korea Baseball Organization.

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Ruf signed a one-year, $1.1 million deal with the Korea Baseball Organization's Samsung Lions on Friday, Yonhap News Agency 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
2016 29 AAA LEH 95 390 350 56 103 40 18 2 20 65 0 0 29 78 0 4 7 .294 .356 .529 .885
2016 29 MAJ PHI 43 89 83 8 17 5 2 0 3 9 0 1 4 25 0 2 0 .205 .236 .337 .573
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3-Year Averages     67 167 151 17 34 13 7 0 6 18 0 0 11 42 0 2 3 .225 .287 .391 .678
Career  (View All)     286 833 737 91 177 71 35 1 35 96 1 1 68 229 1 11 16 .240 .314 .433 .747

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Darin Ruf: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2016 14 13 13
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
2016283140.286.429.695
201597178220.371.6601.107
20146110370.295.525.916

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016555250.164.291.511
2015171134171.158.275.483
2014413010.146.220.386

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016323120.156.313.489
2015117136170.205.393.672
2014546350.167.370.652

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016515270.235.353.626
2015151176221.258.430.746
2014487030.313.438.784
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
2016 29 AAA LEH 390 350 7.4% 20% 0.37 78% .329 .235
2016 29 MAJ PHI 89 83 4.5% 28.1% 0.16 70% .255 .132
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3-Year Averages     167 151 6.6% 25.1% 0.26 72% .272 .166
Career     833 737 8.2% 27.5% 0.30 69% .300 .193

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Darin Ruf Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 1B 422 -3 49 -3 0 -3 190 -2 60 -1 -2 0 -1
2015 LF 153.3 0 31 0 0 69 1 36 0
2016 1B 63 -3 8 -1 -1 -2 12 -1 2 0 -1 0 0
2016 LF 86 0 16 0 0 49 1 12 0
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 1B 0 -1 0 -3 0 -4
2015 LF 0 -1 1 0 0 -1 0 0 0 -1
2016 1B 0 0 0 -2 0 -2
2016 LF 0 1 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2016 Stat Review for Darin Ruf    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2016 (min 410 PA)

Plate Discipline

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0.16 BB/K
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4.5% BB Rate
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28.1% K Rate
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OPS/OBP

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.573 OPS
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.236 OBP
TERRIBLE
Contact

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.205 AVG
TERRIBLE
.255 BABIP
LOW
 
Power

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.337 SLG
TERRIBLE
.132 ISO
POOR

2017 Projected Stats Breakdown for Darin Ruf

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

Ruf was traded to the Dodgers on Friday along with Darnell Sweeney in exchange for Howie Kendrick.

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Ruf is out of the lineup Monday against the Marlins, Jim Salisbury of CSN Philadelphia reports.

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Ruf will start in left field for the third straight game Sunday against the Braves, MLB.com reports.

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

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Ruf went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI for Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Friday.

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

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Ruf could be sent to Triple-A if the Phillies opt to promote Tommy Joseph from the minors soon, Jim Salisbury of CSN Philadelphia reports.

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Ruf is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Brewers.

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Manager Pete Mackanin said Ruf might play the entire series against the Brewers this weekend, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2016

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 partner after hitting .295 with three home runs and a .916 OPS against lefties in 2014. He was even more potent against lefties last season with a .371 average, eight home runs and a 1.107 OPS in 97 at-bats. The problem for Ruf is his struggles against righties when given opportunities. The Phillies will likely open the year with Howard and Ruf in a platoon again. If they can find a taker for Howard at some point, the team could give Ruf a shot as a regular at first. That makes him an interesting sleeper in leagues that go deep into the player pool.

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.