19-Year-Old Catcher – Los Angeles Dodgers
2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
Ruiz continues to defy the typical developmental curve for catchers. He hit for absurdly high batting averages in rookie ball, which can happen for any young hitter in a small sample in advantageous c...
Keibert Ruiz Contract Information:
Signed a minor-league contract with the Dodgers in January of 2018.
Ruiz has been invited to the Dodgers' major-league camp this spring, J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.
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Keibert Ruiz: Minor League Games Played By Position
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Los Angeles Dodgers Roster
MajorsAlexander, Scott (P)
AAAChargois, J.T. (P)
AAAllie, Stetson (OF)
A+Estevez, Omar (2B)
AAbdullah, Imani (P)
RookieBannon, Rylan (3B)
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Not only did Ruiz rake as the youngest player in the Pioneer League, but he has the defensive chops to stick behind the plate. He has hit .300 or better at every stop as a professional, and his 11.2 percent strikeout rate with Ogden actually established a career high. Elite contact skills from both sides of the plate currently highlight the offensive profile, but as he adds strength to his 6-foot, 165-pound frame, his doubles power should start to translate into at least fringe-average game power. Ruiz will head to the Midwest League this season and won't turn 19 until July 20, so it should not be alarming if he struggles to replicate his offensive success, at least initially. Of course, if he continues to hit in a more neutral hitting environment as one of the youngest players in the league, he will quickly be seen as one of the best catching prospects in the game.