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Re: Follow the Prospects: Keibert Ruiz, C
« Reply #25: August 09, 2021, 01:38:17 PM »
Could he play third? If he develops a little more power, he's going to enter Victor Martinez realm. And thats a bat you want every day

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« Reply #26: August 09, 2021, 02:29:27 PM »
Could he play third? If he develops a little more power, he's going to enter Victor Martinez realm. And thats a bat you want every day
No clue about 3B. Heck yes on LF.

My best case scenario is both Adams and Ruiz can hit and the Nationals are forced to carry a third catcher like Barrera so that Adams or Ruiz can spend time in the corners when not behind the plate.

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« Reply #27: August 09, 2021, 06:50:17 PM »
No clue about 3B. Heck yes on LF.

My best case scenario is both Adams and Ruiz can hit and the Nationals are forced to carry a third catcher like Barrera so that Adams or Ruiz can spend time in the corners when not behind the plate.
I think there is a zero percent chance someone with 30 grade speed should play LF

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Keibert Ruiz, C
« Reply #28: August 09, 2021, 08:36:01 PM »
I think there is a zero percent chance someone with 30 grade speed should play LF
All about the bat. You can live with a slow of foot outfielder who makes good reads. He may also be a first baseman if Josh Bell asks for too much.

But that would require the power to translate. Or his bat loses too much value anywhere other than catcher.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Keibert Ruiz, C
« Reply #29: August 12, 2021, 09:53:48 AM »
rough start in Rochester - .136 / .208 / .273, 3/22, 1HR, 2BB, 3Ks.  Low K rate is a good sign though.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Keibert Ruiz, C
« Reply #30: August 12, 2021, 10:02:33 AM »
rough start in Rochester - .136 / .208 / .273, 3/22, 1HR, 2BB, 3Ks.  Low K rate is a good sign though.

Hopefully it's just getting adjusted to a different league.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Keibert Ruiz, C
« Reply #31: August 13, 2021, 03:40:39 PM »
Ruiz has hired Scott Boras as his agent.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Keibert Ruiz, C
« Reply #32: August 13, 2021, 04:42:46 PM »
Ruiz has hired Scott Boras as his agent.
time to start the 2026 Trade Ruiz thread

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Keibert Ruiz, C
« Reply #33: August 13, 2021, 06:12:59 PM »
time to start the 2026 Trade Ruiz thread
Just give him an extension with deferred payments until 2075

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Keibert Ruiz, C
« Reply #34: August 14, 2021, 10:11:18 AM »
2/4 with a double last night

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Keibert Ruiz, C
« Reply #35: August 14, 2021, 01:09:18 PM »
2/4 with a double last night

When should I get my Ruiz jersey?

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Keibert Ruiz, C
« Reply #36: August 14, 2021, 01:48:14 PM »
When should I get my Ruiz jersey?

Probably now...your Scherzer jersey only has an r and the z that you can juggle...

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Keibert Ruiz, C
« Reply #37: August 14, 2021, 02:06:05 PM »
Probably now...your Scherzer jersey only has an r and the z that you can juggle...

Touche.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Keibert Ruiz, C
« Reply #38: August 15, 2021, 11:39:48 AM »
Ruiz is up to #13 in the BA Top 100.
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Re: Follow the Prospects: Keibert Ruiz, C
« Reply #39: August 16, 2021, 09:43:21 AM »
Ruiz has hired Scott Boras as his agent.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Keibert Ruiz, C
« Reply #40: August 19, 2021, 10:38:07 PM »
4-4, 3 doubles today

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Keibert Ruiz, C
« Reply #41: August 20, 2021, 09:17:48 AM »
4-4, 3 doubles today
After a nasty cold streak to start in Rochester, he's ripped off a good past week. I wasn't worried about him, still is reassuring.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Keibert Ruiz, C
« Reply #42: August 20, 2021, 09:44:40 AM »
Keibert Ruiz, Triple-A Rochester (Nationals)—Ruiz is making a strong case to head to the nation's capital, and he tallied his first four-hit game since joining the Nationals organization as part of the return in the blockbuster trade for Trea Turner and Max Scherzer. Ruiz doubled three times and drove in two in a win over Lehigh Valley. The 23-year-old catcher is having his most complete season to date, with a career-high 17 homers and a .304/.368/.597 slash line in 64 games.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Keibert Ruiz, C
« Reply #43: August 20, 2021, 01:28:11 PM »
17 homers in 64 games makes it hard to imagine him being less than a 20 homer guy over a full season.  Especially for someone with his feel to hit.  If he can bat .280 with 20 homers and play average defense, he’s a star.  If he can bat .300 (very possible) with 25 homers also very possible based on this year) he’s an mvp candidate.  Let him catch for 5 years then reevaluate moving him to 1st or dh to preserve his body and bat as he approaches 30


Boras also might not like the idea of moving him off of catcher prematurely as it would limit his earning potential

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Keibert Ruiz, C
« Reply #44: August 20, 2021, 01:45:16 PM »
his homer splits are 16 vs. righties, 1 vs. lefties.  Average is better vs lefties, but OBP this year is about the same. 

https://www.milb.com/player/keibert-ruiz-660688?stats=splits-r-hitting-mlb&year=2021

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Keibert Ruiz, C
« Reply #45: August 20, 2021, 01:46:06 PM »
his homer splits are 16 vs. righties, 1 vs. lefties.  Average is better vs lefties, but OBP this year is about the same. 

https://www.milb.com/player/keibert-ruiz-660688?stats=splits-r-hitting-mlb&year=2021


So the obvious answer then is to have Zimmerman learn to catch and platoon with him.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Keibert Ruiz, C
« Reply #46: August 20, 2021, 01:46:31 PM »
So the obvious answer then is to have Zimmerman learn to catch and platoon with him.
well, Riley Adams might object.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Keibert Ruiz, C
« Reply #47: August 21, 2021, 08:48:27 AM »
2-4, walk for Ruiz last night.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Keibert Ruiz, C
« Reply #48: August 24, 2021, 11:18:04 PM »
2 bombs and a single tonight.  19 hr and a .310 avg in 268 ABs with only 33 strikeouts

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Keibert Ruiz, C
« Reply #49: August 25, 2021, 07:54:17 AM »
2 bombs and a single tonight.  19 hr and a .310 avg in 268 ABs with only 33 strikeouts
Looks like both bombs came from the left side. Looking like a prodigious hitter against RHP, not so much against LHP.

When he makes it to the majors, the Nationals are going to have to invest in some platoon righties to slot in the lineup around him and Soto.