3 untouchable SF Giants players at the MLB trade deadline

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3 untouchable SF Giants players at the MLB trade deadline

3. Heliot Ramos

Speaking of players drafted and developed, Heliot Ramos has hit the ground runner since being recalled at the beginning of May. The 2017 top pick shuttled between Sacramento and San Francisco over the past couple of years, but it looks like he is here to stay.

This is not something I necessarily expected a month ago, but Ramos has not only solidified his role on the Giants roster, but he is in the running to be an All-Star in July. Who could have expected that?

The last time the Giants drafted an outfielder to make the All-Star team with the club was Chili Davis. He was selected in the 11th round of the 1977 draft out of Susan Miller Dorsey High School in Los Angeles, California. The longtime outfielder made three All-Star appearances with his first one coming in 1984 with San Francisco. 40 years later, the Giants could finally be on the cusp of breaking that curse.

Ramos has registered a .328/.404/.577 line (179 wRC+) with nine home runs, 31 RBI, and 16 runs in 156 plate appearances. He is tied with Thairo Estrada for the team lead in home runs despite being in Sacramento for the first month of the year. Plus, his wRC+ is fifth in baseball among hitters with at least 150 plate appearances. The few players ahead of him include Aaron Judge (207 wRC+) and Juan Soto (190 wRC+).

Not only that, but Ramos has seen more time in center field lately. He may never be a Gold Glove center fielder, but he looks like he can handle the position. His type of defensive acumen and power is tough to find.