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J.P. Ramirez
Name: Johnathan Paul Ramirez
Born: Sep 29, 1989 in New Braunfels, Texas USA
High School: Canyon HS, New Braunfels, Texas
Ht.: 5'10" / Wt.: 185 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: L
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Career1,920.270.313.38532
Drafted in the 15th round (451st overall) by the Washington Nationals in 2008 (signed for $1,000,000)
Ramirez is arguably the best hitter among Texas' draft prospects this year--high school or college. He performed well all along the showcase circuit and batter .395 for the U.S. junior national team last summer. Employing a smooth lefthanded stroke, he smokes line drives from gap to gap. However, Ramirez' true value and his signability remain subjects of debate. He may be a tweener by pro standards. He's not big (5-foot-10, 185 pounds) and lacks the raw power that clubs want in a corner outfielder, while his fringy speed will prevent him form playing center field. His arm likely will relegate him to left field. Two different scouts compared him to David Dellucci. As much as Ramirez' hitting ability and his makeup draw praise, teams are unlikely to meet his top-two-rounds asking price to prevent him from attending Tulane.
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