Ramon Laureano

Ramon Laureano

27-Year-Old OutfielderOF
Oakland Athletics
2022 Fantasy Outlook
Laureano's 2021 season abruptly ended when he was handed an 80-game suspension in early August after testing positive for Nandrolone. Prior to the ban, the outfielder was enjoying a bounceback campaign from a disappointing 60-game showing in 2020. He launched 14 homers, stole 12 bags and slashed .246/.317/.413 while posting a 40.2 HardHit%. His production going forward could be further bolstered by improving his plate discipline, as he's struck out over a quarter of the time and walked at just a 7.5% clip throughout his career. Once he's eligible to return from his suspension in late April, the 27-year-old figures to reclaim his everyday center fielder role and hit somewhere toward the top or middle of the order. While fantasy owners will have to forgive Laureano for letting them down last season, he is still a dynamic talent entering the prime of his career; His best offensive season could very well still be in front of him. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
#252
ADP
$Signed a one-year contract with the Athletics in March of 2022.
Another pair of hits Wednesday
OFOakland Athletics
June 23, 2022
Laureano went 2-for-3 in a loss to the Mariners on Wednesday.
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Laureano had been mired in a brief slump since his most recent multi-hit game last Thursday, going 1-for-14 over the subsequent four games. Wednesday's production snapped the skid for the moment, and the state of Oakland's offense is such that Laureano is one of its few bright spots despite his uninspiring .241/.323/.355 slash line.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
1
9
12
2
3
2
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
3
3
4
1
2
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2020
 
 
+23%
OPS vs LHP
2022
 
 
+68%
OPS vs LHP
2021
 
 
+21%
OPS vs LHP
2020
 
 
+6%
OPS vs RHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020vs Left .842 224 27 6 23 7 .289 .375 .467
Since 2020vs Right .682 545 61 16 49 13 .214 .306 .376
2022vs Left .963 48 7 1 4 1 .325 .438 .525
2022vs Right .573 123 11 1 4 5 .207 .285 .288
2021vs Left .858 129 15 3 11 5 .304 .380 .478
2021vs Right .710 249 28 11 28 7 .217 .285 .425
2020vs Left .679 47 5 2 8 1 .214 .298 .381
2020vs Right .720 173 22 4 17 1 .216 .353 .367
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2020
 
 
+1%
OPS on Road
2022
 
 
+21%
OPS at Home
2021
 
 
+3%
OPS on Road
2020
 
 
+10%
OPS on Road
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020Home .720 395 50 12 35 9 .223 .314 .406
Since 2020Away .729 367 37 9 34 10 .248 .338 .391
2022Home .736 95 11 1 4 3 .271 .347 .388
2022Away .606 76 7 1 4 3 .197 .303 .303
2021Home .748 172 22 8 21 6 .209 .291 .458
2021Away .771 206 21 6 18 6 .277 .340 .431
2020Home .666 128 17 3 10 0 .206 .320 .346
2020Away .732 85 9 2 12 1 .221 .365 .368
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Stat Review
How does Ramon Laureano compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances)*. 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.

* Exit Velocity and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 400 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
BB/K
0.44
 
BB Rate
8.8%
 
K Rate
19.9%
 
BABIP
.296
 
ISO
.113
 
AVG
.238
 
OBP
.327
 
SLG
.351
 
OPS
.678
 
wOBA
.308
 
Exit Velocity
 
Hard Hit Rate
37.6%
 
Barrels/PA
5.3%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Laureano had an OPS north of .900 through the first two weeks of the 2020 season, but he got in his own way when he decided to charge Astros pitching coach Alex Cintron after a shouting match Aug. 9. That led to a four-game suspension and Laureano slashed just .186/.302/.314 with three homers and one steal in his final 35 regular-season games after serving the ban. Laureano did have a two-homer game in the A's postseason finale, but it was too little, too late for a player who set the bar high for himself with a .288/.340/.521 line across 481 PA in 2019. He was hit by 12 pitches in his 54 games, second most in baseball, and his average exit velocity took a tumble, falling by two miles per hour to 87.7 mph. He played Gold Glove-caliber defense, and with the state of stolen bases in rotisserie ball being what it is, managers should be happy to forgive and forget and get back in at a discount in 2021.
Laureano began the 2019 season in a starting role in center field, but a leg injury kept him out for the entire month of July and limited his playing time down the stretch. He showed improved power at the dish, finishing the year with a .288/.340/.521 slash line, 24 long balls, 67 RBI and 13 stolen bases in 123 games. His 25.6 K% and 5.9 BB% are mildly concerning -- the latter being down from 9.1% in 2018 -- though he made the most of his contact, with his xBA and xSLG ranking in the 70th percentile or above. Keep in mind too that it was his first full season in the major leagues. The 25-year-old runs extremely well and has an elite throwing arm in the outfield. Laureano is on track to begin spring training at full strength and will once again slot in as an everyday player in 2020. He has the tools to make up for shaky plate discipline and could become a big difference maker in rotisserie baseball.
Laureano burst onto the scene in August, turning heads with his bat and cannon of an arm. The 24-year-old quickly turned into Oakland's everyday center fielder and finished the season with a 129 wRC+ -- a mark that would have tied for fourth with Tommy Pham among qualified MLB center fielders. Granted, he had a 28.4% strikeout rate and .388 BABIP, which suggest he was playing a little over his head. Even when factoring in regression, Laureano still looks the part of an everyday player, especially given his defensive value. He hits the ball to all fields and did not show significant lefty/righty splits at Triple-A or in the majors, so he should hit at least .250 with double-digit home runs. A plus runner, Laureano was caught just three times on 21 stolen-base attempts last season, so he should push for 15-to-20 steals if he stays relatively healthy. Given his strong debut, he won't be available in the end game, but is a reasonable OF4 in 15-team leagues.
One of the top pop-up prospects of 2016, Laureano capped his breakout campaign by wowing scouts with consistent loud contact in the Arizona Fall League. This brief yet impressive showing helped alleviate concerns about batting averages over .400 on balls in play at stops at High-A Lancaster and Double-A Corpus Christi. Laureano's combined .319/.428/.528 slash line will not be sustainable as he moves to more neutral hitting environments and his BABIP normalizes. The general consensus, however, says he has at least an average hit tool, which, coupled with plus speed and a good eye at the plate, might be enough for him to make it as an everyday player. He stole 43 bases at a 75.4 percent success rate last year, but his speed projects more comfortably in the 20-steal range over a full season against big league batteries. That speed could be complemented by average raw power. He also walked 70 times in 116 games last year and might profile atop a mediocre lineup.
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Doubles, walks in Friday's loss
OFOakland Athletics
June 18, 2022
Laureano went 1-for-3 with a double and a walk in a loss to the Royals on Friday.
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Leaves yard in win
OFOakland Athletics
June 13, 2022
Laureano went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in a loss to the Guardians on Sunday.
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Picks up steal in loss
OFOakland Athletics
June 11, 2022
Laureano went 1-for-3 with one steal in Friday's loss to the Guardians.
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Rare bright spot in loss
OFOakland Athletics
June 9, 2022
Laureano went 3-for-4 with a double and a run in a loss to Atlanta on Wednesday.
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Solid offensive outing
OFOakland Athletics
June 8, 2022
Laureano went 1-for-4 with two RBI in Tuesday's loss against the Braves.
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