The Yankees signed Daniel Ramos on October 26, 2013 at 18 years old out of Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic.
Ramos made his professional debut at 19 years old during the 2014 season when he started just one game for the Dominican Summer League Yankees. In that game he did not allow an earned run while striking out six in 4 2/3 innings of work.
After needing surgery on his shoulder, he sat out the entire 2015 season on the disabled list.
Ramos returned to action in 2016 with the Gulf Coast League Yankees where he was 0-3 with a 5.40 ERA in seven games, six starts. He struck out 13 batters and walked nine in 18 1/3 innings.
The 2017 season was Ramos’ first full healthy season and he pitched well for the Pulaski Yankees. In 11 games, 8 starts, he earned a 2-3 record with a 3.81 ERA while striking out 56 batters in 52 innings of work during the regular season. In the postseason, he struck out an additional 11 batters in 8 1/3 innings of work over two games.
Ramos is a bit of a sleeper prospect in the Yankees organization due to missing so much time due to injuries. He has a low-90s fastball that is usually in the 91-93 miles per hour range and a plus curveball. He is still working on his changeup, a pitch that he will need if he hopes to continue to remain a starter throughout the minors.
Ramos will likely remain in Tampa for extended spring training before reporting to Staten Island for the NY-Penn League season in June.
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