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Rio Ruiz

Rio Ruiz 14 3B

Baltimore Orioles

  • Status: Active
  • Full Name: Rio Noble Ruiz
  • Age: 26 (May 22, 1994)
  • Birthplace: Covina, CA
  • Bats/Throws: L/R Ht: 6' 1" Wt: 215
  • Draft: Round 4 (2012, HOU)
  • MLB Debut: 09/18/2016
  • School: Bishop Amat, La Puente, CA
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Rio Ruiz Stats Summary

Rio Ruiz Career Stats

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Team Date Transaction
August 9, 2019 Baltimore Orioles recalled 3B Rio Ruiz from Norfolk Tides.
August 2, 2019 3B Rio Ruiz assigned to Norfolk Tides from Bowie Baysox.
July 30, 2019 3B Rio Ruiz assigned to Bowie Baysox from Norfolk Tides.
July 27, 2019 Norfolk Tides placed 3B Rio Ruiz on the temporarily inactive list.
July 25, 2019 Baltimore Orioles optioned 3B Rio Ruiz to Norfolk Tides.
December 10, 2018 Baltimore Orioles claimed 3B Rio Ruiz off waivers from Atlanta Braves.
September 10, 2018 Atlanta Braves recalled 3B Rio Ruiz from Gwinnett Stripers.
August 30, 2018 Atlanta Braves optioned 3B Rio Ruiz to Gwinnett Stripers.
August 26, 2018 Atlanta Braves recalled Rio Ruiz from Gwinnett Stripers.
March 28, 2018 Atlanta Braves optioned 3B Rio Ruiz to Gwinnett Stripers.
September 1, 2017 Atlanta Braves recalled Rio Ruiz from Gwinnett Braves.
June 22, 2017 Atlanta Braves optioned 3B Rio Ruiz to Gwinnett Braves.
May 18, 2017 Atlanta Braves recalled Rio Ruiz from Gwinnett Braves.
April 2, 2017 Atlanta Braves optioned 3B Rio Ruiz to Gwinnett Braves.
September 17, 2016 Atlanta Braves selected the contract of 3B Rio Ruiz from Gwinnett Braves.
April 2, 2016 3B Rio Ruiz assigned to Gwinnett Braves from Mississippi Braves.
January 7, 2016 Atlanta Braves invited non-roster 3B Rio Ruiz to spring training.
April 6, 2015 3B Rio Ruiz assigned to Mississippi Braves.
February 3, 2015 Atlanta Braves invited non-roster 3B Rio Ruiz to spring training.
January 14, 2015 Atlanta Braves traded C Evan Gattis and RHP James Hoyt to Houston Astros for RHP Mike Foltynewicz, 3B Rio Ruiz and RHP Andrew Thurman.
April 2, 2014 3B Rio Ruiz assigned to Lancaster JetHawks from Quad Cities River Bandits.
March 8, 2014 3B Rio Ruiz assigned to Houston Astros.
August 5, 2013 Quad Cities River Bandits activated 3B Rio Ruiz from the temporarily inactive list.
August 2, 2013 Quad Cities River Bandits placed 3B Rio Ruiz on the temporarily inactive list.
May 9, 2013 Quad Cities River Bandits activated 3B Rio Ruiz from the 7-day disabled list.
April 30, 2013 Quad Cities River Bandits placed 3B Rio Ruiz on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to April 29, 2013.
April 1, 2013 3B Rio Ruiz assigned to Quad Cities River Bandits from Greeneville Astros.
August 11, 2012 Rio Ruiz assigned to Greeneville Astros from GCL Astros.
June 28, 2012 Rio Ruiz assigned to GCL Astros from Houston Astros.
June 25, 2012 Houston Astros signed 3B Rio Ruiz.
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Rio Ruiz Awards and Honors

Rio Ruiz  14 3B

Rio Ruiz
  • Full Name: Rio Noble Ruiz
  • Born: May 22, 1994
  • Age: 26
  • Birthplace: Covina, CA
  • Bats: L
  • Throws: R
  • Height: 6' 1"
  • Weight: 215
  • Draft: Round 4 (2012, HOU)
  • School: Bishop Amat, La Puente, CA
  • MLB Debut: 09/18/2016

2019
♦ Spent majority of the season with Baltimore, hitting .232 with 12 home runs, 13 doubles and 46 RBI in 127 games. Also appeared in five minor league games. 
♦ Made his first career Opening Day roster, getting the start at third base. 
♦ Made 89 starts at third base and four starts at first base for the Orioles. 
♦ Hit first home run in an Orioles uniform, 4/10 vs. Oakland. 
♦ Ranked 4th on Baltimore with 40 walks. 
♦ Hit a walk-off, two-run home run on 8/11 vs. Houston for his first career walk-off homer. The home run landed on Eutaw Street, his first career Eutaw Street home run and just the second-ever walk-off homer to land on Eutaw Street (other: Luke Scott, 7/19/08 vs. DET).
♦ Hit a 12th inning go-ahead home run on 9/14 at Detroit. 
♦ Played in three games with Norfolk, hitting .357 (5-14) with a homer and seven RBI. Registered a 10th inning walk-off RBI single in his first game with the Tides, 7/6 vs. Durham. 


