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Darin Ruf
LF | B/T: R/R | 6' 2" 232LBS | Age: 35

Draft: 2009 | Rd: 20, #617, Philadelphia Phillies | Creighton
Poor Avg Great

Stats

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2021 312 262 41 71 16 43 2 .271 .385 .519 .904
7 Seasons 1245 1086 143 272 56 157 4 .250 .336 .460 .796
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2021 .271 16 43 2 .904
7 Seasons .250 56 157 4 .796

Statcast Batting Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB%
2015 29 1143 202 16 7.9 90 110.8 12.6 29.7 .249 .437 .311 .328 .393 42.3 23.2 7.1
2016 30 351 60 5 8.3 89.2 109.9 15.2 33.3 .233 .446 .245 .300 .400 40.7 28.1 4.5
2020 34 420 64 6 9.4 89.4 111.7 12.5 34.4 .247 .448 .375 .346 .404 43.8 23.8 12.9
2021 35 1377 176 25 14.2 93.1 110.8 9.7 40.9 .256 .498 .384 .375 .475 54.9 27.9 14.7
3291 502 52 10.4 90.9 111.7 11.9 34.7 .249 .462 .340 .345 .424 46.7 25.7 10.5
6.6 88.3 122.2 12 32.9 .242 .402 .317 .312 .363 35.6 22 8.4




Fastball: 4 Seam, 2 Seam, Cutter, Sinker. Offspeed: Split, Change, Fork, Screw. Breaking: Slider, Curve, Knuckle, Other
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Pitch Tracking

Year Pitch Type # % PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SO BBE BA XBA SLG XSLG WOBA XWOBA EV LA Whiff% PutAway%
2021 Fastballs 823 59.9 185 153 47 29 7 1 10 42 112 .307 .293 .562 .579 .418 .421 94.1 13 19.6 18.3
2021 Breaking 383 27.9 77 68 17 7 4 1 5 32 36 .250 .206 .559 .410 .377 .311 90.8 4 35.9 21.6
2021 Offspeed 169 12.3 47 40 7 4 2 0 1 13 27 .175 .205 .300 .348 .273 .304 91.6 2 27.1 21.3
2020 Fastballs 238 56.7 51 42 10 5 2 0 3 9 33 .238 .286 .500 .554 .375 .414 92.8 14 18.4 15.3
2020 Breaking 123 29.3 39 36 11 6 3 0 2 14 22 .306 .219 .556 .376 .386 .287 85.1 14 36.7 29.8
2020 Offspeed 59 14.0 11 10 3 2 1 0 0 1 9 .300 .186 .400 .260 .337 .241 88.1 2 29.6 6.3
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2015 46.5 23.3 24.8 5.4 45.5 36.1 18.3 2.5 33.7 21.8 26.2 7.4 7.9
2016 41.7 23.3 21.7 13.3 36.7 51.7 11.7 3.3 33.3 23.3 20 10 8.3
2020 42.2 18.8 29.7 9.4 39.1 35.9 25 1.6 31.3 26.6 20.3 9.4 9.4
2021 43.8 23.3 29.5 3.4 40.3 36.9 22.7 1.7 31.8 17 23.3 10.8 14.2
44.4 22.7 26.7 6.2 41.8 38.2 19.9 2.2 32.7 20.9 23.7 9.2 10.4
45.1 22.5 25.4 7.1 36.6 37.8 25.5 3.7 33.2 24.4 24.4 5.7 6.6

Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2021 Splitter -13.2 -1 6 0.4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .174 .192 .162 50
2021 N/A 4.5 0 9 0.7 2 0 0 .35 0 0 0 .66 .725 .653 100
2021 Cutter 1.4 1 90 6.5 17 .333 .417 .397 21.9 17.6 11.1 .347 .868 .525 70
2021 Curveball 3.5 5 148 10.7 29 .222 .481 .322 25.5 41.4 19 .198 .447 .3 42.9
2021 Changeup -0.5 -1 154 11.2 43 .189 .324 .307 29.7 30.2 23.6 .195 .346 .296 45.8
2021 Sinker 5 9 185 13.4 45 .474 .921 .607 13.8 13.3 15.8 .401 .83 .549 62.5
2021 Slider 2.3 5 237 17.2 49 .262 .595 .442 41.3 40.8 23 .206 .376 .312 54.5
2021 4-Seamer -0.3 -2 548 39.8 123 .243 .447 .373 20.8 26.8 20 .247 .452 .362 54.3
2020 N/A -17.4 0 2 0.5 1 0 0 0 0 0 .219 .219 .213 0
2020 Cutter 13.9 3 22 5.3 5 .6 1.2 .76 11.1 20 14.3 .561 1.213 .746 50
2020 Changeup -0.4 0 55 13.1 10 .333 .444 .375 33.3 10 7.1 .183 .265 .244 25
2020 Sinker -1 -1 65 15.5 13 .2 .3 .327 16 0 0 .257 .313 .354 40
2020 Curveball 0.5 0 50 11.9 19 .222 .5 .368 43.5 42.1 33.3 .191 .336 .246 50
2020 Slider 4.9 4 73 17.4 20 .389 .611 .458 32.4 30 26.1 .247 .416 .326 33.3
2020 4-Seamer 0.2 0 150 35.8 32 .192 .462 .38 20.8 21.9 18.4 .254 .541 .399 57.9
2020 Splitter 0 0 2 0.5 0 0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2012 36 163 -2 4 1 0 3
2013 292 1218 -2 -6 6 7 4
2014 117 468 -5 -2 1 1 -4
2015 294 1112 3 -10 5 2 -1
2016 87 346 -5 -3 0 1 -7
2020 101 420 4 -2 2 2 6
2021 321 1422 10 -11 11 7 17
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Swing % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2015 1143 50.3 68.3 82.7 29.8 53.3 40 25.6 48.2 26.5 7.3 71.6
2016 351 51.4 61.2 82.6 32.1 55.6 43.6 27 47.3 26.5 7.8 74.1
2020 420 54.3 58.3 79.7 21.4 53.7 46.2 13.9 41.4 26.4 6.7 64.3
2021 1377 48.4 57.5 83.6 19.8 51.8 42.5 12.2 38.1 25 6.9 68.4
3291 50.1 61.7 82.6 24.7 53.1 42.2 19 43 25.9 7.1 69.7
48.5 66.8 82 28.3 58.5 42.6 29.2 47 24.6 7.2 76

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% Speed OAA
2015 27
2016 33
2020 23
2021 27
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2020 23.4 5 4.6 0 0 4 2 40
2021 24.3 17 17.6 -1 2 11 10 58.8

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2020 5 4 4 6 6 5 3 6 4 6 3 4 3 4 4 6 4 6 5 6 3 4 4 5 5 5 6 4 5 3 4
2021 17 22 18 20 21 16 15 21 17 18 19 18 14 12 16 21 11 19 17 18 12 16 17 19 19 19 19 17 19 17 20
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights and distances, but does not attempt to adjust for environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-  
Exit Velocity 90 -0.8 89.4 93.1 3.7
Launch Angle 12.6 2.6 12.5 9.7 -2.8
Barrel % 7.9 0.4 9.4 14.2 4.8
Hard Hit % 42.3 -1.6 43.8 54.9 11.1
Sweet Spot % 29.7 3.6 34.4 40.9 6.5
xBA .249 -0.016 .25 .256 0.006
BA .235 -0.03 .276 .271 -0.005
xwOBA .328 -0.028 .35 .375 0.025
wOBA .311 -0.066 .379 .384 0.005
xSLG .437 0.009 .453 .498 0.045
SLG .414 -0.077 .517 .519 0.002
K% 23.2 4.9 23 27.9 4.9
BB% 7.1 -2.6 13 14.7 1.7
Swing % 48.2 -0.9 41.5 38.1 -3.4
Whiff% 26.5 0 26.4 25 -1.4
In Zone % 50.3 1.1 54.2 48.4 -5.8
Out of Zone % 49.7 -1.1 45.8 51.6 5.8
Out of Zone Swing % 29.8 2.3 21.4 19.8 -1.6
First Pitch Swing % 25.6 1.4 14 12.2 -1.8
First Pitch Strike % 60.3 2.6 59 51.6 -7.4
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Statcast Shift Statistics

SeasonBat SidePAShifts%wOBA - No ShiftwOBA - Shift
2016 R 84 12 14.3 .230 .188
2020 R 101 36 35.6 .295 .519
2021 R 310 111 35.8 .396 .363

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