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Carlos Ruiz CPhillies

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
9 3371 .271 .357 .406 .276 22.4
Birth Date1-22-1979
Height5' 10"
Weight205 lbs
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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
2006 PHI 27 27 78 69 5 18 1 1 3 30 5 8 1 1 2 10 0 0 .261 .316 .435 .258 2.7 0.5 0.3
2007 PHI 28 115 429 374 42 97 29 2 6 148 42 49 5 3 5 54 6 1 .259 .340 .396 .248 14.7 1.4 1.6
2008 PHI 29 117 373 320 47 70 14 0 4 96 44 38 4 1 4 31 1 2 .219 .320 .300 .221 8.4 4.2 1.3
2009 PHI 30 107 379 322 32 82 26 1 9 137 47 39 4 2 4 43 3 2 .255 .355 .425 .269 20.4 0.3 2.1
2010 PHI 31 121 433 371 43 112 28 1 8 166 55 54 6 1 0 53 0 1 .302 .400 .447 .312 36.6 0.9 3.9
2011 PHI 32 132 472 410 49 116 23 0 6 157 48 48 10 1 3 40 1 0 .283 .371 .383 .292 34.1 0.7 3.7
2012 PHI 33 114 421 372 56 121 32 0 16 201 29 50 16 4 0 68 4 0 .325 .394 .540 .324 45.2 2.6 5.1
2013 PHI 34 92 341 310 30 83 16 0 5 114 18 39 7 2 4 37 1 0 .268 .320 .368 .246 14.2 0.7 1.6
2014 PHI 35 110 445 381 43 96 25 1 6 141 46 60 12 5 1 31 4 2 .252 .347 .370 .282 22.1 4.1 2.9
Career935337129293477951946631190334385652023367208.271.357.406.276198.415.322.4

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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
2001 LWD A 73 263 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .279 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 CLR A+ 92 369 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .220 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 CLR A+ 15 56 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .319 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 REA AA 52 188 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .281 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 REA AA 101 383 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .277 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 SWB AAA 100 388 .275 .273 .341 .425 .252 .338 103 6.3 11.2 1.1 0.1 -3.1 15.2 1.4 15.2 1.4
2006 PHI MLB 27 78 .258 .280 .346 .458 .277 .254 98 -0.2 2.3 1.4 0.5 -0.7 2.7 0.3 2.7 0.3
2006 SWB AAA 100 423 .319 .263 .330 .398 .259 .327 94 24.7 11.3 3.9 -0.3 -0.5 41.2 4.0 41.2 4.0
2007 PHI MLB 115 429 .248 .264 .332 .417 .258 .283 104 -5.7 12.7 7.6 1.4 -0.8 14.7 1.6 14.7 1.6
2008 PHI MLB 117 373 .221 .261 .329 .418 .262 .237 98 -15.7 10.8 6.4 4.2 6.5 8.4 1.3 8.4 1.3
2009 PHI MLB 107 379 .269 .262 .332 .418 .264 .264 96 3.8 10.9 6.6 0.3 -2.3 20.4 2.1 20.4 2.1
2009 LEH AAA 4 16 .256 .259 .366 .401 .261 .273 101 -0.1 0.5 0.1 0.1 -0.2 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.0
2010 PHI MLB 121 433 .312 .258 .325 .399 .268 .335 92 22.8 11.9 7.1 0.9 -4.6 36.6 3.9 36.6 3.9
2010 LWD A 2 8 .508 .285 .339 .424 .298 .667 80 2.1 0.2 0 0.0 0.2 2.4 0.2 2.4 0.2
2010 LEH AAA 1 3 .189 .314 .383 .479 .279 .000 85 -0.2 0.1 0.1 -0.0 0.0 -0.1 -0.0 -0.1 -0.0
2011 PHI MLB 132 472 .292 .253 .315 .387 .259 .308 93 14.8 12.7 7.5 0.7 -1.7 34.1 3.7 34.1 3.7
2011 CLR A+ 1 3 .236 .215 .321 .250 .222 .333 103 -0.1 0.1 0.1 -0.0 -0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0
2012 PHI MLB 114 421 .324 .254 .316 .396 .257 .339 99 26.7 11.5 6.8 2.6 -1.9 45.2 5.1 45.2 5.1
2012 PAN int 4 18 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .333 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 PHI MLB 92 341 .246 .254 .314 .392 .259 .291 105 -4.5 9.0 5.4 0.7 4.0 14.2 1.6 14.2 1.6
2013 CLR A+ 2 10 .248 .240 .306 .356 .246 .000 98 -0.1 0.3 0.2 -0.0 0.0 0.7 0.1 0.7 0.1
2013 REA AA 2 7 .225 .281 .338 .433 .272 .167 105 -0.3 0.2 0.1 -0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0
2013 LEH AAA 2 5 .143 .247 .289 .371 .253 .200 102 -0.6 0.1 0.1 -0.0 -0.0 -0.4 -0.0 -0.4 -0.0
2014 PHI MLB 110 445 .282 .248 .307 .378 .257 .281 97 9 11.5 6.9 4.1 -4.1 22.1 2.9 22.1 2.9
2014 CLR A+ 5 19 .195 .235 .297 .347 .240 .214 97 -1.4 0.6 0.2 -0.0 0.5 -0.4 -0.0 -0.4 -0.0

