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Birth Date12-23-1983
Height6' 2"
Weight235 lbs
Age34 years, 2 months, 0 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2.82014
-1.12015
0.62016
-0.12017
0.42018
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2005 BOS 21 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .004 -0.5 0.0 -0.0
2006 FLO 22 158 700 633 119 185 46 11 17 304 56 128 4 2 5 59 51 15 .292 .353 .480 .287 62.5 -9.7 5.1
2007 FLO 23 154 706 639 125 212 48 6 29 359 52 95 7 4 4 81 51 14 .332 .386 .562 .310 70.4 -10.4 5.9
2008 FLO 24 153 693 589 125 177 34 4 33 318 92 122 8 4 0 67 35 12 .301 .400 .540 .331 83.4 -0.6 8.3
2009 FLO 25 151 652 576 101 197 42 1 24 313 61 101 9 5 1 106 27 8 .342 .410 .543 .328 78.1 -14.5 6.4
2010 FLO 26 142 619 543 92 163 28 2 21 258 64 93 7 5 0 76 32 10 .300 .378 .475 .315 60.9 -12.9 5.0
2011 FLO 27 92 385 338 55 82 16 0 10 128 44 66 2 0 1 45 20 10 .243 .333 .379 .259 15.5 -8.3 0.8
2012 LAN 28 64 272 251 30 68 11 2 10 113 17 60 3 1 0 44 7 3 .271 .324 .450 .280 17.8 -2.2 1.7
2012 MIA 28 93 395 353 49 87 18 2 14 151 37 72 3 2 0 48 14 4 .246 .322 .428 .275 21.1 -13.3 0.8
2013 LAN 29 86 336 304 62 105 25 2 20 194 27 52 3 2 0 57 10 2 .345 .402 .638 .360 43.1 1.1 4.8
2014 LAN 30 128 512 449 64 127 35 0 13 201 56 84 6 1 71 14 5 .283 .369 .448 .305 41.1 -15.6 2.8
2015 BOS 31 105 430 401 59 100 12 1 19 171 21 71 4 4 0 53 6 3 .249 .291 .426 .252 5.0 -15.3 -1.1
2016 BOS 32 147 620 549 81 157 28 1 30 277 60 120 7 4 0 111 9 3 .286 .361 .505 .280 16.3 -10.4 0.6
2017 BOS 33 133 553 496 58 120 24 0 23 213 51 116 6 0 0 62 1 3 .242 .320 .429 .253 -0.2 -1.1 -0.1
Career16086875612310201780367322633000638118269341188027792.291.362.490.297514.5-113.241.0

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2002 LOW A- 22 105 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .427 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 AUG A 111 464 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .312 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 SAR A+ 62 263 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .363 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 PME AA 32 139 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .357 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 BOS MLB 2 2 .004 .245 .352 .333 .245 .000 106 -0.5 0.1 0 0.0 0.0 -0.5 -0.0 -0.5 -0.0
2005 PME AA 122 519 .243 .258 .323 .395 .261 .299 98 -3.3 5.1 2.3 11.7 7.7 11.9 2.4 11.9 2.4
2006 FLO MLB 158 700 .287 .271 .334 .439 .268 .343 94 20.9 21.1 9.7 -9.7 10.8 62.5 5.1 62.5 5.1
2007 FLO MLB 154 706 .310 .269 .333 .429 .262 .353 104 38.9 21.0 9.5 -10.4 1.0 70.4 5.9 70.4 5.9
2008 FLO MLB 153 693 .331 .262 .328 .418 .263 .329 96 53.1 20.0 9.1 -0.6 1.2 83.4 8.3 83.4 8.3
2009 FLO MLB 151 652 .328 .265 .332 .422 .265 .379 98 47.1 18.7 8.5 -14.5 3.7 78.1 6.4 78.1 6.4
2010 FLO MLB 142 619 .315 .255 .318 .398 .263 .327 93 34.8 17.1 7.8 -12.9 1.2 60.9 5.0 60.9 5.0
2011 FLO MLB 92 385 .259 .254 .314 .394 .259 .275 95 -0.4 10.4 4.4 -8.3 1.2 15.5 0.8 15.5 0.8
2011 JUP A+ 6 22 .372 .261 .316 .372 .247 .526 91 2.8 0.7 0.2 0.9 1.1 4.7 0.6 4.7 0.6
2012 LAN MLB 64 272 .280 .257 .315 .403 .261 .319 92 5.5 7.5 3.1 -2.2 1.8 17.8 1.7 17.8 1.7
2012 MIA MLB 93 395 .275 .254 .312 .406 .260 .271 94 5.9 10.8 1.3 -13.3 3.1 21.1 0.8 21.1 0.8
2012 LIC Wnt 21 93 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .299 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 LAN MLB 86 336 .360 .250 .312 .395 .257 .363 101 32.2 8.8 3.7 1.1 -1.6 43.1 4.8 43.1 4.8
2013 RCU A+ 5 17 .332 .281 .350 .455 .287 .385 97 1.3 0.5 0.1 -0.3 0.1 2.0 0.2 2.0 0.2
2013 DOM int 6 24 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .071 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2014 LAN MLB 128 512 .305 .257 .317 .397 .265 .323 97 21.7 13.2 5.3 -15.6 0.9 41.1 2.8 41.1 2.8
2015 BOS MLB 105 430 .252 .253 .313 .404 .258 .257 111 -3.4 11.6 -3.2 -15.3 0.0 5.0 -1.1 5.0 -1.1
2016 BOS MLB 147 620 .280 .255 .319 .422 .257 .315 112 12.7 17.5 -11.2 -10.4 -2.8 16.3 0.6 16.3 0.6
2017 BOS MLB 133 553 .253 .252 .319 .418 .255 .272 105 -4.3 16.2 -10.3 -1.1 -1.8 -0.2 -0.1 -0.2 -0.1

