Mets prospect Alex Ramirez deserves any hype he gets
At only 19-years-old, Alex Ramirez is the young outfield prospect Mets fans have been hoping to see the organization add. Although Simon Juan was the headline-grabbing addition they made this past offseason, Ramirez is the one who has been with them already and is a professional season into his career already.
Last year with St. Lucie, Ramirez hit .258/.326/.384 in 334 plate appearances. Strikeouts were a problem for him, though. Ramirez fanned 104 times for a rate of nearly one-third of his total plate appearances. Cutting those out will be essential for him to see his prospect stock rise.
Ramirez now ranks sixth within the system according to MLB.com. Right behind the more well-known names Mets fans have been paying attention to a little more closely, he’s the kind of kid that could suddenly become viewed as the club’s future starter in one of the outfield positions.
He also happens to have a big league ETA of 2024 which will arrive faster than many of us realize. Teenagers like him have a tendency to completely disappear or rise up prospect rankings. Ramirez has already done so within the organization. His next step should be to become someone more highly thought of in comparison to minor leaguers on other teams.