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James Ramsay

Born: 03/02/1992 (Age: 23)
Bats: Left Throws: Left
Height: 5' 11" Weight: 200
Primary Position: RF
Secondary Position: CF
Physical/Health
Compact, muscular frame; cut across the chest and arms, strong base, well-proportioned.
Evaluator Wilson Karaman
Report Date 08/12/2015
Dates Seen 11 games May-July 2015
Affiliate Lancaster JetHawks (High A, Astros)
Makeup

Excellent makeup; quiet, keeps his head down and goes about his business; puts in the work, busts his ass; every warm-up throw between innings is on a line and crisp, rarely checks up down the line.

MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Realistic Role Video
2017 Moderate 45 40/fifth outfielder Yes
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 40 Wide-spread stance, very quiet setup; minimal load with modest bat wrap, very quiet momentum shift to the back leg, front shoulder tucks in; steep angle into the zone, minimal leverage, handsy swing with premium barrel control; below-average bat speed with minimal lower-half engagement, short stroke, plus bat-to-ball; balanced, fluid in the top half, commands the zone against opposite-handed pitching; has a plan, disciplined in execution.
Power 20 Minimal leverage, top-spin contact to pull side; gap-to-gap hitter, rarely looks to extend and drive; strong enough to run into a few a year, limited in-game utility.
Baserunning/Speed 55 4.07 average, max effort down the line; efficient running motion, gets low; raw reads, slow break on stolen base attempts, utility on the bases plays below raw foot speed; gets to second gear quickly.
Glove 55 Quality reads in center and right, first step is usually the right one; efficient route-runner, reads spin and trajectory; speed limits range, controls his radius, above-average closing speed; capable of handling all three outfield positions.
Arm 50 Solid-average arm strength, fundamentally sound field-and-transfer, gets body behind his throws; average carry, accurate, arm is stretched a bit in right but can play.
Overall

Ramsay is a former seventh-round pick with a solid speed and defense skill-set, and strong work ethic. The offensive profile is limited though appropriately geared towards contact, with a short, quick stroke that maximizes efficiency to the ball, but limits his ability to drive it with any authority. He controls the zone well and will work a walk, and he can be a pest by spoiling and working pitchers. The utility of his speed is limited on the bases at present, but it helps him maximize his range in the field. He's an efficient route-runner with a nose for the ball who can handle all three outfield positions, and he profiles as a solid fourth outfielder with versatility and some on-base ability.

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