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2002 LOW A- 105 17 36 9 2 1 19 4 14 4 3 .371 .408 .536 .165 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 AUG A 464 69 116 24 3 8 50 32 73 36 13 .275 .325 .403 .128 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 PME AA 139 26 40 7 2 5 15 10 26 12 3 .310 .360 .512 .202 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 SAR A+ 263 33 74 8 4 1 24 17 39 12 7 .310 .363 .389 .079 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 PME AA 519 66 126 21 7 6 52 39 62 26 13 .271 .333 .385 .114 .243 11.9 11.7 2.4
2005 BOS MLB 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .004 -0.5 0.0 -0.0
2006 FLO MLB 700 119 185 46 11 17 59 56 128 51 15 .292 .353 .480 .188 .287 62.5 -9.7 5.1
2007 FLO MLB 706 125 212 48 6 29 81 52 95 51 14 .332 .386 .562 .230 .310 70.4 -10.4 5.9
2008 FLO MLB 693 125 177 34 4 33 67 92 122 35 12 .301 .400 .540 .239 .331 83.4 -0.6 8.3
2009 FLO MLB 652 101 197 42 1 24 106 61 101 27 8 .342 .410 .543 .201 .328 78.1 -14.5 6.4
2010 FLO MLB 619 92 163 28 2 21 76 64 93 32 10 .300 .378 .475 .175 .315 60.9 -12.9 5.0
2011 FLO MLB 385 55 82 16 0 10 45 44 66 20 10 .243 .333 .379 .136 .259 15.5 -8.3 0.8
2011 JUP A+ 22 6 10 1 1 0 4 1 2 1 0 .476 .500 .619 .143 .372 4.7 0.9 0.6
2012 LAN MLB 272 30 68 11 2 10 44 17 60 7 3 .271 .324 .450 .179 .280 17.8 -2.2 1.7
2012 LIC Wnt 93 19 23 3 0 3 16 8 13 3 1 .277 .355 .422 .145 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 MIA MLB 395 49 87 18 2 14 48 37 72 14 4 .246 .322 .428 .181 .275 21.1 -13.3 0.8
2013 DOM int 24 3 3 0 0 2 3 6 2 0 1 .176 .375 .529 .353 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 RCU A+ 17 1 5 2 0 0 6 1 3 0 0 .333 .353 .467 .133 .332 2.0 -0.3 0.2
2013 LAN MLB 336 62 105 25 2 20 57 27 52 10 2 .345 .402 .638 .293 .360 43.1 1.1 4.8
2014 LAN MLB 512 64 127 35 0 13 71 56 84 14 5 .283 .369 .448 .165 .305 41.1 -15.6 2.8
2015 BOS MLB 430 59 100 12 1 19 53 21 71 6 3 .249 .291 .426 .177 .252 5.0 -15.3 -1.1
2016 BOS MLB 620 81 157 28 1 30 111 60 120 9 3 .286 .361 .505 .219 .280 16.3 -10.4 0.6
2017 BOS MLB 553 58 120 24 0 23 62 51 116 1 3 .242 .320 .429 .188 .253 -0.2 -1.1 -0.1

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT CSAA_CHANCES CSAA_RT
2008 2774 0.4776 0.4001 0.8108 0.5940 0.2229 0.8818 0.6378 0.1892 1383 -0.007013
2009 2248 0.4996 0.4702 0.7956 0.6563 0.2844 0.8684 0.6281 0.2044 943 -0.002526
2010 2234 0.4669 0.4588 0.8117 0.6548 0.2872 0.8829 0.6696 0.1883 932 0.000885
2011 1477 0.4766 0.4069 0.7920 0.5895 0.2406 0.8795 0.5968 0.2080 716 -0.007173
2012 2653 0.4877 0.4599 0.8041 0.6206 0.3068 0.8730 0.6715 0.1959 1126 0.003503
2013 1180 0.4542 0.5229 0.7893 0.7071 0.3696 0.9077 0.6008 0.2107 428 0.004422
2014 1899 0.4555 0.4708 0.8020 0.6844 0.2921 0.8885 0.6325 0.1980 781 -0.002843
2015 1581 0.4832 0.5003 0.8028 0.6885 0.3244 0.8745 0.6604 0.1972 654 -0.002653
2016 2380 0.4639 0.4681 0.7621 0.6522 0.3088 0.8639 0.5761 0.2379 0 0.000000
2017 2101 0.4517 0.4745 0.7432 0.6860 0.3003 0.8541 0.5347 0.2568 0 0.000000
Career205270.47290.45920.79180.64890.28930.87580.6230.2082735.8765-0.0014

