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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
14 7070 .290 .361 .487 119 35.2
Birth Date12-23-1983
Height6' 2"
Weight235 lbs
Age34 years, 11 months, 16 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
1.92014
-0.12015
1.62016
0.72017
-0.22018
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA H 2B 3B HR BB SO HBP SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ DRAA BRR FRAA BWARP
2005 BOS 21 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 105 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 FLO 22 158 700 185 46 11 17 56 128 4 51 15 .292 .353 .480 101 5.5 10.8 -9.6 3.6
2007 FLO 23 154 706 212 48 6 29 52 95 7 51 14 .332 .386 .562 132 33.2 1.0 -10.6 5.3
2008 FLO 24 153 693 177 34 4 33 92 122 8 35 12 .301 .400 .540 139 38.5 1.2 -0.6 6.8
2009 FLO 25 151 652 197 42 1 24 61 101 9 27 8 .342 .410 .543 138 35.1 3.7 -14.5 5.2
2010 FLO 26 142 619 163 28 2 21 64 93 7 32 10 .300 .378 .475 124 21.7 1.2 -12.9 3.7
2011 FLO 27 92 385 82 16 0 10 44 66 2 20 10 .243 .333 .379 98 1.1 1.2 -8.3 0.9
2012 LAN 28 64 272 68 11 2 10 17 60 3 7 3 .271 .324 .450 103 2.4 1.8 -2.2 1.3
2012 MIA 28 93 395 87 18 2 14 37 72 3 14 4 .247 .322 .428 104 3.9 3.1 -13.3 0.6
2013 LAN 29 86 336 105 25 2 20 27 52 3 10 2 .345 .402 .638 154 22.5 -1.6 1.1 3.8
2014 LAN 30 128 512 127 35 0 13 56 84 6 14 5 .283 .369 .448 119 13.2 0.9 -15.6 1.9
2015 BOS 31 105 430 100 12 1 19 21 71 4 6 3 .249 .291 .426 108 5.8 0.0 -15.3 -0.1
2016 BOS 32 147 620 157 28 1 30 60 120 7 9 3 .286 .361 .505 126 22.3 -2.8 -10.4 1.6
2017 BOS 33 133 553 120 24 0 23 51 116 6 1 3 .242 .320 .429 102 3.7 -1.8 -1.1 0.7
2018 BOS 34 44 195 45 7 0 6 14 35 2 4 1 .254 .313 .395 91 -1.4 -0.9 -1.1 -0.2
Career1652707018253743226965212177128193.290.361.487120207.617.8-114.535.2

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 oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
2002 LOW A- 22 105 .000 .000 .000 .427 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 AUG A 111 464 .000 .000 .000 .312 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 SAR A+ 62 263 .000 .000 .000 .363 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 PME AA 32 139 .000 .000 .000 .357 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 BOS MLB 2 2 .245 .352 .333 .000 106 -0.5 0.1 0 105 24 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 PME AA 122 519 .258 .323 .395 .299 98 -3.3 5.1 2.3 99 1 11.4 7.7 -0.3 2.7
2006 FLO MLB 158 700 .271 .334 .439 .343 94 20.9 21.1 9.7 101 16 -9.6 10.8 5.5 3.6
2007 FLO MLB 154 706 .269 .333 .429 .353 104 38.9 21.0 9.5 132 15 -10.6 1.0 33.2 5.3
2008 FLO MLB 153 693 .262 .328 .418 .329 96 53.1 20.0 9.1 139 12 -0.6 1.2 38.5 6.8
2009 FLO MLB 151 652 .265 .332 .422 .379 98 47.1 18.7 8.5 138 11 -14.5 3.7 35.1 5.2
2010 FLO MLB 142 619 .255 .318 .398 .327 93 34.8 17.1 7.8 124 13 -12.9 1.2 21.7 3.7
