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Carlos Ruiz

35-Year-Old Catcher – Philadelphia Phillies

2014 Stats

AVG

.256

HR

6

RBI

30

R

42

SB

4

2014 Preseason Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Ruiz began last year by serving a 25-game suspension for a second positive amphetamine test. He got off to a slow start when he returned to the active roster, and did not hit his first home run until ...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 10"   WT: 206   DOB: 1/22/1979   BORN: David, Panama   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Carlos Ruiz Contract Information:

Signed a three-year, $26 million deal with the Phillies, which includes a fourth-year $4.5 million club option or a $500,000 buyout, in November of 2013.

September 20, 2014  –  Carlos Ruiz News

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Carlos Ruiz 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 REA 102 386 352 46 100 35 15 2 18 52 8 5 23 38 1 3 7 .284 .338 .491 .829
2005 26 AAA SCR 100 388 347 50 103 38 25 9 4 40 4 5 30 48 1 7 3 .297 .351 .455 .806
2006 27 AAA SCR 100 423 368 56 113 41 25 0 16 69 4 3 42 56 1 3 9 .307 .389 .505 .894
2006 27 MAJ PHI 27 78 69 5 18 5 1 1 3 10 0 0 5 8 2 1 1 .261 .316 .435 .751
2007 28 MAJ PHI 115 429 374 42 97 37 29 2 6 54 6 1 42 49 5 3 5 .259 .340 .396 .735
2008 29 MAJ PHI 117 373 320 47 70 18 14 0 4 31 1 2 44 38 4 1 4 .219 .320 .300 .620
2009 30 AAA LEH 4 16 13 1 3 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 .231 .375 .308 .683
2009 30 MAJ PHI 107 379 322 32 82 36 26 1 9 43 3 2 47 39 4 2 4 .255 .355 .425 .780
2010 31 A LAK 2 8 8 1 4 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .500 .500 .750 1.250
2010 31 AAA LEH 1 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 .000 .333 .000 .333
2010 31 MAJ PHI 121 433 371 43 112 37 28 1 8 53 0 1 55 54 0 1 6 .302 .400 .447 .847
2011 32 A+ CLE 1 3 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .666
2011 32 MAJ PHI 132 472 410 49 116 29 23 0 6 40 1 0 48 48 3 1 10 .283 .371 .383 .754
2012 33 MAJ PHI 114 421 372 56 121 48 32 0 16 68 4 0 29 50 0 4 16 .325 .394 .540 .934
2013 34 A+ CLE 2 10 8 1 1 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 .125 .300 .500 .800
2013 34 AA REA 2 7 6 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .167 .286 .333 .619
2013 34 AAA LEH 2 5 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .400
2013 34 MAJ PHI 92 341 310 30 83 21 16 0 5 37 1 0 18 39 4 2 7 .268 .320 .368 .688
2014 35 A+ CLE 5 19 17 4 3 1 1 0 0 2 1 0 1 3 0 0 1 .176 .263 .235 .498
2014 35 MAJ PHI 104 423 363 42 93 31 24 1 6 30 4 1 42 56 1 5 12 .256 .348 .377 .725
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3-Year Averages     112 410 364 45 106 32 23 0 9 48 2 0 31 45 2 2 11 .291 .363 .429 .791
Career  (View All)     929 3,349 2,911 346 792 262 193 6 63 366 20 7 330 381 23 20 65 .272 .357 .407 .764

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Carlos Ruiz 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. 20 @Oak Did not play.
Sep. 19 @Oak 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .256 .348 .377 .725
Sep. 18 @SD Did not play.
Sep. 17 @SD 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .258 .349 .381 .730
Sep. 16 @SD Did not play.
Sep. 15 @SD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .258 .350 .381 .731
Sep. 14 Mia 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .258 .350 .381 .731
Sep. 13 Mia Did not play.
Sep. 12 Mia 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .258 .351 .382 .733
Sep. 11 Pit 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .261 .355 .387 .742
Sep. 10 Pit Did not play.
Sep. 9 Pit 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .258 .353 .386 .739
Sep. 8 Pit 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .260 .356 .389 .745
Sep. 7 @Was 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .263 .359 .393 .752
Sep. 6 @Was Did not play.
Sep. 5 @Was 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .263 .361 .392 .753
Sep. 3 @Atl Did not play.
Sep. 2 @Atl 3 1 2 1 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .264 .362 .385 .747
Sep. 1 @Atl 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .260 .358 .370 .728
Aug. 31 @NYM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .262 .359 .373 .732
Aug. 30 @NYM 4 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .262 .357 .373 .730
Aug. 29 @NYM 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .259 .356 .369 .725
Aug. 27 Was Did not play.
Aug. 26 Was 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .263 .359 .373 .732
Aug. 25 Was 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .265 .363 .377 .740
Aug. 24 StL Did not play.
Aug. 23 StL 5 0 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .265 .364 .368 .732
Aug. 22 StL 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .262 .363 .364 .727
Aug. 20 Sea Did not play.
Aug. 19 Sea 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 .259 .362 .362 .724
Last 7 Days 10 1 2 0 0 0 2 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 .200 .250 .200 .450
Last 14 Days 29 2 5 1 0 0 3 1 6 0 0 0 2 1 .172 .188 .207 .395
Last 30 Days 65 6 16 4 0 3 12 3 10 1 0 2 2 1 .246 .292 .446 .738