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-09-16 2014-09-16 DTD 0 0 Right Elbow Sprain -
2014-08-09 2014-08-24 15-DL 15 14 Right Abdomen Strain Oblique -
2014-07-21 2014-07-25 DTD 4 3 Left Hand Contusion HBP -
2014-07-05 2014-07-05 DTD 0 0 Left Hand Contusion HBP -
2014-06-29 2014-07-02 DTD 3 3 Right Lower Leg Strain Calf -
2014-06-24 2014-06-28 DTD 4 4 Right Shoulder Inflammation A/C Joint -
2014-06-18 2014-06-18 DTD 0 0 Right Hand Contusion Batted Ball -
2014-06-12 2014-06-13 DTD 1 1 Right Shoulder Inflammation A/C Joint -
2014-05-24 2014-05-27 DTD 3 3 Left Lower Leg Strain Calf -
2014-04-28 2014-04-30 DTD 2 0 Right Thumb Contusion - -
2014-04-26 2014-04-26 DTD 0 0 - Face Laceration - -
2014-04-17 2014-04-18 DTD 1 1 Left Hand Contusion HBP - -
2014-03-07 2014-03-07 Camp 0 0 Left Arm Contusion HBP - -
2013-10-12 2013-10-14 DTD 2 0 Left Trunk Fracture 8th Rib HBP - -
2013-09-13 2013-09-17 DTD 4 4 - Low Back Nerve Injury - -
2013-08-05 2013-08-09 DTD 4 4 Right Shoulder Soreness Diving Into Stands - -
2013-06-09 2013-06-12 DTD 3 3 Left Thigh Soreness Hamstring - -
2013-06-06 2013-06-06 DTD 0 0 Left Thigh Soreness Hamstring - -
2013-05-04 2013-06-04 15-DL 31 28 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
2013-03-22 2013-04-29 15-DL 38 24 Right Thumb Recovery From Surgery Torn Ligament 2013-03-22 -
2013-03-20 2013-03-22 Camp 2 0 Right Thumb Surgery Torn Ligament Sliding 2013-03-22 -
2012-09-24 2012-09-25 DTD 1 0 - Lower Leg Contusion Foul Ball Off Shin - -
2012-08-07 2012-08-08 DTD 1 1 Left Foot Contusion Foul Ball - -
2012-07-21 2012-07-24 DTD 3 3 Right Fingers Infection - -
2012-07-09 2012-07-13 DTD 4 0 Right Fingers Laceration Punching Object - -
2012-07-03 2012-07-04 DTD 1 1 - Knee Soreness - -
2012-06-14 2012-06-16 DTD 2 1 - Face Contusion Batted Ball - -
2011-08-03 2011-09-29 60-DL 57 52 Left Shoulder Surgery Open Repair Instability Diving Play 2011-09-15 -
2011-05-30 2011-06-14 15-DL 15 14 Left Low Back Inflammation with Sciatica and Numbness -
2011-05-26 2011-05-27 DTD 1 1 Right Foot Contusion - -
2011-04-09 2011-04-12 DTD 3 2 Left Lower Leg Contusion Tibia From Sliding Player -
2010-09-28 2010-10-04 DTD 6 6 Left Elbow Soreness -
2010-09-22 2010-09-27 DTD 5 5 Left Elbow Soreness -
2010-09-16 2010-09-21 DTD 5 4 Left Elbow Soreness -
2010-09-08 2010-09-10 DTD 2 1 Low Back Soreness -
2010-08-30 2010-08-30 DTD 0 0 General Medical Dizziness -
2010-06-20 2010-06-22 DTD 2 1 Right Thigh Soreness Hamstring -
2010-05-18 2010-05-19 DTD 1 1 Left Ankle Soreness -
2010-03-15 2010-03-16 Camp 1 0 Right Groin Tightness -
2009-10-04 2009-10-05 DTD 1 1 Right Knee Contusion -
2009-09-14 2009-09-14 DTD 0 0 General Medical Respiratory Flu -
2009-09-02 2009-09-03 DTD 1 1 Left Thigh Soreness Hamstring -
2009-08-01 2009-08-01 DTD 0 0 Left Knee Contusion HBP -
2009-07-05 2009-07-09 DTD 4 4 Right Hip Strain Hip Flexor -
2009-05-27 2009-05-29 DTD 2 1 Right Groin Strain -
2009-04-28 2009-05-01 DTD 3 3 Right Wrist Contusion -
2009-03-14 2009-03-22 Camp 8 0 Right Shoulder Inflammation Rotator Cuff Tendinitis -
2008-09-28 2008-09-29 DTD 1 1 Left Shoulder Soreness Diving for Several Groundballs -
2008-09-18 2008-09-22 DTD 4 4 Shoulder Soreness -
2008-08-21 2008-08-22 DTD 1 1 Right Thumb Sprain Thumb -
2008-07-13 2008-07-14 DTD 1 1 Right Shoulder Soreness -
2008-05-30 2008-05-30 DTD 0 0 Left Thumb Contusion Thumb -
2008-04-01 2008-04-01 DTD 0 0 Left Elbow Contusion HBP -
2007-10-03 2007-10-03 Off 0 0 Left Shoulder Surgery Labrum 2007-10-03
2007-09-29 2007-09-29 DTD 0 0 Left Hand Contusion Foul Ball -
2007-07-23 2007-07-27 DTD 4 4 Left Shoulder Subluxation on a Swing -
2007-07-02 2007-07-02 DTD 0 0 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2007-04-09 2007-04-13 DTD 4 3 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2007-03-20 2007-03-23 Camp 3 0 Right Groin Strain -
2006-12-27 2006-12-27 WIN 0 0 Left Shoulder Strain -
2006-09-21 2006-09-21 DTD 0 0 Right Fingers Contusion Index Finger HBP -
2006-08-28 2006-08-29 DTD 1 1 Right Fingers Contusion Index Finger -
2006-07-18 2006-07-18 DTD 0 0 Right Knee Soreness -
2006-06-12 2006-06-13 DTD 1 0 Low Back Stiffness After Collision -
2006-05-23 2006-05-23 DTD 0 0 Right Hand Contusion -
2006-05-18 2006-05-20 DTD 2 2 Left Shoulder Soreness -
2006-05-16 2006-05-16 DTD 0 0 Left Shoulder Strain on a Swing -
2004-05-30 2004-06-05 Minors 6 0 Wrist Sprain -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2019 BOS $
2018 BOS $22,750,000
2017 BOS $22,750,000
2016 BOS $22,750,000
2015 BOS $19,750,000
2014 LAN $16,000,000
2013 LAN $15,500,000
2012 MIA $15,000,000
2011 FLO $11,000,000
2010 FLO $7,000,000
2009 FLO $5,500,000
2008 FLO $439,000
2007 FLO $402,000
2006 FLO $327,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
12 yrPrevious$136,418,000
2018Current$22,750,000
13 yrPvs + Cur$159,168,000
13 yrTotal$159,168,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
12 y 14 dAndy Mota, Andy Katz4 years/$88M (2015-18), 2019 option

