James Ramsey (baseball)

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James Ramsey
St. Louis Cardinals – No. 92
Outfielder
Born: (1989-12-19) December 19, 1989 (age 24)
Alpharetta, Georgia
Bats: Left Throws: Right

James Ramsey (born December 19, 1989 in Alpharetta, Georgia) is an American professional baseball outfielder in the St. Louis Cardinals organization. The Cardinals selected him in the first round of the 2012 Major League Baseball Draft from Florida State University.

College career[edit]

Ramsey attended Florida State University from 2009–12, where his father led the Florida State Seminoles to the 1980 College World Series.[1] Ramsey was a three-year starter for the Seminoles, helping lead them to the 2010 College World Series and the 2012 College World Series.

As a junior, Ramsey led Florida State in nearly every offensive category and led the Atlantic Coast Conference in total bases, earning third-team All-American and first-team All-ACC honors.[1][2][3] Ramsey was drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 2011 Major League Baseball Draft but opted to return to Florida State.[4]

Ramsey earned even more accolades his senior season when he was named the American Baseball Coaches Association Co-Player of the Year and the ACC Player of the Year and also earned earned unanimous First Team All-American honors.[5]

Professional career[edit]

Ramsey was drafted in the first round of the 2012 Major League Baseball Draft by the St. Louis Cardinals.[6]

He spent the 2012 season with the Palm Beach Cardinals, the St. Louis Cardinals' Class-A Advanced affiliate, where he played in 56 games. He started 2013 with Palm Beach before being promoted to the AA Springfield Cardinals.[7] He was selected to play in the 2014 All-Star Futures Game at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "James Ramsey". Seminoles.com. Retrieved 27 February 2013. 
  2. ^ Harvey, Coley (15 June 2011). "Florida State’s Sean Gilmartin, James Ramsey are All-Americans". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved 27 February 2013. 
  3. ^ "Six-Picked All-ACC". Seminoles.com. 23 May 2011. Retrieved 27 February 2013. 
  4. ^ English, Antonya (7 June 2012). "James Ramsey enjoys rewards of returning to Florida State Seminoles baseball team". Tampa Bay Times. Retrieved 27 February 2013. 
  5. ^ Harvey, Coley (26 June 2012). "Florida State's James Ramsey named ABCA Co-Player of Year". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved 27 February 2013. 
  6. ^ Harvey, Coley (June 4, 2012). "FSU's James Ramsey taken in first round by St. Louis Cardinals in MLB Draft". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved February 27, 2013. 
  7. ^ "James Ramsey minor league statistics & history". Baseball Reference.com. Retrieved February 27, 2013. 
  8. ^ "2014 All-Star Futures Game roster". MLB.com. Retrieved July 13, 2014. 

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