The Dodgers are no doubt going to be active on the trade market this week. With the deadline approaching this Friday, Los Angeles is almost certain to be looking for an arm. Whether that’s a starter or reliever is anyone’s guess.
With that in mind, all eyes are on the Dodgers’ top prospects this week. That would include top catcher Keibert Ruiz, who was just named to the Prospect Team of the Week. Ruiz went off with the bat this week playing with Oklahoma City.
Ruiz slashed .444/.483/1.037 across 6 games this week for the OKC Dodgers. That includes 4 doubles, 4 homeruns, and 10 runs driven in. Ruiz also had one game in which he hit 3homeruns and fell just a few inches short of a 4-homer game.
Ruiz is hitting well enough that he should be up with the Dodgers big league squad right now. Unfortunately for him, there isn’t much room to squeeze him in. Will Smith has been crushing for most of the year and won’t be supplanted from behind the plate.
Dodgers pitching prospect Bobby Miller was also named to the Prospect Team of the Week. Miller pitched in a game and threw 5 shutout innings with 7 strikeouts.