Padres Prospect Running Crazy in the Minors

Esteury Ruiz is fast. Really fast. 

Over 58 games, the twenty-three year old Padres prospect has stolen 46 bases. Compare that to the MLB's lead base-thief, Julio Rodriguez, who stands atop the league with 17 stolen bags over 63 games.

Those still not convinced of Ruiz's speed should note the speedster's 30.9 feet/second foot-speed, which beats the fastest recorded in the MLB (Tim Locastro's 30.8 ft./sec) since the league began tracking the stat in 2015. 

And while speed itself is an asset valuable enough to catch the eye of any big league team, the young infielder can also hit. 

In the 58 games he's played this season between AA and AAA, Ruiz is slashing an absurd .372/ .496/.661, with thirteen homeruns, and 45 RBIs.   

If the twenty-three year old keeps up adding to these mind-boggling stats, he won't be sticking around the minors much longer. And should he keep running like he is, Ruiz will likely be stealing dozens of bags more before the season is out and maybe even a place on the Padres' big league roster.