The baseball season is over, and the Boston Red Sox are World Series Champions. Now that the jubilation of winning the series is over, I find myself flipping through the channels each evening longing for baseball to be on TV again. I did the math, and we are just 15 weeks until pitchers and catchers report, so to bridge the gap from World Series to Spring Training, I will break down my top 30 Red Sox prospects, two per week.
At No. 30 I have Noe Ramirez, a 6-foot-3 right-handed pitcher who projects as a middle reliever. There are more than 30 prospects with a higher ceiling than Ramirez, but he has the potential of reaching big leagues as early as next year and has the potential to stick for years. He topped out at AA Portland this season but only made 36 appearances due to injury. He tallied an ERA of 2.38 and averaged over two innings per outing.
At the end of the season he was sent to Arizona to participate in the Arizona Fall League. The Fall League is traditionally a league that features the best hitting prospects in baseball and second level pitching prospects who didn’t get enough innings during the season. With that in mind he has put in 11 innings while only allowing two runs and striking out nine.
If he continues to progress and puts in a good showing in Spring Training, he could break camp with Pawtucket and be an option by mid-season to eat innings as a reliever with the big league club.