Ramon Laureano
Ramon Laureano
26-Year-Old OutfielderOF
Oakland Athletics
2020 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year, $557,500 contract with the Athletics in March of 2019.
Busts out of slump Monday
OFOakland Athletics
September 15, 2020
Laureano went 2-for-4 with a two-run double and a run during a win over the Mariners in the second game of a doubleheader Monday.
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The Gold Glove outfielder entered the contest mired in a 1-for-18 skid that encompassed his six previous games, so the multi-hit effort, his first since Sept. 8, brought disappointed fantasy managers a temporary reprieve. It's been an interesting year at the plate for Laureano, who has upped his walk rate significantly to a career-best 11.8 percent while also seeing a 67-point drop in BABIP to .275 and a six-point tumble in HR/FB rate to 13.2 percent. The mixed bag of metrics has conspired to help him generate a strong .349 OBP while also significantly suppressing both his batting average (.219) and slugging percentage (.371).
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
3
21
6
5
2
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
7
1
1
1
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2018
 
 
+2%
OPS vs RHP
2020
 
 
+5%
OPS vs LHP
2019
 
 
+4%
OPS vs RHP
2018
 
 
+8%
OPS vs RHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2018vs Left .816 223 35 8 27 7 .280 .341 .475
Since 2018vs Right .832 623 94 26 80 14 .274 .349 .483
2020vs Left .757 34 5 2 7 1 .233 .324 .433
2020vs Right .724 155 18 3 14 0 .226 .361 .363
2019vs Left .838 135 25 6 17 4 .296 .326 .512
2019vs Right .869 346 54 18 50 9 .285 .345 .524
2018vs Left .789 54 5 0 3 2 .267 .389 .400
2018vs Right .849 122 22 5 16 5 .297 .344 .505
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2018
 
 
+9%
OPS at Home
2020
 
 
+6%
OPS on Road
2019
 
 
+11%
OPS at Home
2018
 
 
+23%
OPS at Home
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2018Home .861 447 68 20 60 12 .283 .356 .505
Since 2018Away .791 399 61 14 47 9 .267 .337 .455
2020Home .713 108 14 3 9 0 .225 .343 .371
2020Away .755 81 9 2 12 1 .231 .370 .385
2019Home .904 241 37 13 35 8 .292 .353 .551
2019Away .817 240 42 11 32 5 .284 .326 .491
2018Home .906 98 17 4 16 4 .322 .378 .529
2018Away .739 78 10 1 3 3 .246 .333 .406
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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
0.47
 
BB Rate
11.7%
 
K Rate
24.9%
 
BABIP
.275
 
ISO
.144
 
AVG
.219
 
OBP
.350
 
SLG
.363
 
OPS
.713
 
wOBA
.328
 
Exit Velocity
82.6 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
33.3%
 
Barrels/PA
6.3%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2019
2017
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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Continues hot hitting
OFOakland Athletics
September 9, 2020
Laureano went 4-for-8 with an RBI single, a double and two runs over both games of a doubleheader against the Astros on Tuesday.
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Starting to heat up
OFOakland Athletics
September 6, 2020
Laureano, who went 1-for-5 with a two-run homer in a win over the Padres on Saturday, is now 5-for-14 with two doubles, two homers, three RBI, one walk and two runs over his last four games.
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Collects four hits in twin bill
OFOakland Athletics
August 30, 2020
Laureano went a combined 4-for-6 with a solo home run and two doubles in Saturday's doubleheader against the Astros.
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Pair of walks in return
OFOakland Athletics
August 19, 2020
Laureano (suspension) went 0-for-2 with two walks in a loss to the Diamondbacks on Tuesday.
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Back in lineup
OFOakland Athletics
August 18, 2020
Laureano returned from his suspension Tuesday and will bat second and play center field against Arizona.
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