WILKIN RAMOS, RIGHT HANDED PITCHER
|Born: April 12, 2001
Signed: Int’l Free Agent, 2017, Oakland Athletics
How Acquired: Trade (from Athletics for Tanner Anderson)
Country: Dominican Republic
WTM’s PLAYER PROFILE
|The A’s signed Ramos for $300K, which at the time was the largest bonus they could pay due to sanctions for exceeding their bonus pool. He’s all about projection. When the Pirates acquired him, he threw in the mid- to upper-80s, with a curve and slider. The slider was the better of his secondary pitches. He throws from a low, 3/4 angle. By 2022, the projection was showing up, at least in terms of velocity, as he was up to 95-97 mph.
In his debut, Ramos put up solid numbers, including a fairly good K rate and a slightly high walk rate. He started eight games and relieved in another six.
Ramos was hampered by a sore elbow in the GCL. He made three starts early in the season, then was out until early August. He made one start then and didn’t pitch again. When he did pitch, it obviously didn’t go well, as he got hit hard and had control problems. It’s possible he was affected by the elbow problem.
Back in the FCL, Ramos pitched in a swing role. His walk and K rates were much-improved, but opponents batted .292 against him.
Ramos spent the season in Bradenton, mostly pitching in long relief. He made some progress, including ramped-up velocity. After allowing 15 earned runs in 11.1 IP in May and June, he gave up just seven over 28 innings over the last three months. His main problems overall were walks and left-handed hitters, who torched him for a 333/474/533 line.
Ramos remains an interesting pitcher, although he’s in his third year of Rule 5 eligibility.
|2023: Minor League Contract|
|Signing Bonus: $300,000
MiLB Debut: 2018
MLB Debut: N/A
MiLB FA Eligible: 2024
MLB FA Eligible: N/A
Rule 5 Eligible: 2021
Added to 40-Man: N/A
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
|July 25, 2017: Signed by the Oakland Athletics as an international free agent.
December 1, 2018: Traded by the Oakland Athletics to the Pittsburgh Pirates for Tanner Anderson.