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Follow the Prospects: Aldo Ramirez, RHP
« Topic Start: July 30, 2021, 09:41:00 AM »
Full Name: Aldo Ramirez
Age: 20 (May, 6 2001)
Birthplace: Aguascalientes, Mexico
Bats/Throws: R/R Ht: 6' 0" Wt: 191
Signed: April 18, 2018 (Boston) - Acquired for OF Kyle Schwarber in July, 2021

At age 20, Ramirez comes in as the Nationals #11 prospect, #7 RHP.

Career Minor League numbers - 26 GS 122.0 IP 2.88 ERA 1.11 WHIP 115/33 K/BB
2021 at Salem (A) - 8 GS 31 IP 2.03 ERA 1.13 WHIP 32/8 K/BB

https://baseballsavant.mlb.com/savant-player/aldo-ramirez-680048?stats=career-r-pitching-milb

Scouting report on Mlb.com

Scouting Grades/Report (20-80 grading scale)

FASTBALL 50 CURVEBALL 50 CHANGEUP 55 CONTROL 55 OVERALL 45

Ramirez broke into pro ball in the Mexican League as a 17-year-old before the Red Sox purchased him from Aguascalientes for $550,000 in April 2018. He allowed just one run in 23 innings in the Rookie-level Dominican Summer League that summer, then ranked sixth in strikeout rate (9.2 per innings) in the New York-Penn League in 2019, when he was the short-season circuit's youngest qualifier at age 18. He used his pandemic downtime to get stronger last year and opened eyes with improved stuff in instructional league. That carried into 2021, when he had a 2.03 ERA with 32 strikeouts and only eight walks in 31 innings at Low-A Salem before hitting the IL in late June with right elbow tendinitis. The injury wasn’t enough to scare off the Nationals, however, as Washington picked him up at the Trade Deadline in a swap for Kyle Schwarber.

Ramirez works the top and bottom of the strike zone with four-seam and two-seam fastballs, and his velocity jumped from 91-94 in 2019 to averaging 93.5 mph and topping out at 96 more frequently in shorter stints at instructs. He has advanced feel for a mid-80s changeup that fades and sinks. When he stays on top of his upper-70s curveball, it features nice depth and gives him a solid third offering.

The most advanced young pitcher in the Boston system at the time of the trade, Ramirez repeats his clean delivery easily and pounds the strike zone. He has the confidence to throw any pitch in any count, and it's growing as his stuff continues to improve. He has a high floor and the possibility of winding up with a solid fastball and curve to go with a plus changeup.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Aldo Ramirez, RHP
« Reply #1: July 30, 2021, 09:42:32 AM »
thanks for creating this!

I'm still going to call him Aldo Raine.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Aldo Ramirez, RHP
« Reply #2: July 30, 2021, 09:58:09 AM »
I am particularly excited for this guy to join the farm. I am ever the optimist on this board, but Gray - Cavalli - Rutledge - Lara - Ramirez - Cate - Henry is a really nice group of young arms to build from. Oh and of course Denaburg... Mustn't forget Denaburg.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Aldo Ramirez, RHP
« Reply #3: July 30, 2021, 10:36:01 AM »
I am particularly excited for this guy to join the farm. I am ever the optimist on this board, but Gray - Cavalli - Rutledge - Lara - Ramirez - Cate - Henry is a really nice group of young arms to build from. Oh and of course Denaburg... Mustn't forget Denaburg.
Due to TINSTAAP, I'm a believer in quantity over quality.

The next few months and the (shortened) 2022 season will be about cycling through arms and seeing who can cut it in the majors.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Aldo Ramirez, RHP
« Reply #4: August 24, 2021, 12:13:39 PM »
Activated off the IL and put in the Flordia Coast League (rookie ball)

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Aldo Ramirez, RHP
« Reply #5: August 24, 2021, 12:59:33 PM »
Activated off the IL and put in the Flordia Coast League (rookie ball)

Great!  Im excited for this guy.  He seems like someone who could use a trip to the fall league to make up the innings he lost this season.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Aldo Ramirez, RHP
« Reply #6: August 24, 2021, 03:06:41 PM »
Great!  Im excited for this guy.  He seems like someone who could use a trip to the fall league to make up the innings he lost this season.
The impression I had been getting I think from SoSH or Boston.com was he was a terrific prospect but likely to have his arm fall off. He's a huge get for us if his arm issues are just passing.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Aldo Ramirez, RHP
« Reply #7: August 24, 2021, 10:33:35 PM »
Pitched a scoreless inning in relief today for FCL. 1 K with no baserunners

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Aldo Ramirez, RHP
« Reply #8: August 25, 2021, 07:55:11 AM »
The impression I had been getting I think from SoSH or Boston.com was he was a terrific prospect but likely to have his arm fall off. He's a huge get for us if his arm issues are just passing.
I'm fine with mixing in some high ceiling, low floor prospects.