As part of Ronaldo's English studies, Rays Florida education coordinator Lenore Sutton uploaded six sets of 20 baseball terms related to catching to a flashcard app for him to study…Ronaldo learned the 120 terms and phrases in just a month's time…he learned the vocabulary for pitchers quickly as well, in order to better communicate during mound visits…he loves learning English using the app and has nearly memorized its 1,000 general baseball terms and phrases...Ronaldo joined Stone Crabs teammate Wander Franco in representing the Rays at the 2019 All-Star Futures Game in Cleveland...He enjoys playing soccer in his free time...Ronaldo and his wife, Xilena, were married on Dec 28 back home in Colombia.
Spent the entire season with Class-A Charlotte, earning Florida State League postseason All-Star honors…ranked 9th in the FSL with 60 RBI...Played for the AL team in the Futures Game in July at Progressive Field, going 0-for-2...Named FSL Player of the Week for June 10-16, batting .571 (8-for-14) with 4 2B and 4 HR...Played for the Salt River Rafters in the Arizona Fall League, batting .359/.381/.513 (14-for-39) with 1 HR and 5 RBI in 11 games…named to the AFL Rising Stars Game...Ranked by Baseball America as the No. 9 prospect in the Rays system following the season.
Named Most Valuable Player for Class-A Bowling Green by the Rays Baseball Operations department…ranked 2nd in the Midwest League with 21 HR and 3rd with 79 RBI and a .494 SLG...His 21 HR ranked 2nd in the minors among catchers behind SD Austin Allen (22)...Ranked 3rd among Rays minor leaguers in homers and RBI and tied for 6th with 200 total bases...Named to the MWL midseason and postseason All-Star teams...Named the Rays Minor League Hitter of the Month and MWL Player of the Month for June, batting .366 (30-for-82) with 10 HR and 25 RBI...Named to the Rays Organizational All-Star Team by MLB.com for a second consecutive year...Played for the Peoria Javelinas in the Arizona Fall League...Ranked by Baseball America as the No. 56 overall prospect in the minors following the season… was the No. 4 prospect in the Rays system…the publication also tabbed him as the Best Power Prospect in the MWL in its Best Tools survey.
Named Most Valuable Player for Rookielevel Princeton by the Rays Baseball Operations department…led Rays minor leaguers with a .332 avg., and ranked among Appalachian League leaders in avg. (5th), hits (74, 3rd), doubles (22, 2nd) and slugging pct. (.507, 5th)...Threw out 57.1 pct. of attempted base stealers...Named Appalachian League Player of the Week for Aug 21-27, batting .500 (10-for-20) with 7 RBI...Ranked by Baseball America as the No. 12 prospect in the Rays system and No. 4 prospect in the Appalachian League following the season.
His .340 avg. and .485 SLG both ranked 6th in the Dominican Summer League.