Aldo Ramirez Salem Red Sox Pitcher

       
 
Age: 20 
Born: May 6, 2001
Birthplace: Aguascalientes, Mexico
Height: 6-0
Weight: 190
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
   
Drafted: Not draft eligible
How Acquired: International free agent (April 2018)
College: -
High School: -
ETA: 2024

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Pronunciation: ---
First Pro Contract: April 18, 2018 (BOS)
Signing Scouts: Sotero Torres, Eddie Romero & Todd Claus
Signing Bonus: N/A
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2022
MLFA Eligible: November 2024
   
Pro Debut: June 23, 2018 (DSL)
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut: -
Service Time (1/21): 0 days
Options Remaining: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2021): MiLB contract
   
Twitter: -
Instagram: @aldoramirezno28

 
 
 
 
 
     
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  Physical Description: Athletic, lean frame with some remaining projection, especially in his upper body. Quick feet.

Mechanics: Throws from a high-three-quarters arm slot. Starts on the third base side. Quick arm. Deliberate, vertical delivery. High leg lift. Could do a better job incorporating his lower half. Finishes upright and square to the plate. Arm action has a stab behind, but is relatively free and easy. Good rhythm in delivery, works quickly. Repeats well. Varies delivery times from the stretch. Has deception in his delivery, hides the ball well behind his head until late, giving hitters less time to pick it up.

Fastball: 92-95 mph. Pitch shows life and sink. Velocity is trending up and has improved each year since he signed. Advanced command and control for his age. Always around the zone; throws competitive pitches, which allows him to work deeper into games. Potential plus offering with refined command.

Changeup: 86-88 mph. Best secondary pitch. Splitter-ish movement with late drop down and out of the zone. Advanced feel. Flashed plus at times during the 2018 season, but rarely incorporated the pitch in 2019 looks with Lowell. During 2020 Fall Instructs, pitch was very effective and elicited lots of weak contact on the ground. Potential plus-to-better offering.
  Curveball: 77-81 mph. Shows confidence in and feel for pitch. Will throw in any count. At its best, shows 11-to-5, two-plane break. Can bury down and out of the zone or backdoor the pitch to steal a called strike. Shape and depth vary at times. Below-average spin rate. Potential average offering.

Career Notes: Red Sox purchased his rights from Aguascalientes in the Mexican League for $550,000 in April 2018. Showed advanced control for his age in the DSL in 2018. Participated in the 2018 and 2020 Fall Instructional League. Was identified by scouts as one of the top pitchers at the 2020 Fall Instructional League.

Summation: Potential back-end starter. Ceiling of a mid-rotation starter. Very interesting young arm with a strong track record of performance in the low minors against age-advanced competition. Has advanced feel for his age and has a solid chance to remain a starter. Has always thrown strikes and shows the early makings of a three-pitch mix, all with at least average potential. Does not stand out physically, but still young enough that he could grow some more. One of the more intriguing low minors arms in the system, but has a long way to go between what he is now and what he could be in the future.

Links

State of the System: Mid-Minors Pitchers (4.3.20)
Scouting Report Update (8.12.2020)
Scout Chatter (12.4.2020)
 
   
     
    Pitching Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age w l % era g gs sv ip h r er hr bb so whip k/bb k/9
2018 Aguascalientes Mex - - 17 0 0 --- 5.68 5 0 0 6.1 7 4 4 2 6 3 2.05 0.50 4.40
  2018 DSL Red Sox DSL Rk Bos 17 1 2 0.333 0.39 5 5 0 23.0 10 7 1 0 3 17 0.57 5.67 6.65
  2019 Lowell NYPL A- Bos 18 2 3 0.400 3.94 14 13 0 61.2 59 31 27 5 16 63 1.22 3.94 9.19
  2020 Season Cancelled --- --- Bos 19 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
   
     
    2021 Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age w l % era g gs sv ip h r er hr bb so whip k/bb k/9
2021 Salem LAE A Bos 20     stats                            
   
     
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  Awards   SoxProspects.com Awards  
  -   SoxProspects.com Pitcher of the Week (June 17-23, 2019)
2021 SoxProspects.com Pre-Season All-Star
SoxProspects.com Pitcher of the Week (June 7-13, 2021)
 
   

   
     
     
     
 
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