#8 - Kyle Ruchim
2017 Season
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R
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R
HT
5'10"
WT
195
BIRTHDATE
08/11/1992
LAST TEAM
AZL White Sox
RESIDES
Buffalo Grove, IL
STATUS
Rookie-2
Kyle Ruchim

Ruchim, 24, was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 2014 draft but chose to return to Northwestern University to finish up his college career. During his final year at Northwestern, Ruchim owned a career high of six (6) homeruns and posting a .358 batting average. His transition into minor league baseball in 2015 with the Schaumburg Boomers proved to be a successful one. During his first start for the Boomers in 2015, Ruchim registered a single in his first Frontier league at-bat and later notched a 2-RBI double, sparking a Boomers rally late in the game. The Buffalo Grove product appeared in 60 games for the Boomers during his 2015 rookie season posting a solid .304 batting average, recording 66 hits and 22 runs scored. Ruchim was second in doubles (18) and tied for third on the team in home runs (3). 

Prior to the start of what would be Ruchim’s sophomore debut season for the Boomers, his contract was purchased by the Chicago White Sox in May 2016. In 2016, the Buffalo Grove native appeared in 11 games for the Class A Kannapolis Intimidators, where he finished the year with a batting average of .143.