• Full name Ruben Noe Ibarra
  • Born 04/26/1999 in Santa Cruz, CA
  • Profile Ht.: 6'5" / Wt.: 290 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School San Jose State
  • Drafted in the 4th round (119th overall) by the Cincinnati Reds in 2021 (signed for $172,500).
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    Ibarra is massive at 6-foot-5, 290 pounds, but his performance was so loud this spring that high-level decision-makers came away impressed more often than not. Ibarra is a giant slugger who hit .381 with 14 home runs for San Jose State this spring. He has average bat speed, is enormously strong and showed a good feel for the strike zone with more walks (28) than strikeouts (24). Ibarra is a well below-average runner, but he’s surprisingly athletic for his size and plays a perfectly fine first base. He was a three-sport standout in high school who excelled in basketball and football in addition to baseball. Ibarra’s size naturally leads to expectations he’ll be a DH, but others think he can stick at first. Ibarra’s power, performance and surprising athleticism have teams interested late on the draft’s second day or early on the third day. He is a redshirt junior and could be used as a money-saving pick.

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  • Dayton Dragons activated 1B Ruben Ibarra from the 7-day injured list.
  • Dayton Dragons placed 1B Ruben Ibarra on the 7-day injured list.

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