NY Mets prospect Alex Ramirez could be this organization’s Juan Soto or Ronald Acuna Jr.
An international outfield prospect is something all teams desire. They have taken the league by storm in recent years with two of the very best playing in the National League East against the Mets: Juan Soto of the Washington Nationals and Ronald Acuna Jr. of the Atlanta Braves. Young superstars in this game, could Alex Ramirez be the guy to do the same for the Mets?
Ramirez had a good first year in St. Lucie last year batting .258/.326/.384 in 334 plate appearances. A speedy outfielder with minimal pop, he hit five home runs and swiped 16 bases down in Single-A. One thing he had to work on was quite clear: his strikeouts. Ramirez fanned a total of 104 times in only 76 games played.
This year, while early, Ramirez is playing spectacularly well. He’s looking like he will have one of those stretches where the organization has no choice but to promote him to the next level. Ramirez has done everything the Mets could have hoped he would including cutting down on the strike three calls.
At only 19, there’s no urgency to rush Ramirez to the major leagues. As he continues to catch the attention of fans, his star power potential will continue to grow. Fans love a young and talented outfielder. This is precisely what Ramirez is.