With fewer than 40 games in the Arizona Rookie League in 2017 to his name, Giants’ prospect Heliot Ramos found himself ranked 79th on Baseball America’s Top 100 MLB Prospects list on Monday morning.
The Top 💯https://t.co/TOg4NRT5BF
— Baseball America (@BaseballAmerica) January 22, 2018
The Giants selected Ramos No. 19 overall in the 2017 MLB Draft out of the Leadership Christian Academy in Guaynado, Puerto Rico. Shortly after, the then 17-year-old outfielder registered a .348 batting average, .404 OBP with six home runs during his 35-game stint in the Arizona Rookie League. Despite being outranked by Chris Shaw (No. 1) and Tyler Beede (No. 2) on MLB.com’s top prospects list, Ramos was the only prospect from the Giants’ farm system to appear on Baseball America’s list.
Heliot Ramos is 79. He’s the only Giant to make the list. https://t.co/ptd5ffKZSP
— Andrew Baggarly (@extrabaggs) January 22, 2018
Given his natural talent and strong numbers at the plate, Ramos is receiving plenty of interest as a trade piece from other teams, but the Giants have done their best to keep him in their farm system as they view him as a future Major League player.