University of Miami Athletics

Johnny Ruiz






195 lbs.




Coral Gables, Fla.



High School

Westminster Christian

Johnny Ruiz - Baseball - University of Miami Athletics


Senior (2017)…
Saw action in 46 games and made 45 starts…Team co-captain…Served as starting second baseman for first half of season and starting shortstop for second half…Missed 13 games to elbow injury…Batted .255 with four home runs and 23 RBI…Finished with nine doubles, one triple, four steals and team-best .412 on-base percentage…Scored 26 runs…Had nine multi-hit games and six multi-RBI games…Went 1-for-4 with one run in season opener against Rutgers (Feb. 17)…Had two RBI in win a FAU (March 1)…Doubled, drew two walks and scored one run against FIU (March 7)…Delivered three-hit (3-for-4) and career-high four-run performance in finale against Georgia Tech (March 12)…Totaled five hits in series with Yellow Jackets (March 10-12)…Hit first home run of season at NC State (March 17)…Connected on first walk-off home run of career against Duke (April 8), entering as pinch hitter in ninth and delivering three-run blast to send Miami to victory…Went 2-for-3 against Blue Devils in Game 2 of series (April 9)…Missed several games with elbow injury before returning May 5 vs. Bethune-Cookman in series opener…Homered in finale vs. Wildcats (May 7)…Started final 14 games of year at shortstop and had hits in 11 of 14 games, including six multi-hit games…Totaled five hits in series at Virginia (May 13-14)…Went 2-for-5 with season-high four RBI, including two-run home run, in regular season finale vs. Virginia Tech (May 20)…Led team with five hits at ACC Championship run in Louisville, Ky., (May 23-27), including multi-hit performances against Georgia Tech (May 23) and North Carolina (May 27)…Went 2-for-5 against Yellow Jackets in ACC Championship opener…Drove in two runs against Wake Forest (May 26) at ACC Championship…Scored two runs, had one RBI and one double in final game of career against North Carolina in ACC Championship semifinals.

Junior (2016)…
Selected in 28th round of 2016 MLB Draft by Houston Astros (No. 847 overall)…Earned second-team All-ACC honors after impressive first season as regular starter…One of just four Hurricanes to start all 64 games…Started first six games at shortstop before moving to second base for final 58 games…Batted .342 with 17 doubles, three triples, four home runs and 57 RBI…17 doubles led team, 57 RBI tied for second-most among all players, while .342 batting average was third-best…Recorded on-base percentage of .431 and slugging percentage of .491…Batted .327 in ACC play with 22 RBI… Made just eight errors as key member of defense that tied for No. 1 nationally with .983 fielding percentage…Tied for third on team with 24 multi-hit games…13 multi-RBI games were tied for second-most on team…Had career-long 10-game hitting streak from April 29 -May 14…Recorded career-high four hits (4-for-4) with three RBI in series finale vs. Rutgers (Feb. 21)…Registered first career home run on solo shot in win at Virginia Tech (March 12)…Had four RBI in same game vs. Hokies…Added two-run home run in victory at Georgia Tech (May 8)…Named to ACC Championship All-Tournament Team after hitting .364 over three games in Durham, N.C…Had dominant performance in NCAA Super Regionals, batting .500 and slugging 1.250 with two home runs, four extra-base hits and six RBI…Hit first grand slam of career in NCAA Super Regional opener against Boston College (June 10) and set career high with five RBI in win…Started both games in College World Series and had one hit against UC Santa Barbara (June 20) in season finale.

Sophomore (2015)…
Served as Miami’s top bat off bench for second half of season…Started 21 games at second base and made 47 total appearances…Batted .315 with three doubles, one triple and 19 RBI…Recorded .364 average in ACC play…Delivered game-winning hit on Opening Day vs. Rutgers (Feb. 13), two-RBI single…Totaled five RBI in four-game sweep of Scarlet Knights (Feb. 13-15), starting all four games …Connected on pinch-hit triple vs. FGCU (March 4)…Totaled four hits in series at Wake Forest (March 20-22) and at North Carolina (March 27-29)…Had season-best and career high-tying three-hit games against NYIT (May 10) and Georgia Tech (May 15)…Recorded one pinch-hit at bat in College World Series game against Florida (June 13).

Freshman (2014)…
Saw action in 45 games, including 38 starts…Batted .229 with seven doubles and 11 RBI…Took over starting third base job halfway through season…Recorded career-first hit against FAU (Feb. 19)….Went 2-for-2 with one run against FGCU (March 19)…Knocked in two runs against Virginia (March 23)…Set career high with three hits against FGCU (March 26)…Recorded six-game hitting streak from April 11 – May 7…Tied career high with three hits against Pitt (April 13)…Missed nine games late in season due to labrum injury…Connected on two doubles in ACC Championship tilt with Duke (May 24)…Went 2-for-4 in NCAA Coral Gables Regional loss to Texas Tech (May 31).

High School/Prep…
Garnered 2013 4A-2A Player of the Year honors and First-Team All-Dade recognition from Miami Herald…Hit .564 with five homeruns and 40 RBI during final season at Westminster Christian…Garnered all-state honors from Florida Athletic Coaches Association (FACA)…Named team MVP…Earned First-Team All-Dade honors as a junior, hitting .505 with five homeruns and 21 RBI…Hit .361 in first season and .444 sophomore year.

Full name is Johnny Hasan Ruiz…Son of John and Mayra Ruiz…Sister Cristy (19) is sophomore at University of Miami in School of Business and member of Sunsations Dance Team…Brother Alex (17) is senior in high school…Intends to major within School of Business.

2017 .255 46-45 153 26 39 9 1 4 23 4-5
2016 .342 64-64 234 46 80 17 3 4 57 3-7
2015 .315 47-21 108 16 34 3 1 0 19 0-0
2014 .229 45-38 131 22 30 7 0 0 11 2-4
CAREER .292 202-168 626 110 183 36 5 8 110 9-16