Posted: 7/30/2014 2:10 PM
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Springfield Cardinals (AA)
Age: 24, DOB: 12/19/1989
Bats: L, Throws: R
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 190
Drafted: 2012, 1st (23) - STL
Scouting grades: Hit: 55 | Power: 45 | Run: 60 | Arm: 50 | Field: 55 | Overall: 50
Ramsey drew Tim Tebow comparisons at Florida State, where he stood out as a star athlete with obvious leadership skills and a strong Christian faith. The Rhodes Scholar nominee turned down second-round money from the Twins as a 22nd-round pick in 2011, then he went 23rd overall as a senior the following June, signing for $1.6 million with the Cardinals.
Coming out of college, Ramsey projected as a solid hitter, but there were mixed opinions on how much power he would have. In his first full pro season, Ramsey hit for less average (.265) and more home run power (16) than might have been expected, while spending most of the year in Double-A. He's doing a better job of finding a happy medium in Triple-A this season.
Ramsey draws a healthy amount of walks and has plus speed, though he's not a big baserunning threat. He puts his wheels to good use in center field, and he also has enough arm strength to handle right field.
Posted: 7/30/2014 2:31 PM
Tribefan2003 wrote: I do not like the trade they were asking for young pitching another outfielder who is already 24?http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/...-masterson.html
Posted: 7/30/2014 2:32 PM
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Last edited 7/30/2014 2:33 PM by Tribefan2003
Posted: 7/30/2014 2:35 PM
Tribefan2003 wrote: I offer him a QO and let him boast his value play out the season if we are in the hunt next year or get the draft pick.
Posted: 7/30/2014 2:43 PM
WhoAzcue wrote: Tribefan2003 wrote: I offer him a QO and let him boast his value play out the season if we are in the hunt next year or get the draft pick. I don't think the Tribe wanted the risk that he picked up the QO, and frankly neither did I. I take Ramsey and move on.
Posted: 7/30/2014 2:44 PM
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Posted: 7/30/2014 2:59 PM
IdahoTribesman wrote: I like the front office's track record on deals like this. Santana, Cabrera, and Kluber all came from deals like this. Mark me down as optimistic and intrigued by Ramsey. Any news on where he will report? Gotta be Columbus, right?
Posted: 7/30/2014 3:05 PM
Last edited 7/30/2014 3:07 PM by buddy34
Posted: 7/30/2014 3:08 PM
buddy34 wrote: cardinals sold high, we sold low. and therein lies the difference in the organizations.and i'm not being critical of the tribe front office. this is just the way it played out.from a cardinal observer, after MLB just rated ramsey 6th in the st. louis system:Ramsey does not really have one “plus” tool, but does a lot of things well.
Posted: 7/30/2014 3:22 PM
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The Scouting Report: Ramsey has off-the-charts makeup. He’s also an above-average center-fielder but is far from flashy. At the plate, he strikes out too much but shows a patient approach that helps boost his on-base percentage. Ramsey has good speed but isn’t much of a base stealer and his double-digit homer total in 2013 was a bit of a surprise.
The Year Ahead: Ramsey is probably ticketed to open the year in Triple-A. He has a few outfielders ahead of him on the depth chart but he has a shot at making his MLB debut perhaps in the second half of the year.
The Career Outlook: Ramsey has the tools to develop into an average big league outfielder who will have an additional impact to the team based on his leadership abilities.
6. James Ramsey
Ramsey is probably the most improved prospect on this list for me and I may have him rated higher than others, but I feel like he could be a difference maker in center field. Ramsey, who will turn 24 in December, is not a young buck. If he can cut down on is strikeouts, I feel like he could be the Cards everyday center-fielder for a long time.
Posted: 7/30/2014 3:32 PM
Last edited 7/30/2014 3:33 PM by buddy34