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2016 Projections (Rest of Season Projections - seasonal age 37)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
83 .255 1 8 8 1 .256 -0.1
Birth Date1-22-1979
Height5' 10"
Weight215 lbs
Age37 years, 5 months, 8 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
4.72012
0.72013
1.72014
-1.92015
0.02016
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WARP Summary

Projected Rest-of-Season Playing Time

Last Update: 6/30/2016 08:46 ET | Phillies Depth Chart

Team Pos Order PT% PA AVG R HR RBI SB OBP SLG WARP TAv
PHI C 2 5 18 .255 8 1 8 1 .327 .370 -0.1 .256
PHI C 6 20 65 .255 8 1 8 1 .327 .370 -0.1 .256
2015 Rest-of-Season Totals2583.2558181.327.370-0.1.256

MLB Statistics

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 2.9 -1.0 0.2
2007 PHI 28 115 429 374 42 97 29 2 6 148 42 49 5 3 5 54 6 1 .259 .340 .396 .248 13.9 -14.6 -0.1
2008 PHI 29 117 373 320 47 70 14 0 4 96 44 38 4 1 4 31 1 2 .219 .320 .300 .221 8.0 1.8 1.0
2009 PHI 30 107 379 322 32 82 26 1 9 137 47 39 4 2 4 43 3 2 .255 .355 .425 .269 18.9 5.5 2.5
2010 PHI 31 121 433 371 43 112 28 1 8 166 55 54 6 1 0 53 0 1 .302 .400 .447 .312 37.3 -5.2 3.4
2011 PHI 32 132 472 410 49 116 23 0 6 157 48 48 10 1 3 40 1 0 .283 .371 .383 .292 33.4 -19.2 1.5
2012 PHI 33 114 421 372 56 121 32 0 16 201 29 50 16 4 0 68 4 0 .325 .394 .540 .324 43.1 1.4 4.7
2013 PHI 34 92 341 310 30 83 16 0 5 114 18 39 7 2 4 37 1 0 .268 .320 .368 .246 13.8 -7.2 0.7
2014 PHI 35 110 445 381 43 96 25 1 6 141 46 60 12 5 31 4 2 .252 .347 .370 .281 23.2 -8.2 1.7
2015 PHI 36 86 320 284 23 60 13 1 2 81 28 43 4 1 3 22 1 1 .211 .290 .285 .219 1.1 -19.1 -1.9
2016 PHI 37 31 125 110 13 24 3 0 3 36 14 20 1 0 0 9 1 1 .218 .312 .327 .244 2.6 -1.3 0.1
Career10523816332338387921076813073764487021253982210.265.350.393.270198.1-67.413.7

