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Jose Ruiz

Jose Ruiz

P | B/T: R/R | 6' 1" 190 | Age: 25
Guacara, Venezuela
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Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2019 1 4 5.63 40 1 0 40.0 35 2.00
3 Seasons 1 4 5.36 47 1 0 45.1 42 1.96
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2019 40 1-4 5.63 40.0 35 2.00
3 Seasons 47 1-4 5.36 45.1 42 1.96

Standard MLB Pitching Statistics

SeasonTmLGBFWLERAGGSSVIPHRERHRBBSOWHIP
2017 SD NL 4 0 0 0.00 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1.00
2018 CWS AL 21 0 0 4.15 6 0 0 4.1 5 2 2 1 3 6 1.85
2019 CWS AL 198 1 4 5.63 40 1 0 40.0 56 27 25 6 24 35 2.00
*: All Star Season, Rankings AL/NL: Top 5 10 15 20      Click for Chart.

Scouting Report

Scouting grades: Fastball: 65 | Slider: 55 | Changeup: 40 | Control: 45 | Overall: 40

Signed for $1.1 million out of Venezuela by the Padres in 2011, Ruiz was one of the top catching prospects in his international class but batted just .203/.239/.240 in five Minor League seasons behind the plate. San Diego converted him to the mound in mid-2016 and brought him to the Majors for an emergency appearance 13 months later, only to lose him on waivers to the White Sox in December 2017. Chicago outrighted him off its 40-man roster last March but added him again when they made him a September callup.

Ruiz's strong arm threw out 37 percent of basestealers during his days as a catcher and now generates 94-97 mph fastballs that reach 99. He compensates for his relatively short frame by creating a downward angle with a high-three-quarters delivery. He backs up his heater with an 84-88 mph slider that stands out more for its power than its bite.

Ruiz will mix in an occasional changeup but mostly attacks hitters with his fastball and slider. While he throws with effort and never will be able to pinpoint his pitches, he did improve his control and command from his first full season as a pitcher to his second. He has the stuff to work the late innings and could claim that role with the White Sox after spending some time in Triple-A.


Statcast - Pitching

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB %
2017 15 2 0 0.0 90.0 32.4 .108 .118 .173 .253 .159 50.0 25.0 25.0
2018 89 12 0 0.0 87.4 9.1 .211 .309 .363 .295 .343 33.3 28.6 14.3
2019 753 136 10 7.4 87.6 17.8 .275 .456 .390 .351 .382 33.1 17.7 12.1
ALL 857 150 10 6.7 87.7 17.3 .266 .436 .383 .344 .376 33.3 18.8 12.6
MLB 40553 6.3 87.5 11.2 .251 .412 .317 .318 .371 34.5 21.7 8.3

Transactions

Team Date Transaction
09/04/2019 Chicago White Sox recalled RHP Jose Ruiz from Charlotte Knights.
08/25/2019 Chicago White Sox optioned RHP Jose Ruiz to Charlotte Knights.
08/23/2019 Chicago White Sox recalled Jose Ruiz from Charlotte Knights.
08/14/2019 Chicago White Sox optioned RHP Jose Ruiz to Charlotte Knights.
08/13/2019 Chicago White Sox recalled Jose Ruiz from Charlotte Knights.
08/11/2019 Chicago White Sox optioned RHP Jose Ruiz to Charlotte Knights.
05/28/2019 Chicago White Sox recalled Jose Ruiz from Charlotte Knights.
05/22/2019 Chicago White Sox optioned RHP Jose Ruiz to Charlotte Knights.
05/17/2019 Chicago White Sox recalled Jose Ruiz from Charlotte Knights.
05/05/2019 Chicago White Sox optioned RHP Jose Ruiz to Charlotte Knights.
04/03/2019 Chicago White Sox recalled Jose Ruiz from Charlotte Knights.
03/24/2019 Chicago White Sox optioned RHP Jose Ruiz to Charlotte Knights.
09/04/2018 Chicago White Sox selected the contract of Jose Ruiz from Birmingham Barons.
05/10/2018 RHP Jose Ruiz assigned to Birmingham Barons from Winston-Salem Dash.
03/29/2018 Chicago White Sox sent RHP Jose Ruiz outright to Winston-Salem Dash.
03/06/2018 Chicago White Sox optioned RHP Jose Ruiz to Winston-Salem Dash.
12/22/2017 Chicago White Sox claimed Jose Ruiz off waivers from San Diego Padres.
12/15/2017 San Diego Padres designated RHP Jose Ruiz for assignment.
10/10/2017 RHP Jose Ruiz assigned to Navegantes del Magallanes.
10/02/2017 San Diego Padres recalled RHP Jose Ruiz from Lake Elsinore Storm.
07/25/2017 San Diego Padres optioned RHP Jose Ruiz to Lake Elsinore Storm.
07/24/2017 San Diego Padres recalled Jose Ruiz from Lake Elsinore Storm.
05/06/2017 Lake Elsinore Storm activated RHP Jose Ruiz from the 7-day disabled list.
04/23/2017 Lake Elsinore Storm placed RHP Jose Ruiz on the 7-day disabled list.
03/13/2017 San Diego Padres optioned RHP Jose Ruiz to Lake Elsinore Storm.
11/18/2016 San Diego Padres selected the contract of Jose Ruiz from Tri-City Dust Devils.
10/06/2016 RHP Jose Ruiz assigned to Navegantes del Magallanes.
10/05/2016 RHP Jose Ruiz assigned to Caribes de Anzoategui.
07/03/2016 RHP Jose Ruiz assigned to Tri-City Dust Devils from AZL Padres.
06/30/2016 C Jose Ruiz assigned to AZL Padres from Lake Elsinore Storm.
04/05/2016 C Jose Ruiz assigned to Lake Elsinore Storm from Fort Wayne TinCaps.
10/07/2015 1B Jose Ruiz assigned to Yaquis de Obregon.
04/05/2015 C Jose Ruiz assigned to Fort Wayne TinCaps from Tri-City Dust Devils.
06/11/2014 Jose Ruiz assigned to Eugene Emeralds from AZL Padres.
07/16/2013 C Jose Ruiz assigned to AZL Padres from Lake Elsinore Storm.
07/13/2013 Jose Ruiz assigned to Lake Elsinore Storm from AZL Padres.
04/04/2013 Jose Ruiz assigned to AZL Padres from DSL Padres.
06/02/2012 Jose Ruiz assigned to DSL Padres.
07/02/2011 San Diego Padres signed free agent C Jose Ruiz to a minor league contract.