47. Carlos Ruiz
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: January 22, 1979 in David, Ch Panama
  • Weight: 215 lbs.
  • Height: 5'10"
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: May 06, 2006
  • Final Game: September 30, 2016
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Carlos Ruiz was not always known as one of the top Catchers but realistically he should have been, as he was known as a favorite of Pitchers and was a solid defensive backstop.  The Panamanian’s defense at the plate propelled him to three straight seasons with MVP votes, something that a player who never had over 125 Hits should have had.

While he was never considered a great hitter, his patience at the plate certainly assisted his team overall.  That certainly was more effective in the modern era and enough to land him on the top 50 of a team that has been existence as long as the Philadelphia Phillies.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Catcher
  • Acquired: Signed as an Amateur Free Agent 12/4/98.
  • Departed: Traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers with Cash for Tommy Bergians, Aj. Ellis and a Player to be Named Later (which would be Joey Curletta) 8/25/16.
  • Games Played: 1069
  • Notable Statistics: 388 Runs Scored
    898 Hits
    213 Doubles
    7 Triples
    68 Home Runs
    401 RBI
    24 Stolen Bases
    .266/.352/.393 Slash Line
    21.8 bWAR
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    World Series Champion (2008)

    All Star (2012)

    Wilson Defensive Player (2012 & 2013)

    Highest Percentage Caught Stealing (2016)*

    Highest Range Factor per Game by a Catcher (2012)

    *Traded to Los Angeles halfway through the 2016 season

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