|2013 Season (CBSSports.com)||420.00||17.00||.274||63.00||55.00||20.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Danks (Career)||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|vs LHP||52||12||4|| .310|| .538|| .231|
|05/22/2013||B.J. Upton, CF ATL||John Mayberry, RF PHI|
Justin Ruggiano, CF MIA
Brandon McCarthy, SP ARI
|05/21/2013||Doug Fister, SP DET|
Justin Ruggiano, CF MIA
|J.J. Hardy, SS BAL|
|05/21/2013||Laynce Nix, LF PHI|
Cliff Lee, SP PHI
|Justin Ruggiano, CF MIA|
Wade Miley, SP ARI
|Last 10 Games|
|Justin Ruggiano primed for a rebound|
|by Al Melchior | Data Analyst|
(5/20/13) After going a week without a base hit, Justin Ruggiano earned the wrath of Fantasy owners and became one of the most dropped outfielders on CBSSports.com. His ownership rate has fallen from 39 to 32 percent, but that just provides an opportunity for owners to get a potentially productive outfielder on the cheap.
Ruggiano is doing almost everything he did in last year's breakout season. He is hitting home runs slightly ahead of last season's pace and is producing runs at roughly the same clip, even though the Marlins have the lowest-scoring offense in the majors. Even Ruggiano's five steals don't put him far off his 2012 course.
The big difference is Ruggiano's batting average on ground balls. Last season, he hit .364 on grounders, which he was going to be difficult to repeat, but he's overdone the regression with a .140 ground ball batting averge this year. Ruggiano will eventually find the happy medium and produce enough to be relevant in 14-team mixed leagues and deeper formats.
|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.
Hit Parade for Week 9
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Slowey leaves with injury; Marlins running out of All-Star candidates
Marlins right-hander Kevin Slowey exited Wednesday's start with a lat strain, leaving the team woefully short on legitimate MLB players.
Phillies 7, Marlins 3
Delmon Young homered and Ryan Howard added three hits and three RBI to help carry the Philadelphia Phillies to a 7-3 win over the Miami Marlins on Tuesday night.
Justin Ruggiano primed for a rebound
Hit Parade for Week 8
Some heavy hitters are finally starting to return to form and good health, leaving owners with many tough decisions. Our Scott White looks at all of the streaks and matchups in his latest Hit Parade.
|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|
|5/25/13||@ CHW||7:15 pm||Jake Peavy|
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