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Rio Ruiz might be unrecognizable to those who haven't seen him within the 16-plus months that have passed since he received a motivational message delivered from Braves president of baseball operations John Hart, who simply wanted the third base prospect to recognize the potential benefits of getting in better shape.
Travis Demeritte, Patrick Weigel, A.J. Minter and Dustin Peterson are among the Braves' prospects who have been invited to Major League camp for the first time this year.
|April 2, 2017||Atlanta Braves optioned 3B Rio Ruiz to Gwinnett Braves.|
|September 17, 2016||Atlanta Braves selected the contract of 3B Rio Ruiz from Gwinnett Braves.|
|April 2, 2016||3B Rio Ruiz assigned to Gwinnett Braves from Mississippi Braves.|
|January 7, 2016||Atlanta Braves invited non-roster 3B Rio Ruiz to spring training.|
|April 6, 2015||3B Rio Ruiz assigned to Mississippi Braves.|
|February 3, 2015||Atlanta Braves invited non-roster 3B Rio Ruiz to spring training.|
|January 14, 2015||Atlanta Braves traded C Evan Gattis and RHP James Hoyt to Houston Astros for RHP Mike Foltynewicz, 3B Rio Ruiz and RHP Andrew Thurman.|
|April 2, 2014||3B Rio Ruiz assigned to Lancaster JetHawks from Quad Cities River Bandits.|
|March 8, 2014||3B Rio Ruiz assigned to Houston Astros.|
|August 5, 2013||Quad Cities River Bandits activated 3B Rio Ruiz from the temporarily inactive list.|
|August 2, 2013||Quad Cities River Bandits placed 3B Rio Ruiz on the temporarily inactive list.|
|May 9, 2013||Quad Cities River Bandits activated 3B Rio Ruiz from the 7-day disabled list.|
|April 30, 2013||Quad Cities River Bandits placed 3B Rio Ruiz on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to April 29, 2013.|
|April 1, 2013||3B Rio Ruiz assigned to Quad Cities River Bandits from Greeneville Astros.|
|August 11, 2012||Rio Ruiz assigned to Greeneville Astros from GCL Astros.|
|June 28, 2012||Rio Ruiz assigned to GCL Astros from Houston Astros.|
|June 25, 2012||Houston Astros signed 3B Rio Ruiz.|
Graduated from Bishop Amat HS in La Puente, Calif., where he was a two sport athlete, playing both baseball and football...Committed to play baseball and football at the University of Southern California prior to signing with the Houston Astros2016
Played in a career-high 133 games in his fifth professional campaign and his first season played at the Triple-A level…Made his first appearance on a Major League roster following an end-of-the season call-up to the majors on 9/17...Had his contract selected on 9/17 and made his Major League debut on 9/18 when he was announced as a pinch-hitter in the seventh inning…Did not register an official at-bat due to the game being called following a second rain delay...Had his first official MLB at-bat as a pinch hitter on 9/24 at MIA (pop out to third base)…Collected his first Major League hit on 9/28 vs. PHI with a triple in the eighth inning…Drove in his first two career RBI with a two-RBI single in the eighth inning on 9/29 vs. PHI...In five games with the Braves, batted .286 (2-for-7) with one triple, two RBI and one stolen base... Named the 2016 Gwinnett Braves Player of the Year by the Atlanta organization…Led the club in hits (126), doubles (24), RBI (62), total bases (186), at-bats (465), slugging percentage (.400) and OPS (.755)…Ranked tied for second in home runs (10), and was third in batting average (.271), runs scored (52) and on-base percentage (.355)... Batted .271 (126-for-465) with 24 doubles, 10 home runs and 62 RBI in 133 games played with Gwinnett...Had the fourth-most RBI (62) among Braves farmhands…Ranked second in walks (61) and tied for seventh in home runs (10)...Named Gwinnett's Player of the Month for April after batting .310 (26-for-84) with two home runs, 13 runs scored and 10 RBI in 23 games...Ranked among International League leaders in games (T3rd, 133) and walks (T5th, 61)... Recorded a season-best 11-game hitting streak, 6/16-26…Batted .378 (17-for-45) during the run...Had a 17-game on-base streak from 6/9-6/27 (.339, 21-for-62, 2B, HR, 4 RBI)...Tallied his first career multi-homer game on 8/20 vs. Rochester …Finished the night 3-for-3 with a solo blast, a three-run homer and one triple and four RBI...Had a season high five RBI on 8/25 vs. Buffalo…Had a three-run double and a two-run home run...Played in eight Governors' Cup playoff games and batted .045 (1-for-22) with one double and one run scored...Entered the 2016 campaign ranked by Baseball America as Atlanta's 19th-best prospect.