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Rio Ruiz

24-Year-Old Third Baseman – Atlanta Braves

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Although he struggled during his time in the majors last season, Ruiz produced at an above-average level at Triple-A Gwinnett (112 wRC+) against competition that was nearly four years older than him o...

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LEAGUE: AAA    40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 180   DOB: 5/22/1994   DRAFTED: 4th Rd   

March 28, 2018  –  Rio Ruiz News

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Ruiz was optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett on Wednesday.

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Rio Ruiz Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2012 18 R GRE 15 55 50 8 11 5 3 1 1 7 0 0 4 10 0 0 1 .220 .291 .380 .671
2012 18 R GUL 23 97 85 13 23 10 8 2 0 11 2 0 12 22 0 0 0 .271 .361 .412 .773
2013 19 A QUA 114 472 416 46 108 46 33 1 12 63 12 3 50 92 1 5 0 .260 .335 .430 .765
2014 20 A+ LAN 131 602 516 76 151 50 37 2 11 77 4 4 82 91 0 4 0 .293 .387 .436 .823
2015 21 AA MIS 127 489 420 48 98 27 21 1 5 46 2 2 63 94 3 2 1 .233 .333 .324 .657
2016 22 AAA GWI 133 533 465 52 126 37 24 3 10 62 1 4 61 116 0 5 2 .271 .355 .400 .755
2016 22 MAJ ATL 5 7 7 1 2 1 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 .286 .286 .571 .857
2017 23 AAA GWI 103 432 388 48 96 43 25 2 16 56 1 2 42 110 0 1 1 .247 .322 .446 .768
2017 23 MAJ ATL 53 173 150 22 29 9 5 0 4 19 1 0 19 41 0 3 1 .193 .283 .307 .590
2018 24 AAA GWI 99 418 390 55 105 31 20 4 7 58 2 1 26 71 0 2 0 .269 .313 .395 .708
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3-Year Averages     29 88 78 11 15 4 2 0 2 10 1 0 9 21 0 1 0 .192 .273 .295 .568
Career  (View All)     58 180 157 23 31 10 5 1 4 21 2 0 19 43 0 3 1 .197 .283 .318 .602

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Rio Ruiz Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Games To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Last 7 Games .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 14 Games 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 30 Games 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Rio Ruiz Minors Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF AVG OBP SLG OPS
Jul. 21 Pawtucket 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 1.000 1.250
Jul. 20 Pawtucket 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 .250 .400 .250 .650
Jul. 19 Indianapols 4 2 3 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .750 .800 1.750 2.550
Jul. 18 Indianapols 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .400 1.000 1.400
Jul. 17 Indianapols 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
Jul. 16 Indianapols 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500
Jul. 15 Norfolk 6 1 4 0 0 0 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 .667 .667 .667 1.333
Jul. 14 Norfolk 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500
Jul. 13 Norfolk 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Jul. 12 Norfolk 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .400
Jul. 8 Charlotte 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .400
Jul. 7 Charlotte 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .500 .333 .833
Jul. 6 Charlotte 5 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 .400 .400 .400 .800
Jul. 5 Norfolk 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500
Jul. 4 Norfolk 5 1 3 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .600 .600 .800 1.400
Jul. 3 Durham 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500
Jul. 2 Durham 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500
Jul. 1 Charlotte 5 1 1 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .800 1.000
Jun. 30 Charlotte 5 2 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .400 .400 1.000 1.400
Jun. 29 Charlotte 5 1 4 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .800 .800 1.000 1.800
Jun. 28 Charlotte 5 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .400 .400 .400 .800
Jun. 27 Norfolk 4 2 2 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .600 .750 1.350
Jun. 26 Norfolk 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .500 .333 .833
Jun. 25 Norfolk 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000
Jun. 25 Norfolk 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Jun. 24 Columbus 5 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .400
Jun. 23 Columbus 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Jun. 22 Columbus 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Jun. 22 Columbus 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500
Last 7 Days 30 6 11 0 2 2 9 3 4 0 0 0 1 .367 .412 .700 1.112
Last 14 Days 49 7 14 0 2 2 11 3 9 0 0 0 1 .286 .321 .490 .811
Last 30 Days 125 18 39 3 2 4 28 6 17 0 0 0 1 .312 .341 .464 .805

Rio Ruiz: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2017 2 41
2016 2

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Rio Ruiz: Minor League Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2017 5 91
2018 18 49 13

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Rio Ruiz Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017125250.4171.0001.429

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017138172141.174.246.517
201671021.286.571.857

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201783132100.193.277.569
201661021.333.6671.000

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017679291.194.343.616
201610000.000.000.000
Rio Ruiz vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Pitcher Team AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
Max Scherzer WAS 8 1 0 0 1 2 0 3 0 0 .125 .125 .500 .625

