Darin Ruf

1B,DH,LF,OF · Milwaukee Brewers

Bats R Throws R
Height 6'3" Weight 250
DOB 1986-07-28 Age 36.8
Hometown Omaha, NE
2023 Fantasy Rankings

NFBC ADP (15-team): 51.15, 765th

Season Projections

THE BAT-$1546168147193470519184627.410.231.321.381.702.150

ATC projections by Ariel Cohen. Steamer projections by Steamer Projections Blog. THE BAT projections by Derek Carty. Zeile Consensus projections by FantasyPros.

Fantasy Baseball News Last 90 Days

  • Brewers Sign Darin Ruf, Place Luke Voit On IL

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    The Brewers announced they have signed first baseman/outfielder Darin Ruf to a one-year contract. Right-hander Brandon Woodruff was transferred to the 60-day injured list to open a spot on the 40-man roster while first baseman Luke Voit was placed on the 10-day injured list with a strained neck to get Ruf onto the active roster.…

    May 15 · MLB Trade Rumors Brewers Darin Ruf Luke Voit
  • Brewers Sign Darin Ruf

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    The Milwaukee Brewers have agreed to terms on a one-year deal with first baseman Darin Ruf on Monday. The right-handed slugger was recently designated for assignment by the San Francisco Giants. He elected free agency over a minor league assignment, which ended up working out well for him. The Brewers needed a first baseman with Luke Voit (neck) heading to the injured list. Ruf is hitting .261/.370/.348 with no homers and three RBI in 23 at-bats this season. He has plenty of big league experience and is normally a reliable option versus left-handed pitching. However, Ruf probably won't be worth looking at in most fantasy formats.

    May 15 · Source via Brewers Darin Ruf
  • Darin Ruf Elects Free Agency

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    The Giants announced that Darin Ruf has cleared waivers, and elected to become a free agent rather than accept an outright assignment to Triple-A (hat tip to MLB.com’s Maria I. Guardado).  Ruf was designated for assignment earlier this week, and due to his Major League service time, he was eligible to reject the outright assignment…

    May 14 · MLB Trade Rumors Giants Darin Ruf
  • Giants Select Casey Schmitt, Designate Darin Ruf For Assignment

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    11:02am: The Giants announced that they’ve selected Schmitt’s contract. In a corresponding move, they reinstated first baseman/outfielder Darin Ruf from the injured list and designated him for assignment. Outfielder Cal Stevenson was also optioned to Sacramento. 11:00am: The Giants will select the contract of infield prospect Casey Schmitt prior to tonight’s game, reports Alex Pavlovic…

    May 9 · MLB Trade Rumors Giants Darin Ruf Casey Schmitt
  • Darin Ruf Designated For Assignment

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    The San Francisco Giants activated infielder/outfielder Darin Ruf (wrist) from the 10-day injured list and designated him for assignment on Tuesday. The Giants also optioned outfielder Cal Stevenson to Triple-A Sacramento after Monday's game. Before getting injured, Ruf had six hits in 23 at-bats (.261 average) with two doubles and three RBI in nine games for the Giants at the major-league level. He went 4-for-20 with a double and an RBI in five minor-league rehab games. There's a chance the 36-year-old will remain in the organization if he passes through waivers. Ruf is currently well off the fantasy radar and is just hoping for another chance in the big leagues in 2023.

    May 9 · Source via Giants Darin Ruf
  • Giants Select Darin Ruf

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    The Giants announced that they have selected infielder/outfielder Darin Ruf to their roster. Right-hander Sean Hjelle was optioned to open a spot on the active roster. The club already had a vacancy on its 40-man roster due to designating catcher Austin Wynns for assignment earlier this week. This move completes a strange boomerang trip to…

    Apr 12 · MLB Trade Rumors Giants Darin Ruf
  • Darin Ruf Joining Giants On Wednesday

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    The San Francisco Giants have selected the contract of infielder Darin Ruf from Triple-A Sacramento. The 36-year-old is back with the Giants after being released by the New York Mets following spring training. Ruf will serve as the designated hitter and bat fifth versus left-hander Clayton Kershaw on Wednesday. In a corresponding move, righty pitcher Sean Hjelle has been optioned to the minors to make room for Ruf on the active roster.

