Heliot Ramos | OF | 6’2 | 185 | R/R | Leadership Christian Academy, Guaynabo, P.R. | Florida International
Rank: No. 24 in the Top 200 MLB Draft Prospects
Rank: No. 15 in the Top 100 MLB Draft Prospects
Scouting Report: Ramos has become a divisive prospect, with some teams enthused by his loud tools while others are wary of his limited track record of hitting with a wood bat against high-level competition. He is a plus-plus runner; he ran a 6.40 60-yard dash at the Excellence Tournament in early May. He has plus raw power, with his home runs becoming something of a legend during the spring of his draft year. Using a hotter bat than those allowed in games, Ramos hit a ball this spring that some evaluators believe traveled more than 500 feet. He has a plus arm from the outfield and has the potential to stay in center field. Ultimately, Ramos’s ceiling will hinge on the development of his righthanded bat. He has very loose hands and a knack for making hard contact, but he will expand the strike zone and take off-balance swings. So, while he has the plus bat speed and loose wrists to develop into a good hitter, his offensive approach will require refinement in the minor leagues. Ramos is one of the youngest players in the 2017 class, and won’t turn 18 until September. English is his second language, and he made tremendous progress with picking up the language in the months preceding the draft. One of his older brothers, Henry Ramos, is a minor leaguer who reached Triple-A with the Red Sox in 2016. Another of his brothers, Hector Ramos, is a forward for the Puerto Rican national soccer team. Ramos is committed to Florida International, but could be taken as high as the first round and is likely to sign.