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Max Ramirez 1B

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
14 140 .217 .343 .357 82 -0.6
Birth Date10-11-1984
Height5' 11"
Weight220 lbs
Age34 years, 4 months, 10 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
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
2008 TEX 23 17 55 10 1 0 2 6 15 3 0 0 .217 .345 .370 79 -1.3 0.4 -0.6 0.0
2010 TEX 25 28 85 15 3 0 2 12 22 2 0 0 .217 .341 .348 84 -1.4 -1.9 -6.4 -0.6
Career45140254041837500.217.343.35782-2.7-1.5-7.0-0.6

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
2005 DNV Rk 63 278 .268 .335 .414 .395 94 20.3 6.9 -0.6 151 0 -0.4 -3.9 13.1 1.4
2006 LKC A 37 161 .000 .000 .000 .365 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 ROM A 80 326 .262 .331 .384 .360 97 11.6 6.8 -0.3 147 0 -1.2 -2.9 7.1 1.0
2007 BAK A+ 32 138 .268 .334 .415 .437 96 8.7 4.2 1.3 155 0 -0.3 -0.5 4.9 0.9
2007 KIN A+ 77 342 .263 .342 .396 .356 101 20.7 10.5 4.5 148 0 -0.6 -3.1 16.8 2.7
2008 TEX MLB 17 55 .270 .335 .423 .276 112 -1.2 1.6 0.4 79 21 -0.6 0.4 -1.3 0.0
2008 FRI AA 69 289 .276 .346 .423 .406 87 41.5 8.4 1.1 193 0 -3.4 -3.3 22.3 2.5
2008 OKL AAA 10 41 .266 .335 .433 .318 103 2.3 2.5 1 99 0 -3.1 -0.4 -0.9 -0.1
2008 RNG Rk 2 7 .330 .418 .458 .800 106 3 0.2 0.1 493 0 0.0 0.1 3.7 0.4
2009 OKL AAA 76 320 .272 .343 .413 .319 85 0 9.1 0.5 79 0 -0.8 -1.1 -10.6 -0.3
2009 RNG Rk 4 14 .275 .333 .420 .400 105 -0.3 0.2 0.1 -68 0 0.0 0.0 -1.7 -0.1
2010 TEX MLB 28 85 .263 .329 .415 .277 113 -0.2 2.3 1.4 84 11 -6.4 -1.9 -1.4 -0.6
2010 OKL AAA 56 226 .275 .346 .429 .375 106 1.8 7.2 0.9 100 0 -0.9 -1.4 -2.8 0.3
2011 FRE AAA 48 166 .282 .348 .439 .356 102 9.9 5.1 0.4 111 0 -0.7 -3.6 -0.1 0.1
2011 IOW AAA 11 40 .266 .346 .410 .250 109 -2.3 1.2 0.6 102 0 -2.7 0.2 -0.3 -0.1
2011 OKL AAA 24 91 .275 .343 .433 .250 91 -4.3 2.8 1.3 110 0 1.0 0.5 -0.2 0.5
2011 MAR Wnt 43 176 .000 .000 .000 .277 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 OMA AAA 110 445 .280 .344 .432 .336 100 15.2 13.3 -2.8 122 0 1.6 -2.9 5.2 1.4
2012 MAR Wnt 41 149 .000 .000 .000 .349 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 OMA AAA 115 467 .264 .332 .406 .324 94 1 13.4 -8.2 93 0 -1.9 0.1 -7.7 -0.4
2014 NWA AA 36 142 .254 .321 .374 .345 98 0.5 3.9 -2.5 100 0 -0.5 -0.1 -2.5 -0.2
2014 LOU AAA 20 68 .266 .336 .400 .244 106 -1.9 2.0 -0.4 107 0 -1.7 -0.1 -0.4 -0.1
