Mets OF Alex Ramirez ranked among top 10 prospects in Low-A Southeast League

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Mets prospect Alex Ramirez
Mets prospect Alex Ramirez

Mets CF Alex Ramirez has been ranked the No. 10 prospect in the Low-A Southeast League in a new list released Thursday by Baseball America.

Ramirez, 18, hit .258/.326/.384 with five homers, four triples, 15 doubles, and 16 stolen bases in 76 games this season for Low-A St. Lucie.

Those numbers don't jump off the page, but are very impressive when you consider that Ramirez is roughly three years younger than the average age for a player in Low-A.

Wrote SNY contributor Jacob Resnick recently about Ramirez:

Ramirez’s loudest tool is his bat speed, which helps him make the lumber look like a toothpick as he whips it through the zone. A tendency to get long with his swing, as is the case for most players his age, is a major contributor to his 31 percent strikeout rate on the year. That’s not so much a concern as it’s an area for development.

When he does make contact, Ramirez hits the baseball as hard as anyone in the organization. His 90.5 mph average exit velocity is second-best among St. Lucie regulars this season, though that lack of bat control has led to a launch angle (6 degrees) that produces an obscene amount of ground balls.

Ramirez was signed by the Mets as an international free agent in 2019.