Sunday, June 12, 2011
Rio Ruiz is an outstanding prospect who plays 3B, SS, and OF. The 6-2 195 lb. youngster from Covina, CA attends Bishop Amat H S. Ruiz continues to solidify his standing as one of the elite players in the strong High School class of 2012. Ruiz oozes ability everywhere on the diamond, showing a plus arm from 3B, in the Outfield and from the pitching mound during the Top Prospect game. But what makes Ruiz special is his bat. With plus bat speed, quick hands, good bat whip and strength to all fields, he is one of the top power hitters in the country. With a powerful swing the highlight of the showcase may have come on Ruiz's final swing of BP, a towering shot that easily cleared the tall fence in RF and was obviously gone from the moment of impact. Defensive skills were also impressive, as in addition to the arm he is an aggressive defender at 3B who attacks the baseball and makes hard accurate throws. He is an Elite level prospect. He is just as impressive on the mound easily pitching 88-91 mph with more in there and we have seen up to 93 before mulitple times. Plans to attend USC. Named to Top Prospect Team.