2011 FLO MLB 92 385 .254 .314 .394 .275 95 -0.4 10.4 4.4 98 18 -8.3 1.2 1.1 0.9
2011 JUP A+ 6 22 .261 .316 .372 .526 91 2.8 0.7 0.2 95 3 0.9 1.1 -0.1 0.3
2012 LAN MLB 64 272 .257 .315 .403 .319 92 5.5 7.5 3.1 103 15 -2.2 1.8 2.4 1.3
2012 MIA MLB 93 395 .254 .312 .406 .271 94 5.9 10.8 1.3 104 16 -13.3 3.1 3.9 0.6
2012 LIC Wnt 21 93 .000 .000 .000 .299 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 LAN MLB 86 336 .250 .312 .395 .363 101 32.2 8.8 3.7 154 18 1.1 -1.6 22.5 3.8
2013 RCU A+ 5 17 .281 .350 .455 .385 97 1.3 0.5 0.1 92 4 -0.3 0.1 -0.1 0.0
2013 DOM int 6 24 .000 .000 .000 .071 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2014 LAN MLB 128 512 .257 .317 .397 .323 97 21.7 13.2 5.3 119 16 -15.6 0.9 13.2 1.9
2015 BOS MLB 105 430 .253 .313 .404 .257 111 -3.4 11.6 -3.2 108 14 -15.3 0.0 5.8 -0.1
2016 BOS MLB 147 620 .255 .319 .422 .315 112 12.7 17.5 -11.2 126 10 -10.4 -2.8 22.3 1.6
2017 BOS MLB 133 553 .252 .319 .418 .272 105 -4.3 16.2 -10.2 102 10 -1.1 -1.8 3.7 0.7
2018 BOS MLB 44 195 .250 .315 .416 .283 106 -1.7 5.5 -3.5 91 15 -1.1 -0.9 -1.4 -0.2
2018 LIC Wnt 12 50 .000 .000 .000 .250 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
2002 LOW A- 105 97 17 36 9 2 1 52 19 4 14 4 3 .371 .408 .536 .165 0 0
2003 AUG A 464 422 69 116 24 3 8 170 50 32 73 36 13 .275 .325 .403 .128 5 5
2004 SAR A+ 263 239 33 74 8 4 1 93 24 17 39 12 7 .310 .363 .389 .079 2 2
2004 PME AA 139 129 26 40 7 2 5 66 15 10 26 12 3 .310 .360 .512 .202 0 0
2005 PME AA 519 465 66 126 21 7 6 179 52 39 62 26 13 .271 .333 .385 .114 5 5
2005 BOS MLB 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0
2006 FLO MLB 700 633 119 185 46 11 17 304 59 56 128 51 15 .292 .353 .480 .188 2 5
2007 FLO MLB 706 639 125 212 48 6 29 359 81 52 95 51 14 .332 .386 .562 .230 4 4
2008 FLO MLB 693 589 125 177 34 4 33 318 67 92 122 35 12 .301 .400 .540 .239 4 0
2009 FLO MLB 652 576 101 197 42 1 24 313 106 61 101 27 8 .342 .410 .543 .201 5 1
2010 FLO MLB 619 543 92 163 28 2 21 258 76 64 93 32 10 .300 .378 .475 .175 5 0
2011 FLO MLB 385 338 55 82 16 0 10 128 45 44 66 20 10 .243 .333 .379 .136 0 1
2011 JUP A+ 22 21 6 10 1 1 0 13 4 1 2 1 0 .476 .500 .619 .143 0 0
2012 LAN MLB 272 251 30 68 11 2 10 113 44 17 60 7 3 .271 .324 .450 .179 1 0
2012 MIA MLB 395 353 49 87 18 2 14 151 48 37 72 14 4 .247 .322 .428 .181 2 0
2012 LIC Wnt 93 83 19 23 3 0 3 35 16 8 13 3 1 .277 .355 .422 .145 0 0
2013 RCU A+ 17 15 1 5 2 0 0 7 6 1 3 0 0 .333 .353 .467 .133 1 0
2013 DOM int 24 17 3 3 0 0 2 9 3 6 2 0 1 .176 .375 .529 .353 1 0
2013 LAN MLB 336 304 62 105 25 2 20 194 57 27 52 10 2 .345 .402 .638 .293 2 0
2014 LAN MLB 512 449 64 127 35 0 13 201 71 56 84 14 5 .283 .369 .448 .165 1
2015 BOS MLB 430 401 59 100 12 1 19 171 53 21 71 6 3 .249 .291 .426 .177 4 0
2016 BOS MLB 620 549 81 157 28 1 30 277 111 60 120 9 3 .286 .361 .505 .219 4 0
2017 BOS MLB 553 496 58 120 24 0 23 213 62 51 116 1 3 .242 .320 .429 .188 0 0
