Justin Ruggiano (OF, CHC) - Waiver Wire Pickups

Scott McCloy - RotoBaller

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ANALYSIS: Justin Ruggiano has been on fire as of late, since June 25th through July 7th, Ruggiano is hitting .463 (19/41) with 6 doubles,  2 HR and 9 RBI.  This streak has raised his season average to .295.  Ruggiano has showed his power before when he was with the Marlins, having hit 18 HR last year and 13 the year before.  The Cubs have been platooning outfielders this year between Ruggiano, Ryan Sweeney, Chris Coghlan, Junior Lake, Nate Schierholtz and even Emilio Bonifacio.  This isn’t a stellar group of outfielders for a major league team by any means but manager Rickey Renteria has shown that he will play the hot hand.  That hot hand has been Ruggiano and even if he drops off a little bit, he is the best right handed outfielder the Cubs have now.  Ruggiano is actually hitting righties better this year than lefties, .304 vs .256 so the platooning thing wasn’t working anyways.  Ride out his hot streak and if you’re in a deep league, he could help you after the hot streak ends.

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Article by Scott McCloy - RotoBaller

I'm a father,husband, teacher and coach. Currently high school coach for baseball and football. My wife would call me a sports and fantasy sports addict. My first true love was baseball and I've been addicted since I was 5. If there is a sporting event on TV, I'm watching! Crazy Cubs fan, named my kids Addison and Maddux(named my dog Dunston)! Also fan of Blackhawks, Bears, Bulls and Michigan Wolverines. Follow me on Twitter @mccloy24
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