Former FSU Outfielder Ramsey Traded


Nov 2, 2013; Surprise, AZ, USA; St. Louis Cardinals outfielder

James Ramsey

against the West during the Fall Stars Game at Surprise Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Former Florida State Seminoles outfielder James Ramsey has been traded to the Cleveland Indians.

Ramsey was the player sent to Cleveland in a trade with the St. Louis Cardinals that saw Justin Masterson go in the opposite direction.

In a four-year career at FSU, Ramsey had a slash line of .339/.462/.574 and hit 34 home runs and had 201 RBIs. He also stole 33 bases.

The 24-year-old was the 23rd overall pick in the 2012 MLB draft. In 235 career minor league games, he has a .266/368/.434 line with 30 dingers and 101 RBIs.

At the Double-A level for the Springfield Cardinals in 2014, Ramsey was hitting .300 with 13 homers and 36 RBI’s in 67 games.

Over the course of his minor league career, Ramsey has played all three outfield positions and holds a .992 fielding percentage.

Earlier this month, he started the Futures Game.

In his final year at FSU in 2012, he was named the 2012 ACC player of the year, as well as the ABCA National Player of the Year and a consensus All-American.

He was the 19th player in Seminole history to be drafted in the first round by a Major League club.