Max Ramirez


With the Cubs preparing for Opening Day tomorrow, the majority of the focus has been on the roster and starting line up, and rightfully so. However it should be noted that one of the Cubbies Crib readers favorites Max Ramirez has passed through waivers.

As a result, the Cubs were able to send him down to Iowa to add to their catching depth. Ramirez spent the off season bouncing off of the waiver wire, as the Red Sox picked him off from the Rangers, only to be snagged by the Cubs. The catcher had a decent Spring, including nine RBIs, but was slowed down at the end with a wrist injury.

The one time Ranger prospect is known to have a bat that is better than his glove. Welington Castillo figures to take Koyie Hill’s job in 2012 if he builds on the break out Spring that he had, but Ramirez’s bat makes him a good option to have stashed away in the minors, and he can help his desire to get back to the Majors if he can become more flexible by playing some first base.