The player who received NL MVP votes from 2010-12 and was a 2012 NL All-Star is now barely even a shadow of that once-integral piece to a championship puzzle.
Ruiz hit for just a .211/.290/.285 slash line with 2 homers and 22 RBI over 320 plate appearances during the 2015 season.
Defensively, his poor .984 fielding percentage was well below the league average for a catcher, and he committed 11 errors.
Ruiz threw out just 19 percent of baserunners trying to steal when he was behind the plate.
His advanced fielding numbers reveal that he was a poor defender, and he had a negative WAR (-0.8) for the first time in his career.
You can make a fairly decent argument that the Phillies might be better off just paying off the $8.5 million dollars he is owed next season, along with the half-million buyout for 2017 that his contract calls for, and releasing him at this point.
Back in early August, Tom Housenick with The Morning Call stated "the Phillies are looking for an everyday catcher moving forward because Ruiz's career is just about toast."
The only argument that I would make is with the characterization "just about" - Chooch IS toast.
Cameron Rupp - C: some might consider this a bit of a generous grade for the man who finished the season as the Phillies regular starting catcher.
But when you consider that he banged nine homers and drove in 28 runs in what was a half-season of overall work, and add in an improved handling of the pitching staff as his playing time increased, it is a fair grade.
Rupp started just two fewer games than did Ruiz behind the plate (81-79), and the 26-year old committed just four errors in accumulating a .993 fielding percentage that was pretty much league average.
At 1.0, Rupp also had a positive WAR figure, and he punished left-handed pitchers to the tune of a .303/.370/.545 slash line.
Rupp is definitely the Phillies starting catcher heading into the 2016 season, and barring injury will likely maintain that status all of next year.
After that, at least one of the young prospects should begin putting pressure on him to keep the job beyond next year.