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2019 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 29)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
9.0 4.77 1.35 7 0 0 0 0.0
Birth Date5-2-1990
Height5' 10"
Weight215 lbs
Age29 years, 4 months, 16 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2.52015
0.52016
1.62017
-0.72018
0.02019
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
2012 SEA MLB 16 8 59.0 1 3 0 47 12 48 6 90 7.2 1.8 0.9 7.3 0% .243 1.00 3.50 3.36 98 3.42 78.4 1.2
2013 SEA MLB 14 13 72.3 5 3 0 79 26 57 12 94 9.8 3.2 1.5 7.1 0% .300 1.45 4.85 4.98 115 5.47 130.9 -0.5
2014 SEA MLB 17 14 75.3 1 6 0 82 34 60 13 87 9.8 4.1 1.6 7.2 0% .307 1.54 5.40 5.26 110 5.40 132.5 -0.6
2015 TBA MLB 34 27 163.3 11 6 0 145 40 126 16 104 8.0 2.2 0.9 6.9 0% .272 1.13 3.73 3.75 107 3.76 87.9 2.5
2016 TBA MLB 64 1 90.7 7 11 2 90 26 63 14 102 8.9 2.6 1.4 6.3 55% .280 1.28 4.71 3.77 108 4.48 99.2 0.5
2017 SEA 0 11 11 62.0 1 3 0 57 15 54 12 101 8.3 2.2 1.7 7.8 39% .257 1.16 4.69 3.92 109 4.52 96.2 0.7
2017 TBA 0 26 8 69.3 4 3 1 66 16 55 10 96 8.6 2.1 1.3 7.1 49% .280 1.18 4.16 4.80 104 4.23 90.1 1.0
2018 SEA MLB 10 10 45.7 2 4 0 52 12 33 14 99 10.2 2.4 2.8 6.5 40% .271 1.40 6.72 6.50 120 6.55 146.4 -0.7
2019 BOS MLB 1 0 3.0 0 0 0 4 1 1 2 104 12.0 3.0 6.0 3.0 50% .200 1.67 13.23 12.00 118 7.11 145.4 -0.1
2017 TOT MLB 37 19 131.3 5 6 1 123 31 109 22 98 8.4 2.1 1.5 7.5 44% .269 1.17 4.41 4.39 106 4.37 93.0 1.6
CareerMLB19392640.73239362218249799988.72.61.47.045%.2791.254.574.401094.56104.24.1

