CLEVELAND, OH - The Cleveland Indians today announced that Double-A Akron INF JOSE RAMIREZ has been named the Indians Minor League Player of the Week for July 8-14.
Ramirez, 21, ranked 5th in the Eastern League in batting throughout the week, hitting .478 (11-23) with 3 RBI and 6 runs scored, while posting a 1.217 OPS (.478 OBP/.739 SLG.). He led the Eastern League in extra base hits, collecting 4 doubles and a triple through his 5 games. Ramirez recorded 3 multi-hit performances during the week, including a career best 4-6 effort on July 8 at Richmond. He is currently riding a 10-game hit streak and has recorded at least 3 hits in 4 of those 10 contests. On the season, Ramirez is batting at a .278 clip (99-356) and leads the Eastern League in steals (33) and runs scored (65).
The 5'9", 165-pound infielder was originally signed by the Indians as a non-drafted free agent on November 11, 2009. Hailing from Bani, DR, Ramirez entered the season ranked as the 9th overall prospect in the organization according to MLB.com.