The Mets introduced Tuesday that they’ve chosen the contract of outfield prospect Alex Ramirez, thus defending him from subsequent month’s Rule 5 Draft. Their 40-man roster now has 33 gamers.
Ramirez, 20, adopted up a formidable 2022 season with a tricky 12 months at Excessive-A in 2023. He appeared in 120 video games and tallied 521 plate appearances with only a .221/.310/.317 batting line to indicate for it. Ramirez hit seven homers, including 21 doubles, a triple and a 21-for-27 displaying in stolen base makes an attempt.
Earlier within the 12 months, Ramirez ranked on the again finish of Baseball America’s High 100 prospect rankings, although his tough season on the plate prompted his inventory to dip sufficient that he’s now off the record. Regardless of the rocky displaying, Ramirez’s instruments nonetheless draw loads of reward. He’s thought to be an above-average runner and greater than succesful middle fielder with a plus arm and above-average energy. He was nonetheless greater than two years youthful than his common opponent in Excessive-A, so there’s nonetheless loads of time for him to iron out the kinks and restore a lot of his prospect standing.