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Darin Ruf
Birthdate: 7/28/1986 (30 y, 7 m, 25 d)     Bats/Throws: R/R     Height/Weight: 6-3/220     Position: 1B/OF
Drafted: 2009 June Amateur Draft - Round: 20, Pick: 26, Overall: 617, Team: Philadelphia Phillies
Contract: $0.5M / 1 Years (2016)
RotoWire News: Ruf signed a one-year, $1.1 million deal with the Korea Baseball Organization's Samsung Lions on Friday, Yonhap News Agency reports. (2/17/2017)
Profiles:  2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
Profile: The Ruf Rider is perhaps best known for his ludicrously successful 2015 campaign in which he posted a 1.107 OPS in 114 plate appearances against left-handed pitching. Last season went... less well. He was rough at the plate and was not particularly good against southpaws (only 30 plate appearances). Ruf is a platoon bat with extreme pull rates. The Dodgers acquired him this offseason as part of the "haul" for Howie Kendrick. Los Angeles struggled mightily against left-handed pitching last season. Having a weapon with Ruf's skill set could help to counteract those late-inning LOOGYs while giving an aging Adrian Gonzalez a couple extra days of rest. Given Ruf's defensive indifference, it's far from guaranteed that he'll make the Opening Day roster. That leaves him in fantasy irrelevance. (Brad Johnson)

The Quick Opinion: The first Google result for Rough Rider quotes included the following: "Do what you can, with what you have, where you are." Sound advice for the Ruf Rider. He should mash left-handed pitchers with his beefy frame in Los Angeles, but he is unlikely to be a fantasy contributor.

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SeasonBases EmptyGABPAH1B2B3BHRRRBIBBIBBSOHBPSFSHGDPSBCSAVG
2012Bases Empty916176210333107000000.375
2013Bases Empty7014716441257099914046300000.279
2014Bases Empty4168751910702224018300000.279
2015Bases Empty8315116331169066610038200000.205
2016Bases Empty24444796201113012000000.205
TotalBases Empty22742646610659260212121320121800000.249

SeasonBases EmptyBB%K%BB/KAVGOBPSLGOPSISOBABIPwRCwRAAwOBAwRC+
2012Bases Empty5.9 %41.2 %0.14.375.4121.0001.412.625.50063.6.582276
2013Bases Empty8.5 %28.0 %0.30.279.354.510.864.231.348268.1.377141
2014Bases Empty5.3 %24.0 %0.22.279.347.471.817.191.354112.9.361132
2015Bases Empty6.1 %23.3 %0.26.205.264.384.648.179.23414-4.0.28377
2016Bases Empty6.4 %25.5 %0.25.205.255.318.574.114.2583-2.6.25252
TotalBases Empty6.9 %26.0 %0.26.249.313.458.771.209.299608.2.336113

SeasonBases EmptyGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2012Bases Empty1.0011.1 %44.4 %44.4 %0.0 %75.0 %0.0 %0.0 %55.6 %44.4 %0.0 %11.1 %44.4 %44.4 %802951
2013Bases Empty0.9116.8 %39.6 %43.6 %4.5 %20.5 %7.5 %0.0 %48.5 %34.7 %16.8 %9.9 %50.5 %39.6 %692253439
2014Bases Empty1.1722.0 %42.0 %36.0 %11.1 %11.1 %4.8 %0.0 %50.0 %34.0 %16.0 %14.0 %50.0 %36.0 %290113177
2015Bases Empty1.4320.4 %46.9 %32.7 %2.7 %16.2 %0.0 %0.0 %50.4 %38.9 %10.6 %14.2 %50.4 %35.4 %630216414
2016Bases Empty0.8525.0 %34.4 %40.6 %23.1 %7.7 %0.0 %0.0 %31.3 %53.1 %15.6 %21.9 %53.1 %25.0 %20067133
TotalBases Empty1.1119.7 %42.3 %38.0 %6.9 %18.1 %3.1 %0.0 %47.9 %38.4 %13.8 %13.4 %50.5 %36.1 %18926781214