Ruiz is one the best clutch performers for the Phils
when you least expect it
I am not just singing the praises because Carlos Ruiz hit the game winner yesterday for the Phillies. That would be too easy to do. I am saying that Carlos Ruiz is possibly the most underrated player on the Phillies team. Time and time again Ruiz goes out there and gives it his all. He doesn't always hit for average too well but in the past few big games for the Phillies in different series this year, Ruiz has come up big for the Fightins.
Just last season before the playoffs the mood with Carlos was to want to trade him. For one reason or another, the Phillies fans and media haven't embraced him and really still haven't accepted him as a clutch performer. One reason could be the language barrier, a few words can go a long way in relations in the press, and the fans of a baseball team.
Carlos Ruiz Factfile:
Born in Panama on Jan. 22 1979
Salary: $475,000 just over the league minimum
Currently in his 4th season with the Phillies
MLB debut: May 6, 2006
facts source: Baseball-reference.com
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