2015 MTR AAA 82 334 .000 .000 .000 .305 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2015 TAB AAA 28 116 .000 .000 .000 .298 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2016 REY AAA 36 149 .000 .000 .000 .364 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2016 TIJ AAA 17 72 .000 .000 .000 .286 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2017 SLT AAA 90 373 .000 .000 .000 .355 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2018 NAV Wnt 8 34 .212 .292 .321 .100 103 -2.8 0.5 -0.3 78 2 0.0 -0.1 0.3 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
2005 DNV Rk 278 239 45 83 19 0 8 126 47 31 41 1 2 .347 .431 .527 .180 0 0
2006 LKC A 161 127 19 39 6 1 4 59 26 30 27 0 0 .307 .443 .465 .157 0 0
2006 ROM A 326 267 50 76 17 0 9 120 37 54 72 2 0 .285 .410 .449 .165 0 0
2007 BAK A+ 138 114 16 35 10 0 4 57 20 21 39 1 0 .307 .423 .500 .193 0 0
2007 KIN A+ 342 277 46 84 20 0 12 140 62 53 63 1 0 .303 .426 .505 .202 0 0
2008 RNG Rk 7 5 4 4 2 0 0 6 1 2 0 0 0 .800 .857 1.200 .400 0 0
2008 OKL AAA 41 37 5 9 1 0 2 16 6 3 13 0 0 .243 .300 .432 .189 0 0
2008 FRI AA 289 243 49 86 16 2 17 157 50 37 56 2 2 .354 .453 .646 .292 0 0
2008 TEX MLB 55 46 8 10 1 0 2 17 9 6 15 0 0 .217 .345 .370 .152 0 0
2009 OKL AAA 320 274 29 64 13 0 5 92 43 35 85 1 0 .234 .328 .336 .102 1 1
2009 RNG Rk 14 13 1 2 2 0 0 4 2 1 8 0 0 .154 .214 .308 .154 0 0
2010 OKL AAA 226 189 24 54 9 0 3 72 29 27 51 0 0 .286 .382 .381 .095 1 1
2010 TEX MLB 85 69 8 15 3 0 2 24 8 12 22 0 0 .217 .341 .348 .130 2 0
2011 MAR Wnt 176 156 13 34 7 0 3 50 13 17 41 0 0 .218 .307 .321 .103 0 0
2011 FRE AAA 166 148 24 47 11 1 10 90 29 14 34 0 0 .318 .388 .608 .291 0 1
2011 IOW AAA 40 34 7 8 1 0 1 12 5 4 7 0 0 .235 .300 .353 .118 2 0
2011 OKL AAA 91 84 7 19 3 0 2 28 14 3 17 0 0 .226 .253 .333 .107 3 0
2012 MAR Wnt 149 127 17 39 7 0 2 52 9 18 19 1 0 .307 .409 .409 .102 0 0
2012 OMA AAA 445 387 59 116 16 0 17 183 77 47 82 0 0 .300 .374 .473 .173 7 1
2013 OMA AAA 467 411 43 108 19 0 9 154 55 46 103 0 0 .263 .336 .375 .112 7 0
2014 LOU AAA 68 52 5 10 0 0 0 10 2 16 11 0 0 .192 .382 .192 .000 0
2014 NWA AA 142 127 14 33 5 1 3 49 16 15 37 0 0 .260 .338 .386 .126 0
2015 MTR AAA 334 279 41 81 23 1 14 148 54 47 51 2 0 .290 .389 .530 .240 6 0
2015 TAB AAA 116 101 12 28 9 0 3 46 16 11 15 0 0 .277 .362 .455 .178 1 0
2016 REY AAA 149 129 19 41 8 0 5 64 29 19 26 1 0 .318 .403 .496 .178 1 0
2016 TIJ AAA 72 67 4 16 2 0 0 18 7 4 11 0 0 .239 .292 .269 .030 0 0
2017 SLT AAA 373 311 48 101 17 0 15 163 52 52 57 1 1 .325 .429 .524 .199 3 0
2018 NAV Wnt 34 28 0 2 2 0 0 4 3 6 8 0 0 .071 .235 .143 .071 0 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2008 209 0.4785 0.4258 0.7303 0.5500 0.3119 0.8364 0.5588 0.2697 0.0038
2010 350 0.5000 0.4029 0.7234 0.5657 0.2400 0.7172 0.7381 0.2766 -0.0043
Career5590.49200.41150.72600.55980.26690.76180.67110.2740-0.0013

