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14 Josh Rutledge SS
Height/Weight: 6-1/190 | Birthdate: 4/21/1989 | Birthplace: Birmingham, AL | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Colorado | College: None | MLB Experience: 3 | Owned/Started%: 29/22 | Average Draft Position: 272.22
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Hitters to start in Week 25


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/14/2014) Looking for a sleeper hitter for Fantasy Week 25 (Sept. 15-21)? Russell Martin, Steve Pearce, Jed Lowrie, Xander Bogaerts, Josh Rutledge and Michael Cuddyer might just fit the bill.

Find out why in the latest Start and Sit Hitters.


Josh Rutledge on roll for Rockies


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/10/2014) Shortstop Josh Rutledge has continued to provide a rare bright light in a lost season for the Rockies by maintaining a hot bat late in the season.

Rutledge is batting .500 over his last 22 at-bats with seven runs and six RBI in seven games. He has raised his batting average from .247 to .269 in September. That's his highest mark since Aug. 10.


Josh Rutledge healthy enough to play Thursday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/31/2014) Rockies infielder Josh Rutledge was out of the lineup for the fourth straight game Thursday against the Cubs due to an illness, but was feeling well enough to come into the game as a defensive replacement.

Rutledge entered the game in a double switch during the seventh inning, playing shortstop and hitting ninth in one plate appearance. He should be healthy enough to play moving forward. 


Josh Rutledge out of lineup Wednesday, available in emergency


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/30/2014) Rockies shortstop Josh Rutledge is not in Wednesday's lineup against the Cubs, but he is available in an emergency situation, MLB.com reports.

Rutledge missed Monday and Tuesday due to an illness, and it seems like he's getting better, as the team optioned a reserve infielder Wednesday. He has hit .307/.358/.486 with three home runs and 19 RBI in 140 at-bats.


Josh Rutledge misses second straight start Tuesday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/29/2014) Rockies shortstop Josh Rutledge was held out of the lineup Tuesday against the Cubs due to an upper respiratory infection, according to The Denver Post. It was the second straight start he missed.

Josh Rutledge dealing with illness


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/28/2014) Rockies infielder Josh Rutledge was scratched from the starting lineup Monday against the Cubs because of an illness, the Denver Post reports. Rutledge is hitting .307 over 140 at-bats. He'll look to return Tuesday in Chicago.

Josh Rutledge scratched Monday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/28/2014) Rockies infielder Josh Rutledge has been scratched from Monday's lineup.

It's unclear why Rutledge was scratched at this time. Charlie Culberson will take his place at shortstop. Rutledge is hitting .307 over 140 at-bats. 


Hitters to sit in Week 18


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(7/27/2014) Whether because of poor matchups, unfavorable platoon splits or the fact they're just plain cold, Yan Gomes, Allen Craig, Josh Rutledge, Lonnie Chisenhall, Andrelton Simmons and Khris Davis are "sits" for Fantasy Week 18 (July 28-Aug. 3)

Find out the "why" for each in the latest Start and Sit Hitters.


Josh Rutledge connects for third home run


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/20/2014) Rockies infielder Josh Rutledge started in place of the injured Troy Tulowitzki (thigh) Sunday at Pittsburgh and made the most of his start by going 2 for 4 with two RBI in the 5-3 loss.

Rutledge made his presence felt early with a two-run homer off Jeff Locke in the first inning. It was his third home run and first in 16 games (five starts). Rutledge had just his second multi-RBI game of the season.


Josh Rutledge hits second home run Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/28/2014) Rockies infielder Josh Rutledge clubbed his second home run Friday against the Brewers.

With his team trailing by one in the ninth inning, Rutledge stepped in against Francisco Rodriguez. On the sixth pitch of the at-bat, Rutledge belted an 84 mph changeup out to left to tie the game. Rutledge finished 3 for 4, with two runs scored and one RBI.


Josh Rutledge re-emerging as Fantasy relevant option?


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/12/2014) Rockies infielder Josh Rutledge has started four of the last five games at second base for Colorado. The Rockies haven't benched DJ LeMahieu, but have instead played him more at third base lately to get Rutledge's bat in the lineup.

This is a positive development for Rutledge, especially since he's producing offensively. He's batting .615 (8 for 13) with one triple, two RBI and seven runs in his last four games.

Charlie Culberson didn't provide the production the Rockies were looking for after Nolan Arenado went on the disabled list in late May, so it seems manager Walt Weiss is comfortable enough playing LeMahieu at third base and Rutledge at second base. 

Rutledge was impressive during his rookie season in 2012 before having a horrendous year in 2013. He's starting to show signs of bouncing back in 2014, so he could be worth a flier in deep formats and has the potential to develop into much more.


Josh Rutledge continues fast start


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(6/11/2014) Rockies second baseman Josh Rutledge went 3 for 4 with a triple, a walk, an RBI and three runs scored in a 13-10 loss to the Braves on Tuesday. Rutledge is 6 for 10 over his last three starts, raising his average to .341/.413/.537 in 41 at-bats.

Josh Rutledge gets the call Saturday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/24/2014) The Rockies recalled infielder Josh Rutledge from Triple-A Colorado Springs Saturday, after Nolan Arenado was placed on the disabled list.

