Future Watch: Keibert Ruiz Rookie Baseball Cards, Dodgers

Future Watch: Keibert Ruiz Rookie Baseball Cards, DodgersFuture Watch: Keibert Ruiz Rookie Baseball Cards, DodgersKeibert 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

Register Batting
Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2015 16 -2.3 Dodgers DOSL FRk LAD 44 159 150 14 45 8 1 1 19 4 2 8 15 .300 .340 .387 .726 58 3 1 0 0 0
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
2016 17 -3.6 Ogden PION Rk LAD 48 206 189 28 67 18 2 2 33 0 0 12 23 .354 .393 .503 .896 95 5 2 0 3 0
2016 17 -2.8 Dodgers ARIZ Rk LAD 8 39 33 5 16 4 1 0 15 0 0 3 4 .485 .513 .667 1.179 22 0 1 0 2 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
2017 18 -4.7 Rancho Cucamonga CALL A+ LAD 38 160 149 24 47 7 1 6 27 0 0 7 23 .315 .344 .497 .840 74 6 1 0 3 2
2017 18 -3.3 Great Lakes MIDW A LAD 63 251 227 34 72 16 1 2 24 0 0 18 30 .317 .372 .423 .795 96 6 3 1 2 0
2018 19 -4.9 Tulsa TL AA LAD 101 415 377 44 101 14 0 12 47 0 1 26 33 .268 .328 .401 .728 151 14 9 0 3 1
2018 19 -3.4 Glendale AZFL Fal 13 56 49 8 14 1 0 0 6 0 0 6 2 .286 .357 .306 .663 15 2 0 0 1 0
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
2019 20 -6.3 Oklahoma City PCL AAA LAD 9 40 38 6 12 0 0 2 9 0 0 2 1 .316 .350 .474 .824 18 5 0 0 0 0
2019 20 -3.7 Tulsa TL AA LAD 76 310 276 33 70 9 0 4 25 0 0 28 21 .254 .329 .330 .659 91 10 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
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 1/2/2020.

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