Winter Leagues: Big Game For Harold Ramirez

From Wednesday night in the Colombian League, Harold Ramirez had a big game in his team’s 11-2 win. Ramirez went 2-for-4 with a walk. He scored three runs, drove in two runs and stole two bases. He is 6-for-16 through five games.

Harold Ramirez is hitting well early in the Colombian League. (Photo Credit: David Hague)
Harold Ramirez is hitting well early in the Colombian League. (Photo Credit: David Hague)

In Venezuela, Elvis Escobar came off the bench for the second straight day since being added to the Cardenales de Lara roster. He came in as a defensive replacement in left field during the top of the eighth inning. In his only at-bat, Escobar struck out.

Luis Sanz made his first appearance since October 26th. He pitched 1.1 scoreless innings, allowing one hit, one walk and he struck out one batter. Sanz threw 28 pitches, 18 for strikes.

In Puerto Rico, Ivan De Jesus Jr went 1-for-3 with a single, walk and two runs scored in his team’s 5-4 loss.

In Australia, Danny Arribas went 1-for-4 with a single, walk and run scored. In his first six games, he played three games each at first base and catcher. On Friday, he played both, going behind the plate late in his team’s 10-8 victory.

In Mexico, Ali Solis went 1-for-3 with a single and he also reached base via catcher interference. On defense, he threw out both runners attempting to steal against him.

In the Veracruz League, Carlos Esqueda reached base four times on Thursday. He had two hits, a HBP and a walk. Esqueda scored one run and drove in another. He also stole a base. In 19 games, he is hitting .246 with 13 walks and 11 runs scored.

In Nicaragua, Adolfo Flores pitched a perfect inning in relief during his last outing. He has now made six scoreless appearances, allowing three hits and no walks in 5.2 innings.

The Dominican League had off on Thursday.

John started working at Pirates Prospects in 2009, but his connection to the Pittsburgh Pirates started exactly 100 years earlier when Dots Miller debuted for the 1909 World Series champions. John was born in Kearny, NJ, two blocks from the house where Dots Miller grew up. From that hometown hero connection came a love of Pirates history, as well as the sport of baseball.

When he didn't make it as a lefty pitcher with an 80+ MPH fastball and a slider that needed work, John turned to covering the game, eventually focusing in on the prospects side, where his interest was pushed by the big league team being below .500 for so long. John has covered the minors in some form since the 2002 season, and leads the draft and international coverage on Pirates Prospects. He writes daily on Pittsburgh Baseball History, when he's not covering the entire system daily throughout the entire year on Pirates Prospects.

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Kevin Anstrom

Great update John

BTW did you see the Pirates Top 10 list in BA?

They mentioned that multiple members of the Pirates staff think Harold Ramirez has the highest ceiling of all prospects.

How can that be given his lack of size? 🙂

Also noticed that Dilson Herrera didn’t make the Mets Top 10 list. Mets must be loaded.

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