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Birth Date4-21-1989
Height5' 11"
Weight186 lbs
Age30 years, 7 months, 18 days
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA H 2B 3B HR BB SO HBP SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ DRAA BRR FRAA BWARP
2012 COL 23 73 291 76 20 5 8 9 54 4 7 0 .274 .306 .469 83 -5.5 -0.3 -6.2 -0.1
2013 COL 24 88 314 67 6 1 7 22 62 2 12 0 .235 .294 .337 78 -7.2 4.2 2.7 0.9
2014 COL 25 105 342 83 16 7 4 20 83 6 2 3 .269 .323 .405 74 -9.6 2.2 -6.2 -0.2
2015 BOS 26 39 85 21 1 0 1 5 26 2 0 0 .284 .333 .338 75 -2.1 -0.8 -1.4 -0.2
2016 BOS 27 28 56 13 6 0 0 6 19 0 2 0 .265 .345 .388 62 -2.4 1.7 -0.3 0.1
2017 BOS 28 37 118 24 2 1 0 9 31 2 1 0 .224 .297 .262 64 -5.0 -0.1 0.2 -0.1
Career37012062845114207127516243.258.310.38476-31.96.9-11.20.3

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg LG G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
2010 TRI A- NWN 11 45 .241 .326 .339 .167 85 -5.4 1.3 0.3 29 0 0.0 1.0 -2.9 0.0
2011 MOD A+ CAL 113 523 .278 .345 .428 .417 96 43.7 15.7 7 149 0 -17.7 2.5 31.3 3.8
2012 COL MLB NL 73 291 .251 .313 .398 .315 118 -2.6 8.0 3 83 12 -6.2 -0.3 -5.5 -0.1
2012 TUL AA TEX 87 379 .256 .323 .386 .345 95 22.4 10.5 3.5 134 0 -9.2 1.7 14.0 2.2
2013 COL MLB NL 88 314 .254 .315 .401 .276 112 -9.2 8.3 0.4 78 9 2.7 4.2 -7.2 0.9
2013 CSP AAA PCL 38 162 .272 .341 .424 .415 112 13 4.7 1.1 159 0 -1.0 -0.4 9.1 1.4
2014 COL MLB NL 105 342 .247 .304 .382 .353 122 -6.5 8.8 3 74 10 -6.2 2.2 -9.6 -0.2
2014 CSP AAA PCL 15 64 .272 .338 .411 .405 103 3.5 1.9 0.8 109 0 -1.4 1.2 0.3 0.3
2015 BOS MLB AL 39 85 .256 .316 .402 .400 118 -1.4 2.3 -0.1 75 14 -1.4 -0.8 -2.1 -0.2
2015 SLC AAA PCL 78 337 .277 .338 .422 .332 113 -4.1 9.3 1.2 82 0 -2.2 1.1 -11.8 -0.2
2015 ANG Rk AZL 3 14 .269 .313 .395 .545 111 4.2 0.4 0 239 0 0.2 0.8 1.1 0.2
2016 BOS MLB AL 28 56 .256 .319 .412 .433 113 -1.5 1.6 0.1 62 17 -0.3 1.7 -2.4 0.1
2016 PAW AAA INT 5 20 .247 .310 .346 .400 95 0.4 0.6 0 127 0 -0.1 0.3 0.3 0.1
2017 BOS MLB AL 37 118 .263 .333 .443 .316 105 -6.7 3.5 0.1 64 9 0.2 -0.1 -5.0 -0.1
2017 PME AA EAS 1 4 .263 .299 .397 .000 110 -0.5 0.1 0 51 0 0.1 0.0 -0.2 0.0
2017 PAW AAA INT 9 29 .262 .330 .396 .143 99 -2.5 0.9 -0.2 39 0 0.0 -0.9 -1.8 -0.2
2018 SAC AAA PCL 18 54 .265 .334 .414 .129 93 -10.7 1.6 -0.1 -5 0 -0.5 -0.3 -6.0 -0.5

