2012 MLB Draft: St. Louis Cardinals Select OF James Ramsey

James Ramsey, OF, Florida State University: Ramsey is a rare bird, a college senior who went in the first round. Hitting .388/.520/.689 with 13 homers and 55 walks in 206 at-bats this year, Ramsey hits from the left side and has average tools across the board. He is also considered a safe pick with few weaknesses and has a reputation for thriving under pressure. He was a 22nd-round pick by the Minnesota Twins last year, but turned down more than $500,000 to return to college. He’ll get a lot more than that this year. Some teams like Ramsey as a potential second baseman, and it remains to be seen if his range will work in center field, but even if he ends up in a corner, his on-base skills and his power will play. He has an excellent work ethic and plays above his tools due to his excellent instincts for the game.

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