If Lake Elsinore lefthander Juan Oramas wasn’t already on your radar screen, he should be now.
Oramas retired the first 25 batters he faced against Lancaster before allowing a broken-bat single with one out in the ninth and exiting the game.
It’s obviously good news for Oramas, but perhaps the biggest thing to take from the game is that he got his command back after having two straight 4-walk outings.
Oramas is now 2-0 with a 2.14 ERA with Lake Elsinore after posting a 1.20 ERA with Fort Wayne earlier this year.
Across the two levels, Oramas has a 1.75 ERA. He’s struck out 49 in 36 innings, walking just 12 and not allowing a single.
What makes the near-perfect game even more staggering is that it came from a guy who turned 20 less than a week ago and came in the Cal League, of all places.
Oramas is progressing so rapidly, I’m tempted to call him the #2 starter prospect in the organization, behind Simon Castro of course.