Top 50 Scouting Report: #47 RHP Elvin Ramirez
Vital Statistics: Name: Elvin Ramirez DOB: October 10, 1987 Height: 6'3" Weight: 182 Throws: Right Bats: Right Elvin Ramirez, signed as a teenager in the Dominican Republic, was known as a hard-throwing kid who possessed the promise of more fortune on the mound with proper training. Using just his fireballer approach, he breezed through the Dominican Summer League in the summer of 2006. During his time on the island, he posted just a 0-1 record but compiled an impressive 2.63 earned run average , fanning 28 hitters in 27.1 innings pitched against a .165 opponent's batting average. Doing all that as an 18-year-old gave the Mets the initiative to test him in the Appalachian League, bypassing the Gulf Coast League to see how his rising repertoire would fare against a higher level of competition. It was a rough adjustment for the right-hander. He was wet behind the ears when he came to play ball in the states, and his struggles came early and often. In his first six starts, he...
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