Erasmo Ramirez

Erasmo Ramirez

33-Year-Old PitcherRP
Tampa Bay Rays
2024 Fantasy Outlook
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$Signed a one-year, minor-league contract with the Rays in December of 2023.
Returns to Rays on MiLB contract
PTampa Bay Rays  AAA
December 6, 2023
Tampa Bay re-signed Ramirez to a minor-league contract Monday.
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Ramirez was outrighted off the Rays' 40-man roster at the end of the 2023 regular season, but he's now back with the club on an MiLB deal for 2024. The 33-year-old right-hander owns a career 4.37 ERA in 828.1 big-league innings.
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Left/Right Pitching Splits
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-3%
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-6%
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2022vs Left .286 261 48 13 69 9 2 8
Since 2022vs Right .277 360 56 14 92 14 1 14
2024vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2024vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2023vs Left .339 128 26 8 39 7 1 6
2023vs Right .319 146 17 5 43 6 0 5
2022vs Left .238 133 22 5 30 2 1 2
2022vs Right .249 214 39 9 49 8 1 9
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-43%
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-28%
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-57%
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2022Home 3.18 1.15 73.2 3 3 0 7.1 2.3 1.2
Since 2022Away 5.55 1.41 73.0 4 2 0 5.7 1.0 1.5
2024Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2024Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2023Home 5.34 1.29 28.2 1 2 0 6.3 2.5 1.9
2023Away 7.39 1.83 31.2 2 1 0 6.5 1.4 1.4
2022Home 1.80 1.07 45.0 2 1 0 7.6 2.2 0.8
2022Away 4.14 1.09 41.1 2 1 0 5.0 0.7 1.5
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Headed back to Tampa Bay?
PFree Agent  AAA
June 12, 2023
The Rays are "working to finalize" a minor-league contract with Ramirez, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
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Ramirez pitched well for the Nationals in 2022 but was released by them last week after he posted a 6.33 ERA in 27 innings this season. The 33-year-old pitched for the Rays for parts of three seasons from 2015-17 and would give them an arm capable of going multiple relief innings or even making some spot starts.
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Ramirez resurfaced in September with the Mets, his fourth different team in as many seasons. He took the ball six times and totaled 14.1 innings, pitching to a 0.63 ERA and earning a save along the way. A groin injury forced Ramirez to the injured list for the final weekend, but the Tigers saw enough to extend a non-roster invite to 2021 spring training. Opportunity seems to be there in Detroit and the organization has done a better job in recent seasons putting its pitchers in position to succeed. That said, Ramirez's strikeout rate -- which was never high to begin with -- has trended down in recent years to a completely unplayable level in fantasy (17.0 K% last season). While he's still shy of 31 years of age, this ship has sailed, realistically.
Ramirez signed a minor-league deal with Boston this offseason with an invitation to spring training. Ramirez is coming off a terrible run of luck with the long ball allowing 36 home runs in 177 innings of work the past two seasons (1.8 HR/9). He still maintains a decent strikeout rate and a low walk rate, but the home runs have been an absolute killer and the main culprit of his 4.93 ERA in that time. Seattle miscast him as a starter and perhaps Boston will allow him to work in the bullpen where his stuff plays up more. A look at his numbers in relief from 2016 and 2017 show him holding hitters to a .245 average, a .307 OBP and a 1.3 HR/9. Boston does not need him in the rotation, but they could use Ramirez as Tampa Bay used him and bolster the middle innings.
Ramirez returned to the organization that signed him as an international free agent when the Rays sent him back to the Mariners for reliever Steve Cishek in July. An organizational need for starting pitching due to a slew of injuries put Ramirez in the team's rotation plans over the final two months, and he pitched well, churning out a 3.92 ERA and 1.16 WHIP over 11 starts. Home runs continue to be Ramirez's biggest issue, as he allowed 22 in 131.1 combined innings with Tampa Bay and Seattle (1.51 HR/9). Ramirez started to utilize a cutter for the first time last season, a pitch that held opposing hitters to a .217 average with a .383 slugging percentage, and yielded fewer homers than his two-seamer and changeup despite similar use. If he appears to have a rotation spot coming out of spring training, Ramirez still offers endgame appeal thanks to his refined arsenal and low walk rate.
