San Francisco Giants: Top prospect update for MiLB week 2
OF Heliot Ramos, High-A San Jose Giants
One night after getting heartbreaking news about losing their top prospect for two months, fans at Excite Ballpark in San Jose held their breath Tuesday night when Ramos took a pitch off his elbow. The trainer raced out to check on him right away and everything seemed okay as he stayed in the game and finished 2-for-3 with an RBI double.
After starting the season 2-for-19 with nine strikeouts, Ramos has gotten a hit in six of his last eight games. It took a few games to adjust, but Ramos has been seeing the ball well with 11 walks this season.
In 12 games, he is 10-for-40 with a 1.051 OPS.
The 19-year-old seems to have busted out of his slump and is now adjusting nicely to the next level. He has seven extra-base hits on the year and his four home runs are tied for the California League lead.
While he is still a few years away, Ramos has a chance to be a big part of the Giants’ future. That said, with the Giants in need of outfield help and an offensive spark in general, he could arrive in the majors sooner than expected.