Jose Ramirez
Jose Ramirez
28-Year-Old PitcherRP
Atlanta Braves
60-Day DL
Injury Shoulder
Est. Return 3/1/2019
2018 Fantasy Outlook
The Braves kept Ramirez on their 25-man roster throughout the 2017 season, as he used his big fastball (97.2 mph average velocity) along with a slider and changeup to hold down a role as a late-inning reliever in the Atlanta bullpen. The ERA (3.19) was much better than his FIP (4.88), and Ramirez will need to pare down the walks (4.2 BB/9) and homers (1.31 HR/9) to sustain that level of success for another year. With a crop of younger arms making their way closer to contributing, the Braves may elect to tread carefully in the free-agent market with regard to relievers. Additionally, the offseason trade of Jim Johnson removes one potential obstacle to the closer role in the event of an Arodys Vizcaino injury. As a result, it's not out of the question to think that Ramirez could emerge as a candidate for saves if the need arises, provided he shows the necessary skills growth early in the season. Read Past Outlooks
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To miss remainder of season
PAtlanta Braves
Shoulder
September 10, 2018
Ramirez (shoulder) will be shut down for the rest of the year, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports.
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Ramirez began a rehab stint Sept. 3 at Triple-A Gwinnett, although it's since been decided that there just isn't enough time for him to return to health before the season comes to an end. He made just seven appearances for the Braves in 2018, allowing 12 runs while striking out seven over 6.2 frames. Ramirez figures to be ready for the start of spring training.
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Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2016
 
 
-8%
BAA vs LHP
2018
 
 
-6%
BAA vs RHP
2017
 
 
-18%
BAA vs LHP
2016
 
 
-3%
BAA vs RHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2016vs Left .207 181 45 28 31 7 0 5
Since 2016vs Right .226 258 51 27 49 16 1 6
2018vs Left .333 14 3 2 4 1 0 0
2018vs Right .313 24 4 6 5 3 0 0
2017vs Left .180 109 28 18 16 4 0 3
2017vs Right .220 149 28 11 29 6 0 6
2016vs Left .224 58 14 8 11 2 0 2
2016vs Right .217 85 19 10 15 7 1 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2016
 
 
-30%
ERA on Road
2018
 
 
-48%
ERA on Road
2017
 
 
-40%
ERA on Road
2016
 
 
-9%
ERA on Road
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2016Home 4.86 1.42 53.2 1 2 0 9.1 4.4 1.0
Since 2016Away 3.42 1.25 47.1 3 5 0 8.0 5.5 1.0
2018Home 23.63 4.50 2.2 0 1 0 13.5 20.3 0.0
2018Away 12.27 1.36 3.2 0 1 0 7.4 4.9 0.0
2017Home 3.98 1.29 31.2 0 1 0 8.0 4.0 1.1
2017Away 2.37 1.09 30.1 2 2 0 8.3 4.5 1.5
2016Home 3.72 1.19 19.1 1 0 0 10.2 2.8 0.9
2016Away 3.38 1.58 13.1 1 2 0 7.4 8.1 0.0
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Stat Review
How does Jose Ramirez compare to other relievers?
This section compares his stats with all relief pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 30 innings). The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.
K/BB
0.88
 
K/9
9.9
 
BB/9
11.4
 
HR/9
0.0
 
Fastball
94.7 mph
 
ERA
17.05
 
WHIP
2.68
 
BABIP
.453
 
GB/FB
0.75
 
Strand %
29.4%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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After being acquired via trade from the Mariners, Ramirez found himself on the Braves' 2016 Opening Day roster. Entering the season, the righty had only thrown 17.2 big league innings, in which he'd surrendered a hefty 17 earned runs. He did not fare much better in his 2016 debut and was demoted to Triple-A Gwinnett a week into the season after allowing six earned runs in his first two innings of relief. Ramirez rebounded in Triple-A, as he fanned more than a batter per inning over 41.1 frames. His solid performance earned him a promotion in late July. The 26-year-old rattled off a 2.05 ERA and punched out 8.51 per nine innings in 31 appearances over the final two months of the season. He finished the year with a nice 23.1 percent strikeout rate, but command remained an issue, as he posted a 12.6 percent walk rate. If Ramirez makes the big league club in 2017, he'll likely be utilized in a similar role and does not project to provide much fantasy value unless he surpasses several options ahead of him for save chances.
Ramirez landed in Seattle last season as part of the trade that sent failed prospect Dustin Ackley to the Yankees. He didn't show much in his few major-league opportunities with New York or Seattle last season. Ramirez seemingly has a good arsenal of a mid-90s fastball, slider and changeup, but he has struggled with control most of his minor-league career. A starter early in his career, he's now a replaceable right-handed bullpen arm, which makes it no surprise the Yankees traded him for a spare part with the Mariners following suit in December, sending him to Atlanta for nothing more than a player to be named and cash. He's out of minor league options, so if he doesn't make the Atlanta bullpen out of spring training, he'll be looking for a new team.
Ramirez received a brief taste of the big leagues last season, but was tagged to the tune of a 5.40 ERA in 10 innings. The greatest hurdle he currently faces is lowering his walk rate, which has been above 6.0 BB/9 since his arrival to Triple-A in 2013. A back injury slowed Ramirez during spring training, but the Yankees seemed to sour on him as a starter, as he pitched exclusively out of the bullpen in 2014. Now 25, a shift back to a starting role isn't out of the question, but Ramirez has a mid-90s fastball, slider and changeup that he can utilize as a reliever, which could make him an asset in the late innings if the control comes around. Walks were not an overwhelming concern for Ramirez earlier in his development, so there's certainly reason to be optimistic, but he'll likely return to Triple-A to begin 2015 with the hope of becoming a fixture in manager Joe Girardi's bullpen by the end of the season.
Ramirez looked dominant in eight starts in Double-A in 2013, but struggled a bit upon his move to Triple-A, posting a 4.88 ERA in 31 innings. Ramirez has big velocity on his fastball, but it comes in fairly flat, and he can struggle with his command. His changeup is an out pitch, but he needs to improve his breaking ball if he's going to project as more than a reliever. Ramirez will get another shot in 2014 to establish himself as a rotation candidate, and if the Yankees can improve his mechanics and his command, Ramirez could be in line for a breakout 2014, but that will likely begin – and may entirely take place – at Triple-A.
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Starting rehab stint
PAtlanta Braves
Shoulder
September 3, 2018
Ramirez (shoulder) is scheduled to begin a minor-league rehab assignment with Triple-A Gwinnett on Monday.
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Could return in September
PAtlanta Braves
Shoulder
August 30, 2018
Manager Brian Snitker said Ramirez (shoulder) is feeling better and could possibly return in September, David O'Brien of The Athletic Atlanta reports.
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May not pitch again this year
PAtlanta Braves
Shoulder
July 11, 2018
Manager Brian Snitker said Wednesday that Ramirez (shoulder) may not return to the mound this season, David O'Brien of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
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Transferred to 60-day DL
PAtlanta Braves
Shoulder
June 22, 2018
Ramirez (shoulder) was moved to the 60-day disabled list Friday.
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Experiences setback
PAtlanta Braves
Shoulder
June 4, 2018
Ramirez (shoulder) suffered a setback Saturday during a live batting practice session, David O'Brien of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
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