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
2014-07-04 2014-07-11 Minors 7 0 Right Hip Strain -
2014-05-05 2014-05-22 Minors 17 0 - Not Disclosed - -
2009-07-03 2009-08-15 Minors 43 0 Left Wrist Inflammation -
2009-05-28 2009-06-07 Minors 10 0 Right Wrist Soreness -
2008-07-31 2008-08-21 Minors 21 0 - Not Disclosed - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2008 TEX $390,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
1 yrPrevious$390,000
1 yrTotal$390,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 121 dBurton Rocks2014

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Signed by Cincinnati as a free agent 11/8/13 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2013). Re-signed by Kansas City (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2012). Signed by Kansas City as a free agent 12/14/11 (minor-league contract).
  • 2011. Claimed by Boston off waivers 1/5/11 after being DFA by Texas 1/3/11. Claimed by Chicago Cubs off waivers from Boston 1/10/11. Sent outright to Triple-A by Chicago Cubs 3/30/11.
  • 1 year/$0.402M (2010). Re-signed by Texas 3/4/10.
  • 1 year/$0.402M (2009). Re-signed by Texas 2/25/09.
  • 1 year/$0.39M (2008). Contract purchased by Texas 11/19/07. Re-signed 2/15/08.
  • Signed 2002 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2010-06-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is Max Ramirez a long term answer as catcher for the Rangers?
(Phil from Broad & Wall)
All the other options have pretty much gone up in smoke (remember when they had "too many" catching prospects?), so I think the answer is yes more out of necessity than anything else. He'll be decent, though not spectacular. (Tommy Bennett)
2010-05-24 14:00:00 (link to chat)Max Ramirez appears to have put 2009 behind him and is crushing it since he was called up (.276/.371/.517), albeit in only 30 ABs... Is he the answer at catcher for the Rangers?
(Phil from Desolation Row)
I like the idea, if only because he's a better bet to be an offensive asset than Teagarden or Salty ever were, and if he pans out, I could see them sticking with M-Ram and Treanor as a 60/40 offense/defense split, and use one of the fallen phenoms for deadline barter. In such a scenario, I'd expect to get more for Saltalamacchia, but you never know what the shoppers might prefer. (Christina Kahrl)
2009-12-15 14:00:00 (link to chat)I know you prefer to stick to commenting on done deals, but how about your opinion on Max Ramirez possibly moving to Bean Town?
(jlewando from dc)
Definitely like it, especially if it puts Youkilis back at third and keeps them in the market for a real first baseman. Not Casey Kotchman; I said 'real.' (Christina Kahrl)
2009-12-11 13:00:00 (link to chat)What remains of Max Ramirez' prospect status and where would he fit in the Red Sox Top 11? Any chance he's a catcher in the end?
(Rob from Alaska)
There's still belief in the bat, and he's done well in Venezuela this winter, but I don't think he can catch in the big leagues, and I don't know where else to put him. (Kevin Goldstein)
2009-07-13 14:00:00 (link to chat)You're JP Ricciardi. Chris Davis, Neftali Feliz, Max Ramirez/Salatamalacchia, throw-in B prospect, and Marlon Byrd for Alex Rios and Halladay.
(Craig from Michigan)
Not enough. That's Feliz and a bunch of guys who've failed. (Joe Sheehan)
2009-06-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)How long can Texas live with Chris Davis?!!!! It's now reaching the embarrassment stage.
(Thomas from NYC)
Max Ramirez tanked and Justin Smoak got hurt. It seems like it has to end soon, but you do need to play someone. (Joe Sheehan)
2009-05-04 14:00:00 (link to chat)Is Chris Davis' 50% contact rate an anomaly or a representation of his skill set? Do you send him back down or let him work through it?
(Mike from Arlington)
I never thought he would make contact enough to hit .270. His current performance isn't really representative, though. The problem is that the Rangers have a chance to win and there's a real possibility that Justin Smoak is already the better player, and if he's not, maybe Max Ramirez is. I don't know that you can go into June with him unless there's improvement (noting that "improvement" may not necessarily immediately translate into results). (Joe Sheehan)
2009-04-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)If Chris Davis continues his struggles will it become time for a Smoak break?
(Gavin from County Ct.)
I've been bearish on Davis all year. His strikeout rate won't allow him to hit enough. Justin Smoak, as crazy as it sounds, may be a better player already. He certainly will be by next April. In between...I think if they were to bail on Davis, Max Ramirez would get the ABs. (Joe Sheehan)
2009-04-08 15:00:00 (link to chat)Do you think Max Ramirez can be a .300/.400/.500 hitter in the Major Leagues?
(Josey Wales from Outlawville, TX)
No. That gets thrown around a lot -- a 3/4/5 guy, but that's pretty damn rare. For example, last year there was a grand total of eight of them. (Kevin Goldstein)


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Advanced Catching Metrics

Year Lg CSAA Framing Runs Blocking Chances EPAA Blocking Runs SB Attempts SRAA TRAA Throwing Runs FRAA Adj. FRAA
2008 MLB .001 0.1 537 .002 -0.3 11 .015 .003 -0.1 -0.4 -0.6
2008 AAA -.015 -2.7 732 .001 -0.1 14 -.018 .001 0.2 -2.9 -3.1
2009 AAA .000 0.0 1903 .000 0.0 36 .014 .000 -0.3 -0.9 -0.8
2010 MLB -.025 -5.4 986 .003 -0.8 26 .026 .007 -0.4 -7.0 -6.4
2010 AAA .000 -0.2 1572 .000 0.2 32 .019 .001 -0.4 -1.2 -0.9
2011 AAA -.004 -2.6 2423 .000 -0.1 66 -.003 .003 0.1 -1.7 -2.4
2012 AAA .006 2.5 1544 .000 0.1 30 -.004 -.002 0.1 2.7 1.6
2013 AAA -.008 -0.2 139 .000 0.0 3 .028 .000 -0.1 -0.3 -1.9
2014 AAA -.006 -0.5 379 .000 0.0 7 .055 .000 -0.3 -0.8 -1.7

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