It was a big day on Tuesday for highly rated Dodgers prospects Jose Ramos and Emmet Sheehan.
Jose Ramos, the Dodgers’ eighth ranked prospect, started in left field and batted cleanup for the Glendale Desert Dogs. He performed accordingly, going 4-5 with four RBI on the day. He finished just a double shy of the cycle, hitting his first triple and second homer so far in the Fall League.
Ramos spent the 2022 season in both Single-A and High-A after he was promoted to the latter in May. Between the levels, Ramos homered 25 times and drove in 97 runs in an impressive 21-year-old campaign. He played nearly even innings between center field and right field, and he has a cannon of an arm, so those are likely his long term defensive spots. Following a New Years Day birthday, Ramos will be 22 to start next year, and could feasibly make the jump to Double-A Tulsa’s opening day roster.
Emmet Sheehan, the Dodgers’ number 22 prospect, was the starting pitcher for Glendale. He had his best outing of the Fall League, going five shutout innings with just two baserunners allowed. He struck out 10 total, including a torrid streak of eight straight batters during the second, third, and fourth innings.
This was Sheehan’s second straight very good start. He also went five scoreless innings in his outing last Wednesday. These back-to-back red hot games have lowered Sheehan’s Fall League ERA to a solid 3.54 clip.
Sheehan pitched most of 2022 in High-A and received a Double-A promotion for his final two starts of the year. Overall, it was a very successful first full professional campaign for the righty, finishing with a 7-2 record and 2.91 ERA. His 14.03 K/9 was near the top of the Dodgers organization. He will most likely begin 2023 back in Double-A.
Ramos and Sheehan are two of the brightest young players in the stacked Los Angeles system. The organization sent them to the Arizona Fall League this year with the hope to extend their development, and with performances like today, it looks like it was a good decision.