Ruben Tejada

Ruben Tejada #19

  • SS
  • B/T: R/R
  • 5' 11"/200
  • Age: 26


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Ruben Tejada Stats

.176 0 3 0 .460

Ruben Tejada MLB Career Stats

.254 10 151 16 .649

Ruben Tejada Bio

  • Full Name: Ruben Dario Tejada
  • Born: 10/27/1989 in Veraguas, Panama
  • Debut: April 7, 2010
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2016 Stats 34 6 6 0 3 0 .176 .225 .460
MLB Career Stats 1965 204 499 10 151 16 .254 .328 .649

Ruben Tejada 2016 Splits

Last 7 Games 9 2 2 0 1 2 2 0 .222 .333 .222
Last 15 Games 22 4 4 0 3 2 6 0 .182 .222 .227
Last 30 Games 34 6 6 0 3 2 8 0 .176 .225 .235
Last 7 Games
Last 15 Games
Last 30 Games
Last 3 Games AB R H HR RBI BB SO SB
5/24 vs CHC 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
5/25 vs CHC 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 0
5/26 @ WSH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Last 3 Games
5/24 vs CHC
5/25 vs CHC
5/26 @ WSH
2016 Games by Position: 2B (3) 3B (10) SS (7) RP (1)

Ruben Tejada Statcast Averages

Year Team LG PA HIP Avg Launch Speed (mph) Avg Distance (feet) Avg Gen Velocity (mph) Avg Launch Angle (deg) Avg Height (feet)
2016 Cardinals NL 40 17 84.78 195.22 69.08 19.63 43.34
MLB Avg - - - - 88.46 210.61 69.27 11.36 34.90


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Ruben Tejada Stats

*Since 2006

Ruben Tejada Advanced Stats

*Since 2006
*Since 2006

Ruben Tejada Statcast Events


Ruben Tejada 2016 Projections

Rest of Season
16 57 6 14 14 3 0 0 5 6 1 11 0 0 .246 .328 .298 .626
39 91 12 20 22 5 0 0 8 8 1 19 0 0 .220 .288 .275 .563
Rest of Season

Ruben Tejada News

Ruben Tejada Fantasy News

May 25, 2016 at 3:18 PM ET

Carpenter away from Cards for birth of child

The Cardinals were without third baseman Matt Carpenter for Wednesday's series finale against the Cubs and were preparing for the possibility that he'll miss part of the team's upcoming series in Washington because of the birth of his first child.

May 4, 2016 at 8:52 PM ET

Pham wrap: Cards' OF set for rehab stint

Tommy Pham will bat leadoff and play center field for Memphis on Wednesday as he begins his Minor League rehab assignment with the Cardinals' Triple-A affiliate.


