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Darin Ruf

Philadelphia Phillies
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Phillies | Darin Ruf doing well versus lefties

Thu, 01 Oct 2015 17:07:44 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies 1B Darin Ruf went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer against New York Mets P Sean Gilmartin Thursday, Oct. 1.

Fantasy Tip: In 93 at-bats versus southpaws this year, Ruf ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) has eight home runs and 22 RBIs. He could be used as part of a platoon at first base for the Phils in 2016 whenever the team faces a lefty, assuming that Ryan Howard is not moved during the offseason.

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Phillies | Ryan Howard still out

Thu, 01 Oct 2015 07:29:25 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies 1B Ryan Howard (knee) is out of the lineup Thursday, Oct. 1, with 1B Darin Ruf hitting fifth. Howard's season is likely over.

Fantasy Tip: Ruf ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) is a good start against lefty Sean Gilmartin on FantasyScore today. Ruf has owned lefties to a .374-7-20 clip this year.

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Phillies | No Ryan Howard vs. Mets

Wed, 30 Sep 2015 13:32:10 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies 1B Ryan Howard (knee) remains out of the lineup Wednesday, Sept. 30. 1B Darin Ruf is starting at first base and is hitting cleanup against New York Mets SP Logan Verrett.

Fantasy Tip: Ruf ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) isn't a fantasy option when facing a right-handed hurler, as he boasts an underwhelming .484 OPS against them this season. Howard ($4,200, 8.4% of cap) is looking more and more unlikely to return this season, and he should be viewed as a desperation own in seasonal leagues.

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Phillies | Ryan Howard remains out

Tue, 29 Sep 2015 11:43:40 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies 1B Ryan Howard (knee) remains out of the lineup Tuesday, Sept. 29. 1B Darin Ruf is starting at first base and is hitting cleanup against New York Mets SP Bartolo Colon.

Fantasy Tip: Despite a favorable hitting spot tonight, Ruf ($3,800, 7.6% of cap), who swings and misses frequently, remains a low-end daily commodity. Against right-handers, he's hitting a disappointing .159 (25-for-157) with only three of his 10 long balls.

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Phillies | Odubel Herrera sits Sunday

Sun, 27 Sep 2015 10:21:05 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies OF Odubel Herrera is out of the starting lineup Sunday, Sept. 27, against the Washington Nationals. OF Darin Ruf, who has been playing first base, is in left field. Ruf is batting fourth against Nationals SP Gio Gonzalez.

Fantasy Tip: Herrera ($3,700, 7.4% of cap) is out due to the left vs. left matchup Gonzalez provides, so the Phillies needed to shift their lineup around.

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Phillies | No Ryan Howard against Washington

Fri, 25 Sep 2015 15:11:34 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies 1B Ryan Howard (knee) is not in the starting lineup Friday, Sept. 25. 1B Darin Ruf is starting at first base and batting fourth against Washington Nationals SP Jordan Zimmermann Friday.

Fantasy Tip: Howard ($4,200, 8.4% of cap) hopes to play again this season, but seasonal fantasy owners have no reason to hold out hope outside of cavernous mixed and NL-only formats. Ruf ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) owns a .402 OPS against right-handed pitchers and has no place in your FantasyScore lineups Friday.

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Phillies | Ryan Howard remains out vs. Fish

Thu, 24 Sep 2015 13:46:22 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies 1B Ryan Howard (knee) is not in the starting lineup Thursday, Sept. 24. 1B Darin Ruf is starting at first base and batting fourth against Miami Marlins SP Jarred Cosart Thursday.

Fantasy Tip: Howard ($4,200, 8.4% of cap) is expected to play again this season, but there is still no timetable for him to return. He can be replaced in the majority of seasonal leagues. Ruf ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) thrives against left-handed pitchers and owns just a .411 OPS against righties. He isn't worth targeting at FantasyScore Thursday.

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Phillies | No Ryan Howard against Miami

Wed, 23 Sep 2015 13:17:27 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies 1B Ryan Howard (knee) is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, Sept. 23. 1B Darin Ruf is starting at first base and batting fourth against Miami Marlins SP Adam Conley Wednesday.

Fantasy Tip: Howard ($4,200, 8.4% of cap) hasn't played since being seen on crutches Monday, Sept. 14. He does hope to play again this season, though. FantasyScore players should view Ruf ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) as a high-end source of cap relief for contests Wednesday. He has a 1.124 OPS against lefties this season with seven home runs over 100 plate appearances.

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Phillies | Ryan Howard still sidelined

Tue, 22 Sep 2015 13:37:40 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies 1B Ryan Howard (knee) is still out of active duty due to a knee injury. 1B Darin Ruf remains at first base.

Fantasy Tip: Time may be running out for Howard ($4,200, 8.4% of cap), as the Phillies won't take any chances with a knee problem where he is concerned. Ruf ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) should stay on the bench as he has a .188 average in the last week.

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Phillies | No Ryan Howard Saturday

Sat, 19 Sep 2015 13:46:27 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies 1B Ryan Howard (knee) is still out Saturday, Sept. 19, with 1B Darin Ruf hitting cleanup.

Fantasy Tip: Ruf ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) is hitting .150 against righties this year and isn't a good FantasyScore option against youngster Ryan Weber.

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