Lucas Ramirez — former MLB star Manny Ramirez son — committed to Tennessee baseball as a member of the 2024 recruiting class on his Instagram Friday afternoon.
Ramirez plays both first base and outfield at American Heritage High School in Florida. Tony Vitello and his staff have landed an elite 2024 recruiting class that includes some of the top players in the country. The 6-foot-3, 194 pound outfielder ranks as the 16th highest ranked player and fourth ranked outfielder in Tennessee’s 2024 recruiting class according to Perfect Game.
Ramirez bats left-handed but throws right-handed while his father did both right-handed in his MLB career.
Manny Ramirez had a fantastic 19-year MLB career where he made 12 All-Star games, won six Silver Sluggers, won two World Series and a World Series MVP. The Dominican Republic native shared his pride and his son and enthusiasm for him to join Tennessee baseball following Lucas’ commitment.
— MANNY RAMIREZ (@therealmanny99) January 21, 2023
In Ramirez 19-season career (16 of which were with Boston and Cleveland), the outfielder hit .312 with 555 career home runs and 1,831 career RBIs.
Landing Ramirez is just the latest coup for Vitello and his staff which continue to land some of the nation’s top prospects and biggest names.
The start of the 2023 Tennessee baseball season is less than a month away as the Vols open up Vitello’s sixth season on Feb. 17 at the MLB Desert Invitational in Arizona.