Justin Ruggiano #20 - OF

Chicago Cubs

  • Age: 32
  • DOB: 1982/04/12
  • POB: Austin, TX
  • Height: 6-1 Weight: 210lbs
  • Bats/Throws: R/R
  • MLB Seasons: 5
  • Drafted by LA Dodgers in 2004 (25th round).
  • Current Status: On roster
  • Performance: Ruggiano is hot (.375, 1HR in last 8AB).
Year to date8022329631316281869241.283.339.430.769
On Pace1153214291191940269936-.283.339.430.769

Scouting Report

AssetsDisplays an impressive power/speed combination. Is also versatile enough to play any outfield position. Can get hot with the bat.
FlawsStrikes out at an alarming rate, which hurts his chances of seeing regular playing time at the major-league level over the long haul.
Career potentialSolid backup outfielder.

Honours and Awards

2007International League (AAA) - All-Star Team

Transactions / Injuries / Suspensions

2014/08/14Missed 1 game (leg injury).
2014/08/13Leg injury, day-to-day.
2014/07/25Missed 2 games (groin).
2014/07/23Groin, day-to-day.
2014/05/26Missed 28 games (strained left hamstring).
2014/04/24Strained left hamstring, 15-day DL.
2014/04/02Missed 1 game (ankle injury).
2014/03/31Ankle injury, day-to-day.
2014/01/29Re-signed by the Chicago Cubs to a one-year contract.
2013/12/12Acquired from the Miami Marlins.
2013/04/14Missed 1 game (right groin).
2013/04/13Right groin, day-to-day.
2012/10/03Missed the last 11 regular season games (various injuries).
2012/09/22Sprained right shoulder, sidelined indefinitely.
2012/08/19Missed 3 games (oblique).
2012/08/16Oblique, day-to-day.
2012/08/04Missed 1 game (back spasms).
2012/08/03Back spasms, day-to-day.
2012/05/27Contract purchased from New Orleans (AAA).
2012/05/26Acquired from the Houston Astros.
2012/02/06Signed by the Houston Astros to a minor league contract.
2012/01/30Refused minor league assignment from the Tampa Bay Rays and opted for free agency.
2012/01/24Designated for assignment by the Tampa Bay Rays.
2011/09/30Did not make the Tampa Bay Rays playoff roster.
2011/09/01Missed 23 games (left knee injury).
2011/08/10Left knee injury, 15-day DL (retroactive to August 7th, 2011).
2011/05/29Missed 3 games (virus).
2011/05/24Virus, day-to-day.
2011/05/20Contract purchased from Durham (AAA).
2011/03/26Assigned by the Tampa Bay Rays to their minor league camp.
2011/02/11Outrighted to Durham (AAA).
2011/02/08Designated for assignment by the Tampa Bay Rays.
2010/06/16Optioned to Durham (AAA).
2010/06/12Recalled from Durham (AAA).
2010/03/24Optioned to Durham (AAA).
2010/03/03Re-signed by the Tampa Bay Rays to a one-year contract.
2009/03/25Optioned to Durham (AAA).
2009/02/25Re-signed by the Tampa Bay Rays to a one-year contract.
2008/10/01Did not make the Tampa Bay Rays playoff roster.
2008/08/11Recalled from Durham (AAA).
2008/06/22Optioned to Durham (AAA).
2008/06/04Recalled from Durham (AAA).
2008/05/04Optioned to Durham (AAA).
2008/05/02Recalled from Durham (AAA).
2008/04/25Optioned to Durham (AAA).
2008/04/09Recalled from Durham (AAA).
2008/03/11Optioned by the Tampa Bay Rays to their minor league camp.
2007/09/19Contract purchased from Durham (AAA).


2013/12/12Miami Marlins traded Justin Ruggiano to the Chicago Cubs for Brian Bogusevic.
2012/05/26Houston Astros traded Justin Ruggiano to the Miami Marlins for Jobduan Morales.
2012/02/06Signed by the Houston Astros to a minor league contract.
2006/07/20Tampa Bay Devil Rays traded Mark Hendrickson, Toby Hall and cash considerations to the Los Angeles Dodgers for Jae Seo, Dioner Navarro and a player to be named later (Justin Ruggiano - July 20).
2004/06/07Drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 25th round in 2004.

Career Stats

2014Chicago CubsNL8022329631316281869241.283.339.430.769
2012Oklahoma CityAAA391172138131529182453-.325.409.581.990
2011Tampa BayAL46105112640413426110.248.273.400.673
2008Tampa BayAL4576915402742720-.197.247.329.576
2007Tampa BayAL71423000315000.
2005Vero BeachA71242477515493728651655.310.400.517.917


GP - games played
AB - at bats
R - runs
H - hits
TB - total bases
2B - doubles
3B - triples
HR - home runs
RBI - runs batted in
BB - walks or base on balls
SO - strikeouts
SB - stolen bases
CS - caught stealing
E - errors
AVG - average
OBP - on-base percentage
SLG - slugging perentage

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