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Major League Baseball

2014 Avg.
.257
 
Career Avg.
.255
Name  Josh Rutledge
Born  4/21/1989
Height  6-1
Weight  190
Number  14
Position  2B
Bats  R
Throws  R
Cold8/15/2014 5:55:00 PM
Description: Rockies shortstop Josh Rutledge has gone 5-for-51 (.098) with 17 Ks in his last 14 games.
Insight: That includes a 1-for-27 stretch in his last eight games. He's out of the lineup Friday and shouldn't be in any fantasy lineups until he snaps out of his funk.
 
Cold8/13/2014 12:25:00 PM
Description: Rockies shortstop Josh Rutledge has gone 5-for-42 (.119) with 13 Ks in his last 12 games.
Insight: That includes a 1-for-23 stretch in his last seven games. He has a good matchup Wednesday -- he's 5-for-13 (.385) with a double, a homer and three walks against Padres starter Ian Kennedy -- but fantasy owners might want to look for other options.
 
Hot7/29/2014 5:38:00 PM
Description: Rockies shortstop Josh Rutledge is out of the lineup again Tuesday due to an illness.
Insight: He was scratched from Monday's lineup and isn't ready to return. Rutledge has done a good job filling in for Troy Tulowitzki since Tulo suffered a hip flexor strain on July 19. He's gone 13-for-34 (.382) with four doubles, a triple, a homer and nine RBI since he replaced Tulowitzki in that game.
 
Hot7/29/2014 11:16:00 AM
Description: The Rockies scratched Josh Rutledge from Monday's lineup due to illness and he is questionable for Tuesday's game against the Chicago Cubs.
Insight: Rutledge has done a good job filling in for Troy Tulowitzki since Tulo suffered a hip flexor strain on July 19. He's gone 13-for-34 (.382) with four doubles, a triple, a homer and nine RBI since he replaced Tulowitzki in that game.
 
Hot7/28/2014 10:53:00 PM
Description: The Rockies scratched Josh Rutledge from Monday's lineup due to illness, according to Thomas Harding of mlb.com.
Insight: Rutledge has done a good job filling in for Troy Tulowitzki since Tulo suffered a hip flexor strain on July 19. He's gone 13-for-34 (.382) with four doubles, a triple, a homer and nine RBI since he replaced Tulowitzki in that game.
 
Hot7/23/2014 7:58:00 PM
Description: Rockies shortstop Josh Rutledge has gone 8-for-20 with two doubles, a triple and a homer since Troy Tulowitzki left Saturday's game with a strained hip.
Insight: Tulowitzki was placed on the disabled list Tuesday, opening up the starting job for Rutledge. Rutledge is batting .302 with an .842 OPS in 126 at-bats this season and should be owned in most leagues. Tulo isn't guaranteed to be back when his 15 days are up.
 
7/20/2014 5:02:00 PM
Description: Starting at shortstop for the Rockies in place of the injured Troy Tulowitzki, Josh Rutledge went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer Sunday at Pittsburgh.
Insight: Tulowitzki left Saturday's game with a left quad cramp. He's not expected to need a disabled list stint.
 
6/15/2014 11:26:00 AM
Description: Rockies infielder Josh Rutledge is 10-for-24 with a double, a triple and eight runs in June and he has a .438 average against Giants starter Madison Bumgarner.
Insight: The Rockies have been finding a spot in the lineup for Rutledge, either at second, third or shortstop, lately. He's 7-for-16 with a triple and a homer against Bumgarner and could be a low-cost fantasy option Sunday.
 
5/24/2014 3:42:00 PM
Description: The Rockies have called up infielder Josh Rutledge from Triple-A Colorado Springs.
Insight: He could see regular at bats at third base while Nolan Arenado (.305, 6 HR, 28 RBI) recovers from a broken middle finger. Rutledge hit .318 with four RBI during an 11-game stint in the major leagues earlier this season.
 
7/22/2013 7:58:00 PM
Description: Colorado infielder Josh Rutledge has been demoted to Triple-A Colorado Springs.
Insight: It's the second time he's been sent down this season. We'll probably see Rutledge again in September when the rosters expand.
 
