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Bruce Ruffin

Bruce Wayne Ruffin

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Both, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 205 lb.

Born: October 4, 1963 in Lubbock, TX
High School: Hanks HS (El Paso, TX)
School: University of Texas at Austin (Austin, TX)
Drafted
by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 2nd round of the 1985 amateur draft.
Signed June 12, 1985. (All Transactions)
Debut: June 28, 1986 (Age 22.267, 12,794th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1986 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Rockies/Phillies/Brewers 1986-1997

Last Game: June 26, 1997 (Age 33.265)
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Standard Pitching

More Stats

Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W Awards
1986 22 PHI NL 9 4 .692 2.46 21 21 0 6 0 0 146.1 138 53 40 6 44 6 70 1 1 0 600 158 3.27 1.244 8.5 0.4 2.7 4.3 1.59 RoY-7
1987 23 PHI NL 11 14 .440 4.35 35 35 0 3 1 0 204.2 236 118 99 17 73 4 93 2 0 6 884 98 4.14 1.510 10.4 0.7 3.2 4.1 1.27
1988 24 PHI NL 6 10 .375 4.43 55 15 14 3 0 3 144.1 151 86 71 7 80 6 82 3 0 12 646 81 3.99 1.600 9.4 0.4 5.0 5.1 1.03
1989 25 PHI NL 6 10 .375 4.44 24 23 0 1 0 0 125.2 152 69 62 10 62 6 70 0 0 8 576 80 4.16 1.703 10.9 0.7 4.4 5.0 1.13
1990 26 PHI NL 6 13 .316 5.38 32 25 1 2 1 0 149.0 178 99 89 14 62 7 79 1 2 3 678 71 4.24 1.611 10.8 0.8 3.7 4.8 1.27
1991 27 PHI NL 4 7 .364 3.78 31 15 2 1 1 0 119.0 125 52 50 6 38 3 85 1 0 4 508 97 3.07 1.370 9.5 0.5 2.9 6.4 2.24
1992 28 MIL AL 1 6 .143 6.67 25 6 6 1 0 0 58.0 66 43 43 7 41 3 45 0 0 2 272 58 4.92 1.845 10.2 1.1 6.4 7.0 1.10
1993 29 COL NL 6 5 .545 3.87 59 12 8 0 0 2 139.2 145 71 60 10 69 9 126 1 0 8 619 124 3.62 1.532 9.3 0.6 4.4 8.1 1.83
1994 30 COL NL 4 5 .444 4.04 56 0 39 0 0 16 55.2 55 28 25 6 30 2 65 1 0 5 252 124 3.87 1.527 8.9 1.0 4.9 10.5 2.17
1995 31 COL NL 0 1 .000 2.12 37 0 19 0 0 11 34.0 26 8 8 1 19 1 23 0 0 1 140 255 3.81 1.324 6.9 0.3 5.0 6.1 1.21
1996 32 COL NL 7 5 .583 4.00 71 0 56 0 0 24 69.2 55 35 31 5 29 3 74 0 0 10 292 130 3.23 1.206 7.1 0.6 3.7 9.6 2.55
1997 33 COL NL 0 2 .000 5.32 23 0 15 0 0 7 22.0 18 15 13 3 18 0 31 0 0 2 102 99 4.52 1.636 7.4 1.2 7.4 12.7 1.72
12 Yrs 60 82 .423 4.19 469 152 160 17 3 63 1268.0 1345 677 591 92 565 50 843 10 3 61 5569 99 3.85 1.506 9.5 0.7 4.0 6.0 1.49
162 Game Avg. 7 9 .423 4.19 51 17 18 2 0 7 139 147 74 65 10 62 5 92 1 0 7 610 99 3.85 1.506 9.5 0.7 4.0 6.0 1.49
PHI (6 yrs) 42 58 .420 4.16 198 134 17 16 3 3 889.0 980 477 411 60 359 32 479 8 3 33 3892 92 3.85 1.506 9.9 0.6 3.6 4.8 1.33
COL (5 yrs) 17 18 .486 3.84 246 12 137 0 0 60 321.0 299 157 137 25 165 15 319 2 0 26 1405 131 3.66 1.445 8.4 0.7 4.6 8.9 1.93
MIL (1 yr) 1 6 .143 6.67 25 6 6 1 0 0 58.0 66 43 43 7 41 3 45 0 0 2 272 58 4.92 1.845 10.2 1.1 6.4 7.0 1.10
NL (11 yrs) 59 76 .437 4.08 444 146 154 16 3 63 1210.0 1279 634 548 85 524 47 798 10 3 59 5297 102 3.80 1.490 9.5 0.6 3.9 5.9 1.52
AL (1 yr) 1 6 .143 6.67 25 6 6 1 0 0 58.0 66 43 43 7 41 3 45 0 0 2 272 58 4.92 1.845 10.2 1.1 6.4 7.0 1.10
Hold your mouse over the values in the Saves, ERA, or FIP columns for additional information.