Details
  • 4 years/$88M (2015-18), plus 2019 option. Signed by Boston as a free agent 11/25/14. $3M signing bonus (half paid by 1/15/15, balance by 3/15/15). 15:$19M, 16-18:$22M/year. 19:$22M vesting option, guaranteed if Ramirez has 1,050 plate appearances in 2017-18 and passes club physical after 2018 season. Limited no-trade clause (may block deals to three clubs). Award bonuses: $50,000 each for All Star, Gold Glove, Silver Slugger, LCS MVP. $0.1M for WS MVP. $0.15M for MVP ($0.125M for second in vote, $0.1M for third). Perks: suite on road, may purchase six premium tickets for each game.
  • 6 years/$70M (2009-14). Signed extension with Florida 5/17/08. 09:$5.5M, 10:$7M, 11:$11M, 12:$15M, 13:$15.5M, 14:$16M. Award bonus: $50,000 for All-Star. Extension does not include a no-trade clause. Acquired by LA Dodgers in trade from Miami 7/25/12.
  • 1 year/$0.439M (2008). Renewed by Florida 3/2/08.
  • 1 year/$0.402M (2007). Renewed by Florida 3/07.
  • 1 year/$0.327M (2006). Re-signed by Florida 2/06.
  • 1 year (2005). Contract purchased by Boston 11/04. Re-signed by Boston 3/05. Acquired by Florida in trade from Boston 11/05.
  • Signed by Boston 2000 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .308 .380 .585 .315
11 vs R (Multi) .270 .338 .450 .269
18 Split (Multi) -.038 -.042 -.135 -.046
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.010 -.021 -.029 -.017
30 vs L (2016) .346 .420 .677 .330
31 vs R (2016) .268 .344 .453 .265
38 Split (2016) -.079 -.076 -.225 -.065
39 LgAvg (2016) -.008 -.018 -.027 -.016

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DateQuestionAnswer
2017-01-18 20:00:00 (link to chat)I'm trying to choose 3 of these guys to keep in my OBP Keeper League: Addison Russell, Jackie Bradley (his CF eligibility makes him more valuable in my league), Hanley Ramirez, Gerrit Cole, Alex Reyes, Danny Salazar. Any suggestions?
(mattstupp from NYC)
Russell, Hanley and Reyes (by a nose over Cole). (Bret Sayre)
2016-08-11 14:00:00 (link to chat)5x5 OBP league, who are the top two you value most ROS at 1B: Adrian Gonzalez, Freddie Freeman, Hanley Ramirez, Brandon Belt, Chris Carter, Stephen Piscotty, Victor Martinez, Pedro Alvarez?
(Truganini from CO)
Freeman and Piscotty, with Belt and Ramirez very close behind. (J.P. Breen)
2015-10-22 14:00:00 (link to chat)The 3 worst player contracts in baseball are:
(Ziggy from South Sider)
Justin Verlander's? Hanley Ramirez's? I'd have to take a longer look. Victor Martinez? Old guys signed to long deals and anyone signed a year or two before the real decision point. (Matthew Trueblood)
2015-06-16 20:00:00 (link to chat)If the Red Sox were characters on Game of Thrones, who would they be? thanks
(Bill from Los Angeles)
This is super played out ...

... and as such, right in my wheelhouse.

Xander Bogaerts: Jon Snow
Mookie Betts: Danaerys Targaryen

Ben Cherington: Ned (tried to do the right thing, will probably lose head)
Wade Miley: Catelyn (doesn't do much but yell)
Rick Porcello: Robb Stark (handsome, ineffective)
Clay Buchholz: Sansa (WHAT EVEN ARE YOU?)
Eduardo Rodriguez: Arya (so much potential)
Brock Holt: Bran (takes a lot of forms)
Joe Kelly: Rickon (why do you exist?)
Mike Napoli: Hodor (...yep)
Christian Vazquez: Benjen Stark (plz come back)

John Henry: Tywin (still calling the shots)
Dustin Pedroia: Tyrion (most watchable/resourceful)
Larry Lucchino: Cersei (...)
David Ortiz: Jaime (lost a step but still badass)
Blake Swihart: Tommen (keep trying, little guy)

John Farrell: Stannis (stern but no one seems to listen)
Melisandre: Pablo Sandoval (is your power real or what)
Our Hopes/Dreams: Shireen

Hanley Ramirez: The Hound (unlikeable but powerful)
Koji Uehara: Brienne (still rooting for ya)
Daniel Nava: Pod (you too!)

Junichi Tawawa: Bronn (just gets stuff done)
Allen Craig: Janos Slynt (just doesn't)
Shane Victorino: Jorah (always hurt)
Jackie Bradley: Theon (has he not suffered enough?)
Justin Masterson: Beric Dondarrion (should not have been revived)

Craig Breslow: Doran (smart, ineffective)
Alejandro De Aza: sandsnake 1
Alexi Ogando: sandsnake 2
Tommy Layne: sandsnake 3

The Yankees: Roose Bolton
The Rays: Ramsay Bolton
The Blue Jays: The Night's King
The Orioles: Mance Rayder

