Esteury Ruiz

Born: 02/15/1999 (Age: 19)
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 169
Primary Position: 2B
Seconday Position: INF
Acquisition Period: Signed as international free agent July 3, 2015 (KCR); Traded to SDP 7/24/2017
Entry Point: J2
Options Used: N/A
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: September 28th, 2018
Dates Seen: 6x -- June/August 2018
Level: Class A
Affiliate: Ft. Wayne TinCaps
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On 40-Man Roster: No
Physical Description
Medium frame, greyhound build w/ wiry muscle, twitchy athlete. Body and stance like Alfonso Soriano.
Swing Mechanics
Wide, closed base w/ high handset; deep crouch. Unorthodox stance, works for him.
MLB ETA Present Role Future Role Role Description Risk
2022 P 55 1st Division Regular Extreme
Tool Present Future Comments
Hit 30 50 Whippy uppercut w/ length and collapsed backside, geared to lift the ball to pullside. Hyper-aggressive approach, free swinger who expands the zone. More power than contact, but has the raw batspeed and hard contact to have future avg hit tool in best-case scenario.
Whippy uppercut w/ length and collapsed backside, geared to lift the ball to pullside. Hyper-aggressive approach, free swinger who expands the zone. More power than contact, but has the raw batspeed and hard contact to have future avg hit tool in best-case scenario.
Game Power 40 50 Above-avg power potential for size and defensive profile. Ceiling of 16-20 HR type w/ plenty of doubles.
Above-avg power potential for size and defensive profile. Ceiling of 16-20 HR type w/ plenty of doubles.
Raw Power 50 55 Big league raw power right now, impressive for his age and build. Whippy batspeed and excellent hip torque create hard contact, swing path lofts the ball w/ present power. Age and frame suggest more power is on the come.
Big league raw power right now, impressive for his age and build. Whippy batspeed and excellent hip torque create hard contact, swing path lofts the ball w/ present power. Age and frame suggest more power is on the come.
Run 60 65 Plus runner w/ instincts and baserunning aggression to play up his speed. Runs into outs at times, but the confidence to be an impact baserunner is there. 25+ SB potential.
Plus runner w/ instincts and baserunning aggression to play up his speed. Runs into outs at times, but the confidence to be an impact baserunner is there. 25+ SB potential.
Field 50 55 Moves between 2B and 3B, seems more comfortable at the keystone. Plus athlete who could bring above-avg defensive value overall, think he might wind up learning corner outfield as well.
Moves between 2B and 3B, seems more comfortable at the keystone. Plus athlete who could bring above-avg defensive value overall, think he might wind up learning corner outfield as well.
Throw 50 50 Solid thrower for 2B, finishes 6-4-3 DP w/ his arm and can throw on the run.
Solid thrower for 2B, finishes 6-4-3 DP w/ his arm and can throw on the run.
Attribute Present Future
Athleticism Plus Plus
Approach Below Average Average
Instincts Average Plus
Baserunning Plus Plus
Overall Summary
Risk/reward player; all raw tools right now and requires some dreaming, but power/speed tools give high upside. Ceiling of 20/20 type w/ streaky hit tool, providing value defensively and on the bases. Won't reach ceiling without improving approach and making more contact.