Giants' Ramos to miss at least a month
The Giants sent both of their top two prospects to Class A Advanced San Jose to open the season. Unfortunately, both will finish the first month on the shelf.Heliot Ramos will miss four or five weeks with a sprained ligament in his left knee, the Giants revealed Sunday, two days
The Giants sent both of their top two prospects to Class A Advanced San Jose to open the season. Unfortunately, both will finish the first month on the shelf.
The 19-year-old outfielder was hit by a pitch on the left knee in the fifth inning of San Jose's 8-7 loss to Modesto on Wednesday but stayed in the game initially. He doubled in the seventh before being leaving for a pinch-runner. The Giants' No. 2 prospect was diagnosed with a sprained left lateral collateral ligament, MLB.com reported.
Ramos was off to an impressive start in his first season in the California League. The right-handed batter has a .270/.422/.587 line with five homers, five doubles and 14 walks through 19 games. His 185 wRC+ ranks third on the Class A Advanced circuit while his 1.009 OPS is second. That offensive outburst was a promising development for the 2017 first-rounder after he stumbled out of the gate with Class A Augusta last season, hitting .245/.313/.396 with 11 homers in 124 games.
Ramos remained a Top-100 overall prospect, however, because of his above-average power and run tools. He also possesses a strong arm that works as an asset in center field, where he's made all 160 of his Minor League starts.
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