Ruggiano played for the Great Lakes Loons, the Los Angeles Dodgers affiliate in the Midwest League (A). He batted .255 with 24 doubles, five triples, six home runs and 48 RBI in 109 games. Ruggiano scored 50 runs and stole 15 bases for the Loons. Ruggiano was originally selected by the Dodgers in the 23rd round of the 2008 draft out of Texas A&M University. In three professional seasons, he has batted .281 with 47 doubles, 14 triples, 17 home runs and 108 RBI in 215 games. Ruggiano has scored 135 runs and stole 46 bases while posting a career .352 on-base percentage.