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2018 Projections (Rest of Season Projections - seasonal age 25)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
256 .287 8 34 33 8 .278 1.1
Birth Date9-17-1992
Height5' 9"
Weight165 lbs
Age25 years, 10 months, 2 days
BatsB
ThrowsR
0.72014
0.52015
2.82016
6.32017
6.22018
+proj
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
2013 CLE 20 15 14 12 5 4 0 1 0 6 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .429 .500 .338 1.9 0.4 0.3
2014 CLE 21 68 266 237 27 62 10 2 2 82 13 35 1 2 17 10 1 .262 .300 .346 .233 5.0 1.1 0.7
2015 CLE 22 97 355 315 50 69 14 3 6 107 32 39 1 2 5 27 10 4 .219 .291 .340 .238 5.2 -0.6 0.5
2016 CLE 23 152 618 565 84 176 46 3 11 261 44 62 4 4 1 76 22 7 .311 .363 .462 .274 31.4 -3.9 2.8
2017 CLE 24 152 645 585 107 186 56 6 29 341 52 69 3 5 0 83 17 5 .318 .374 .583 .315 57.1 5.9 6.3
2018 CLE 25 94 419 358 68 108 26 2 29 225 57 48 3 1 0 70 20 3 .302 .401 .628 .345 50.4 -1.5 5.1
Career5782317207234160515217771022200255121462737921.292.356.493.288151.01.415.7

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
2011 IND Rk 48 208 .279 .273 .349 .406 .270 .348 100 5.6 7.7 -0.4 1.0 1.1 14.1 1.4 14.1 1.4
2012 LKC A 67 313 .327 .261 .327 .389 .265 .378 98 22.8 9.2 -0.6 4.1 -2.4 29.1 3.3 29.1 3.3
2012 MHV A- 3 13 .451 .234 .317 .329 .249 .364 99 2.6 0.4 0 0.3 0.8 3.7 0.4 3.7 0.4
2012 TOR Wnt 38 169 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .367 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 CLE MLB 15 14 .338 .241 .305 .385 .257 .400 98 1 0.4 0 0.4 0.5 1.9 0.3 1.9 0.3
2013 AKR AA 113 533 .261 .258 .329 .387 .268 .290 98 0.4 14.5 2.4 7.4 3.0 20.4 3.0 20.4 3.0
2014 CLE MLB 68 266 .233 .255 .315 .387 .260 .297 104 -6.7 6.9 2.7 1.1 2.1 5.0 0.7 5.0 0.7
2014 COH AAA 60 277 .268 .273 .342 .409 .259 .321 110 2.4 8.3 0.9 7.0 -1.8 9.7 1.7 9.7 1.7
2015 CLE MLB 97 355 .238 .258 .319 .407 .260 .232 106 -7.5 9.6 2.1 -0.6 1.0 5.2 0.5 5.2 0.5
2015 COH AAA 44 195 .268 .258 .322 .380 .257 .303 107 1.7 5.4 0.4 1.1 1.6 9.1 1.0 9.1 1.0
2016 CLE MLB 152 618 .274 .260 .325 .427 .262 .333 112 8.7 17.5 0.5 -3.9 4.7 31.4 2.8 31.4 2.8
2017 CLE MLB 152 645 .315 .262 .330 .440 .265 .319 105 37 18.9 1.1 5.9 0.2 57.1 6.3 57.1 6.3
2018 CLE MLB 94 419 .345 .254 .327 .421 .270 .280 106 35.5 11.6 1.2 -1.5 2.1 50.4 5.1 50.4 5.1

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
2011 IND Rk 208 30 63 13 4 1 20 7 17 12 6 .325 .351 .448 .124 .279 14.1 1.0 1.4
2012 TOR Wnt 169 22 44 5 1 0 22 18 23 10 5 .312 .389 .362 .050 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 LKC A 313 54 98 13 4 3 27 24 26 15 6 .354 .403 .462 .108 .327 29.1 4.1 3.3
2012 MHV A- 13 2 4 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 .364 .417 .545 .182 .451 3.7 0.3 0.4
2013 AKR AA 533 78 131 16 6 3 38 39 41 38 16 .272 .325 .349 .077 .261 20.4 7.4 3.0
2013 CLE MLB 14 5 4 0 1 0 0 2 2 0 1 .333 .429 .500 .167 .338 1.9 0.4 0.3
2014 COH AAA 277 37 74 15 2 5 29 25 30 19 11 .302 .360 .441 .139 .268 9.7 7.0 1.7
2014 CLE MLB 266 27 62 10 2 2 17 13 35 10 1 .262 .300 .346 .084 .233 5.0 1.1 0.7
2015 CLE MLB 355 50 69 14 3 6 27 32 39 10 4 .219 .291 .340 .121 .238 5.2 -0.6 0.5
2015 COH AAA 195 29 51 13 2 1 12 17 9 15 4 .293 .354 .408 .115 .268 9.1 1.1 1.0
2016 CLE MLB 618 84 176 46 3 11 76 44 62 22 7 .311 .363 .462 .150 .274 31.4 -3.9 2.8
2017 CLE MLB 645 107 186 56 6 29 83 52 69 17 5 .318 .374 .583 .265 .315 57.1 5.9 6.3
2018 CLE MLB 419 68 108 26 2 29 70 57 48 20 3 .302 .401 .628 .327 .345 50.4 -1.5 5.1