Player Value--Pitchers

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Awards
1986 22 PHI NL 146.1 21 21 53 3.26 4.10 -0.13 0.14 104.7 4.58 21 2.4 -0.1 3.7 34 .616 .515 $60,000 RoY-7
1987 23 PHI NL 204.2 35 35 118 5.19 4.64 0.09 0.17 103.0 4.87 -9 -0.9 -0.1 0.9 12 .474 .494 $100,000
1988 24 PHI NL 144.1 55 15 86 5.36 3.98 -0.35 -0.03 103.2 4.44 -16 -1.8 1.3 -0.2 -0.6 -3 .468 .489 $140,000
1989 25 PHI NL 125.2 24 23 69 4.94 4.00 -0.54 0.13 102.0 4.77 -3 -0.3 1.0 -0.1 0.7 7 .488 .498 $175,000
1990 26 PHI NL 149.0 32 25 99 5.98 4.30 0.18 0.10 100.6 4.24 -31 -3.1 .3 0.0 -1.8 -16 .402 .481 $350,000
1991 27 PHI NL 119.0 31 15 52 3.93 4.09 -0.10 0.02 99.0 4.17 2 0.2 1.2 -0.1 1.2 13 .508 .502
1992 28 MIL AL 58.0 25 6 43 6.67 4.20 0.07 -0.16 100.0 3.97 -18 -1.8 .9 -0.0 -1.2 -12 .429 .489 $525,000
1993 29 COL NL 139.2 59 12 71 4.58 4.61 -0.13 -0.16 120.5 5.51 12 1.3 .8 -0.2 2.2 26 .521 .508 $550,000
1994 30 COL NL 55.2 56 0 28 4.53 4.77 -0.23 -0.36 114.6 5.32 4 0.5 1.6 0.0 1.0 10 .508 .503 $800,000
1995 31 COL NL 34.0 37 0 8 2.12 4.67 -0.20 -0.35 130.6 5.91 14 1.5 1.6 0.4 2.1 17 .539 .509 $1,000,000
1996 32 COL NL 69.2 71 0 35 4.52 4.72 -0.02 -0.36 125.3 5.50 8 0.8 1.5 0.1 1.5 14 .512 .505 $1,000,000
1997 33 COL NL 22.0 23 0 15 6.14 4.60 -0.00 -0.35 121.2 5.15 -2 -0.2 1.7 -0.1 -0.2 -1 .489 .498
12 Seasons 1268.0 469 152 677 4.81 4.33 -0.11 -0.01 107.0 4.75 -18 -1.5 1.3 -0.4 9.7 101 .497 .500 $4,700,000
PHI (6 yrs) 889.0 198 134 477 4.83 4.22 -0.12 0.10 102.2 4.54 -36 -3.4 1.1 -0.5 4.2 46 .483 .494 $825,000
COL (5 yrs) 321.0 246 12 157 4.40 4.67 -0.12 -0.27 121.6 5.49 36 3.7 1.4 0.1 6.6 66 .515 .505 $3,350,000
MIL (1 yr) 58.0 25 6 43 6.67 4.20 0.07 -0.16 100.0 3.97 -18 -1.8 .9 -0.0 -1.2 -12 .429 .489 $525,000

Postseason Pitching

Year Age Tm Lg Series Rslt Opp W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1995 31 COL NL NLDS L ATL 0 0 2.70 4 0 1 0 0 0 3.1 3 1 1 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 14 1.500 8.1 0.0 5.4 5.4 1.00
1 NLDS 0 0 2.70 4 0 1 0 0 0 3.1 3 1 1 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 14 1.500 8.1 0.0 5.4 5.4 1.00

