Hometown: San Bernardino, CA
Previous School: Aquinas High School
College: Ruiz is entering his second season playing for the Red Hawks.
High School: Ruiz played four years of varsity baseball at Aquinas High School, where he was a four-year starter. He earned second team all- league honors his sophomore year, first team all-league honors his junior and senior years, first team all-county, county all-star and first team all-state small schools honors his senior year. He played club baseball for the Redding Colt .45s.
Personal: Jonathan is the son of Rick Whitehead and John and Peggy Ruiz. His favorite athlete is Mark Trumbo; his favorite food is salmon. His hobbies include turning volume down on televised sport events and commentating the game. His career goal is to work for ESPN.
Reason for coming to Simpson: "I chose Simpson because it's a great school and for the baseball program."