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
2001 LWD A 263 21 65 14 3 4 32 10 27 5 4 .261 .291 .390 .129 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 CLR A+ 369 35 73 18 3 5 32 18 30 3 1 .213 .264 .327 .114 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 REA AA 188 22 45 6 0 2 16 12 15 1 1 .266 .324 .337 .071 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 CLR A+ 56 5 17 0 0 2 9 2 5 2 2 .315 .339 .426 .111 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 REA AA 383 45 99 15 2 17 50 22 37 8 4 .284 .339 .484 .201 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 SWB AAA 388 50 104 25 9 4 40 30 48 4 5 .300 .360 .458 .159 .275 15.2 0.1 1.4
2006 SWB AAA 423 56 113 25 0 16 69 42 56 4 3 .307 .390 .505 .198 .319 41.2 -0.3 4.0
2006 PHI MLB 78 5 18 1 1 3 10 5 8 0 0 .261 .316 .435 .174 .258 2.7 0.5 0.3
2007 PHI MLB 429 42 97 29 2 6 54 42 49 6 1 .259 .340 .396 .136 .248 14.7 1.4 1.6
2008 PHI MLB 373 47 70 14 0 4 31 44 38 1 2 .219 .320 .300 .081 .221 8.4 4.2 1.3
2009 LEH AAA 16 1 3 1 0 0 2 3 2 0 0 .231 .375 .308 .077 .256 0.2 0.1 0.0
2009 PHI MLB 379 32 82 26 1 9 43 47 39 3 2 .255 .355 .425 .171 .269 20.4 0.3 2.1
2010 LEH AAA 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 .000 .333 .000 .000 .189 -0.1 -0.0 -0.0
2010 LWD A 8 1 4 2 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 .500 .500 .750 .250 .508 2.4 0.0 0.2
2010 PHI MLB 433 43 112 28 1 8 53 55 54 0 1 .302 .400 .447 .146 .312 36.6 0.9 3.9
2011 CLR A+ 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .000 .236 0.1 -0.0 0.0
2011 PHI MLB 472 49 116 23 0 6 40 48 48 1 0 .283 .371 .383 .100 .292 34.1 0.7 3.7
2012 PAN int 18 0 4 0 0 0 2 3 2 0 0 .308 .444 .308 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 PHI MLB 421 56 121 32 0 16 68 29 50 4 0 .325 .394 .540 .215 .324 45.2 2.6 5.1
2013 REA AA 7 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .167 .286 .333 .167 .225 0.1 -0.0 0.0
2013 CLR A+ 10 1 1 0 0 1 3 2 0 0 0 .125 .300 .500 .375 .248 0.7 -0.0 0.1
2013 LEH AAA 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .000 .143 -0.4 -0.0 -0.0
2013 PHI MLB 341 30 83 16 0 5 37 18 39 1 0 .268 .320 .368 .100 .246 14.2 0.7 1.6
2014 CLR A+ 19 4 3 1 0 0 2 1 3 1 0 .176 .263 .235 .059 .195 -0.4 -0.0 -0.0
2014 PHI MLB 445 43 96 25 1 6 31 46 60 4 2 .252 .347 .370 .118 .282 22.1 4.1 2.9

