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|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||300.00||15.00||.250||44.00||41.00||0.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Atlanta||44||11||3|| .389|| .477|| .250|
|vs Hale (Career)||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|vs RHP||182||49||11|| .363|| .500|| .269|
|03/14/2014||Darin Ruf, RF PHI|
Mark Melancon, RP PIT
|Jonathan Lucroy, C MIL|
|03/13/2014||Giancarlo Stanton, RF MIA||Darin Ruf, RF PHI|
Gaby Sanchez, 1B PIT
Tony Cingrani, SP CIN
|03/13/2014||Craig Kimbrel, RP ATL||Darin Ruf, RF PHI|
Anibal Sanchez, SP DET
|Last 10 Games|
|Darin Ruf doing his best to earn spot on roster |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(3/12/14) Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg sounds as though he's intrigued with the idea of finding more playing time for Darin Ruf, who is batting .280 (7 for 25) with a .520 slugging percentage, two home runs and six RBI in 12 spring games.
"He's trying to get in the lineup on opening day," Sandberg said of Ruf, per the Philadelphia Daily News. "Looking at the at-bats and swings for the last 10 days of spring training, he's one of the hot bats. He would be a guy I want in there."
While Ruf is having a productive spring, he still has to earn a spot on the opening day roster.
"[His spring numbers] are good, that'll help him," general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said. "But he's not a lock. Nobody is a lock."
|Patience, power could give Darin Ruf chance to play |
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
(2/8/14) Darin Ruf could be a lock to break camp with the Phillies despite his defensive deficiencies, the Philadelphia Inquirer has speculated. His power and patience at the plate are qualities his team is lacking.
Ruf hit 14 home runs with 33 walks in 293 plate appearances in 2013. Ryne Sandberg believes Ruf could be on line for 300 plate appearances this season.
"I like him at first base depending on how things go," Sandberg said. "If we need a righthanded bat against lefthanded pitching, we have the lineup for that. That could be Ruf in left field. He could be at first base."
His ability to get on base is a plus. Philadelphia drew fewer walks per game last year than any of its teams in the last 50 years. Ruf walked in a team-best 11.3 percent of his plate appearances a year ago.
|Darin Ruf goes deep in rout |
|by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com|
(9/16/13) Phillies first baseman Darin Ruf hit his 14th home run of the season Monday during a 12-2 win over the Miami Marlins. Ruf went deep for a two-run shot in the sixth inning for Philadelphia.
The first baseman finished 2 for 4 in the game with three runs scored. He added a walk and is batting .254 on the season.
Ruf has gone 4 for 7 in his last two games and has seen 26 RBI over 213 at-bats on the year. Still, he's also good for over a strikeout per game.
|Darin Ruf's homer count reaches 13 |
|by Al Melchior | Data Analyst|
(9/8/13) Darin Ruf knocked in two runs in the Phillies' 3-2 win over the Braves on Sunday, including an eighth-inning home run that put his team up for good. Ruf's blast off David Carpenter was his 13th of the season.
The Phillies' outfielder/first baseman went 2 for 4 with one run and one strikeout. He is now batting .250 this season.
|Darin Ruf hits 12th home run |
|by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com|
(9/1/13) Phillies outfielder Darin Ruf homered in Sunday's loss to the Cubs.
Ruf finished 1 for 3 with a walk and the solo blast. He has held his own in 172 at-bats this year, as his line sits at .256/.348/.512 with 21 RBI and 20 walks to go with 12 home runs.
|Darin Ruf garnered attention as a Draft Day sleeper last spring when it appeared he was the early favorite to win the starting left-field job for the Phillies. However, the appeal started to fade as Ruf struggled and Domonic Brown soared. We all know what happened next. Brown won the job and had a breakout season, while Ruf was demoted to the minors and wouldn't be recalled until early July. Once back in the majors, Ruf flashed his offensive potential, batting .272 with a .543 slugging percentage, .904 OPS, eight doubles, 11 home runs and 19 RBI in his first 42 games. Sadly, Ruf struggled over the final few weeks, batting .210 with three home runs and 11 RBI in his final 31 games. Had he finished strong, the Phillies might have passed on signing Marlon Byrd and turned right field over to Ruf, who will now be vying for a bench spot. Ruf definitely has potential to make an impact, but without regular at-bats, he's best left as an NL-only Fantasy reserve.
(Updated 1/9/14) |
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|3/15/14||@ BOS||7:05 pm|| |
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|3/17/14||BAL||1:05 pm|| |
|3/19/14||@ TOR||1:05 pm|| |
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