And two for the book readers ...
Yoan Moncada: Young Griff
Rusney Castillo: Patchface (Ben Carsley)
2015-06-10 14:00:00 (link to chat)What's a realistic return I should expect for Hanley or Carlos Gomez at this point in dynasty? Hanley loses his SS eligibility this year, hoping to move him soon to get some pitching.
(Colin from Chicago)
Both are top-20 dynasty players. You should be looking for that type of value in return, if it's a one-for-one swap. If you're digging for prospects, though, you should reasonably expect two elite prospects in the return package. However, I wouldn't be so quick to bail on Hanley Ramirez, just because he's moving to OF eligibility. He's still a top-15 fantasy outfielder, when healthy. (J.P. Breen)
2015-05-26 19:00:00 (link to chat)so i have seen you and that one guy from that one site (half-hartedly) discussing a Kershaw trade. what is (are) the biggest trade(s) that have gone down in a Tout or Labr league?
(jonraypyle from tx)
It's really hard to trade in expert leagues, in part because nobody wants to be seen as losing on a deal. I traded Hanley Ramirez in 2013 for two starting pitchers. Fred Zinkie of MLB is the big wheeler dealer in LABR, and he made a big deal this year where he traded Andrew McCutchen, Stephen Strasburg, Asdrubal Cabrera and R.A. Dickey for Michael Brantley and Madison Bumgarner. (Mike Gianella)
2015-02-25 14:00:00 (link to chat)Why does Danny Santana not get more recognition? He has always been a very talented hitter, even with some regression the sheer volume of plate appearances with his skill set could see him put up very similar numbers to what Jose Reyes did last year right?
(Craig from Buford)
Danny Santana teased for a few years and would show flashes of what he could do followed by very bad days in the field and at the plate. Very inconsistent player. Scouts definitely liked him more than prospect list makers all along. He may very well have been a guy who plays better on center stage under the big lights (big leagues). Hanley Ramirez was one of those. (Al Skorupa)
2015-01-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)Should I marry Nolen Arrendando or Hanley Ramirez if I don't want my husband hanging around the house with some piddly injury?
(Melissa from Toledo)
When looking to avoid injury, always go with the younger player. Also Nolan Arenado has a mustache. (Matthew Kory)
2014-12-18 15:00:00 (link to chat)With the signing of Pablo Sandoval, the Red Sox have boxed themselves in on Hanley Ramirez as a shortstop. Considering the groundball heavy makeup of the starting staff right now, this could potentially be an issue. What's your opinion as to his defensive skills? Can he approach average defensively?
(mattymatty2000 from Portland)
No, he really can't, but he'll also be a left fielder with Bogaerts at short. Hanley just doesn't have the range and his arm is hit or miss from short because he waits on grounders and has to rush throws. We'll see if that problem alleviates itself in the outfield, or if dealing with walls is a detriment to his already brittle body. (Craig Goldstein)
2014-11-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)Just one more question about Toronto. News reports say that Martin's contract is back-loaded and only calls for a salary of 7M in 2015. Seeing as the team only has about 27M in guaranteed money committed beyond 2015, they should be able to go after one or two more free agents this winter, especially if they backload those contracts too. Who do you see as good fits for them that's still out there?
(Kevin from Toronto)
Kevin, if there's no constraining limit to the budget, the biggest improvements to be made are likely at 2B/3B (depending on where Brett Lawrie plays) and LF. Hanley Ramirez could be a nice fit there if the Dodgers opt not to bring him back. (Daniel Rathman)
2014-09-29 14:00:00 (link to chat)Neither New York team (I am not partial to one over the other) has a clear path to return to relevance. The Mets have superb young pitching, but lack any depth of hitting talent- after Duda and Murphy, what is there? As for the Yankees, I can't see them as anything other than Oakland-East, in the absence of any upcoming talent. Where is the Jeter in this system? What do you suggest?
(BeplerP from New York, NY)
I can't remember who said this, it may have been Ben Lindbergh, but the Yankees have a fairly simple path to returning to relevance: sign all of the good players. I think Hanley Ramirez is Bronx-bound this offseason, as is one of the better starting pitchers on the market. They'll need more from Brian McCann than they got this year, but a turnaround doesn't seem THAT unlikely. Provided Masahiro Tanaka and Michael Pineda stay healthy in 2015, they'll contend.

As for the Mets, it all comes down to how much they want to spend on free agents. David Wright should bounce back, and I like Dilson Herrera a lot. If Matt Harvey comes back healthy, there's a lot to like here, too. (Daniel Rathman)
2014-07-01 13:00:00 (link to chat)Everyone says Corey Seager will HAVE to move to 3B, but we are talking about an organization that has Hanley Ramirez at SS. Do you think it's that inevitable or have you seen any hope he could stick it out there?
(Carlos Flores from Hell)
I don't think he needs to move, at least not now. The Dodgers and Logan White have been adamant that he stick at shortstop. His glove is a 6 and he makes all the plays he can reach. The range is fringy but man, he could play shortstop for me any day. He's a better SS than Hanley is at this point. (Chris Rodriguez)
2014-06-16 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you see Matt Kemp or Ryan Braun ever returning to form? I realize with Kemp it's more of a role/morale issue, is there anything indicating that their struggles are related more to a declining skill set or a mental rut?
(pmitchell60 from NOLA)
For Braun, he may never return to MVP levels because perhaps he wasn't really an MVP. Regardless, he's still having a pretty good year so he seems to be fine. With Kemp, there's probably not a player in the game that could use a chance of scenery more than Kemp. The biggest surprise is his all-of-the-sudden inability to man center field, but you have to wonder if some of that is just his mental state. Remember how we had all written off Hanley Ramirez when he was in Miami and decided he couldn't play shortstop any more? Well, he's not great at it, but he seems to be doing ok in LA when he can stay on the field. Kemp is the center field equivalent of Ramirez. I could see him getting traded somewhere and absolutely exploding. (Jeff Moore)
2014-05-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)Recently I've seen the opinion that Seager can stick as SS at least for the short term. Do you think this is viable or will he move to 3B once he reaches the majors?
(trigger1583 from CA)
Opinions are split on Seager, even within our staff here at BP, which makes me believe that there's no way to really know the answer to that yet. We're talking about guessing on how a teenager's body will fill out. My guess is that it will have more to do with Hanley Ramirez once he signs an extension than anything else. (Jeff Moore)
2014-01-21 18:00:00 (link to chat)Mike, thanks for all the info and humor. Follow up on a Segura question. In a H2H Points Dynasty league, I can keep either Segura for $6 or Hanley for $33. Since both play SS I can only choose one. $300 Auction with no limit on how long you can keep a player, $5 inflation per year. Which one would you choose?
(RussHaigis from San Diego)
Hi Russ:

Hanley Ramirez is the better player but at those prices I think you have to keep Jean Segura given the significant price difference. (Mike Gianella)
2013-12-10 18:00:00 (link to chat)Who will be the top 5 fantasy SS in 2015?
(Jim from Boston )
Gee Jim, way to put me on the spot.

