As of Thursday, August 25, 2011
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Gwinnett Daily Post
Just walking into Fenway Park is quite an experience for most people and tonight's visit will be even more special for James Ramsey.
The Wesleyan grad is the starting center fielder for the East Division team in the Cape Cod League All-Star Game, a late-season showcase in the prestigious wood-bat league that annually draws the nation's top college baseball talent. The game at Fenway begins at 7 p.m.
Ramsey, who plays for the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox, will hit leadoff, a reward for being one of the league's top offensive players this season. In 29 games, the lefty is fifth in the Cape with a .327 batting average and ranks second in the league with six home runs. He has five doubles, three triples and 17 RBIs.
The season will prove to either be a boost for Ramsey as he heads into his senior season at Florida State, or a substantial bargaining chip in contract dealings with the Minnesota Twins, who drafted him in the 22nd round earlier this summer.
Ramsey's effort continues Wesleyan's impact in the Cape Cod League. Former Wolves pitcher Grayson Garvin was voted the league's pitcher of the year last summer. Garvin, a supplemental first-round choice of the Tampa Bay Rays earlier this summer, also hasn't signed a professional contract yet.