Acquired: Signed as a minor league free agent November 21, 2012 (PHI). Originally signed as an international free agent (Venezuela) on May 13, 2010 (STL).
Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
|CURRENT SEASON STATS: 2-1 with a 1.16 ERA and 10 saves in 26 games between Reading (Double-A) and Lehigh Valley (Triple-A), striking out 41 batters and walking four in 38.2 IP, allowing 24 hits and limiting opposing batters to a .173 average.|
Info & MLB Debut Date
Recalled from Lehigh Valley June 24 when RHP Andrew Bailey was placed on the 15-day DL.
MLB Debut Date: 6/24/2016
|June 24, in a 5-4 loss to the San Francisco Giants. The fourth of five pitchers on the night, he tossed just a third of an inning to finish up the seventh in relief of Elvis Araujo, needing only two pitches to strand his inherited runner and finish his night. In a blink-and-you-missed-it debut, he came on with four runs in, two outs and runner Angel Pagan on first base. After being called for a balk before delivering his first pitch, he then got batter Gregor Blanco to ground out to second base on an 0-1 pitch.|
|Though you may not be familiar with his name — yet, anyway – few relievers in baseball have had put up better numbers across the board in the last three seasons than Ramos. Originally signed back in 2010 by the Cardinals but released after one summer when the organization shut down its Venezuelan academy, he did not pitch professionally in 2011 or 2012 but signed with the Phillies at the end of 2012. Boasting a fastball in the middle 90s and a plus curveball, his perfectly fine career 2.74 ERA is not really representative of what he’s done of late, since it includes two rough rookie-league campaigns in 2010 and 2013. Since then, he’s been lights out. In 2014, between the Venezuelan and Gulf Coast League rookie teams and Short-Season A Williamsport, he combined to go 2-1 with an 0.81 ERA in 26 games, collecting 10 saves and striking out 48 while walking 10 in 44.1 IP, limiting hitters to a .189 average. In 2015, he had a 2.07 ERA in 47 games between Clearwater (High A) and Reading, striking out 65 batters in 69.2 IP and walking just 16 while allowing 48 hits for a .196 batting average against. You can learn more about the Phillies’ possible closer of the future in this spring training column from the Philadelphia Inquirer’s Bob Brookover.|