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Justin Ruggiano

32-Year-Old Outfielder – Chicago Cubs

2014 Stats

AVG

.281

HR

6

RBI

28

R

29

SB

2

2014 Preseason Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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 hom...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 205   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:

Signed a one-year, $2 million contract with the Cubs in January 2014, avoiding arbitration.

November 4, 2014  –  Justin Ruggiano News

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Ruggiano (ankle) was activated from the 60-day DL on Tuesday, Bruce Miles of the Daily Herald 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 MON 121 481 405 76 112 52 33 6 13 73 14 9 65 105 1 3 7 .277 .383 .484 .867
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
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
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3-Year Averages     88 298 272 32 70 26 15 0 11 33 10 5 24 74 1 0 1 .257 .320 .434 .754
Career  (View All)     398 1,247 1,131 138 291 108 62 3 43 137 34 21 97 326 4 6 9 .257 .319 .431 .751

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats      ▼ Games By Position     ▼ Batter Vs. Pitcher

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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
Sep. 28 @Mil Did not play.
Sep. 27 @Mil Did not play.
Sep. 26 @Mil Did not play.
Sep. 24 StL Did not play.
Sep. 23 StL Did not play.
Sep. 22 StL Did not play.
Sep. 21 LAD Did not play.
Sep. 20 LAD Did not play.
Sep. 19 LAD Did not play.
Sep. 18 LAD Did not play.
Sep. 17 Cin Did not play.
Sep. 16 Cin Did not play.
Sep. 15 Cin Did not play.
Sep. 14 @Pit Did not play.
Sep. 13 @Pit Did not play.
Sep. 12 @Pit Did not play.
Sep. 10 @Tor Did not play.
Sep. 9 @Tor Did not play.
Sep. 8 @Tor Did not play.
Sep. 7 Pit Did not play.
Sep. 6 Pit Did not play.
Sep. 5 Pit Did not play.
Sep. 3 Mil Did not play.
Sep. 2 Mil Did not play.
Sep. 1 Mil Did not play.
Aug. 31 @StL Did not play.
Aug. 30 @StL Did not play.
Aug. 30 @StL Did not play.
Aug. 29 @StL Did not play.
Aug. 28 @Cin 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
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
201482133130.305.512.846
2013133188245.248.504.833
201291157153.330.7141.129

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014142163152.268.380.720
201329131102610.210.347.631
20121972362111.305.452.806

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014108152180.287.417.744
2013171203197.216.316.629
2012150194179.313.493.867

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014116144102.276.440.786
20132532915318.225.451.738
2012138199195.312.580.955
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 MON 481 405 13.5% 21.8% 0.62 74% .345 .207
2006 24 AA JAC 351 297 13.1% 21.7% 0.61 74% .316 .175
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
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3-Year Averages     298 272 8.1% 24.8% 0.32 73% .316 .177
Career     1,247 1,131 7.8% 26.1% 0.30 71% .325 .174

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▲ Basic Stats      ▲ Split Stats      ▲ Games By Position

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

Contact

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.281 AVG
GOOD
69% Contact Rate
TERRIBLE
.385 BABIP
HIGH
Power

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.429 SLG
GOOD
.148 ISO
AVERAGE
Plate Discipline

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0.26 BB/K
POOR
7.2% BB Rate
WEAK
28.0% K Rate
TERRIBLE
OPS/OBP

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.766 OPS
GOOD
.337 OBP
GOOD

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Justin Ruggiano: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Ruggiano (ankle) was transferred to the 60-day disabled list Tuesday, MLB.com's Carrie Muskat reports.

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Ruggiano (ankle) underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left ankle Friday and is out for the year, Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune reports.

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Ruggiano (ankle) will visit a specialist, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

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Ruggiano (ankle) was placed on the 15-day DL on Wednesday, MLB.com's Carrie Muskat reports.

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Ruggiano (ankle) remains out of the Cubs' lineup Tuesday against the Reds.

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Ruggiano (ankle) is out of the lineup Sunday against the Orioles.

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Ruggiano was scratched from Saturday's lineup due to left ankle soreness.

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Ruggiano is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Giants, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.

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Ruggiano is out of the lineup Friday against the Mets.

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Ruggiano (groin) is back in the lineup Thursday against the Brewers.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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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.