Neato Torpedo wrote:OneLoveBoomer wrote:I'll be paying close attention to mock drafts as to where he goes.
That said, people making projections need to keep in mind that this is his first year in the U.S. Majors....He started the season looking like a fool at the plate (not including S.T., he did great there), and now he's hitting like a maniac.
Comparisons to Soriano for a ceiling -- yes, including power -- are not far fetched.
Look at their first full seasons. It's not the power Alexei would have to catch up on, it's the speed. He's actually quite significantly ahead of the power pace Soriano set, but way behind on speed. But ahead in contact (way ahead). Alexei's on his way to K about 40% less than Soriano did, with a BA about .045 higher. Soriano's contact has always been lacking, and if Alexei were to become Soriano with much better contact and less speed, he'll be a true 5-cat monster.
I would venture to say that Ramirez is one of the fastest guys in the league. He just needs to learn how to run on the paths.