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
Minor league stats are currently shownClick to hide.
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 .258 .273 .338 .426 .000 .338 107 -1 11.1 1.4 -1.6 -2.7 8.7 0.7 8.7 0.7
2006 PHI MLB 27 78 .258 .280 .346 .458 .000 .254 98 -0.2 2.3 1.4 -1.0 -0.7 2.9 0.2 2.9 0.2
2006 SWB AAA 100 423 .319 .263 .330 .398 .000 .327 94 24.7 11.3 3.9 14.1 -0.5 39.4 5.3 39.4 5.3
2007 PHI MLB 115 429 .248 .264 .332 .417 .000 .283 104 -5.7 12.7 7.6 -14.6 -0.8 13.9 -0.1 13.9 -0.1
2008 PHI MLB 117 373 .221 .261 .329 .418 .000 .237 98 -15.7 10.8 6.4 1.8 6.5 8.0 1.0 8.0 1.0
2009 PHI MLB 107 379 .269 .262 .332 .418 .000 .264 96 3.8 10.9 6.6 5.5 -2.3 18.9 2.5 18.9 2.5
2009 LEH AAA 4 16 .256 .259 .366 .401 .000 .273 101 -0.1 0.5 0.1 0.2 -0.2 0.3 0.0 0.3 0.0
2010 PHI MLB 121 433 .312 .258 .325 .399 .000 .335 92 22.8 11.9 7.1 -5.2 -4.6 37.3 3.4 37.3 3.4
2010 LWD A 2 8 .508 .285 .339 .424 .000 .667 80 2.1 0.2 0 0.0 0.2 2.5 0.3 2.5 0.3
2010 LEH AAA 1 3 .189 .314 .383 .479 .000 .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 .000 .308 93 14.8 12.7 7.5 -19.2 -1.7 33.4 1.5 33.4 1.5
2011 CLR A+ 1 3 .236 .215 .321 .250 .000 .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 .000 .339 99 26.7 11.5 6.8 1.4 -1.9 43.1 4.7 43.1 4.7
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 .000 .291 105 -4.5 9.0 5.4 -7.2 4.0 13.8 0.7 13.8 0.7
2013 CLR A+ 2 10 .248 .240 .306 .356 .000 .000 98 -0.1 0.3 0.2 -0.0 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.3 0.0
2013 REA AA 2 7 .225 .281 .338 .433 .000 .167 105 -0.3 0.2 0.1 -0.1 0.0 0.1 -0.0 0.1 -0.0
2013 LEH AAA 2 5 .143 .247 .289 .371 .000 .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 .281 .248 .307 .378 .000 .281 97 8.9 11.5 6.9 -8.2 -4.1 23.2 1.7 23.2 1.7
2014 CLR A+ 5 19 .195 .235 .297 .347 .000 .214 97 -1.4 0.6 0.2 -0.1 0.5 -0.1 -0.0 -0.1 -0.0
2015 PHI MLB 86 320 .219 .250 .309 .392 .000 .242 99 -12.7 8.6 5.2 -19.1 0.0 1.1 -1.9 1.1 -1.9
2016 PHI MLB 31 125 .244 .245 .313 .398 .264 .241 99 -1.9 3.4 2 -1.3 -1.0 2.5 0.1 2.5 0.1
2016 PAN int 4 17 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .300 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 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 .258 8.7 -1.6 0.7
2006 SWB AAA 423 56 113 25 0 16 69 42 56 4 3 .307 .390 .505 .198 .319 39.4 14.1 5.3
2006 PHI MLB 78 5 18 1 1 3 10 5 8 0 0 .261 .316 .435 .174 .258 2.9 -1.0 0.2
2007 PHI MLB 429 42 97 29 2 6 54 42 49 6 1 .259 .340 .396 .136 .248 13.9 -14.6 -0.1
2008 PHI MLB 373 47 70 14 0 4 31 44 38 1 2 .219 .320 .300 .081 .221 8.0 1.8 1.0
2009 LEH AAA 16 1 3 1 0 0 2 3 2 0 0 .231 .375 .308 .077 .256 0.3 0.2 0.0
2009 PHI MLB 379 32 82 26 1 9 43 47 39 3 2 .255 .355 .425 .171 .269 18.9 5.5 2.5
2010 LWD A 8 1 4 2 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 .500 .500 .750 .250 .508 2.5 0.0 0.3
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 PHI MLB 433 43 112 28 1 8 53 55 54 0 1 .302 .400 .447 .146 .312 37.3 -5.2 3.4
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 33.4 -19.2 1.5
2012 PHI MLB 421 56 121 32 0 16 68 29 50 4 0 .325 .394 .540 .215 .324 43.1 1.4 4.7
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
2013 PHI MLB 341 30 83 16 0 5 37 18 39 1 0 .268 .320 .368 .100 .246 13.8 -7.2 0.7
2013 CLR A+ 10 1 1 0 0 1 3 2 0 0 0 .125 .300 .500 .375 .248 0.3 -0.0 0.0
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 REA AA 7 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .167 .286 .333 .167 .225 0.1 -0.1 -0.0
2014 PHI MLB 445 43 96 25 1 6 31 46 60 4 2 .252 .347 .370 .118 .281 23.2 -8.2 1.7
2014 CLR A+ 19 4 3 1 0 0 2 1 3 1 0 .176 .263 .235 .059 .195 -0.1 -0.1 -0.0
2015 PHI MLB 320 23 60 13 1 2 22 28 43 1 1 .211 .290 .285 .074 .219 1.1 -19.1 -1.9
2016 PAN int 17 3 5 1 0 2 5 4 1 0 0 .417 .529 1.000 .583 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2016 PHI MLB 125 13 24 3 0 3 9 14 20 1 1 .218 .312 .327 .109 .244 2.5 -1.3 0.1