2018
♦ Spent most of year with Gwinnett, batting .269 with nine home runs and 72 RBI in 130 games. 
♦ Ranked among International League leaders in games (T-2nd, 130), at-bats (T-2nd, 498), hits (6th, 134), runs scored (6th, 72) and total bases (8th, 194). 
♦ Appeared defensively at 3B (49 games), 1B (35 games), LF (20 games) and RF (11 games).
♦ Hit a walk-off, two-run home run in a 4-2 Gwinnett win over Indianapolis, 7/18. Also added a walk-off RBI single in the 10th inning of a 5-4 win vs. Pawtucket on 7/22. 
♦ Hit safely in 14 straight games from 6/26 - 7/12, the longest hitting streak by a Gwinnett player in 2018. The 14-game stretch was also tied for the 8th-longest in the IL in 2018. 
♦ Registered an RBI in six consecutive games from 6/26 - 7/1, driving in 11 runs over that span. Capped that stretch with a grand slam and a season-high four RBI, 7/1 at Charlotte. 
♦ Hit safely in 41 of 50 games from 6/26 - 8/25, ranking 10th in the IL with a .308 batting average over that span (60-195). 
♦ Matched a career-high with four hits, 6/29 at Charlotte and 7/15 at Norfolk. 
♦ Appeared in 14 games over two stints with Atlanta, batting .083 (1-12) with two walks. 


2017
♦ Opened the year ranked by MLB.com as Atlanta's #23 prospect. 
♦ Split the year between Gwinnett and Atlanta, combining for a career-best 20 home runs. 
♦ Hit his first big league home run on 5/20 vs. Washington's Max Scherzer, becoming the first Brave to hit his first career homer off a Cy Young Award winner since Evan Gattis in 2013.
♦ Led the G-Braves in doubles (25), home runs (16) and RBI (56). His 16 homers tied for the 5th-most among Atlanta minor leaguers. 
♦ Named Gwinnett's Most Competitive Player as part of year-end awards. 
♦ Notched a pair of two-homer games, 7/9 vs. Indianapolis and 8/17 at Scranton/WB. 


2016
♦ Entered the year ranked as Atlanta's #19 prospect by Baseball America. 
♦ Named the Gwinnett Braves Player of the Year after leading the club in hits (126), doubles (24), RBI (62), total bases (186), at-bats (465), slugging percentage (.400) and OPS (.755). 
♦ Ranked among Braves farmhands in walks (2nd, 61), RBI (4th, 62) and homers (T-7th, 10).
♦ Ranked among International League leaders in games (T-3rd, 133) and walks (T-5th, 61).
♦ Reached base safely in 17 consecutive games from 6/9 - 6/27, batting .339.
♦ Registered his first career multi-homer game, 8/20 vs. Rochester. 
♦ Drove in a season-high five batters, 8/25 vs. Buffalo. 
♦ Played in eight Governors' Cup playoff contests for Gwinnett. 
♦ Had his contract selected by Atlanta on 9/17 and made his MLB debut on 9/18 vs. Washington when he was announced as a pinch-hitter in the 7th inning. Did not register an at-bat, however, as that game was called following a second rain delay with Ruiz due up.
♦ Collected first big league hit on 9/28 vs. Philadelphia, a triple off of Jeanmar Gomez.
♦ Batted .286 (2-7) with a triple, two RBI and one stolen base in five games for Atlanta. 


2015
♦ Tabbed by Baseball America as Atlanta's 10th-best prospect entering the season.
♦ Spent the entire season with Double-A Mississippi and led the M-Braves with 127 games
played, 420 at-bats and 63 walks. His 63 walks tied for 10th most in the Southern League.


2014
♦ Established career highs in games (131), at-bats (516), runs (76), hits (151), doubles (37), triples (2), RBI (77) and walks (82) with High-A Lancaster. Led the team in games, at-bats, hits, doubles, RBI and walks.
♦ His 37 doubles tied him for tops among Astros prospects 
♦ Ranked among league leaders in doubles (T-1st, 37), walks (4th, 82) and OBP (6th, .387).
♦ Plated a career-best six runs on 6/11 vs. Rancho Cucamonga.
♦ Played in 21 games for the Salt River Rafters in the Arizona Fall League.

 

PERSONAL
♦ Claimed by Baltimore off of waivers from Atlanta, 12/10/18.
♦ Originally selected by Houston in the 4th round of the 2012 draft. Had committed to play baseball and football at the University of Southern California before signing with Houston.
♦ Graduated from Bishop Amat HS (CA), where he played both baseball and football. Other MLB alumni from Bishop Amat include All-Stars Michael Young and Dan Haren.
♦ Traded from Houston to Atlanta, along with RHP Mike Foltynewicz and RHP Andrew Thurman, in exchange for RHP James Hoyt and C Evan Gattis on 1/14/15.