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Rio Ruiz Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2012 18 R GRE 55 50 7.3% 18.2% 0.40 80% .256 .160
2012 18 R GUL 97 85 12.4% 22.7% 0.55 74% .365 .141
2013 19 A QUA 472 416 10.6% 19.5% 0.54 78% .303 .170
2014 20 A+ LAN 602 516 13.6% 15.1% 0.90 82% .335 .143
2015 21 AA MIS 489 420 12.9% 19.2% 0.67 78% .288 .091
2016 22 AAA GWI 533 465 11.4% 21.8% 0.53 75% .337 .129
2016 22 MAJ ATL 7 7 0% 28.6% 0.00 71% .400 .285
2017 23 AAA GWI 432 388 9.7% 25.5% 0.38 72% .304 .199
2017 23 MAJ ATL 173 150 11% 23.7% 0.46 73% .231 .114
2018 24 AAA GWI 418 390 6.2% 17% 0.37 82% .312 .126
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3-Year Averages     88 78 10.2% 23.9% 0.43 73% .232 .103
Career     180 157 10.6% 23.9% 0.44 73% .239 .121

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Rio Ruiz Defensive Stats

DRS Breakdown
Pos Year Inn DRS (?) Pos Rank Range & Pos (?) OF Arm (?) GFP/DME (?) GDP (?) Bunts (?) Catcher SB (?) Pitcher SB (?) Adj ERA (?) Strike Zone(?)
1B 2017 7 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3B 2017 337.3 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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Rio Ruiz: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Ruiz is likely to make the Braves' Opening Day roster, especially if Johan Camargo (back/oblique) does not recover in time, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.

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Ruiz went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Tuesday's Grapefruit League game against the Blue Jays.

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Ruiz may get a look in the outfield during spring training, David O'Brien of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

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Manager Brian Snitker said Ruiz will play some first base in camp, David O'Brien of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

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Ruiz is not in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Nationals.

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Ruiz is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Nationals.

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Ruiz is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Mets.

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Ruiz is not in the lineup Thursday against the Nationals.

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Ruiz is out of Tuesday's lineup against the Nationals.

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Ruiz is not in the lineup Saturday against the Marlins.

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Ruiz went 2-for-4 with three RBI and a stolen base in Sunday's 5-1 win over the Cubs.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2018

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2017

Ruiz began the 2016 season with Triple-A Gwinnett looking to rebound from his disappointing 2015 performance in which he posted a .657 OPS with Double-A Mississippi. The change of scenery paid off, as the young third baseman put together a solid season. As one of the youngest players in the International League, he had 10 home runs, 62 RBI and a .755 OPS over 133 games. He continued to draw walks (11.4 percent walk rate) but also struck out in nearly 22 percent of his plate appearances. He was called up to the big leagues for a cup of coffee in late September. Despite being a part of perhaps the best farm system in baseball, Ruiz is one of only a few notable Braves prospects who are nearly big league ready. The smart money is still on Ruiz falling a tad short with the stick to profile as an everyday third baseman. Fortunately for him, he should get his chance soon, presumably whenever the Adonis Garcia experiment comes to a close.

2016

The 21-year-old third baseman turned in a .657 OPS with five home runs in 489 plate appearances at Double-A last year, so on the surface it would be pretty easy to cut bait, and in leagues where only 100 prospects are rostered, the smart move is probably to move on. However, Mississippi is by far the worst place to hit in the Southern League, and it is perhaps the worst place to hit home runs in all the minors. This means Ruizís struggles last year should open up a prime opportunity to buy low in deeper leagues. A strong approach remained in tact for Ruiz despite the suboptimal hitting environment last year, and he will presumably start the year at Triple-A as a 21-year-old, so he also has youth on his side. Adonis Garcia could be the Bravesí starting third baseman on Opening Day, so nothing is standing in Ruizís path to a big league job sometime in 2016 if he can get back on track at the plate.

2015

Ruiz took a step forward in the hitter-friendly California League, hitting .293/.387/.436 with 37 doubles, 11 homers and 77 RBI in 131 games for High-A Lancaster. He drew nearly as many walks (82) as strikeouts (91), improving his walk rate (13.6%) by three percent compared to the year prior. At 6-foot-2 and 215 pounds, the 20-year-old third baseman hasn't displayed much power for a player his size, but he's shown ample range and agility as a defender. Traded to the Braves as part of a blockbuster deal in January, Ruiz is expected to open 2015 at Double-A Mississippi for his new organization.

2014

Ruiz, a fourth-round pick by the Astros in 2012, hit the ball well in his first full minor league season, slashing .260/.335/.430 with 12 home runs and 63 RBI over 114 games for Low-A Quad Cities. The 19-year-old third baseman tallied 50 walks against 92 strikeouts and even contributed 12 steals. Ruiz is several years away making an impact in the majors, with likely stops at High-A and Double-A this season if all goes well at the former. His path to the big leagues may ultimately hinge on whether third base becomes the position of choice for top prospect Carlos Correa, but that issue is one that will be sorted out after it's determined if Ruiz can handle more advanced pitching as he moves through the Houston system.

2013

Part of the reason the Astros had what many believed to be the best draft of anyone last summer was their ability to use the slot money saved on signing Carlos Correa for talent later in the draft. One such signing was Ruiz, who the Astros lured away from USC with a fourth-round pick. Ruiz has drawn comparisons to Eric Chavez, and not just because he is third baseman from Southern California that bats left-handed and throws right. Ruiz has a short stroke with good bat speed and sure hands in the field, all of which should translate as he develops. He battled a life-threatening blood clot as a high school senior, but with the surgery now behind him, nothing stands in the way of his development.