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 CSAA_CHANCES CSAA_RT
2008 1387 0.5155 0.3634 0.9008 0.5231 0.1935 0.9278 0.8231 0.0992 756 -0.007778
2009 1485 0.5219 0.3960 0.8776 0.5471 0.2310 0.9316 0.7378 0.1224 764 0.002252
2010 1772 0.5011 0.3945 0.8641 0.5439 0.2443 0.9172 0.7454 0.1359 922 -0.007312
2011 1728 0.4936 0.4230 0.8523 0.5721 0.2777 0.9139 0.7284 0.1477 845 -0.002963
2012 1540 0.4909 0.4675 0.8569 0.6376 0.3036 0.9336 0.7017 0.1431 667 -0.001260
2013 1259 0.5091 0.4456 0.8717 0.6303 0.2540 0.9158 0.7580 0.1283 570 -0.005511
2014 1798 0.5106 0.3877 0.8393 0.5468 0.2216 0.9124 0.6513 0.1607 962 -0.013045
2015 1224 0.5196 0.4101 0.8725 0.5660 0.2415 0.9361 0.7113 0.1275 619 -0.001940
2016 475 0.4821 0.3937 0.8824 0.5764 0.2236 0.9697 0.6727 0.1176 0 0.000000
Career126680.50610.40960.86590.56960.24560.92460.72730.1341750.6471-0.0048

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

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
9 yrPrevious$31,630,000
2011Current$8,500,000
10 yrPvs + Cur$40,130,000
1 yrFuture$500,000
11 yrTotal$40,630,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
9 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.

2016 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/15/2015 05:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
90o 224 25 58 13 0 4 26 20 27 2 1 .300 .378 .437 .295 14.9 C 1 1.7
80o 203 22 51 11 0 4 22 18 25 1 1 .285 .361 .414 .282 10.9 C 1 1.3
70o 188 20 45 10 0 3 20 16 23 1 1 .274 .348 .398 .272 8.3 C 1 1.0
60o 175 18 41 9 0 3 18 14 22 1 0 .265 .338 .384 .264 6.3 C 1 0.8
50o 163 16 37 8 0 3 17 13 21 1 0 .256 .328 .371 .256 4.6 C 1 0.6
40o 151 14 32 7 0 2 15 12 20 1 0 .248 .318 .359 .248 3.2 C 1 0.4
30o 138 13 29 6 0 2 13 10 18 1 0 .239 .307 .345 .240 1.8 C 1 0.3
20o 123 11 25 5 0 2 12 9 17 1 0 .228 .295 .329 .231 0.4 C 1 0.1
10o 102 9 19 4 0 1 9 7 14 1 0 .214 .278 .308 .217 -1.0 C 0 -0.1
Weighted Mean168173880317132210.260.332.377.2605.4C 10.7

2016 Rest-of-Season Forecast

Last Update: 6/29/2016 09:39 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
90o 144 16 37 8 0 3 17 13 17 1 0 .298 .377 .438 .295 9.6 C -6 0.4
80o 123 13 30 6 0 2 14 11 15 1 0 .283 .360 .414 .281 6.6 C -5 0.2
70o 108 11 25 5 0 2 12 9 14 1 0 .272 .348 .397 .272 4.8 C -4 0.1
60o 95 10 23 5 0 2 10 8 12 1 0 .263 .337 .383 .263 3.4 C -4 0.0
50o 83 8 18 4 0 1 8 7 11 1 0 .255 .327 .370 .256 2.4 C -3 -0.1
40o 71 7 15 3 0 1 7 6 9 0 0 .246 .318 .357 .248 1.5 C -3 -0.1
30o 58 5 13 3 0 1 6 4 8 0 0 .237 .307 .343 .240 0.8 C -2 -0.2
20o 43 4 9 2 0 1 4 3 6 0 0 .227 .295 .327 .230 0.2 C -2 -0.2
10o 22 2 4 1 0 0 2 2 3 0 0 .212 .277 .305 .217 -0.2 C -1 -0.1
Weighted Mean88920402971110.258.332.376.2592.8C -4-0.1

