Neil Ramirez

Neil Ramirez

34-Year-Old PitcherP
 Free Agent  
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$Signed a one-year, minor-league contract with the Angels in December of 2019. Released by the Angels in September of 2020.
Cut loose by Halos
PFree Agent  
September 3, 2020
The Angels released Ramirez on Tuesday.
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Ramirez had been included in the Angels' 60-man roster pool and was throwing regularly at the team's alternate training site, but a callup to the big club never came for the veteran reliever. The right-hander is now free to pursue opportunities with other organizations.
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May 18, 2019
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May 21, 2017
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February 12, 2016
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Wednesday Lineup Card: You're Gonna Hear Him, Roark
September 8, 2015
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Big things were expected of Ramirez after his strong rookie season in 2014, but shoulder and abdominal injuries limited him to just 19 appearances last year. He was a bit lucky in 2014, so we expected some regression in 2015, but it's hard to make much judgment out of just 14 innings. Certainly his rate stats all declined, but not by a significant amount, and he continues to do a good job of keeping the ball in the park (three home runs allowed 57.2 career innings). Though he had just two holds last year, he picked up 17 in 2014 and will likely be a key part of the bullpen again as long he stays healthy. Just don't expect a 1.44 ERA again.
Hands up for all of you who thought Ramirez would be the best pitcher in the Cubs' bullpen last year. The 1.44 ERA and 53 strikeouts in 43.2 innings were nice, but they come with some warning signs, namely the 17 walks, .278 BABIP, and 89 percent strand rate. This is a player who has posted some gaudy strikeout numbers but who has otherwise struggled in the minors. If you're counting on a repeat season from Ramirez in 2015, don't say we didn't warn you. The correction is coming.
The Cubs got Ramirez as part of the Matt Garza deal, and while his ERA has never been great, his strikeout rate is outstanding. In 107.2 Double-A innings last year, Ramirez struck out 132. While he can stand to get his walks down a bit, and the home run rate can use some improvement as well, Ramirez is still just 24 and could find himself in Chicago this summer.
Ramirez basically skipped High-A and Double-A altogether, pitching just 23.2 innings at those levels before progressing all the way to Triple-A Round Rock, originally as a temporary rotation replacement due to injuries. He amassed 74.1 innings at Round Rock, allowing just 63 hits and carrying an 86:35 K:BB. The control issues have plagued him in the past, though he curtailed those issues in 2010 with just 37 walks in 140.1 innings at Low-A Hickory. There are some troubling signs, particularly as it relates to GB/FB ratios, which could limit his ceiling to a back-of-the-rotation type.
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Snags 60-man roster spot
PLos Angeles Angels  
June 29, 2020
Ramirez will be part of the Angels' 60-man roster.
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Latches on with Angels
PLos Angeles Angels  
December 20, 2019
Ramirez signed a minor-league contract with Los Angeles on Friday, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.
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Elects free agency
PFree Agent  
September 4, 2019
Ramirez cleared waivers and elected free agency Wednesday, Mike Wilner of Sportsnet 590 The Fan reports.
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Surrenders roster spot
PToronto Blue Jays  
September 1, 2019
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Tabbed as Monday's opener
PToronto Blue Jays  
August 11, 2019
Ramirez will serve as the Blue Jays' opener Monday against the Rangers, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reports.
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