Miguel Ruiz will be the 4th member from Missouri Baptist University to join the 2017 West Virginia Miners. Miguel will be joining his teammates John Hagan, Chad Ramsey, and Michael Syrett on the Miners roster this year.
Miguel was primarily a reliever for Missouri Baptist this year. Miguel appeared in 8 games, all of them out of the bullpen, giving up 16 earned runs in 12.2 innings. This upcoming year, Miguel will be embarking on his senior season for Missouri Baptist.
Miguel is from Phoenix, Arizona where he went to Paradise Valley College before landing at Missouri Baptist. Miguel pitched in 17 games, 1 start, in his second year at Paradise Valley. Miguel held a record of 3-1 in 41.2 IP, while also having a 4.10 ERA and striking out 34 hitters.