The speculation about whether Darin Ruf would make the Phillies roster this spring can now stop. The…
Scouting Phils Prospect #6: Darin Ruf
Darin Ruf Position: Left Field / First Base Bats/Throws: Right / Right Birthday/Age: July 28, 1986 (26) Ht/Wt: 6' 3", 220 pounds How he became a Phillie: Drafted by the Phillies in the 20th round of the 2009 Draft. Defense: Whether you're talking about his defense at first base or in left field, Ruf's defense isn't much to brag about. With Ryan Howard at first base, the Phillies are trying desperately to make Ruf into a left fielder and the experiment is meeting with mixed results. At times, Ruf shows good skills on balls and has learned to take good routes to the ball. At other times, Ruf looks confused and lost in left field, making the experiment look almost like it's already failed. Keep in mind that Ruf hasn't been playing the position for long and he's the type of player who works hard and is willing to take all the coaching he can get. Darin Ruf's league comparisons STAT EASTERN LEAGUE AVERAGES RUF'S EL...
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