Name: James Ramsay
School level: HS
With the 38th pick in the draft the Yankees started a trend of taking a whole bunch of outfielders. They’re not going to be able to sign all of them because they just won’t have the room for them all. But I like the strategy, select a lot of them and then see who you like and who is willing to sign afterward.
James Ramsay is a Florida kid and a center fielder. He also has a commitment to the University of South Florida so that might come into play here. A report said he likes the school because it is close to home so maybe the Yankees will have an advantage with their complex being in Tampa and all.
Also important to note, he missed his junior year with a torn ACL.
Here is what one of his local papers said about him:
As a sophomore, Ramsay was the top hitter on an Eagles team that advanced to the Class 5A semifinals for the first time since 1995. He hit .467 and had a team-high .528 on-base percentage, nine doubles, one triple, three homers and 30 RBIs. Defensively, his range in centerfield was another incredible asset for a defensive-minded Brandon team.
He was also at his best during Brandon’s 16-game winning streak, which included a Saladino tournament title. He hit .571 (32-for-56) during that span and also broke the Saladino record for hits in one tournament (13).