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Bryan Ramos Is Ready For What's Next With White Sox



In Yoan Moncada, the White Sox currently have a big, strong, athletic Cuban third baseman.

In Bryan Ramos, they have a big, strong, athletic Cuban third baseman who is quickly moving through the system.

After spending most of the season with High-A Winston-Salem and hitting .275/.350/.471 with 19 home runs in 99 games, Ramos finished up with Double-A Birmingham and continued making a strong impression.

In November, Ramos was added to Chicago's 40-man roster.

“I was impressed with the way he carried himself on both sides of the ball,” Birmingham manager Justin Jirschele said. “His physique stands out, and it's easy to be excited about Bryan.”

Just 20 years old, the 6-foot-2, 225-pound Ramos tore up the South Atlantic League before being promoted to Birmingham with several other of Chicago's brightest prospects from Winston-Salem and Low-A Kannapolis.

In 21 games with the Barons, Ramos tailed off a bit. He hit .225 with three homers while also striking out 15 times in 80 at-bats.

“He's going to continue learning his approach at the plate,” Jirschele said. “With that, I can only see the power grow from what is there now. But at the end of the day, what he was able to do at age 20 across two higher levels is impressive.”

A natural third baseman with a powerful throwing arm, Ramos played eight games at second base after arriving at Birmingham.

“I really like his actions at third base and I think he profiles extremely well over there,” Jirschele said. “Second base was new to him this year, but I thought he continued to settle in there and gain confidence in the middle of the field each time he went out there.”

After accomplishing so much at such a young age, Ramos is more than ready for what comes next.

“Bryan is a great teammate,” Jirschele said. “Soft spoken, a hard worker who leads by example in everything he does with his daily work.”

CHI-LITES

— Chicago also added shortstop Jose Rodriguez to its 40-man roster. He hit .280/.340/.430 with 11 home runs in 104 games for Double-A Birmingham.

— The White Sox signed Nate Fisher to a minor league contract. The lefthander split last season between Double-A Binghamton and Triple-A Syracuse in the Mets' system and also made one relief appearance for New York, his first and so far only MLB action.

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Bryan Ramos Feels Right At Home

The 2018 international signee is part of a large group of Cuban players in the White Sox organization.

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