First-Year Player Draft

Pinstriped Profile: Ben Ruta

Height: 6 – 3

Weight: 175

Bats: R

Throws: L

Age: 22 (6/8/94)

The New York Yankees selected Ben Ruta in the 30th round of the 2016 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. Ruta is a senior infielder and outfielder at Wagner University. A source has said that he will play outfield as he enters the Yankees system.

The West Windsor, New Jersey native hit .335 with one home run, 16 doubles, and 35 runs batted in for the Seahawks this season. Starting in 50 games, Ben had a total of 194 at bats on his 2016 campaign.

Prior to the draft, Ruta was ranked as the 8th best player in North East Conference (NEC), and named to the All-NEC 1st team in 2015 and 2016.


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