College Baseball Daily continues our countdown to the start of the 2011 College Baseball season by checking in on the Top 100 Players in the country. We will be providing one player per day until we reach number 1.
We continue the countdown today at number 31 with junior RHP Noe Ramirez from Cal-State Fullerton. The East Los Angeles, California native attended Alhambra High School where he won four letters. He had a career record of 27-7 with an ERA under 2.00 and 298 career strikeouts while being named a four-time all-league member while bringing the school to four straight league championships. He was also an accomplished hitter never hitting below .350 while having a batting average of .511 as a senior. He decided to continue his college career at Cal-State Fullerton.
As a freshman in 2009, he appeared in 20 games (15 starts) while going 9-2 with a 3.33 ERA pitching in a total of 110.2 innings. Ramirez was named a Freshman All-American by Baseball America (first team), Collegiate Baseball, and the NCBWA (second team). He was also named Co-Big West Freshman Pitcher of the Year (Tyler Pill) and All-Big West Honorable Mention selection.
Noe came back with a strong sophomore season in 2010 by going 12-1 with a 2.54 ERA in 16 appearances while tossing two complete games including one shutout. Opponents struggled against him hitting at a .229 clip. He was named an All-American by Baseball America (3rd team), Collegiate Baseball (2nd team), and the ABCA (2nd team). Ramirez also was named All-Big West first team for his strong campaign.
Noe played this past summer with the USA Collegiate National Team which toured the United States and played in several tournaments in Southeast Asia. He spent the summer as the team’s closer appearing in nine games while pitching a total of 13.1 innings. He ended up finishing without a decision but did pick up five saves with a 2.70 ERA.