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James Ramsey | Outfielder | #68

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (28) / 12/19/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 200
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: Florida State
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 1 (23) / STL

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Twins signed OF James Ramsey to a minor league contract.
The former first-round pick isn't a prospect anymore at this point and missed virtually all of 2017 due to injury. Ramsey is merely a depth guy. Fri, Dec 15, 2017 11:35:00 AM

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Dodgers sent OF James Ramsey outright to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Ramsey cleared waivers after being designated for assignment for the second time in two months. He can opt for free agency if he wants.
Sun, Jun 5, 2016 08:50:00 AM

Dodgers designated OF James Ramsey for assignment on Saturday.

The Dodgers needed to make room for RHP Casey Fien on the 40-man roster. Ramsey is only hitting .222/.285/.429 with a 33.3 percent strikeout rate in Triple-A Oklahoma City, so the 26-year-old outfielder seemed to be an obvious choice for this move.
Sat, May 28, 2016 06:42:00 PM

Dodgers acquired OF James Ramsey and INF/OF Zach Walters from the Indians in exchange for cash considerations.

Both players were recently designated for assignment. A former first-round pick, Ramsey hit .243/.327/.382 last season for the Indians' Triple-A affiliate.
Sun, Apr 10, 2016 02:02:00 PM

Indians designated OF James Ramsey for assignment.

The move clears a roster spot for veteran reliever Joba Chamberlain, who was officially added to the major league bullpen on Monday afternoon. Ramsey, the 23rd overall pick in the 2012 MLB Amateur Draft, was acquired from the Cardinals in 2014 for Justin Masterson. He batted just .243/.327/.382 last season for the Indians' Triple-A affiliate.
Mon, Apr 4, 2016 03:46:00 PM

Indians optioned OF James Ramsey to Triple-A Columbus; re-assigned Cs Jeremy Lucas and Anthony Recker, OF Michael Choice and INF Eric Stamets to minor league camp.

The Indians have jobs available in their outfield this spring, but Ramsey flopped with just two hits in 21 at-bats. He could debut at some point in 2016.
Fri, Mar 18, 2016 12:56:00 PM

Indians purchased the contract of OF James Ramsey from Triple-A Columbus.

The roster move protects Ramsey from next month's Rule 5 draft. The 25-year-old outfielder spent the entire 2015 season at Triple-A where he hit .243/.327/.382 with 12 homers and 42 RBI in 126 games. He could challenge for a reserve outfielder role with the Indians in the spring.
Sat, Nov 21, 2015 12:50:00 AM

Indians prospect OF James Ramsey went 2-for-3 with a solo home run and double on Monday for Triple-A Columbus.

Ramsey, who was acquired from the Cardinals at last year’s non-waiver trade deadline in exchange for Justin Masterson, is off to a respectable start this season in the International League, batting .244/.324/.405 with 11 extra-base hits (five home runs) and 15 RBI in 35 games. The 25-year-old outfielder stands out for his pure hitting ability and defensive versatility in the outfield, but he’s not a true center fielder and lacks the power necessary to hold down a corner spot. Expect Ramsey to break through in a fourth-outfielder role with the Tribe later this season.
Tue, May 19, 2015 11:36:00 AM

Indians acquired OF James Ramsey from the Cardinals in exchange for RHP Justin Masterson.

A 2012 first-round pick, Ramsey is having a nice season as he repeats Double-A, batting .300/.389/.527 with 13 homers over 67 games. He was ranked by Baseball America before the season as the team's No. 8 prospect. The 24-year-old has been assigned to Triple-A Columbus.
Wed, Jul 30, 2014 02:58:00 PM

Cardinals prospect OF James Ramsey was 3-for-6 with two doubles and two runs scored on Tuesday for Double-A Springfield.

Ramsey, the No. 23 overall pick in the 2012 draft, has opened the 2014 season on a tear, batting .476 through his first six games. Last season the 24-year-old spent time at three different levels and batted .265/.373/.440 with 16 doubles, 16 home runs and a 121/65 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 112 games. Ramsey might have a chance to reach the major leagues later this season, but he has both Oscar Taveras and Stephen Piscotty ahead of him on the organizational depth chart.
Wed, Apr 9, 2014 12:40:00 PM

Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the Cardinals have a deal in place with 2012 first-round OF James Ramsey.

Ramsey is a college senior, so he was fully expected to sign. Financials of his deal aren't available, but the Cards should be able to lock him up for well under the recommended slot for the No. 23 overall pick of $1.775 million.
Mon, Jun 25, 2012 07:40:00 PM

Cardinals selected Florida State OF James Ramsey with the No. 23 overall pick in the 2012 draft.

A 22nd-round pick in 2011, Ramsey elected to return to Florida State for his senior year of college. Billed as a "hard worker" and "leader," Ramsey may be knocked as a low-upside pick, but truly does boast above-average intangibles to go along with a plus glove and speed. He won't hit for power, but his well-rounded game could have him in the big leagues sooner rather than later.
Mon, Jun 4, 2012 09:38:00 PM

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