Fantasy baseball rookie report: Blocked at the plate

With Will Smith providing the Los Angeles Dodgers with all they need behind the plate, the path to the majors for catching prospect Keibert Ruiz is blocked. Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports

When Los Angeles Dodgers C Will Smith smacked a game-winning, three-run home run to beat the rival San Francisco Giants on Tuesday night, it was a reminder not only how good Smith is, but how blocked catching prospect Keibert Ruiz is. Smith is 26, among the top catchers in fantasy baseball, and will be a fixture in this lineup for a while. Ruiz, one of the top catching prospects in the sport, boasts a lofty .949 OPS at Triple-A Oklahoma City, and may be trade bait at next week's deadline.