By the time the 2013 regular season ended, the 23-year-old Georgia native passed his Double-A test and was given a brief introduction with Triple-A Memphis. Continuing into the fall, the left-handed hitter was not done, reporting to the St. Louis Cardinals instructional league camp to prepare, then heading west to the Arizona Fall League.
There, Ramsey was named to the AFL Fall Stars Game. Following a late batting slump (2-for-23 in November), Ramsey finished with a line of .246/.384/.435/.819 that was consistent with his regular season results. In 69 at-bats over 22 games, the outfielder walked 16 times, but also logged 20 strikeouts. A smart baserunner, Ramsey was 4-for-4 in stolen bases and was second on his club in runs scored with 18.
In this exclusive interview, Ramsey discusses his 2013, including his recent stint in the desert.
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