    Apr 12 · Source via Giants Darin Ruf
  • Giants Sign Darin Ruf To Minor League Deal

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    The Giants are signing Darin Ruf to a minor league contract, The Athletic’s Jayson Stark reports (Twitter link).  The Mets designated Ruf for assignment prior to Opening Day and then released the first baseman/outfielder earlier this week. Ruf is no stranger to the Bay Area, hitting .248/.358/.455 over 726 plate appearances with the Giants from…

    Apr 8 · MLB Trade Rumors Giants Darin Ruf
  • The Most Notable Remaining Free Agents

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    We’re now a week into the regular season and most of the attention amongst clubs and fans is on the games themselves. It’s a quiet time of year from a hot stove perspective. The offseason is finished and it’s far too early for teams to kick the tires on meaningful trades. Some extension talks might…

    Apr 6 · MLB Trade Rumors Chris Archer Archie Bradley Zack Britton Kole Calhoun Robinson Cano Kyle Crick J.D. Davis Leury Garcia Ken Giles Didi Gregorius Dallas Keuchel Corey Knebel Mike Minor Michael Pineda Stephen Piscotty Garrett Richards Darin Ruf Anibal Sanchez Miguel Sano Andrelton Simmons Thomas Szapucki Jonathan Villar
  • Mets Release Darin Ruf

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    The Mets have released infielder/outfielder Darin Ruf, according to his transactions tracker at MLB.com. He had been designated for assignment a week ago when the club selected Tommy Hunter to the roster. Ruf, 36, came over to the Mets in a deadline deal last year. Unfortunately, that deal went south fairly quickly, as he hit…

    Apr 3 · MLB Trade Rumors Mets Darin Ruf
  • Mets Release Darin Ruf

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    The New York Mets officially released first baseman Darin Ruf on Monday. The Mets designated Ruf for assignment last week, but he went unclaimed on waivers and is now free to sign with any team. The Mets acquired Ruf at last year's trade deadline from the San Francisco Giants, but he was a bust for them, hitting just .152/.216/.197 with a .413 OPS, no home runs, seven RBI and 20 strikeouts in 74 plate appearances over 28 regular season games. The 36-year-old was hampered with a wrist injury in spring training and struggled at the plate again, ultimately leading to his release. It remains to be seen how much interest he'll generate, but Ruf will likely have to settle for a minor-league deal.

    Apr 3 · Source via Mets Darin Ruf
  • Mets Designate Darin Ruf For Assignment

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    The New York Mets designated outfielder Darin Ruf for assignment on Monday. The Mets currently owe Ruf $3.25 million -- $3 million for 2023 and $250,000 as a buyout on a $3.5 million option for 2024. They could try to trade him on Monday to offset some of the money. New York acquired Ruf at the trade deadline last year for J.D. Davis and pitching prospects Carson Seymour, Thomas Szapucki and Nick Zwack. The move didn't work out for the Mets, as Ruf hit just .152 with no home runs in 74 plate appearances in 2022. The 36-year-old dealt with a wrist injury in February and went just 5-for-30 with no homers in spring training. With Ruf out of the picture, Tim Locastro will make the team and could split time at designated hitter against left-handed pitchers with Tommy Pham and others.

    Mar 27 · Source via Mets Darin Ruf
  • Mets To Select Tim Locastro, Designate Darin Ruf For Assignment

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    9:15am: The Mets announced they have selected right-hander Tommy Hunter to the roster, a move that had been previously reported as upcoming. Ruf was designated for assignment as the corresponding move. This means Locastro still isn’t on the roster and another move will need to be made to get him on. 7:38am: The Mets are…

    Mar 27 · MLB Trade Rumors Mets Tim Locastro Darin Ruf
    2023 ATC-$1446168146203370620194627.410.226.321.397.718.171
    2023 Steamer-$1636151131183060517164127.210.229.320.389.709.160
    2023 THE BAT-$1546168147193470519184627.410.231.321.381.702.150
    2023 Zeile-$1544146126182850517173926.710.222.322.381.703.159

    Historic stats obtained free of charge from and are copyrighted by Retrosheet. ATC projections by Ariel Cohen. Steamer projections by Steamer Projections Blog. THE BAT projections by Derek Carty. Zeile Consensus projections by FantasyPros.