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
2013 68 0.4118 0.4706 0.8438 0.6429 0.3500 0.8333 0.8571 0.1563 35 -0.002245
2014 998 0.5070 0.4619 0.8438 0.6028 0.3171 0.8393 0.8526 0.1562 406 -0.009217
2015 1415 0.4813 0.3951 0.8819 0.5272 0.2725 0.9164 0.8200 0.1181 724 0.003080
2016 2400 0.4900 0.4358 0.8719 0.5918 0.2859 0.9037 0.8086 0.1281 0 0.000000
2017 2585 0.4739 0.4294 0.8631 0.6041 0.2721 0.9095 0.7703 0.1369 0 0.000000
2018 1757 0.4599 0.4081 0.8536 0.6064 0.2392 0.9082 0.7357 0.1464 0 0.000000
Career92230.47970.42560.86420.58970.27490.90060.79080.1358155.267-0.0005

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
2014-06-13 - Minors - - Right Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2013-12-11 2013-12-11 Minors 0 0 Right Thumb Surgery Ligament Reconstruction 2013-12-11 -
2013-07-15 2013-07-30 Minors 15 0 Right Ankle Sprain - -
2013-05-05 2013-05-12 Minors 7 0 Left Hip Strain - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2022 CLE $2,000,000
2021 CLE $9,400,000
2020 CLE $6,650,000
2019 CLE $4,150,000
2018 CLE $2,828,000
2017 CLE $971,400
2016 CLE $518,200
2015 CLE $511,300
2014 CLE $
2013 CLE $
YearsDescriptionSalary
3 yrPrevious$2,000,900
2018Current$2,828,000
4 yrPvs + Cur$4,828,900
4 yrFuture$22,200,000
8 yrTotal$27,028,900

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
3 y 74 dBeverly Hills Sports5 years/$26M (2017-21), 2022-23 options

Details
  • 5 years/$26M (2017-21), plus 2022-23 club options. Signed extension with Cleveland 3/25/17, replacing one-year/$0.5714M contract signed 3/17. $2M signing bonus. 17:$0.5714M, 18:$2.428M, 19:$3.75M, 20:$6.25M, 21:$9M, 22:$11M club option ($2M buyout), 23$13M club option. 2022-23 options may increase by $1M each based on performance.
  • 1 year/$0.5182M (2016). Re-signed by Cleveland 3/9/16.
  • 1 year/$0.5113M (2015). Re-signed by Cleveland 3/9/15.
  • 1 year (2014). Re-signed by Cleveland 3/4/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Contract selected by Cleveland 9/1/13.
  • Signed by Cleveland 11/26/09 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic. $50,000 signing bonus.

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 666 85 187 43 6 16 80 53 70 24 8 .312 .368 .483 .289 41.1 3B -2, 2B 2 4.1
80o 651 81 176 41 5 15 76 50 70 23 7 .299 .355 .463 .280 34.1 3B -2, 2B 2 3.4
70o 641 78 169 39 5 14 73 49 70 22 7 .291 .347 .448 .274 29.2 3B -2, 2B 2 2.9
60o 632 76 164 38 5 14 71 47 69 21 7 .286 .341 .443 .268 25.0 3B -2, 2B 2 2.5
50o 624 74 158 36 5 13 69 45 69 20 7 .279 .333 .429 .263 21.3 3B -2, 2B 2 2.1
40o 616 72 153 35 5 13 67 44 69 20 6 .273 .326 .423 .257 17.7 3B -2, 2B 2 1.7
30o 607 69 149 34 5 13 65 42 69 19 6 .269 .321 .420 .252 13.8 3B -2, 2B 1 1.4
20o 597 67 141 33 4 12 62 40 68 18 6 .259 .310 .400 .245 9.5 3B -2, 2B 1 0.9
10o 582 63 133 31 4 11 59 38 68 17 5 .250 .300 .385 .236 3.8 3B -2, 2B 1 0.4
Weighted Mean6257415937513694669207.280.335.432.26321.83B -2, 2B 22.2

