An interview with St. Louis Cardinals prospect Steven Ramos

Steven Ramos, an outfielder set to play this season with the short-season Batavia Muckdogs (A, New York-Penn League), joined Redbird Rants recently for an interview. Last season, Ramos played for the Johnson City Cardinals, the 2011 Appalachian League champions.
Steven Ramos, St. Louis Cardinals prospect
Daniel Solzman: Thanks for joining Redbird Rants today. Are you getting excited for the season to start at Johnson City?

Steven Ramos: Well, I’m actually getting sent to the Batavia Mucksdogs. But I am very excited for the season to start.

Daniel Solzman: My bad–I was going off the MILB profile and saw Johnson City under your name. How does the midwest and upper southeast compare to California?

Steven Ramos: Well, it’s a lot different. Only similarities is the hot weather pretty much.

Daniel Solzman: How has the offseason been treating you? Anything exciting happen?

Steven Ramos: It treated me good. Just had a lot of time to spend it with family and I got a new neice and nephew in the off season. So that was pretty exciting.

Daniel Solzman: What’s the best part that you like about having a July 4th birthday?

Steven Ramos: There is always some type of big event going on so it makes it easy to spend it with a bunch of family and friends.

Daniel Solzman: Flashing back to 2010 for a moment, you got drafted in the 22nd round out of Ohlone College and could have gone to Cal State-Fullerton. How long did it take to make a decision to go ahead and start your professional career?

Steven Ramos: About a week, I think. Just talked it over with family and decided I was ready to start my career.

Daniel Solzman: What are you looking forward to doing the most this season?

Steven Ramos: Just playing and getting to be a part of a new team. Also, hopefully take another shot at another championship.

Daniel Solzman: How has working with Johnson City Batting Coach Ramon Ortiz helped with your hitting technique in the past year?

Steven Ramos: It helped a lot. Ortiz is a very smart batting coach and knows a lot of drills for every problem. He fixed my swing numerous times last year.

Daniel Solzman: Thanks again for joining us. Any final words for the best fans in baseball?

Steven Ramos: Thanks for being the best fans out there. Go Cardinals.

Topics: Interview, Prospects, Steven Ramos

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