Harold Ramirez, OF, Cleveland Indians
After spending his first two major league seasons with the Miami Marlins, Harold Ramirez was a late addition to the roster in Cleveland this offseason, being claimed off waivers on February 24. Ramirez started the season in Columbus, but was soon called up on May 3 and has quickly become one of the more reliable outfielders on the club’s roster.
Since arriving in Cleveland, Ramirez has played 69 games for the Tribe, spending most of his time in one of the corner outfield spots. During that stretch, Ramirez has posted a slash line of .266/.305/.416 with 15 doubles, a triple, six home runs and 27 RBI. As for in the field, he has just two errors for a .985 fielding percentage.
Just 26-years old, Ramirez has been a diamond in the rough situation for Cleveland. He was the odd man out in Miami and the Tribe have been the benefactor. While he doesn’t blow anyone away with one specific stat or aspect of his game, he’s proven to be a very well rounded player.
What makes the situation with Ramirez even better is his contract. He won’t enter arbitration for another year, entering the 2023 season, and will be under team control through the 2025 campaign. If he can continue to play at his level, he could be one of the biggest roster steals the Tribe have made recently. Should he sustain his current stats, he should be a shoe-in to get one of the spots moving forward.