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Darin Ruf

Philadelphia Phillies
First Baseman | Ht: | Wt: 220


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Phillies | Domonic Brown to open on DL

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 09:06:14 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies OF Domonic Brown (Achilles') will start the season on the disabled list with an Achilles' injury that has kept him out the last two weeks. Brown will be the designated hitter in a minor league game Tuesday, March 31, according to general manager Ruben Amaro Jr., and the Phillies are expecting Brown to miss more than just the opening week of the season. OFs Grady Sizemore, Jeff Francoeur, Jordan Danks and Darin Ruf are candidates to start in right field in place of Brown.

Fantasy Tip: Brown ($3,500, 7.0% of cap) is a post-hype prospect that just hasn't put it together yet in Philly. He hit only .235 with 10 home runs and 63 RBI in 2014, meaning he probably wasn't on many fantasy owners' radars. Now that he's injury, he's not a candidate to be drafted in deep mixed leagues. Sizemore seems like the best bet to see the most playing time in Brown's absence, but Philadelphia could easily go with a platoon in right field, too.

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Phillies | Phillies could use platoon at LF

Wed, 31 Dec 2014 14:53:54 -0800

Philadelphia Phillies OF Grady Sizemore and Darin Ruf could be part of a platoon at left field this upcoming season. OF Oduber Herrera could also receive some playing time at left field.

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Phillies | Ryan Howard sitting

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:29:26 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies 1B Ryan Howard is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, Sept. 17. OF Darin Ruf is batting fifth and playing first base.

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Phillies | Darin Ruf solid in OPS

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 21:59:15 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies 1B/OF Darin Ruf has managed an .893 OPS in 394 plate appearances since he made his debut Sept. 14, 2012. That is the highest of any Philadelphia player with as many plate appearances during the stretch.

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Phillies | Ryan Howard, Chase Utley sitting

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 11:42:25 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies 1B Ryan Howard and 2B Chase Utley are sitting out Tuesday, Aug. 26, in favor of OF Darin Ruf and INF Freddy Galvis, respectively.

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Phillies | No Darin Ruf

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 11:49:15 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies 1B/OF Darin Ruf is not in the starting lineup Tuesday, Aug. 19, against the Seattle Mariners.

Fantasy Tip: Remove Ruf from your lineups. He should be owned in NL-only formats and cavernous mixed leagues. He is making the most of his opportunities.

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Phillies | Marlon Byrd starting, Ryan Howard sitting

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:20:30 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies OF Marlon Byrd is in the starting lineup Thursday, July 31, against the Washington Nationals. 1B Darin Ruf is starting at first base against the Nationals left-handed SP Gio Gonzalez, instead of 1B Ryan Howard.

Fantasy Tip: With Byrd in the lineup, it is unlikely he is traded before the non-waiver deadline today. Ryne Sandberg appears to be sticking to his platoon at first base. Howard's dwindling fantasy stock will continue to fade, if he continues to sit against left-handed pitchers. Ruf is worth owning in NL-only leagues, as long as he is getting semi-regular at-bats.

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Phillies | Ryan Howard benched again

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:36:35 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies 1B Ryan Howard was on the bench for a third consecutive day Friday, July 25, against the Arizona Diamondbacks. His replacement, 1B/OF Darin Ruf, went 1-for-2 with a double, walk, run scored and RBI.

Fantasy Tip: Philly was facing another left-handed starter, and Howard is hitting just .209 (19-for-91) with 40 strikeouts and a .275 on-base percentage vs. LHP. If he sits Saturday against Diamondbacks SP Josh Collmenter, a righty, then fantasy owners should really be concerned.

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Phillies | No Ryan Howard again

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:22:39 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies 1B Ryan Howard is not in the lineup Friday, July 25, against Arizona Diamondbacks SP Wade Miley, a left-hander. 1B Darin Ruf is playing first base and batting seventh.

Fantasy Tip: So continues the platoon saga that'll give Ruf more deep-mixed value and makes Howard expendable in many formats.

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Phillies | Ryan Howard sitting, platoon likely

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:11:48 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies 1B Ryan Howard is not in the lineup Thursday, July 24, against a right-handed pitcher. Manager Ryne Sandberg wants to get 1B Darin Ruf's feet wet after his recent call-up, but he also said that he's planning on using a platoon more frequently moving forward.

Fantasy Tip: Ruf should be added in NL-only and some deep mixed games. Howard is looking more droppable in mixed leagues by the day.

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