Keibert Ruiz Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 0" / 225 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 7/20/1998 (24)
Keibert Ruiz Season Stats
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Keibert Ruiz News
Washington Nationals catcher Keibert Ruiz (groin) will be shut down for three weeks, which in all likelihood ends his season. Ruiz was placed on the 10-day injured list earlier in the day, and manager Dave Martinez has since said that Ruiz will meet the team in Philadelphia, but will be shut down. The move certainly isn't ideal for Ruiz's fantasy owners, as Riley Adams and Tres Barrera, who will split time at the position in Ruiz's absence, aren't exactly sought-after assets.
The Washington Nationals placed catcher Keibert Ruiz (groin) on the 10-day injured list on Friday with a testicular contusion. In corresponding moves, the team designated pitcher Jake McGee for assignment, purchases the contract of Israel Pineda from Triple-A and recalled Jordan Weems from Triple-A. Ruiz took a foul ball off his groin on Thursday and was sent to the hospital with swollen testicles. We wish him the best, but there's a chance he won't return to the last-place Nats before the end of the 2022 regular season. With the 24-year-old sidelined, Riley Adams and Tres Barrera will split the catching duties behind the plate in D.C. In his second season with the Nats, Ruiz has hit .251/.313/.360 with seven home runs, 36 RBI, 33 runs scored and six stolen bases in 112 games.
Washington Nationals catcher Keibert Ruiz (groin) was sent to the hospital on Thursday after leaving the game early against the St. Louis Cardinals with swollen testicles after getting hit with a foul ball. Ruiz initially remained in the game and went 1-for-3 at the plate, but he eventually departed the contest in the sixth inning. The Nationals are waiting for the 24-year-old before leaving town, but it remains to be seen if he'll have to miss any additional time heading into a weekend series against the Philadelphia Phillies. If Ruiz misses extended time, Riley Adams and Tres Barrera would split time behind the plate for the Nats. Ruiz came into the day hitting .251/.312/.361 with seven long balls, 36 RBI, 33 runs scored and six stolen bases in 391 at-bats in his second year in D.C.
Ruiz enters the 2021 season as a bit of an enigma which is somewhat odd to say given that we have six years of minor league data to peruse. Still just 22 years old, the young catcher has shown that he's capable of making a lot of contact and hitting for a strong average. But, historically, he doesn't hit for much pop. That's a bit of a difficult profile for a slow-footed catcher as putting a lot of balls in play on the ground doesn't benefit him as much as it would an average-or-better athlete. Toss in some serious questions about his defensive abilities and an overall lack of focus/effort at times, and we have some serious red flags. The catcher position is a very difficult position to succeed at and Ruiz has a lot of challenges stacked again him despite the natural hitting ability. With both Will Smith and Austin Barnes ahead of him and Diego Cartaya coming up behind him, we don't see much of a future for him in Los Angeles, even if the club seems hesitant to part with him. Ruiz's outlook might alter with a change of scenery and/or a good kick in the butt, however for now he has some value in dynasty leagues and limited intrigue in 2021 redraft leagues as a potential waiver wire pickup if injuries strike.