Blowout Cards Forums
Shop MyLocker.net Today!

Go Back   Blowout Cards Forums > BLOWOUTS HOBBY TALK > BASEBALL

BASEBALL Post your Baseball Cards Hobby Talk

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-29-2013, 11:05 AM   #1 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 341
Default Darin Ruf?

Alright, so I'll admit I'm a baseball geek and typically am aware of most prospects throughout the year. But, Darin Ruf? How have I missed this guy...what's the skinny on him?

I only ask because I noticed all of the activity around his BASE 2013 Topps RC's. I'm guessing he is legit based on the bids and volume.
__________________
_____________________________________
Personally-Collecting: Missouri Tigers and Kansas City Royals
mutigers77 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2013, 11:13 AM   #2 (permalink)
Member
 
Natitude's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: VA
Posts: 773
Default

I don't have the skinny on him but I do remember him hitting his first 2 (or 3?) career MLB home runs against the Nats late last season, especially in his debut game.
__________________
PC: Washington Nationals Collector

Last edited by Natitude; 01-29-2013 at 11:14 AM. Reason: forgot to add info
Natitude is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2013, 11:16 AM   #3 (permalink)
Member
 
excel_b's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Baltimore, MD
Posts: 3,480
Default

He also hit 38 HRs with a .318 batting average in the minors last year... His first auto RC is Elite...

High demand...
excel_b is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2013, 11:17 AM   #4 (permalink)
Member
 
jpitten's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Walnutport, PA
Posts: 3,725
Default

He's old, powerful but not that fast.
__________________
Part owner of SquadBattle.com
jpitten is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2013, 12:13 PM   #5 (permalink)
Member
 
avjp87's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Posts: 10,989
Send a message via AIM to avjp87
Default

he's old??? He's 26
__________________
Ray27Ray52:
"53% constitutes a majority? Good to know."
avjp87 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2013, 01:08 PM   #6 (permalink)
Member
 
hche's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 3,635
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jpitten View Post
He's old, powerful but not that fast.
That sounds like Ryan Howard when he came up. LOL!
hche is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2013, 01:10 PM   #7 (permalink)
Member
 
hche's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 3,635
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by avjp87 View Post
he's old??? He's 26
He is debuting at an older age. If he averages 30 HR a year, he will be 40 by the time he gets to 400. So the long term growth potential is lesser than players who are 22/23 years old.
hche is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2013, 01:16 PM   #8 (permalink)
Member
 
avjp87's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Posts: 10,989
Send a message via AIM to avjp87
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by hche View Post
He is debuting at an older age. If he averages 30 HR a year, he will be 40 by the time he gets to 400. So the long term growth potential is lesser than players who are 22/23 years old.
that would be awesome if he even sniffed that number lol
__________________
Ray27Ray52:
"53% constitutes a majority? Good to know."
avjp87 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2013, 01:30 PM   #9 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: michigan
Posts: 4,869
Default

Sounds like he just dominated the minors because he was old for the leagues. Sounds (from listening to Keith Law) that at best, he should be Ryan Howard's platoon partner.
__________________
Dan LeFevour PC 192/283
Looking for Detroit Tigers Autos/Jsys I don't have.
JustinVerlander07 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2013, 01:50 PM   #10 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 3,020
Default

Ruf got the September call up.

12 games

33 AB's

11 hits .333 ave.

2 doubles

1 triple

3 home runs

10 rbi's

2 walks and 12 strike outs.

Time will tell. ???
jusdukky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2013, 01:58 PM   #11 (permalink)
Member
 
hche's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 3,635
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jusdukky View Post
Ruf got the September call up.

12 games 19

33 AB's 39

11 hits 11

.333 ave. .282

2 doubles 5

1 triple 0

3 home runs 2

10 rbi's 5

2 walks and 12 strike outs. 2 13

Time will tell. ???
So similar to Ryan Howard (in bold). LOL!
hche is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2013, 02:03 PM   #12 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: michigan
Posts: 4,869
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jusdukky View Post
Ruf got the September call up.

12 games

33 AB's

11 hits .333 ave.

2 doubles

1 triple

3 home runs

10 rbi's

2 walks and 12 strike outs.

