- Full name Matthew Garrett Ramsey
- Born 09/24/1989 in Oak Ridge, TN
- Profile Ht.: 5'11" / Wt.: 210 / Bats: R / Throws: R
- School Tennessee
- Debut 04/25/2019
Drafted in the 19th round (600th overall) by the Tampa Bay Rays in 2011.
View Draft ReportTeammate Matt Ramsey has bigger stuff, yet hardly pitched this year thanks to his catching and outfield duties as well as a forearm strain. At 6 feet, 200 pounds, Ramsey has strength and a quick arm that allows him to pump his fastball up to 98 mph, sitting at 94-97 in relief stints. He throws two different breaking balls, including a hammer curveball that flashes plus potential. Ramsey has 81 innings of college pitching experience and will need to refine his rough delivery, which probably led to his forearm strain when Tennessee tried to make him a starter. He could be drafted in the first 10 rounds if he has a clean bill of health.
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The Marlins acquired Ramsey from the Rays in July 2014, sending their second, third and fourth international bonus slots--which totaled just more than $1 million--to Tampa Bay. Already in the Double-A Southern League with the Rays, he made the move from Montgomery to Jacksonville and exhibited better command with a mid-90s fastball and power curveball repertoire. After opening his season with a 1.16 WHIP while with the Biscuits, Ramsey finished the campaign with a 0.94 WHIP in Jacksonville. Talent evaluators who saw Ramsey during the Suns' SL title run--when he saved three of their six victories and struck out eight in four innings'said he was good enough to retire major league hitters. Ramsey's fastball/curve combo should get him to the big leagues at some point in 2015. Built like a bulldog, he brings those same traits to the mound. Everything about his game is power and attack. He also shows a changeup as a third offering, but rarely uses it. Added to the 40-man roster in November, Ramsey has a chance to break camp with Miami.