Harold Ramírez could be finally getting the call to make his debut in the majors sometime soon.
The Miami Marlins keep struggling offensively after losing three out of four games at Wrigley Field in which they scored only 11 runs, and hit just five extra-base hits (four doubles and a homer).
Colombian outfielder Harold Ramírez could be the answer to those problems.
The Marlins outfield has been really unproductive in these first 37 games of the season.
The addition of Brian Anderson playing a few games in right field has helped a little, but the numbers are outrageous.
The only hitter above .200 is Austin Dean, who’s only played six games and is not even with the team anymore.
No one in the Marlins outfield is close to .300 of OBP, which is unbelievable.
Craig Mish and Jeremy Tache, of Swings and Mishes, talked about this subject in their most recent episode.
For Mish, Harold Ramírez “will see some action in the majors soon”.
Ramírez, who could play both corner outfields, is hitting .358/.414 OBP in 30 games with the New Orleans Baby Cakes.
The Marlins have Brian Anderson at 3B tonight. A callup of OF Harold Ramirez appears close to reality from my understanding. Ramirez could then take over RF with Anderson back at third.
More on @SwingsAndMishes tomorrow.
— Craig Mish (@CraigMish) 8 de mayo de 2019
If they call Harold Ramírez up the Marlins will have to add them to the 40-man roster, which would force them to take somebody out.
You can check his stats in the minors and playing winter ball in Venezuela here.
Who will get CF?
Harold Ramírez played winter ball in Venezuela with Leones del Caracas and got to play a couple of games in center field, but that is definitively not the best position for him.
Especially with that huge outfield the Marlins have at Marlins Park.
As Craig Mish and Jeremy Tache discuss, the Marlins have to sort out the centerfield position, and either Herrera or Galloway would have to go.
They can’t have both of these guys on the roster.
Granderson in left field, Herrera in center and Ramirez in right, with O’Brien as a fourth outfielder playing against lefty pitchers.
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