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Justin Ruggiano

35-Year-Old Outfielder – Free Agent

2017 Stats

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.217

HR

2

RBI

4

R

2

SB

1

2017 Preseason Projections

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Ruggiano spent most of the early portion of 2016 in the minors and suffered from a couple different injuries once he got called up, limiting his 2016 campaign to just 56 games and only nine in the maj...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 205   DOB: 4/12/1982   DRAFTED: 25th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Justin Ruggiano Contract Information:

Signed a minor league deal with the Giants in December of 2016.

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Ruggiano opted out of his minor-league deal with the Giants and will become a free agent, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area 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 LAD 21 60 55 12 16 9 4 1 4 12 2 0 3 14 0 0 2 .291 .350 .618 .968
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  (Multiple Teams) 33 MAJ LAD/SEA 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 44 190 164 26 37 18 10 1 7 23 3 1 23 53 0 2 1 .226 .321 .427 .748
2016 34 AAA LAS 3 12 11 2 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 .273 .333 .364 .697
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
2016 34 MAJ NYM 8 22 20 4 7 2 0 0 2 6 0 1 2 9 0 0 0 .350 .409 .650 1.059
2016  (Multiple Teams) 34 MAJ TEX/NYM 9 26 24 4 8 3 1 0 2 7 0 1 2 10 0 0 0 .333 .385 .625 1.010
2017 35 AAA SAC 45 169 157 23 44 19 13 0 6 21 1 2 9 33 0 1 2 .280 .325 .478 .803
2017 35 MAJ SF 19 63 60 2 13 3 1 0 2 4 1 1 1 17 0 1 1 .217 .238 .333 .571
3-Year Averages     49 137 124 17 34 11 7 0 4 16 2 2 11 40 0 1 1 .274 .336 .427 .763
Career  (View All)     483 1,477 1,340 164 343 129 72 4 53 163 40 25 114 394 4 7 12 .256 .318 .434 .753

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Justin Ruggiano: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2017 17 5 2 12
2016 7 1 6 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
2017210000.238.238.511
2016183260.333.7221.122
201583155113.301.578.948

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017392241.205.385.604
201661010.333.333.667
2015425142.143.262.527

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017361111.222.306.528
2016120010.167.250.417
2015586123.276.414.758

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017241130.208.375.634
2016124260.5001.0001.571
201567145132.224.522.847
Justin Ruggiano vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

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% .485 .187
2006 24 AA JAC 351 297 13.1% 21.7% 0.61 74% .312 .175
2006 24 AA MON 481 405 13.5% 21.8% 0.62 74% .341 .207
2007 25 AAA DUR 546 482 9.7% 27.7% 0.35 69% .413 .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% .402 .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% .334 .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% .289 .152
2012 30 AAA OKL 137 117 13.1% 17.5% 0.75 79% .367 .256
2012 30 MAJ MIA 319 288 9.1% 26.3% 0.35 71% .401 .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% .375 .148
2015 33 AAA TAC 205 179 11.2% 24.9% 0.45 72% .364 .218
2015 33 MAJ LAD 60 55 5% 23.3% 0.21 75% .324 .327
2015 33 MAJ SEA 81 70 13.6% 33.3% 0.41 61% .317 .143
2015  (Multiple Teams) 33 MAJ LAD/SEA 141 125 9.9% 29.1% 0.34 67% .321 .224
2016 34 AAA ROU 190 164 12.1% 27.9% 0.43 68% .283 .201
2016 34 AAA LAS 12 11 8.3% 25% 0.33 73% .375 .091
2016 34 MAJ TEX 4 4 0% 25% 0.00 75% .333 .250
2016 34 MAJ NYM 22 20 9.1% 40.9% 0.22 55% .556 .300
2016  (Multiple Teams) 34 MAJ TEX/NYM 26 24 7.7% 38.5% 0.20 58% .500 .292
2017 35 AAA SAC 169 157 5.3% 19.5% 0.27 79% .319 .198
2017 35 MAJ SF 63 60 1.6% 27% 0.06 72% .262 .116
3-Year Averages     137 124 8% 29.2% 0.28 68% .370 .153
Career     1,477 1,340 7.7% 26.7% 0.29 71% .322 .178

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

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Justin Ruggiano Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 LF 33 -1 9 -1 -1 30 -1 20 0
2015 CF 88.3 -9 25 -5 -9 16 -1 51 -5
2015 RF 48.3 0 12 0 0 22 1 20 0
2015 LF 113.7 1 17 0 1 73 1 62 0
2015 RF 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0
2016 LF 9 1 3 1 1 9 1 0 0
2016 CF 42 -2 16 -1 -2 17 0 6 0
2016 RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 LF 33 0 5 1 0 15 0 14 -1
2017 CF 5 0 2 0 0 3 0 1 0
2017 RF 99 -4 21 -2 -4 69 -2 26 0
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 LF 1 -1 0 0 0 1 0 -1 0 0
2015 CF -2 -2 -2 0 0 -1 0 -5 0 -6
2015 RF 1 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 LF 0 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 -1
2015 RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
2016 CF 0 1 -2 0 0 0 0 -1 0 -1
2016 RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 LF 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 RF -1 -1 -1 0 0 -1 -1 -2 0 -4

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2017 Stat Review for Justin Ruggiano    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2016 (min 410 PA)

Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.06 BB/K
TERRIBLE
1.6% BB Rate
TERRIBLE
27.0% K Rate
POOR
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.571 OPS
TERRIBLE
.238 OBP
TERRIBLE
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.217 AVG
TERRIBLE
.262 BABIP
LOW
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.333 SLG
TERRIBLE
.116 ISO
POOR

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

Ruggiano was designated for assignment on Friday, Alec Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

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Ruggiano is batting seventh and playing right field Thursday, Alec Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

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Ruggiano went 1-for-3 with a solo home run during Saturday's win over Cincinnati.

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Ruggiano had his contract purchased from Triple-A Sacramento on Saturday, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

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Ruggiano (shoulder) is 1-for-15 with one walk and nine strikeouts through seven spring games.

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Ruggiano (shoulder) signed a minor league deal with the Giants on Friday, Baseball America's Matt Eddy reports.

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Ruggiano (shoulder) was outrighted off the 40-man roster by the Mets on Friday, but elected free agency.

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Ruggiano (shoulder) underwent surgery Monday, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.

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Ruggiano (shoulder) has been transferred to the 60-day disabled list to open up a spot on the 40-man roster for newly-acquired reliever Fernando Salas, Adam Rubin of ESPN reports.

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Ruggiano (shoulder) was placed on the disabled list Saturday, Matt Ehalt of The Record reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2016

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-handed pitching, posting wide platoon splits - .301/.370/.578 vs. LHP and a meager .143/.265/.262 vs. RHP. Ruggiano has hit as many as 18 home runs in a season (2013), the same year that he swiped 15 bases in what will likely go down as a career year with the Marlins. Ruggiano turns 34 in April, and is unlikely to again be a big league regular, but his ability to hit left-hand pitching should win him a role as a backup outfielder in Texas after he signed a one-year deal with the Rangers.

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.