2018 BOS MLB 195 177 25 45 7 0 6 70 29 14 35 4 1 .254 .313 .395 .141 2 0
2018 LIC Wnt 50 40 9 10 3 0 2 19 7 8 7 0 0 .250 .380 .475 .225 1 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2008 2774 0.4776 0.4001 0.8108 0.5940 0.2229 0.8818 0.6378 0.1892 -0.0070
2009 2248 0.4996 0.4702 0.7956 0.6563 0.2844 0.8684 0.6281 0.2044 -0.0025
2010 2234 0.4669 0.4588 0.8117 0.6548 0.2872 0.8829 0.6696 0.1883 0.0009
2011 1477 0.4766 0.4069 0.7920 0.5895 0.2406 0.8795 0.5968 0.2080 -0.0072
2012 2653 0.4877 0.4599 0.8041 0.6206 0.3068 0.8730 0.6715 0.1959 0.0035
2013 1180 0.4542 0.5229 0.7893 0.7071 0.3696 0.9077 0.6008 0.2107 0.0044
2014 1899 0.4555 0.4708 0.8020 0.6844 0.2921 0.8885 0.6325 0.1980 -0.0028
2015 1581 0.4832 0.5003 0.8028 0.6885 0.3244 0.8745 0.6604 0.1972 -0.0027
2016 2380 0.4639 0.4681 0.7621 0.6522 0.3088 0.8639 0.5761 0.2379 0.0000
2017 2101 0.4517 0.4745 0.7432 0.6860 0.3003 0.8541 0.5347 0.2568 0.0000
2018 746 0.4584 0.5080 0.7968 0.7544 0.2995 0.8837 0.6116 0.2032 0.0000
Career212730.47240.46090.79200.65260.28960.87610.62260.2080-0.0014

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. DFA by Boston 5/25/18 ($15,258,065 remaining on contract). Released 5/30/18.
  • 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.

2018 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
90o 337 47 92 18 1 14 50 33 59 4 2 .307 .382 .513 .310 23.3 1B -3 1.7
80o 317 43 83 16 1 13 45 30 57 4 2 .293 .366 .495 .298 17.5 1B -3 1.2
70o 303 40 77 15 1 12 42 27 56 3 2 .284 .354 .480 .288 13.6 1B -3 0.9
60o 291 37 72 14 1 11 39 25 54 3 2 .276 .345 .464 .280 10.6 1B -3 0.7
50o 279 35 67 13 1 10 37 24 53 3 2 .267 .337 .446 .273 7.9 1B -3 0.5
40o 267 33 63 12 1 10 35 22 51 3 1 .260 .328 .442 .266 5.4 1B -2 0.2
30o 255 30 58 11 1 9 32 21 50 3 1 .251 .318 .424 .258 2.9 1B -2 0.1
20o 241 28 52 10 0 8 29 19 48 2 1 .237 .303 .393 .248 0.3 1B -2 -0.2
10o 221 24 45 9 0 7 26 16 45 2 1 .224 .286 .373 .236 -2.7 1B -2 -0.4
Weighted Mean28336691311138245332.271.339.459.2768.91B -30.6

Preseason Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2018 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP VORP BRR POS_ADJ REP_ADJ RAA FRAA
20193545860105211176042924.257.331.439.2641.212.4-1.1-0.812.32.0-1.0
20203644459102201175940903.256.329.439.2631.211.6-1.1-0.811.91.5-0.9
2021373965390180155236812.256.330.437.2631.010.2-1.0-0.710.61.3-0.8
2022383394476150124330701.251.324.425.2580.77.1-0.8-0.69.1-0.6-0.7
2023393003968130113826620.253.325.427.2580.66.2-0.7-0.68.1-0.6-0.6
2024402773662120103524570.251.322.423.2560.55.1-0.6-0.57.4-1.2-0.6
2025412653459110103323560.249.321.421.2550.44.5-0.6-0.57.1-1.5-0.6
202642256325711093122540.247.318.411.2510.33.5-0.5-0.56.9-2.4-0.5
202743253325611083022540.245.317.405.2490.32.9-0.5-0.56.8-2.9-0.5

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 86)

Rank Score Name Year COMP_DRC_PLUS Trend
1 96 Kendrys Morales 2017 ?