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
0% 23% 15% 8% 75%

Preseason Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2016 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
201738465102014460.241.315.345.248-0.11.0-0.00.41.1-0.5-1.9
2018397110001110.246.318.349.249-0.00.2-0.00.10.2-0.1-0.3

Long-Term Forecast Based on RoS PECOTA (Beyond the 2016 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
201738375417615073435571.227.309.330.244-1.33.6-0.12.82.5-1.6-15.5
2018395366010921095047821.231.312.335.245-1.94.4-0.23.91.8-1.0-21.5
201940484538917094348770.210.302.313.234-1.83.2-0.13.31.4-1.5-19.4
20204156565117240105358850.237.327.346.254-2.13.7-0.23.70.2-0.1-22.6

Upside By Year

2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 PEAK 5
16.79.57.411.40.635.9

Previous Year Preseason Upside By Year

Yr Proj 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 PEAK 5
20156.311.82.31.9out of baseball0.222.3

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 78)

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend
1 89 Paul Lo Duca 2009 .000 DNP
2 87 Smoky Burgess 1964 .225
3 87 Scott Hatteberg 2007 .287
4 87 Gregg Zaun 2008 .259
5 86 Ramon Hernandez 2013 .226
6 85 Mark Grace 2001 .292
7 83 Mike Redmond 2008 .227
8 83 Tim McCarver 1979 .226
9 83 Marco Scutaro 2013 .271
10 82 Jason Kendall 2011 .000 DNP
11 82 Mark Loretta 2009 .206
12 82 Carlos Lee 2013 .000 DNP
13 82 Tony Gwynn 1997 .329
14 82 John Olerud 2006 .000 DNP
15 82 Rusty Staub 1981 .324
16 82 Placido Polanco 2013 .233
17 81 Mark Kotsay 2013 .192
18 81 Todd Helton 2011 .288
19 81 Sherm Lollar 1962 .258
20 80 Wade Boggs 1995 .291
21 80 Jerry Hairston 2013 .208
22 80 Kevin Millar 2009 .230
23 79 Orlando Palmeiro 2006 .210
24 79 Pete Rose 1978 .289
25 79 Dave Roberts 2009 .000 DNP
26 79 Ron Hassey 1990 .233
27 79 Del Crandall 1967 .000 DNP
28 79 Tim Raines 1997 .308
29 79 Mike Sweeney 2011 .000 DNP
30 79 Rocky Nelson 1962 .000 DNP
31 79 Jim Gilliam 1966 .239
32 78 Barry Larkin 2001 .264
33 78 Buddy Bell 1989 .179
34 78 Brian Giles 2008 .315
35 78 Adam Kennedy 2013 .000 DNP
36 78 Ernie Whitt 1989 .278
37 78 Scott Rolen 2012 .252
38 78 Wally Joyner 1999 .248
39 77 Jose Offerman 2006 .000 DNP
40 77 Bill Buckner 1987 .247
41 77 Carlos Baerga 2006 .000 DNP
42 77 Pete Runnels 1965 .000 DNP
43 77 Enos Slaughter 1953 .312
44 77 Chris Gomez 2008 .237
45 77 Bill Madlock 1988 .000 DNP
46 77 Ted Simmons 1987 .263
47 77 Mike Lowell 2011 .000 DNP
48 77 Miguel Tejada 2011 .231
49 77 Tom Lampkin 2001 .230
50 77 Ron Fairly 1976 .279
51 77 Johnny Damon 2011 .281
52 76 Ray Durham 2009 .000 DNP
53 76 Elmer Valo 1958 .254
54 76 Dave Hansen 2006 .000 DNP
55 76 Bernie Williams 2006 .252
56 76 Ryan Klesko 2008 .000 DNP
57 76 Mark Ellis 2014 .195
58 76 Randy Winn 2011 .000 DNP
59 76 Craig Counsell 2008 .246
60 76 Rich Aurilia 2009 .190
61 76 Manny Mota 1975 .237
62 76 Dave Bergman 1990 .282
63 76 Johnny Roseboro 1970 .251
64 76 Brian Roberts 2015 .000 DNP
65 76 A.J. Pierzynski 2014 .230
66 76 Lou Whitaker 1994 .288
67 76 Carl Yastrzemski 1977 .285
68 75 Tony Graffanino 2009 .137
69 75 Rico Carty 1977 .275
70 75 Don Slaught 1996 .261
71 75 Orlando Cabrera 2012 .000 DNP
72 75 Ozzie Smith 1992 .263
73 75 Jamey Carroll 2011 .271
74 75 Matt Treanor 2013 .000 DNP
75 75 Moises Alou 2004 .313
76 75 Joe Randa 2007 .000 DNP
77 75 Eric Young 2004 .254
78 75 Willie Randolph 1992 .268
79 75 Bobby Murcer 1983 .165
80 75 Dick Groat 1968 .000 DNP
81 75 Yogi Berra 1962 .248
82 75 Brian Downing 1988 .306
83 75 Carl Furillo 1959 .241
84 75 Gene Woodling 1960 .313
85 74 Gary Carter 1991 .260
86 74 Jeff Cirillo 2007 .240
87 74 Damion Easley 2007 .285
88 74 Ted Kluszewski 1962 .000 DNP
89 74 Rod Carew 1983 .294
90 74 Dave Magadan 2000 .284
91 74 Harold Baines 1996 .304
92 74 Brooks Robinson 1974 .280
93 74 Hideki Matsui 2011 .264
94 74 Dusty Baker 1986 .239
95 74 Brad Ausmus 2006 .214
96 74 Denny Walling 1991 .110
97 73 Geoff Blum 2010 .250
98 73 Bob Boyd 1957 .308
99 73 Tino Martinez 2005 .268
100 73 Tony Oliva 1976 .188

