33-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent
2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
There was no outlook written for Cesar Ramos in 2017. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
Cesar Ramos Contract Information:
Signed a minor league contract with the Phillies that includes an invitation to spring training in January of 2017.
Ramos was informed that he did not earn a roster spot with the Phillies, Matt Gelb of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
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2017 Stat Review for Cesar Ramos As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2016 (min 130 in)
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Cesar Ramos: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
There was no outlook written for Cesar Ramos.
Ramos was expected to be something of a lefty specialist after being acquired from the Rays last November, but wound up facing three more righties than lefties, finishing with an earned-run average nearly a full point lower than he posted with the Rays in 2014 (2.75). There seem to be two major factors that contributed to the turnaround, as Ramos lowered his BB/9 rate to 2.6 after it ballooned to 4.3 in 2014, while also cutting his home run rate (From 0.9 to 0.3). This may have been accomplished by a radical change to his pitch profile, as he nearly eliminated his changeup (which was the worst secondary offering in his arsenal according to Pitch f/x) throwing it just 4.7 percent of the time, while increasing his slider usage by more than 11 percent. Ramos doesn't have eye popping statistics, but was a steady hand in a bottom-half bullpen for the Angels, and will likely see plenty of usage in 2016.
Tampa Bay traded the lefty reliever to the Angels during the offseason. Ramos was often the seventh man in a seven-man bullpen, pitching in mop-up duty or working multiple innings in long relief. He’s the prototypical long reliever that can occasionally be used in a start, but Ramos has no upside. He does have some swing-and-miss stuff with his big breaking ball, but he’s a reverse splits guy who is more effective against righties, which is primarily what keeps him out of a LOOGY role. He does not walk many batters and when he was used, he was mostly effective. The problem is, he worked once a week and sometimes went two weeks without working more than an inning. He’s out of options so he has to make the roster, but he should not make yours.
Ramos returned to his role in the Rays' bullpen in 2013 working as a left-handed long man, mostly in mop-up duty. It was his first season spent entirely at the major league level and he ended up pitching in 48 games. He struggled a bit with location, finishing with a 4.14 ERA and a 1.307 WHIP. He finished the year strong, however, posting a 2.25 ERA in September. He will likely return to his role in middle relief in 2014, giving the Rays a lefty who can stretch a few innings if needed.
Ramos bounced between Triple-A Durham and the majors in 2012, finding success at both levels. The lefty is able to work long middle relief and work as an occasional spot starter when needed. He improved his K/BB rate to 2.90 from 1.24 in 2011 and posted a solid 2.10 ERA in 17 appearances with the Rays in 2012. He has limited fantasy value in his current role, but he should continue in middle relief for the Rays in 2013.
A piece from San Diego in the Jason Bartlett deal, Ramos filled in adequately in a middle relief role for the Rays. He throws a low-90s fastball as well as a change-up, curve and slider. His 31:25 K:BB ratio and 1.397 WHIP show he doesn't have a lot of upside, but he did have a decent 49 percent groundball rate. He'll likely reprise his role as a middle reliever for the team.
Ramos spent the majority of 2010 at Triple-A Portland, where he posted a 3.28 ERA, 1.385 WHIP and 1.47 K/BB ratio as a starter and reliever. He spent parts of April and May, along with all of September, with the big club and produced underwhelming results. Working on his command, which continues to slide, would do him a world of good as he doesn't have the kind of stuff to make many hitters miss. In the offseason he was traded to Tampa Bay. He'll serve as a swing man and is likely to have little fantasy value in that role.
A shoulder problem derailed him after a fast start, and he pitched poorly at both Triple-A and in the majors upon his return. Another of the Padres' endless collection of command prospects, Ramos is a bit less attractive than Wade LeBlanc and Clayton Richard but a few steps ahead of Josh Geer. You don't really want any of them.
Ramos struggled a bit last season at Triple-A Portland, but he showed enough promise to be added to the Padres' 40-man roster in November. He is a pitch-to-contact guy that had a rough year in terms of hits on balls in play, allowing 183 in only 149.2 innings. He also walked more hitters than he did in the lower minors, so he is likely to be asked to begin the year back at Triple-A to hone his control as he will never be confused for a strikeout pitcher. If successful, he could see the big leagues as early as 2009.
Ramos is a decent prospect in a San Diego minor league system largely devoid of talented starting pitchers. He went 13-9 with a 3.41 ERA and 1.20 WHIP at Double-A San Antonio in 2007. Ramos' 90:43 K:BB ratio could be a lot better. He will probably spend 2008 in Triple-A and could contend for a back-end rotation spot in 2009.
Ramos' best pitch is his changeup, but he’s not much of a strikeout pitcher and his K:BB (1.59) is below average. He’ll probably begin 2007 in Double-A, but is a long way from the majors.