José Ramírez Stats
- Height / Weight
- 5' 9" / 190 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 9/17/1992 (28)
José Ramírez Season Stats
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José Ramírez News
Cleveland Indians third baseman Jose Ramirez (elbow) is back in the Indians lineup Thursday night and batting third against Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Luis Patino. Ramirez had missed the previous two games with elbow discomfort, but apparently, he is feeling better and will return to the hot corner tonight. Ramirez has been in a bit of a slump as he has just four hits in his previous 25 at-bats, but he should be deployed in all formats tonight as he returns to the lineup.
Cleveland Indians third baseman Jose Ramirez (elbow) will sit out Wednesday's contest with the Astros while he continues to deal with an elbow injury, according to Mandy Bell of MLB.com. Ramirez has been playing through a sore elbow all month after injuring it back on July 1 while making a diving attempt at a ground ball to left field. It's bothering him enough now that he will miss his second straight game on Wednesday. Managers should continue to keep a close eye on Ramirez, as the possibility exists of a stint on the IL coming in the near future if there's no improvement. For now though, Ernie Clement will take over at third base again and is batting ninth against Houston.
Cleveland Indians third baseman Jose Ramirez is not in the starting lineup for Tuesday night's matchup with the Astros. This is likely just a night off for Ramirez, who has started in 10 straight games for Cleveland. While his numbers have taken a slight dip from 2020, overall he's still been a solid fantasy contributor this year, slashing .254/.341/.505 with 19 homers, nine steals, 52 RBI and 62 runs scored over 86 games. With Ramirez out, Ernie Clement is getting the start at third base and is batting ninth against Houston.
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.