- Hanley Ramirez Moves to Hollywood
Hanley Ramirez's trade to the Dodgers was a move by Miami to transfer the salary of an under performing player with the hopes of putting that money to better use. With the move though, Ramiriez's
- Luis Severino and Defining the Debut Adrenaline Effect
league debut was full of butterflies for Owens. And so it was for Luis Severino. Just in a different way than most.
We don't have the debut date for every pitcher in the PITCHf/x era, but we do
- Dodgers Temporarily With 100% Less Hanley Ramirez
in the bigs when he's at or near 100%. In the meantime, the Dodgers have options.
The intended alignment had Hanley Ramirez at shortstop and Luis Cruz at third base. Now Hanley is unavailable
- Maybe Hanley Ramirez Should Actually Start At Shortstop?
"system" shortstop (Luis Cruz) is slated to play third base next to Ramirez in 2013. Cruz only has five hundred major league innings at short, but he's never had a season in which he was a minus
- Ramirez to Ramirez: A Brief History
On Sunday, with two outs in the bottom of the seventh, Boston reliever Noe Ramirez fielded a comebacker off the bat of Toronto center fielder Kevin Pillar. He flipped it to Hanley Ramirez
- Luis Perdomo Dislikes Thrillers
Back in the early part of the summer I wrote about Padres’ long-man Luis Perdomo. To call him a mop-up man is being generous. His average leverage index is 0.26, which is almost half of the next
- Luis Valbuena: Bueno, or No?
This is an article about Luis Valbuena. What follows might be rendered moot if Kris Bryant wins the Cubs' third base job out of spring training next year. Even if Bryant doesn't do so, he's probably
- A Luis Severino Update
After his first nine Major League starts, Luis Severino has somehow failed to excite any of us RotoGraphers enough to convince us to write an article about him. So here it is, finally. Before
- FanGraphs Audio: In the Clubhouse with Luis Exposito
David Laurila, curator of FanGraphs’ Q&A Series, talks to catcher Luis Exposito, who recently made his major-league debut with Baltimore not long after being DFA'd by Boston.
- An Apology to Luis Valbuena and Dioner Navarro
Luis Valbuena struggles against fastballs, and is Michael-Jackson-bad against all other pitches. In an alternate world in which the Cubs actually cared about the difference between 61 and 65 wins
- Scouting Lewis Brinson and Luis Ortiz
be the first to compare Luis Ortiz's build to that of Rich Garces, and I won't be the last, for it is apt. Ortiz is 6-foot-3 and pushing 250 and obviously lacks any modicum of physical projection
- Pursue the Next Ayala, Not Luis Himself
Jim Bowden tweeted over the weekend that six teams were pursuing reliever Luis Ayala. The list of suitors included progressive teams like the Red Sox, Yankees, Rays and Blue Jays. Since these teams
- Should the Phillies Sign Luis Castillo?
The news that the Mets had released Luis Castillo this morning was hardly a shock, as it has been speculated on for months now - neither side was particularly happy with the marriage, and the Mets
- Luis Valbuena: Toronto's Starting 2B?
starting second baseman in Luis Valbuena. Valbuena, 26 this week, had no shot at meaningful playing time while stuck behind Asdrubal Cabrera and Jason Kipnis, and he has done his best Juan Castro
- Yankees Bolster Their Rotation with Luis Severino
of top prospect Luis Severino may have been the primary reason for the Yankees' inaction. Minutes after the non-waiver trade deadline had passed, Brian Cashman revealed the 21-year-old's next start
- Historical GIF: Luis Tiant's Father, 1975
Some men smoke a cigarette after making love. Other, more virile men -- like Luis Tiant, Sr., for example -- smoke a cigarette while making love. It's a practice borne out of necessity, of course
- Aramis Ramirez Opts Out
Aramis Ramirez is ready to leave the Chicago Cubs. After eight-and-a-half seasons with the team, Ramirez's agent announced that his client will test the free agent market this off-season. While
- Bearish on Aramis Ramirez
Heading into 2011, Aramis Ramirez looked like the perfect bounce-back candidate. His overall line was depressed by a pathetic BABIP, but most of his other peripherals remained consistent
- Hanley Ramirez: Keeper Conundrum
Those following the shortstop keeper posts have noticed Hanley Ramirez’s absence. Excluding Ramirez was intentional, as his ranking process deserves its own post.