2 94 Aubrey Huff 2011 ?
3 93 Adrian Gonzalez 2016 ?
4 93 Paul Konerko 2010 ?
5 92 Justin Morneau 2015 ?
6 92 Lyle Overbay 2011 ?
7 91 Kevin Millar 2006 ?
8 91 Don Baylor 1983 ?
9 91 Mike Sweeney 2008 ?
10 91 Raul Ibanez 2006 ?
11 91 Bob Watson 1980 ?
12 90 Tino Martinez 2002 ?
13 89 Hal McRae 1980 ?
14 89 Garrett Jones 2015 ?
15 89 Mark Teixeira 2014 ?
16 88 Orlando Cepeda 1972 ?
17 88 Jim Spencer 1981 ?
18 88 Ray Boone 1958 ?
19 88 Nick Swisher 2015 ?
20 88 Joe Torre 1975 ?
21 88 Daryle Ward 2009 ? DNP
22 87 Eddie Murray 1990 ?
23 87 Don Mincher 1972 ?
24 87 Ernie Banks 1965 ?
25 87 Harold Baines 1993 ?
26 87 Ted Kluszewski 1959 ?
27 87 Kent Hrbek 1994 ?
28 87 Rafael Palmeiro 1999 ?
29 86 Art Howe 1981 ?
30 86 Fred McGriff 1998 ?
31 86 Juan Rivera 2013 ? DNP
32 86 Troy Glaus 2011 ? DNP
33 86 Richie Hebner 1982 ?
34 86 Dmitri Young 2008 ?
35 86 Adam LaRoche 2014 ?
36 86 Eddie Robinson 1955 ?
37 86 Andre Thornton 1984 ?
38 86 John Mayberry 1983 ? DNP
39 86 Steve Pearce 2017 ?
40 86 Joe Collins 1957 ?
41 85 Carlos Guillen 2010 ?
42 85 Matt Stairs 2002 ?
43 85 Corey Hart 2016 ? DNP
44 85 Michael Cuddyer 2013 ?
45 85 Bill White 1968 ?
46 85 John Kruk 1995 ?
47 85 Carl Yastrzemski 1974 ?
48 85 Wally Joyner 1996 ?
49 85 Keith Hernandez 1988 ?
50 85 Terry Crowley 1981 ?
51 84 George Hendrick 1984 ?
52 84 Scott Rolen 2009 ?
53 84 Hideki Matsui 2008 ?
54 84 Julio Franco 1993 ?
55 84 Derrek Lee 2010 ?
56 84 Cliff Floyd 2007 ?
57 84 Dale Long 1960 ?
58 84 Chris Chambliss 1983 ?
59 84 Benny Ayala 1985 ?
60 84 Andre Ethier 2016 ?
61 84 Chili Davis 1994 ?
62 84 Andy Pafko 1955 ?
63 84 Travis Hafner 2011 ?
64 84 David Wright 2017 ? DNP
65 83 Boog Powell 1976 ?
66 83 Billy Williams 1972 ?
67 83 Dan Driessen 1986 ?
68 83 Magglio Ordonez 2008 ?
69 83 Randy Bush 1993 ?
70 83 Albert Belle 2001 ? DNP
71 83 Seth Smith 2017 ?
72 83 David Segui 2001 ?
73 83 Norm Cash 1969 ?
74 83 Ken Griffey 1984 ?
75 83 Rusty Staub 1978 ?
76 83 Richie Zisk 1983 ?
77 83 Shawn Green 2007 ?
78 83 Cecil Cooper 1984 ?