Ramirez experienced an uneven 2016 campaign, amassing a career-high 11 losses in the process. He made only one spot start all season despite talk coming out of spring training that he'd serve as an occasional fifth member of the rotation, instead tallying 63 relief appearances. The 26-year-old generated 15 holds, but his K/9 (6.25) saw a drop for a second consecutive season. However, Ramirez was still able to be largely effective in stranding runners, with his 80.7 left-on-base percentage ranking as the highest of his career. Given his ability to gobble up innings, Ramirez's role would presumably be fairly secure coming into 2017, were he not up for arbitration. With the possibility that the five-year veteran could be awarded approximately $4 million as a result of that process, he could well be jettisoned in an effort to free up salary. Landing in a role similar to last year's wouldn't carry much value in the majority of formats.
It’s hard for a season to start off much worse. Ramirez entered his first game in a long relief stint during a planned bullpen game for Tampa Bay. He lasted just two innings after allowing seven earned runs. Five days later he got a start, but it was in Toronto and went about as well as you’d expect: eight earned runs in 3.1 innings. Little did anyone know that those two outings would represent 22 percent of his season earned runs as he pitched very well the rest of the way. He was a swingman until mid-May when he joined the rotation permanently and posted a 3.13 ERA for 144 innings. The Rays had a management plan for Ramirez wherein they were content with five, even four innings, if that’s all he had that day. When he’s rolling, he gets that third-time-through, but they didn’t force it. He’s always had a plus changeup that often plays at a plus-plus level and offers strikeout upside going forward. At just 26, he’s still learning. Buy.
Whatever hope the Mariners had of Ramirez returning to his control-artist ways of 2012 died early last season. By April's end, he was back in the minors after five starts that resulted in 11 walks in 24 innings (4.1 BB/9) and a 6.75 ERA. From there, he yo-yoed between Seattle and Triple-A Tacoma, providing a warm body when the Mariners needed an extra starter. Even when he got good results, he still walked too many. It's an inexplicable fall for Ramirez, who had a 1.8 BB/9 and a 4.0 K:BB in 2012 but could not find the plate the last two years. He'll likely spend most of this season at Triple-A and will only be allowed near the Seattle rotation if there's an emergency. Perhaps he could pitch long relief if needed, but if he ends up in the rotation out of spring, then the Mariners either were devastated by injuries or they did something very, very wrong in free agency.
A spring triceps strain put Ramirez's 2013 season on a bad course from the get-go. After lengthy rehab, Ramirez finally joined the Mariners in mid-July. Results were mixed the rest of the way. Most disturbing was uncharacteristic wildness that pushed his walk rate from 1.9 BB/9 in 2012 to 3.2 last season. He'll compete in spring training for a rotation spot again, but his chances of earning a starting job likely depend more on what the Mariners do in the offseason. That said, if Ramirez stays healthy, regains his once-excellent control and gets a season's worth of starts, he could be a profitable fantasy pitcher.
Ramirez made a few pitstops last year -- Seattle bullpen, Triple-A, DL -- but when he finally got into the Mariners rotation, he did more than enough to justify a spot in the rotation for this season. In eight starts for the Mariners, Ramirez struck out 41 and walked seven unintentionally. A groundball pitcher, Ramirez has superb control, posting a 1.83 BB/9 last season. He's not overpowering with a low-90s fastball, but he still struck out a healthy 7.85/9 as a starter. Barring a spring training collapse, expect him to be in the rotation when the season starts.
Ramirez might not be an elite prospect along the lines of the organization's other top young pitchers, but he's not far off the pace. Considered undersized at 5-foot-11, Ramirez thrives with standout control and command. Not only is he stingy with free passes -- he posted a 1.88 BB/9IP across two minor-league stops last season -- he keeps the ball down, generating plenty of groundballs (1.86 GO/AO at Triple-A Tacoma last year). Ramirez doesn't project as an ace, but with his skills he could certainly prove a serviceable starter at the big-league level.
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Outrighted by Rays
PTampa Bay Rays  AAA
October 2, 2023
Ramirez cleared waivers and was outrighted to the Florida Complex League on Monday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
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Sent to minors
PTampa Bay Rays  AAA
September 30, 2023
Ramirez was designated for assignment Saturday.
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Lets in five runs
PTampa Bay Rays  AAA
August 19, 2023
Ramirez allowed five runs on five hits and a walk over 3.1 innings in Friday's win over the Angels. He struck out three and didn't factor in the decision.
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Slated to pitch Friday
PTampa Bay Rays  AAA
August 17, 2023
Ramirez is listed as the Rays' probable starting pitcher for Friday's game against the Angels.
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Tosses three innings
PTampa Bay Rays  AAA
August 6, 2023
Ramirez allowed one run on three hits and a walk while striking out three over three innings in Sunday's start against the Tigers. He did not factor into the decision.
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