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 LG G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
2008 VEA Rk VSL 13 11 63.0 4 1 0 67 9 46 2 9.6 1.3 0.3 6.6 0% .328 1.21 2.36 2.86 0 0.00 0.0
2010 CLN A MDW 26 23 151.7 10 4 1 142 21 117 13 102 8.4 1.2 0.8 6.9 0% .289 1.07 3.84 2.97 0 0.00 0.0
2011 WTN AA SOU 19 19 110.3 7 6 0 127 19 81 10 113 10.4 1.5 0.8 6.6 0% .322 1.32 3.74 4.73 91 4.43 90.5
2011 TAC AAA PCL 7 7 42.3 3 2 0 51 13 35 4 105 10.8 2.8 0.9 7.4 0% .362 1.51 4.41 5.10 93 5.55 113.3
2012 SEA MLB AL 16 8 59.0 1 3 0 47 12 48 6 90 7.2 1.8 0.9 7.3 0% .243 1.00 3.50 3.36 98 3.42 78.4
2012 TAC AAA PCL 15 15 77.3 6 3 0 81 18 58 5 91 9.4 2.1 0.6 6.8 0% .299 1.28 3.85 3.72 89 3.95 82.4
2012 NCA int WBQ 1 1 1.7 0 1 0 4 2 1 0 21.6 10.8 0.0 5.4 0% .500 3.60 8.01 21.60 0 0.00 0.0
2012 LAR Wnt VWL 4 4 14.7 0 2 0 18 3 12 0 11.0 1.8 0.0 7.4 0% .367 1.43 2.21 4.30 0 0.00 0.0
2013 SEA MLB AL 14 13 72.3 5 3 0 79 26 57 12 94 9.8 3.2 1.5 7.1 0% .300 1.45 4.85 4.98 115 5.47 130.9
2013 EVE A- NOR 1 1 5.3 0 0 0 6 1 10 0 111 10.1 1.7 0.0 16.9 0% .546 1.31 0.13 1.69 54 4.35 94.6
2013 WTN AA SOU 1 1 5.0 0 0 0 3 2 3 0 109 5.4 3.6 0.0 5.4 0% .188 1.00 2.90 1.80 100 3.78 82.2
2013 TAC AAA PCL 7 7 43.7 3 3 0 43 14 42 4 98 8.9 2.9 0.8 8.7 0% .315 1.31 3.86 3.09 89 3.30 71.7
2014 SEA MLB AL 17 14 75.3 1 6 0 82 34 60 13 87 9.8 4.1 1.6 7.2 0% .307 1.54 5.40 5.26 110 5.40 132.5
2014 HDS A+ CAL 1 1 6.0 0 1 0 8 2 7 2 108 12.0 3.0 3.0 10.5 0% .353 1.67 6.73 7.50 94 4.71 99.7
2014 TAC AAA PCL 15 14 86.3 6 5 0 92 13 67 8 89 9.6 1.4 0.8 7.0 0% .312 1.22 3.93 3.65 91 3.92 83.0
2015 TBA MLB AL 34 27 163.3 11 6 0 145 40 126 16 104 8.0 2.2 0.9 6.9 0% .272 1.13 3.73 3.75 107 3.76 87.9
2016 TBA MLB AL 64 1 90.7 7 11 2 90 26 63 14 102 8.9 2.6 1.4 6.3 55% .280 1.28 4.71 3.77 108 4.48 99.2
2017 SEA MLB AL 11 11 62.0 1 3 0 57 15 54 12 101 8.3 2.2 1.7 7.8 39% .257 1.16 4.69 3.92 109 4.52 96.2
2017 TBA MLB AL 26 8 69.3 4 3 1 66 16 55 10 96 8.6 2.1 1.3 7.1 49% .280 1.18 4.16 4.80 104 4.23 90.1
2018 SEA MLB AL 10 10 45.7 2 4 0 52 12 33 14 99 10.2 2.4 2.8 6.5 40% .271 1.40 6.72 6.50 120 6.55 146.4
2018 MOD A+ CAL 1 1 3.0 0 0 0 4 1 3 0 136 12.0 3.0 0.0 9.0 86% .571 1.67 2.75 3.00 83 4.43 93.6
2018 ARK AA TEX 1 1 4.0 0 0 0 4 0 6 0 95 9.0 0.0 0.0 13.5 80% .400 1.00 0.44 2.25 61 3.37 71.3
2018 TAC AAA PCL 5 5 18.7 0 2 0 14 3 17 1 93 6.8 1.4 0.5 8.2 46% .245 0.91 3.26 2.41 85 2.68 56.7
2019 BOS MLB AL 1 0 3.0 0 0 0 4 1 1 2 104 12.0 3.0 6.0 3.0 50% .200 1.67 13.23 12.00 118 7.11 145.4
2019 PAW AAA INT 27 24 125.3 6 8 0 125 43 95 18 92 9.0 3.1 1.3 6.8 48% .285 1.34 5.12 4.74 104 4.61 94.8

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2012 879 0.5165 0.5006 0.7591 0.6564 0.3341 0.8423 0.5845 0.2409
2013 1275 0.5114 0.4651 0.7825 0.6488 0.2729 0.8629 0.5824 0.2175
2014 1282 0.5031 0.4696 0.7508 0.6574 0.2794 0.8255 0.5730 0.2492
2015 2405 0.4990 0.4906 0.7585 0.6667 0.3154 0.8450 0.5763 0.2415
2016 1336 0.4880 0.5007 0.8027 0.6748 0.3348 0.8750 0.6638 0.1973
2017 2002 0.4970 0.4850 0.7775 0.6673 0.3049 0.8389 0.6450 0.2225
2018 752 0.5173 0.4907 0.8049 0.6530 0.3168 0.8858 0.6261 0.1951
2019 41 0.3415 0.4146 0.7647 0.7143 0.2593 0.8000 0.7143 0.2353
Career99720.50150.48540.77390.66270.30740.85020.60720.2261

