In this week’s edition of the “Prospect Hot Sheet“, Baseball America places Charleston (low-A) RHP Jose Ramirez on “helium watch” as a player that can expect to receive more attention in the coming weeks.
For those of you that might be unfamilar with Ramirez, Baseball America’s write-up says:
Ramirez has a 1.93 ERA in 23 1/3 innings and a 29-6 K-BB mark for low Class A Charleston. Ramirez, 20, does it with a plus fastball that can reach the mid-90s, a plus changeup and the ability to pound the strike zone. That should be enough for Ramirez to cruise through the low minors, though he will still need to bring his breaking ball up to par as he moves up the ladder.
I love it when the Yanks find talent via international free agency! Props to Cashman and his team of international scouts.