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James Ramsey

#24 | OF
Minnesota Twins Minnesota Twins
James Ramsey
Name: James Brogan Ramsey
Born: Dec 19, 1989 in Brandon, Fla. USA
High School: Wesleyan School HS, Peachtree Corners, Ga.
Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 200 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: R
Drafted in the 1st round (23rd overall) by the St. Louis Cardinals in 2012 (signed for $1,600,000)
Scouts have called Ramsey the Tim Tebow of Florida State baseball, referring to his leadership, strong Christian faith and big-play ability, and Seminoles coaches don't shrink from the comparison. The first player under 33-year head coach Mike Martin to wear a "C" on his uniform as team captain, Ramsey spurned the Twins as a 22nd-round pick last summer, turning down more than $500,000 from a club that wanted to shift him to second base. He has moved from right to center field as a senior and got off to a blistering start, and he was batting .401/.536/.731 to lead the Atlantic Coast Conference in all three categories. Scouts see Ramsey as much the same player he was last year, with average to above-average tools but no true plus tool. He's an above-average runner who might be able to stick in center field, though some scouts question his instincts and doubt he could stick there in a larger home park. He has an average, accurate arm sufficient for right field. Ramsey has average power but may not have corner power. He's a safe bet to be a big leaguer, with scouts split on just how much impact he'll have. He has yet to play the infield, but another club might want to follow the Twins' lead and try him at second in a Jason Kipnis redux.
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