Jose Ramirez
Jose Ramirez
29-Year-Old PitcherRP
 Free Agent  
Free Agent
2019 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Jose Ramirez in 2019. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
Cast off 40-man roster
PAtlanta Braves  
Shoulder
October 31, 2018
Ramirez (shoulder) was brought back from the 60-day DL and outrighted to Triple-A Gwinnett on Wednesday.
ANALYSIS
Ramirez appeared in just seven games for Atlanta this past year due to a shoulder injury that initially placed him on the disabled list in mid-April. He suffered a setback in June and was officially shut down from a rehab assignment in mid-September since there just wasn't enough time for him to build back up. Looking ahead, Ramirez should be back to 100 percent prior to spring training as the 28-year-old looks to earn a place in the Braves' bullpen.
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Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-14%
BAA vs LHP
2019
No Stats
2018
 
 
-6%
BAA vs RHP
2017
 
 
-18%
BAA vs LHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2017vs Left .198 123 31 20 20 5 0 3
Since 2017vs Right .230 173 32 17 34 9 0 6
2019vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-37%
ERA on Road
2019
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2018
 
 
-48%
ERA on Road
2017
 
 
-40%
ERA on Road
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2017Home 5.50 1.54 34.1 0 2 0 8.4 5.2 1.0
Since 2017Away 3.44 1.12 34.0 2 3 0 8.2 4.5 1.3
2019Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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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.
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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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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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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