Injuries last year make this a tough position to rank, but I would go Troy Tulowitzki, Hanley Ramirez, Jose Reyes, Ian Desmond, and Jean Segura. Hanley would rank #1 if I wasn't concerned that he wouldn't get hurt again/miss time, but all of the top three have injury concerns. I'd rank Segura higher but I'm not sold on him as a top option. However, given who else is out there, he should stick in the Top 5 in 2014. The position is a little thinner than I once thought. (Mike Gianella)
2013-10-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)Fantasy Keeper League, you can only keep 3 of the following players. Who do you keep? Bryce Harper, Yasiel Puig, Hanley Ramirez, Edwin Encarnacion, Jose Fernandez, Felix Hernandez and Adam Wainwright
(Jason from Philly)
I'd lean Hanley, Harper, and Felix. Although you can probably make a case for Fernandez. (R.J. Anderson)
2013-10-07 18:00:00 (link to chat)Would you rather have Tulo or Hanley next year in fantasy? Also, approximately where would you rank Everth Cabrera for next year, especially compared to guys like Reyes and Segura? Thanks!
(Joe from NYC)
Hey Joe.

I think I'd go with Hanley Ramirez. He earned $26 in 304 ABs to Troy Tulowitzki's $26 in 446 ABs. Even if you don't believe in Hanley maintaining that pace, the move to LA seems to have woken him up. Tulo could be traded, and while he's still a great player, a move to any non-Coors venue is going to have a negative impact. I like Hanley.

Hard to rank Cabrera coming off of his suspension. For all of the talk of how PEDs impact power, there is more of a proven connection to speed/endurance for players using PEDs. Jose Reyes and Jean Segura both have power and Cabrera doesn't. Even in a best case scenario for Cabrera, Reyes and Segura rank ahead of him. (Mike Gianella)
2013-02-15 12:00:00 (link to chat)It seems that every day that passes Hanley Ramirez's value slips a bit. Are you a buyer at this point and if so when would you reach for him.
(rupertoooo from Lorton, VA)
The latest ADP report from NFBC shows Hanley dropped from 18.59 to 21.28. He went 26th in the mixed LABR draft the other night. I'm a buyer in the 20's (Jason Collette)
2013-02-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)It seems that every day that passes Hanley Ramirez's value drops. Are you a buyer if you could draft him at a slight discount (say mid-late 3rd round) in a Dynasty League or are you avoiding him as many others.
(rupertoooo from Lorton, VA)
Big buyer! SS/3B elig is sick for 80-20-90-20. Batting avg was down, but I'm OK with that. (Paul Sporer)
2012-07-30 13:00:00 (link to chat)Looking ahead, who are your Top 5 SS for next season? (And, if you feel like it, Top 5 CF as well)
(sitdancer from DC)
Right now, I'd rank the shortstops
1- Troy Tulowitzki
2- Jose Reyes
3- Starlin Castro
4- Elvis Andrus
5- Ian Desmond