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .295 .386 .471 .324
11 vs R (Multi) .228 .306 .311 .233
18 Split (Multi) -.067 -.080 -.160 -.091
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.012 -.023 -.032 -.018
30 vs L (2015) .327 .377 .509 .329
31 vs R (2015) .183 .270 .231 .193
38 Split (2015) -.144 -.108 -.278 -.136
39 LgAvg (2015) -.009 -.021 -.026 -.016

Definition of multi-year splits

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2016 There were multiple moments during the 2015 season when Ruiz, notoriously fastidious both behind and at the plate, seemed adrift in thought and in action. It could just be that Chooch's oft-injured body is betraying him more regularly as he enters his age-37 season, with a sub-.300 OBP at the dish and a career-low 19 percent of would-be basestealers caught. The spry Ruiz of yesteryear, who swallowed errant Brad Lidge sliders with ease, has been replaced with one who permitted 35 combined passed balls and wild pitches, a career high despite his lowest innings-caught total in nine seasons. His 11 errors, including seven errant throws, were also a career high. Basically, on all fronts, the season was a disaster for Ruiz, a long-time fan favorite who will continue to see playing time transferred to Cameron Rupp and, eventually, Andrew Knapp or Jorge Alfaro. With an offseason of rest, fans can turn to hoping for a better ending to the Phillies career of a folk hero than 2015 would provide.
2015 In the past five years:

*Carlos Ruiz has a 116 OPS+ in 569 games, with 9 fielding runs above average and 17.2 WARP
*Yadier Molina has a 116 OPS+ in 659 games, with 2 fielding runs above average and 18.2 WARP

But Molina has added 39 runs with his pitch-framing, according to BP's metrics. Ruiz has given away 42 runs. And that right there is the difference between a superstar and a very good, slightly underrated, ultimately replaceable player.

