William Ruth
William Ruth
William Ruth
William Ruth
William Ruth

CLASS OF 2021

2B
SS

William
Ruth

St. John Fisher College
Ithaca (HS) • NY
5-11 • 170LBS • R/R
Travel Team: Baseball U NY

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2021 National

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7/06/20

Physical: 5-foot-10, 150 pounds; lean, athletic frame  . 7.12 runner in the 60.
Offensively: RHH. Athletic, upright stance with some bend in the knees, even base; hands load back along with a small stride. Average effort with direct barrel path to the ball, stays flat throughout.  Gets the head out and shows some pull side pop; peak Trackman exit velocity of 88 MPH.
Defensively: Athletic, wide base; aggressive approach, playing downhill on the ball, fluid lateral movement. smooth hands working from the ground up; long arm swing with a 3/4 arm slot.   INF - 81 MPH.
Pitching: Sets up in the middle of the rubber, deliberate windup with a big leg kick and hip coil getting him into his backside, strides towards the plate and finishing off to the first base side. long take back with a high 3/4 arm slot. FB: Peak velo of 77 MPH, while sitting 74-76 MPH. Shows life in the zone with arm side tail. CB: 61-62 MPH.  


2/14/20

Physical: 5-foot-9, 150-pounds. Lean athletic frame with square shoulders and strong legs.
Run: 7.31 runner in the 60.
Hit: RHH. Simple square stance with bat on his shoulder; Quiet load with small leg kick Flat barrel through the zone with solid contact through the ball.
Power: 83 MPH raw exit velocity. Strong gap to gap power.
Defense:  pop times. INF: Choppy approach to the ball; Smooth movement through the ball with soft hands.
Arm: Short, quick, compact arm action. INF - 78 MPH. 

9/21/19

Offensively, the right handed hitter displayed a quick direct path to the baseball. Fast twitch hitting actions. Ruth had an impressive round of batting practice at the Fall Top Prospect games. Defensively, Ruth displayed his athletic ability showcasing as an OF and INF at the Fall Top Prospect games. As an outfielder, Ruth has an aggressive approach to the baseball. Gets rid of the ball quickly. As an infielder, Ruth gets to a good fielding position before attacking the baseball. Ruth’s active footwork allows him to play all over the field. Ruth increased his positional velocity from 75 to 79 MPH in the defensive workout. The 2021 graduate is a must follow.

8/07/19

A lean 5-foot-9, 140 pounds. Offensively- the right handed hitter stands in the box in a tall stance. Works off a slight leg lift for timing and balanced. Short compact swing. Stays balanced throughout the swing. Exit velocity was 81 MPH. Defensively- the infielder displayed active footwork. Takes his time to gather himself before throwing the baseball. The top throwing velocity as 75 MPH.

2/18/19

A lean 5-foot-8, 135 pounds. Ran a 8.05 60 yard dash. Offensively- Tall stance with hands close to the body. Simple load before attacking the baseball. A flat barrel in the hitting zone with two hand finish. Balanced throughout the swing. Exit velocity was 76 MPH. Defensively- Active footwork fields the ball slightly off center. Average transfer to a quick release from a ¾ arm slot. Throws across the diamond peaked at 66 MPH


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