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2014 Rest-of-Season Projections (seasonal age 35)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
3 .271 0 0 0 0 .274 0.0
Birth Date1-22-1979
Height5' 10"
Weight205 lbs
Age35 years, 9 months, 2 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
3.92010
3.72011
5.12012
1.62013
2.92014
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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

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
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 98 -1.3 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.

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 566 71 154 36 1 13 67 57 67 3 1 .314 .396 .471 .310 43.5 C 2 4.9
80o 547 66 143 33 1 12 63 53 66 2 1 .300 .380 .450 .298 35.7 C 2 4.1
70o 533 63 136 31 1 12 60 50 66 2 1 .290 .369 .436 .289 30.4 C 2 3.5
60o 522 60 129 30 1 11 57 48 65 2 1 .282 .360 .423 .282 26.0 C 2 3.0
50o 511 57 123 28 1 11 55 46 65 2 0 .274 .351 .411 .275 22.0 C 2 2.6
40o 500 55 117 27 0 10 53 44 64 2 0 .266 .342 .399 .268 18.2 C 2 2.2
30o 489 52 112 26 0 10 50 42 64 2 0 .258 .332 .387 .260 14.3 C 2 1.7
20o 475 49 104 24 0 9 47 39 63 2 0 .248 .321 .373 .252 10.0 C 1 1.2
10o 456 45 95 22 0 8 44 36 62 2 0 .235 .306 .353 .239 4.3 C 1 0.6
Weighted Mean514581262911156476520.276.353.415.27723.2C 22.7

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
1% 33% 7% 14% 88%

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
20153663174148310126451851.263.335.382.2641.915.2-0.53.310.71.71.9
20163760269134290105851840.251.328.360.2541.29.5-0.52.99.3-2.31.8
2017386016613132085552860.247.324.354.2511.07.6-0.52.88.1-2.81.8
2018396166813932075551930.255.331.355.2521.17.9-0.52.78.2-2.51.9
201940424458519063737650.225.308.322.2330.20.2-0.41.714.9-16.11.3
2020416316713229075451960.238.313.329.2380.63.8-0.62.414.9-13.01.9
2021426206212727054848990.230.302.306.226-0.2-3.6-0.52.214.9-20.21.9
2022435425311024034043880.229.303.298.225-0.3-4.9-0.51.714.9-21.11.7
20234461260124261446481070.227.300.298.223-0.4-5.7-0.51.814.9-22.01.9

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
26.214.618.95.440.869.2

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 72)

