Harold Andres Ramirez...married to Adriana Tapias...they have a son, Elian...favorite food is anything made by his mother...loves playing sports at the beach.
Won Eastern League batting title after hitting .320 (148x463) in 120 games for Double-A New Hampshire in Toronto's system. Also, ranked fourth in OPS (.836), fifth in total bases (218), sixth in slugging (.471), and seventh in RBI (70)...Named an Eastern League Postseason All-Star after batting .344 (67x195) with 20 doubles, five home runs, and 35 RBI in 48 second-half games...Hit .355 (43x121) in August. Led league in hits for the month...Named Eastern League Playoffs MVP after batting .400 (8x20) with 5 RBI to lead NH to the Eastern League Championship...Hit .330 (68x206) with 14 doubles, four homers, and 38 RBI at home...Batted .330 (111x336) with 26 doubles, 10 homers, and 51 RBI vs. right-handers...Combined to hit .365 (61x167) with eight home runs and 33 RBI in the third and fourth spots in the lineup... Had a season-high four hits on July 16 vs. Trenton and August 9 at Bowie...Hit a season-high three doubles on July 26 at Hartford...Had a season-long 11-game hitting streak from August 22-31. Hit .447 (21x47) with six doubles, one home run, and 12 RBI during that span... Followed up season by batting .381 (61x160) in 44 games for Caracas in Venezuelan Winter League, with 28 runs scored, 12 doubles, two triples, four homers, 31 RBI, a .459 on-base percentage, a .556 slugging percentage, five steals, and 19 walks against 20 strikeouts...Won league batting title by wide margin over Franklin Barreto (.352). Also led league in on-base percentage and ranked second in slugging.
In his first season with the Double-A Altoona Curve, was selected to play in the 2016 Eastern League All-Star Game..He
had been batting .300/.355/.401 in 70 games at the time of his selection...On August 1, the Pirates traded Ramírez, along with Francisco Liriano and Reese McGuire, to the Blue Jays for Drew Hutchison...Optioned to the Double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats...Played in just one game for New Hampshire before being placed on the disabled list, where he finished 2016...In 99 total games, hit .311 with two home runs and 50 RBI.