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
2013-09-21 2013-09-30 DTD 9 8 Right Groin Strain - -
2013-04-05 2013-05-28 Minors 53 0 Right Arm Strain Triceps - -
2013-03-25 2013-03-27 Camp 2 0 Right Arm Soreness - -
2012-07-01 2012-08-06 15-DL 36 30 Right Elbow Strain Flexor Strain - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2019 BOS $
2018 SEA $4,200,000
2017 TBA $3,215,000
2016 TBA $2,375,000
2015 TBA $522,800
2014 SEA $511,800
2013 SEA $
2012 SEA $480,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
6 yrPrevious$11,304,600
6 yrTotal$11,304,600

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
5 y 158 dISE Baseball1 year (2019)

Details
  • 1 year (2019). Signed by Boston as a free agent 12/18 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Boston 4/16/19. DFA by Boston 4/19/19. Sent outright to Triple-A 4/21/19.
  • 1 year/$4.2M (2018). Re-signed by Seattle 1/12/18 (avoided arbitration). Sent outright to Triple-A by Seattle 11/2/18 (elected free agency).
  • 1 year/$3.215M (2017). Re-signed by Tampa Bay 1/13/17 (avoided arbitration). Acquired by Seattle in trade from Tampa Bay 7/28/17.
  • 1 year/$2.375M (2016). Re-signed by Tampa Bay 1/15/16 (avoided arbitration). Performance bonus: $25,000 for 25 games started.
  • 1 year/$0.5228M (2015). Re-signed by Seattle 3/15. Acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from Seattle 3/31/15.
  • 1 year/$0.5118M (2014). Re-signed by Seattle 2/27/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Re-signed by Seattle 3/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Contract purchased by Seattle 3/26/12.
  • Signed by Seattle 2007 as an amateur free agent from Nicaragua. $57,000 signing bonus.

2019 Preseason Forecast

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

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA DRA VORP WARP
90o 5.3 3.5 0.6 28 12 86.4 73 23 67 11 .254 1.12 3.56 3.85 12.0 1.3
80o 4.8 3.4 0.5 26 11 80.3 73 23 63 11 .266 1.19 3.91 4.24 7.9 0.9
70o 4.4 3.4 0.5 25 11 76.1 72 23 59 10 .276 1.25 4.18 4.53 5.2 0.6
60o 4.2 3.3 0.4 24 10 72.5 72 23 56 10 .284 1.30 4.40 4.77 3.1 0.3
50o 3.9 3.2 0.4 23 10 69.2 71 23 54 10 .291 1.35 4.62 5.01 1.2 0.1
40o 3.6 3.2 0.4 22 9 66.0 70 23 51 10 .299 1.40 4.84 5.24 -0.4 0.0
30o 3.4 3.1 0.3 21 9 62.6 69 22 49 10 .307 1.46 5.08 5.5 -2.1 -0.2
20o 3.1 3 0.3 19 8 58.7 68 22 46 10 .316 1.53 5.36 5.8 -3.8 -0.4
10o 2.7 2.9 0.3 18 8 53.5 66 21 42 10 .330 1.62 5.75 6.23 -5.9 -0.6
Weighted Mean3.93.20.4231068.770225410.2901.344.594.981.40.2

Preseason Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2019 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP WHIP ERA DRA H/9 BB/9 K/9 HR/9 WARP
202030540651011712038921845.2921.354.835.129.32.97.11.40.2
20213154056810010032781545.2881.324.674.959.02.97.01.40.3
202232430477848627661345.2911.344.815.109.22.97.01.40.1
202333330386696921551145.2881.314.815.099.02.87.21.40.1
202434320355636521501045.2901.364.835.129.23.07.11.40.1
20253522027449511638845.2941.374.925.219.42.97.01.50.0
20263622026447481536745.2901.354.855.149.32.96.91.30.1
20273721022339401330645.2911.364.895.189.23.06.91.40.0
20283821020335361227645.2911.364.915.209.23.16.91.50.0