Time will tell. ???
That's a rather small sample...
__________________
Dan LeFevour PC 192/283
Looking for Detroit Tigers Autos/Jsys I don't have.
JustinVerlander07 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2013, 03:14 PM   #13 (permalink)
Member
 
MikeWilliamsFan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 8,368
Default

hes was on fire in august if i remember corretly, hit like 25 homers in one month..
MikeWilliamsFan is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2013, 03:18 PM   #14 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 3,020
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JustinVerlander07 View Post
That's a rather small sample...
Hence the "time will tell" and yes it's a small sample. Just posting the info and in no way shape or form claiming he is going to be an all star or a career minor league player. No one knows at this point and time.
jusdukky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2013, 03:23 PM   #15 (permalink)
Member
 
dasiegel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 11,348
Default

guy had an avg 1st half in the minors than was absolutely destroying the ball the seocnd half, one of the hottest minor league seasons ever as far as power. called up bc they basically had to with those #s, not really a track record besides the second half of last yr though. solid 2011 season but we'll have to see if the last yr #s will continue. i bought one of his autos for $25, eee, i figure its worth the gamble.
__________________
Baseball for sale http://www.blowoutcards.com/forums/baseball-singles-buy-sell-trade/764943-fs-end-summer-sale-chrome-prospects-autos-color.html 13-14 NT FOR SALE http://www.blowoutcards.com/forums/basketball-singles-buy-sell-trade/763130-fs-my-nt-2-box-break-sale-thread.html
dasiegel is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2013, 05:26 PM   #16 (permalink)
Member
 
almoe66's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Tampa, FL
Posts: 283
Default

Here is a link to some of his stats Darin Ruf Stats, Bio, Photos, Highlights | MiLB.com Stats | The Official Site of Minor League Baseball

I am by no means suggesting anything fishy, but given the contestant stream of ped news, I hope as a Phillies fan that someone going from 9 hrs in 2009 to 38 in 2012 all with about the same number of ABs is simply a product of development. Fingers are crossed.... Rooting for you in left Darin
almoe66 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2013, 05:28 PM   #17 (permalink)
Member
 
Cubs_rock21's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Indiana
Posts: 7,629
Default

Basically he might be another Mark Trumbo
Cubs_rock21 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2013, 05:29 PM   #18 (permalink)
Member
 
Cubs_rock21's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Indiana
Posts: 7,629
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by almoe66 View Post
Here is a link to some of his stats Darin Ruf Stats, Bio, Photos, Highlights | MiLB.com Stats | The Official Site of Minor League Baseball

I am by no means suggesting anything fishy, but given the contestant stream of ped news, I hope as a Phillies fan that someone going from 9 hrs in 2009 to 38 in 2012 all with about the same number of ABs is simply a product of development. Fingers are crossed.... Rooting for you in left Darin
Players develop into power hitters, sometimes it takes a tweak in the swing. I was never a HR hitter myself, than one year I changed something and I hit 20 in a year. Obviously im no pro but you see what i mean. This special cream someone gave me helped also, he said it wasn't steroids so I know it wasn't.
Cubs_rock21 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2013, 05:51 PM   #19 (permalink)
Member
 
IamRalpho's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Boston
Posts: 10,883
Default

He is too old to be a prospect, that is why you do not see him on many lists. Does not mean he is going to be a bust or anything but the odds are against him.

Who knows what Philly is gonna do with their OF, so he might play and be decent.

He wont be a star though
__________________
If you have under 25 iTrader feedback or any negative, I will ask you to send first
IamRalpho is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2013, 08:03 PM   #20 (permalink)
Member
 
JohnnysBench's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: The Bubble, MD
Posts: 3,032
Default

Prospect for profit he is way to old. However he is the real deal at this point IMO...went through my old boxes the other day and found 3 2010 bowman chrome cards of his, got ten bucks for them...
__________________
" I hate ALL hitters, I start a game mad and stay that way until it's over..." (Don Drysdale)
JohnnysBench is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2013, 08:04 PM   #21 (permalink)
Member
 
JohnnysBench's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: The Bubble, MD
Posts: 3,032
Default

He is NOT however, on the major league level of play for the outfield, that is widely known...poor fielder...
__________________
" I hate ALL hitters, I start a game mad and stay that way until it's over..." (Don Drysdale)
JohnnysBench is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2013, 10:50 PM   #22 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 17,208
Default

Going on 27 he is at that point where if he doesnt make the big roster this spring he might be on the trade block... one year wonder...
Srt42004n is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2013, 11:11 PM   #23 (permalink)
Member
 
speedmasterp's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Baltimore, MD
Posts: 1,615
Default

His dad actually just bought a couple of his sons 2013 Topps RC's from me that I got in my 5 boxes from Sunday night. Kind of cool. I set aside the rest of my base ruf's and a blue from the rest of the stuff I opened Monday for him.
__________________
I collect Orioles Bowman Serial #d Refractors / Superfractors / Canary. Let me know what you have!

Check out my group breaks!
speedmasterp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2013, 11:18 PM   #24 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 6,921
Default

Babe Ruf
ajscards101 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2013, 11:20 PM   #25 (permalink)
Member
 
death2redemptions's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Previously Banned Member
Posts: 26,206
Default

I'm predicting a .240 avg hitter with 25-30 home runs/75-85 RBI per season
__________________
After two years of avoiding detection from BODA, the infamous FBI profiler eric82 has discovered my dark secret...I am HAIKU!
death2redemptions is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:32 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO
Copyright 2013, Blowout Cards Inc.