Top legendary outfield prospect Heliot Ramos is moving closer to achieving his major league dreams.
Ramos’ agency, Munger English Sports Management, tweeted on Tuesday that the 21-year-old was being promoted from Double-A Richmond to Triple-A Sacramento.
The news came after Ramos represented the Giants organization with top overall prospect, shortstop Marco Luciano, at a futures game in Denver during the All-Star Week celebration.
— Munger English SM (@MungerEnglishSM) 20 July 2021
Ramos was one of the Giants’ top offensive performers during spring training and made his way into the big leagues at the start of the season, but was assigned to Double-A Richmond where he had a challenging season. The club’s first-round draft choice in 2017, Ramos is batting .237 with .756 OPS and 10 home runs at Double-A level this season.
Ramos’ biggest struggle came in the month of June when he scored just .155 and dismissed 32 of his 97s, but he has improved significantly since the start of July as the Puerto Rico native has scored five home runs. and posted. .950 Ops in 53 at-bats.
A move to Triple-A, which has yet to be confirmed by the organization, would send Ramos to a level in one of the toughest leagues for minor league hitters where hitters have the upper hand over pitchers.
During spring training Ramos was confident he could help the Giants this year and with more than two months on the schedule, it’s possible he could play his way into promotion as of late. Several veteran outfielders have struggled at the plate in recent weeks, but a front office led by Farhan Zaidi and Scott Harris may still consider upgrading outside before the July 30 trade deadline.
If the Giants don’t make any major changes to their outfield depth charts before the deadline, Ramos, former Mariners prospect Brayden Bishop and 2020 opening day starter, Joe McCarthy, could get a chance to help the major league club in August and September. could. .
Bishop and McCarthy have been the Giants’ two top performers at Triple-A Sacramento, where utility man Mauricio Dubon has also been playing since June. DuBone is the only member of the group on the Giants’ 40-man roster, which increases the chances of a call-up, but the Giants will need to add Ramos to the 40-man roster this winter to save him from the Rule 5 draft. Therefore, the decision to do so by the front office during August or September will not come as a big surprise.