Rutledge could see some playing time with Arenado likely out for a while with a finger fracture. He was hitting .318/.375/.500 in 22 at-bats earlier in the season for the Rockies. 


Rockies option Josh Rutledge


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(5/13/2014) The Rockies reinstated infielder Josh Rutledge (viral infection) from the 15-day DL and optioned him to Triple-A Colorado Springs, the team announced.

Josh Rutledge placed on 15-day DL with viral infection


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/2/2014) Rockies infielder Josh Rutledge was officially placed on the 15-day disabled list Friday because of a viral infection, the team announced. The move is retroactive to April 28. Rutledge is hitting .318 with one home run and four RBI in 22 at-bats this season.

Josh Rutledge recalled Wednesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(4/9/2014) Rockies infielder Josh Rutledge has been recalled Wednesday, according to the Denver Post

Rutledge will take the place of Wilton Lopez, who had a disastrous outing Tuesday. Rutledge was sent to the minors near the end of camp. He's hit .254/.300/.402 over 562 career at-bats. 


Rockies demote five


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(3/27/2014) The Rockies have optioned catcher Mike McKenry and infielders Josh Rutledge and Ryan Wheeler to the minors and reassigned outfelders Jason Pridie and Tim Wheeler .

Rutledge has played both middle infield positions with the Rockies. He racked up 562 at-bats in the last two seasons combined.


Josh Rutledge: I'm back to 100 percent


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(3/12/2014) Rockies probable backup middle infielder Josh Rutledge said he has fully recovered from a left ankle sprain that cost him five days of spring training. He showed it when he has hit twice turning double plays at second base in the game Tuesday.

"Nobody really hit [the ankle], but it's pretty much better now," he told MLB.com. "It was good for me to see guys coming in hard, because it lets me work on things. I worked my feet well and got the throws off and made strong throws. It's pretty much 100 percent now."

Rutledge batted .235 a year ago, but did 45 runs in 285 at-bats and steal 12 bases without being caught.


Josh Rutledge homers in return to lineup Friday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/7/2014) Rockies infielder Josh Rutledge went 1 for 2 with a two-run home run in his team's 7-2 win over the Angels Friday.

Rutledge had been sidelined since March 1 with an ankle injury before notching his first hit of the spring with the fourth-inning blast, one of four home runs off Los Angeles starter Joe Blanton. Rutledge could win the team's starting job at second base with a great spring but will likely serve as a backup middle infielder this season.


Josh Rutledge back in the lineup Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(3/7/2014) Rockies infielder Josh Rutledge is back in the team's lineup Friday, according to the Denver Post

Rutledge missed six days due to an ankle injury. He was able to pass all his tests this week, and was deemed ready for game action. Rutledge will compete for a utility spot on the team's 25-man roster. He hit .235 in 285 at-bats last year.


Josh Rutledge will need a few more days


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(3/4/2014) Rockies infielder Josh Rutledge will need a few more days before he can return to game action, according to the Denver Post.

Rutledge said the injury is getting better, but he'll still need more time. He's appeared in just one game this spring. Rutledge hit .235 in 285 at-bats last year.


Josh Rutledge dealing with ankle injury


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/3/2014) Rockies shortstop Josh Rutledge is dealing with an ankle injury, the Denver Post reports.

While he wasn't able to participate in either of his team's games Monday, Rutledge did walk through the clubhouse Monday morning, so the injury is unlikely to be serious. He went 0 for 2 in his only spring appearance Saturday.


Josh Rutledge has 2014 sleeper appeal


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(10/15/2013) Josh Rutledge is coming off a highly disappointing sophomore season, having given way to DJ LeMahieu as the Rockies' primary second baseman. If Rutledge can't make good on his potential to hit for extra-base power and provide a decent batting average, the door will be open for LeMahieu to hold down the starting role again in 2014.

If given a chance, Rutledge probably won't let that happen. The biggest difference between Rutledge's rookie and sophomore campaigns was in how many flyballs in play landed for base hits. While it would have been unlikely for Rutledge to reproduce the .217 flyball BABIP he put up in 2012 (the major league average that year was .131), he regressed far beyond the mean to hit .052 on flyballs in play this season.

Given that Rutledge became a more selective hitter this year, and his home run and stolen base prowess were left intact, he looks to be a lock to improve in 2014. A 40-plus doubles pace, like the one he set out on in 2012, is probably too much to expect, but it's not unreasonable to look forward to 15 home runs, 30 doubles, 20 stolen bases and a batting average around .270. That potential makes Rutledge a late-round sleeper in standard mixed leagues, provided that the Rockies don't give up on him as a possible everyday player.


Josh Rutledge recalled from Triple-A


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(9/1/2013) The Rockies recalled infielder Josh Rutledge from Triple-A Colorado Springs Sunday. Rutledge is batting .211 with five doubles, six home runs and 16 RBI in 67 games for Colorado this season.

Josh Rutledge injured at Triple-A


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(8/5/2013) Rockies minor league infielder Josh Rutledge was scratched from his start with Triple-A Colorado Springs Sunday due to an injured foot, the Denver Post reports. He will not be recalled if Carlos Gonzalez lands on the disabled list. 

Rutledge has played in 67 games for the Rockies this season while up in the majors. He hit .211 over that time with six home runs and 16 RBI.