2014 Exhibit A in the case against the Walk Year Effect. A 25-game sentence for amphetamines delayed Ruiz's season by 25 games; a slow start and a strained right hamstring kept him from producing anything of value until late June. He finally got going, but he wasn't the same player who was one of the game's best catchers over the previous three seasons: his walk rate was half of what it was in 2011, his isolated power took a 115-point freefall and he let about twice as many balls past him for wild pitches. Ruiz has enough intangibles to be a poor man’s Yadier Molina, handling a pitching staff well and calling a good game. Those intangibles are just going to cost his team a lot less than he might have expected a year ago.
2013 On the heels of an amazing season, Ruiz was suspended for the first 25 games of 2013 after testing positive for the banned amphetamine Adderall. How much the drug may have impacted his breakthrough is unknown. He had established himself as one of the top catchers in the game offensively in 2010-11, but nobody expected this kind of surge from a 33-year-old. Known for his keen eye, even when accounting for the intentional walks common to eight-hole hitters in the National League, Ruiz actually saw his walk rate drop to a career-low 5 percent. Those extra at-bats were turned into hits, including huge increases in Ruiz' rate of hitting doubles and home runs. Ruiz's success will likely be attributed in part to the drugs, but did the banned stimulant yield better contact? It is more likely that the confluence of these events (of his making, mind you) has simply worked against him to form an easy and unfortunate narrative.
2012 In True Average terms, Ruiz split the difference between his 2009 and his 2010, and the result was another very good season from the veteran backstop. He set a career high in games played, runs, and hits. And while he caught a career low 23% of base runners, he consistently ranks well among catchers in block percentage. The only knock on his defense comes from Mike Fast’s research into pitch framing (in which Ruiz ranked in the bottom third of catchers), but good luck getting Roy Halladay to agree on that count.
2011 Ruiz posted the third-highest TAv by a major-league catcher last season. It's tough to penalize him into a lack of productivity: if you take away his intentional walks, Ruiz still had a .381 OBP, and if you look only at his away stats, his line improves to .330/.419/.489. His signature stroke produces a line-drive double to the gap, and the backstop has walked more than he's struck out for three straight seasons. Even if his BABIP falls back to previous levels, his secondary skills are good enough to give him value. Ruiz had been a good player after coming to the big leagues late, but after turning 30 he morphed into an even better one. As a receiver he is terrific at blocking the ball and has a strong arm to boot. Under contract for two more seasons, Chooch should continue to be a bargain.
2010 It's easy to look at Ruiz's rates and figure he was reaching base effectively and providing some pop, but batting eighth helped produce eight intentional passes, and the pleasures of calling CBP home produced almost all of his pop (.553 SLG, against .313 on the road). Not everyone can do that, of course; we have Paul Bako as evidence. Ruiz had a nifty stretch run from August 2 to October 3, hitting .310/.406/.526 in 140 plate appearances that extended into the playoffs. Add in highly regarded defensive skills, and Ruiz gets to settle for being the nifty little player in star-studded lineup. He'll pair up with added vet Brian Schneider, but should still get the majority of the starts.
2009 The Phillies’ top seven batters allowed Manuel the luxury of playing Ruiz’ limp bat for most of the season and every day in October. Despite a reputation as a strong defensive catcher, Ruiz doesn’t throw well (nabbing just 23.6 percent on stolen-base attempts last year, and 26.9 percent career), and no amount of other defensive skills sell his bat. Even the walks aren’t real; outside of the eighth slot in the lineup, Ruiz has 12 unintentional passes in 182 PA. Nevertheless, the title means he’ll play, and play a lot, in '09.
2008 The average NL catcher hit .257/.318/.394 last year, so Ruiz's mediocre season still put the Phils slightly ahead of the pack. Their advantage would have been greater had Ruiz only done what we might expect a right-handed batter to do against lefty pitchers. Last year, the average NL righty batted .281/.351/.447 against southpaws, while Ruiz hit .189/.265/.311 in 104 plate appearances against them, a split that's very likely to improve this year. Ruiz was fine in the field last year, displaying an accurate arm. He's an asset for now, but given his late arrival in the major leagues, he's not going to grow from this point beyond the aforementioned correction.
2007 Given a second shot at Triple-A, Ruiz cranked up his hitting, just as he had done in second tries in Double-A and High-A ball. He did the same thing in miniature in the majors, going 5-for-35 with no extra base hits in his first call-up in May, and then hitting .379/.455/.793 in his subsequent trips to the bigs. The only thing not to like about him is that he`s already 28. That would normally elicit a comment about this being as good he gets, but there`s something about his pattern of improvement that cautions against taking a normal career path for granted.
2006 After his 2004 breakout year in Double-A and a bravura performance in the AFL, Ruiz was on the fast track of the Reading R.R. to Philly. Act II was an even better year in Triple-A in 2005, though his newfound home run power in 2004 evaporated from 17 to only four. The Panamanian didn`t sign his first pro contract until age 19, and didn`t play professionally until he was 20, so there are mitigating circumstances to his late maturation. The Phillies signed Sal Fasano for 2006, and the Italian backup stallion is the odds-on favorite to go north with the big club next April, while Ruiz heads back to Scranton.
2005 Ordinarily, it would be safe to ignore a 25-year-old who suddenly started hitting at Double-A, but Ruiz has a good excuse for being a late-bloomer: The high school that he went to in Panama did not sponsor baseball, and unlike the vast majority of Latin American prospects who get signed to contracts in their teens, Ruiz's first year in American professional ball came at age 20. Though he had never played catcher at the time of his signing, Ruiz's arm and overall defense are considered to be assets. He was added to the 40-man roster in November, and has a good chance to be a major league-caliber backup.

