Of the 30 players honored as ESPN RISE Baseball First-Team All-Americans, only six were juniors and only three were from California. Here is what ESPN wrote about Ruiz: California’s State Junior of the Year was the focal point of a team that won the CIF Southern Section Division IV title and ended at No. 6 in the final POWERADE FAB 50. Ruiz homered at Dodger Stadium in the title game and batter .455 overall with 35 RBIs. Ruiz also pitched 11 innings in relief with a 0.00 ERA.