Originally posted on CLNS Radio  |  Last updated 7/2/13
Matt Barnes and Henry Owens grabbed most of attention from the 2011 Boston Red Sox amateur draft. There was one name that was selected several rounds later in Noe Ramirez, a right handed starting pitcher out of Cal State Fullerton that has started to turn heads in 2013 as he now takes his journey to Double-A Portland. Ramirez, who was a fourth round pick that year, has always been known as a control pitcher and was made his professional debut last year in Single-A Greenville with the Drive going 2-7 with 4.15 ERA in 16 starts. He struggled by allowing a 89 hits in 84 innings despite walking only 19 and fanning 82 batters. Fast forward a year later, Ramirez was converted into a relief pitcher in spring training and has thrived with High-A Salem in a long/middle relief role. In 21 games pitched out of the pen, Ramirez has compiled a 2-1 record with an impressive 2.11 ERA in 47.1 innings surrendering only nine walks, zero home runs and striking out 44. His ability to get groundouts wit...
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