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
2008 1398 0.5494 0.3728 0.9115 0.5365 0.1714 0.9417 0.7963 0.0885
2009 1486 0.5417 0.4011 0.8909 0.5503 0.2247 0.9526 0.7124 0.1091
2010 1725 0.5328 0.3964 0.8755 0.5484 0.2221 0.9226 0.7430 0.1245
2011 1743 0.5221 0.4291 0.8596 0.5747 0.2701 0.9293 0.6978 0.1390
2012 1541 0.5062 0.4688 0.8657 0.6449 0.2878 0.9384 0.6986 0.1343
2013 1261 0.5337 0.4544 0.8953 0.6419 0.2398 0.9352 0.7730 0.1047
2014 1802 0.5233 0.3898 0.8490 0.5525 0.2107 0.9155 0.6575 0.1510
Career109560.52920.4150.87620.57630.2330.93270.72160.1236

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-09-14 2014-09-14 DTD 0 0 Left Shoulder Soreness Bothered All Season -
2014-06-27 2014-07-23 15-DL 26 22 - Head Concussion HBP -
2013-09-28 2013-09-30 DTD 2 2 Right Hand Contusion - -
2013-05-20 2013-06-18 15-DL 29 27 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
2012-08-03 2012-09-07 15-DL 35 32 Left Foot Strain Partial Tear Plantar Fascia - -
2012-08-01 2012-08-02 DTD 1 1 Left Foot Plantar Fasciitis Plantar Fasciitis -
2012-07-30 2012-07-31 DTD 1 0 Left Foot Plantar Fasciitis - -
2012-06-16 2012-06-17 DTD 1 1 - Abdomen Strain Oblique - -
2012-05-28 2012-05-30 DTD 2 2 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
2012-05-22 2012-05-22 DTD 0 0 Right Wrist Soreness - -
2012-05-10 2012-05-11 DTD 1 0 - Hand Soreness - -
2012-04-20 2012-04-22 DTD 2 2 Left Wrist Sprain - -
2011-09-18 2011-09-19 DTD 1 1 - Ankle Soreness - -
2011-08-17 2011-08-19 DTD 2 2 - Groin Contusion Testicle By Foul Ball - -
2011-06-24 2011-06-26 DTD 2 2 Face Surgery Root Canal 2011-06-24
2011-04-28 2011-05-13 15-DL 15 12 Low Back Tightness -
2010-10-09 2010-10-10 DTD 1 0 Left Knee Contusion HBP on Patella -
2010-10-03 2010-10-03 DTD 0 0 Left Elbow Contusion HBP -
2010-08-13 2010-08-14 DTD 1 1 Thigh Strain Quadriceps -
2010-06-19 2010-07-10 15-DL 21 20 Head Concussion Broken Bat While Catching -
2010-06-16 2010-06-17 DTD 1 1 Left Ankle Soreness -
2010-05-26 2010-05-27 DTD 1 1 Shoulder Soreness -
2010-05-13 2010-05-17 DTD 4 3 Right Knee Sprain Capsule -
2010-03-30 2010-04-01 Camp 2 0 Left Arm Contusion -
2010-03-23 2010-03-24 Camp 1 0 General Medical Respiratory Flu -
2009-09-23 2009-09-30 DTD 7 7 Left Wrist Soreness -
2009-09-19 2009-09-22 DTD 3 2 Left Wrist Sprain -
2009-08-06 2009-08-07 DTD 1 1 Right Thumb Contusion Foul Ball -
2009-07-10 2009-07-12 DTD 2 2 Neck Stiffness -
2009-04-11 2009-05-02 15-DL 21 17 Right Abdomen Strain Oblique -
2009-03-08 2009-03-11 Camp 3 0 Neck Strain -
2008-06-01 2008-06-03 DTD 2 2 Left Hand Contusion HBP -
2007-09-30 2007-09-30 DTD 0 0 Left Elbow Contusion HBP -
2007-03-20 2007-03-29 Camp 9 0 Right Shoulder Inflammation Biceps Tendinitis -
2004-05-06 2004-05-13 Minors 7 0 - Head Concussion -
2001-06-17 2001-07-19 Minors 32 0 Right Elbow Inflammation -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2017 PHI $500,000
2016 PHI $8,500,000
2015 PHI $8,500,000
2014 PHI $8,500,000
2013 PHI $5,000,000
2012 PHI $3,700,000
2011 PHI $2,750,000
2010 PHI $1,900,000
2009 PHI $475,000
2008 PHI $425,000
2007 PHI $380,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
7 yrPrevious$14,630,000
2011Current$8,500,000
8 yrPvs + Cur$23,130,000
3 yrFuture$17,500,000
11 yrTotal$40,630,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
7 y 69 dMarc Kligman3 years/$26M (2014-16), 2017 option

