So much for the prospect of righthander Robert Ramer trying to increase the Evansville Otters’ season-high winning streak to five Saturday night against Schaumburg.
Ramer, who is a Frontier League-best 7-0 with a 1.90 earned run average, was scheduled to start for the Otters, but had his contract purchased by the San Francisco Giants. Ramer is the 61st Otter to be signed by affiliated baseball.
Ramer was 10-1 overall with Evansville and is tied with right-hander Amad Stephens for the highest winning percentage (.909) of any pitcher in the Otters’ 20-year history.
“We have been getting a lot of calls about Robert lately,” stated Otters manager Andy McCauley. “I’m glad he is getting the opportunity to pitch with the San Francisco Giants. He has earned everything he is receiving now with hard work and learning the professional aspects of pitching. We wish him all the best with the Giants organization.”
The Otters signed Ramer in the summer of 2013 as a rookie out of Purdue University. Ramer was 16-6 in his collegiate career for the Boilermakers, which earned his first professional contract with Evansville. He recorded his first victory in just his second start, and the Otters have won 13 of the 14 career games in which Ramer has pitched.
“I just want to thank the Evansville Otters for the opportunity they gave me,” stated Ramer. “I want to thank Andy for giving me a shot when no one else did last year. I want to also thank (pitching coach) Max Peterson for working with me and helping me to continue to develop.”