79 83 Rance Mulliniks 1990 ?
80 83 Carl Everett 2005 ?
81 83 Joe Mauer 2017 ?
82 83 Will Clark 1998 ?
83 83 Aramis Ramirez 2012 ?
84 83 Kevin McReynolds 1994 ?
85 83 Moises Alou 2001 ?
86 83 Carlos Lee 2010 ?
87 83 Jeff King 1999 ?
88 83 Rod Carew 1980 ?
89 82 Dusty Baker 1983 ?
90 82 Al Oliver 1981 ?
91 82 Jim Hickman 1971 ?
92 82 Michael Morse 2016 ?
93 82 Bobby Bonilla 1997 ?
94 82 Ryan Klesko 2005 ?
95 82 Rico Carty 1974 ?
96 82 Jeff Conine 2000 ?
97 82 Willie Horton 1977 ?
98 82 Roy Sievers 1961 ?
99 82 J.T. Snow 2002 ?
100 82 Paul O'Neill 1997 ?

Platoon

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

Definition of multi-year splits

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2018 The Red Sox really needed Ramirez to be good in 2017, and he let them down. David Ortiz’s retirement left Ramirez as the premier slugger in Boston’s lineup. He was supposed to provide power, some innings at first base and a stabilizing presence in a young lineup. Instead, he posted the second-worst TAv of his career—just a tick better than 2015. A shoulder injury limited Ramirez to 18 games at first base, and while that might not be such a bad thing defensively, it killed whatever flexibility the Sox were hoping to gain at the DH position post-Ortiz. At the plate, Ramirez took a step back in almost every way imaginable, and while you can blame BABIP for some of that, he just didn’t look right all year. Ramirez tried to pull the ball more but hit the ball hard less often, all while whiffing at the highest rate of his career. That’s a disastrous combination, and given his injury history and age, it’s tough to see this ending well. Ramirez has a vesting option that pays him $22 million in 2019 if he gets 497 PA in 2018. Expect the Sox to do all they can to prevent him from reaching that mark.
2017 That’s more like it. One year after looking like the most mismanaged asset in New England since Curt Schilling's gaming startup, Ramirez became the player the Red Sox needed him to be. He finished seventh in slugging, seventh in homers and ninth in OBP among qualified first basemen. A hot start gave way to a cold June (.229/.324/.396) and plenty of “here we go again” talk-radio rants, but Ramirez caught fire once more in July and burned brighter than the sun in September, hitting .307/.391/.653 when it felt like the Red Sox needed it most. More surprisingly, Ramirez became a serviceable first baseman (FRAA disagrees), committing just four errors—that would’ve been a solid week for Ramirez in left field—and providing more evidence that Brian Bannister is a warlock. If Season 2 of Hanley Ramirez: First Baseman goes as well as the inaugural edition, his contract will look more like an asset than an albatross. Now if he could just get some of that rebound magic to rub off on Pablo Sandoval...
2016 Welp, that didn't go so well. You can understand the thought process Ben Cherington and Co. had when signing Ramirez to a four-year, $88 million deal. The Sox needed a proven hitter to complement all of their youngsters, and they wanted insurance for their oft-injured and/or unproven outfielders. Sure, Ramirez lacked outfield experience, but he was a shortstop in 2014, for cryin' out loud. A lousy shortstop, granted, but the Sox moved him as far down the defensive spectrum as you can go before you hit “DH” or “bench” or “Wily Mo Pena.” It was a sound plan and it failed spectacularly, as Christopher Darden had better luck with gloves. Whether Ramirez didn't care or lacked aptitude or both, his -11 FRAA doesn't do justice the butchery he committed in left field. He was a walking (he rarely moved faster than a jog) Red Wedding. Oh, and Ramirez didn't even hit all that well! And he got hurt again. And now he's moving to first base, where the ball will come his way even more often. What could possibly go wrong?
