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Justin Ruggiano

34-Year-Old Outfielder – Texas Rangers

2016 Stats

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.250

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2016 Preseason Projections

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Ruggiano came from the Mariners to the Dodgers on August 31 and quickly paid dividends for his new club, hitting .291/.350/.618 in 21 games following the trade. He did most of his damage against left-...

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LEAGUE: AAA    40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 210   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:

Ruggiano signed a one-year, $1.65 million deal with the Rangers in Dec15.

April 10, 2016  –  Justin Ruggiano News

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Ruggiano was outrighted to Triple-A Round Rock on Sunday, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News 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 AAA IOW 6 25 21 3 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 6 0 0 1 .143 .280 .190 .470
2014 32 MAJ CHC 81 250 224 29 63 20 13 1 6 28 2 4 18 70 1 4 3 .281 .337 .429 .766
2015 33 AAA TAC 49 205 179 27 53 19 9 0 10 29 6 4 23 51 0 0 3 .296 .385 .514 .899
2015 33 MAJ SEA 36 81 70 8 15 6 4 0 2 3 3 2 11 27 0 0 0 .214 .321 .357 .678
2015 33 MAJ LAD 21 60 55 12 16 9 4 1 4 12 2 0 3 14 0 0 2 .291 .350 .618 .968
2015  (Multiple Teams) 33 MAJ SEA/LAD 57 141 125 20 31 15 8 1 6 15 5 2 14 41 0 0 2 .248 .333 .472 .805
2016 34 AAA ROU 25 109 92 17 19 10 5 1 4 13 2 1 15 26 0 2 0 .207 .312 .413 .725
2016 34 MAJ TEX 1 4 4 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .250 .250 .500 .750
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3-Year Averages     88 285 257 32 62 24 13 1 10 31 7 4 24 75 0 1 3 .241 .312 .416 .729
Career  (View All)     456 1,392 1,260 158 323 124 71 4 49 153 39 23 111 368 4 6 11 .256 .321 .436 .756

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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
Jun. 22 Cin Did not play.
Jun. 21 Cin Did not play.
Jun. 20 Bal Did not play.
Jun. 19 @StL Did not play.
Jun. 18 @StL Did not play.
Jun. 17 @StL Did not play.
Jun. 16 @Oak Did not play.
Jun. 15 @Oak Did not play.
Jun. 14 @Oak Did not play.
Jun. 13 @Oak Did not play.
Jun. 12 @Sea Did not play.
Jun. 11 @Sea Did not play.
Jun. 10 @Sea Did not play.
Jun. 9 Hou Did not play.
Jun. 8 Hou Did not play.
Jun. 7 Hou Did not play.
Jun. 6 Hou Did not play.
Jun. 5 Sea Did not play.
Jun. 4 Sea Did not play.
Jun. 3 Sea Did not play.
Jun. 1 @Cle Did not play.
May. 31 @Cle Did not play.
May. 30 @Cle Did not play.
May. 29 Pit Did not play.
May. 28 Pit Did not play.
May. 27 Pit Did not play.
May. 25 LAA Did not play.
May. 24 LAA Did not play.
May. 23 LAA Did not play.
May. 22 @Hou Did not play.
Last 7 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 14 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 30 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000

Justin Ruggiano: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2016 1 1
2015 47 22 15 13 2
2014 57 10 18 34
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
201630010.333.6671.000
201583155113.301.578.948
201482133130.305.512.846

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201610000.000.000.000
2015425142.143.262.527
2014142163152.268.380.720

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201640010.250.500.750
2015586123.276.414.758
2014108152180.287.417.744

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201567145132.224.522.847
2014116144102.276.440.786
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 AAA IOW 25 21 12% 24% 0.50 71% .200 .047
2014 32 MAJ CHC 250 224 7.2% 28% 0.26 69% .385 .148
2015 33 AAA TAC 205 179 11.2% 24.9% 0.45 72% .364 .218
2015 33 MAJ SEA 81 70 13.6% 33.3% 0.41 61% .317 .143
2015 33 MAJ LAD 60 55 5% 23.3% 0.21 75% .324 .327
2015  (Multiple Teams) 33 MAJ SEA/LAD 141 125 9.9% 29.1% 0.34 67% .321 .224
2016 34 AAA ROU 109 92 13.8% 23.9% 0.58 72% .242 .206
2016 34 MAJ TEX 4 4 0% 25% 0.00 75% .333 .250
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3-Year Averages     285 257 8.4% 26.3% 0.32 71% .302 .175
Career     1,392 1,260 8% 26.4% 0.30 71% .325 .180

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2016 Stat Review for Justin Ruggiano    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2015 (min 420 PA)

Contact

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.250 AVG
WEAK
75% Contact Rate
POOR
.333 BABIP
HIGH
Power

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.500 SLG
GREAT
.250 ISO
ELITE
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.00 BB/K
TERRIBLE
0.0% BB Rate
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25.0% K Rate
POOR
OPS/OBP

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.750 OPS
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.250 OBP
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Justin Ruggiano: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

The Rangers designated Ruggiano for assignment Friday, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.

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Ruggiano is starting in left field and hitting seventh Wednesday against the Mariners, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.

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Ruggiano will be on the Opening Day roster, Jeff Worth of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

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Ruggiano will play first base for the first time in his professional career Sunday in the Rangers' spring training game against the White Sox, Gerry Fraley of the Dallas Morning News reports.

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The signing of Ian Desmond to play left field will limit Ruggianio's potential role.

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Ruggiano would be among the internal candidates given an opportunity to seize the open left field spot if the knee injury to Josh Hamilton requires surgery.

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Ruggiano signed a one-year, $1.65 million deal with the Rangers on Thursday, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports.

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Ruggiano elected free agency Friday, Mark Saxon of ESPN Los Angeles reports.

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Ruggiano was sent outright to Triple-A Oklahoma City on Thursday.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016

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2015

The Cubs thought they were getting a power/speed threat when they signed Ruggiano last January. Though he hit .281 with six home runs in 2014, injuries -- particularly an ankle injury suffered in August -- limited him to just 81 games last year. He was traded to Seattle in the offseason where he'll compete for playing time in right field. Perhaps the change of scenery can revive his career.

2014

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 home runs with 15 steals over 424 at-bats. He finished second on the team in home runs, runs, RBI and steals, appearing in just 128 contests -- though that games played total was also, oddly, second-most on the team as well. Ruggiano's average dipped sharply (down 89 points from .321 in 2012) largely due to a 150-point drop in his BABIP (.401 in 2012 down to .260 in 2013). If the batted-ball luck lands somewhere in the middle and Ruggiano can fend off the young talent in the Cubs' system, he remains an intriguing player to monitor with a combination of skills to be an impact player. More likely, he'll work as a part-time player in a platoon, seeing the bulk of his at-bats against left-handed pitching.

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.