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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José Ramírez News
Cleveland Guardians third baseman Jose Ramirez (shin) has been cleared to play in Friday's game against the Detroit Tigers. Ramirez fouled a ball off his left shin during Thursday night's game against the Cincinnati Reds. He exited the game and underwent X-rays, but clearly there was nothing in the imaging that caused much concern. After tearing apart opposing pitchers to the tune of a 1.133 OPS in April, Ramirez has been a bit quiet at the plate so far in May. He has just one home run this month and he's slashing .189/.328/.302. Expect to see the Guardians star pick up the pace again soon.
Cleveland Guardians third baseman Jose Ramirez (shin) is undergoing imaging on his right shin after fouling a ball off his left leg in the eighth inning on Thursday in the loss to the Cincinnati Reds. Ramirez had an RBI single in the same at-bat, but he was later removed from the contest. The 29-year-old entered the day hitting .281/.380/.563 with a .943 OPS, eight home runs, a league-leading 33 RBI, 21 runs scored, a league-leading two triples and three stolen bases in 34 games. Fantasy managers will be holding their breath that one of the best all-around hitters in the game can avoid a serious injury. Ernie Clement replaced J-Ram in the field and on the base paths in the game on Thursday.
Cleveland Guardians third baseman Jose Ramirez was one of the hottest hitters in the majors during the opening month of the season. He slashed .342/.411/.722 with seven home runs and 28 RBI in April. However, it's been a different story for Ramirez so far in May. Over 12 games this month, he's slashing .200/.345/.333 with only three extra-base hits (a home run, a double and a triple). Ramirez is known to have some cold spells here and there across the long MLB season, so fantasy managers shouldn't be concerned in the least. On the bright side, he's only struck out three times this month while walking 10 times.
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.