Cuban Prospects: Bryan Ramos (Chicago Whitesox)

Bryan Ramos is a top 5 prospect within his organization (Chicago White Sox). He signed as a free agent on July 2, 2018, for a sum of $300,000. In his last full season in the U-15 national tournament (Cuba), the native of the Diez de Octubre neighborhood in Havana hit .339, with five doubles, one triple and a home run; he also drove in 20 runs and stole eight bases.

In 2021 he was selected as the player of the year by the Kannapolis Cannon Ballers (Class A) after hitting .244 with 42 extra-base hits (23 (2B), 6 (3B )and 13 HR), 57 RBIs, 64 runs scored and 13 stolen bases. For his size he sports a rare combination of speed and power.

In 2022 he split it between the Winston Salem Dash (Class A Strong) and to a lesser extent the Birmingham Barons (Double A) and post enormous power numbers swatting 22 longballs and driving in 86 runs. During the month of April he was selected as the best in the South Atlantic League (A+), batting a scathing .403 , banging out 29 hits and posting an OPS of 1.102. During that time he was second in total baes (47) and slugging percentage (.653). To add on he also finished third in on-base percentage (OBP: .449) and fifth in RBIs (16) during those torrid 30 days.

Scouting report:

Ramos shows great promise at the plate. He has an advanced approach for his age, his strike zone is very solid and is able to decipher pitches very quickly. His bat speed from the right side combines with his strength to create solid raw power that could produce 20 or more home runs per season in the near future and as he did last year.

In the field he moves well for his size, but he should slow down as he gets stronger and probably won’t gain any agility with age. He has solid arm strength, but shoulder pain limited him to DH and second base for the first half of 2021, he has decent reach, reliable hands and can various infield positions. His lack of quickness makes second base more difficult, and some scouts wonder if he’ll eventually end up in a corner outfield.

Season (2022):

He played 120 games between Advanced A (99) and Double A (21), slashing .266/.338/.455/.792, with 123 hits in 462 legal shifts, 19 doubles, one triple, 22 home runs,72 runs scored, 45 walks and 86 RBIs. Ramos projects as a major cog in the big club’s offense in the future with his countrymen Óscar Luis Colas, Luis Robert and Yoan Moncada.

Season (2023):

Ramos was slated to start the season at Birmingham (AA), but has yet to see action this season due to a groin injury. The slugger is set to join the team in the coming week and depending on his performance has an outside chance of debuting in the Major Leagues this season.

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