Details
  • 3 years/$26M (2014-16), plus 2017 club option. Re-signed by Philadelphia as a free agent 11/18/13. 14:$8.5M, 15:$8.5M, 16:$8.5M, 17:$4.5M club option, $0.5M buyout. Performance bonuses: may earn additional $0.5M annually for making 125 starts. Limited no-trade clause allowing Ruiz to block deals to four clubs. (Ruiz reaches 10-and-5 rights in July, 2016.)
  • 3 years/$8.85M (2010-12), plus 2013 club option. Signed extension with Philadelphia 1/24/10 (avoided arbitration, $2.5M-$1.7M). 10:$1.9M, 11:$2.75M, 12:$3.7M, 13:$5M club option, $0.5M buyout. Philadelphia exercised 2013 option 10/29/12. Placed on restricted list 11/27/12.
  • 1 year/$0.475M (2009). Re-signed by Philadelphia 2/25/09.
  • 1 year/$0.425M (2008)
  • 1 year/$0.38M (2007)
  • Signed 1998 as an amateur free agent from Panama.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2011-01-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)Need 3 keepers from the following… Carlos Ruiz $3, Nyjer Morgan $10, Johnny Cueto $12, Jorge Delarosa $9, Bud Norris $1, Jonathan Sanchez $10, Ubaldo $26. NL only, 12 teams $260 budget
(D Brown from Pittsburgh)
I say Ruiz, De La Rosa and Sanchez. Rob McQuown says Ruiz, Cueto and Sanchez. Cueto and DLR should both get good run support and have quality defenses behind them, though Colorado is obviously a potential problem. (Marc Normandin)
2010-11-11 13:00:00 (link to chat)What are you expecting out of Carlos Ruiz offensively in 2011?
(Bill Baer (Crashburn Alley) from Philly)
I'd guess .265/.350/.410. His great season last year was mostly BABIP fueled, but he definitely has hit the ball much better in 2009 and 2010 than he did in 2008. He's not going to hit many HR, he's not going to strike out a lot, and he's clearly established himself as about a 10-12% BB/PA, so projecting him comes to guessing his BABIP. I think .285 is about right, and I think that would give you something like the slash line I guessed. He's not the easy ground ball machine he was before, but he's not a big time gap hitter. (Matt Swartz)
2010-09-15 14:00:00 (link to chat)Dusty Baker has stubbornly kept his lowest OBP guys at the top of the lineup. How many more runs would the Reds have scored with the Hannigan-Hernandez combo leading off and either Rolen or Bruce hitting second, with Phillips moving into the middle of the order and Cabrera in the eight- or nine-hole?
(Cambridge from Cambridge)
I'm not sure the effect here is as large as it may seem, and that is because I don't truly know how Hannigan or Hernandez would perform that far up in the order. It is easy to assume that players and their numbers are locked and that moving them around keeps everything in place, but I don't know that to be true. For instance, there were Phillies blogs calling for Carlos Ruiz to leadoff or bat second because of his OBP ~ .400, but he also walks alot because he bats in front of the pitcher. It is likely that Hannigan would net more runs in the leadoff spot than Cabrera, but I don't know if the difference is 5 or 15 runs, and given that they are making the playoffs anyway, the answer is likely immaterial anyway. (Eric Seidman)
2010-01-26 14:00:00 (link to chat)You're the Phils GM, and Atlanta offers you McCann and Jurrjens for Hamels, Carlos Ruiz, Dominic Brown, and Gillies. Pull the trigger?
(Chris from Atl)
Brown and Gillies in the equation probably tips it to no. Make it just Gillies and we could talk. (Tommy Bennett)
2009-10-08 14:00:00 (link to chat)Roto question (sorry): keeper league, just dealt Rasmus/Andy LaRoche/Carlos Ruiz for Buster Posey/Gallado/Looper. Thoughts?
(Silv from NY, NY)
Stop playing with the local Girl Scout Troop. Ruiz and Looper cancel, and you're way ahead on the rest of it.

