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Darin Ruf 1BPhillies

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2014 Rest-of-Season Projections (seasonal age 27)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
2 .256 0 0 0 0 .280 0.0
Birth Date7-28-1986
Height6' 3"
Weight240 lbs
Age28 years, 2 months, 27 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2010
2011
0.42012
0.82013
0.42014
+proj
WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2012 PHI 25 12 37 33 4 11 2 1 3 24 2 12 0 2 0 10 0 0 .333 .351 .727 .368 4.1 -0.3 0.4
2013 PHI 26 73 293 251 36 62 11 0 14 115 33 91 7 2 0 30 0 0 .247 .348 .458 .279 8.2 -0.7 0.8
2014 PHI 27 52 117 102 13 24 8 0 3 41 8 32 4 2 1 8 0 0 .235 .310 .402 .271 3.7 0.1 0.4
Career1374473865397211201804313511614800.251.339.466.28416.1-0.81.7

Advanced

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2009 WPT A- 37 151 .313 .251 .325 .358 .258 .343 104 8.3 4.2 -2.7 -0.4 -0.1 8.9 0.9 8.9 0.9
2009 PHL Rk 20 50 .282 .234 .301 .345 .239 .400 100 1 1.3 -0.8 0.1 -0.3 1.1 0.1 1.1 0.1
2010 LWD A 32 141 .375 .261 .331 .384 .269 .382 92 17.1 4.1 -2.6 -0.7 2.0 19.1 1.9 19.1 1.9
2010 CLR A+ 97 406 .270 .257 .322 .375 .261 .351 91 4.3 11.2 -7 0.0 -2.7 5.1 0.5 5.1 0.5
2011 CLR A+ 133 554 .308 .264 .329 .389 .257 .351 102 29.8 16.6 -10.1 3.4 -3.7 31.3 3.4 31.4 3.4
2012 PHI MLB 12 37 .368 .249 .312 .389 .255 .400 97 3.9 1.0 -0.4 -0.3 -0.2 4.1 0.4 4.1 0.4
2012 REA AA 139 584 .345 .265 .330 .396 .263 .325 103 51 16.1 -8.8 -5.0 -2.2 59.5 5.8 59.5 5.8
2012 LAG Wnt 32 144 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .300 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 PHI MLB 73 293 .279 .249 .309 .385 .254 .324 106 5.4 7.7 -3.4 -0.7 0.7 8.2 0.8 8.2 0.8
2013 LEH AAA 83 350 .264 .256 .324 .388 .253 .343 102 1.5 10.0 -3.5 -2.4 -0.5 8.9 0.7 8.9 0.7
2014 PHI MLB 52 117 .271 .244 .303 .368 .252 .304 95 1.2 3.0 -1.1 0.1 0.5 3.7 0.4 3.7 0.4
2014 CLR A+ 3 13 .213 .261 .316 .385 .249 .333 105 -0.7 0.4 -0.2 -0.1 -0.1 -0.5 -0.1 -0.5 -0.1
2014 LEH AAA 23 91 .254 .261 .323 .388 .249 .309 100 -0.6 2.7 -1.1 -0.4 -1.1 0.1 -0.0 0.1 -0.0
2014 PHL Rk 6 27 .201 .250 .345 .340 .260 .158 98 -1.8 1.0 -0.4 -0.1 -0.3 -1.5 -0.2 -1.5 -0.2

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2009 PHL Rk 50 5 14 3 0 0 6 3 8 0 0 .326 .408 .395 .070 .282 1.1 0.1 0.1
2009 WPT A- 151 17 40 17 0 3 24 14 22 0 1 .301 .380 .496 .195 .313 8.9 -0.4 0.9
2010 CLR A+ 406 45 102 34 2 5 50 26 87 2 2 .277 .338 .421 .144 .270 5.1 0.0 0.5
2010 LWD A 141 25 38 7 3 4 17 21 23 3 2 .330 .443 .548 .217 .375 19.1 -0.7 1.9
2011 CLR A+ 554 72 149 43 1 17 82 56 95 0 1 .308 .388 .506 .198 .308 31.4 3.4 3.4
2012 REA AA 584 93 155 32 1 38 104 65 102 2 0 .317 .408 .620 .303 .345 59.5 -5.0 5.8
2012 LAG Wnt 144 26 31 8 0 10 27 17 42 0 0 .258 .368 .575 .317 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 PHI MLB 37 4 11 2 1 3 10 2 12 0 0 .333 .351 .727 .394 .368 4.1 -0.3 0.4
2013 LEH AAA 350 44 81 22 0 7 46 36 88 1 2 .266 .343 .407 .141 .264 8.9 -2.4 0.7
2013 PHI MLB 293 36 62 11 0 14 30 33 91 0 0 .247 .348 .458 .211 .279 8.2 -0.7 0.8
2014 LEH AAA 91 6 22 6 0 1 10 6 16 1 0 .265 .308 .373 .108 .254 0.1 -0.4 -0.0
2014 CLR A+ 13 0 3 0 0 0 2 1 3 0 0 .250 .308 .250 .000 .213 -0.5 -0.1 -0.1
2014 PHI MLB 117 13 24 8 0 3 8 8 32 0 0 .235 .310 .402 .167 .271 3.7 0.1 0.4
2014 PHL Rk 27 3 3 1 0 0 2 3 4 0 0 .130 .259 .174 .043 .201 -1.5 -0.1 -0.2