From 2007-2010 he dominated
- Aramis Ramirez: Ageless Wonder
Aramis Ramirez's demise has been greatly exaggerated. But after a .241/.294/.452 slash line at age-32, it looked like the end of the line for Ramirez. Those thoughts were premature, as Ramirez
- What's Eating Max Ramirez?
Winning a big league job this year was well within Max Ramirez's reach, despite the fact that he found himself behind Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Taylor Teagarden on the Rangers' depth chart. He looked
- Aramis Ramirez and Father Time
Aramis Ramirez doesn't age. At least, he didn't show signs of being mortal until last season. While some numbers were down, Ramirez's overall stat line wasn't all that bad. He hit for a solid average
- Belated Bat-Flip Coverage: Luis Valbuena Singles
For years, Luis Valbuena's minor-league resume seemed to suggest that he could develop into an entirely serviceable major-league infielder. For almost as many years, that didn't happen
- Alexei Ramirez Is Underrated No More
This piece has been updated since the original version hit the site to reflect new information gathered about the terms of Ramirez's deal.
Ever since Jayson Stark released his All-Underrated Team
- Is Jose Ramirez a Starter or Reliever?
Jose Ramirez's live arm was on display against Kevin Gausman this past Friday. The New York Yankees' minor-leaguer consistently unleashed 94 mph to 95 mph four-seam fastballs against the Bowie Baysox
- Hanley Ramirez Will Not Be Ignored
they reportedly made a whopping offer to Albert Pujols. As you can imagine, everyone who's anyone is talking about the bundled derivative that is the Miami Marlins. One Hanley Ramirez, however, seems
- Trading Hanley Ramirez
We all knew this day was coming. There was a notion that maybe this time it would be different; maybe with the new stadium in place the Marlins could afford to keep Hanley Ramirez and his rising
- Aggressive Alexei Ramirez
When the White Sox inked Cuban star Alexei Ramirez to a four-year, $4.75 million deal last offseason, the club anticipated that the wiry right-handed batter would hit the ground running. Though Cuban
- Is Aramis Ramirez Insane?
Word out of Chicago is that Cubs third baseman Aramis Ramirez might reject a $14.6 million player option for the 2011 season. It's difficult to imagine a scenario in which nearly any person would
- Erasmo Ramirez, Super-Reliever
wish more managers would leverage their best relievers.
And quietly, down in Florida, the wacky Tampa Bay Rays have brought back the fireman. Erasmo Ramirez has been used unlike any pitcher
- Bullish on Aramis Ramirez
As part of our current pro/con series, Chris gave you an assessment of Aramis Ramirez that would probably have grandma Ramirez shaking her cane at the computer. Indeed, Ramirez hasn't wowed
- Contract Crowdsourcing: Manny Ramirez
It's perhaps the most interesting free agent question of the winter: does Manny Ramirez land a job this winter? He can still hit, even if he is no longer the dominating force at the plate he
- Hanley Ramirez to 3B
When the Marlins signed Jose Reyes to a six-year, $106M contract, much of the attention shifted to the Marlins’ former shortstop, Hanley Ramirez. How would he respond to the free agent signing
- Aramis Ramirez Returns to Pittsburgh
fear into the hearts of Pittsburgh Pirates fans, perhaps giving them some flashbacks to the bad old days. Thankfully, that shouldn't happen very often, as the prodigal son -- Aramis Ramirez -- has
- Finding Fits For Hanley Ramirez
of completing that deal, rumors began to swirl that teams were also scouting Josh Johnson and that the Marlins were definitely open to moving Hanley Ramirez. Johnson makes sense for contenders
- Profiles In Decline: Aramis Ramirez
of the variables that can hasten a hitter's descent. Today, let's take a look at Aramis Ramirez, focusing on his 2014 batted-ball data to uncover some information that could have foretold his ongoing
- Ramirez Finally Slumps
Hanley Ramirez has been a star from day one in Florida, putting up remarkably impressive seasons in his first two years with the Marlins and establishing himself as one of the game's elite young
- Stock Watch: Plouffe, Ramirez
definitely could finish up over 20.
