Keibert Ruiz and DJ Peters make MLB prospect team of the week

Keibert Ruiz was named to the MLB Prospect team of the week for the week of June 26th – July 2nd.  Readers will remember that Ruiz was my June Prospect of the Month, and the Weekly Farm Factory Award winner for June 26th – July 2nd.  A few days ago, Baseball America and Baseball Prospectus came out with their midseason prospect rankings, and our 18-year-old switch-hitting catcher tearing up the MWL was nowhere to be found. A few years from now they will wonder how this happened.  Evidently, they aren’t paying attention to his monthly growth.

C: Keibert Ruiz, Great Lakes Loons (Class A)
Dodgers No. 12 prospect
6 G, .455/.520/.773, 3 R, 2 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 5 RBI, 3 BB

The 18-year-old Venezuelan had four multi-hit games, but his biggest performance came when he went 1-for-3 on Wednesday. The one hit? A grand slam in the ninth to turn a 0-0 tie into a 4-0 lead. Ruiz is now fifth in the Midwest League with his .321 average.

DJ Peters was named to the MLB Prospect team of the week for the week of July 3rd – July 9th.

OF: DJ Peters, Rancho Cucamonga Quakes (Class A Advanced)
(Dodgers’ No. 18 prospect)
7 G, .448/.500/.966, 7 R, 4 2B, 1 3B, 3 HR, 7 RBIs, 1 BB, 7 K, 2 HBP

Peters made headlines on Wednesday when he became the first player ever to hit two home runs in the same inning against a rehabbing Madison Bumgarner. What’s more, he hit in each of his seven games to extend his hitting streak to 14 games, during which he’s hitting .429 with a 1.386 OPS and six home runs. Overall, Peters leads the California League with 19 homers.




  1. 68elcamino427

    Turn on the converor belt!

    The conveyor belt is on!


    • No kidding. Even with Puig/Pederson/Seager/Toles/Urias/Stewart/Bellinger and trading Yordan Alvarez/Cotton/Holmes/Montas/Schebler/Peraza they still have Verdugo/Buehler just about ready, Alvarez, Rios, Diaz, Peters coming later, and the teen-agers Keibert/Cruz waiting show their stuff.
      Who will be left on August 1st? AND FONT


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