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Top 100 Countdown: 16. James Ramsey (Florida State)

College Baseball Daily continues our countdown to the start of the 2012 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 16 with Florida State senior outfielder James Ramsey. The Alpharetta, GA native attended Wesleyan High School where he was a four year starter. He earned All-Gwinnett County and All-Region 6-AA honors in 2007 and 2008. In 2007, he led all Gwinnett County hitters with a .468 batting average and .883 slugging percentage, guiding Wesleyan High School to the 6-AA championship.

As a freshman in 2009, he appeared in 45 games making nine starts with seven starts in left field and two more as the DH. He finished the year hitting .296 with three doubles, two home runs, 19 runs scored and 14 RBI in 68 at bats.

His sophomore season in 2010 saw him become a fixture in the Seminoles lineup where he started all 68 games. He batted .287 with 14 doubles, six triples, and 63 RBI while having a .517 slugging percentage.

In 2011, he led the Seminoles in hitting at .364 with 10 homers and 67 RBI while starting all 67 games. He also stole 11 bases in 14 attempts. He was picked in the 22nd round by the Minnesota Twins in the 2011 MLB Draft. He went to the Cape Cod Baseball League with the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox where he played in 38 games with a .298 batting average with nine homers and 23 RBI. He played in the CCBL All-Star Game at Fenway Park where he hit a homer into the right field bullpen. After intense negotiations with the Twins, he decided to return to Florida State for the 2012 season.

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