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2012 163 0.4663 0.4908 0.7500 0.6711 0.3333 0.7843 0.6897 0.2500
2013 1219 0.4914 0.4159 0.7199 0.5826 0.2548 0.8367 0.4620 0.2801
2014 468 0.4551 0.4551 0.6995 0.6479 0.2941 0.8043 0.5067 0.3005
Career18500.480.43240.71740.60690.27170.82390.49340.2826

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-06-04 2014-07-06 Minors 32 0 Left Wrist Fracture Sliding Into Wall -
2014-03-21 2014-05-15 15-DL 55 38 Left Abdomen Recovery From Previous Injury Oblique - -
2014-03-20 2014-03-21 Camp 1 0 Left Abdomen Strain Oblique - -
2013-02-27 2013-02-28 Camp 1 0 Right Arm Soreness Outfield Throwing Drills - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 PHI $500,000
2013 PHI $
2012 PHI $
YearsDescriptionSalary
2011Current$500,000
1 yrTotal$500,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 110 d1 year/$0.5M (2014)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.5M (2014). Re-signed by Philadelphia 3/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Re-signed by Philadelphia 3/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Contract purchased by Philadelphia 9/10/12.
  • Drafted by Philadelphia 2009 (20-617) (Creighton).

2014 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/11/2014 05:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
90o 481 67 122 26 1 24 77 49 117 1 0 .292 .375 .532 .321 37.5 1B 0, LF -2 3.8
80o 462 61 112 24 1 22 71 45 115 0 0 .279 .361 .508 .308 30.3 1B 0, LF -2 3.1
70o 447 58 107 23 1 21 67 43 113 0 0 .270 .350 .491 .299 25.5 1B 0, LF -2 2.5
60o 435 55 101 22 1 20 64 40 112 0 0 .262 .341 .477 .291 21.6 1B 0, LF -2 2.1
50o 424 52 96 21 1 19 61 38 110 0 0 .255 .332 .463 .284 18.0 1B 0, LF -2 1.8
40o 413 49 92 20 1 18 58 36 109 0 0 .247 .324 .450 .277 14.7 1B 0, LF -2 1.4
30o 401 47 86 18 1 17 55 34 107 0 0 .240 .315 .436 .269 11.3 1B 0, LF -2 1.0
20o 386 43 80 17 1 16 52 32 105 0 0 .231 .304 .419 .260 7.5 1B 0, LF -2 0.6
10o 367 39 72 16 0 14 47 29 102 0 0 .218 .289 .397 .247 2.7 1B 0, LF -2 0.1
Weighted Mean427539721119623911100.257.335.467.28619.11B 0, LF -21.9

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
3% 19% 13% 22% 55%

Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2014 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP VORP BRR POS_ADJ REP_ADJ RAA FRAA
201528624831383102685551610.250.326.447.2792.021.60.2-4.814.911.2-2.9
201629620821383302583561580.250.327.445.2802.121.90.2-4.914.911.7-2.8
201730629831343012584581650.241.321.435.2751.718.90.2-5.114.98.9-2.9
201831607801272902581541620.237.315.433.2711.516.40.2-5.114.96.3-2.8
201932626811413102481511480.251.321.432.2741.718.20.2-5.414.98.4-2.9
202033628801382902278511480.246.317.416.2671.213.90.2-5.614.94.3-2.9
202134624791382902277511470.246.317.414.2671.213.60.2-5.714.94.1-2.9
202235637801422902278501450.248.317.413.2671.113.30.2-5.914.94.0-2.9
202336633781392902176501480.245.314.407.2640.911.30.2-6.014.92.2-2.9

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
2.17.33.96.65.5625.5

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 73)

