Future Watch: Keibert Ruiz Rookie Baseball Cards, Dodgers – Keibert Ruiz was signed by the Los Angeles Dodgers as an international free agent in 2014. As a catcher, they knew he would take a fair amount of time to develop.
In 2015, he played in rookie ball and hit a cool .300 with a homer and 19 RBI.
He started 2016, on a different rookie league team but he hit .485 with 15 RBI in eight games. He finished out the year with the Ogden Raptors in the Pioneer League. In 189 at-bats he hit 18 doubles, two triples, two homers and 33 RBI with a .354 batting average.
In 2017, he was in A-ball playing for the Great Lakes Loons. He smacked 16 doubles, a triple, two home runs and 24 RBI with a .317 average. He finished out the season in the California League where he showed power hitting six homers and 27 RBI with a .315 average.
He played a full Double-A season with the Tulsa Drillers where he smacked 14 doubles, 12 home runs with 47 RBI.
Collectors can find his cards in 2019 Bowman Chrome.
Here’s a look at the Dodgers top catching prospect.
According to his MLB.com Prospect Profile:
A switch-hitter, Ruiz has been much more effective from the left side of the plate and only one of his 23 homers in his first four pro seasons came from the right side. The toughest batter to strike out in the Texas League last season (12.6 plate appearances per whiff), he excels at making contact thanks to his advanced feel for the barrel and disciplined approach. He has solid raw power and could hit 15-20 homers on an annual basis once he hunts more pitches to drive and hits more balls in the air. ETA 2020.
He was re-signed in 2019. He was still just 21. He started the season out in Double-A and again produced a good number of runs, 25 RBI and 33 runs scored and that helped get him promoted to Triple-A where he hit two home runs with nine RBI in nine games. His next stop is Los Angeles.
Future Watch: Keibert Ruiz Rookie Baseball Cards, Dodgers – Stats
|2016||17||2 Teams||2 Lgs||Rk||LAD||56||245||222||33||83||22||3||2||48||0||0||15||27||.374||.412||.527||.939||117||5||3||0||5||0|
|2017||18||2 Teams||2 Lgs||A-A+||LAD||101||411||376||58||119||23||2||8||51||0||0||25||53||.316||.361||.452||.813||170||12||4||1||5||2|
|2019||20||2 Teams||2 Lgs||AA-AAA||LAD||85||350||314||39||82||9||0||6||34||0||0||30||22||.261||.331||.347||.679||109||15||4||0||2||2|
|Minors (5 seasons)||Minors||387||1580||1439||188||430||76||6||29||199||4||3||104||150||.299||.351||.420||.772||605||49||21||1||15||5|
|Other (1 season)||Other||13||56||49||8||14||1||0||0||6||0||0||6||2||.286||.357||.306||.663||15||2||0||0||1||0|
|All Levels (5 Seasons)||400||1636||1488||196||444||77||6||29||205||4||3||110||152||.298||.352||.417||.768||620||51||21||1||16||5|
|AAA (1 season)||Minors||9||40||38||6||12||0||0||2||9||0||0||2||1||.316||.350||.474||.824||18||5||0||0||0||0|
|AA (2 seasons)||Minors||177||725||653||77||171||23||0||16||72||0||1||54||54||.262||.328||.371||.699||242||24||13||0||5||3|
|A+ (1 season)||Minors||38||160||149||24||47||7||1||6||27||0||0||7||23||.315||.344||.497||.840||74||6||1||0||3||2|
|A (1 season)||Minors||63||251||227||34||72||16||1||2||24||0||0||18||30||.317||.372||.423||.795||96||6||3||1||2||0|
|Rk (1 season)||Minors||56||245||222||33||83||22||3||2||48||0||0||15||27||.374||.412||.527||.939||117||5||3||0||5||0|
|FRk (1 season)||Minors||44||159||150||14||45||8||1||1||19||4||2||8||15||.300||.340||.387||.726||58||3||1||0||0||0|
Future Watch: Keibert Ruiz Rookie Baseball Cards, Dodgers – More Resources
- MiLB.com Player Profile – Keibert Ruiz
- Keibert Ruiz – Secondary Market Pricing
- Follow Keibert Ruiz on Twitter @KeibertRuiz
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