Scouting grades: Hit: 45 | Power: 55 | Run: 45 | Arm: 40 | Field: 45 | Overall: 40
The Braves went all-in during the 2016-17 international signing period, handing out several seven-figure bonuses and more six-figure ones after that. Most of those prospects were declared free agents by Major League Baseball in the wake of the organization's signing violations. Ramos, who got $250,000 to sign in July 2016, is one who got to stay and has made some nice strides, reaching full-season ball for the first time in 2018. A move up to the Class A Advanced Florida State League has produced uneven results, but he's still very young for his level.
Ramos fits the profile a bat-first corner outfielder. It's very much power over hit, though he's worked on improving his swing, with hitting coordinator Mike Brumley helping him create a more consistent swing that has allowed him to get to his power more at imes, rather than having to cheat or guess to get to it. While Ramos will never thrill anyone with his defense, he has gotten better there as well. When he made his United States debut in the Gulf Coast League, he couldn't field at all. He's fringy now, with left field the only real option because of his below-average arm.
That puts more pressure on Ramos's bat and he's going to have to continue to put up high ISO and SLG percentages to get to the big leagues. If he can keep getting to his power, he has the chance to be a right-handed power bat off the bench.
LF Jefrey Ramos assigned to Florida Fire Frogs from Rome Braves.
OF Jefrey Ramos assigned to Atlanta Braves.
LF Jefrey Ramos assigned to Rome Braves from Danville Braves.
LF Jefrey Ramos assigned to Danville Braves from GCL Braves.
OF Jeffrey Ramos assigned to GCL Braves.
LF Jeffrey Ramos assigned to DSL Braves.
Atlanta Braves signed free agent OF Jeffrey Ramos to a minor league contract.