2015 Ramirez's 2014 stat line was only a disappointment if you thought he'd somehow established the historic dominance he showed in half a season in 2013 as his new baseline. In reality, he hit exactly as you'd expect a 30-year-old with a prior-to-2013 career line of .298/.371/.495 to hit. He also defended exactly as you'd expect a 30-year-old "shortstop" with about -60 runs of defensive value in his career to defend, which helps explain Boston's plan to play Ramirez in left field despite not a single professional inning at the position. When healthy, he remains one of baseball's most dangerous hitters, but "healthy" is a relative term for Ramirez, whose injury history reads like a really long list of injuries.
2014 For Ramirez, last season was a tale of heroism and seduction, bookended by injuries. He tore a ligament in his thumb during the World Baseball Classic and missed the first 24 games of the regular season, and was back in action for just five days before a strained hamstring sent him back to the disabled list. He finally returned on June 4th, one day after Yasiel Puig made his debut, and the pair of sluggers proceeded to ignite something special. Ramirez was a monster, accumulating more offensive VORP than any shortstop in baseball despite appearing in just 86 games, posting a TAv that trailed only Mike Trout and Miguel Cabrera and flashing a surprisingly nimble glove for the first time in years. Alas, he was pelted by a Joe Kelly two-seamer in the first game of the NLCS, fracturing a rib that compromised his play at the plate and in the field. This is his walk year, the final season in a six-year deal that looked like a bargain, then a burden, and now a crazy steal once more. He's been hurt in two of the past three seasons, and mediocre in two of the past three seasons, and it's not a stretch to say that he'll double his next contract by being neither in 2014.
2013 Desperate for offense in late July, the Dodgers traded for Ramirez and agreed to absorb the $31.5 million remaining on the final two years of his deal, a move that looks like small beer next to the salary they took on via the monster Red Sox trade. Despite the shorter timeframe, the Dodgers have taken on considerable risk. Ramirez was terrible at both third and short, according to multiple metrics, and his bat didn't fully rebound after a down 2011 caused by left shoulder woes that required offseason surgery. In Miami, he resisted the move to third base to accommodate Jose Reyes and showed a lack of maturity when he punched an electric fan in the dugout, requiring stitches. He missed time due to an infection when he didn't take his medication, an absence that precipitated the trade. In happier surroundings in Los Angeles, another year removed from surgery, and still on the right side of 30, a further rebound isn't out of the question, but it's hardly a given.
2012 Ramirez lost 69 games to various ailments and landed on the disabled list for the first time in his career. After a slow start to the season, he had started to pick things up on offense, hitting .293/.391/.505 in July before injuring his shoulder on a diving play in early August, missing the remainder of the year and undergoing surgery in September. Coupled with his "disappointing" 2010 campaignfortunate is the player whose .300/.378/.475 performance is considered a disappointment2011 can be seen as evidence that Ramirez's career is on the downturn. But consider that two of the more offense-minded shortstops of the last 30 years, Cal Ripken and Miguel Tejada, posted the worst WARP of their peak years at age 26 or 27 before earning MVP honors shortly thereafter. Aside from injury, there's no reason Ramirez can't follow in the footsteps of those two, rebounding from his recent slide to enjoy several wildly productive years for the remainder of his peak. The addition of Reyes means that Ramirez will shift from shortstop to third base in 2012, where his quickness and instincts should enable him to be an above-average defender.
2011 Arguments over HanRam's long-term future at short are basically the off-off-Broadway rendition of the same song that has been part of Derek Jeter's soundtrack over the course of the Captain's career: when a hitter contributes this much value offensively and plays a useful enough brand of short, you have an incredibly valuable asset. At the very least, various statistical evaluations of Ramirez's fielding are not quite so consistently damning as Jeter's. However, Ramirez's season was an ugly slide back toward his terrible 2007, which had coincided with Perry Hill's departure as the club's infield coach. Now that Hill is back, we'll see what that means for HanRam's play at short, but after last year's showdown with Fredi Gonzalez over a perceived lack of hustle, his worst year at the plate since his rookie season in 2006, plus a bum left elbow that effectively ended his year two weeks early, you can bet 2010 was a campaign Ramirez would rather forget.
