Harold dyed his hair blue for his oldest son, Elian, who was diagnosed with autism three years ago…blue is the color for autism awareness…promoting autism awareness is important to Harold as he and his family support Elian...His mother, Celina, had a major influence on his baseball career and he has her name tattooed on his right arm…his mother got him playing baseball at age three, taking him every day to a field near their house in Cartagena, where she and Harold’s dad, Andres, played softball...He likes both nicknames that get thrown around the clubhouse related to his offensive prowess, “Hittin’ Harold” and “Barreled Ramirez.” ® Harold will play for Team Colombia in the 2023 World Baseball Classic.
Enjoyed a breakout campaign in his first season with the Rays, batting .300 in 120 games…set career highs with 121 hits, 24 2B and 58 RBI...Min. 400 AB, his .300 avg. was the highest by a Ray since Casey Kotchman (.306) in 2011 and ranked eighth in the AL…was batting .332 through the end of play on Sept. 2 before hitting .198 (19- for-96) over his final 27 games (24 starts)...Hit .360/.413/.460 (40-for-111) against lefthanded pitching, compared to .277/.315/.384 (81- for-292) against righties…min. 100 AB, ranked third in the majors in avg. vs. LHP behind STL Paul Goldschmidt (.411) and BOS Xander Bogaerts (.382)…marked the highest by a Ray against lefty pitching since Jeff Keppinger (.376) in 2012...Hit .333/.380/.453 (64-for-192) in 63 games (49 starts) at Tropicana Field, .312/.343/.400 (39-for125) with RISP and .474/.524/.474 (9-for-19) with seven RBI and two BB when used as a pinch-hitter...Made starts at DH (52), first base (29), right field (15) and left field (two)…was on the 10-day IL from July 18–Aug, 16 for a right thumb fracture...Made his second Opening Day roster, both starts (right field in 2020, first base in 2022)...From May 24-25 vs. MIA, his first two HR were in consecutive games against his former team… homered in back-to-back games for the third time in his career, joining June 19-20, 2021 (with CLE) and Aug. 29-30, 2019 (with MIA)…homered twice in a span of five AB after hitting one HR in his previous 89 games and 306 AB dating back to 2021...On June 18 at BAL, hit a two-run double in the third inning and a go-ahead sac fly in the 9th…the 3 RBI were his most since Sept. 19, 2021 at NYY (four, with CLE)…his double marked the first 3-0 hit of his career and the first by a Ray to produce multiple runs since Austin Meadows on Sep 21, 2018 at TOR…the sac fly marked his first go-ahead RBI in the ninth inning (or later) since his walk-off homer on Aug 29, 2019 vs. CIN (with MIA)...On June 21 vs. NYY, was the second of back-toback homers with Isaac Pardes in the first inning… it left his bat at 85.4 mph and went 323 feet, the lowest exit velocity for an over-the-fence homer since Statcast data is available (2015)...On June 24 vs. PIT, hit a walk-off single off Yerry De Los Santos in the 10th inning for the third walk-off hit of his career…marked the 14th time in franchise history the Rays got a walk-off hit from a pinch-hitter, first since Kevin Kiermaier on Aug. 22, 2020 vs. TOR (single)...On July 9 at CIN, doubled in the fourth, eighth and 10th innings, the first time he recorded three XBH in a game…became the second player in franchise history with three 2B and three RBI in a game, joining Gerald Williams on June 4, 2000 at NYM...Played for the Caimanes de Barranquilla in the Colombian Winter League. ...Started both games of the AL Wild Card Series at CLE at designated hitter and went 1-for-9 with a Game 1 single.
In 2021, claimed off waivers by Cleveland on Feb 24, optioned on March 26 and spent the first month of the season at the alternate training site in Columbus…recalled on May 3 and remained in the majors through the end of the season...Was on the 10-day IL from Aug 12-31 with a right hamstring strain…appeared in 4 games for Class-A Lake County on a rehab assignment...Appeared in 99 games and made 92 starts (43-LF, 28-RF, 19-CF, 2-DH)…hit .288/.333/.441 (34-for-118) vs. LHP and .387/.424/.467 (29-for-75) with RISP...Totaled 1 HR and 11 RBI in 48 games (44 starts) at Progressive Field, compared to 6 HR and 30 RBI in 51 games (48 starts) on the road...On June 19 at PIT, hit solo homers in the 2nd and 9th innings for his first career multi-HR game… homered again the next day before ending the season with one HR over his final 58 games...Traded to the Cubs on Nov 22 but never appeared in a game for them after the Rays acquired him on March 25, 2022.
Was the clean-up hitter for the Marlins in right field on Opening Day (7/24) 2020 before being sidelined three days later with a medical issue...Was on the 60-day IL until Sept. 4, rehabbing the Alternate Site before being activated, appearing in one game (Sept. 5) and was placed on the IL the next day with a left hamstring strain, missing the rest of the season...Was DFA'd by Miami on Feb. 17.
Ranked among the 2019 NL rookie leaders in: hits (116, 6th), average (.276, 7th), triples (3, 7th), multi-hit games (28, T-8th), RBI (50, 8th), doubles (20, T-8th), total bases (175, 9th), and runs (54, 10th)...Had first career walk-off RBI July 26 vs. Arizona with sac fly in 9th inning...Hit first career walk-off homer on August 1 vs. Minnesota in the 12th...Accomplished the feat again in the 12th on August 29 vs. Cincinnati...He became the first player with two walk-off homers in 12th or later in a season since Andre Either (3) in 2009...There were only two other walk-off home runs in 12th or later in Club history entering 2019...He tied the Club record for walk-off home runs in a season by one player (also, Cliff Floyd in 2000)...He reached base safely in 17 of 18 games upon making his Major League debut on May 11, hitting safely in 15 of the contests (.373, 25x67)...He set multiple Club records for the most hits through a player's first: 11 games (15 hits); 15 games (21 hits); 18 games (25 hits); 30 games (38 hits).
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.