Future Watch: Heliot Ramos Rookie Baseball Cards, Giants – Heliot Ramos was selected by the San Francisco Giants with the 19th overall pick in the 2017 MLB Amateur Draft. Baseball America rated him as the best power hitter, best outfielder and best athlete in his draft class. That’s a lot of hype.
He reported to rookie ball in Arizona after the draft. In 138 at-bats he hit six home runs, 27 RBI and 11 doubles. He hit .348 in 34 games. He was off and running.
The talented outfielder played for the Augusta Green Jackets in 2018 in A-Ball. In 485 at-bats he slugged 24 doubles, eight triples, 11 homers, and 52 RBI.
In 2019, he started with the San Jose Giants in Double-A. In 294 at-bats he had 18 doubles, 13 homers, and 40 RBI. He hit .308 and that got him a promotion to Triple-A. But in the meantime, he played “Fall Ball” to get ready for the transition.
According to his MLB.com Prospect Profile:
Ramos’ 2018 struggles weren’t entirely unexpected because at age 18 he was the youngest regular in the South Atlantic League, and he did make improvements over the course of the season. His bat speed and strength remain impressive, giving him the raw power to crush home runs to all fields. He needs to develop a more patient approach to make enough contact to do damage against advanced pitching, though his strikeout rate decreased from 2017 (32 percent) to 2018 (25 percent). While Ramos displayed plus speed in a pre-Draft workout, he plays as more of a solid runner and could slow a bit more as his muscular frame continues to mature. ETA 2021
Here’s a look at him at the plate:
Future Watch: Heliot Ramos Rookie Baseball Cards, Giants – Stats
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|Minors (3 seasons)||Minors||261||1130||1012||158||280||59||15||33||134||26||19||87||302||.277||.347||.462||.810||468||19||25||1||5||2|
|Foreign (1 season)||Foreign||19||68||66||7||17||7||1||1||8||0||0||1||15||.258||.279||.439||.719||29||1||1||0||0||0|
|Other (1 season)||Other||17||72||65||9||12||2||0||1||6||1||1||5||23||.185||.250||.262||.512||17||3||1||0||1||0|
|All Levels (3 Seasons)||297||1270||1143||174||309||68||16||35||148||27||20||93||340||.270||.338||.450||.788||514||23||27||1||6||2|
Future Watch: Heliot Ramos Rookie Baseball Cards, Giants – More Resources
- MiLB.com Player Profile – Heliot Ramos
- Heliot Ramos – Secondary Market Pricing
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