I struggled to rank 3-5, and an argument could be made for shuffling them up in any order. Hanley Ramirez could throw a wrench into these rankings if he sees time at SS in Dee Gordon's absence. As for the CF position, I'm much less comfortable ranking them at the moment. Matt Kemp has missed time due to injury, as has Jacoby Ellsbury. Josh Hamilton has been streaky as hell, and I just want to see a bit more from others. As it stands, though, my top 3 would be Trout, Kemp, McCutchen in that order. (Josh Shepardson)
2012-04-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)OK, Derek Jeter is hitting .375, Hanley Ramirez is hitting .174, the Red Sox are 1-5, CC has two NDs in two games, and Ozzie is serving a five day suspension. Is this The Shape of Things to Come, or Small Sample Size Hell?
(BeplerP from New York, NY)
Sure, Jeter's en route to a batting title, Hanley's going to wind up below the Mendoza Line, and the Red Sox will replace the 1962 Mets and 1899 Cleveland Spiders as the all-time laughingstocks of baseball history. C'mon, we're dealing with small sample sizes, and while it's fine to be entertained by their novelty, let's not overreact. (Jay Jaffe)
2012-03-23 12:00:00 (link to chat)Would you explain Hanley Ramirez to me? Coming off a bad year, change to 3B, bad attitude, Ozzie will make him cry. But, in mock drafts he goes between 15 and 25. Am I the only one who sees the risk with this flake?
(Chris H. from Boise)
Tons of risk, but also tons of upside and he qualifies at 3B/SS a week into the season in most leagues. If I'm in a league and he's still there at 20, I pounce. We're talking about a guy that was a top five lock this time last season. (Jason Collette)
2012-02-02 15:00:00 (link to chat)With the exodus of 1B bats, how would you strategize for the season in NL-only leagues? Pay big bucks at the draft for what's still left or scrounge spare parts until the ASB and empty the FAAB chamber when contending NL teams inevitably try to upgrade the position by dealing for AL surplus?
(Hitters Hit from Hitsville)
Get Gaby Sanchez at a discount? He'll be undervalued after a terrible second half last year, but his overall season was comparable to (and slightly better in some ways) than 2010, he's still in his prime, and he'll presumably have full seasons of Jose Reyes and Hanley Ramirez ahead of him in the lineup, as well as Mike Stanton. (Cory Schwartz)
2011-11-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)Reyes isn't really taking his talents to south beach, is he?
(Joey from Queens)
It's sure looking like it, Joey. I'm a Mets fan when it doesn't get in the way of cheering for my fantasy players, but it's looking unlikely he'll be returning to Queens regardless. The Marlins are being all sorts of aggressive this off-season given their new park that's opening in 2012, and Reyes going there is a very real possibility. The hold-up might be Hanley Ramirez, who at first seemed amenable to a position change, but the most recent word is that he would not be. (Derek Carty)
2011-06-29 13:30:00 (link to chat)If the Pirates try to add at the deadline what about someone out of nowhere like Hanley Ramirez. It doesn't seem like the Marlins and him are on the best of terms. Also, the Pirates don't really have any good SS prospects coming, plus he is already locked up. What type of package would it take and could they do it without including Tailion?
(Danno from Pittsburgh)
Well, I don't think the Marlins would do a deal with Taillon. He would be an interesting player for the Pirates to pursue, though. It does seem as, though, he needs a change of scenery. (John Perrotto)
2011-04-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)Steven Goldman: This answer is sort of glib, but I think EVERYONE but the Rockies are going to see a revolving door there for the foreseeable future. The next generation of Jeters and Garciaparras just hasn't arrived. They're playing football or chess or something. Hanley Ramirez is offended.
(SaberTJ from Cleveland, OH)
Hanley is great, though his defense may get him moved at some point as well. Still, one Hanley and one Tulo hardly constitutes a wave, and after them... who? (Steven Goldman)
2010-12-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)Any interesting names in CF for the Marlins to puruse? The right move can't be to run Coghlan out there, right?
(Michael J from Library)
Hanley Ramirez would be my choice, but we know that isn't happening. It definitely should, though. There isn't a lot to choose from in terms of real impact players for center, but there are some decent pieces. Thin Gwynn for his glove, Scott Hairston for his bat--non-tenders present better options for center than the free agent market did. (Marc Normandin)
2010-09-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)Please fill in the blank. This is the best NL Rookie Class since ________ (blank). Thanks! Bobby
(Bobby from New York)
Are we going strictly by league? Because the 2007 class had Ryan Braun, Troy Tulowitzki, Dustin Pedroia and Josh Hamilton among hitters, Tim Lincecum and Joakim Soria among pitchers. 2006 had Hanley Ramirez, Ryan Zimmerman, Andre Ethier, Prince Fielder, Ian Kinsler, Francisco Liriano, Justin Verlander, Jered Weaver, Josh Johnson, Matt Cain, Cole Hamels, Jonathan Papelbon (who used to not suck), Jonathan Broxton (ditto)...