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Carlos Ruiz: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 103
2013 86
2012 106
2011 128 1
2010 118
2009 107

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Carlos Ruiz Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20148115250.259.444.862
20138092160.300.463.836
2012103155180.320.515.906

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014282274254.255.358.684
2013230213211.257.335.636
20122694111504.327.550.946

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014197162143.254.350.687
2013170234231.288.412.749
2012167278332.317.527.928

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014166264161.259.410.772
201314071140.243.314.615
2012205298352.332.551.940
Carlos Ruiz 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 REA 386 352 6% 9.8% 0.61 89% .277 .207
2005 26 AAA SCR 388 347 7.7% 12.4% 0.63 86% .336 .158
2006 27 AAA SCR 423 368 9.9% 13.2% 0.75 85% .328 .198
2006 27 MAJ PHI 78 69 6.4% 10.3% 0.63 88% .259 .174
2007 28 MAJ PHI 429 374 9.8% 11.4% 0.86 87% .285 .137
2008 29 MAJ PHI 373 320 11.8% 10.2% 1.16 88% .237 .081
2009 30 AAA LEH 16 13 18.8% 12.5% 1.50 85% .273 .077
2009 30 MAJ PHI 379 322 12.4% 10.3% 1.21 88% .266 .170
2010 31 A LAK 8 8 0% 25% 0.00 75% .667 .250
2010 31 AAA LEH 3 2 33.3% 33.3% 1.00 50% .000 .000
2010 31 MAJ PHI 433 371 12.7% 12.5% 1.02 85% .337 .145
2011 32 A+ CLE 3 3 0% 0% 0.00 100% .333 .000
2011 32 MAJ PHI 472 410 10.2% 10.2% 1.00 88% .309 .100
2012 33 MAJ PHI 421 372 6.9% 11.9% 0.58 87% .343 .215
2013 34 A+ CLE 10 8 20% 0% 0.00 100% .000 .375
2013 34 AA REA 7 6 14.3% 0% 0.00 100% .167 .166
2013 34 AAA LEH 5 5 0% 0% 0.00 100% .200 .000
2013 34 MAJ PHI 341 310 5.3% 11.4% 0.46 87% .293 .100
2014 35 A+ CLE 19 17 5.3% 15.8% 0.33 82% .214 .059
2014 35 MAJ PHI 423 363 9.9% 13.2% 0.75 85% .289 .121
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3-Year Averages     410 364 7.6% 11% 0.69 88% .313 .138
Career     3,349 2,911 9.9% 11.4% 0.87 87% .296 .135

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2014 Stat Review for Carlos Ruiz    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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.256 AVG
WEAK
85% Contact Rate
GREAT
.289 BABIP
BELOW AVERAGE
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.377 SLG
WEAK
.121 ISO
WEAK
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.75 BB/K
GREAT
9.9% BB Rate
GOOD
13.2% K Rate
GREAT
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.725 OPS
WEAK
.348 OBP
GOOD

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Carlos Ruiz: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Ruiz said Thursday that he has been playing with a sore left shoulder all season, CSN Philadelphia reports.

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Ruiz is out of the lineup Thursday against the Padres, Jim Salisbury of CSN Philadelphia reports.

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Ruiz is not in the lineup Tuesday, CSN Philadelphia's Jim Salisbury reports.

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Ruiz is out of the lineup Saturday against the Marlins.

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Ruiz is out of the lineup Wednesday, the Morning Call's Stephen Gross reports.

