Keibert Ruiz C
Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET
|Date On||Date Off||Transaction||Days||Games||Side||Body Part||Injury||Severity||Surgery Date||Reaggravation|
|50||68||Michael De Leon||2017||0||DNP|
|55||67||Dante Bichette Jr.||2013||0||DNP|
|93||62||Luis Alexander Basabe||2017||0||DNP|
|2018-12-12 17:00:00 (link to chat)||For fantasy, which LAD catcher do you prefer, Will Smith or Keibert Ruiz?|
(Mr. Fister from Arlington)
|Ruiz (Mike Gianella)|
|2018-09-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)||Just saw that Prospects 1500 awarded Royals MJ Melendez their catcher prospect of the year. Do you agree? He had a pretty monster year and seems to have some crazy tools as a hitter.|
(Jack from Columbia)
|I think I still prefer Keibert Ruiz, but Melendez is certainly in the conversation. (Mark Barry)|
|2018-09-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)||Francisco Mejia or Keibert Ruiz in dynasty?|
(Keith from Putin Bay)
|Mejia's better, and he's up, so that puts him firmly ahead for me. But I think Keibert is really good. (Mark Barry)|
|2018-07-13 15:00:00 (link to chat)||Is it fair to assume Will Smith's value is at least on par with Keibert Ruiz's right now?|
(Ryan from Montreal)
|Well one made the top 50 and one didn't. Mostly because one is a better defensive catcher and four years younger. Smith is probably a 101 dude though. (Jeffrey Paternostro)|
|2018-07-10 20:00:00 (link to chat)||Hello! Thanks for your Q&A. My question is about Minor League catchers. It seems that we have more good ones than usual. I can name a dozen off the top of my (bald) head.
Which Minor League catchers to you rate most likely to be good fantasy roster investments?
(colonel from Oxford)
|Hey Colonel, thanks for stopping by. We've had a nice little influx of catchers recently. MJ Melendez, Miguel Amaya, Keibert Ruiz, William Contreras, Ronaldo Hernandez. Good group and more I didn't name. I think I like Ruiz the best of any catcher in the minors followed by Hernandez. Ruiz is one of a handful of teens at Double-A and has a 7.7 K% (albeit mediocre production elsewhere, but he's 19!) (Eddy Almaguer)|
|2018-07-16 19:00:00 (link to chat)||Can you chat about Keibert Ruiz a bit? I know catching prospects are always volatile but what are your long-term thoughts on him?|
(Anthony from Final Round)
|I'm probably the low man on staff here. Just not a huge a believer in the bat quite yet. Others are much much much higher and think he's a very likely first-division starter and perhaps a higher end one. (Jarrett Seidler)|
|2018-06-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)||Could you rank the following catcher prospects for long term dynasty purposes: Keibert Ruiz, M.J. Melendez, Sean Murphy, and Ronaldo Hernandez? Thanks.|
(cracker73 from Florida)
|Melendez and Hernandez have the most offensive upside. Melendez is a slightly better bet to to stick although I imagine both will, then Ruiz, Murphy. (Jeffrey Paternostro)|
|2018-05-25 12:15:00 (link to chat)||Quien es mas macho- Fernando Tatis o Keibert Ruiz?|
(Jim from Dynasty League)
|Pure strength? I'll go with Keibert, but if we're talking who I'd rank higher, Tatio still has the edge. (Craig Goldstein)|
|2018-04-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)||Which Dodgers catcher will be a top 10 future fantasy catcher. Will Smith? Keibert Ruiz? Both ? Neither ?|
(Carl from San Antonio)
|I'm going with Ruiz here. Arguably a top-3 catcher prospect, and his defense and arm are solid enough to stick there. Smith is playing all over, and though he has a good arm, his offensive upside isn't as high. (Kevin Jebens)|
|2018-02-05 12:00:00 (link to chat)||What are the chances Keibert Ruiz jumps into the top-ten in the next year or two?|
(Matt from Albuquerque)
|We aren't opposed to pushing a catcher hard (and we got pushback that Ruiz was still too low even after bumping him a bunch from early drafts). And you could argue he is a similar place Mejia was coming off 2016. So I guess I am sort of talking myself into this as a possibility. (Top 101 with Jeffrey Paternostro)|
|2017-08-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)||30 team fantasy league where all minor leaguers are owned. Would you trade Dakota Hudson and TJ Zeuch for Keibert Ruiz? Thinking being the pitchers upside are moderate and keibert could one day be a top 5 catcher if everything breaks right|
(Bob from Bobathonia)
|Yeah I think I'd do that. I'm the kind of fantasy player who'll always trade minor league pitchers. When they hit it can be a little embarrassing, but more often than not they kind of flame out or don't live up to their potential. Now, admittedly, catchers can be even worse. However, if you're patient and willing to wait, a project catcher can be a wonderful little asset to let mature on yr bench.
