Randy Ruiz Continues to Produce

matthias kosterContributor ISeptember 4, 2009

DUNEDIN, FL - FEBRUARY 27 :  Infielder Randy Ruiz of the Toronto Blue Jays grabs a foul ball against the Detroit Tigers February 27, 2009 at Dunedin Stadium in Dunedin, Florida.  (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

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?