Failed Prospect #15: Wilkin Ruan


Wilkin Ruan
2001 Bowman Draft #BDP76
Bio/Summary: Ruan never even made the Expos, instead having a few abysmal years with the Dodgers after being dealt for Jorge Nunez and Matt Herges. He never managed a Major League home run, and finished his short career with a 48 OPS+ in 33 games. He’s managed to stick around in the minors, though, playing for Las Vegas in the Pacific Coast League and still managing to be a pretty useless hitter in a hitter’s league.
How Did I Get It?: Bought the 2001 Bowman Draft set.
Did You Know?: Ruan is six steps away from Ty Cobb. Ruan played with Rickey Henderson in 2003. Henderson played with Tony Gwynn in 1996. Gwynn played with Rick Wise in 1982. Wise played with Cal McLish in 1964. McLish played with Ray Hayworth in 1944, and Hayworth played with Ty Cobb in 1926.
Rating: 6/10 – I really like the 2001 Bowman design, and this is at least an interesting shot. I imagine it’s a groundout, one of Ruan’s specialties.

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