Harold Ramírez

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Harold Ramírez
Miami Marlins – No. 47
Outfielder
Born: (1994-09-06) September 6, 1994 (age 24)
Cartagena, Colombia
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
May 11, 2019, for the Miami Marlins
MLB statistics
(through August 18, 2019)
Batting average.269
Home runs7
Runs batted in38
Teams

Harold Andrés Ramírez Lemus (born September 6, 1994) is a Colombian professional baseball outfielder for the Miami Marlins of Major League Baseball (MLB).

Career[edit]

Pittsburgh Pirates[edit]

Ramírez signed with the Pittsburgh Pirates as an international free agent in July 2011.[1] He made his professional debut in 2012 with the Rookie-level Gulf Coast Pirates. In 39 games, Ramírez batted .259 with one home run and 12 RBI.[2] In 2013, he played for the Short Season-A Jamestown Jammers, and hit .285 with five home runs, 40 RBI, and 23 stolen bases in 71 games played.[2]

In 2014, Ramírez was promoted to the Class-A West Virginia Power, where he appeared in 49 games and batted .309 with one home run and 24 RBI.[2] He also set the team record for longest hitting streak.[3] Ramírez continued to make his way through the Pirates minor league system, playing the entire 2015 season with the Advanced-A Bradenton Marauders. In 80 games, he would record a .337 batting average, four home runs, 47 RBI, and 22 stolen bases.[2] The Pirates added him to their 40-man roster after the 2015 season.[4] In the offseason, Ramírez played 15 games with the Venados de Mazatlán of the Mexican Pacific League, and hit .245 with one home run and 5 RBI against pitchers that were, on average, over eight years older than he was.[2] In his first season with the Double-A Altoona Curve, he was selected to play in the 2016 Eastern League All-Star Game. He had been batting .300/.355/.401 in 70 games at the time of his selection.[5]

Toronto Blue Jays[edit]

On August 1, 2016, the Pirates traded Ramírez, along with Francisco Liriano and Reese McGuire, to the Blue Jays for Drew Hutchison.[6] Ramírez was optioned to the Double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats. He would play in just one game for New Hampshire before being placed on the disabled list, where he finished 2016. In 99 total games, Ramírez hit .311 with two home runs and 50 RBI.[2] Ramírez appeared in 121 games for New Hampshire in 2017, and batted .266 with a career-high six home runs and 53 RBI.[2] On November 20, 2017, he was outrighted off the 40-man roster.[7] Ramírez spent 2018 with the Fisher Cats, appearing in 120 games and hitting .320 with 11 home runs and 70 RBI.[2] He elected free agency on November 2, 2018.[8]

Miami Marlins[edit]

On November 26, 2018, Ramírez signed a minor-league contract with the Miami Marlins.[9]

He began 2019 with the New Orleans Baby Cakes.[10] On May 11, his contract was selected and he was called up to the major league roster.[11] He made his debut that night versus the New York Mets, hitting a single off Edwin Diaz for his first MLB hit.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pirates land Colombian outfielder for $1.05 million". TribLIVE.com.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h "Harold Ramirez Register Statistics & History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved August 1, 2016.
  3. ^ Pritt, Ryan (July 19, 2014). "Pirates minor league notebook: Streaking Ramirez surpasses Marte's mark". TribLIVE.com. Retrieved August 1, 2016.
  4. ^ "Pirates add 4 prospects to 40-man roster". Pittsburgh Pirates. Retrieved February 20, 2016.
  5. ^ Berry, Adam (July 1, 2016). "Pirates' injured trio takes part in sim game; Around the horn". MLB.com. Retrieved July 1, 2016.
  6. ^ "Blue Jays trade Drew Hutchison to Pirates for Francisco Liriano, prospects". Sportsnet. August 1, 2016. Retrieved August 1, 2016.
  7. ^ Adams, Steve (November 20, 2017). "Blue Jays Outright Harold Ramirez, Chris Rowley". mlbtraderumors.com. Retrieved November 20, 2017.
  8. ^ "Harold Ramirez Stats, Highlights, Bio". MiLB.com. Retrieved November 5, 2018.
  9. ^ Jays, Future Blue (November 26, 2018). "OF Harold Ramirez, who won the Eastern League batting title, has signed with Miami". twitter.com. Retrieved December 14, 2018.
  10. ^ http://www.hastingstribune.com/sports/mayfield-straw-lift-round-rock-over-new-orleans/article_dbe13fbd-d9b4-54a4-843d-b3bfc8726b78.html
  11. ^ Todd, Jeff (May 10, 2019). "Marlins To Select Contract Of Harold Ramirez". MLB Trade Rumors. Retrieved May 11, 2019.
  12. ^ "Miami Marlins at New York Mets Box Score, May 11, 2019". Baseball Reference. Retrieved May 12, 2019.

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