2010 When a shortstop has a season that would fit on the back of Honus Wagner's baseball card, you know he's arrived. The NL batting title winner may not be the best hitter in baseballthat would have to be Albert Pujolsbut if he were a better defender at shortstop you could make a strong argument that he's the best all-around player, or should be considered in tandem with Joe Mauer for the title. This may be overstating Ramirez's defensive shortcomings; he has improved. We're talking about a shortstop approaching average here, not Derek Jeter '03and Jeter was a legitimate MVP candidate even with range problems that far exceeded Ramirez's. Contractually, the Marlins are in an interesting placeRamirez is signed through 2014, and for a player of his talents, he's inexpensive, making $7 million this year. After that he gets into real, superstar-level money, bouncing up to $11 million in 2011 and $15 million in 2012, the same year their new ballpark is scheduled to open. No doubt the Marlins would prefer Ramirez to carry their limited fan base into the new park. However, this is the most penurious franchise in baseball, and it's going to be very difficult to field a complete team and carry an $11 million Ramirez if the team payroll is going to stay south of $40 million.
2009 Already one of the top offensive talents in the game, Ramirez improved the margins in order to raise his status further. His walk rate jumped significantly, though the hike in P/PA (3.6 to 4.1) also meant risking and receiving a few more strikeouts. His power was not affected with the change in approach, as he set a career high in homers while meaningfully increasing his HR/FB rate. Most important was the improvement in his defense: a butcher in the past, at the behest of infield coach Andy Fox he worked on being aggressive and using his above-average arm to better effect. The lone negative was his oft-injured left shoulder, upon which he had arthroscopic surgery after the season. As long as the defensive improvement is for real and the shoulder issues do not persist, you can safely shift his status from "great hitter" to "elite player."
2008 It's hard to recall the last time a player led his league in VORP and was neither a mainstream nor stathead MVP candidate, but that was the case for Ramirez last year. The catch is that VORP doesn't take into account a player's defense, and Ramirez's work at shortstop was so bad that it knocked him down to about the eighth-best player in the league. He's a star and a stud; he's just one who's on a fast track to the outfield. Think Derek Jeter without the rings or the reputation. Now think about future MVP awards.
2007 If not having a dominant season on your minor league resume prevents you from having a good major league debut, someone forgot to tell Ramirez, who beat out Ryan Zimmerman for the NL Rookie of the Year Award. He posted his worst stolen base rate of the year in September (8-for-13), which hides how good he was on the bases for the first five months. He should develop some more power, which would make him a viable option further down in the order, but he`s fine where he is right now. Ramirez is not the platonic ideal of the leadoff hitter, but with his speed and gap power there`s nothing wrong with giving him the larger number of plate appearances the spot confers.
2006 Ramirez was the consensus best positional prospect in the system for a few years, and he is still young (22 this year). That said, he has yet to have a big year at the plate, was passed by no-tools Pedroia, and the team`s signing of Renteria to a four-year contract last winter was not exactly a show of confidence. He still has the physical skills to be a fine defensive shortstop, particularly a great arm. We still don`t know what he`s going to become. There`s no indication that he is ready for the major leagues, but the Marlins are apparently going to let him a try.
2005 It says a lot both about Ramirez and the Red Sox's farm system that he's been their best prospect for going on three seasons now. While there were some discipline concerns after a few incidents in '03, Ramirez carried himself like a professional in 2004, keeping out of trouble and progressing well on the field. He missed seven weeks with a broken wrist but played well at both Sarasota and Portland. He doesn't draw walks, but he's a heck of an athlete, plays excellent defense despite some lofty error totals, and controls the strike zone by putting the ball in play rather than taking the free pass. The Renteria signing means a position change is in his future if he's to stay with Boston.
2004 Rated by most observers as the best prospect in the system a year ago, Ramirez's off-year and continued attitude problems (he was suspended time times) have cooled the hoopla a bit. As the organization views it, he's not a bad kid, just an immature one who didn't handle all the attention and accolades. His good second half and strong instructional league showing are positive signs. A switch-hitting shortstop with power and speed, he still has more upside than any other player in the organization. If 2003 was just the speed bump he needed, Hanley could be back atop prospect lists by midseason. If he continues to try to follow his own rules, he might need to change organizations.

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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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