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team lvl LG PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
2010 TRI A- NWN 45 39 6 5 0 0 0 5 4 4 10 1 0 .128 .222 .128 .000 1 1
2011 MOD A+ CAL 523 460 91 160 33 9 9 238 71 41 91 16 3 .348 .414 .517 .170 2 8
2012 COL MLB NL 291 277 37 76 20 5 8 130 37 9 54 7 0 .274 .306 .469 .195 1 0
2012 TUL AA TEX 379 356 57 109 27 3 13 181 35 14 69 14 4 .306 .338 .508 .202 4 0
2013 COL MLB NL 314 285 45 67 6 1 7 96 19 22 62 12 0 .235 .294 .337 .102 1 4
2013 CSP AAA PCL 162 143 24 53 17 1 4 84 24 12 21 1 2 .371 .444 .587 .217 0 0
2014 CSP AAA PCL 64 54 7 18 3 0 1 24 5 7 12 3 3 .333 .413 .444 .111 1
2014 COL MLB NL 342 309 44 83 16 7 4 125 33 20 83 2 3 .269 .323 .405 .136 2
2015 BOS MLB AL 85 74 11 21 1 0 1 25 10 5 26 0 0 .284 .333 .338 .054 3 1
2015 ANG Rk AZL 14 12 6 7 2 1 1 14 2 2 0 1 0 .583 .643 1.167 .583 0 0
2015 SLC AAA PCL 337 310 45 85 19 3 5 125 32 19 67 2 1 .274 .323 .403 .129 3 0
2016 BOS MLB AL 56 49 9 13 6 0 0 19 3 6 19 2 0 .265 .345 .388 .122 0 1
2016 PAW AAA INT 20 19 3 6 2 0 0 8 0 1 4 1 0 .316 .350 .421 .105 0 0
2017 BOS MLB AL 118 107 10 24 2 1 0 28 9 9 31 1 0 .224 .297 .262 .037 0 0
2017 PAW AAA INT 29 25 2 3 1 0 1 7 1 4 10 0 0 .120 .241 .280 .160 0 0
2017 PME AA EAS 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 .000 .250 .000 .000 0 0
2018 SAC AAA PCL 54 52 2 4 0 0 0 4 0 2 21 0 1 .077 .111 .077 .000 0 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2012 1039 0.4976 0.5053 0.7543 0.6557 0.3563 0.8643 0.5538 0.2457 -0.0011
2013 1161 0.4953 0.4479 0.7904 0.6139 0.2850 0.9008 0.5569 0.2096 0.0024
2014 1306 0.4908 0.4678 0.7741 0.6225 0.3188 0.8697 0.5943 0.2259 0.0060
2015 345 0.5304 0.4406 0.7632 0.5847 0.2778 0.8598 0.5333 0.2368 0.0005
2016 221 0.5249 0.4480 0.7273 0.5431 0.3429 0.8254 0.5556 0.2727 0.0000
2017 454 0.5286 0.4339 0.7563 0.5250 0.3318 0.8730 0.5493 0.2437 0.0000
Career45260.50200.46490.76880.61140.31810.87390.56440.23120.0021

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-07-28 2014-07-31 DTD 3 3 - General Medical Illness -
2014-04-28 2014-05-13 15-DL 15 14 - General Medical Illness - -
2014-03-02 2014-03-07 Camp 5 0 - Ankle Sprain - -
2012-08-20 2012-08-21 DTD 1 1 Left Thigh Strain Quadriceps - -
2012-08-13 2012-08-14 DTD 1 1 Left Thigh Strain Quadriceps - -
2011-04-15 2011-04-28 Minors 13 12 Not Disclosed -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2018 SFN $
2017 BOS $600,000
2016 BOS $
2015 ANA $
2014 COL $
2013 COL $490,000
2012 COL $
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$1,090,000
2 yrTotal$1,090,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
4 y 90 d1 year (2018)

Details
  • 1 year (2018). Signed by San Francisco as a free agent 12/22/17 (minor-league contract). Released by San Francisco 6/28/18.
  • 1 year (2017). Signed by Colorado as a free agent 11/23/16 (minor-league contract). Selected by Boston from Colorado in Rule 5 draft 12/8/16. Sent outright to Triple-A by Boston 11/2/17 (refused assignment).
  • 1 year (2016). Re-signed by Boston (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Boston 4/13/16. Sent outright to Triple-A 11/3/16 (elected free agency).
  • 1 year/$0.5275M (2015). Signed by LA Angels 3/9/15. Acquired by Boston in trade from LA Angels 7/27/15. (Red Sox pay $3.8M, Angels $1.1M of $4,901,639 remaining on Shane Victorino's contract for 2015.) DFA by Boston 11/20/15. Sent outright to Triple-A 11/30/15.
  • 1 year/$0.501M (2014). Re-signed by Colorado 3/9/14. Acquired by LA Angels in trade from Colorado 12/10/14.
  • 1 year/$0.49M (2013). Re-signed by Colorado 3/6/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Contract purchased by Colorado 7/13/12.
  • Drafted by Colorado 2010 (3-107) (Alabama). $0.295M signing bonus.

