Saturday, August 09, 2008

Royals Trade Horacio Ramirez to White Sox

After the game tonight, the Royals announced that they have traded Horacio Ramirez to the White Sox for outfielder Paulo Orlando.

Orlando, 22, was sent to Single-A Wilmington. Obviously the scouts must see something in his potential because his numbers in the minor leagues are nothing to get excited about. You can see them all here.

This season, in 111 games in A-ball, he's hitting .264, with a .310 OBP and he has 9 HR and 42 RBI. He's never hit more than nine home runs in a season. His career AVG is .260 and his career OBP is .303. He does steal bases (28 this season; 77 for his career).

Horacio Ramirez on the other hand put up good numbers out of the Royals' pen. He had a 2.59 ERA with a 0.90 WHIP in 15 appearances.

As I have in the past, I'll assume that Dayton Moore and staff know more about the player we are obtaining than I do. So I'll reserve judgment.


Thomas said...

He is the best defensive outfield prospect the sox have.... he is fast and can steal bases too. Tied for sixth in the White Sox organization in stolen bases (20). ... Ranked by Baseball America as the Fastest Baserunner and Best Defensive Outfielder in the White Sox organization.
Named by Baseball America as the Fastest Baserunner in the White Sox organization prior to the 2007 season ... made his professional debut with Class A Kannapolis ... finished among organizational leaders in triples (1st, 10), runs scored (4th, 71), stolen bases (4th, 29), hits (8th) and total bases (T9th, 184) ... led the Intimidators in hits, runs scored, triples, stolen bases and games played (116) ... was successful on 76.3 percent (29-for-38) of his stolen base attempts.

Lee Warren said...

Thanks Thomas. I guess I'm wondering if we need yet another good defensive outfielder who can't hit for power? We've already got DeJesus, Gload, Gathright, and Teahen.

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