Michael Rucker

Michael Rucker

28-Year-Old PitcherRP
Chicago Cubs
2023 Fantasy Outlook
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$Signed a one-year contract with the Cubs in March of 2022.
Earns another win in relief
PChicago Cubs
August 23, 2022
Rucker (3-1) tossed two scoreless innings of relief to earn the win in Game 1 of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Cardinals. He didn't allow a hit or a walk, and struck out one.
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Rucker now has three victories in his past seven appearances after having no wins across his first 39 games at the MLB level dating back to last season. That shows the volatility of relief pitching, though Rucker has also taken on a more prominent bullpen role for the Cubs with Scott Effross, Mychal Givens and David Robertson all getting traded before the deadline. Rucker should continue to appear in high-leverage spots, though his value will be capped unless he challenges Rowan Wick and Brandon Hughes for save opportunities.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
22
Last 10 Games
17
Last 5 Games
19
How many pitches does Michael Rucker generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
What part of the game does Michael Rucker generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2020
 
 
-5%
BAA vs RHP
2022
 
 
-11%
BAA vs RHP
2021
 
 
-10%
BAA vs LHP
2020
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2020vs Left .264 149 26 8 37 7 1 5
Since 2020vs Right .251 206 54 23 45 6 0 8
2022vs Left .259 88 9 6 21 3 1 3
2022vs Right .230 141 41 14 29 3 0 5
2021vs Left .271 61 17 2 16 4 0 2
2021vs Right .302 65 13 9 16 3 0 3
2020vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2020
 
 
-53%
ERA at Home
2022
 
 
-47%
ERA at Home
2021
 
 
-64%
ERA at Home
2020
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2020Home 3.15 1.13 40.0 3 1 0 9.2 3.2 1.1
Since 2020Away 6.70 1.58 43.0 0 0 1 8.2 3.6 1.7
2022Home 2.63 1.08 24.0 3 1 0 7.5 3.4 0.4
2022Away 4.99 1.43 30.2 0 0 0 8.8 3.2 2.1
2021Home 3.94 1.19 16.0 0 0 0 11.8 2.8 2.3
2021Away 10.95 1.95 12.1 0 0 1 6.6 4.4 0.7
2020Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Michael Rucker compare to other relievers?
This section compares his stats with all relief pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 30 innings)*. 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, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 30 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in 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.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
2.50
 
K/9
8.2
 
BB/9
3.3
 
HR/9
1.3
 
Fastball
94.7 mph
 
ERA
3.95
 
WHIP
1.28
 
BABIP
.287
 
GB/FB
1.18
 
Left On Base
76.5%
 
Exit Velocity
83.4 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
5.5%
 
Spin Rate
2252 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
26.0%
 
Swinging Strike
11.4%
 
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Earns first MLB win
PChicago Cubs
August 10, 2022
Rucker (1-1) tossed a scoreless inning of relief and earned the win Wednesday against the Nationals.
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Recalled from Triple-A
PChicago Cubs
August 2, 2022
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Moves down to minors
PChicago Cubs
July 10, 2022
The Cubs optioned Rucker to Triple-A Iowa on Sunday.
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Returns to big leagues
PChicago Cubs
July 3, 2022
The Cubs recalled Rucker from Triple-A Iowa on Sunday, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.
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Sent back to Iowa
PChicago Cubs
June 12, 2022
Rucker was optioned to Triple-A Iowa on Sunday, Meghan Montemurro of the Chicago Tribune reports.
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