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ VORP FRAA WARP
90o 383 43 88 17 2 9 41 36 96 4 1 .261 .339 .404 94 13.7 3B 0, 2B 1 1.5
80o 363 39 79 15 2 8 37 33 93 3 1 .245 .321 .379 86 8.3 3B 0, 2B 0 1.0
70o 349 36 73 14 2 7 34 30 91 3 1 .235 .309 .361 80 4.7 3B 0, 2B 0 0.6
60o 336 34 68 13 1 7 32 28 89 3 1 .227 .299 .347 75 1.9 3B 0, 2B 0 0.3
50o 325 32 63 12 1 6 30 27 88 3 1 .216 .288 .326 71 -0.6 3B 0, 2B 0 0.0
40o 314 30 59 11 1 6 29 25 86 2 1 .209 .279 .319 66 -2.9 3B 0, 2B 0 -0.2
30o 301 28 56 11 1 6 27 23 83 2 1 .206 .273 .320 61 -5.1 3B 0, 2B 0 -0.5
20o 287 25 50 10 1 5 25 21 81 2 1 .192 .259 .296 56 -7.6 3B 0, 2B 0 -0.7
10o 267 22 43 8 1 4 22 18 77 2 1 .177 .238 .267 48 -10.5 3B 0, 2B 0 -1.1
Weighted Mean3293265121731278831.221.291.340720.23B 0, 2B 00.1

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DateQuestionAnswer
2015-01-05 15:00:00 (link to chat)What type of line can you see Chris owings producing this year if he stays healthy. 12 hr 15 sbs .270ish? I just have a bad feeling that he is closer to Josh Rutledge, please tell me im wrong
(Isaac from Ohio)
No player in the big leagues this season (min. 100 PA's) had a worse minor league K/BB rate than Chris Owings (5.86) or a lower walk rate (3.57%). Even if he hits .270, it will be with a .300 on-base percentage. If you're looking for fantasy purposes, then maybe this doesn't concern you, but I'm worried about whether he'll hit enough to stay in the lineup everyday. He's going to make an awful lot of outs. (Jeff Moore)
2014-03-27 13:00:00 (link to chat)What do you make of Josh Rutledge at this point? Is his being sent down an indication that he's never going be a starter again, or an opportunity for him to get playing time and return in a significant role?
(gerrybraun from San Diego)
He's had a bizarre career arc. When he first came up, the expectation was he'd be a Marco Scutaro type. Then he went on that power surge and he hasn't been good since. He's a second baseman more than a shortstop, so he's gotta hit to stick. I'm not optimistic he'll regain his former luster. (R.J. Anderson)
2013-10-07 18:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Mike, rank the following outfielders for 2014: Avisail Garcia, Corey Dickerson, and Desmond Jennings. Thanks!
(James from Chicago)
Hey James.

