Darin Ruf is an American professional baseball first baseman and outfielder for the San Francisco Giants of Major League Baseball (MLB).
He was drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 20th round of the 2009 Major League Baseball draft and began playing in minor leagues.
The Phillies scouting director Marti Wolever asserted that Ruf “is an outstanding defensive first baseman with a chance to hit and has tremendous makeup.”
After converting to play predominantly in the outfield, however, Ruf’s fielding was characterized as either “serviceable” or “weak”, and Phillies general manager Rubén Amaro, Jr. commented that he did not have the defensive skills to play every day.
His superb performances in the initial start in the minor league saw him being promoted to the Williamsport Crosscutters of short season A after completing his professional assignment with the GCL Phillies.
Combining both teams, Darin Ruf held a batting average of over .300. He also participated in the Florida Instructional League.
Fast forward to 2010, Ruf played the Lakewood BlueClaws, also of Class A, but made only 32 appearances.
Darin Ruf Sibling: Meet Darin Ruf Sister, Christa Ruf
Darin Ruf has four siblings (one of whom is older, the rest younger). Darin Ruf’s sister, Christa Ruf plays softball as an outfielder for Creighton University Athletics.
She was born on March 15, 1990, in Omaha, Neb. Christa Ruf was voted to the MVC Scholar-Athlete First-Team and named to the MVC All-Tournament Team.
She started every game in center field to run her consecutive starts streak to 88 and was ranked second on the team with career-highs in home runs (9), RBI (32), and walks (21).