JORGE RAMOS, RIGHT HANDED PITCHER
|Born: June 5, 2002
Signed: Int’l Free Agent, 2019
How Acquired: Int’l Free Agent
WTM’s PLAYER PROFILE
|The Pirates signed Ramos out of Mexico. He was their first signing from that country after MLB lifted its ban due to questionable financial practices in player signings from Mexico.
Ramos pitched as a starter in the DSL and did well without dominating.
In the FCL, Ramos pitched strictly in relief, although he didn’t get started until mid-July. He probably didn’t pitch as well as the ERA indicates, as eight of the 13 runs he allowed were unearned.
The Pirates sent Ramos back to the FCL, where he pitched only sporadically, appearing in ten games. When he did pitch, he had little trouble getting hitters out. Right-handed hitters had just a .346 OPS against him.
It’s not clear why Ramos hasn’t gotten further; he’s eligible for Rule 5 after one more year. He may be a victim of the Pirates’ belief that getting game time at the lower levels isn’t important. Hopefully, he’ll at least get to Bradenton in 2023.
|2023: Minor League Contract|
|Signing Bonus: N/A
MiLB Debut: 2019
MLB Debut: N/A
MiLB FA Eligible: 2025
MLB FA Eligible: N/A
Rule 5 Eligible: 2023
Added to 40-Man: N/A
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
|March 28, 2019: Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an international free agent.