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend
1 80 Frank Catalanotto 2009 .259
2 79 Smoky Burgess 1962 .307
3 79 Hideki Matsui 2009 .289
4 79 Ramon Hernandez 2011 .268
5 78 Doug Mientkiewicz 2009 .317
6 78 Todd Walker 2008 .000 DNP
7 77 Carl Yastrzemski 1975 .270
8 77 Mike Lieberthal 2007 .193
9 77 Todd Helton 2009 .310
10 77 Brian Schneider 2012 .216
11 77 Wade Boggs 1993 .273
12 76 Aubrey Huff 2012 .246
13 76 Nomar Garciaparra 2009 .245
14 76 Tony Gwynn 1995 .305
15 76 Mike Lowell 2009 .254
16 76 Scott Rolen 2010 .302
17 76 Rafael Furcal 2013 .000 DNP
18 75 Yogi Berra 1960 .290
19 75 Mark Grace 1999 .294
20 75 Mike Sweeney 2009 .276
21 75 George Brett 1988 .326
22 75 Brian Roberts 2013 .269
23 75 Johnny Damon 2009 .285
24 75 Barry Larkin 1999 .273
25 75 John Olerud 2004 .251
26 74 Marco Scutaro 2011 .267
27 74 Carlos Lee 2011 .293
28 74 Rod Carew 1981 .296
29 74 Shannon Stewart 2009 .000 DNP
30 74 Rusty Staub 1979 .259
31 74 Kosuke Fukudome 2012 .222
32 74 Rocky Colavito 1969 .000 DNP
33 74 Luis Gonzalez 2003 .307
34 74 Trot Nixon 2009 .000 DNP
35 74 Paul Lo Duca 2007 .237
36 73 Pete Rose 1976 .309
37 73 Paul Molitor 1992 .317
38 73 Al Kaline 1970 .298
39 72 Placido Polanco 2011 .257
40 72 Carlos Guillen 2011 .222
41 72 Jason Kendall 2009 .238
42 72 Orlando Hudson 2013 .000 DNP
43 72 Lyle Overbay 2012 .251
44 72 Magglio Ordonez 2009 .269
45 72 Mark Loretta 2007 .243
46 72 Sherm Lollar 1960 .245
47 72 Brady Clark 2008 .222
48 72 Don Buford 1972 .247
49 71 Gary Sheffield 2004 .309
50 71 Matt Lawton 2007 .000 DNP
51 71 Ray Durham 2007 .231
52 71 Kevin Millar 2007 .274
53 71 Mark Kotsay 2011 .259
54 71 Ross Gload 2011 .226
55 71 Eddie Murray 1991 .270
56 71 Bernie Williams 2004 .268
57 71 Vladimir Guerrero 2010 .277
58 71 Randy Winn 2009 .250
59 71 Ty Wigginton 2013 .156
60 71 Elmer Valo 1956 .287
61 71 Mark Ellis 2012 .263
62 71 Minnie Minoso 1961 .298
63 70 Aramis Ramirez 2013 .288
64 70 Moises Alou 2002 .262
65 70 Ron Hassey 1988 .269
66 70 Miguel Tejada 2009 .272
67 70 Brian Downing 1986 .317
68 70 Ron Fairly 1974 .281
69 70 Michael Young 2012 .241
70 70 Ferris Fain 1956 .000 DNP
71 70 Gabe Kapler 2011 .000 DNP
72 70 Shawn Green 2008 .000 DNP
73 70 Kent Hrbek 1995 .000 DNP
74 70 Keith Hernandez 1989 .251
75 69 Jorge Posada 2007 .324
76 69 Rico Carty 1975 .321
77 69 Ted Kluszewski 1960 .288
78 69 Gary Carter 1989 .189
79 69 Dan Driessen 1987 .242
80 69 Frank Thomas 2003 .321
81 69 Travis Hafner 2012 .287
82 69 Bobby Abreu 2009 .284
83 69 Gene Woodling 1958 .314
84 69 Chone Figgins 2013 .000 DNP
85 68 Roy White 1979 .217
86 68 Terry Crowley 1982 .268
87 68 Edgar Martinez 1998 .332
88 68 Carlos Beltran 2012 .296
89 68 Harold Baines 1994 .276
90 68 A.J. Pierzynski 2012 .279
91 68 Hal McRae 1981 .276
92 68 Rafael Palmeiro 2000 .294
93 68 Melvin Mora 2007 .255
94 68 Toby Harrah 1984 .251
95 67 Derek Jeter 2009 .288
96 67 Pete Runnels 1963 .248
97 67 Rickey Henderson 1994 .296
98 67 Paul O'Neill 1998 .304
99 67 Will Clark 1999 .309
100 67 Paul Konerko 2011 .314

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .301 .383 .463 .312
11 vs R (Multi) .282 .345 .410 .269
18 Split (Multi) -.019 -.038 -.053 -.043
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.013 -.023 -.037 -.020
30 vs L (2013) .300 .374 .463 .318
31 vs R (2013) .257 .301 .335 .228
38 Split (2013) -.043 -.073 -.128 -.090
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 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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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 -41 -4.2 -4.0 4029 8.0 2.4 4.1 -1.8 0.1
2009 8032 -34 -3.9 -3.4 4569 20.1 5.6 8.5 1.7 5.1
2010 8440 -26 -5.2 -4.3 4589 14.9 3.9 5.9 -1.4 1.6
2011 8443 -174 -22.7 -18.8 4734 13.4 3.9 5.8 -18.8 -13.0
2012 7416 -30 -1.1 -1.0 4233 12.9 3.6 5.9 2.5 4.9
2013 6634 -76 -10.3 -10.9 3982 13.9 3.7 6.5 -6.6 -4.4
2014 8298 -17 -3.0 -2.5 4813 8.0 2.2 3.2 -0.7 0.7
total 54626 -399 -49.9 -6.4 30949 85.9 23.7 5.4 -26.2 -1.0

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