Ramon Laureano

Ramon Laureano

30-Year-Old OutfielderOF
Atlanta Braves
2024 Fantasy Outlook
Laureano appeared poised for a breakout after he posted a .288/.340/.521 slash line during his first full MLB season in 2019, but he struggled over the past few years and was DFA'd by Oakland in early August. He was quickly claimed by Cleveland and had a .724 OPS for his new team, which was a significant improvement on the .644 OPS he had for Oakland last season. In total he played in 105 games and had nine homers, 12 steals, 35 RBI and 46 runs while striking out at a 28.2 percent clip. Laureano's decent power and speed profile make him a potential 15-15 candidate, but he averaged 388 plate appearances over the past three seasons and is hardly guaranteed to eclipse that in 2024 given his inconsistent performance and durability concerns. Read Past Outlooks
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#410
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$Signed a one-year contract with Atlanta in May of 2024.
Activated from injured list
OFAtlanta Braves
July 19, 2024
Atlanta activated Laureano (oblique) from the 10-day injured list Friday.
ANALYSIS
Laureano wound up missing more than three weeks of action with a left oblique strain. He will skip a rehab assignment and go right back onto Atlanta's active roster. Adam Duvall and Laureano could split starts in right field against righties, with both Duvall and Laureano likely to be in the lineup most days versus lefties.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
1
6
7
2
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
2
3
3
1
3
1
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2022
 
 
+21%
OPS vs LHP
2024
 
 
+54%
OPS vs LHP
2023
 
 
+30%
OPS vs LHP
2022
 
 
+6%
OPS vs LHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2022vs Left .746 282 36 7 26 11 .245 .319 .427
Since 2022vs Right .616 623 71 17 51 15 .199 .279 .336
2024vs Left .707 48 6 2 6 2 .239 .250 .457
2024vs Right .458 70 6 0 2 1 .136 .271 .186
2023vs Left .794 138 19 3 13 6 .270 .333 .460
2023vs Right .613 266 27 6 22 6 .200 .289 .323
2022vs Left .691 96 11 2 7 3 .210 .333 .358
2022vs Right .653 287 38 11 27 8 .211 .272 .381
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2022
 
 
+8%
OPS at Home
2024
 
 
+9%
OPS at Home
2023
 
 
+24%
OPS at Home
2022
 
 
+7%
OPS on Road
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2022Home .682 448 53 12 30 10 .221 .308 .374
Since 2022Away .631 457 54 12 47 16 .205 .276 .355
2024Home .594 56 6 2 3 2 .163 .268 .327
2024Away .544 62 6 0 5 1 .196 .258 .286
2023Home .750 195 23 5 14 5 .249 .333 .416
2023Away .607 209 23 4 21 7 .202 .278 .330
2022Home .641 197 24 5 13 3 .210 .294 .347
2022Away .685 186 25 8 21 8 .212 .280 .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.
  • Expected BA
    Expected Batting Average.
  • Expected SLG
    Expected Slugging Percentage.
  • Sprint Speed
    The speed of a runner from home to first, in feet per second.
  • Ground Ball %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are on the ground.
  • Line Drive %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are line drives.
  • Fly Ball %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are fly balls.
BB/K
0.16
 
BB Rate
5.9%
 
K Rate
36.4%
 
BABIP
.279
 
ISO
.124
 
AVG
.181
 
OBP
.263
 
SLG
.305
 
OPS
.567
 
wOBA
.258
 
Exit Velocity
91.7 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
41.3%
 
Barrels/PA
5.1%
 
Expected BA
.220
 
Expected SLG
.379
 
Sprint Speed
23.1 ft/sec
 
Ground Ball %
38.1%
 
Line Drive %
27.0%
 
Fly Ball %
34.9%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Laureano got a late start to the season as he finished up his PED suspension from 2021 and then had an early exit to the season when an upper leg injury shut him down mid-September. Laureano ended up receiving a PRP injection in his right hip in early October and has committed to doing more phystical training this winter to be more durable. That's a good thing considering he has yet to hit 500 plate appearances in his big league career over the course of any one full season and is likely going to be asked to hit high in a rather anemic Oakland lineup as things look now. You should pretend 2019 neer happened from a power perspective because that baseball does not exist any longer, but a 15/15 season is certainly well within reach for him given he nearly did that last year in limited play and a poor on base percentage. 20/20 is on the extreme fringes of possible outcomes, but it too could happen if everything breaks right for someone who has had little go right for him the pas three seasons. The risks that would come with this skills profile are outweighed by the fact his cheap team has him committed to a contract and has few options to replace him so the playing time is his as long as he is healthy.
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.
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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Lands on injured list
OFAtlanta Braves
Oblique
July 10, 2024
Atlanta placed Laureano on the 10-day injured list Wednesday with a left oblique strain.
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Still out Tuesday
OFAtlanta Braves
Oblique
July 9, 2024
Laureano (oblique) is absent from the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Diamondbacks.
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Sitting again Monday
OFAtlanta Braves
Oblique
July 8, 2024
Laureano (oblique) is not in the starting lineup for Monday's series opener against the Diamondbacks.
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Remaining out Sunday
OFAtlanta Braves
Oblique
July 7, 2024
Laureano (oblique) is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Phillies.
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Could go on IL with oblique issue
OFAtlanta Braves
Oblique
July 2, 2024
Laureano's back pain has moved toward his oblique and he may now require a trip to the 10-day injured list, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.
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Latest Fantasy Rumors
Toronto might be landing spot
OFOakland Athletics
July 27, 2023
Laureano could be a fit as a trade target for the Blue Jays in their pursuit of outfield help, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports.
ANALYSIS
Laureano's teammate in Oakland, Brent Rooker, is also listed as a possibility by Nicholson-Smith. The Blue Jays' three starting outfield spots are spoken for, but getting a right-handed hitter would allow them to pinch hit for Kevin Kiermaier and/or Daulton Varsho when late-game situations dictate a move. Laureano is under team control through 2025 but might be a non-tender candidate.
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