Ramirez rather predictably came out of the gates looking wholly disinterested in hitting a baseball. From April 6th through May 1st, Ramirez
- Manny Ramirez != Barry Bonds
Patrick Sullivan at Baseball Analysts already paid homage to Ken Tremendous on Jon Heyman’s latest column, but that won’t stop me from looking at this line:
[Manny Ramirez] could have replicated
- The Other SS Ramirez
that never gets any notice - Alexei Ramirez.
Chicago's shortstop has flown under the radar, but he's quietly putting together a pretty terrific season. As a guy who played second base as a rookie
- Hanley Ramirez and the Logjam in Boston
The Red Sox are reportedly on the verge of signing Hanley Ramirez for something "in the range" of $90 million over five years, according to Ken Rosenthal. The vagueness associated with the "range
- Is Erasmo Ramirez for Real?
. Today, we'll take a look at the player dealt to the Rays by the Mariners for Montgomery at the end of the past spring training, right-hander Erasmo Ramirez. The 25-year-old was pummeled beyond
- Erasmo Ramirez Is Coming
Erasmo Ramirez is coming. Last year, the changeup was enough to star in Orgazmo. This year, there have been some bumps in the road. Just how sexy will he be for mixed leaguers isn't quite so obvious
- Luis Perdomo: The Ultimate Low-Leverage Reliever
Everyone suspected Luis Perdomo’s usage and the score of the game would have a relationship built upon by managerial artifice and desire to slowly transition Perdomo from Double-A to the majors. Thus
- Daily Notes, Largely Concerning Luis Avilan's Curve
Table of Contents
Here's the table of contents for today's edition of Daily Notes.
1. Featured Pitch: Luis Avilan's Curve
2. Today's Notable Games (Including MLB.TV Free Game)
- Cubs Swap Luis Valbuena for Dexter Fowler
surprised that the Cubs shipped Luis Valbuena to the Astros in exchange for Dexter Fowler and Dan Straily.
Valbuena and Fowler are somewhat similar players, as both draw a lot of walks and have average
- Hanley Ramirez: Time to Sell?
One of the players I struggled to rank to start the season was Hanley Ramirez. He is kind of an enigma in fantasy because the talent has always been there, and for a SS, has put together some strong
- Luis Sardinas: Best SS You've Never Heard Of
In heading to Greenville, South Carolina for an early September pair to see the Hickory Crawdads (Rangers), no prospect interested me more than shortstop Luis Sardinas. A few days earlier, a contact
- Luis Cruz & Johnny Giavotella: Deep League WW
are a pair of middle infielders who might actually contribute.
Luis Cruz | LAD SS/3B | CBS 11% Owned
Cruz has been a career minor leaguer, racking up an astounding 4,891 plate appearances
- Revisiting Erasmo Ramirez
In mid-June of last season, I reminded you readers not to forget about Erasmo Ramirez. At that time, he was still simmering at Triple-A after recovering from some mysterious arm injury. But, he
- Luis Valbuena Is Suddenly A Line-Drive Machine
Despite extremely low ownership rates (5% Yahoo, 3.5% ESPN, 14% CBS), Luis Valbuena has performed well enough so far this season to make himself mixed-league relevant. The 28-year-old currently owns
- Aramis Ramirez Replacement Brigade
An already-thin position took a hit this week with Aramis Ramirez hitting the DL with a separated shoulder. With the prognosis leaving him out for at least a month, owners are hitting the waiver wire
- Evaluating the Career of Hanley Ramirez
Hanley Ramirez first came up with the Red Sox in 2005, had two plate appearances, and then was dished to the Marlins. He officially started his regular career in 2006, and didn’t look back
- Playing Hide and Seek with Aramis Ramirez
Aramis Ramirez hasn't always been this kind of hitter. He has occasionally been productive in April and May over his long career -- but that's an exception to his rule. In his career, and especially
- Guessing the Terms of the Aramis Ramirez Deal
Former Chicago Cubs third baseman Aramis Ramirez will sign a three-year contract with the Milwaukee Brewers, reports Bruce Levine of ESPN Chicago.
