Former Indians farmhand Max Ramirez is excelling in the Texas Rangers organization. The catcher is the No. 8 prospect in the Rangers organization, according to Baseball America.
Ramirez just won Rookie of the Year in the Venezuelan Winter League on Tuesday, MLB.com reports.
The Indians acquired Ramirez from the Atlanta Braves in 2006 for relief pitcher Bob Wickman. Cleveland then traded Ramirez to the Rangers in 2007 for Kenny Lofton.
Despite losing Ramirez, The Indians have a highly touted catching prospect of their own in Carlos Santana, a switching catcher acquired from the Los Angeles Dodgers in the Casey Blake deal last season.
Santana is the Indians top-rated prospect according to Baseball America.