Randy Ruiz Is Getting It Done

matthias kosterContributor IAugust 12, 2009

DUNEDIN, FL - FEBRUARY 23:  Randy Ruiz #3 of the Toronto Blue Jays poses during photo day at the Bobby Mattick Training Center at Englebert Complex on February 23, 2009 in Dunedin, Florida.  (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)

The Toronto Blue Jays Randy Ruiz just keeps on producing. This season he smashed 25 HR in AAA PCL. In his first two MLB games of this season he's already hit two dingers, the latest vs the tough AJ Burnett.

Who exactly is Randy Ruiz? Randy is a lifetime major league (outside of a cup of coffee) with a career minor league OPS of .909. He bats right-handed and plays some suspect D over at first. Most scouts would agree that Randy is best suited for DH duty.

So why has no team given Randy a legitimate shot at MLB playing time? Randy is the classic "bad body prospect". As silly as it seems in today's computer based sabermetric baseball landscape, teams and scouts still cling to the notion that a player should physically look at certain way.

It's only a couple of games into the year and we all may be getting ahead of ourselves. Let's see what Randy can do for the rest of the season. Can this bad body career minor leaguer defy the odds and excel at the major league level?

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