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
201926543661373341465436517.280.338.448.2622.018.22.10.314.61.3-0.2
202027560701443441670456617.284.342.459.2672.321.32.00.115.04.1-0.2
202128544671383141567436416.282.340.455.2652.119.31.8-0.014.62.9-0.2
202229528651323041464436314.278.338.447.2621.816.81.6-0.214.21.2-0.2
202330537661363241466426513.281.338.452.2631.817.11.4-0.314.41.6-0.2
202431508621263031462406111.276.335.449.2611.615.11.2-0.513.60.7-0.2
20253251262127304136242649.276.336.445.2621.615.11.1-0.613.80.8-0.2
20263348860121293135940608.275.336.445.2611.513.70.9-0.713.10.4-0.2
20273446557116273135638586.276.336.445.2611.412.90.8-0.812.50.5-0.2

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 75)

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend
1 82 Sean Burroughs 2006 .192
2 80 Blake DeWitt 2011 .255
3 80 Aaron Hill 2007 .277
4 80 Gregg Jefferies 1993 .318
5 79 Wilmer Flores 2017 .278
6 79 Dustin Pedroia 2009 .274
7 79 Joe Panik 2016 .256
8 79 Michael Brantley 2012 .271
9 78 Casey Kotchman 2008 .254
10 78 Kolten Wong 2016 .269
11 78 Buddy Bell 1977 .273
12 78 Ruben Tejada 2015 .277
13 77 Ender Inciarte 2016 .274
14 77 Dioner Navarro 2009 .203
15 77 Andrelton Simmons 2015 .248
16 77 Jerry Kenney 1970 .220
17 77 Josh Thole 2012 .207
18 77 Wayne Causey 1962 .242
19 77 Daniel Descalso 2012 .240
20 76 Melky Cabrera 2010 .249
21 76 Asdrubal Cabrera 2011 .283
22 76 Steve Lombardozzi 2014 .223
23 76 Matt Dominguez 2015 .000 DNP
24 76 Junior Moore 1978 .217
25 76 Kyle Seager 2013 .290
26 76 Nellie Fox 1953 .268
27 76 Bobby Brown 1950 .257
28 76 Edgardo Alfonzo 1999 .298
29 76 Gary Sheffield 1994 .307
30 76 Matt Duffy 2016 .252
31 76 Martin Prado 2009 .284
32 76 Dave Chalk 1976 .234
33 75 Al Gallagher 1971 .263
34 75 Dustin Ackley 2013 .251
35 75 Robin Ventura 1993 .283
36 75 George Brett 1978 .293
37 75 Steve Braun 1973 .303
38 75 Anthony Rendon 2015 .262
39 75 Kurt Suzuki 2009 .258
40 75 Dave Magadan 1988 .300
41 75 Bob Aspromonte 1963 .233
42 75 Russell Martin 2008 .281
43 75 Ron Hunt 1966 .278
44 75 Yunel Escobar 2008 .268
45 74 Ryan Sweeney 2010 .256
46 74 Francisco Cervelli 2011 .258
47 74 Enrique Hernandez 2017 .265
48 74 Phil Gagliano 1967 .226
49 74 Brett Lawrie 2015 .266
50 74 Chad Tracy 2005 .300
51 74 Rich Rollins 1963 .295
52 74 Daric Barton 2011 .233
53 74 Jose Altuve 2015 .285
54 74 Jose Tabata 2014 .228
55 74 Mike Moustakas 2014 .233
56 74 Didi Gregorius 2015 .251
57 74 Bob Sheldon 1976 .000 DNP
58 74 Ted Sizemore 1970 .267
59 74 Alex Cintron 2004 .225
60 73 Andy LaRoche 2009 .249
61 73 James Loney 2009 .277
62 73 Russ Adams 2006 .205
63 73 John Donaldson 1968 .239
64 73 Sal Bando 1969 .337
65 73 Jacoby Ellsbury 2009 .260
66 73 Ken Boswell 1971 .260
67 73 Chris Coghlan 2010 .274
68 73 J.J. Hardy 2008 .280
69 73 Dan Meyer 1978 .221
70 73 Harvey Kuenn 1956 .299
71 73 Paul Schaal 1968 .257
72 73 Jeremy Reed 2006 .213
73 73 Tony Fernandez 1987 .283
74 73 Danny O'Connell 1954 .267
75 73 Steve Boros 1962 .267
76 73 Ken Oberkfell 1981 .281
77 73 Joe Keough 1971 .246
78 73 Jose Reyes 2008 .294
79 73 Rafael Palmeiro 1990 .290
80 73 Wade Boggs 1983 .325
81 72 Jerry Hairston 2001 .238
82 72 Elvis Andrus 2014 .241
83 72 Conor Jackson 2007 .283
84 72 Bobby Valentine 1975 .249
85 72 Jeff Cirillo 1995 .285
86 72 Dave Hansen 1994 .318
87 72 Whitey Lockman 1952 .275
88 72 Tony Gwynn 1985 .283
89 72 Alexi Casilla 2010 .246
90 72 Lonnie Chisenhall 2014 .281
91 72 Jim Gilliam 1954 .269
92 72 Kevin Orie 1998 .225
93 72 Manny Jimenez 1964 .241
94 72 Luis Valbuena 2011 .183
95 72 Jose Vidro 2000 .303
96 72 Ronnie Belliard 2000 .258
97 72 Billy Goodman 1951 .282
98 72 Steve Ontiveros 1977 .283
99 72 Yuniesky Betancourt 2007 .257
100 72 Dave Cash 1973 .261

