Around the Farm takes a quick look at some of yesterday’s performances by Cleveland prospects throughout the system. The positions listed below are where the player was playing in yesterday’s game.
Jose Ramirez (2B, Columbus): 3-for-5, 1 R, 1 2B, 3 SB
With an on-base streak up to 18 games — all 18 games Columbus has played — and some emerging power, Ramirez continues to turn heads at a very young age. Only 21 years old and already playing at Triple-A, Ramirez is definitely a fun player to get behind. Who knows how much stock to put into the power — especially considering Huntington Park’s heavy offensive tendencies and Ramirez’s slight stature — but the three home runs and .169 ISO on the young season are something worth watching. Ramirez also showed his speed, swiping three bases Wednesday and raising his season total to eight. The defensive profile may not fit as a starting shortstop, but provided Ramirez continues to hit, he will play somewhere at the major league level, possibly sooner rather than later. Read More…
From Indians Baseball Insider, April 25, 2014