Carlos Ruiz
Carlos Joaquin Ruiz
(Chooch)
 
Born: January 22, 1979 in David, Panama
35 years old
Bats: R Throws: R Ht: 5'10" Wt: 215
(legend)
Fielding Ratings(?)
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Notes:
- Signed by the Philadelphia Phillies as an Amateur Free Agent in 1998
- High School: Chiriqui (Panama, PA)
- Hall of Fame Chance: 0% (using Bill James' "Favorite Toy")

Comparison

Comparison
Catchers
 
All Positions
 
#
Player
 
1 Ivan Rodriguez
1991 - 2011
C
68.3
PEDi
 
53.8
28.7
0.0
14.2
2 Joe Mauer
2004 - 2014
C
46.2
 
45.9
3.6
0.0
3.3
3 Jorge Posada
1995 - 2011
C
42.7
 
48.4
2.1
0.0
7.8
4 Jason Kendall
1996 - 2010
C
41.5
 
40.1
13.2
0.0
11.8
5 Victor Martinez
2002 - 2014
C
34.6
 
39.3
-4.1
0.0
0.6
6 Russell Martin
2006 - 2014
C
30.0
 
23.8
13.2
0.0
7.0
7 Yadier Molina
2004 - 2014
C
29.6
 
18.3
18.7
0.0
7.4
8 Brian McCann
2005 - 2014
C
25.5
 
26.6
5.6
0.0
6.7
9 Mike Napoli
2006 - 2014
C
25.4
 
26.0
0.1
0.0
0.6
10 Jason Varitek
1997 - 2011
C
24.3
 
24.6
8.5
0.0
8.8
11 A.J. Pierzynski
1998 - 2014
C
23.4
 
26.9
7.6
0.0
11.1
12 Buster Posey
2009 - 2014
C
22.9
 
22.1
3.0
0.0
2.2
13 Ramon Hernandez
1999 - 2013
C
22.0
 
21.9
8.1
0.0
8.1
14 Carlos Ruiz
2006 - 2014
C
21.0
 
16.7
9.6
0.0
5.3
15 Carlos Santana
2010 - 2014
C
17.2
 
19.6
-2.2
0.0
0.2
16 Brad Ausmus
1993 - 2010
C
16.4
 
8.5
18.3
0.0
10.5
17 Jonathan Lucroy
2010 - 2014
C
15.4
 
13.9
4.8
0.0
3.3
18 Kurt Suzuki
2007 - 2014
C
13.9
 
12.6
7.3
0.0
6.0
19 Chris Iannetta
2006 - 2014
C
13.9
 
15.0
3.3
0.0
4.5
20 Gregg Zaun
1995 - 2010
C
13.8
PEDm
 
13.8
5.8
0.0
5.8
21 Matt Wieters
2009 - 2014
C
13.8
 
12.0
5.9
0.0
4.1
22 Miguel Montero
2006 - 2014
C
13.0
 
15.0
3.0
0.0
5.0
23 Salvador Perez
2011 - 2014
C
12.1
 
8.7
6.1
0.0
2.7
24 Alex Avila
2009 - 2014
C
11.4
 
11.8
3.6
0.0
4.0
25 Bengie Molina
1998 - 2010
C
10.7
 
9.2
8.9
0.0
7.4
26 Geovany Soto
2005 - 2014
C
10.5
 
11.5
2.8
0.0
3.9
27 Ryan Doumit
2005 - 2014
C
9.3
 
12.4
-1.8
0.0
1.3
28 John Jaso
2008 - 2014
C
9.2
 
11.1
-0.7
0.0
1.2
29 Jason LaRue
1999 - 2010
C
8.8
 
5.1
8.2
0.0
4.5
30 Dave Ross
2002 - 2014
C
8.5
 
7.1
5.1
0.0
3.6
31 Ryan Hanigan
2007 - 2014
C
8.3
 
6.7
4.7
0.0
3.1
32 Kelly Shoppach
2005 - 2013
C
8.2
 
8.3
3.0
0.0
3.1
33 Miguel Olivo
2002 - 2014
C
7.9
 
8.5
5.2
0.0
5.8
34 Dioner Navarro
2004 - 2014
C
7.5
 
8.0
4.2
0.0
4.7
35 Welington Castillo
2010 - 2014
C
7.5
 
4.8
4.5
0.0
1.8
36 Jason Castro
2010 - 2014
C
7.2
 
6.5
2.8
0.0
2.1
37 Gerald Laird
2003 - 2014
C
6.7
 
5.1
6.1
0.0
4.5
38 Brian Schneider
2000 - 2012
C
6.7
 
5.0
7.1
0.0
5.4
39 Mike Redmond
1998 - 2010
C
6.4
 
6.0
3.9
0.0
3.5
40 Jarrod Saltalamacchia
2007 - 2014
C
6.4
 
9.6
0.5
0.0
3.7
41 A.J. Ellis
2008 - 2014
C
6.1
 
6.4
2.2
0.0
2.5
42 Wilson Ramos
2010 - 2014
C
5.8
 
5.8
2.1
0.0
2.1
43 Nick Hundley
2008 - 2014
C
5.5
 
5.7
2.9
0.0
3.2
44 Kenji Johjima
2006 - 2009
C
5.3
 
6.6
1.4
0.0
2.7
45 Ronny Paulino
2005 - 2012
C
5.2
PEDs
 
4.2
3.9
0.0
2.9
46 John Buck
2004 - 2014
C
5.2
 
11.0
0.5
0.0
6.4
47 Yorvit Torrealba
2001 - 2013
C
5.1
 
5.7
4.2
0.0
4.8
48 Rod Barajas
1999 - 2012
C
4.8
 
5.3
5.6
0.0
6.0
49 Chris Snyder
2004 - 2013
C
4.4
 
4.0
4.3
0.0
3.8
50 Devin Mesoraco
2011 - 2014
C
4.3
 
4.9
1.1
0.0
1.7
 
  Carlos Ruiz
2006 - 2014
C
21.0
 
16.7
9.6
0.0
5.3
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