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Phillies | Ryan Howard sitting out

Sun, 24 May 2015 10:07:59 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies 1B Ryan Howard is not in the starting lineup Sunday, May 24. 1B Darin Ruf will take his place in the starting lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Howard ($3,200, 6.4% of cap) has struggled against left-handed pitchers, so he receives a day off. Ruf ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) is hitting .256 with five RBI this month but is not a great option on FantasyScore.

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Phillies | No Ben Revere in lineup

Thu, 21 May 2015 09:17:45 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies OF Ben Revere is not in the starting lineup Thursday, May 21. OF Darin Ruf is starting in left field and hitting third in the batting order against Colorado Rockies SP Jorge De La Rosa.

Fantasy Tip: Ruf ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) is an intriguing under-the-radar FantasyScore candidate today. He's hitting barely over .200 on the season, but he is 7-for-22 (.318) with two of his three home runs off lefties. De La Rosa has been much better in his career at hitter-friendly Coors Field, oddly enough, but he's also wildly inconsistent. Ruf could be a sneaky sleeper pick.

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Phillies | Ryan Howard sitting

Sun, 17 May 2015 08:45:27 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies 1B Ryan Howard isn't in the lineup Sunday, May 17, against the Arizona Diamondbacks and RHP Josh Collmenter. 1B Darin Ruf will start at first and bat cleanup.

Fantasy Tip: Ruf ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) has hit just .132 off righties this season, in 57 plate appearances. FantasyScore owners need to ignore Ruf completely.

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Phillies | Odubel Herrera not playing Wednesday

Wed, 13 May 2015 11:22:15 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies OF Odubel Herrera isn't in the starting lineup Wednesday, May 13. OF Darin Ruf is starting in left field and hitting cleanup against Pittsburgh Pirates SP Francisco Liriano.

Fantasy Tip: Ruf ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) is hitting only .188 (13-for-69) with two home runs and six RBI, although he is 6-for-18 (.333) with both of his dingers against southpaws in 2015. Still, Liriano is a nasty lefty arm that should give the weak-hitting Philly lineup trouble. He's also limited righties to a .112/.208/.224 slash line this year. Ruf is a weak play all things considered.

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Phillies | Darin Ruf out of lineup Tuesday

Tue, 12 May 2015 12:53:15 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies OF Darin Ruf is not in the starting lineup for the second straight game Tuesday, May 12. OF Jeff Francoeur is in Ruf's place in right field.

Fantasy Tip: Ruf ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) has had struggles against righthanded pitching recently. Ruf only has two hits in his last 20 at-bats and is hitting .140 against righties. Keep him seated for the time being.

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Phillies | Ryan Howard out Saturday

Sat, 09 May 2015 12:31:53 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies 1B Ryan Howard is not in the starting lineup against the New York Mets Saturday, May 9. 1B/OF Darin Ruf will start at first base.

Fantasy Tip: Despite hitting a go-ahead home run Friday, May 8, Howard ($3,200, 6.4% of cap) will find himself riding the pine Saturday because the Phils are facing left-handed SP Jon Niese. He had been on a hot streak recently, batting .364 this month and .421 over his last 10 games.

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Phillies | Darin Ruf to play 1B Monday

Mon, 04 May 2015 12:44:21 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies 1B Darin Ruf will be the starting first baseman against the Atlanta Braves Monday, May 4.

Fantasy Tip: Ruf ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) has struggled at the plate this season and is batting .186 but has picked up an RBI in each of his last two games. Owners on FantasyScore should be able to find better options to use.

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Phillies | Darin Ruf hitting third

Sun, 03 May 2015 07:38:54 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies OF Darin Ruf is starting in left field Sunday, May 3, against the Miami Marlins. Ruf will also hit third in the order against Marlins SP Jarred Cosart.

Fantasy Tip: Ruf ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) has two home runs in 44 plate appearances so far this season, but he is striking out 27.3% of the time. Ruf is hitting just .138 off righties to this point, and he should be avoided on FantasyScore.

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Phillies | Ryan Howard may be in platoon

Thu, 16 Apr 2015 09:23:48 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies 1B Ryan Howard has sat out twice in nine games against left-handed pitchers. 1B Darin Ruf has been in against the lefties, but he is just 1-for-17 (.059) on the season.

Fantasy Tip: Howard ($2,600, 5.2% of your cap) is hitting just .148 with no homers in 27 at-bats. He's at a huge discount if he finds his power stroke. Howard has started slowly the last three years with a .266-8-30 line in 188 April at-bats. He's a matchup play on FantasyScore, and Ruf should be avoided right now.

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Phillies | Darin Ruf starting at 1B

Wed, 15 Apr 2015 12:43:08 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies OF Darin Ruf is starting at first base against the New York Mets Wednesday, April 15.

Fantasy Tip: Ruf ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) has not had much success at the play so far this season with only one hit in 14 at-bats. Owners on FantasyScore should be able to find better options to use.

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