Ruben Tejada Leaderboards

Hit by Pitch

Season HBP Rank
2010 8 14th in NL
2014 8 22nd in NL

Ruben Tejada Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
April 18, 2016 St. Louis Cardinals activated SS Ruben Tejada from the 15-day disabled list.
April 14, 2016 St. Louis Cardinals sent SS Ruben Tejada on a rehab assignment to Springfield Cardinals.
April 2, 2016 St. Louis Cardinals placed SS Ruben Tejada on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to April 1, 2016. Left quadriceps strain
March 19, 2016 St. Louis Cardinals signed free agent SS Ruben Tejada.
March 16, 2016 New York Mets released SS Ruben Tejada.
November 2, 2015 New York Mets activated SS Ruben Tejada.
October 12, 2015 New York Mets reassigned SS Ruben Tejada to the minor leagues.
June 14, 2015 New York Mets activated SS Ruben Tejada from the paternity list.
June 11, 2015 New York Mets placed SS Ruben Tejada on the paternity list.
September 10, 2013 New York Mets recalled SS Ruben Tejada from Las Vegas 51s.
July 6, 2013 New York Mets optioned Ruben Tejada to Las Vegas 51s.
July 2, 2013 New York Mets sent SS Ruben Tejada on a rehab assignment to Las Vegas 51s.
June 28, 2013 New York Mets sent SS Ruben Tejada on a rehab assignment to GCL Mets.
May 30, 2013 Ruben Tejada roster status changed by New York Mets.
May 6, 2013 SS Ruben Tejada assigned to Las Vegas 51s.
June 24, 2012 New York Mets activated SS Ruben Tejada from the 15-day disabled list.
June 20, 2012 St. Lucie Mets sent SS Ruben Tejada on a rehab assignment to Buffalo Bisons.
June 18, 2012 Ruben Tejada assigned to St. Lucie Mets.
June 4, 2012 sent SS Ruben Tejada on a rehab assignment to Buffalo Bisons.
May 7, 2012 New York Mets placed SS Ruben Tejada on the 15-day disabled list. Strained right quadriceps.
August 8, 2011 New York Mets recalled Ruben Tejada from Buffalo Bisons.
July 20, 2011 New York Mets optioned Ruben Tejada to Buffalo Bisons.
May 17, 2011 New York Mets recalled Ruben Tejada from Buffalo Bisons.
March 11, 2011 New York Mets optioned Ruben Tejada to Buffalo Bisons.
August 7, 2010 New York Mets recalled Ruben Tejada from Buffalo Bisons.
July 19, 2010 New York Mets optioned Ruben Tejada to Buffalo Bisons.
June 4, 2010 New York Mets recalled Ruben Tejada from Buffalo Bisons.
April 10, 2010 New York Mets optioned Ruben Tejada to Buffalo Bisons.
April 4, 2010 New York Mets selected the contract of Ruben Tejada from Binghamton Mets.
February 4, 2010 New York Mets invited non-roster SS Ruben Tejada to spring training.

Ruben Dario Tejada Bio Info

Ruben Dario Tejada signed as an international free agent at the age of 16... Played in the 2009 World Baseball Classic for Panama...He was hitless in four at-bats over two games....Played in the 2000 Little League World Series
for Panama.


Finished the season with 23 doubles, the second-highest total in his career....Batted .287 (50-174) with 10 doubles and 14 RBI after the All-Star break....Had a 10-game hitting streak from July 8-July 22 where he hit .333 (14-42)...Was part of a 15-game on-base streak from July 3-July 22....Hit .340 (17-50) with seven runs scored, four doubles, one home run and six RBI in 25 games in September with a .411 OBP...His average was tied for the seventh-highest in the NL in September (min. 50 at-bats)....Hit his first career inside-the-park home run on September 2 vs. Philadelphia...Finished the game 2-for-4 with a season-best four RBI...Was the first inside-the-park home run for a Met since Angel Pagan on May 19, 2010.


Appeared in his first career postseason game when he started at shortstop in Game 1 of the NLDS at Los Angeles....Suffered a broken right fibula in Game 2 of the NLDS vs. Los Angeles in a seventh-inning collision with Chase Utley and did not play the rest of the postseason.


Made his fourth consecutive Opening Day roster and was the starting shortstop for the season opener for the third straight year...Set career-high totals in games, home runs and walks...Entered the season with two career home runs...Hit five this year, including his first ever at Citi Field...Hit a two-run home run off Jose De Leon on September 28 vs. Houston in his last at-bat of the season...Went 778 at-bats at Citi Field without a home run prior to his blast...Collected his third career game-ending RBI on May 11 vs. Philadelphia and reached base four times...Singled with the bases loaded in the 11th inning against Jeff Manship...Also drove home the game-ending run, July 7 vs. Atlanta with an 11th-inning single against Anthony Varvaro...His home run on May 31 at Philadelphia snapped a string of 552 homerless at-bats, the longest active streak in the majors at the time...Added another one two games later after hitting two in his first 388 career games...Hit in a season-high 10 straight games (.351, 13-37), June 20-July 1...It was his fourth career streak of at least 10 games...Started in six different spots of the batting order this season (first, second, sixth, seventh, eighth, ninth)...Reached a career high-tying five times on May 31 at Philadelphia...Hit .325 (13-40) with two home runs and eight RBI in September...Finished with a .984 fielding percentage, the highest of his career.


