Esteury Ruiz: The Next Big Thing?

January 13, 2018

If there’s one thing that Padres’ minor leaguer Esteury Ruiz can do, it is undoubtedly hit. The young Ruiz, who was signed out of the Dominican Republic by the Kansas City Royals in July 2015 for $100,000 as a 16-year-old, has carried a .331 career batting line. While it’s across just over 400 at-bats in his young career, and that’s obviously bound to regress, it is still impressive nonetheless as…

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Esteury Ruiz: Bringing Speed & Power to the Game

August 26, 2017

The San Diego Padres are in a rebuilding mode of sorts. The team will not use that term, but the writing is on the wall. A.J. Preller was brought to San Diego to revamp a farm system that had been neglected for a long time. Evaluating talent was his specialty and the young G.M. wasted no time in spending money on the international market. The Padres had, sadly, never really…

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