There's a lot to be excited about with this year's rookie class (Posey, Heyward, Santana, Stanton) but I'm in no rush to appoint them the best class of the past five years until I see much more. (Jay Jaffe)
2010-08-17 14:45:00 (link to chat)Does SS Hanley Ramirez add more value than, say, 3B or LF Hanley would? At what point do MLB teams consider position changes?
(Anita Marx from Miami)
Oh heck yes he provides more value at SS. There aren't many very good SS, and even the worst fielding SS is still good enough to actually play SS. This gets lost in the Derek Jeter talks. He's an above average fielder, just not a above average shortstop. Unless Hanley beging taking groundballs and throwing them into the stands for home runs, he provides the most value at shortstop. (Eric Seidman)
2010-08-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)What do you expect from Hanley Ramirez in the next few years? Will he move off SS? Has he peaked offensively?
(MickeyRivers from NYC)
I think he'll continue to be Hanley. His biggest difference this year from the past few is that his BABIP is quite a bit lower. As for sticking at SS, I believe he will, but maybe the Marlins will eventually pull an Upton and ship him to the outfield. (Marc Normandin)
2010-01-04 14:00:00 (link to chat)KG....Do you think MLB can do something 'For the Good of the Game' to persuade the Twins to spend some of the money in their vault and sign Mauer? If he ends up in NY or Boston they need to shut down the Twins.
(charmaine from New Jersey)
Can do, I don't know, but I don't necessarily think they should. What's the standard? Do the Marlins get help with Hanley Ramirez then? (Kevin Goldstein)
2009-11-19 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you still do the most valuable commodities in baseball article during the offseason? Was taht you who did it in the first place? Either way, wouldn't J Upton be #1?
(brian from brooklyn)
That was Nate Silver's piece, although it's an interesting concept we should resurrect. I think Hanley Ramirez, Joe Mauer and Felix Hernandez all challenge Upton. (Joe Sheehan)
2009-11-17 14:00:00 (link to chat)Is projectable power wishcasting for Castro? Is that why he's getting overrated? You seem to think he's more Christian Guzman than Hanley, and I've already seem Hanley comparisons.
(Dirk from Calgary)
Again, I really like Starlin Castro, he's a very good shortstop prospect. Comparing him to Hanley Ramirez is maybe the most completely and utterly unreal [expletive] ridiculous thing I've heard all year. (Kevin Goldstein)
2009-11-09 12:00:00 (link to chat)Who plays short for the Yankees in 2016? What's their rotation look like for 2018? Will Rivera still be closing in 2024?
(don from lansing)
Hanley Ramirez. Lincecum / Greinke / Strasburg / Verlander / Clemens. Yes. (Shawn Hoffman)
2009-08-17 14:00:00 (link to chat)Where among shortstops do you see Tulo ranking? Do you think he's good enough to be ranked 2nd behind Hanley Ramirez? Assuming he's healthy, Reyes or Tulo?
(Wendy from Madrid)
All health questions aside I'd take Reyes over Tulo long-term. This season? Derek Jeter -- even though I know you're not supposed to say "intangibles" around these parts. (Ken Funck)
2009-08-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who would make the best "one guy" team of all players in MLB?
(Steve from NJ)
Hanley Ramirez. (Joe Sheehan)
2009-08-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)Also what kind of a claim to MVP does Hanley Ramirez get?
(Christopher from Nashville, TN)
He would be a very reasonable choice were the season to end today. Do I think the voters select him over Pujols? No. Should they? Probably not, but it wouldn't be the worst mistake the MVP voters have ever made. (Steven Goldman)
2009-08-04 14:00:00 (link to chat)I'm not sure if my question got left off the pre-chat queue, so I'll ask again (paraphrased): If flags fly forever, why are GMs reluctant to part with prospects in return for a difference-maker? As a Red Sox fan I'm perfectly fine with trading Hanley Ramirez, superstar, for Josh Beckett, star, plus a World Series title. I know people still remember Bagwell for Larry Andersen, but it seems like giving up a top prospect for someone like Roy Halladay would be worth it.
(Dr. Wayne Pitcher from Castro Valley, CA)
I don't disagree, but I think the market's over-corrected as a result of finance-minded conservatism. (Christina Kahrl)
2009-05-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hey, Will. Thanks for the chat. I hate to ask, but do we know that B.J. Upton is physically okay? He's seeing crazy amounts of fastballs and can't seem to catch up to 92 down the middle. Is this part of the expected recovery period? I feel like he's had enough at bats that we can't use 'extended spring training' as an excuse any longer.
(Jake from Seattle)
I do think his bat looks slow and that the shoulder is the easy excuse. Thing is, Hanley Ramirez didn't have this problem. Was Upton's damage/surgery more extensive? Possible. Is he just a slower healer? Possible. I don't think Steve Phillips is right that he's a fluke. (Will Carroll)
2009-02-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who is your #1 overall pick in a 5X5 fantasy league this year? Ramirez? A-Rod? Wright?
(MarinerDan from SF, CA)
Hanley Ramirez, and I don't think it's terribly close. Then, I take Reyes over Rodriguez. (Joe Sheehan)
2008-10-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)Isn't B.J. Upton supposed to be hurt? Does he still need the surgery?
(Tim from Portland, OR)
He is and he does. Minor thing. Hanley Ramirez played pretty well before and after that surgery. Upton and Ramirez were both supposedly "bored" in the minor leagues and the way they step up at big times kind of reinforces that intangible. (Will Carroll)
2008-10-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)Marlins outlook next year and the year after?
(james from bk)
If they can keep the rotation healthy for once, this is a team that can do some serious damage. Ricky Nolasco is true ace material, and Josh Johnson's pretty damn good himself. If Anibal Sanchez can at least settle in as a #3, the rotation will be an improvement on this year's mess, one that started with Mark Hendrickson involved. Hanley Ramirez improved on his defense, making him even more valuable, and is one of the top players in the game--possibly #2 in overall production next to the peerless Albert Pujols. I like them more for 2009 than I did for 2008, given the problems and injuries in their rotation. That's the key to the whole team. as their lineup is good enough to be carried by a great set of starters. (Marc Normandin)
2008-08-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)Nate, if Alexi Ramirez maxes out his potential, does he have the potential to be a Hanley Ramirez-lite type player?
(Eric from Memphis)
He's a Cuban 26, so I don't know that there's necessarily going to be a whole ton of growth. I think Ramirez will settle in as a .300/.325/.500 guy, which is fairly valuable coming out of the middle infield. (Nate Silver)
2008-03-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)Wright over Hanley Ramirez? The position scarcity fairy weeps.
(R.J. from Beyond the Boxscore)
Hey there R.J., thanks for swinging by. Hanley may be the best shortstop, but it's arguable that Wright is the best player in the game right now, and he even has the stats to back it up in fantasy.

Plus, shouldn't you be asking me why I left Jason Bartlett off the list? ;-) (Marc Normandin)
2008-01-29 16:00:00 (link to chat)What is your gut feeling about Gomez and his upside, can he develope into another Hanley Ramirez.
(Mike from Minn)
The main reason I think the Santana trade is so bad for Minnesota is that I just don't get the Carlos Gomez hype. He's young, but he's never hit .300 in the minors, he's never hit for power, and he doesn't walk much. He runs like the wind and there's certainly upside here, but I think the upside is more like Jose Reyes. Which is great if you can play shortstop. When you're an outfielder, it means you're a good player, no more. (Rany Jazayerli)
2008-01-15 14:30:00 (link to chat)What do you make of James Loney? He was great in the majors last year, but his AAA numbers were pretty lackluster. Was he playing over his head for the Dodgers, or did he just have a case of "big-league-itis," a la Hanley Ramirez?
(Marty from Charleston, SC)
I really like Loney, though his lofty BABIP makes me think we'll see his batting average dip. He hit homers on 14% of his flyballs last year, which seems sustainable. As long as he can keep putting them out of the park, I don't have any issues thinking of him as a pretty good first base option. (Marc Normandin)
2008-01-17 14:00:00 (link to chat)I love the BBC Coupling but the first NBC episode, as best I recall, was taken almost verbatim from the BBC version. What made it so terrible? The actors couldn't have been that bad. Oh yes- baseball. What NL teams are most worth coming to see in the new Nationals park?
(newsense from Dc)
The hired pretty people without any comedic ability, which is always a quick way to make something insipid and network-y.

Hrm... teams to see in Nationals Park... I'd make a point of seeing the Mets and Phillies because of some of the talents they employ in their infields, and the chance to see somebody like Pedro or Cole Hamels on the mound... the Brewers and Cubs and Cardinals will all be fun in their way, and the Rockies and Snakes both have young position players capable of doing some pretty amazing things on the field. Heck, even with the Marlins you'd get to see Hanley Ramirez, and probably a Nats win to boot. (Christina Kahrl)


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