The Dallas Morning News has definitely stated:
If the prospect is correct (I don't doubt the Lofton acquistion), then Rangers GM Jon Daniels has pulled off a deal he can be proud of. Max Ramirez can hit and draw walks!
Here are his career numbers:
The Baseball America Prospect Book 2007 ranks him 21st in the Cleveland organization and does not offer the accolades I did. However, I will be interested to read if their assessment has improved after seeing him sting the ball in the 2007 XM Satellite Futures Game.