CARLOS RUIZ
RIGHT HANDED PITCHER
Born: April 13, 1991
Height: 6’2″
Weight: 169
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Signed: Int’l Free Agent, 2010, Pittsburgh Pirates
How Acquired: International Free Agent
Country: Venezuela
Agent: N/A

WTM’S PIRATE PLAYER PROFILES

Ruiz has gotten mostly good results.  The Pirates left him in the summer leagues for four years and used him exclusively in relief, though, so they may see him as more of an organizational pitcher.  He throws sidearm and doesn’t throw hard.

2010
VSL:  0-0-0, 0.00 ERA, 1.29 WHIP, 2.1 IP, 7.7 BB/9, 7.7 K/9

Ruiz got into two games after signing.

2011
VSL:  4-3-1, 2.08 ERA, 1.18 WHIP, 39.0 IP, 4.2 BB/9, 4.6 K/9

Ruiz didn’t have good walk and K rates, but opponents hit only .194 against him.

2012
DSL:  5-2-3, 3.24 ERA, 1.32 WHIP, 33.1 IP, 3.5 BB/9, 7.0 K/9

Moving to the DSL, Ruiz got hit a little harder, but his walk and K rates were much better.

2013
DSL:  2-1-5, 1.20 ERA, 0.97 WHIP, 30.0 IP, 2.4 BB/9, 10.2 K/9

Ruiz had a dominant season, although at 22 he was old for the DSL.

2014
R:  0-2-1, 4.15 ERA, 1.15 WHIP, 13.0 IP, 1.4 BB/9, 3.5 K/9

Ruiz was no longer eligible for the DSL and the Pirates brought him to the GCL.  He pitched only sparingly in relief.  His ERA was worse than his other numbers, although his K rate fell through the floor.

Ruiz was quite old for the GCL and the small number of innings he threw shows the Pirates aren’t very high on him.  If he returns in 2015, he’ll likely be at Bristol.

STATS
Baseball Reference — Minors
Fangraphs
MiLB.com
CONTRACT INFORMATION
2015: Minor League Contract
PLAYER INFORMATION
Signing Bonus: N/A
MiLB Debut: 2010
MLB Debut: N/A
MiLB FA Eligible: 2016
MLB FA Eligible: N/A
Rule 5 Eligible: Eligible
Added to 40-Man: N/A
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
TRANSACTIONS
March 4, 2010: Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an international free agent.