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 82)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 89 Jae Weong Seo 2006 5.79
2 87 Wade Miley 2016 5.42
3 87 Josh Towers 2006 9.00
4 86 Dave Bush 2009 6.61
5 86 Shawn Hill 2010 3.48
6 86 Kyle Kendrick 2014 4.88
7 86 Jason Hammel 2012 3.66
8 85 Jason Vargas 2012 3.85
9 85 Zach McAllister 2017 2.32
10 85 Cliff Lee 2008 2.74
11 85 Dillon Gee 2015 6.58
12 85 Mike Minor 2017 2.67
13 85 Travis Wood 2016 3.54
14 84 Tommy Hunter 2016 3.44
15 84 Ivan Nova 2016 4.50
16 84 Kevin Correia 2010 5.52
17 84 Chase Anderson 2017 2.99
18 83 Jeff Karstens 2012 4.07
19 83 Tom Gorzelanny 2012 3.38
20 83 Joel Pineiro 2008 5.39
21 83 A.J. Griffin 2017 6.05
22 83 Boof Bonser 2011 0.00 DNP
23 83 Brad Penny 2007 3.25
24 83 Glen Perkins 2012 3.20
25 83 Jeremy Hellickson 2016 4.10
26 83 Kirk Saarloos 2008 5.81
27 83 Vance Worley 2017 7.03
28 82 Chris Capuano 2008 0.00 DNP
29 82 Gil Meche 2008 4.19
30 82 Brian Bannister 2010 6.49
31 82 Gary Glover 2006 0.00 DNP
32 82 Sidney Ponson 2006 6.56
33 82 Adam Bernero 2006 6.00
34 82 Tommy Milone 2016 6.88
35 82 Clayton Richard 2013 7.52
36 82 Kyle Lohse 2008 3.96
37 82 Milt Pappas 1968 3.99
38 82 Shaun Marcum 2011 3.77
39 82 Byung-Hyun Kim 2008 0.00 DNP
40 82 Roger Nelson 1973 4.12
41 82 Mike Maroth 2007 7.97
42 82 Anthony Swarzak 2015 6.08
43 81 Nick Blackburn 2011 5.52
44 81 Kameron Loe 2011 3.75
45 81 Andrew Cashner 2016 5.66
46 81 Doug Drabek 1992 2.95
47 81 Vidal Nuno 2017 10.43
48 81 Matt Belisle 2009 5.81
49 81 Nate Robertson 2007 4.96
50 81 Aaron Harang 2007 3.85
51 81 Denny Neagle 1998 3.89
52 81 Odalis Perez 2007 5.83
53 81 Taylor Buchholz 2011 3.46
54 81 Dick Donovan 1957 3.10
55 81 Vicente Padilla 2007 6.58
56 81 Wandy Rodriguez 2008 4.26
57 81 Kelly Downs 1990 3.71
58 81 Jason Marquis 2008 4.69
59 81 Jeff Francis 2010 5.26
60 81 David Phelps 2016 2.39
61 80 Homer Bailey 2015 5.56
62 80 John Burkett 1994 4.07
63 80 Rubby De La Rosa 2018 0.00 DNP
64 80 Scott Baker 2011 3.34
65 80 Livan Hernandez 2004 3.71
66 80 Josh Collmenter 2015 3.94
67 80 Bill Lohrman 1942 3.01
68 80 Don Drysdale 1966 3.75
69 80 Chad Bettis 2018 5.39
70 80 Felix Doubront 2017 0.00 DNP
71 80 Bill Sherdel 1926 4.05
72 80 John Danks 2014 4.93
73 80 Ron Reed 1972 4.61
74 80 Moose Haas 1985 4.73
75 80 Juan Nicasio 2016 4.88
76 80 Mike Moore 1989 3.05
77 80 Gene Conley 1960 4.17
78 80 Frank Viola 1989 3.97
79 80 Ken Holtzman 1975 3.68 DNP
80 80 Edwin Jackson 2013 5.65
81 80 Daniel Hudson 2016 5.82
82 80 Luke Hochevar 2013 1.92
83 80 Jim Wright 1980 0.00 DNP
84 80 Pedro Astacio 1998 6.88
85 80 Bob Friend 1960 3.17
86 80 Billy O'Dell 1962 4.04 DNP
87 80 Adam Eaton 2007 6.51
88 79 Larry Christenson 1983 4.66
89 79 Carl Pavano 2005 5.94
90 79 Victor Santos 2006 6.24
91 79 Odrisamer Despaigne 2016 6.23
92 79 Jimmy Key 1990 4.60
93 79 Paul Maholm 2011 3.99
94 79 Ryan Dempster 2006 5.64
95 79 Brad Thompson 2011 0.00 DNP
96 79 Dave Rozema 1986 7.59
97 79 Derek Holland 2016 5.20
98 79 Chris Short 1967 2.44
99 79 Carlos Silva 2008 6.69
100 79 Todd Ritchie 2001 5.12