Cold7/7/2013 1:06:00 PM
Description: Rockies infielder Josh Rutledge is hitless in 11 at bats against Diamondbacks lefty Patrick Corbin.
Insight: Add that to the 3-for-17 slump he's in and you've got one pretty unappealing fantasy second baseman. Hopefully Rutledge isn't in your team's plans for Sunday.
 
6/15/2013 9:00:00 PM
Description: Rockies shortstop Josh Rutledge went 0-for-6 with two strikeouts Saturday versus Philadelphia.
Insight: On a day when Colorado had 18 hits, four walks and 10 runs, Rutledge's output is simple unacceptable. He has a prime opportunity while Troy Tulowitzki is out with a broken rib, but he'll need to avoid days like this if he wants to stay in the majors.
 
6/14/2013 6:18:00 PM
Description: The Rockies have called up infielder Josh Rutledge from Triple-A Colorado Springs.
Insight: He's starting at second base Friday versus Philadelphia. He should see regular at bats while Troy Tulowitzki is out with a broken rib.
 
Cold5/22/2013 9:50:00 PM
Description: Colorado second baseman Josh Rutledge has been optioned to Triple-A, according to Troy Renck of the Denver Post.
Insight: Rutledge has failed to get it going this season and is hitting just .242. He does have five homers, five steals and 26 runs, so he was a decent fantasy option, but the Rockies want him to work on his hitting in the minors. Light-hitting D.J. LeMahieu will take over as the starting second baseman.
 
Cold5/20/2013 11:13:00 AM
Description: Colorado second baseman Josh Rutledge is hitless in eight at-bats versus Diamondbacks starter patrick Corbin with four strikeouts.
Insight: Rutledge was expected to provide solid production for a second baseman after a good second half last season (.274, 8 HR, 37 RBI, .775 OPS in 277 at-bats), but he's not been able to produce at that level. Through the first 40 games of 2013 he's batting .247 with five homers, 13 RBI and a .676 OPS. Avoid this matchup.
 
5/18/2013 10:55:00 AM
Description: Colorado second baseman Josh Rutledge is just a .154 hitter (2-for-13) versus Giants starter Tim Lincecum.
Insight: Rutledge was expected to provide solid production for a second baseman after a good second half last season (.274, 8 HR, 37 RBI, .775 OPS in 277 at-bats), but he's not been able to produce at that level. Through the first 40 games of 2013 he's batting .247 with five homers, 13 RBI and a .676 OPS. Avoid this matchup.
 
4/18/2013 8:50:00 PM
Description: Colorado second baseman Josh Rutledge is only batting .222 this season, but he has two homers, four steals and 15 runs in 14 games. He went 1-for-2 with a solo homer and two walks Thursday against the Mets.
Insight: Rutledge has primarily hit second in the order this season in front of Carlos Gonzalez and Troy Tulowitzki, which gives him an opportunity to score plenty of runs. But his batting average will remain low if he doesn't get both the 68.3 percent groundball rate and the 19.7 percent strikeout rate down.
 
8/27/2012 7:43:00 PM
Description: Colorado shortstop Josh Rutledge is out for Monday night's game against the Dodgers. He's still struggling with an injured quadriceps.
Insight: Rutledge (.338, 7 HR, 25 RBI) hasn't started in over a week, though he has pinch-hit in each of the Rockies' last six games.
 
8/26/2012 1:45:00 PM
Description: Colorado shortstop Josh Rutledge won't be in the lineup Sunday against Chicago. He's still dealing with a left quadriceps injury.
Insight: Rutledge (.341, 7 HR, 25 RBI) blasted a home run Saturday in a pinch-hitting appearance. It shouldn't be too long before we see him back in the starting lineup.
 
8/22/2012 10:51:00 AM
Description: Rockies shortstop Josh Rutledge (strained left quadriceps) pinch hit on Tuesday night, his first at bat in a couple of days due to injury. He's listed as questionable for Wednesday.
Insight: Rutledge has started off his major league career with a .331 average, six homers, 22 RBIs, four steals and a .954 OPS in 31 games. He should be owned in all leagues at least until he comes back to earth.
 

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