Don't ask me three questions at once. Thanks. (Not you, Silv.) (Joe Sheehan)
2009-07-30 14:00:00 (link to chat)are the Phillies done? Part of me would like to see them go after V-Mart.... start him 60% of the time at catcher, and have him play first against tough lefties.
(Jeff from PA)
I think the Phillies are done because they also got the right-handed outfield bench bat they were looking for in Benny Francisco. They have a strong enough lineup to get by with Carlos Ruiz behind the plate and it wouldn't make sense to give up three more prospects for Martinez. (John Perrotto)
2008-10-24 14:00:00 (link to chat)I really did think Baldelli checked his swing (and I hate to cite Joe Morgan, but so did he)... Does the rulebook even define a swing in purely physical terms? Also, odds that someone from Fox tells Joe & Tim that Carlos Ruiz isn't from Venezuela before Game 3?
(Bill W from Brooklyn NY)
So far as I know there's no official definition. One hears "breaking the wrists" (not in the hired-goons-send-a-message sense) and bathead crossing the front of the plate as considerations, but it's apparently the discretion of the umpires.

I have zero faith that McCarver and Buck would even care if/when confronted with the truth about Ruiz. Certainly didn't come up last night and he was on base four times. (Jay Jaffe)
2008-07-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)"Sure, he may steal bases, but he's at a 61% success rate at Triple-A, and major league catchers are better at that game. " Are MLB catchers really better at throwing out runners? I understand your point, but maybe major league catchers get more leeway because they can hit (i.e. Piazza, LoDuca, etc.). Most backup players (i.e. Jose Molina, Carlos Ruiz) are usually the better defensive players who just don't hit well. Just a theory.
(Pat from Tufts)
That's a great question, Pat. I talked to Kevin Goldstein about it, and well, we're both unsure. It's not something you can determine with just SB/CS rates, because guys who are trying to learn the ins and outs of stealing are going to go all the time, even when it's not a good idea for them.

For this one scenario though, I'd think that stealing at a 61% rate in Triple-A when you're going often like McCutchen has is a bad thing if you're heading to the majors immediately after. Your question has me wondering about the bigger picture though, for sure. Thoughts, everyone else? (Marc Normandin)
2008-06-23 12:00:00 (link to chat)Does the Phillies mini slide over the last 2 weeks change their approach to the trade market? There have been murmurs that Shane Victorino or Carlos Ruiz could be dealt off the major league roster in a big move. Any truth to that? Thanks.
(JM from MD)
I just don't see the Phillies making a big move. I've been wrong many times before but I think, their recent sturggles notwithstanding, that they feel they already have a club good enough to play in October. I see them making tweaks more than big moves. (John Perrotto)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2010-10-06 10:00:002010 Playoffs Day One"faithdies (DE): Carlos Ruiz: underrated, overrated or just right?"

He had the third-highest TAv of all catchers with 300+ PAs this year. I think he's regarded as somewhat worse than that. (Tommy Bennett)
2009-10-21 17:00:00NLCS Game 5Lost (the island): Who is Chooch, and what is WPA?

Chooch = Carlos Ruiz's nickname
WPA = Win Percentage Added, measures the % chance of winning before and after at-bats and sums them up. (Matt Swartz)
2009-10-15 17:00:002009 NLCS Game One (Phillies/Dodgers)Carlos Ruiz is a "big weapon?" (Steven Goldman)

Advanced Catching Metrics

Year Framing Chances Extra Strikes Framing Runs Framing Runs per 7000 Blocking Chances PB/WP Saved Blocking Runs Blocking Runs per 7000 Total Receiving Runs Total Receiving Runs per 7000
2008 7363 -43 -4.3 -4.1 4029 8.0 2.4 4.1 -1.9 0.1
2009 8032 -34 -3.9 -3.4 4569 20.1 5.6 8.5 1.7 5.1
2010 8440 -26 -5.3 -4.4 4589 14.9 3.9 5.9 -1.4 1.5
2011 8443 -172 -22.4 -18.5 4734 13.4 3.9 5.8 -18.5 -12.8
2012 7416 -28 -1.1 -1.0 4233 12.9 3.6 5.9 2.5 4.9
2013 6634 -66 -9.5 -10.0 3982 13.9 3.7 6.5 -5.8 -3.5
2014 8298 -37 -1.7 -1.4 4813 8.0 2.2 3.2 0.5 1.8
total 54626 -406 -47.7 -6.1 30949 85.9 23.7 5.4 -24.0 -0.7

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