    Fielding Stats

    Apr 12vs LADL 5-10440210010125.000.500.500.7501.250.250
    Apr 14at DETL 5-7550100000240.
    Apr 15at DETL 6-7220000000150.
    Apr 17at MIAL 3-4311000002133.300.000.667.000.667.000
    Apr 18at MIAL 2-411000000000.
    Apr 19at MIAW 5-2320110011133.300.500.6671.0001.667.500
    Apr 21vs NYML 0-743010000100.000.333.500.333.833.000
    Apr 22vs NYMW 7-4440100010250.
    Apr 23vs NYMW 5-41100000001100.
    May 15at STLL 1-1811000000000.
    May 16at STLW 3-2330000000133.300.
    May 17at STLL 0-322000000000.
    May 19at TBL 0-132020000100.0001.0001.0001.0002.000.000
    May 21at TBW 6-4441110000125.
    May 22vs HOUL 2-1211010000000.0001.0001.0001.0002.000.000
    May 25vs SFL 0-511000000000.
    May 26vs SFL 1-1543110000100.000.333.500.333.833.000
    May 28vs SFW 7-5430000001125.


    Apr 8vs MIAW 6-5531100012120.000.333.600.333.933.000
    Apr 9vs MIAL 1-2440100000250.
    Apr 10vs MIAW 3-2440110000125.
    Apr 11vs SDL 2-4550100000120.
    Apr 12vs SDW 13-2522000002120.000.000.600.000.600.000
    Apr 13vs SDW 2-1430110001250.000.333.500.6671.167.334
    Apr 15at CLEW 4-1540000001240.
    Apr 16at CLEW 4-2440000000125.
    Apr 17at CLEW 8-1550100000120.
    Apr 19at NYML 4-521000000100.000.000.500.000.500.000
    Apr 19at NYML 1-3440100010125.
    Apr 20at NYMW 5-2431000001125.
    Apr 21at NYML 2-6440000000375.
    Apr 22at WASW 7-155120000000.000.400.400.400.800.000
    Apr 23at WASW 5-243100001100.
    Apr 24at WASW 12-3540100001120.000.250.400.250.650.000
    Apr 25at MILW 4-2430000001125.
    Apr 26vs OAKW 8-2440000000125.
    Apr 27vs OAKL 0-1440000000125.
    Apr 29vs WASL 4-14550100000120.
    Apr 30vs WASW 9-3551300000120.010.600.600.6001.200.000
    May 1vs WASL 5-11540100011120.010.250.400.250.650.000
    May 3at LADL 1-344000000000.
    May 4at LADL 1-9430100001125.000.333.500.333.833.000
    May 5vs STLL 1-744010000000.
    May 6vs STLL 2-3220100020150.000.500.500.5001.000.000
    May 7vs STLW 13-7542100121120.000.250.4001.0001.400.750
    May 8vs STLW 4-343120000100.000.667.750.6671.417.000
    May 9vs COLW 8-543220001100.000.667.750.6671.417.000
    May 10vs COLW 9-2321110000133.300.500.6671.0001.667.500
    May 13at STLW 8-2320100001133.300.500.667.5001.167.000
    May 14at STLL 0-4220000000150.
    May 15at STLL 6-1510100000100.0001.0001.000
    May 16at COLW 7-633221000000.000.667.6671.0001.667.333
    May 17at COLW 10-753221003200.000.667.8001.0001.800.333
    May 18at COLL 3-5430000011250.
    May 20vs SDL 7-8533200232120.000.667.8002.6673.4672.000
    May 21vs SDL 1-2440000000125.
    May 22vs SDL 1-1042100000200.000.000.500.000.500.000
    May 23vs NYML 3-1343000000100.
    May 24vs NYMW 13-12653200011116.700.400.500.400.900.000
    May 25vs NYMW 9-34400000004100.
    May 27at CINL 1-510100000100.0001.0001.000
    May 28at CINL 2-3550000000360.
    May 29at CINW 6-42200000002100.
    May 30at PHIW 5-4220000000150.
    Jun 7vs COLL 3-51100000001100.
    Jun 8vs COLW 2-1441110000125.
    Jun 9vs COLL 2-4440000000125.
    Jun 10vs LADW 7-2442300230125.000.750.7502.2503.0001.500
    Jun 11vs LADW 3-244000000000.