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Ruiz is out of the lineup Saturday against the Nationals, William Ladson of MLB.com reports.

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Ruiz is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Braves, Ryan Lawrence of the Philadelphia Daily News reports.

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Ruiz is out of the lineup Sunday against the Mets, Jim Salisbury of CSN Philly reports.

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Ruiz is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Nationals, Stephen Gross of The Morning Call reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

Ruiz put together the best year of his career last season despite being limited by plantar fasciitis for much of August and September. His .325 average, 16 home runs, 68 RBI, and 56 runs scored were all career highs. His .343 BABIP was also a career high and well above his career average of .297. That number will correct itself in 2013 and Ruiz will likely see his average settle in somewhere closer to his .297 career average. It is also not uncommon for catchers, whose skills often are slower to develop than other players, to see a power spike in their mid-30s. Ruiz saw a big jump in his power numbers from his career average. While it makes sense to expect a drop-off in his home run totals this year, especially since he'll miss the first 25 games of the 2013 season due to a suspension for a second positive amphetamine test, it is not necessarily going to be the case that he'll crater back to his career average rate. Don't pay for the 2012 numbers and know that you won't have him until the end of April, but do expect Ruiz to be a solid catching option again this season once he resumes playing.

2012

Ruiz put together another solid year in 2011 but failed to build on his 2010 campaign. His batting average dropped, and despite increased at-bats, he also ended up with fewer home runs and RBI than his 2010 season. Ruiz is considered an excellent catcher and his glove will keep him in the lineup five to six games a week. He's not going to win your league for you, but there are worse options to have to plug into your catching spot each week.

2011

Ruiz had the best offensive season of his career in 2010. He hit more than .300 for the first time and posted a team-high .400 OBP. He may not be able to match those numbers again this season, but we don't expect his average to drop too much given his solid eye at the plate. Ruiz doesn't have a ton of power, but it wouldn't be shocking to see him hit double-digit home runs one of these years as he's been close twice now. Ruiz isn't a player who will carry your fantasy team, but he's a rare catcher who doesn't hurt your chances either.

2010

Ruiz bounced back from a poor 2008 to post respectable numbers for a catcher last season. He has a good eye at the plate but he doesn't make a lot of contact when he does swing which holds his batting average down. Ruiz's greatest strength is his work behind the plate. That will ensure him the majority of the starts for the Phillies behind the plate. Brian Schneider shouldn't see more than a start or two per week, but he could cut into Ruiz's playing time should Ruiz get into a funk at the plate. Ruiz has the potential to finish in the low-teens in home runs this year and should hit around .260 which makes him a pretty good option in NL-only leagues.

2009

Ruiz should continue to be one of those players that has a bunch of value to his real-life team but is unable to provide much to any fantasy squads. Ruiz hit .219 with four home runs, 31 RBI and 47 runs in 2008. He platooned with Chris Coste for most of the season, but received 49 of the 51 at-bats between the two in the postseason, with Philadelphia preferring Ruiz's superior defense. A similar platoon situation is expected in 2009, at least during the first-half of the season, so Ruiz does not have much, if any, fantasy value beyond deep leagues. Ruizís value is also tied to Lou Marsonís development, as the youngster could compete for Ruizís job later in the season if he continues to develop as expected.

2008

Ruiz stole the starting job behind the plate away from Rod Barajas in April but enters spring training in 2008 as the undisputed starter at catcher. Ruiz had pretty mediocre stats, .259, six homers, 54 RBI, but provided a calming influence to the Phillies' suspect pitching staff. This was only Ruiz's second season in the big leagues, so he should be expected to improve as he gains experience.

2007

Ruiz has quietly emerged as a starting catching prospect for the Phillies after two good years of production at Triple-A. His defense is acceptable and he showed good power in 2006, with 41 XBH in 100 games at Triple-A. Check on him in spring training to see if he has the jobóRuiz could play most of the year in the majors, or could have the rug pulled out from under him with a late-spring acquisition.

2006

Ruiz, the Phillies' top catching prospect, had a slow start at Triple-A because of a sprained knee but finished off the year pretty well. Scouts aren't crazy about him because he's already 26, but some catchers break into the majors that late and have good careers. Ruiz makes good contact and has an opportunity, since 2006 is the last year of Mike Lieberthal's contract. He'll head back to Triple-A, and hopefully rediscover the power stroke he displayed in 2004.