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Roberto Ramos

Born: 12/28/1994 (Age: 23)
Bats: Left Throws: Right
Height: 6' 5" Weight: 220
Primary Position: 1B
Physical/Health
Big man-bear, barrel chest, strength throughout, reasonably quick and fluid for size, has matured physically over the past year-plus, work ethic shows in conversion of baby fat to strength/muscle.
Evaluator Wilson Karaman
Report Date 06/24/2018
Dates Seen ~40x 2017-2018
Affiliate Lancaster JetHawks (High A, Astros)
Makeup

Mild-mannered, hard-working kid, puts in the time.

MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Realistic Role Video
2019 High 45 30; Org 1B-only masher No
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 40 Coils up at load, can get stiff at trigger; toe tap, mild weight transfer, hips clear efficiently, gets deep off his back leg, creates plane to lift balls; swing-miss in and out of zone, will expand, can beat him with velo to the inner third, looks to extend; hard contact, potential to run outsized BABIPs to offset some swing-miss.
Power 55 70 raw, swing plane to drive the ball, produces loud contact gap-to-gap, power to clear the wall with room to spare to LCF power alley; majestic fly balls to the pull side, holes in swing will limit in-game utility.
Baserunning/Speed 30 Moves decently for a dude his size, some semblance of second gear, slow start-up, XL frame won't retain speed.
Glove 40 Has improved scooping technique, hands are fine, some lumber to his start-up, lacks quickness laterally; passable defender but lacks range or athleticism to add value in the field.
Arm 55 Plenty of arm strength, accurate throws to second, creates solid throwing lanes, good feel for delivering balls to covering pitchers.
Overall

A 14th-round Juco bat in 2014, Ramos boasts light-tower power from the left side and at least some idea of how to get to it. There's a good deal of swing-and-miss to his game, the product of a swing that'll stiffen up and an aggressive approach that has shown little sign of tamping down. He shows quality arm strength, but as a first base-only prospect the power is his notable asset. His is the kind of one-dimensional profile that doesn't play particularly well in the modern game. He'll need to continue showing he can get to his power in full at every level, and even that leave him with a modest second-division profile, with an org trajectory still his most likely.

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