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend
1 92 Brandon Allen 2013 .000 DNP
2 86 Allen Craig 2012 .306
3 81 Tagg Bozied 2007 .000 DNP
4 79 Jason Botts 2008 .251
5 79 Jake Fox 2010 .227
6 78 Mat Gamel 2013 .000 DNP
7 78 Ryan Raburn 2008 .236
8 77 Jeff Larish 2010 .199
9 77 John Bowker 2011 .153
10 77 Jeff Clement 2011 .000 DNP
11 76 Mark Hamilton 2012 .000 DNP
12 76 Casper Wells 2012 .263
13 76 Chris Heisey 2012 .253
14 76 Mike Carp 2013 .322
15 76 Corey Brown 2013 .255
16 75 Zach Lutz 2013 .319
17 75 Kyle Russell 2013 .000 DNP
18 75 Fred Lewis 2008 .277
19 75 Joe Mather 2010 .179
20 75 Russ Canzler 2013 .000 DNP
21 75 Ryan Shealy 2007 .201
22 75 Josh Whitesell 2009 .239
23 74 Nick Evans 2013 .000 DNP
24 74 Matt Rizzotti 2013 .000 DNP
25 74 Brandon Boggs 2010 .036
26 74 David Cook 2009 .000 DNP
27 74 Josh Donaldson 2013 .326
28 74 Justin Ruggiano 2009 .000 DNP
29 74 Wilkin Ramirez 2013 .243
30 74 Seth Smith 2010 .272
31 74 Seth Loman 2013 .000 DNP
32 73 Tyler Flowers 2013 .212
33 73 Clint Robinson 2012 -.009
34 73 Victor Diaz 2009 .000 DNP
35 73 Mark Trumbo 2013 .274
36 73 Scott Hairston 2007 .267
37 73 Cody Ross 2008 .279
38 73 Daniel Dorn 2012 .000 DNP
39 73 Steve Pearce 2010 .322
40 73 Juan Miranda 2010 .235
41 73 Todd Frazier 2013 .260
42 73 Andrew Brown 2012 .243
43 72 Matt Joyce 2012 .277
44 72 Joe Koshansky 2009 .000 DNP
45 72 Bryan LaHair 2010 .000 DNP
46 72 Lucas Duda 2013 .286
47 72 Leonard Davis 2011 .000 DNP
48 72 David Freese 2010 .287
49 72 Ernesto Mejia 2013 .000 DNP
50 71 Mauro Gomez 2012 .257
51 71 Max Ramirez 2012 .000 DNP
52 71 Justin Maxwell 2011 .000 DNP
53 71 Nolan Reimold 2011 .279
54 71 David Winfree 2013 .000 DNP
55 71 Garrett Jones 2008 .000 DNP
56 71 Ben Francisco 2009 .275
57 71 Brennan Boesch 2012 .235
58 70 Mike Baxter 2012 .286
59 70 Scott Moore 2011 .000 DNP
60 70 Stefan Gartrell 2011 .000 DNP
61 70 Joe Gaetti 2009 .000 DNP
62 70 Cole Garner 2012 .000 DNP
63 70 Jordan Lennerton 2013 .000 DNP
64 70 Brett Carroll 2010 .247
65 70 David Smith 2008 .000 DNP
66 70 Chris Duncan 2008 .251
67 70 Chris Dickerson 2009 .272
68 70 Reynaldo Rodriguez 2013 .000 DNP
69 70 Thomas Giles 2011 .000 DNP
70 70 Josh Fields 2010 .264
71 70 Nelson Cruz 2008 .328
72 70 Jason Cooper 2008 .000 DNP
73 70 Brock Kjeldgaard 2013 .000 DNP
74 70 Brandon Waring 2013 .000 DNP
75 70 Bill Rhinehart 2012 .000 DNP
76 70 Kila Ka'aihue 2011 .228
77 69 Danny Putnam 2010 .000 DNP
78 69 Shin-Soo Choo 2010 .305
79 69 Scott Sizemore 2012 .000 DNP
80 69 Steven Hill 2012 .246
81 69 Jason Perry 2008 .097
82 69 Lou Montanez 2009 .200
83 69 Cody Overbeck 2013 .000 DNP
84 69 Josh Satin 2012 .017
85 69 John Mayberry 2011 .311
86 69 Ian Gac 2013 .000 DNP
87 69 Geovany Soto 2010 .321
88 69 Dusty Ryan 2012 .000 DNP
89 68 Brent Clevlen 2011 .000 DNP
90 68 Carlos Gonzalez 2013 .313
91 68 Ian Stewart 2012 .222
92 68 Brandon Guyer 2013 .000 DNP
93 68 Brian Dopirak 2011 .000 DNP
94 68 Larry Broadway 2008 .000 DNP
95 68 Jared Goedert 2012 .000 DNP
96 68 Jeff Baker 2008 .254
97 68 Brandon Hicks 2013 .000 DNP
98 68 Jonny Gomes 2008 .237
99 68 Jared Clark 2013 .000 DNP
100 68 Mike Wilson 2010 .000 DNP

