- Full name Alfredo Ruiz
- Born 03/12/2000 in Chula Vista, CA
- Profile Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 200 / Bats: L / Throws: L
- School Long Beach State
Drafted in the 6th round (181st overall) by the St. Louis Cardinals in 2021 (signed for $50,000).
View Draft ReportRuiz is a 6-foot lefthander with a long track record of performance. His fastball sits 89-90 mph and touches 93 and his changeup is a swing-and-miss pitch. Ruiz has some deception with a crossfire delivery and low arm slot, although that slot doesn’t allow him to throw a quality breaking ball. He has a slider he rarely uses and mostly relies on his fastball and changeup. Ruiz has fringy control. He projects as a lefthanded reliever who generates reverse splits with his fastball and changeup and has a chance to be selected on the draft’s third day.