Heliot Ramos
San Francisco Giants – No. 53
Center fielder
Born: (1999-09-07) September 7, 1999 (age 22)
Maunabo, Puerto Rico
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
MLB debut
April 10, 2022, for the San Francisco Giants
MLB statistics
(through April 13, 2022)
Batting average.333
Home runs0
Runs batted in0
Teams

Heliot Lemuel Ramos Lebrón (born September 7, 1999) is a Puerto Rican professional baseball center fielder for the San Francisco Giants of Major League Baseball (MLB). The Giants selected Ramos in the first round, with the 19th overall selection, of the 2017 MLB draft. He made his MLB debut in 2022.

Career

Amateur career

Ramos attended Leadership Christian Academy in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico.[1][2][3] He played for the Las Lomas Potros travel ball club in Puerto Rico. Ramos was the Most Valuable Player of the 2016 Under Armour All-America Baseball Game, a showcase of high school juniors and seniors that was held at Wrigley Field on July 23, 2016.[4] He committed to play baseball at Florida International University prior to signing his professional contract.

Professional career

The San Francisco Giants selected Ramos in the first round, with the 19th overall selection, of the 2017 MLB draft.[5][6][7] He signed for a signing bonus of $3,101,700.[8]

Ramos began his professional career in 2017 with the Arizona League Giants of the Rookie-level Arizona League, based at the team's minor league complex in Scottsdale, Arizona. He ranked was first in the league with a .645 slugging percentage, 2nd with a .348 batting average, 8th with a .404 on-base percentage, 2nd with a 1.049 on base plus slugging percentage (OPS), and tied for 7th with six home runs in 138 at bats. Following the season, Baseball America named Ramos a 2017 Rookie-Level Classification All-Star, and he was one of only three outfielders selected among players in the four Rookie-level leagues. In the Giants' 2017 draft class, Baseball America rated Ramos as the Best Power Hitter, Best Defensive Player, and Best Athlete, and as having the Best Pro Debut. He was also named an Arizona League post-season All Star, and an MiLB.com Organization All Star.[9] Ramos participated in the Giants' Instructional League following the 2017 season.[10][11][12][13]

In 2018, Ramos played with the Augusta GreenJackets of the Class A South Atlantic League. He hit .245/.313/.396 with 11 home runs and 52 RBIs, and 8 steals in 15 attempts, in 485 at bats over 124 games.[14] He was a 2018 Futures Game selection.[9]

He began the 2019 season with the San Jose Giants of the Class A-Advanced California League.[15] Ramos was named to the 2019 All-Star Futures Game.[16] In August, the Giants promoted Ramos, 19 years of age at the time, to the Richmond Flying Squirrels of the Class AA Eastern League.[8][17] Over 389 at bats in 102 games between the two teams, Ramos slashed .290/.369/.481 with 16 home runs and 55 RBIs, and 8 steals in 18 attempts.[18] He was a Futures Game selection.[9] He was named a California League mid-season and post-season All Star, and an MiLB.com Organization All Star.[9] In the Arizona Fall League he batted .185/.250/.262 in 65 at bats.

In June 2021, Ramos was selected to play in the All-Star Futures Game.[19] In July 2021, Ramos was promoted to the AAA Sacramento River Cats.[20] He was a Futures Game selection.[9] Across 449 at bats, Ramos hit .254/.323/.416 with 15 steals in 19 attempts.[21] Ramos was added to the 40-man roster following the season on November 19, 2021.[22] He was ranked # 5 in the Giants 2022 MLB Prospect Rankings.[23]

The Giants promoted Ramos to the major leagues on April 10, 2022.[24] He hit his first career major league hit.

Personal life

Ramos is the younger brother of Héctor Ramos, a professional soccer player and the all-time top scorer of the Puerto Rican national team.[8] He is also the younger brother of Henry Ramos, also a professional baseball outfielder, who made his MLB debut in 2021 with Arizona.[8][25][26][2]

References

  1. ^ "Heliot Ramos es talento de primera ronda". PrimeraHora.com. June 12, 2017. Retrieved October 26, 2017.
  2. ^ a b Castillo, Jorge (March 3, 2017). "Puerto Rico yearns for another golden era in Major League Baseball". Retrieved October 26, 2017 – via www.WashingtonPost.com.
  3. ^ "Ramos The Standout At Under Armour Game m". BaseballAmerica.com. July 23, 2016. Retrieved October 26, 2017.
  4. ^ "Heliot Ramos - Player Profile - Perfect Game USA". www.PerfectGame.org. Retrieved October 26, 2017.
  5. ^ "Giants pick Heliot Ramos in MLB Draft". San Francisco Giants. Retrieved October 26, 2017.
  6. ^ "Giants select OF Heliot Ramos with No. 19 overall pick in 2017 Draft". CSNBayArea.com. June 12, 2017. Retrieved October 26, 2017.
  7. ^ "Giants draft Puerto Rican high school outfielder Heliot Ramos". SFGate.com. June 13, 2017. Retrieved October 26, 2017.
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  9. ^ a b c d e "Heliot Ramos Stats, Fantasy & News". MiLB.com.
  10. ^ "Arizona League 2017 Batting Leaders - MiLB.com Stats - The Official Site of Minor League Baseball". MiLB.com. Retrieved October 26, 2017.
  11. ^ "2017 Rookie-Level Classification All-Star Team". BaseballAmerica.com. September 12, 2017. Retrieved October 26, 2017.
  12. ^ "2017 MLB Draft Grades: San Francisco Giants - BaseballAmerica.com". BaseballAmerica.com. October 18, 2017. Archived from the original on October 26, 2017. Retrieved October 26, 2017.
  13. ^ "2017 San Francisco Giants Instructional League Roster". BaseballAmerica.com. September 13, 2017. Retrieved October 26, 2017.
  14. ^ "Heliot Ramos Stats, Highlights, Bio - MiLB.com Stats - The Official Site of Minor League Baseball". MiLB.com. Retrieved December 31, 2018.
  15. ^ Pavlovic, Alex (April 5, 2019). "Joey Bart, Heliot Ramos' San Jose Giants debut shows promise that awaits | NBCS Bay Area". Nbcsports.com. Retrieved April 17, 2019.
  16. ^ Jim Callis (June 28, 2019). "Here are the 2019 Futures Game rosters". MLB.com. Retrieved June 29, 2019.
  17. ^ "Giants promote Bart, Ramos to Richmond". MiLB.com.
  18. ^ https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/mlb/center-fielder-of-the-future-prospects-ramos-and-bishop-vie/ar-BB10nMmE[dead link]
  19. ^ "Futures Game rosters are STACKED". MLB.com.
  20. ^ Klopfer, Brady (July 20, 2021). "Heliot Ramos promoted to AAA". McCovey Chronicles. Retrieved October 10, 2021.
  21. ^ "Heliot Ramos Minor, Winter & Fall Leagues Statistics & History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved October 10, 2021.
  22. ^ "Giants' Heliot Ramos: Added to 40-man roster".
  23. ^ "Giants Top Prospects". MLB.com.
  24. ^ Knight, Heather (March 4, 2021). "Giants to call up top outfield prospect Heliot Ramos". Sfchronicle.com. Retrieved April 10, 2022.
  25. ^ "Giants use first-round pick on slugging teenage outfielder Heliot Ramos". MercuryNews.com. June 13, 2017. Retrieved October 26, 2017.
  26. ^ "Henry Ramos Stats, Highlights, Bio - Oklahoma City Dodgers Stats". Oklahoma City Dodgers. Retrieved October 26, 2017.