Ramon Laureano was originally signed by Astros scout Jim Stevenson…was born in the Dominican Republic but graduated from Upper Rim Christian HS in Dix Hills, NY, in 2012…attended Northeastern Oklahoma A&M for two years (2013-14)…was selected to the Men's Division 1 allRegion 2 team in 2014 after hitting a team-leading .439 with 19 doubles, 13 home runs, 69 RBI and 22 stolen bases...posted a .500 OBP, while recording more walks (21) than strikeouts (18).
Spent his final season in the Houston organization at Double-A Corpus Christi where he batted .227 with 11 home runs and 55 RBI in a career-high 123 games…the batting average was the lowest of his three full seasons as was his .369 slugging percentage and .298 on-base percentage… also had a career-highs 463 at bats…tied for third in the Texas League in triples (6) and ranked fourth in stolen bases (24)…had the fifth lowest batting average among league qualifiers…led TL outfielders in games, assists (16) and double plays (6)…batted .295 (28-for-95) against lefthanded pitching compared to .209 (778-for-368) against right-handers…had an .891 OPS against lefties, .609 against righties…hit .193 with three home runs in 63 games in the first half, .262 with eight home runs in 60 games in the second half…had a .196 average with the bases empty, .268 with runners on…committed four errors in 123 games in the outfield for a .984 fielding percentage…appeared in 95 games in right field and 31 in center field…hit in every spot in the order except ninth…saw his most action hitting first (34) and second (29).
CORPUS CHRISTI: Hit .095 over his first five games but then compiled a season-best 10-game hitting streak from April 11 to 22…went 12-for-43 (.279) with nine RBI during the streak…committed two errors over his first 15 games but followed that with a 74-game errorless streak from April 23 to July 23…drove in a season-high four runs April 28 against Frisco…finished April with a .205 batting average and then hit .188 in May…was successful in each of his 13 stolen base attempts from May 26 to Aug. 19…had his lone two-steal game of the season June 21 against San Antonio…batted .274 in July, which was his best single-month batting average of the season… was named Texas League Batter of the Week for the week of July 3 to 9…went 14-for-29 (.483) with five doubles, two triples, two home runs and five RBI during the week…collected an extra base hit in five consecutive games from July 5 to 9…was a perfect 5-for-5 with two doubles, a triple and three RBI July 9 against Arkansas …went 19 consecutive games without an RBI from July 23 to Aug. 17…then drove in 15 runs over his final 15 games…went 0-for-25 over an eight-game stretch from Aug. 8 to 17…that dropped his average to .204 but he went 22-for-57 (.386) over his final 15 games to finish the year at .227…had an RBI in eight consecutive games from Aug. 22 to 31 and batted .484 with five home runs and 12 RBI over that span…collected his lone two-homer game of the season Aug. 23 against Midland…went 4-for-5 Aug. 29 at Frisco.
Had a breakout campaign while splitting his season between Double-A Corpus Christi and Single-A Lancaster…combined to hit .319 with 28 doubles, seven triples, 15 home runs, 73 RBI and a .955 OPS…named an Astros Organization All-Star by MiLB.com as a utility player…led all of minor league baseball with a .428 on-base percentage as he drew 70 walks in his 116 games… began the year with Lancaster, where he hit .317 with 19 doubles, 10 home runs, 60 RBI and 33 steals en route to being named a California League All-Star…named Lancaster's Player of the Month for July as he hit a blistering .460 with 12 extra-base hits (6 doubles, 2 triples, 4 homers), 15 RBI and a 1.350 OPS 17 games…also named the California League Player of the Week for the week of July 11-17…hit .652 (15-for-23) with six doubles, two triples, four home runs and 11 RBI in seven games that week…was promoted to Corpus Christi on July 21 and finished his season with the Hooks…played in 36 games in Corpus, hitting .323 with five home runs and 10 stolen bases…named Corpus Christi's Player of the Month for August after hitting .318 with 15 runs scored, four doubles, one triple, four homers, six steals and a .944 OPS in 24 games…following the season, was assigned to Glendale in the Arizona Fall League, where he hit .295 with four doubles, eight RBI, four steals and an .817 OPS…got off to a hot start in the AFL as he was named the first AFL Player of the Week for the 2016 season…hit .571 (8-for-14) with two triples, two doubles, three RBI, eight runs scored and three steals in four games that week.
Played his entire season with Class A Quad Cities, where he hit .265 with 15 doubles, eight triples, four home runs and 34 RBI in 76 games.
Drafted by Houston in the 16th round and signed on June 18…assigned to Rookie Level Greeneville and played in just 16 games in his professional debut…placed on the 60-day DL on July 25 and finished his campaign sidelined.