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Carlos Ruiz (C)

Philadelphia Phillies - 2% owned

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Bats: R, Throws: R

Carlos Ruiz went 1-for-4 batting out of the number seven hole in the Phillies 1-0 win over the Atlanta Braves on Friday. Ruiz is still without an extra-base hit and is batting just .190 this season.

Fantasy Impact: Ruiz has six walks, but has only one RBI and one run scored this season. His on-base percentage is .292 but has an OPS of just .482. Until Ruiz starts hitting, there are better fantasy options behind the plate.

 

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The Philadelphia Phillies continue to struggle offensively and managed just five hits in a 6-1 loss to the Marlins. Carlos Ruiz dropped below the .200 mark after going 0-for-3. He is still without an extra base hit this season.

Fantasy Impact: Ruiz is batting just .184 this season. While he is making contact, he's not getting on base or driving the ball. Expect Cameron Rupp to start for Ruiz at some point this week. Fantasy owners may want to sit Ruiz until he regains his stroke.

 

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The Philadelphia Phillies earned their fifth win of the season, with a 7-3 decision over the Miami Marlins. Carlos Ruiz hit in the cleanup spot, but went 0-for-3. He has just two hits in his last 22 at-bats and is batting .200 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: Ruiz has yet to record an extra base hit in 35 at-bats this season. He's walked six times for a decent on-base percentage of .317. Expect Cameron Rupp to spell Ruiz at least once this week, as has been the norm.

 

Carlos Ruiz got one of the Phillies seven hits during a 7-2 loss on Friday. Ruiz went 1-for-4 with a strikeout and is hitting .214 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: Ruiz has scored just one run and yet to get an extra base hit in 28 at-bats this season. The 36-year old veteran is likely to get a day off this weekend in favor of Cameron Rupp.

 

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The Philadelphia Phillies' offensive woes continued on Thursday. They managed just five hits in a 5-2 loss to the Nationals. Carlos Ruiz, hitting in the number six hole, went 0-for-4 and is now batting .208 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: What's alarming is that Ruiz has no extra base hits yet this season. He's getting significant rest behind the plate, being spelled a few times per week. Until Ruiz starts to hit, there are significantly better options for fantasy owners behind the plate.

 

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Carlos Ruiz, who had been swinging a hot bat, went 0-for-4 on Tuesday in the Phillies 6-5 loss to the New York Mets. Ruiz has a solid .400 on-base percentage but is still without an extra base hit and is batting .250 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: Ruiz will continue to see the bulk of the action behind the plate, but likely will get a day or two off later this week. Expect Ruiz to continue to hit in the number five hole until further notice.

 

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Carlos Ruiz went 2-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored in the Phillies 3-2 win over the Washington Nationals on Saturday. Ruiz, hitting in the five hole behind Ryan Howard, is batting .385 so far this season.

Fantasy Impact: Carlos Ruiz could get the day off tomorrow, being a day game after a night game. If so, Cameron Rupp would get the start. Ruiz is playing so well that fantasy owners should continue to insert him in their starting lineups.

 

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Batting in the number two hole with Odubel Herrera out of the lineup, Carlos Ruiz delivered with a 2-for-3 performance. The Phillies won the game by the score of 4-2 and Ruiz is now hitting 3-for-5 with a walk over the first two games of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Ruiz is off to a hot start with the bat and will be back in the lineup tomorrow night. It's uncertain whether or not he'll hit second or back down in the lineup. Owners should feel comfortable with Ruiz as a starter or backup in most fantasy leagues.

 

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The Philadelphia Phillies managed just three hits in their 8-0 loss to the Boston Red Sox. Carlos Ruiz had a solid game, going 1-for-2 with two walks. Ruiz was the only Phillie to draw a walk.

Fantasy Impact: Ruiz, batting in the number five hole, should get more RBI opportunities. That is assuming the top of the order can get on base. He'll be back in the lineup when the Phillies face Rick Porcello tomorrow night.

 

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The Phlllies managed just 5 hits in a 4-1 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday. One those hits was an RBI single by Carlos Ruiz, who finished the game 1-for-3. Ruiz, who is batting .229 this spring, is penciled in as the starting catcher.

Fantasy Impact: Ruiz has 5 RBI in 35 at bats this spring and showing excellent bat control this spring. He's struck out only 2 times, but only walked once. Ruiz has only played in 130 or more games once in his career, so expect him to play around 120 games in 2015. Not an upper echelon offensive catcher, Ruiz is still a good fantasy option in most leagues.

 

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Like many of the Phillies players this spring, Carlos Ruiz has struggled at the plate. Ruiz got one of five Phillies' hits on Tuesday, going 1-for-3 with a run scored in a 5-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays. Ruiz is hitting .125 in Grapefruit League play.

Fantasy Impact: Ruiz is penciled in as the starting catcher come Opening Day. He has played 130 or more games only once in his career, so he's likely to see between 110 and 130 games behind the plate this season. While not a top offensive fantasy catcher, Ruiz is steady and should be a decent option in most leagues.

 

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The Philadelphia Phillies defeated the Detroit Tigers in Grapefruit League play on Saturday by the score of 5-4. The Phillies made the most of seven hits, one of which game from Carlos Ruiz, who has been struggling all spring. Ruiz went 1-for-3 with a double and is hitting .056 this spring.

Fantasy Impact: The struggles at the plate for Ruiz will not affect his starter status. He can be expected to play between 110 and 120 games this season. While Ruiz is not an elite fantasy catcher, he is still solid and should be a starter in most fantasy leagues.

 

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The Philadelphia Phillies fell to the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday by the score of 6-0. The Phillies managed just 6 hits and catcher Carlos Ruiz continues to scuffle. He went 0-for-3 with a strikeout and 4 left on base and remains without a hit this spring.

Fantasy Impact: Ruiz is penciled in as the starter at catcher, but the 36-year old has played in 130 or more games just once in his career. Ruiz can still be productive at the plate and should be a starter in most leagues, but he's not an upper echelon fantasy catcher.

 

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The Philadelphia Phillies fell to the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday by the score of 4-2. One of the two runs was knocked in by Carlos Ruiz, who is still without a hit this spring. His 0-for-4 at the plate puts him at 0-for-9 this spring.

Fantasy Impact: Ruiz is still a solid veteran catcher, but is not a big threat with the bat. He is also 36 years old and has only played 130 or more games once in his career. Expect Ruiz to play between 110 and 120 games and be a decent option as a second catcher in most leagues.

 

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Carlos Ruiz is looking at limited playing time in 2015. Ruiz turned 36 earlier this year, and is the oldest starting catcher in the majors. Given his age and injury concerns(DL stint in each of last 6 years), it seems the Phillies are ready to start developing a new face behind the plate. "We're looking for a guy who can support us 50, 60, 70 games, Ruben Amrao, Phillies GM, said. Whoever wins that battle will see a great rise in playing time and fantasy value. (Source: CSNPhilly.com)

Fantasy Impact: Ruiz's value obviously decreases with this news. But, the opportunity for Cameron Rupp, Tommy Joseph, Koyie Hill, John Hester, or Rene Garcia is there this spring training. The competition for back up/part time catcher will be determined during spring training, but at this point, it seems like Rupp's job to lose.