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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 Lg Framing Chances CSAA Framing Runs Blocking Chances EPAA Blocking Runs SB Attempts SRAA TRAA Throwing Runs FRAA Adj. FRAA
2005 aaa 0 .000 0.0 2270 -.000 0.0 39 .029 .002 -0.7 -0.7 -0.8
2006 aaa 5378 .006 5.3 2885 -.001 1.1 63 -.022 -.004 1.0 7.4 14.1
2006 mlb 1587 -.005 -1.3 942 .000 -0.1 12 .035 .000 -0.3 -1.7 -1.0
2007 mlb 8169 -.014 -18.8 4645 -.000 0.5 76 -.039 .002 1.9 -16.4 -14.6
2008 mlb 6216 -.003 -2.9 3832 -.001 1.2 81 .017 .006 -0.9 -2.6 1.8
2009 aaa 217 .002 0.1 114 -.000 0.0 1 .008 .000 -0.0 0.1 0.2
2009 mlb 6920 .002 1.9 4450 -.001 1.8 80 .012 -.005 -0.3 3.3 5.5
2010 aaa 66 -.004 -0.0 44 -.000 0.0 1 .003 -.000 -0.0 -0.0 -0.0
2010 afx 0 .000 0.0 34 -.000 0.0 1 .015 .001 -0.0 -0.0 0.0
2010 mlb 7352 -.007 -8.7 4443 -.002 1.8 61 -.003 -.009 -0.0 -7.0 -5.2
2011 afa 0 .000 0.0 27 -.000 0.0 1 .021 .000 -0.0 -0.0 -0.0
2011 mlb 7440 -.020 -22.6 4630 -.001 1.7 89 .000 -.004 0.3 -20.6 -19.2
2012 mlb 6433 -.005 -4.4 4146 -.001 0.9 86 -.046 -.000 2.4 -1.0 1.4
2013 afa 0 .000 0.0 120 .000 -0.0 4 .009 .001 -0.0 -0.0 -0.0
2013 mlb 5625 -.013 -10.8 3904 -.001 0.7 78 .012 .003 -0.5 -10.6 -7.2
2013 aax 155 -.004 -0.1 102 -.000 0.0 3 .004 .000 -0.0 -0.1 -0.1
2013 aaa 120 .002 0.0 81 -.000 0.0 0 .000 -.000 0.0 0.1 0.0
2014 afa 0 .000 0.0 126 -.001 0.0 5 .023 .002 -0.1 -0.0 -0.1
2014 mlb 7083 -.013 -13.0 4735 -.001 1.2 91 -.010 -.002 0.5 -11.2 -8.2
2015 mlb 5365 -.024 -18.8 3885 -.000 0.0 51 .050 .000 -1.3 -20.2 -19.1
2016 mlb 2059 -.009 -2.7 0 .000 0.0 17 -.001 -.005 0.1 -2.6 -1.3

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