Standard Batting

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Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
1986 22 PHI NL 21 56 55 2 4 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 32 .073 .073 .091 .164 -56 5 2 0 1 0 0 1 RoY-7
1987 23 PHI NL 35 81 73 3 4 1 0 0 3 0 0 2 39 .055 .080 .068 .148 -61 5 3 0 6 0 0 1
1988 24 PHI NL 55 36 33 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 15 .121 .194 .121 .316 -7 4 0 0 0 0 0 1
1989 25 PHI NL 24 41 34 1 6 1 0 0 1 0 0 6 15 .176 .300 .206 .506 48 7 0 0 1 0 0 1
1990 26 PHI NL 32 53 44 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 9 .068 .128 .068 .196 -44 3 0 0 6 0 0 1
1991 27 PHI NL 31 34 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 18 .000 .143 .000 .143 -56 0 0 0 6 0 0 1
1992 28 MIL AL 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1993 29 COL NL 59 31 25 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 10 .080 .179 .120 .299 -23 3 0 0 3 0 0 1
1994 30 COL NL 56 5 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 .250 .400 .250 .650 65 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
1995 31 COL NL 37 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1996 32 COL NL 71 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .500 .000 .500 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1997 33 COL NL 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
12 Yrs 469 341 295 13 24 4 0 0 7 0 0 23 143 .081 .148 .095 .243 -32 28 5 0 23 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 118 102 4 8 1 0 0 2 0 0 8 49 .081 .148 .095 .243 -32 10 2 0 8 0 0
PHI (6 yrs) 198 301 263 12 21 3 0 0 6 0 0 18 128 .080 .139 .091 .230 -35 24 5 0 20 0 0
COL (5 yrs) 246 40 32 1 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 5 15 .094 .216 .125 .341 -12 4 0 0 3 0 0
MIL (1 yr) 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
NL (11 yrs) 444 341 295 13 24 4 0 0 7 0 0 23 143 .081 .148 .095 .243 -32 28 5 0 23 0 0
AL (1 yr) 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
1986 22 PHI NL 21 56 -12 0 -0 0 7 -4 -0.5 0 -4 -0.5 .476 .497 -0.5 0.0 -4 $60,000 1 RoY-7
1987 23 PHI NL 35 81 -18 -0 -0 0 12 -7 -0.8 0 -7 -0.8 .479 .495 -0.8 0.0 -7 $100,000 1
1988 24 PHI NL 55 36 -4 0 0 0 5 0 0.1 0 0 0.1 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $140,000 1
1989 25 PHI NL 24 41 -2 -0 0 0 5 2 0.3 0 2 0.3 .511 .502 0.3 0.0 2 $175,000 1
1990 26 PHI NL 32 53 -9 -0 0 0 7 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .494 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 $350,000 1
1991 27 PHI NL 31 34 -6 -0 0 0 4 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .494 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 1
1992 28 MIL AL 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $525,000 1
1993 29 COL NL 59 31 -5 -0 0 0 4 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .499 .500 -0.1 0.1 -1 $550,000 1
1994 30 COL NL 56 5 -0 -0 0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $800,000 1
1995 31 COL NL 37 2 -1 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .500 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 $1,000,000 1
1996 32 COL NL 71 2 -0 0 0 0 1 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .501 .500 0.1 -0.0 1 $1,000,000 1
1997 33 COL NL 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 -0.0 0 1
12 Seasons 469 341 -57 -1 0 0 46 -12 -1.3 0 -12 -1.3 .497 .500 -1.4 0.2 -12 $4,700,000
PHI (6 yrs) 198 301 -51 -1 -0 0 39 -12 -1.3 0 -12 -1.3 .493 .499 -1.4 0.1 -12 $825,000
COL (5 yrs) 246 40 -6 -0 0 0 7 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $3,350,000
MIL (1 yr) 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $525,000

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1995 31 COL NL NLDS ATL L 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 NLDS 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Standard Fielding

