The Dodgers No. 23 ranked prospect Jose Ramos is suiting up for Team Panama in the World Baseball Classic, and playing in the outfield. In the team’s first game, a 12-5 win over Taiwan, Ramos was involved in a scary collision out in right-center field.
A ball was hit in the right-center gap, and Ramos went over to make the play. The problem was, Luis Castillo, the right fielder, was also trying to make the play.
While Castillo ultimately made the catch, he also got the worse end of it. Here’s the play:
Fortunately, both players avoided injuries, and were able to stay in the game. Now, it makes for a pretty awesome story, and a crazy video.
Ramos is just 22 years old, and was ranked as high as No. 8 in the Dodgers’ organization last year.
Last season, he hit .249 across Single-A and High-A with 25 home runs and 97 RBIs with an OPS of .818 in 123 games. He has a ton of potential in the outfield, and will continue to climb the ranks of the minor leagues this year. He’s not expected to make his MLB debut until at least 2024, but right now, he’s getting great experience playing high-level baseball in the WBC. Let’s just hope he stays out of collisions for the rest of the tournament.
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