Ruben Tejada
Ruben Tejada
30-Year-Old ShortstopSS
New York Mets
2019 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Ruben Tejada in 2019. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a minor-league contract with the Mets in September of 2019.
Returns to old club on MiLB deal
SSNew York Mets  AAA
September 1, 2019
Tejada signed a minor-league contract with the Mets on Sunday, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.
ANALYSIS
He'll report to Triple-A Syracuse for now with the hope of receiving a promotion to the big club later in September. Tejada made his first big-league appearance since 2017 in August, going hitless in nine at-bats before the Mets released him a few days ago.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
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#9
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2017
Even Split
2019
No Stats
2018
No Stats
2017
 
 
+12%
OPS vs LHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017vs Left .536 36 3 0 1 0 .229 .250 .286
Since 2017vs Right .534 97 15 0 4 0 .207 .281 .253
2019vs Left .000 5 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2019vs Right .000 4 1 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2018vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Left .624 31 3 0 1 0 .267 .290 .333
2017vs Right .559 93 14 0 4 0 .217 .293 .265
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+28%
OPS at Home
2019
No Stats
2018
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2017
 
 
+13%
OPS at Home
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017Home .599 68 11 0 2 0 .242 .309 .290
Since 2017Away .468 65 7 0 3 0 .183 .234 .233
2019Home .000 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2019Away .000 8 1 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2018Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Home .609 67 11 0 2 0 .246 .313 .295
2017Away .537 57 6 0 3 0 .212 .268 .269
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Stat Review
How does Ruben Tejada compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 400 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
BB/K
0.00
 
BB Rate
0.0%
 
K Rate
33.3%
 
BABIP
.000
 
ISO
.000
 
AVG
.000
 
OBP
.000
 
SLG
.000
 
OPS
.000
 
wOBA
.000
 
Exit Velocity
80.4 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
0.0%
 
Barrels/PA
0.0%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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2011
Tejada suffered a non-displaced fracture of his right fibula during the NLDS, courtesy of a reckless slide from Chase Utley. That play ended his season, and his tenure as a member of the Mets, as he wound up in St. Louis on a one-year deal after Jhonny Peralta suffered a thumb injury that will cost him the first half of the season. At the plate, Tejada's 2015 campaign resembled his previous career bests in 2012. Over the past two seasons, he has been more patient at the plate while also striking out at an increased clip. Tejada has never hit more than five home runs in a season as a professional, nor has he swiped more than five bases at any level since his 2009 stop at Double-A. As the owner of an empty career .255 average, he is not very appealing from a fantasy perspective, even though he is set to be in the lineup most days while Peralta is on the mend.
It seems as though Tejada's days as the Mets' starting shortstop are coming to a close, but it felt like he was constantly on the brink of being replaced last season, and he still managed to make 419 trips to the plate. He has very little power to speak of (seven homers in 1,778 career plate appearances), but Tejada is an ample defender at a premium position. One interesting aspect of his 2014 profile is a significantly improved walk rate, as Tejada drew free passes at an 11.9% clip while carrying an on-base percentage (.342) that ranked third among shortstops with at least 400 plate appearances. Even with that growth, Tejada seems likely to begin the year on the bench, regardless of whether is 2015 campaign begins with a new club or back with the Mets.
Tejada came into camp out of shape and had a nightmarish spring, and things did not get any better when the regular season started. He struggled in the field and at the plate, and he spent nearly the entire summer at the Triple-A level before being brought back up in September. Tejada's rough season led the Mets to look for shortstop help during the offseason, but with the team unable to secure another option, Tejada is ticketed to open 2014 as the team's starting shortstop.
Tejada continues to present limited upside at the plate, but has proven capable of being a league average defensive player at a premium position, which should be good enough to earn him another 450-500 plate appearances for the Mets in 2013. He has minimal power (career .063 ISO), and even when he manages to get on base (.333 OBP last season), Tejada is rarely a threat to run despite the fact that the majority of his 2012 at-bats came from the leadoff spot.
Tejada opened 2011 at Triple-A Buffalo, playing shortstop to prepare for a possible switch there for 2012 if Jose Reyes left town. Tejada was promoted in May, seeing time both at shortstop and second base, before landing back in the minors for a month, only to get promoted again for the balance of the year. With Reyes now in Miami, Tejada will open 2012 as the Mets' starting shortstop. Don't look for much power from him, as he has a weak ISO, but he showed improvement at the plate as 2011 wore on and could provide some a decent batting average with a useful runs scored count.
With Jose Reyes out due to hyperthyroidism, Tejada opened the year as the Mets' starting shortstop but was sent down to the minors after a week. Tejada played well enough in the minors to get another promotion, seeing time at second base, but again struggled in the majors. He has decent plate discipline and a good glove but doesn't have much raw power. GM Sandy Alderson has indicated that Daniel Murphy and Luis Castillo may battle for the Mets' second base job this spring, leaving Tejada as the odd man out. In addition, Mets management believes that Tejada needs a full year at Triple-A, so barring injury it would be surprising to see him up with the big league club in 2011.
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Cut loose by New York
SSFree Agent  AAA
August 27, 2019
Tejada was released by the Mets on Tuesday, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.
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Designated for assigment
SSNew York Mets  AAA
August 22, 2019
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Promoted to majors
SSNew York Mets  AAA
August 14, 2019
Tejada had his contract purchased from Triple-A Syracuse on Wednesday, Tim Britton of The Athletic reports. He's starting at second base and hitting seventh against the Braves, Matt Ehalt of Yahoo Sports reports.
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Moving to Triple-A
SSNew York Mets  AAA
May 23, 2019
Tejada was promoted to Triple-A Syracuse on Friday, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.
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Assigned to Double-A
SSNew York Mets  AAA
May 21, 2019
Tejada was assigned to Double-A Binghamton on Tuesday, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.
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