More Stats

Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1986 PHI NL 22 P 21 21 6 146.1 29 8 20 1 0 .966 1.72 1.33 .955 1.94 1.94 16 5 24% 32% 0 RoY-7
1987 PHI NL 23 P 35 35 3 204.2 41 7 32 2 3 .951 1.71 1.11 .955 1.91 1.90 18 12 40% 29% 1
1988 PHI NL 24 P 55 15 3 144.1 38 11 25 2 2 .947 2.24 0.65 .955 1.96 1.96 7 5 42% 29% 1
1989 PHI NL 25 P 24 23 1 125.2 41 3 34 4 0 .902 2.65 1.54 .947 1.87 1.87 11 8 42% 32% 1
1990 PHI NL 26 P 32 25 2 149.0 28 5 23 0 2 1.000 1.69 0.88 .957 1.80 1.79 3 4 57% 29% 0
1991 PHI NL 27 P 31 15 1 119.0 25 8 15 2 1 .920 1.74 0.74 .955 1.86 1.85 7 4 36% 33% 0
1992 MIL AL 28 P 25 6 1 58.0 9 4 5 0 0 1.000 1.40 0.36 .953 1.72 1.71 5 3 38% 34% 0
1993 COL NL 29 P 59 12 0 139.2 24 7 16 1 3 .958 1.48 0.39 .953 1.84 1.83 14 9 39% 31% 1
1994 COL NL 30 P 56 0 0 55.2 12 2 10 0 0 1.000 1.94 0.21 .958 1.86 1.85 5 1 17% 32% 0
1995 COL NL 31 P 37 0 0 34.0 8 0 8 0 0 1.000 2.12 0.22 .956 1.85 1.83 2 2 50% 30% 1
1996 COL NL 32 P 71 0 0 69.2 11 2 9 0 0 1.000 1.42 0.15 .954 1.83 1.83 3 0 0% 28% 0
1997 COL NL 33 P 23 0 0 22.0 3 1 2 0 0 1.000 1.23 0.13 .953 1.84 1.84 3 0 0% 32% 0
12 Seasons P 469 152 17 1268.0 269 58 199 12 11 .955 1.82 0.55 .954 1.87 1.85 94 53 36% 31% 5
12 Seasons TOT 469 152 17 1268.0 269 58 199 12 11 .955 1.82 0.55 .954 1.87 1.85 94 53 36% 31% 5
Note: Complete player games played data.
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  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
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  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1986 NL  3.7 (9th)

Games Played s c a p y
1994 NL  56 (6th)

Saves s c a p y
1994 NL  16 (8th)
Career  63 (233rd)

Games Started s c a p y
1987 NL  35 (4th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1988 NL  80 (7th)

Hits s c a p y
1987 NL  236 (5th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1987 NL  0.748 (9th)

Losses s c a p y
1987 NL  14 (8th)
1990 NL  13 (8th)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1987 NL  99 (10th)
1990 NL  89 (10th)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1988 NL  12 (2nd)
1996 NL  10 (8th)

Games Finished s c a p y
1994 NL  39 (7th)
1996 NL  56 (8th)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1986 NL  19 (6th)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1986 NL  2.1 (6th)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 5 (1926), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 1 (2060), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 1 (2061), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Relief Pitcher (236th), 8.4 career WAR/12.1 7yr-peak WAR/10.2 JAWS
Average HOF RP (out of 5) = 40.6 career WAR/28.2 7yr-peak WAR/34.4 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

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Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1986 22 Philadelphia Phillies $60,000 ? 1986 USA Today survey
1987 23 Philadelphia Phillies $100,000 ? 1987 USA Today survey
1988 24 Philadelphia Phillies $140,000 ? USA Today, 4/1/88
1989 25 Philadelphia Phillies $175,000 ?
25 Pittsburgh Pirates $175,000 ? 1989 USA Today survey
1990 26 Philadelphia Phillies $350,000 ? USA Today
1992 28 Milwaukee Brewers $525,000 ? 4/2/92 USA Today
1993 29 Colorado Rockies $550,000 ? 1996 Joint Exhibit 1 Includes $325,000 earned bonus
1994 30 Colorado Rockies $800,000 ? 1996 Joint Exhibit 1 Includes $250,000 earned bonus
1995 31 Colorado Rockies $1,000,000 ? 1996 Joint Exhibit 1
1996 32 Colorado Rockies $1,000,000 ? 1997 Joint Exhibit 1
Career to date (may be incomplete)$4,875,000
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

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