Fall League Stats: .115/.233/.349, 2 RBI, 6 R
Ryan Rua had a number of highs and lows last season, splitting time with the Single-A Hickory Crawdads and Double-A Frisco RoughRiders. He had a career-high 32 home runs last season and 91 RBI, but he struggled to hit for average, in large part due to his high strikeout rate.
Rua hit .247 last season in the minors with a .347 on-base percentage, striking out a total of 115 times. Unfortunately, Rua has seen his average fall off drastically through his first seven games, while maintaining his high strikeout rate.
Like Nicholas, Rua has done little to contribute to the Saguaros early on this fall and could improve in just about every area of his game right now. He has just three hits in 26 at-bats and has reached base a grand total of six times.
Ironically enough, it seems like just about every time Rua does get on base, he manages to score. His six runs scored are good for the second most runs scored of any player on the Saguaros right now.
Hopefully Rua will improve on his numbers before his time with the Saguaros is up. A display of some home run power would be a good start for the hard-hitting second baseman.