35-Year-Old Catcher – Philadelphia Phillies
2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
Ruiz began last year by serving a 25-game suspension for a second positive amphetamine test. He got off to a slow start when he returned to the active roster, and did not hit his first home run until ...
Carlos Ruiz Contract Information:
Signed a three-year, $26 million deal with the Phillies, which includes a fourth-year $4.5 million club option or a $500,000 buyout, in November of 2013.
Ruiz underwent minor arthroscopic surgery on his left shoulder Monday, MLB.com's Todd Zolecki reports.
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|Career (View All)||935||3,371||2,929||347||795||263||194||6||63||367||20||8||334||385||23||20||65||.271||.357||.406||.763|
|Sep. 27||Atl||Did not play.|
|Sep. 20||@Oak||Did not play.|
|Sep. 18||@SD||Did not play.|
|Sep. 16||@SD||Did not play.|
|Sep. 13||Mia||Did not play.|
|Sep. 10||Pit||Did not play.|
|Sep. 6||@Was||Did not play.|
|Sep. 3||@Atl||Did not play.|
|Aug. 27||Was||Did not play.|
|Last 7 Days||18||1||3||1||0||0||1||4||4||0||1||0||0||0||.167||.318||.222||.540|
|Last 14 Days||28||2||5||1||0||0||3||5||6||0||1||0||1||0||.179||.294||.214||.508|
|Last 30 Days||65||6||13||4||0||2||9||7||13||0||1||1||1||1||.200||.284||.354||.638|
Carlos Ruiz: MLB Games Played By Position
Carlos Ruiz Split Stats (View Full Split Stats)
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|Preseason||Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Carlos Ruiz||3-Year Averages||410||364||7.6%||11%||0.69||88%||.313||.138|
2014 Stat Review for Carlos Ruiz As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2013 (min 400 PA)
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Philadelphia Phillies Roster
MajorsAsche, Cody (3B)
AAAltherr, Aaron (OF)
A+Arano, Victor (P)
ABrown, Aaron (OF)
Carlos Ruiz: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Ruiz put together the best year of his career last season despite being limited by plantar fasciitis for much of August and September. His .325 average, 16 home runs, 68 RBI, and 56 runs scored were all career highs. His .343 BABIP was also a career high and well above his career average of .297. That number will correct itself in 2013 and Ruiz will likely see his average settle in somewhere closer to his .297 career average. It is also not uncommon for catchers, whose skills often are slower to develop than other players, to see a power spike in their mid-30s. Ruiz saw a big jump in his power numbers from his career average. While it makes sense to expect a drop-off in his home run totals this year, especially since he'll miss the first 25 games of the 2013 season due to a suspension for a second positive amphetamine test, it is not necessarily going to be the case that he'll crater back to his career average rate. Don't pay for the 2012 numbers and know that you won't have him until the end of April, but do expect Ruiz to be a solid catching option again this season once he resumes playing.
Ruiz put together another solid year in 2011 but failed to build on his 2010 campaign. His batting average dropped, and despite increased at-bats, he also ended up with fewer home runs and RBI than his 2010 season. Ruiz is considered an excellent catcher and his glove will keep him in the lineup five to six games a week. He's not going to win your league for you, but there are worse options to have to plug into your catching spot each week.
Ruiz had the best offensive season of his career in 2010. He hit more than .300 for the first time and posted a team-high .400 OBP. He may not be able to match those numbers again this season, but we don't expect his average to drop too much given his solid eye at the plate. Ruiz doesn't have a ton of power, but it wouldn't be shocking to see him hit double-digit home runs one of these years as he's been close twice now. Ruiz isn't a player who will carry your fantasy team, but he's a rare catcher who doesn't hurt your chances either.
Ruiz bounced back from a poor 2008 to post respectable numbers for a catcher last season. He has a good eye at the plate but he doesn't make a lot of contact when he does swing which holds his batting average down. Ruiz's greatest strength is his work behind the plate. That will ensure him the majority of the starts for the Phillies behind the plate. Brian Schneider shouldn't see more than a start or two per week, but he could cut into Ruiz's playing time should Ruiz get into a funk at the plate. Ruiz has the potential to finish in the low-teens in home runs this year and should hit around .260 which makes him a pretty good option in NL-only leagues.
Ruiz should continue to be one of those players that has a bunch of value to his real-life team but is unable to provide much to any fantasy squads. Ruiz hit .219 with four home runs, 31 RBI and 47 runs in 2008. He platooned with Chris Coste for most of the season, but received 49 of the 51 at-bats between the two in the postseason, with Philadelphia preferring Ruiz's superior defense. A similar platoon situation is expected in 2009, at least during the first-half of the season, so Ruiz does not have much, if any, fantasy value beyond deep leagues. Ruizís value is also tied to Lou Marsonís development, as the youngster could compete for Ruizís job later in the season if he continues to develop as expected.
Ruiz stole the starting job behind the plate away from Rod Barajas in April but enters spring training in 2008 as the undisputed starter at catcher. Ruiz had pretty mediocre stats, .259, six homers, 54 RBI, but provided a calming influence to the Phillies' suspect pitching staff. This was only Ruiz's second season in the big leagues, so he should be expected to improve as he gains experience.
Ruiz has quietly emerged as a starting catching prospect for the Phillies after two good years of production at Triple-A. His defense is acceptable and he showed good power in 2006, with 41 XBH in 100 games at Triple-A. Check on him in spring training to see if he has the jobóRuiz could play most of the year in the majors, or could have the rug pulled out from under him with a late-spring acquisition.
Ruiz, the Phillies' top catching prospect, had a slow start at Triple-A because of a sprained knee but finished off the year pretty well. Scouts aren't crazy about him because he's already 26, but some catchers break into the majors that late and have good careers. Ruiz makes good contact and has an opportunity, since 2006 is the last year of Mike Lieberthal's contract. He'll head back to Triple-A, and hopefully rediscover the power stroke he displayed in 2004.