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Top Prospect #6: RHP Elizardo Ramirez

Elizardo Ramirez has found a way to climb up the ranks of Phillies prospects even though he doesn't have the best "stuff" in the world. What Ramirez has done is to find a way to keep hitters off balance and he has learned to let his fielders do their job, rather than trying to strike out every hitter that he faces. The result is that he gives up a pretty good amount of hits, but he seems to always find a way to win games and get the most out of what he does have going for him.

Elizardo Ramirez can usually hit 90 miles per hour on the speed gun, as long as he has the wind behind him. In other words, he's not going to be confused with Randy Johnson any time soon. To make matters worse, Ramirez also doesn't possess a lot of movement on his pitches, so hitters can generally get a piece of the ball. In fact, last season, hitters swung at a .290 clip against Ramirez, but he... Recommended Stories

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