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Blake Rutherford

21-Year-Old Outfielder – Chicago White Sox

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The Yankees did well to unload Rutherford in a mid-July trade with the White Sox while he still had trade value. He would look like a borderline non-prospect if we didn't know about his exploits as a ...

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LEAGUE: A+    40 MAN: NO   BATS: L   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 195   DOB: 5/2/1997   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Blake Rutherford Contract Information:

Signed a contract with the Yankees in June of 2016 that includes a $3.28 million signing bonus. Traded to the White Sox in July of 2017.

April 20, 2018  –  Blake Rutherford News

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Rutherford went 4-for-5 with four RBI for High-A Winston-Salem on Thursday.

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Blake Rutherford Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2016 19 R GUL 8 30 25 3 6 2 1 0 1 3 0 0 4 6 0 1 0 .240 .333 .400 .733
2016 19 R PUL 25 100 89 13 34 13 7 4 2 9 0 2 9 24 0 1 1 .382 .440 .618 1.058
2017 20 A KAN 30 136 122 11 26 5 5 0 0 5 1 0 13 21 1 0 0 .213 .289 .254 .543
2017 20 A CHA 71 304 274 41 77 24 20 2 2 30 9 4 25 55 0 3 2 .281 .342 .391 .733
2018 21 A WIN 56 237 219 26 63 21 13 4 4 43 8 5 13 43 0 3 2 .288 .329 .438 .767

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Blake Rutherford Minors Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF AVG OBP SLG OPS
Jun. 17 Wilmington 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .400
Jun. 16 Wilmington 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500
Jun. 15 Wilmington 4 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .500 .750
Jun. 13 MyrtleBeach 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
Jun. 12 MyrtleBeach 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .333 .500 1.333 1.833
Jun. 11 MyrtleBeach 5 1 2 1 1 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 .400 .400 1.000 1.400
Jun. 10 Carolina 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Jun. 9 Carolina 4 1 3 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .750 .800 .750 1.550
Jun. 8 Carolina 5 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .400
Jun. 7 Salem 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Jun. 6 Salem 4 1 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .750 .750 1.000 1.750
Jun. 5 Salem 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000
Jun. 3 Carolina 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .250 .000 .250
Jun. 2 Carolina 4 1 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .500 .750
Jun. 1 Carolina 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667
May. 30 MyrtleBeach 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .250 .000 .250
May. 29 MyrtleBeach 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500
May. 28 Potomac 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 .250 .400 .250 .650
May. 27 Potomac 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
May. 26 Potomac 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .400
May. 25 Potomac 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
May. 22 BuiesCreek 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 .333 .500 .667 1.167
Last 7 Days 13 1 3 1 0 0 1 0 3 1 0 0 0 .231 .231 .308 .539
Last 14 Days 37 6 10 2 1 1 8 1 6 1 0 1 1 .270 .300 .459 .759
Last 30 Days 82 11 21 5 1 1 12 5 17 1 1 1 1 .256 .303 .378 .681
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Blake Rutherford: Minor League Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
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Blake Rutherford vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Blake Rutherford Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2016 19 R GUL 30 25 13.3% 20% 0.67 76% .263 .160
2016 19 R PUL 100 89 9% 24% 0.38 73% .500 .236
2017 20 A KAN 136 122 9.6% 15.4% 0.62 83% .257 .041
2017 20 A CHA 304 274 8.2% 18.1% 0.45 80% .341 .110
2018 21 A WIN 237 219 5.5% 18.1% 0.30 80% .337 .150

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Blake Rutherford: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Rutherford has five home runs and slugged .398 over 134 career minor-league games, but the White Sox remain confident in his ability, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports. "Over time he's going to figure out, 'OK, what pitches can I drive here?' Maybe figure out pitches he can drive to the pull side. Things like that. He's showing signs of it and we are getting a little bit closer, but Blake has been, I couldn't be more excited to have him in our system," said White Sox director of player development Chris Getz.

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Rutherford, who was acquired in a trade Tuesday, was assigned to Low-A Kannapolis on Wednesday, Dan Hayes of CSN Chicago reports.

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Rutherford was traded to the White Sox on Tuesday as part of a multi-player deal.

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Rutherford (foot) was activated off the 7-day disabled list prior to Friday's game at Low-A Charleston.

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Rutherford, 20, is currently on the 7-day disabled list with that is being called a foot contusion.

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Rutherford, 20, is hitting .255/.369/.340 with zero home runs, five steals (on six attempts) and a 24:17 K:BB in 111 plate appearances with Low-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

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Rutherford will open the season at Low-A Charleston.

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Rutherford will miss the remainder of the season with a hamstring injury, MiLB.com reports.

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2017

The No. 18 overall selection in the 2016 draft, Rutherford did not disappoint in 33 games in rookie ball. The 19-year-old slashed .351/.415/.570 with three home runs and 12 RBI. Rutherford's left-handed stroke should be perfect for the short porch in Yankee Stadium, though he is at least three years away from making an impact in the big leagues. As with most hitters coming straight from high school, Rutherford will need to adjust to the strike zone in the minors. He fanned 30 times in those 33 contests, though he walked 13 times as well, and was praised for his eye at the dish when he was drafted. The sweet-swinging lefty has superb bat speed along with the ability to spray the ball to all fields. Rutherford will likely start the 2017 season at Low-A Charleston and remains a high-upside outfield prospect in a Yankees system suddenly flush with talent. After Mickey Moniak, Rutherford is the No. 2 prep hitting prospect from last year's draft, and is a top-50 overall prospect for dynasty leagues because of his five-category potential.