No terms have been released. Let's try and guess
- Don't Forget About Erasmo Ramirez
Last season, Erasmo Ramirez pretty much came out of nowhere to post a 3.36 ERA (3.61 SIERA) between the bullpen and rotation. He finished the season in the Mariners rotation and over eight starts
- Go Pick Up Erasmo Ramirez
I covered Erasmo Ramirez for the main site earlier this week, disecting his repertoire and comparing him to Kris Medlen. In fantasy leagues, I picked up Ramirez before his lastest start
- Let's Talk About Jose Ramirez
of their ballclub has been the recent emergence of Jose Ramirez. A team starved for offensive talent coming into the year has seen Ramirez serve as a catalyst in recent weeks, as they continue
- Is Erasmo Ramirez the Next Kris Medlen?
displayed top notch command. While he will need a bigger sample size to be evaluated more in depth, Erasmo Ramirez looks like he has the tools to be a rather successful starting pitcher.
- Spiritual Wisdom, Courtesy of Manny Ramirez
The best things in life are free. Except this grill, that is. It cost Manny Ramirez $4000.
If you've never read the collected works of Great American™ Ralph Waldo Emerson -- and, in particular
- Alexei Ramirez: Contact Hitter at a Discount
Back in 2008, his first big league season, Alexei Ramirez slugged 21 home runs, drove in 77 and added 13 steals, establishing himself as a top fantasy shortstop.
But those long balls represented
- Finding a New Home for Hanley Ramirez
of if you read the title of this post. Hanley Ramirez, lost puppy, needs a new home, and the Red Sox would very much likely to give him one.
It was only last season that Hanley showed up in Boston, skinny
- Hanley Ramirez Defense Update Now!
Watching videos of Hanley Ramirez’s defense is a lot like using illegal drugs: a little bit is probably fine but too many will definitely kill you. Since taking over in left for the Red Sox
- Hanley Ramirez and Batted-Ball Data
It seemed like this post was practically going to be able to write itself. Hanley Ramirez has been hot at the plate, and he's tied for the big-league lead in homers, with 10. There are hundreds
- Hanley Ramirez: Good 3B/Great SS
from the hot corner. So let's scroll on down to number eight in the rankings and talk a little Hanley Ramirez, shall we?
First off, let's just be clear. This is a very different player whom we
- Manny Ramirez's Legacy, and the Fate of the Rays
Manny Ramirez, one of the greatest hitters to ever walk the face of the Earth, and one of the most polarizing athletes of his generation, abruptly announced his retirement this afternoon.
- Contract Crowdsourcing Results: Manny Ramirez
, but the average was clearly pulled down more by folks on the low end than it was up by people on the high end.
So, one-year, $8 million for Manny Ramirez. If he didn't have any off-the-field issues, I'd
- Hanley Ramirez's Updated Fantasy Value
While we aren’t sure whether or not Hanley Ramirez is going to stick around in Miami now that Jose Reyes has come to town to take over the shortstop gig, but if he stays in South Florida, how does
- Granny Ramirez & the Performance Enhancing Hugs
should be “Granny Ramirez and the Performance Enhancing Hugs.”
I imagine Fernando Perez dropping the mic after this because a) it's too cold and b) he might have broken the internets
- Scouting Cuban OFs Luis Moiran Robert, Julio Pablo Martinez
as a supplement to this week's July 2 content, as both of them would fall under the J2 bonus guidelines were they to leave Cuba.
Luis Moiran Robert, OF, 6'2, 180, R/R
Robert (the second syllable
- Trevor Plouffe and Luis Perez: Deep League Waiver Wire
average. He has a little bit of speed, so could swipe a couple of bases, but you're really just banking on some long balls from Plouffe.
