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Neil Ramirez

#58 | RHP
Cleveland Indians Cleveland Indians
Neil Ramirez
Name: Neil Andrew Ramirez
Born: May 25, 1989 in Virginia Beach, Va. USA
High School: Kempsville HS, Virginia Beach
Ht.: 6'4" / Wt.: 215 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 2nd round (44th overall) by the Texas Rangers in 2007 (signed for $1,000,000)
Ramirez entered his senior season ranked among the top prep pitchers in the country, but an up-and-down spring has depressed his draft stock. Last summer he ranked as the top prospect in the Cal Ripken Senior League, despite pitching against players that were as many as three years older. Most of his inconsistency this spring stemmed from mechanical flaws, though he also missed a week with a back injury. He has a drop-and-drive delivery and tends to rush to the plate, leaving his arm behind and causing his stuff to flatten out. His velocity has been anywhere from 88-96 mph. He'll flash an above-average curveball at 78 mph, but it gets loose and loopy at 71 mph as well. He has some feel for a changeup. He'll occasionally pitch to both sides of the plate with his fastball, while at other times work deep in counts. He could go as high as the supplemental round to a team that has seen him at his best and believes it can iron out the kinks.
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