Worst case scenario, you have someone who you can flip down the line on potential. I like it. (Trevor Strunk)
|2017-07-31 23:00:00 (link to chat)||What is the ceiling for Keibert Ruiz?|
(cracker73 from Florida)
|I've held off long enough. I've only caught a couple games so far, I'm due for more Rancho this week. I really liked what I saw an awful lot, though. His glove was supposed to be behind his bat from what I'd heard, but I thought the receiving and movement was well advanced for a catcher his age. He's got really strong wrists, both for framin' and for accurate barrel delivery. I have no conclusions to offer yet, but first impressions here (make sure you're sitting down): http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=32306 (Wilson Karaman)|
|2017-07-31 23:00:00 (link to chat)||How excited should I be about Keibert Ruiz? Is he capable of becoming an elite prospect? |
(Matt from LA)
|I will reiterate: very. (Wilson Karaman)|
|2017-07-25 20:00:00 (link to chat)||Is Keibert Ruiz a top 100 prospect?|
(CCA from LA)
|I don't think he's quite there yet, but he is making an impressive case for himself. Depends on what kind of power numbers he puts up the rest of the season I think. -Emmett (Emmett Rosenbaum & Nathan Graham)|
|2017-07-25 20:00:00 (link to chat)||Keibert Ruiz is starting to get some hype in the Dodgers org. Where would you rank him for dynasty catching prospects?|
(Cam from Dallas)
|He is deservedly being hyped, but I'm not sure if he's the best fantasy prospect. I think he has a solid hit tool, but I feel there is very limited power potential due to his swing path. He looks like he is trying to prove me wrong in Rancho, but I still don't know if it's a great fantasy profile. His advanced defense is part of what makes him a good prospect. -Emmett (Emmett Rosenbaum & Nathan Graham)|
|2017-07-25 20:00:00 (link to chat)||Is Keibert Ruiz the next big "catchers are weird BUT..." prospect? Seems like one of the few exceptions to the rule where the bat could play elsewhere and/or they look like they can stick behind the plate.|
(Steve from LA)
|Yeah. I think Ruiz sticks behind the plate, and I know Wilson Karaman been impressed with his defense up in Rancho too. Like I said though, I think his power potential is pretty limited, but he can hit. -Emmett (Emmett Rosenbaum & Nathan Graham)|
|2017-01-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)||Hi, thanks for your great work. I'm excited about the new BP team and for baseball to start!
I'm looking for a catching prospect I can target. I'm at least 2 years away from competing in my dynasty league (2 C league) so i can take a risk if needed (not that catching isn't risky, but you know what I mean).
Caratini, Zach Collins, Mitch Garver, Bruce Maxwell, Josmil Pinto, Keibert Ruiz, and Jose Trevino are all on my waiver / draft board.
Which of those guys (or someone else) do you think could not murder my team, or maybe even contribute!, and will stay a C?
Thanks for any input. |
(madjockmcferson (simon mcpherson) from Norton, MA)
|Literally have not seen Josmil Pinto's name in a while. How deep is this dynasty league. Collins is the guy to target, he may not end up a catcher long term (it wasn't easy to find people who thought he'd stick when doing the White Sox stuff), but if he does the offensive potential here smokes everyone else.
As for the rest, a lot of people asked about Maxwell on the A's list, and I think he is a better real life player than fantasy. Graver has some helium off the AFL, but he is also blocked now, and I think he's similar to Maxwell. Trevino you are betting on High Desert performance being real, which, don't do that. Keibert Ruiz is significantly more than two years awa...yeah just take Collins and hope you don't end up with a first baseman. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
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