Ruben Tejada
Ruben Tejada
29-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 one-year, minor-league contract with the Mets in March of 2019.
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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Tejada got a late start to game action this spring but moves up from Double-A Binghamton after just two games. He's still not on the Mets' 40-man roster, however, so his return to the big leagues doesn't appear imminent.
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+12%
OPS vs LHP
2019
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2018
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+12%
OPS vs LHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017vs Left .624 31 3 0 1 0 .267 .290 .333
Since 2017vs Right .559 93 14 0 4 0 .217 .293 .265
2019vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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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Since 2017
 
 
+13%
OPS at Home
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+13%
OPS at Home
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017Home .609 67 11 0 2 0 .246 .313 .295
Since 2017Away .537 57 6 0 3 0 .212 .268 .269
2019Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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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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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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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Goes back to Mets
SSNew York Mets  AAA
March 23, 2019
Tejada agreed to a minor-league contract with the Mets on Saturday.
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Heads to minor-league camp
SSBaltimore Orioles  AAA
March 14, 2018
Tejada was reassigned to minor-league camp Wednesday, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.
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Attending major-league spring training
SSBaltimore Orioles  AAA
February 4, 2018
Tejada will attend Orioles spring training as a non-roster invitee, Brittany Ghiroli of MLB.com reports.
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Re-signs with Orioles
SSBaltimore Orioles  AAA
November 28, 2017
Tejada was re-signed by the Orioles on a minor-league contract, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.
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