Chiefs Chatter #5 Get To Know OF Steven Ramos

As February (and then Spring Training) approaches we are going to use this blog space to introduce you to potential 2014 Peoria Chiefs players. We do not have any inside information on our roster and nothing will be official until the end of March. But with spring training on the way it is time to get familiar with some faces and names that we could see on the diamond in Peoria this summer. Over the next few weeks we’ll take a look at 2012 and 2013 draftees plus foreign born players who excelled in State College, Johnson City and GCL Cardinals in 2013 plus some possible players returning to Peoria. If you missed any of our previous installments, meet: Alex ReyesCarson Kelly (who played for us last year), Rob Kaminsky and Oscar Mercado.

Steven Ramos OF Ht: 6’0 WT: 160 Bats: Right Throws: Right
DOB: 7/04/90, Tracy, CA
Twitter: @s_ramos9
Acquired: Drafted in 22nd Round (57th overall) in 2010 out of Ohlone CC (CA)

Here’s an interview I did with Steven Monday afternoon to catch up on his offseason workouts and look forward to 2014.

Career: Has never committed more than three errors in a Minor League season and overall has has 30 outfield assists and nine errors.

 2013:

  • Appeared in four games for the Chiefs April 29-May 2
  • Played in 67 games for the State College Spikes batting .341 with 17 extra-base hits, 24 RBI, 40 runs scored, 22 stolen bases and a .380 OBP
  • Led the New York-Penn League in batting average and hits while finishing third in stolen bases and fifth in OBP
  • Overall season average of .327 led all qualified Cardinals minor leaguers with Mike O’Neill (Springfield/Memphis) coming in second at .314
  • Also led Cardinals minor leaguers in stolen bases
  • With the Chiefs had a hit on May 2 in a game that finished in a tie because of rain
  • Drove in a run May 1 in the Chiefs 13-10 win over Lake County
  • With State College hit .343 against RHP and .337 vs. LHP
  • Hit .364 at home…Hit .379 in July and .364 in August
  • Batted first or second in the lineup in 44 of 66 games
  • Hit .400 with runners in scoring position
  • Named a NYPL All-Star
  • Collected five hits and scored five runs in the Spikes six playoff games
  • Had a double, triple and four walks in the post-season.

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2012:

  • Hit .247 with 33 runs scored, 12 doubles, three triples, and 12 stolen bases in Batavia with 16 RBI
  • Had 15 multi-hit games with the Muckdogs in 2012 to go along with two three-hit games
  • Stole three of his total 12 bases on the season in one day, July 30
  • Had nine outfield assists for Batavia

Pre 2012:

  • Hit .274 and also had 45 runs scored for Johnson City in 2011
  • Drove in 25 runs and stole 19 bases
  • Stole a career high four bases in one game on July 3
  • Had four hits and two runs scored July 9 at Pulaski
  • Had a 12-game hit streak from July 3-16 with eight multi-hit games
  • Had eight outfield assists
  • Played with the GCL Cardinals and Johnson City in 2010 batting .253 in 48 total games with one homer, 15 stolen bases and 26 runs scored
  • Hit his first professional home run for the GCL Cardinals on August 28, 2010 against the Astros as part of a 3-for-3 day
  • Made his pro debut for Johnson City on June 23, 2010
  • Had a nine-game hit streak from July 19-30, 2010
  • Had four hits, two doubles and three RBI on July 26, 2010 

College:

  • Attended Ohlone CC (Fremont, CA) for two seasons and was originally committed to play at Cal-State Fullerton before signing with the Cardinals
  • Helped lead Ohlone CC to the California Junior College state championship as a shortstop
  • In two seasons, he hit .380 while stealing over 70 bases
  • Set a new Ohlone school record for hits
  • Named a California Community Colleges Athletic Association All-American in 2010…

Misc:

  • Born July 4, 1990 in Tracy, CA
  • Named the Record’s Baseball  Player of the Year in 2008 after batting .489 with five homers, 27 RBI, six triples, 36 runs scored and 45 hits
  • The hits and runs were both Tracy High School season records
  • As a junior he hit .327 with 13 RBI
  • Baseball idol is Roberto Clemente
  • 90’s music star MC Hammer currently lives in Tracy as does former 49ers LB Keena Turner
  • Colts Pro Bowl long-snapper Matt Overton graduated from Tracy High School in 2003.

Professional Career Highs
Hits: 4, last July 18 vs. Lowell
Runs: 3, last, August 19, 2012 at Auburn
Home Runs: 1, last, August 6 at Staten Island
RBI: 3, July 26, 2010 vs. GCL Nationals
Doubles:  2, last June 28, 2012 vs. Jamestown
Triples:  1, many times, last July 31 vs. Tri City
Walks: 3, July 19, 2010 vs. GCL Astros
Strikeouts: 4, last, August 12, 2011 at Elizabethton
Stolen Bases: 4, July 3, 2011 vs. Kingston
Hit Streak: 12, July 3-16, 2011

Check out some video of Ramos from his Tracy High School days

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