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Carlos Ruiz
Birthdate: 1/22/1979 (38 y, 2 m, 7 d)     Bats/Throws: R/R     Height/Weight: 5-10/215     Position: C
Contract: $26M / 3 Years (2014 - 2016) + 1 Option Years
RotoWire News: Ruiz went 2-for-2 with an RBI single in Thursday's 6-2 Cactus League win over the Brewers. (3/3/2017)
Profiles:  2011  2012  2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
Profile: In 2016 Ruiz hit .264/.365/.348 in 233 plate appearances split between the Phillies and Dodgers. That’s a far cry from his peak 2012 season where he hit 16 home runs with a .325 batting average, so he was probably better known last year for breaking up the relationship between Clayton Kershaw and long time battery mate A.J. Ellis, who was shipped to the Phillies for Ruiz in late August. There’s a good chance that’s where Ruiz’s notoriety ends, though it ended for fantasy owners several seasons ago despite his continued ability to make well above league average contact in the zone (95%). Ruiz was traded to the Mariners in November for Vidal Nuno, so there’s a chance he could see a small playing time increase for 2017, but that possible playing time is more likely to expose his age-induced decline than to sustain it.  (Trey Baughn)

The Quick Opinion: Ruiz won’t be relevant as a starting fantasy catcher in leagues in 2017 unless he unexpectedly receives a large increase in playing time due to injury, but even then his only path to value would (unlikely) be based on a high batting average only, which only appears possible due to his continued high rate of contact. You should look well past Ruiz for even average production at the catcher position in 2017.

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SeasonBatting 9thGABPAH1B2B3BHRRRBIBBIBBSOHBPSFSHGDPSBCSAVG
2006Batting 9th3120000010100000000.000
2007Batting 9th1021217520033002000000.333
2008Batting 9th1322263210021305001200.136
2009Batting 9th10323411820138207000211.344
2010Batting 9th4880000000000000100.000
2011Batting 9th818186320135002000000.333
2012Batting 9th8891000113001010100.125
2013Batting 9th6992110011002000000.222
2014Batting 9th3453300000100000000.750
2015Batting 9th4440000000000000000.000
2016Batting 9th3331100000001000000.333
TotalBatting 9th72130139342380314217020011611.262

SeasonBatting 9thBB%K%BB/KAVGOBPSLGOPSISOBABIPwRCwRAAwOBAwRC+
2006Batting 9th50.0 %0.0 %1.00.000.500.000.500.000.00000.0.354108
2007Batting 9th0.0 %9.5 %0.00.333.333.429.762.095.36830.0.33394
2008Batting 9th11.5 %19.2 %0.60.136.240.182.422.045.1761-2.6.20715
2009Batting 9th5.9 %20.6 %0.29.344.382.500.882.156.41761.6.386135
2010Batting 9th0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.000.000-1-2.1.000-100
2011Batting 9th0.0 %11.1 %0.00.333.333.611.944.278.33331.3.405158
2012Batting 9th0.0 %11.1 %0.00.125.111.500.611.375.0000-0.6.22938
2013Batting 9th0.0 %22.2 %0.00.222.222.333.556.111.2860-0.5.24046
2014Batting 9th20.0 %0.0 %1.00.750.800.7501.550.000.75021.4.673345
2015Batting 9th0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.000.000-1-1.0.000-100
2016Batting 9th0.0 %33.3 %0.00.333.333.333.667.000.5000-0.1.29384
TotalBatting 9th5.0 %14.4 %0.35.262.297.392.689.131.28714-2.5.30283

SeasonBatting 9thGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2006Batting 9th0.000.0 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %1174
2007Batting 9th0.7815.8 %36.8 %47.4 %0.0 %0.0 %14.3 %0.0 %36.8 %31.6 %31.6 %0.0 %63.2 %36.8 %631944
2008Batting 9th2.7511.8 %64.7 %23.5 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %27.8 %38.9 %33.3 %27.8 %50.0 %22.2 %1155065
2009Batting 9th2.1724.0 %52.0 %24.0 %16.7 %16.7 %7.7 %0.0 %40.0 %40.0 %20.0 %12.0 %64.0 %24.0 %1414497
2010Batting 9th7.000.0 %87.5 %12.5 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %50.0 %50.0 %0.0 %37.5 %62.5 %0.0 %341222
2011Batting 9th1.3312.5 %50.0 %37.5 %16.7 %16.7 %0.0 %0.0 %43.8 %37.5 %18.8 %12.5 %68.8 %18.8 %641648
2012Batting 9th0.5025.0 %25.0 %50.0 %0.0 %25.0 %0.0 %0.0 %62.5 %25.0 %12.5 %25.0 %50.0 %25.0 %30921
2013Batting 9th1.0014.3 %42.9 %42.9 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %42.9 %42.9 %14.3 %14.3 %71.4 %14.3 %401327
2014Batting 9th1.0050.0 %25.0 %25.0 %100.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %75.0 %25.0 %25.0 %75.0 %0.0 %201010
2015Batting 9th2.0025.0 %50.0 %25.0 %0.0 %0.0 %50.0 %0.0 %50.0 %50.0 %0.0 %0.0 %75.0 %25.0 %1459
2016Batting 9th1.000.0 %50.0 %50.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %50.0 %0.0 %50.0 %0.0 %0.0 %100.0 %1248
TotalBatting 9th1.4917.1 %49.5 %33.3 %8.1 %8.1 %5.5 %0.0 %40.2 %38.4 %21.4 %15.2 %61.6 %23.2 %544189355