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: Sprained left ankle, 60-day DL, 60-day DL
Year to date8122429631316281870241.281.337.429.766
On Pace872413168141630197524-.281.337.429.766

Scouting Report

AssetsDisplays an impressive power/speed combination. Is also versatile enough to play any outfield position. Can get hot with the bat. Hits left-handed pitching well.
FlawsStrikes out at an alarming rate, which hurts his chances of seeing regular playing time at the major-league level. Also lacks consistency in all facets of the game.
Career potentialSolid veteran backup outfielder.

Honours and Awards

2007International League (AAA) - All-Star Team

Transactions / Injuries / Suspensions

2014/09/02Transferred from the 15-day DL to the 60-day DL (sprained left ankle).
2014/08/27Sprained left ankle, 15-day DL (retroactive to August 23rd, 2014).
2014/08/23Sore left ankle, day-to-day.
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 CubsNL8122429631316281870241.281.337.429.766
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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