Made his third Opening Day roster and was the starting shortstop in the season opener for the second consecutive season...Also spent time at Las Vegas (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League...A broken right fibula on September 18 ended his season. Appeared in a career-low 57 games and hit a personal-worst .202 (42-208). Placed on the 15-Day Disabled List on May 30 with right quad strain...Returned from his rehabilitation assignment on July 7 and optioned to Las Vegas (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League...Recalled from Las Vegas on September 10...Hit .288 (69-240) with two home runs and 24 RBI in 60 games for the 51s. Had a season high-tying three hits, April 29 at Miami and again May 25 vs. Atlanta. Hit in six straight, April 24-April 29...Went 9-23 (.391) with three doubles during his run.

2012 Made his second Opening Day roster, and was in the starting line-up for the first time in his career...Left the game on May 6 vs. Arizona with a right quad strain...Placed on the 15-Day Disabled List the next day...Returned on June 24 vs. New York (AL)...Hit in a career-high 14 straight games from July 26-August 9 (.365, 23-63)... Hit in 10 straight from September 17-September 28 (.400, 16-40)...Recorded his second career game-ending hit, a single, on September 23 vs. Miami...Set career-highs in games, at-bats, runs, hits, doubles and batting average...Hit the first leadoff home run of his career, August 1 at San Francisco off Matt Cain...It snapped a string of 629 at-bats without a home run, dating to September 5, 2010...Collected a career-best four hits on April 8 vs. Atlanta, April 27 at Colorado, June 29 at Los Angeles (NL) and September 26 vs. Pittsburgh... Also had 10, three-hit games...Tied for the league lead among NL shortstops with 14 games with at least three hits...The last Mets shortstop to have two four-hit games in April was Jose Reyes in 2007...Jose Vizcaino was the only other shortstop in team history to accomplish the feat (1996)...Drove in a season-best three runs on April 21 vs. San Francisco...Finished the Colorado series, April 27-April 29, 10-17 (.588)...The last Mets player to have 10 or more hits in a three-game series was Edgardo Alfonzo, who also had 10 hits against Colorado, April 28-April 30, 2000...Since 1975, only three other players age 22 or younger finished with 10 hits in a three-game span: Alex Rodriguez, Carl Crawford and Evan Longoria...Hit .421 (16-38) with six runs scored in his last nine games before going on the DL...Hit in 16 straight road games from July 19-August 17 (26-74, .351)...Had a hit in 20 of 21 games from July 26-August 17...Batted .330 (31-94) over that stretch...Hit .320 (49-153) against lefthanders...His .325 (53-163) was the seventh-highest mark in the NL prior to the AllStar break (minimum 175 plate appearances)...Hit .305 (32-105) in 27 games before his injury and .284 (102-359) in 87 games following the injury. 2011 Began the season with Buffalo (AAA) of the International League before being recalled on May 17...Hit .250 (42-168) in 51 games before being optioned to Buffalo on July 20...Returned for the remainder of the season on August 8...Hit .319 (51-160) in his second stint with the team...Over his final 42 games of the season, dating back to August 10, he hit .327 (50-153)...That average was the ninth-best in the National League over that time span...Tied his career-high with three hits four times: May 30 vs. Pittsburgh, August 10 vs. San Diego, August 26 vs. Atlanta and September 26 vs. Cincinnati...Finished the year with a hit in 14 of 16 games dating back to September 10...Batted .343 (23-67) during that span...Had a season-high eight-game hitting streak from September 10- September 18...Hit .361 (13-36) during his run...Drove in a season-best four runs on September 18 at Atlanta...Went 6-11 (.545) with 16 RBI with the bases loaded...Hit .305 (46-151) with runners on base...Tied a franchise record with two hit-by-pitches, September 1 vs. Florida...Drove in 27 of his 36 runs in Mets wins...Finished with nine RBI over a five-game span, September 16-September 22...Hit .348 (24-69) in August, the 10th best average in the NL...Had a two-run double in the ninth inning on September 22 at St. Louis to tie the game as part of New York's six-run frame in an 8-6 win...Finished the season 27-84 (.321) when he hit second...Hit .246 (51-207) with three home runs in 54 games for the Bisons. 