Luis Perez, TOR SP | 3% Owned
After pitching as a starter
- Chris Sale's vs. Alexei Ramirez's BMI
Alexei Ramirez and Chris Sale are (a) teammates on the Chicago White Sox and (b) almost impossibly slight. Here are their respective Body Mass Indices, according to the Mayo Clinic's BMI Calculator
- Deep League Third Base: Luis Valbuena and Ed Lucas
One of those answers seemed to be waiver wire darling Luis Valbuena, who through April and May was hitting .264/.372/.464 with six home runs and 17 RBI. He was a player that seemed to have decent
- Does Aramis Ramirez' ADP Pass the Smell Test?
Aramis Ramirez has been a fantasy star for seven of the past eight seasons. With the uncertainty surrounding Alex Rodriguez, some consider Ramirez as the third-best at the position, trailing only
- Red Sox On Verge of Signing Hanley Ramirez
We'll have a more full write-up on this in the morning, but after a day of rumors, it appears that the Red Sox really are on the verge of landing free agent Hanley Ramirez. Per Ken Rosenthal
- Aramis Ramirez Thumbs His Nose at His Thumb
is a good thing.
A mere glance at Aramis Ramirez’s .324 wOBA does his season no justice on a narrative or awareness basis. Only after a closer examination may one put to rest the fears of a washed-up
- Jose Ramirez is a Legit Mixed-League Shortstop
). It's kind of like not putting your money where your mouth is.
In this case, I absolutely have a vested interest in Jose Ramirez. Chris Mitchell and I both hold a special place in our hearts
- Jose Ramirez Has Been Michael Brantley
-Star left fielder is to simply clone him using a 5-foot-9 utility infielder:
Jose Ramirez vs. Michael Brantley
- Aramis Ramirez Completes Milwaukee's Left Side
to a one-year deal with a vesting option. Today, the Brewers completed the left side of their 2012 infield, adding Aramis Ramirez on a three-year deal worth somewhere between $34 million and $37 million
- Alexei Ramirez Isn’t Too Sexy
There’s nothing terribly sexy about Alexei Ramirez as a fantasy baseball player, despite his 2014 line. He batted .273 with 15 home runs and 21 stolen bases this past season, but we know that power
- Prospect Watch: Jose Ramirez, James Jones
1st of the current year); Top-15, the prospect's place on Marc Hulet's preseason organizational list; and Top-100, that same prospect's rank on Hulet's overall top-100 list.
Jose Ramirez, 2B
- Athletics Take Long Shot on Manny Ramirez
, he'll have to serve at least a fifty-game suspension before shaking off the game-speed rust. He turns 40 this year. So what is there to like about the Athletics' signing Manny Ramirez to a Minor League
- The Ugly Truth: Shortstops After Ramirez and Tulowitzki
, but it isn't until you take a closer look that you can really stand back and say "Wow". The same can be said of shortstops not named Hanley Ramirez or Troy Tulowitzki this season, just in an opposite sense
- Jose Ramirez, Francisco Lindor, and a Nice Problem to Have
, but it really looks like it's the iffiest position on the diamond when it comes to prospects.
The reason this is even a question is Jose Ramirez. Ramirez has played regularly since the Indians sent
- Aramis Ramirez: Washed Up or Gearing Up?
If you drafted Aramis Ramirez in the 8th or 9th round as many did, you probably expected to get the kind of production we all saw in the second half of 2010: .276/.321/.526 with 15 HR and 51 RBI
- FG on Fox: Finding a Position for Hanley Ramirez
, in desirability, is Hanley Ramirez, but he, too, has a question people ask. Actually, there are a few questions, but maybe most pressingly, there are questions about his defense.
He's never been a great defender
- GIF: Aramis Ramirez Has Really Impressed Himself
Ramirez is clearly thinking, about 140 years later, after hitting an impressively long home run off Mets starter Chris Young.
- Hanley Ramirez Not Likely to Excel at Third Base
Over six seasons with the (now) Miami Marlins, Hanley Ramirez proved to be a mediocre defensive shortstop. If history is any guide, he will likely be a worse defender at third base
- What If Boston Traded Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval?
