Can Doosan smile with a ‘bargain’ foreign bat?
The Doosan Bears have selected Henry Ramos as their foreign bat. Doosan signed Ramos to a contract totaling $700,000.
For now, it’s a successful signing. In a time when million-dollar ransoms have become commonplace for players with a little name recognition, the Bears held onto their ‘value-for-money’ resources. Cheap is not only good. His skills have also been proven. He had already made his Korean debut in a KT Wiz uniform. He had the misfortune of leaving early last season with a fractured toe, but his skills were recognized by all 10 clubs.
Ramos is said to be a customized player for Jamsil. He’s a mid to long-range type, not a long shot. He makes good contact and has quick feet. His outfield defense is also above average. It would be nice to see him hit a lot of home runs, but this type of player is more likely to succeed in Jamsil.
Doosan had some success this year with foreign-born Jose Rojas, who hit 19 home runs and 65 RBIs, but his batting average was too low at 2.053. Plus, 토토사이트 his outfield defense was subpar. The team would be much better off with Ramos hitting in the low-to-mid double digits, even if his home run total is lower, and racking up RBIs in a steady stream of chances.So why didn’t KT, the original team, take a look at Ramos? KT had also parted ways with Anthony Alford and was looking for a new foreign bat.
KT was also keeping tabs on Ramos’ status.
However, they opted for ‘MVP legend’ Mel Rojas Jr. In the end, I give Rojas the edge in many ways. Rojas’ image as a failure in Nippon Professional Baseball, his recent on-field experience, and the fact that Ramos, despite being older, could not match Rojas in terms of power and reliable outfield defense. Both are switch-hitters.
While the prospects are promising, Doosan still needs to keep an eye on Ramos. He’s too confident, too excited, too motivated, and too often makes silly plays on the field. His explosiveness is something to look forward to, but his stability is still a question mark.