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Giants select CF Heliot Ramos with their first round selection in the 2017 Draft

The San Francisco Giants selected center fielder Heliot Ramos (Leadership Christian Academy, Puerto Rico) with the 19th overall selection in the 2017 First-Year Player Draft, the club announced tonight.
June 13, 2017

The San Francisco Giants selected center fielder Heliot Ramos (Leadership Christian Academy, Puerto Rico) with the 19th overall selection in the 2017 First-Year Player Draft, the club announced tonight.The 6-foot-2, 185-pounder is the highest-drafted player out of Puerto Rico since Carlos Correa was taken by the Houston Astros with the

The San Francisco Giants selected center fielder Heliot Ramos (Leadership Christian Academy, Puerto Rico) with the 19th overall selection in the 2017 First-Year Player Draft, the club announced tonight.
The 6-foot-2, 185-pounder is the highest-drafted player out of Puerto Rico since Carlos Correa was taken by the Houston Astros with the first-overall pick in the 2012 MLB First-Year Player Draft.
The 17-year-old outfielder was named a 2017 Rawlings-Perfect Game First Team All-American. He was also named to the Canada/Puerto Rico All Region First Team by Rawlings/Perfect Game and is committed to Florida International University.
Ramos participated in the 2016 Under Armour All-America Game at Wrigley Field and had a MVP-like performance, going 3-for-3 with a triple, home run and four RBI.
This marks the second-consecutive season the Giants have drafted an outfielder with their first pick, as they also drafted Bryan Reynolds out of Vanderbilt University with their second-round pick last season.
With the 58th pick in the draft, the Giants selected third baseman Jacob Gonzalez out of Chaparral High School in Arizona. The 6-foot-4, 203-pound senior batted .489 (44-for-90) with 38 runs, 14 doubles, seven home runs and 48 RBI this past season. He was also named a 2017 Rawlings-Perfect Game First Team All-American.
The TCU commit participated in the 2016 Perfect Game All-American Classic at Petco Park and went 1-for-3 with two RBI in the contest. He is the son of former Major League baseball player Luis Gonzalez, who is currently a senior advisor to Diamondbacks President and CEO Derrick Hall.