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Postby Francisco » Mon Mar 22, 2010 5:38 pm

It's not his gaudy spring stats. No, I just have a feeling this guy can hit. Any other believers out there?
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Re: Randy Ruiz

Postby silverZ » Mon Mar 22, 2010 6:12 pm

The biggest problem with Ruiz right now is playing time. It's most likely going to take an Overbay trade/injury for him to get a shot at fulltime AB's. Then he's going to have to worry about Brett Wallace breathing down his neck. I think he's a .270 25-30 HR guy if he ever got 550 AB. Worth a flier in some leagues.
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Re: Randy Ruiz

Postby Grounded Polo » Mon Mar 22, 2010 6:15 pm

He'd have a hard time holding off top prospect Brett Wallace if he did pass Overbay and it's not like DH is available.
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Re: Randy Ruiz

Postby MasterX1918 » Mon Mar 22, 2010 6:39 pm

He sort of reminds me of a shorter, right handed David Ortiz. Late bloomer, let go by the Twins, lots of power potential, can't really field his position. The only problem is Ruiz is already 32 and doesn't have a job, too bad because he can rake.
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Re: Randy Ruiz

Postby jake_twothousandfive » Mon Mar 22, 2010 6:40 pm

He's already past his prime. He never got a chance to show what he could do in the majors. His body type suggests he's going to start breaking down sooner rather than later which doesn't bode well for either his playing time now or in the future.

It'd be a nice story to see him succeed, but he's an aging journeyman who strikes out too often. I'll pass.
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Re: Randy Ruiz

Postby Maris09 » Tue Mar 23, 2010 11:50 am

I think he gets a shot and gets a good amount of PT at DH.
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Re: Randy Ruiz

Postby SpecialFNK » Tue Mar 23, 2010 12:41 pm

Ruiz is someone ive argued about all winter on Jays forums. i think he deserves a shot playing regular and could have monster numbers!
hes 32 so age will be a factor in the future, but not right now. he could still have atleast 2-3 years of big numbers.
some have argued that it took him so long to even reach the majors, but thats not his fault. he has had some monster seasons in the minors.. especially the last 2 seasons, plus in winter ball. in winter ball he also played some LF and lost some weight to be in the best shape of his career.
there were also rumours of steroid use back in i think it was 2004? or sometime around then a few years ago. i would think he either did not do steriods, or would be off them by now with all the testing.
beating out Overbay IMO shouldnt be a problem, or platooning at the very least. Overbay cant hit LHP period and should not see any action against LHP this season at all.
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