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Darin Ruf

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Phillies | Ryan Howard will serve as DH

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 13:51:37 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies 1B Ryan Howard will serve as the designated hitter against Toronto Blue Jays SP Felix Doubront Tuesday, July 28, and is batting fifth in the lineup. OF Darin Ruf will start at first base and is batting sixth in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Howard ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) is in the lineup even though he has struggled against left-handed pitchers with a .139 batting average. Owners on FantasyScore may want to avoid using Howard against this matchup. Ruf ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) is batting .308 in limited playing time this month and could be an option on FantasyScore if owners want to spend money at other positions.

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Phillies | Ryan Howard out against lefty

Fri, 24 Jul 2015 10:15:06 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies 1B Ryan Howard is out of the lineup Friday, July 24, against Chicago Cubs SP Jon Lester. 1B Darin Ruf is hitting fifth.

Fantasy Tip: Ruf ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) is hitting .347-3-8 in 49 at-bats against lefties this season and is worth the low-end flyer on FantasyScore.

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Phillies | Darin Ruf draws in against Tampa Bay

Mon, 20 Jul 2015 12:38:21 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies OF Darin Ruf is playing first base and batting fifth against Tampa Bay Rays SP Matt Moore Monday, July 20.

Fantasy Tip: Ruf ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) has been a lefty killer this season, and he is worth targeting in FantasyScore contests Monday. Over 54 plate appearances against southpaws, Ruf has a .354/.407/.583 slash line with six runs, two doubles, three home runs and eight RBI. He is cheap, too.

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Phillies | Ryan Howard sitting vs. Giants

Fri, 10 Jul 2015 16:21:58 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies 1B Ryan Howard is out of the lineup against San Francisco Giants left-handed SP Madison Bumgarner Friday, July 10. OF Darin Ruf is starting at first base and hitting fifth, while OF Jeff Francoeur is hitting cleanup.

Fantasy Tip: Ruf ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) and Francoeur ($2,100, 4.2% of cap) are both weak options against Country Strong in a pitching-friendly environment. Bumgarner has been solid at home this year (2.49 ERA, 1.06 WHIP in nine starts).

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Phillies | Ryan Howard out again

Wed, 08 Jul 2015 16:24:33 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies 1B Ryan Howard is out of the lineup for the second straight game against Los Angeles Dodgers left-handed SP Clayton Kershaw Wednesday, July 8. OF Darin Ruf is starting at first base and hitting cleanup.

Fantasy Tip: Ruf ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) has a slash line of .390/.435/.659 with three of his four home runs against lefties this year, but Kershaw isn't your normal southpaw. Ruf remains a weak FantasyScore play tonight.

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Phillies | Ryan Howard out Tuesday

Tue, 07 Jul 2015 16:53:43 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies 1B Ryan Howard is out of the lineup Tuesday, July 7, against the Los Angeles Dodgers. 1B Darin Ruf will start and hit fourth in the order against LHP Brett Anderson.

Fantasy Tip: Ruf ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) is hitting .395 through 42 plate appearances against lefties this season. Ruf has considerable upside while offering cap relief on FantasyScore.

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Phillies | Domonic Brown recalled

Sat, 13 Jun 2015 16:31:28 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies OF Domonic Brown was recalled from Class AAA Lehigh Valley Saturday, June 13. 1B/OF Darin Ruf was sent down to Lehigh Valley.

Fantasy Tip: Brown ($2,300, 4.6% of cap) hit .260-3-29 in 227 at-bats in the minors, which leaves very little optimism for a repeat of 2013's monstrous first half. Give him a few games before considering him for a low-end flyer on FantasyScore.

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Phillies | Ryan Howard resting up

Fri, 12 Jun 2015 13:31:28 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies 1B Ryan Howard is not in the starting lineup against Pittsburgh Pirates left-handed SP Jeff Locke Friday, June 12. OF Darin Ruf is starting at first base and hitting cleanup.

Fantasy Tip: Ruf ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) has tore up lefty pitchers this year to the tune of a .387/.429/.645 slash line with a 1.074 OPS and two of his three home runs. Even though lefty hitters have done more damage against Locke this year, oddly enough, Ruf profiles as an attractive deep sleeper tonight while hitting cleanup.

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Phillies | Darin Ruf injured

Sun, 07 Jun 2015 15:17:00 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies OF Darin Ruf (shoulder) drove his left shoulder into the wall during his team's game against the San Francisco Giants on Sunday, June 7. Ruf remained in the game.

Fantasy Tip: Ruf ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) stayed in the contest, but it doesn't mean aftereffects won't kick in. Keep an eye on whether or not Ruf's shoulder gets sore or affects his ability to play.

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Phillies | Ryan Howard not starting Saturday

Sat, 06 Jun 2015 10:53:50 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies 1B Ryan Howard is not in the starting lineup against the San Francisco Giants Saturday, June 6. 1B/OF Darin Ruf will play first base and bat cleanup.

Fantasy Tip: Howard ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) is sitting out because the team is facing left-handed SP Madison Bumgarner, whom he has experienced little success against in his career. He should return to action Sunday, June 7, but remove him from all fantasy lineups this afternoon. Ruf ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) is only hitting .222 through his first 90 at-bats this season and should be avoided in FantasyScore.

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