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .288 .346 .427 .261
11 vs R (Multi) .290 .343 .429 .265
18 Split (Multi) .002 -.002 .002 .004
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.012 -.001 -.003 -.000
30 vs L (2016) .311 .368 .473 .271
31 vs R (2016) .312 .361 .457 .275
38 Split (2016) .000 -.007 -.016 .004
39 LgAvg (2016) -.014 .000 -.009 -.001

Definition of multi-year splits

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2018 Due to publishing agreements, the 2018 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2018 book (available in hardcopy, and soon e-book and Kindle).
2017 According to the Cleveland Plain Dealer’s (very observant) Zack Meisel, Ramirez’s helmet flew off his head an incredible 62 times during the season. Showing off the energetic baserunning implied by his nickname of Angry Hamster? So excited about his breakout season that he couldn’t bother with cranium protection? Simply too full of childlike joy to be contained? A little of all three, perhaps. The helmet mishaps certainly didn’t do anything to delay him on the basepaths, as he took the extra base 60 percent of the time. And the flexible attitude toward headgear may have represented his flexibility on defense, gamely transitioning away from his usual third base to fill a void in left field for a few months. Cleveland hopes that the speed, versatility and general energy keep the helmet flying in 2017.
2016 Ramirez checks all the boxes for an instant fan favorite: His height makes him easily identifiable on the field, he fills in with good-enough defense all over the infield, and he plays so frenetically he's even earned a killer nickname: the Angry Hamster. The barrier between fan favorite and plain old favorite is his potential, which he's yet to tap. With plus speed, he should be stealing more bases and improving on 2015's 71 percent success rate. He's shown good effort in working counts (3.99 pitches seen per PA, above league average), and there are glimpses of a legitimate hit tool (90 percent contact rate), but neither has translated to hits yet. Ramirez has had worse-than-average production on both flyballs (.549 OPS) and grounders (.472 OPS) in the majors, an unfortunate combination. If he doesn't have enough power to convert flies into extra-base hits, or can't sneak enough singles on those grounders, then he risks running the utility-infielder wheel for the next several seasons. That would make hamster very angry indeed.
2015 Twenty-one-year-old shortstops who hold their own at the highest level don't grow on trees, and though the presence of Francisco Lindor in the system somewhat marginalizes Ramirez's potential impact, having too many up-the-middle players under cost control is a good problem for Cleveland. At times he was treated like a player whose bat was not quite ready, with 13 sacrifices (tied atop a major-league leaderboard heavily populated by NL pitchers) despite playing in just 68 games, yet his manager thought enough of his offense to pencil him into the two-hole 42 times as the Indians fought to remain in playoff contention. Ramirez has shown a wide swath of offensive skills in the minors, with dabs of power and speed to complement a hit tool that has produced a .306 average across 1,344 plate appearances.
2014 Running speed and hitting for average are young player skills. With an aptitude for contact and the potential to swipe 40 bags, Ramirezthe second-youngest qualifying player in the Eastern League last yearbrings plenty of both. He doesn't have the natural size or strength to project into much of a power hitter, and while he doesn't really have a shortstop's arm, the organization has been doing everything possible to make him comfortable with the longer throws. He's already been exposed to the idea of playing multiple positions, and there are scouts who think his future is in a utility role. But if circumstances do conspire to give him a full-time opportunity, he could be a factor in fantasy leagues as soon as this season. More likely, he'll be helping someone's International League fantasy team.
2013 Although his subpar arm has talent evaluators putting him at second base for the future, Jose Ramirez is yet another Latin infielder under 21 who could develop into a legitimate starter thanks to an excellent full-season debut.

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