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Dodgers News: Keibert Ruiz Named to the Prospect Team of the Week

Keibert showing his value at the right time.



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. 

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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. 

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Written by Brook Smith

Brook is the Senior Editor of Dodgers Nation, with several years of experience in sports journalism. He is an avid Dodgers and Lakers fan, and can be spotted fairly often at Dodger Stadium and Staples Center.

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  1. Trade Austin Barnes and bring up Ruiz…or, bring up Ruiz and put him at first or LF. C’mon Dodgers, we need his bat!

    • I’ve been advocating that for a long time. Barnes by himself won’t have much trade value, but he could be combined with some good minor league prospects for a trade. It would be a mistake to trade Ruiz for a 37 year old pitcher.

  2. It seems inevitable that Smith is moved from behind the plate although I’m not sure where he would play. Ruiz is ready to team with Barnes until Cartaya takes Barnes’s place when the latter’s contract is done.

  3. Ruiz or Cartaya are trade bait for now. Lets get by this Friday’s trade deadline to see who’s still in the org.

  4. Barnes is not going to be enough to get anything substantial, but a Ruiz trade will be a huge mistake IMO. He doesn’t strike out and just looks like an offensive weapon. Smith a good bat and below average catcher. Teach one of them how to play first base and move Barnes to anyone who wants him

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