2010 Appeared on the Opening Day roster for the first time in his career...At the time, was the youngest player in the major leagues to make the Opening Day roster at 20 years, five months and nine days (Chicago's Starlin Castro became the youngest player in the majors when he made his debut for the Cubs on May 7)...Started 46 games at second base and 24 games at shortstop...Made his major league debut as a pinch-hitter and defensive replacment on April 7 vs. Florida...Popped out against Leo Nunez in the ninth inning...Started for the first time in the big leagues on April 8 vs. Florida...Played eight innings at shortstop before being removed for a pinch hitter in the ninth inning...At 20 years, 219 days old, he became the youngest player to start a major league game at shortstop since B.J. Upton did it at age 20 years, 40 days old on September 30, 2004 for Tampa Bay in the second game of a doubleheader against Detroit...Collected his first major league hit on April 9 vs. Washington...Singled off Tyler Walker in the eighth inning and finished the game 1-3 with a walk...Was optioned to Buffalo (AAA) of the International League on April 10...Recalled by the Mets on June 4...Went 1-4 with his first career extra-base hit, a double in the third inning, and his first career RBI that evening vs. Florida...Collected his first multi-hit game, a 2-3 effort, on June 17 at Cleveland...Had a 10-game hitting streak from June 12-June 27...Hit .333 (11-33) with nine runs scored over the stretch...It was the longest hitting streak by a Mets rookie since Jason Phillips also had a 10-game stretch from August 9-August 20, 2003...Stole the first base of his career on July 11 at Atlanta...Optioned to Buffalo for the second time on July 19...Was recalled for the final time on August 7 and started that evening at Philadelphia...Snapped an 0-28 drought dating to his final at-bat on July 16 at San Francisco with a double on August 19 at Houston...It was the longest drought by a Met position player since Jason Phillips went 0-29 from April 14-April 26, 2004...Hit his first major league home run on September 5 at Chicago...It was a solo shot off of Marcos Mateo...Became the second Met to drive in five RBI this season when he plated a career-high five runs on September 5 at Chicago...Collected a career-high three hits on September 14 vs. Pittsburgh...Also had three hits on September 28 vs. Milwaukee...After beginning his time in Buffalo with a 2-25 (.080) stretch over his first eight games, he hit .306 (59-193) over his final 57 games with the Bisons...Tied his minor league career-high with a 4-4 effort on May 10 at Louisville...Hit .316 (31-98) in 29 games with the Bisons during May. 2009 Started the season at Binghamton (AA) of the Eastern League, where he was the youngest position player in all of Double-A...After hitting .222 (14-63) in April, he compiled a .299 (127-425) batting average the remaining five months of the year...Hit .309 in 28 games in May and .319 with 16 runs scored in 27 games in August...Also hit .309 (68-220) with runners on base and .289 (35-121) with men in scoring position...For the season, he had 31 multiple-hit games: 19 games with two hits, 10 games with three hits and two contests with four hits; July 12th vs. Reading and August 9th vs. New Britain...Compiled the same average vs. lefthanded (.289, 39-135) and righthanded pitching (.289, 102-353)...Made 120 starts at shortstop and 14 at second base...Reached base safely in 20 straight games from April 18th-May 10th with an on-base percentage of .438 over that stretch...Had four straight two-hit games from June 17th-June 21st...Put together a 10-game hitting streak from June 2nd-June 11th (.353, 12-34)...Hit .254 (15-59) with nine runs, one home run, and nine RBI in 17 games with Surprise of the Arizona Fall League. 2007 Was the 2007 Sterling Award winner for the Venezuelan Summer League.