Of those 3 OF, I would rank Jennings at the top. He is the most proven of the trio and most likely to get a full season's worth of playing time. Garcia is 2nd. He will probably play all season for the White Sox, and has enough speed to make him a slight sleeper candidate. Dickerson is at the bottom. His numbers for the Rockies weren't great, and I'm not convinced yet that he wasn't a product of hitter-friendly Colorado Springs. Maybe he gets a full season of AB for the Rockies, but maybe he doesn't. Josh Rutledge was considered a no-brainer $20 earner but had OBP issues and flopped. Dickerson has similar OBP issues. If you can't get on base, you're going to have problems, even in COL. (Mike Gianella)
2013-07-19 13:00:00 (link to chat)You said that you like John Danks ROS. In my 16 tm h2h league I offered Matt Joyce for John Danks straight up, and am waiting for a response. Is this enough to snag him you think? Is Danks worth my "flier guys" like Josh Rutledge, Carlos Quentin, or Ichiro? Is Joyce more valuable than any of the above mentioned bench guys? Thanks
(George from SD)
It should be. I'd rather deal Rutledge or Ichiro for him, but that might not be enough. (Paul Sporer)
2013-06-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Anyway I can nab Tulo for Josh Hamilton, Josh Rutledge, and Justin Grimm in a dynasty league? or is my offer insulting?
(Peter from Omaha)
It's only not insulting because he's hurt, but it's not a good offer, either. I'd want more. Make that real arm and you might have something. (Paul Sporer)
2013-05-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)How long do you think Josh Rutledge will be banished to AAA?
(Stephen from DC)
I don't think that it's so clearly his job that they need to rush him back up. It's not like with him and Lemahieu you have a 24-year-old and a 34-year-old. They're both young. The encouraging thing, I think, about Rutledge is that he's not hitting at home, which would give me some hope. (Zachary Levine)
2013-04-16 20:00:00 (link to chat)Thoughts on Chris Owings fast start? Is he Josh Rutledge 2.0?
(Ryan from SLC)
Is being Josh Rutledge 2.0 a good thing or a bad thing? Owings can be a better baseball player and fantasy player than Rutledge. But then again, I am not a Rutledge fan. (Bret Sayre)
2013-04-16 20:00:00 (link to chat)Who do you think is best for the rest of this year at 2B: Dustin Ackley, Josh Rutledge, or Daniel Murphy?
(nubber from tx)
Ackley. Still think he's the most talented out of that group. (Bret Sayre)
2013-03-06 20:00:00 (link to chat)Do you think Josh Rutledge can be a solid fantasy 2B?
(Wes from Texas)
I like Rutledge, but I've seen him go crazy high in a few drafts/auctions. Where we ranked him in our 2b rankings (i think 12?) is about right. (Paul Singman)
2013-02-27 20:00:00 (link to chat)Do you think Josh Rutledge can be a strong fantasy player this season?
(zissou from naples)
He could be because of that park, but I'm extremely wary of Rutledge and am recommending staying away from him in shallower formats. Rutledge has a poor batting eye and it seems in September that pitchers finally figured this out and started throwing more stuff out of the zone. The result was a huge K% spike and a drop in Rutledge's overall stats. Maybe he figured something out over the winter and turns it around, but I think there's at least moderate risk here. (Mike Gianella)
2013-02-15 12:00:00 (link to chat)Are you buying or selling Josh Rutledge as a sleeper, think he can go 20/20 or what kind of line do you expect if he remains batting 2nd in that lineup?
(Wesley from Milwaukee)
current ADP of 166, went 109 in LABR. Sleeper status won't last much longer. 20/20 is a bit optimistic (Jason Collette)
2013-01-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks for the chat, R.J. Please rank the following infielders by 2013 fantasy upside: Josh Rutledge, Logan Forsythe, Jed Lowrie, Everth Cabrera, Chris Nelson, Adeiny Hechavarria, and Donovan Solano.
(Todd from Oakland)
Hey Todd,

I'm not too good at fantasy (as Marc Normandin can attest) but I'd rank 'em something like:

Lowrie - Hurt often but probably the best hitter of the bunch
Cabrera - Should swipe a ton of bags and he has the positional advantage over Forsythe
Rutledge - Not as good as last year but he can hit and that park will help
Forsythe - Park hurts
Nelson - Park should help
Solano - I think I undersold him last year, but I don't know that I can put him higher
Hechavarria - Not sold that he's a fantasy contributor (R.J. Anderson)
2013-01-16 13:30:00 (link to chat)What is your assessment on Josh Rutledge? Can he put together a 20/20 season this year? Or will his poor plate discipline hold him back? Thanks for the chat.
(Jason from Denver)
His plate discipline is a concern for me, but I think he can still be a quality player despite that. I don't think he can post a 20-20 season in 2013 but he should contribute significantly. (Mark Anderson)
2012-12-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you think Josh Rutledge can carry over his success from last year over 162 games?
(Chris from Denver)
Hi Chris, thanks for the question. My biggest concern about Rutledge is his complete absence of plate discipline at any level. Some guys can hack their way to success (at least in the short-term), but my guess is that unless/until he makes adjustments in his approach, his weaknesses will be exploited by big-league pitchers. (Geoff Young)
2012-12-27 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you like Josh Rutledge as a 20/20 candidate next year if he gets the AB's?
(Bill from Norvolk)
This is the kind of trap question that never ends well. He's 23, so yeah there's hope (and as my father told me, if you have hope in one hand...) He's never stolen 20 in the minors, and while he did hit 21 HR between AA and MLB, he's always tilted more toward doubles. Now, with that said, he will hit 60 HR next year. (Russell Carleton)
2012-08-27 14:00:00 (link to chat)What are your thoughts about Josh Rutledge moving forward? He's likely going to be a 2B but still a lot to like right?
(Marco from San Diego)
Yes, there's definitely a lot to like. He doesn't have superstar upside, but he is and should remain a very solid player going forward. He really knows how to hit and should be a .300 hitter with moderate power and speed contributions. Especially as an NL-only player, that has serious value. (Derek Carty)


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