Carlos Ramirez

Position: RHP
Born: 04/24/91
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 205
B/T: R/R
Acquired: Signed as an international free agent (Dominican Republic) on March 5, 2009 (TOR).

Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
3-0 with an 0.00 ERA in 25 games between New Hampshire (Double-A) and Buffalo (Triple-A), striking out 45 while walking 10 in 37 2/3 innings, allowing 16 hits for a .125 BAA.

Info & MLB Debut Date
Contract purchased from Buffalo on September 1 when rosters expanded.
MLB Debut Date: 09/01/17

Debut Details
September 1, in a 1-0 13-inning loss to the Orioles. The fifth of six pitchers on the night, he tossed two perfect innings of shutout ball, striking out two. Of 27 pitches, 20 were for strikes. Coming on in the bottom of the 10th for right-handed reliever Danny Barnes, he got Tim Beckham looking on three pitches, then struck out Manny Machado swinging before getting Jonathan Schoop to ground out to shortstop. In the 11th, he got Joey Rickard to pop out to shortstop and Trey Mancini to ground out to shortstop before the last batter, Chris Davis, became the only man to hit the ball out of the infield against him, flying out to center.

Player Notes
If you have never heard of Ramirez, don't be too embarrassed: You're not alone. But absolutely keep this name in mind. Originally signed as a speedy but light-hitting outfielder with a strong arm, he moved that arm to the mound a month into the 2014 season and since then, while battling through an array of minor injuries that come with the territory of learning how to pitch, he's opened a lot of eyes -- and, as you can see from his 2017 numbers, shut down a lot of bats. Armed with a lively fastball in the mid-to-high 90s and a workable slider, coupled with excellent location, Ramirez is an exciting sleeper prospect and a possible future closer for the Jays. Now 9-3 with a 2.42 over 106 games in his pitching career, converting 20 out of 23 save opportunities, he's limited opposing batters to a .227 average. In 2016 at Dunedin (High A) he was 3-0 with a 2.20 ERA in 30 games, striking out 41 and walking 21 in 41 innings.