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Hanley Ramirez
Birthdate: 12/23/1983 (33 y, 3 m, 6 d)     Bats/Throws: R/R     Height/Weight: 6-3/195     Position: SS
Contract: $88M / 4 Years (2015 - 2018) + 1 Option Years
RotoWire News: Ramirez is still not ready to play first base, Dan Shaughnessy of The Boston Globe reports. (3/27/2017)
Profiles:  2010  2011  2012  2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
Profile: Talk about a turnaround. It's like the 2015 season never happened. If you just removed that line from Ramirez's career log, you'd think his 2016 season was perfectly normal. A little more power, sure, but sometimes guys just get hot. Ramirez indeed got hot in the second half of 2016, when his 22 homers tied him for fourth in the majors with Justin Upton. Ramirez's resurgence actually started a bit before the second half, but we don't need to split hairs. The bottom line is that from late June on, Ramirez was a beast. Looking at 2017 projections, much of the same is expected, his April 2015 shoulder injury a distant memory. Steamer has him pegged for a .357 wOBA; ZiPS, .358. That's solid production. You probably shouldn't expect him to get back to 30 home runs again - for all of his talent, Ramirez has rarely been a big home run hitter. The 2016 campaign was just the second time Ramirez reached the 30 HR plateau, with 2008 being the other time. Part of that stems from the fact that Ramirez rarely stays in one piece. He should have an easier time of that this season, as he will see more time as the designated hitter, but a reasonable expectation would be a home run total somewhere in the 20s. In other words, Ramirez is a good bet on draft day, just don't take him too early. He's the classic, solid veteran that you take in the middle rounds when you want to have some bankable players before you start reaching for prospects and other fliers in the later rounds.

The Quick Opinion: In 2015, Hanley Ramirez had a horrible reintroduction to Red Sox fans. But in 2016, Hanley was hammerin'. Expect the 2016 version of Ramirez to show up in 2017.

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