San Francisco Giants Select High School OF Heliot Ramos in 1st Round

With the 19th pick of the 2016 MLB Draft, the Giants selected high school outfielder Heliot Ramos.  Once again, the Giants drafted a player higher than others had him rated, but perhaps not as dramatically so as Joe Panik and Christian Arroyo in years past.

MLB.com had Ramos rated 40th overall and Baseball America had him at 30 in their list of the top 500 (but had the Orioles selecting him with the 21st pick this morning).

Ramos is widely regarded as the best player out of Puerto Rico this draft season.  He’s about 6’1″ and 190″, which is big for 17 years old, and mlb.com at least regards him as “toolsy,” in his case, meaning he’s fast and has power potential.

Not surprisingly, he plays center field now, but is projected to end up in left field (not quite center fielder’s range, not quite right fielder’s arm).  He’ll have to hit to make the majors as a left fielder.

Clearly, the Giants’ scouts like him more than other teams did, and their recent track record can’t be discounted.  mlb.com’s report describes him as a “project” with “high upside.”  We will find out in five to seven years.

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One Comment on “San Francisco Giants Select High School OF Heliot Ramos in 1st Round”

  1. Burly Says:

    Giants have reportedly reached an agreement with Ramos for the full slot amount of $3.1017 million. The player for whom they will probably have to try to find some money elsewhere to sign is 3rd Round pick LHP Seth Corry, for whom the slot amount is only $558,500,


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