Saturday, March 7, 2009

A little video, for your viewing pleasure

McTaggart spends some time talking about the defensive prowess of one Yordany Ramirez, and references a catch made in Portland. But he doesn't give you the link. I, dear friends, have righted this wrong:

Says McTaggart:
Ramirez has made one terrific catch this spring, diving for a ball last week against the New York Mets in Port St. Lucie, Fla. He’s rated by Baseball America as having the best outfield arm among Astros prospects and was tabbed as the best defensive outfielder in the Padres’ system in 2007.

And what does Easy Eddie think about letting Ramirez throw himself around like a rag doll?
“I would rather see him maybe dive for a ball or two he had no business diving for because there’s going to be eight other balls he catches that most guys don’t. Running on his arm is a mistake. He’s still only 24 years old, and he’s got a lot of corners to turn offensively, but he’s got time to do it.”

So that means he's headed to Round Rock, then. Probably with Reggie Abercrombie.