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14 Josh Rutledge 2B
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%: 12/5 | Average Draft Position: 273.91
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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. 


Rockies option Josh Rutledge back to minors


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/22/2013) The Rockies optioned infielder Josh Rutledge to Triple-A Colorado Springs Monday. Rutledge hit .143 (10 for 70) with a home run, two doubles and three RBI in a 24-game stint with Colorado.

Josh Rutledge steals base as pinch runner


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/30/2013) Rockies infielder Josh Rutledge was called upon to pinch-run in the ninth inning of Saturday's game against the Giants and stole his sixth base of the season before scoring the winning run in a 2-1 victory.

Rutledge has struggled at the plate in June, hitting .140/.229/.233 with one home run and two RBI in 43 at-bats.


Josh Rutledge should turn season around


by Nando Di Fino | Senior Fantasy Writer
(6/20/2013) Since being recalled from a stint at Triple-A, Rockies shortstop Josh Rutledge has suffered through a cold snap, going 1-for-22 (.045 average) with a home run and seven strikeouts.

Rutledge has played in five of the team's six games since his recall, manning shortstop three times and second base twice. He's seemingly lost all momentum from his minor-league stint, when he hit .348 with two home runs and 13 runs scored in 69 at-bats. But Rutledge is too good of a hitter to wallow in the low-.200s and can offer some power and speed (he was on a 20/20 pace before his May demotion) once his hitting picks up. 

There's no real issue if you're dumping Rutledge to go after someone like Nick Franklin, but dropping Rutledge just out of pure frustration may backfire -- he's shown enough skill in a few categories to merit a slightly longer leash than one week. 


Josh Rutledge already out of lineup


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/17/2013) Rockies infielder Josh Rutledge is not in the team's starting lineup Monday against the Blue Jays. 

Rutledge was called up to replace Troy Tulowitzki, and has started the last three games. He'll be replaced by Jonathan Herrera. Rutledge is hitting .228/.285/.351 in 171 at-bats. 


Josh Rutledge goes deep in first game back


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/15/2013) Rockies infielder Josh Rutledge made his presence felt in his first game back in the majors Friday night against the Phillies.

Rutledge, who played at second base, took starter Kyle Kendrick deep for a two-run home run in the fourth inning. He finished 1 for 5 with one run scored and two RBI in an 8-7 defeat. He is hitting .241/.295/.370 in 44 games in the majors. He is expected to play second and shortstop while Troy Tulowitzki recovers from a fractured rib.

Rockies recall Josh Rutledge


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/14/2013) As expected, the Rockies promoted infielder Josh Rutledge from Triple-A prior to Friday's game against the Phillies.

Rutledge, who was a member of the opening day roster, will hit leadoff and play second base Friday. Jonathan Herrera will take over shortstop for the injured Troy Tulowitzki. Rutledge played 43 games at second, batting .242, before being demoted.

Josh Rutledge a must-add


by Nando Di Fino | Senior Fantasy Writer
(6/14/2013) With Troy Tulowitzki now out 4-6 weeks, Josh Rutledge is expected to serve as Colorado's regular shortstop. The 24-year-old struggled mightily in 2013 before a mid-May demotion, hitting .242 with five home runs and five steals.

But Rutledge has a couple things going for him. First, he was essentially playing and learning second base on the fly this season. In 2012, when he hit .274 with eight home runs and seven steals in 277 at-bats, Rutledge played shortstop -- his primary position in the minors. Second, Rutledge was tearing up Triple-A, with a .348 average, two home runs, nine doubles, a steal and a 1.003 OPS in 17 games. 

Sporting dual eligibility at the shallow positions of shortstop and second base -- with potential in batting average, steals and home runs -- Rutledge could ride this hot streak into the majors, playing at his natural position. Add it all up, and the Rockies shortstop is a must-add in pretty much every format.


Josh Rutledge a late scratch, promotion looks likely


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/14/2013) Rockies infielder Josh Rutledge was a late-scratch from Thursday's Triple-A game.

With Troy Tulowitzki apparently out at least a few weeks, there's a lot of speculation Rutledge will be called up to replace the All-Star shortstop. Rutledge has been tearing up the minors, hitting .348/.438/.565 in 69 at-bats since his demotion.

Tulowitzki's initial diagnosis is for four to six weeks, so Rutledge will have a good chunk of time to re-establish his value in the majors.


Josh Rutledge scratched with sickness


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/26/2013) Rockies second baseman Josh Rutledge was scratched by Triple-A Colorado Springs Saturday with a stomach bug.

Rutledge went 0 for 6 and struck out twice in his first game with Colorado Springs after being optioned by the Rockies earlier this week. It was Rutledge's first work in Triple-A in his career.