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Giants OF prospect Heliot Ramos on a spring-training hot streak

Ahhh, springtime. A great time of year for many things, such as pulverizing baseballs.

Giants outfield prospect Heliot Ramos can relate. He’s living up to his expectations early in the 2021 campaign, with a batting average over .400 and an impressive 1.412 on-base-plus-slugging percentage, per Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle, who notes Ramos hit the ball far out of the park in the Giants’ 13-7 loss to the Brewers on Tuesday.

Another big day for top outfield prospect Heliot Ramos, who clobbered a homer to the back of the grass in left-center and also delivered an RBI double in the third. He’s 7-for-17 (.412) with a 1.412 OPS this spring.

Susan Slusser/San Francisco Chronicle

Here’s video of the home run, thanks to Kerry Crowley of the Bay Area News Group.

That was an impressive shot. Per Brewers broadcaster Brian Anderson, by way of CBS News’ Maria Guardado, it was one of the farthest-hit home runs he’s seen in that park.

“That’s about as far as you’ll ever see one hit here,” Anderson marveled.

Ramos nearly added another home run in the third, when he doubled off the right-field wall for an opposite-field hit. The 21-year-old is now 7-for-17 (.412) with four RBIs over his first six exhibition games this spring, though he is still expected to open the season at Double-A Richmond this year.

Maria Guardado/CBS

Time will tell how much noise Ramos makes in the Big Leagues, but he’s clearly used to putting on a show. It’s early in the spring, however, so keep an eye on this young man’s progress as the season goes along. Perhaps he’ll earn a promotion to Triple-A baseball and get even closer to contributing to the Giants in the regular season.

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