Top 5 San Francisco Giants Prospects to Watch in 2019

By Lamarr Fields
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Heliot Ramos, Outfielder

Heliot Ramos was one of the youngest players in the 2017 draft when the Giants took him 19thoverall. Ramos did pretty well in the Arizona fall league batting.348, In single A his average came down to .245 with 11 home runs.  Ramos struggled to make contact with a 25.4 strikeout rate. He struck out 136 times in 124 games. Ramos has excellent athletic talent, he has raw power and is fast on the base path. The key for Ramos is putting that raw talent together and becoming a good baseball player. Ramos has a very quick back but he is overly aggressive at the plate causing his high strikeout rate.

Ramos speed allows him to play outstanding center field, but he projects to be a right fielder in the Majors with a strong throwing arm. Ramos has the highest ceiling in the Giants farm system but he needs to change his approach at the plate to be a successful hitter. If Ramos can tone done the strikeouts and make more contact the sky is the limit for this kid.

He is only 19 years old he has plenty of time to develop his game into the player he needs to be. The Giants will need to be patient with him so he can turn out to be the player they want him to be. Ramos is drawing a comparison to Yoenis Cespedes probably because of his free-swinging approach and raw power. I look for Ramos to start the season in Single-A and move slowly through the Giants farm system.