    Jun 12vs LADW 2-0440110000250.
    Jun 13vs KCW 6-2421000012125.000.000.500.000.500.000
    Jun 14vs KCW 4-233010001000.000.333.333.333.666.000
    Jun 15vs KCL 2-31100000001100.
    Jun 18at PITW 7-5330100010266.700.333.333.333.666.000
    Jun 19at PITL 3-421000000100.000.000.500.000.500.000
    Jun 20at ATLL 1-232010000100.000.500.667.5001.167.000
    Jun 22at ATLL 3-4432100110125.000.333.5001.3331.8331.000
    Jun 23at ATLL 6-7551200000240.000.400.400.400.800.000
    Jun 24vs CINL 2-4440000000250.
    Jun 25vs CINW 9-2440100010125.
    Jun 26vs CINL 3-10440100010250.
    Jun 28vs DETW 4-3431000001125.
    Jun 29vs DETL 2-3220000000150.
    Jul 1vs CWSL 0-111000000000.
    Jul 2vs CWSL 3-522011001000.000.500.5001.0001.500.500
    Jul 3vs CWSL 4-13440110010125.
    Jul 4at ARIL 3-8421000001250.000.000.500.000.500.000
    Jul 5at ARIL 2-622010000000.000.500.500.5001.000.000
    Jul 6at ARIW 7-511110012000.0001.0001.0004.0005.0003.000
    Jul 7at SDL 1-21100000001100.
    Jul 8at SDL 3-6430000001250.
    Jul 10at SDW 12-0551100000240.
    Jul 11vs ARIL 3-4221100000150.000.500.500.5001.000.000
    Jul 12vs ARIW 13-0321000001133.300.000.333.000.333.000
    Jul 13vs ARIW 4-311010000000.0001.0001.0001.0002.000.000
    Jul 14vs MILL 2-311000000000.
    Jul 15vs MILW 8-522110011000.000.500.5002.0002.5001.500
    Jul 16vs MILW 2-144110011000.000.250.2501.0001.250.750
    Jul 21at LADL 6-9331100140266.700.333.3331.3331.6661.000
    Jul 22at LADL 1-5330000000133.300.
    Jul 23at LADL 2-443000000100.
    Jul 24at LADL 4-7322100121133.300.500.6672.0002.6671.500
    Jul 25at ARIL 0-7330000000266.700.
    Jul 26at ARIL 3-743010000100.000.333.500.333.833.000
    Jul 27at ARIL 3-522000000000.
    Jul 28vs CHCW 4-22200000002100.
    Jul 30vs CHCW 5-432100000100.000.000.333.000.333.000
    Aug 1vs LADL 2-8431000000250.
    Aug 5vs ATLL 6-933111002000.000.333.333.6671.000.334
    Aug 6vs ATLW 8-5220100000150.000.500.500.5001.000.000
    Aug 6vs ATLW 6-2440100010125.
    Aug 7vs ATLW 5-2220000000150.
    Aug 9vs CINW 6-244121002000.000.500.500.7501.250.250
    Aug 12vs PHIL 1-2330110000133.300.333.333.6671.000.334
    Aug 18at ATLL 2-3330000000133.300.
    Aug 19at PHIW 7-21110000001100.
    Aug 20at PHIW 8-210000001100.000.500.500
    Aug 20at PHIL 1-4430000001125.
    Aug 21at PHIW 10-911000000000.
    Aug 26vs COLW 7-621200000100.000.000.500.000.500.000
    Aug 27vs COLW 3-0440000000125.
    Aug 30vs LADL 3-4330100000133.300.333.333.333.666.000
    Aug 31vs LADW 2-1330000000133.300.
    Sep 1vs LADW 5-3220000010150.
    Sep 3vs WASL 1-7330000000266.700.
    Sep 7at PITW 10-011000000000.
    Sep 9at MIAL 3-622000000000.
    Sep 10at MIAW 11-311000000000.
    Sep 11at MIAW 9-3440000000250.
    Sep 12vs CHCL 2-511000000000.
    Sep 14vs CHCL 3-6220100000150.000.500.500.5001.000.000
    Sep 20at MILW 7-510000000100.0001.0001.000
    Sep 21at MILL 0-61100000001100.
    Sep 23at OAKW 9-2541100000120.000.250.400.250.650.000
    Sep 24at OAKL 4-10440100000125.
    Sep 25at OAKW 13-4540000001120.
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