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2019  Due to publishing agreements, the 2019 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2019 book (available in hardcopy, and soon e-book and Kindle).
2018 Unlike many public-facing entities, Major League Baseball teams seldom have slogans or mission statements they share with the public. If the Mariners did employ such a slogan, “necessity is the mother of invention” would be as good a sign as any for Jerry Dipoto to hang behind his desk for visitors to see when they entered his office. Ramirez’s return to Seattle after a 28-month stay in a Rays uniform wasn’t a move designed to push the Mariners over the top, but rather to fill a hole in a rotation hobbled by injuries. Ramirez’s greatest skill doesn't rest in a specific pitch—instead, it's his ability to be a one-out reliever, a six-inning starting pitcher or anything in between. Ramirez isn’t a realistic candidate to break the mold and become an ace, but his ability to shift between roles with ease is valuable in an environment where pitchers succumb to injury more frequently than ever and quality replacements are more difficult to find than inspirational quotes to hang over your desk that will improve productivity for the whole team in your department at the widget factory.
2017 Erasmus the humanist scholar advocated a “Via Media” or “middle road” philosophy; his psuedo-namesake used the past season to follow the middle road between two roles: starter and reliever. Despite a surprisingly solid starting season the previous year he was dumped from the rotation thanks to Tampa’s talent surplus, and found the second-most relief innings in baseball despite being the definition of pedestrian. In more of a statement about the Rays' bullpen than about Ramirez's skill, many of these appearances were in moderate- to high-leverage situations, and in about a quarter of them he recorded a “meltdown”—meaning he lowered the Rays’ chances of winning the game by five percent or more according to Win Probability Added. So goes Erasmo, whose personal middle road seems to smack of swingman mediocrity, interesting usage aside.
2016 A decimated starting rotation gave the Rays a late-spring opportunity to trade option-carrying Mike Montgomery for an optionless Ramirez. He allowed 15 earned runs in his first five innings with the Rays, not the best way to make an introduction. But with some alterations to pitch selection and usage, Ramirez rewarded his new club with a surprisingly stellar campaign. Employing a Hi-Lo strategy that would make Bob Barker proud, the short right-hander used his fastball and plus changeup to adjust speeds and alter eye levels, leading to weak contact. Just what Tampa Bay needed: another team-controlled starting pitcher under the age of 30.
2015 Not too long ago, Ramirez was the team's fourth starter of the future: an undersized pitcher who got by on a plus changeup and a willingness to throw it in the zone. Now he's older and wiser and not as good at baseball. His walk rate rose to over 10 percent in the majors and his home run problem grew even worse as hitters feasted on his off-speed pitches. Is Ramirez avoiding the plate because he's so hittable in the zone? Is he hittable in the zone because he's lost control and constantly behind in the count? His declining fastball cries the former, while his numbers in Tacoma make it look like the latter. Either way, he has one last chance to pull himself out of this spiral, at least in the M's organization. If he were left-handed, he'd have infinitely more opportunities.
2014 Ramirez succeeded in a brief stint with the Mariners in 2012 on the strength of a brilliant changeup. Hitters managed just five hits (one for extra-bases) off 178 changeups while swinging and missing at more than a quarter of them. Not so much in 2013. Ramirez made 13 starts for Seattle and saw his change get hammered: On 199 offerings, hitters smacked three homers and a double and their whiff rate dropped by a third. He doesn't have the breaking pitches to succeed without an elite change-of-pace, which means the 24-year-old will struggle to find a rotation spot if he can't rediscover that old 2012 magic.
2013 The Mariners signed Ramirez out of Nicaragua five years ago, when he was a strike-thrower with unexciting arm strength. As he has moved up levels, he has bulked up and added velocity, and he debuted in Seattle in April as a strike-thrower with a fastball averaging 93-mph, sometimes hitting a few ticks higher. He saw action as a starter and as a reliever with the big club. As a starter, his ERA was worse but his peripherals werent, and he has both the stamina and the changeup (lefties hit .207.260/.351 against him) to merit a shot in the Mariners rotation. As with many Mariners, the challenge is separating the performance from the park, and while the samples are small, the split isnt: 2.41 ERA at Safeco, 4.66 on the road.
2011 If anyone in the Mariners system can overcome his unimposing stature, its Erasmo Ramirez. The compact righty touches the low 90s, but superb control and a talent for keeping hitters grounded are his greatest assets.

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