|2013 Season (CBSSports.com)||420.00||17.00||.274||63.00||55.00||20.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Arizona||4||0||0|| .000|| .000|| .000|
|vs McCarthy (Career)||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|vs RHP||93||18||3|| .286|| .323|| .194|
|Last 10 Games|
|Justin Ruggiano not in starting lineup|
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(5/16/13) Marlins outfielder Justin Ruggiano is not in the starting lineup Thursday.
Ruggiano is getting a normal day off and should return to the starting lineup Friday against the Diamondbacks. He'll be replaced by Chris Coghlan, who will hit fifth. Ruggiano has failed to hit for average this year, with a .218/.302/.421 slash line. He has hit seven homers this year.
|Regression hitting Justin Ruggiano hard|
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(5/9/13) Marlins outfielder Justin Ruggiano has struggled after a breakout 2012.
Much of his success last season was built on an extremely high .400 BABIP, which was expected to regress this year. In 116 at-bats this season, Ruggiano is hitting just .233/.310/.440. Hitters who strike out as much as Ruggiano rarely hit .300, and he's feeling the full impact of his 26.4 percent strikeout rate this year. The most promising part of Ruggiano's game is that he's continued to hit for power. He not considered an elite power hitter, and could have trouble offsetting his low average.
|Justin Ruggiano is badly underowned|
|by Nando Di Fino | Senior Fantasy Writer|
(5/6/13) Owned in 32 percent of leagues, Justin Ruggiano's two-homer game on Sunday wrapped up a week of solid play from the 31-year-old Marlins outfielder.
In his last seven games, Ruggiano is hitting .296, with three home runs, eight runs scored, and a 1.091 OPS. Thanks to back issues, Ruggiano was limited to just 35 at-bats in spirng training and was initially subjected to a center field platoon with Chris Coghlan (an experiment that lasted about three days).
Ruggiano is already among the top 25 in the league in home runs (with six) and the top 35 in steals (with four), putting him on pace to surpass 30 home runs and 20 doubles on the season. With a steadily climbing average, now may be the time to add Ruggiano, before more Fantasy owners take notice of his production.
|Justin Ruggiano part of historic club|
|by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com|
(5/6/13) Marlins outfielder Justin Ruggiano became a part of an exclusive group during Sunday's win over Philadelphia. According to MLB.com, Ruggiano became just the eighth player since the early 1900s to record two home runs and get hit by a pitch twice in the same game.
The last player to accomplish the rare feat was Jonny Gomes on June 12, 2010 while he was a member of the Reds. Ruggiano, meanwhile, has amassed three homers over his past four games.
|Justin Ruggiano homers twice vs. Phillies|
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(5/6/13) Marlins outfielder Justin Ruggiano enjoyed another big day at the plate as he unleashed two home runs Sunday afternoon against the Phillies.
Ruggiano took reliever Chad Durbin deep for a solo home run in the eighth and capitalized in the ninth with a two-run shot off Jeremy Horst. He also drew a walk and was hit by a pitch twice as he finished 2 for 3 with four runs scored, two homers and three RBI in a 14-2 victory.
Ruggiano snapped out of a 3-for-19 funk with his first multi-home run game of his career. He is hitting .237 (14 for 59) with five home runs and eight RBI in his last 15 games. The 30-year-old has a .236/.314/.462 slash line with six homers and 15 RBI in 106 at-bats.
Justin Ruggiano not in starting lineup
Dodgers take series from Miami
Chris Capuano pitched effectively into the seventh inning and Scott Van Slyke homered, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 5-3 victory over the Miami Marlins on Sunday.
Hit Parade for Week 7
Which hitters are trending in a negative direction? Which upcoming schedules may favor some of your sluggers in Fantasy Week 7? Our Scott White shares his take on all of your bats in his Hit Parade.
Down on the Farm: Yelich is the real prize in Miami
Notice to Marcell Ozuna owners: Christian Yelich is on the horizon and there might not be room for both of them in Miami's outfield. Scott White says Yelich is the long-term answer in Down on the Farm.
Waiver Wire: Looking for some relief?
Heath Bell and Junichi Tazawa are drawing plenty of interest in Fantasy with their recent role changes. Our Nando Di Fino speaks to their value and helps prioritize your waiver claims.
|Though he possesses power, speed and a good glove, Justin Ruggiano never got much of a chance to stick in the majors before last season. When he did get opportunities, he didn't do much with them. That all changed when Ruggiano came over to the Marlins from the Astros in a May trade, as it didn't take long for manager Ozzie Guillen to start penciling him into the lineup. Even with missing nearly two weeks at the end of the season with a shoulder injury, Ruggiano started 74 games for the Marlins and he hit .313 with 13 home runs and 14 stolen bases. Though he strikes out a little too often, he can use his speed and gap power to keep his batting average high. Add in the potential for a 20-20 season and ample playing time, and you have an outfielder who is worth a late-round look in standard mixed leagues. (Updated 11/30/12)|
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|5/18/13||ARI||7:10 pm||Brandon McCarthy|
|5/19/13||ARI||1:10 pm||Wade Miley|
|5/20/13||PHI||7:10 pm||Cole Hamels|
|5/21/13||PHI||7:10 pm|| |
|5/22/13||PHI||7:10 pm||Cliff Lee|
|5/24/13||@ CHW||8:10 pm||Hector Santiago|
|5/25/13||@ CHW||7:15 pm||Jake Peavy|