Henry Ramos

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Henry Ramos

Age: 18
Born: April 15, 1992 in Manaubo, Puerto Rico
Height: 6-2
Weight: 187
Bats: Switch
Throws: Right
Drafted: 5th round, 2010

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Scouting Report: Powerful and athletic frame. Extremely high power ceiling, but also extremely raw. Subpar plate discipline.

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Along with fellow Caribbean outfielder Keury De La Cruz, Henry Ramos has given me another name to follow in the GCL. Drafted in the 5th round, Ramos is tall with a BIG frame. This kid looks like he can develop into a serious power hitter over time if he builds a good pro approach at the plate. Compared to photos I've seen of KDLC, his counterpart, I've got to say Ramos probably has 20-25 pounds on him, though he is 3 inches taller.

So far this year, Ramos has hit .303/.353/.454 with 3 HRs and a 9/25 BB/K in 128 PAs. Obviously needs to work on his plate discipline, as he is K'ing in almost 20% of his plate appearances to just a 7% walk rate, but that's not uncommon in the GCL. He's also 12/17 on steals, though I'd imagine as he fills in that 6-2 frame he'll likely stop being a base stealing threat. Despite being a switch hitter and a natural righty, he's crushed right-handed pitching and struggled badly vs. lefties (.226 average, 12 Ks in 56 PAs).

It's been a while since the Sox have had a pair of 18 year olds producing like KDLC and Ramos in the GCL. Given his approach at the plate still seems to need work, I'd imagine Ramos will play 2011 in Lowell, though perhaps Greenville isn't out of the question if the Sox really want to get aggressive. Didn't work out so hot for Almanzar though so they'll probably play it safe.
 

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Henry Ramos and the GCL wrapped up their season last night. Ramos' end of season line:

.309/.370/.449 (.819 OPS), 12/28 BB/K, 12/18 SBs, 14 XBHs (3 HRs) in 148 PAs

Overall, for an 18 year old OF in the GCL, this was an excellent season - the Sox appear to have found themselves a potential power hitter to follow in the coming years. SoxProspects is projecting Ramos to join Keury de la Cruz and Kendrick Perkins to form the starting OF for the Lowell Spinners.
 

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Glad to see Ramos is breaking out a bit.  Sometimes I forget how young a lot of the guys who play in the DSL/GCL really are and you need to be patient that at some point, they could put it together.  Someone needs to give him a red light on the basepaths though - he's now just 22/42 in the last two years.  For a 21 year old, 12 HRs is some nice budding power - he always had the frame, so hopefully it's coming together.   I think for a lot of other systems, this guy would be a top 15 prospect given his age, tools and progression in the minors; right now SP has him 26th!  Some nice depth.
 

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2 solo home runs for Ramos today (5/7) in his 3/3 performance for Portland.  It's his first 2 home runs of the season and got his slg over .400.  Now hitting .327.
 
Maybe the warm weather will bring some power to his bat, that and hitting in a good lineup.  Sox system could use it.
 

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Hard to tell what to make of Ramos.  He's putting together a nice season YTD, with a .326/.368/.431 triple slash.  However, his BABIP is a silly .404 - I know good minor leaguers can regularly have .325+ BABIPs, but .400 seems a bit far-fetched.  More troubling are his K and BB rates - down from 18.5%/10.2% last year to 19.6%/5.7% this year.  He's going to have to show better contact and plate discipline skills to make it further along.
 
All that said, he's 22 in AA and more than holding his own, and he's a guy built for power who for some reason hasn't quite been able to put them over the fence this year (2 HRs vs. 12 last year).
 

jon abbey

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Yeah, I figured that was it, I just didn't see it specifically written anywhere.