Randy Ruiz Continues to Produce

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Randy Ruiz Continues to Produce
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Randy Ruiz, the Toronto Blue Jays late season callup, just continues to mash the ball at the MLB level. I wrote an article a few weeks back, showcasing his past experience in the minors.

So far in 2009 he’s hitting .292 with a .395 OBP and an overall OPS of .933. He has 5 HR in just 65 AB. This season in Las Vegas he hit 25 HR, giving him a combined 30 on the season.

I know that many consider the pro-rate of stats to be dirty but what the hell? Over the course of a 600 AB season Ruiz would be on pace to hit over 45 HR. Unfortunately the Jays brass really hasn’t taken notice, as Ruiz has yet to hit in the four spot, even against lefties (a spot that the terrible Kevin Millar has held for most of the season).

Will the Jays give Ruiz a legitimate shot at a full-time gig in 2010 or will they look outside the organization and bring in an aging free agent?

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