José Ramírez Stats
- Height / Weight
- 5' 9" / 190 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 9/17/1992 (29)
José Ramírez Season Stats
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Third baseman Jose Ramirez will have his $12 million option for the 2022 season picked up by Cleveland. Ramirez continues to get better at baseball, and he finished the 2021 season with an outstanding .893 OPS with 36 home runs and 27 stolen bases in 152 games for Cleveland. The 29-year-old just finished the final guaranteed season of his four-year, $26 million deal, but he also has an option for the 2023 season. The three-time All-Star has one of the most team-friendly deals in franchise history, and the three-time Silver Slugger winner will remain a fixture atop Cleveland's lineup going into next season. Ramirez's option for the 2023 season will be worth $14 million, which should still be a huge bargain for one of the best all-around players in baseball.
Cleveland Indians third baseman Jose Ramirez has been hot at the right time for fantasy managers. He's had one of his best months of the year in September. Over 25 games this month, he's slashing .316/.433/.544 with five home runs, seven stolen bases, 15 RBI and 20 runs. He's struck out just 13 times this month while walking 17 times. The 29-year-old veteran has 36 home runs, 26 stolen bases, 99 RBI and 107 runs over 145 games on the year. His 15.3% whiff rate ranks in the 94th percentile of the league and his .502 xSLG ranks in the 85th percentile.
Cleveland Indians third baseman Jose Ramirez went 4-for-4 with a solo home run, four runs scored, three RBI, and a walk. The only thing Ramirez did not do in this one was steal a base. He is now hitting .309 with four bombs and 10 RBI in September. While he is only hitting .265 on the season. He has hit 35 home runs and driven in 94 runs while stealing 24 bags this season. He will once again warrant first-round draft capital in 2022.
After a brutal first half of the 2019 season in which Cleveland Indians third basemanJose Ramirez hit just .218, fantasy managers did not know what to do with him in 2020. Despite his red-hot second half, Ramirez fell out of the top-20 picks in lots of drafts but paid off immensely for those that rolled the dice on him. The third baseman went nuclear, finishing fourth in the league in homers (17) and 10th in steals (10) while providing a strong batting average (.292) and on-base percentage to boot (.386). A catalyst for the turnaround that happened in the middle of the 2019 season may have been that Ramirez started taking more pitches -- 4.0 pitches per plate appearance in 2019 as opposed to 4.5 in 2020. This led to more strikeouts (16.9%) but also more walks (12.2%) and a much higher barrel rate (10.2%). Heading into his age-28 season, he finds himself once again as a first-round pick, but he has proven to be worth every bit of that cost. Few hitters rival Ramirez's power/speed combination, and the increased walk rate makes him a safe bet for a strong on-base percentage as well. Being the No. 1 hitter in fantasy in 2021 is within his range of outcomes. You can use your late first-round pick on Ramirez with confidence.