Rio Ruiz

HS Grad 2012
Age 24 and 4 mos
Age on 2012 Draft 18 and 0 mos
Position(s) 3B  OF, RHP, SS
Ht/Wt 6-2, 195 lb
School  Bishop Amat
Hometown  Covina, CA USA
Summer Team  SGV Arsenal
Fall Team  SGV Arsenal
MLB Debut 
Braves Sep 18, 2016
MLB Draft 
Round 4 by Astros in 2012
All Americans/All Regions
2012 Rawlings-Perfect Game 1st Team All-American (California - All Region 1st Team)
PG Underclass All Americans/All Regions
2010 Underclass 1st Team
2011 Underclass 1st Team
National Rank - Class of 2012
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 01, 2012
Position - 3B
Excellent Hitter, very good bat speed, top defensive skills, also up to 93 on mound. Outstanding at many PG events. PG All American Game
CA State Rank - Class of 2012
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 01, 2012
Position - 3B

Scout Level

4 yr Commitment
Southern California

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Latest Showcase Report
2011 California Underclass Showcase   Jan 15, 2011
PG Grade: 10
Rio Ruiz is a 2012 3B/RHP, SS, OF with a 6-2 195 lb. frame from Covina, CA who attends Bishop Amat. Ruiz continued to solidify his standing as one of the elite players in the strong High School class of 2012. Ruiz oozes ability everywhere on the diamond, showing a plus arm from 3B, in the Outfield and with an impressive inning of work on the mound during the Top Prospect game. But what makes Ruiz special is his bat. With plus bat speed, quick hands, good bat whip and strength to all fields, he is one of the top power hitters in the country. With a powerful swing the highlight of the showcase may have come on Ruiz's final swing of BP, a towering shot that easily cleared the tall fence in RF and was obviously gone from the moment of impact. Defensive skills were also impressive, as in addition to the arm he is an aggressive defender at 3B who attacks the baseball and makes hard accurate throws, has skill set to be plus defender in RF as well. Elite level prospect. He is just as impressive on the mound easily pitching 88-91 mph with more in there and we have seen up to 93 before mulitple times. Verbal to USC. Named to Top Prospect Team.
PG Career Progression
Best PG Grade: 10.00
1.00 improvement beginning on Nov 22, 2008
PG Grade

Percentile Rank among grad class in the recorded year

FB 93 mph
99.90% Rank
best 94  avg 81
 (2012 class in 2010)

best 100  avg 81
 (2012 class)
60 7.13 sec
74.46% Rank
best 6.42  avg 7.39
 (2012 class in 2010)

best 6.24  avg 7.37
 (2012 class)
IF 81 mph
92.27% Rank
best 92  avg 74
 (2012 class in 2009)

best 98  avg 77
 (2012 class)
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