The New York-Penn League will hold it's annual All-Star game on Monday, August 12th and the initial rosters for the National League squad has seven players from the Jamestown Jammers. The first year Pittsburgh Pirates affiliate currently has the best record in the entire NYPL, so it is no surprise that they make up 1/4th of the roster.
Harold Ramirez has been strong all season for Jamestown. (Photo Credit: David Hague)
"That Jamestown club is very, very fun," Pirates general manager Neal Huntington said. "That's gonna be a fun [All-Star] roster... We've had some guys get off to great starts there."
Harold Ramirez is the top prospect of the Pirates that will be heading to the game. He is currently sixth in the league with a .322 average and ninth with an .831 OPS. He leads the league with 56 hits and is tied for second with 30 runs scored. Ramirez ranks second in the league with his 19 stolen bases, trailing teammate Jeff Roy, who also made the team. At 18-years-old, he is the ...
John was born in Kearny, NJ, hometown of the 2B for the Pirates 1909 World Championship team, Dots Miller. In fact they have some of the same relatives in common, so it was only natural for him to become a lifelong Pirates fan. Before joining Pirates Prospects in July 2010, John had written numerous articles on the history of baseball while also releasing his own book and co-authoring another on the history of the game. He writes a weekly article on Pirates history for the site, has already interviewed many of the current minor leaguers with many more on the way and follows the foreign minor league teams very closely for the site. John also provides in person game reports of the West Virginia Power and Altoona Curve.