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .208 .317 .409 .258
11 vs R (Multi) .270 .361 .501 .309
18 Split (Multi) .063 .045 .092 .050
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.013 -.023 -.037 -.020
30 vs L (2013) .188 .309 .348 .236
31 vs R (2013) .269 .363 .500 .309
38 Split (2013) .081 .055 .152 .073
39 LgAvg (2013) -.011 -.021 -.036 -.019

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2014 Due to publishing agreements, the 2014 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2014 book (available in hardcopy, e-book, and Kindle).
2013 Ruf was a college draftee in 2009 who was always old for his level, making it tough to get excited about his otherwise quality performances at each stop. Then he made everyone take notice last year with 38 home runs in Double-A, good enough to lead the minor leagues. Of course, it still came as a 25-year-old and thus wasn’t as impressive as Mike Olt hitting 10 fewer as a 23-year old at the same level. Ruf still projects as a slugging minor leaguer with a chance at some cups of coffee in the majors, where every pitch has a wrinkle. But he wouldn't be the first minor-league slugger to fail to translate a gaudy home-run total to the top level. It should say something that in the midst of his huge season, he wasn't promoted to Triple-A. On the other hand, he did get 12 games of java with the big club in September, during which he smacked three homers.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2013-08-30 13:00:00 (link to chat)Darin Ruf doing anything for you yet?
(rogero from philly)
I talked to him for 15 minutes or so earlier this week, so he did that for me. Might be writing something about him for next week, but for now I'll say that he seems like a nice guy. (Ben Lindbergh)
2013-08-08 17:30:00 (link to chat)Hey Mike Drop I.Davis for Ruf or M.Saunders.Thanks
(Chesty from New Bern,Nc)
I'd definitely drop Ike Davis in a one-and-done; the batting average has improved but the power isn't there. Michael Saunders is the better all around player, but if pitchers are going to keep throwing Darin Ruf 0-2 fastballs (like they did today), ride the hot hand. (Mike Gianella)
2013-02-27 20:00:00 (link to chat)Thoughts on Morosi's prediction for PHI to finish ahead of ATL?
(BOO-URN from parts unknown)
It seems silly, though last year at this time if you told me the Phillies were going to be a .500 team I would have thought you were huffing chemicals. Realistically, the Phillies would need a lot to go right for this to happen. If Roy Halladay returns to Cy Young form, then maybe the Phillies are an 87 win team. At that point, some combination of a breakout by Dom Brown or Darin Ruf, a full, healthy, and productive season by Ryan Howard or Chase Utley and something resembling a 2-3 win season from Delmon Young or Michael Young could make it happen. But it seems to be asking a lot for all of things to happen in 2013. (Mike Gianella)
2013-02-15 12:00:00 (link to chat)in an NL-only 12 team auction league, roughly how would you value Phillies outfielders? It seems crowded with mediocrity, unknowns and worse with Ben Revere, Delmon Young, Darin Ruf, John Mayberry Jr. Domonic Brown and Lance Nix. Any upside here?
(Broken Arrow from Texas)
Revere, Mayberry, Ruf, Brown, 50 feet of crap, Young. In all seriousness, the 1st 2 are the only ones I want to deal with. Ruf went undrafted in LABR which is 29 rounds and 15 teams for a mixed league. (Jason Collette)
2012-12-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)Darin Ruf - will he really get some quality AB's this year? What is reasonable to expect from him?
(Rockford from The Hills)
I'm not opposed to the idea of a Schierholtz/Ruf platoon in LF -- is that what's being proposed? Neither guy is gonna light the world on fire, but it's not a terrible option. (Ian Miller)
2012-11-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Should Phillies fans be more thankful for Darin Ruf or Cody Asche? And will we ever get to be thankful for Tyson Gillies?
(Governator from Philly)
Ruf over Asche, but don't get too excited about either player. Gillies can really run and play some defense, but he's a fifth outfielder due to lack of plate discipline and power. (Jason A. Churchill)
2012-10-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)What does it mean when people say Darin Ruf has dead hands?
(Lil' Sebastian from The Barn)
They aren't electric or especially fast or fluid. They are just hands. (Jason Parks)
2012-09-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)Darin Ruf has had some good ab's in his limited sample size. Any chance he has a spot out of spring training next year?
(Entheos from NJ)
Thank you for your question, Eutheos. Pretty darn good 20th round senior draft choice for Phillies' Assistant GM/Director of Scouting Marti Wolever. He put up huge numbers at the Phils' Reading affiliate this year, but with Howard a fixture, he is likely going to have to play the outfield to play with the big club in the near future. I saw him at Creighton and a little bit in spring training the last couple years, but could not make an assessment as to whether that would work. I think he is 25 now also. (Dan Evans)


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