2019 MLB Draft Guide Player Profile: Jose Ramirez
Greg Jewett takes an in-depth look at Jose Ramirez to let fantasy baseball owners know what they can expect from him during the 2019 MLB season.
Riding an almost perfect storm of production, José Ramírez became the third player in Cleveland team history to record at least 30 home runs and 30 stolen bases in a season. Ramirez finished one double and one home run shy of being the fourth major league player with at least 40 doubles, 40 home runs, 30 stolen bases and more than 100 RBI. He did reach 30 home runs and 20 stolen bases within the first 100 games of 2018. Ramirez appeared in 157 games with 110 runs, 39 home runs, 105 RBI, 34 stolen bases and a .270/.387/.552 slash line.
Perhaps his late season swoon harpooned his MVP chances, but Ramirez finished the year tied for fourth in home runs, tied for fifth in stolen bases, seventh in runs and fifth in walks (106) in the majors. Although he only hit .172 over his last 40 games (25-for-145), Ramirez still maintained his elite plate discipline with 67 walks his last 88 games.
Due to his surge last year, Ramirez finds himself in the conversation as a top-5 pick in...