Carlos Ruiz is a Panamanian professional baseball player with an estimated net worth of $24 million. Carlos Ruiz fulfilled his vision to become a baseball player by joining the Phillies Baseball Academy in 1998. From being a second baseman, he switched his position to catcher upon stepping into the said academy. He signed up with the team as an amateur free agent on December 4, 1998. He made his professional debut in 1999 for the Dominican Summer League’s DSL Phillies. The following year, Ruiz came to America and played for the Gulf Coast League’s GCL Phillies. Before joining to the Majors, Ruiz seemed to play for several teams including Lakewood BlueClaws, ClearWater Threshers, Double-A Reading Phillies, and Triple A Wilkes Barre Red Barons. Ruiz started to play for the Phillies after spending 7 years in the minor league. Carlos received the Pride of Philadelphia Award in 2010. During the 2013 season, Ruiz recorded .268 batting average, 5 home runs, and 37 RBIs in 92 games played for the team.