On Friday, Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports wrote an article titled “Red Sox need to dump Sandoval, Ramirez, like, now.” He states, in essence, that the Red Sox need to dump Pablo Sandoval and Hanley
- Erasmo Ramirez and Jeurys Familia: Deep League Wire
, although there is the occasional customer whose value extends to mixed formats. Finally, I use CBS for the ownership percentages.
Erasmo Ramirez / SP / Tampa Bay Rays / 2%
Our first candidate
- Erasmo Ramirez and Identifying Ideal Strike-Stealing Pitches
Talking to Erasmo Ramirez is refreshing. He always has a smile on his face. Life is fun for him -- especially now. He's having the best season of his career in Tampa Bay. It turns out that changing
- Ramirez Arrested, Rays Make Postseason Development
"You never know where help will come from -- until you look for it."
-- Tobias Funkë, Arrested Development
News broke last night that Florida police arrested Manny Ramirez on battery charges
- Third Base Trends: Moustakas, Ramirez, Seager
not going to be much help in OBP leagues, but in standard roto, you're probably going to be pretty happy with him.
Remember that down year that Hanley Ramirez had in 2011
- FG on Fox: The New Old Book On Hanley Ramirez
around on hard pitches in. And yet, of all the players, no one saw a bigger year-to-year fastball-rate increase than Hanley Ramirez. Ramirez was productive, and Ramirez just signed a big contract
- Aramis Ramirez Ends Home Run Drought
After going homer-less in his previous 41 plate appearances, Aramis Ramirez hit home runs in his first two at-bats in the Cubs 7-4 victory of the White Sox. The two dingers resulted in a 26.6 Win
- Kicking Rocks: Just Say No to Manny Ramirez
When I heard the news that 41-year old Manny Ramirez signed a minor league deal with the Texas Rangers, I just laughed. Usually when I hear news of a player who is unable to accept that the game
- Spring Training Stock Watch: Ross and Ramirez
We also know what to watch for with Mariners starter Erasmo Ramirez, although his story is more messy. A popular sleeper pick last offseason due to a very strong small sample size run in 2012
- No April For Old Men: Ramirez, Youkilis, Rodriguez
their current managers pause when they ultimately selected them. Now that the stats count, you might find a second-guesser willing to listen.
Ramirez has been a slow starter for the last few
- Erasmo Ramirez & Tommy Milone: Deep League Wire
it. Play it safe with a middle reliever. Already sitting at the bottom of the ratio categories? Might as well take the plunge, you can't fall much further!
Erasmo Ramirez | SP TB | CBS 10% Owned
- Nathan Eovaldi Key Piece In Hanley Ramirez Trade
As the key piece received by Miami in the Hanley Ramirez trade, Nathan Eovaldi ranks as one of the better pitching prospects I've scouted during the past couple of seasons. And while his fastball
- The Daily Grind: Age Bias, Martinez, Ramirez
, if not the star-level talent he’s been for 597 PA since the start of 2014.
2. Daily DFS - Martinez, Ramirez, Stacks Aplenty
Carlos Martinez (7:15 PM ET start)/Erasmo Ramirez (6:10 PM ET
- Keeper League 'Would You Rather?' - Asdrubal Cabrera or Hanley Ramirez?
or Hanley Ramirez?
A year or two ago, this was the easiest no-brainer of them all. Ramirez was a clear-cut top three overall draft choice with fantastic power and outstanding speed. He was hitting
- Padres Take Less Sexei Option, Sign Alexei Ramirez
is risky, and more expensive than $4 million guaranteed over one year with a mutual option for 2017. According to multiple sources, that's the deal the Padres have agreed to hand Alexei Ramirez, who
- The Cuban Connection and Other Great Chases: Alexei Ramirez Edition
is in a car below him. Hackman has to avoid a woman and her baby, oncoming traffic as well as plenty of other obstacles.
Alexei Ramirez faced his share of obstacles this season, not the least
- Manny Ramirez Is On His Way Back, But Should You Care?
Manny Ramirez is scheduled to begin a rehab stint for Triple-A Sacramento this weekend in anticipation of joining the Athletics on May 30 and... you know what? Let's just get this right out