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J.C. Ramirez | Starting Pitcher | #66

Team: Los Angeles Angels
Age / DOB:  (28) / 8/16/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 245
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2005 / UDFA / SEA
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J.C. Ramirez kept the Red Sox to one run over six innings Saturday, leading the Angels to a 6-3 victory.
Ramirez gave up just four hits, one of which was a Mitch Moreland solo home run for the only Sox run against him. He also didn't walk a batter while striking out five. A lot of the shine has worn off the 28-year-old since his surprising start to the season, but he's still 7-5 with a passable 4.38 ERA in 17 appearances. Another tough test is on tap for Thursday, when the Angels travel "across town" to face the Dodgers in an interleague battle. Jun 25 - 12:23 AM

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J.C. Ramirez yielded five runs on five hits over three-plus innings in Sunday's loss to the Royals.

Control proved to be Ramirez's bugaboo in this one, as he walked four and threw just 52 of his 89 pitches for strikes. As for the run-scoring damage on his watch, Ramirez allowed a bases-clearing RBI double to Mike Moustakas in the third inning, then put the first two runners on in the fourth before being relieved of duty. Both of those runners would come home to score courtesy of the bullpen. Ramirez will carry an unimpressive 4.59 ERA and 1.33 WHIP into a road start against the Red Sox next time he toes the rubber.
Jun 18 - 7:14 PM

J.C. Ramirez allowed two earned runs, five hits and three walks with seven strikeouts over 6 2/3 innings in a no-decision against the Yankees on Tuesday.

Ramirez threw 68 of his 111 pitches for strikes in the quality start. His biggest mistake was a solo home run to Chase Headley in the seventh inning, one of the final nails in the coffin for the Halos starter. He entered 1-1 with a 10.61 ERA and four homers allowed over his 9 1/3 innings across two June starts, so the quality start was much needed.
Jun 14 - 3:59 AM

J.C. Ramirez won despite giving up four runs and 10 hits in five innings Thursday against the Tigers.

Ramirez has allowed 11 runs, four homers and 18 hits over 9 1/3 innings in his last two starts. He's made some real progress this year and it looks like he'll last as a starter, but he was never a good bet for mixed-league value.
Jun 8 - 5:00 PM

J.C. Ramirez allowed seven earned runs and eight hits, including three homers, in Friday's loss against the Twins.

The Nicaraguan right-hander was probably due for a poor outing, as he entered with back-to-back wins and quality starts in each of his past three assignments. After allowing just three homers across 33 2/3 innings over his first eight appearances (five starts), he has served up eight homers across 32 innings over the past five outings.
Jun 3 - 4:21 AM

J.C. Ramirez yielded only an unearned run over seven innings of work Saturday in a win over the Marlins.

Ramirez scattered seven hits and a walk in the latest installment of what's been a wildly successful first two months for the right-hander. The win improved him to 5-3 with a 3.38 ERA and 1.16 WHIP through 12 games, including nine starts. He's provided impressive length in those nine starts, four times going seven innings and registering five quality starts. He'll get back to facing American League opponents Thursday when the Angels host the Twins.
May 27 - 9:05 PM

J.C. Ramirez allowed two runs over 6 2/3 innings Monday in a win over the Rays.

Ramirez gave up homers to Corey Dickerson and Logan Morrison in the first inning, but none of the other four hits he allowed hurt him. He's cut back on the walks this month and is succeeding without racking up many strikeouts (13 in 25 2/3 innings). He's probably going to give up too many homers to keep winning with that kind of strikeout rate, but at least he has a strong defense behind him.
May 22 - 11:45 PM

J.C. Ramirez pitched seven innings of two-run ball Tuesday against the White Sox.

Ramirez left with a three-run lead, but he was denied a win after David Hernandez blew the save in the ninth. Ramirez struck out just two in this one. He fanned 25 batters over 17 2/3 innings in his final three starts of April, but he's totaled eight strikeouts in 20 innings this month. He's been effective in two of his three starts anyway, but he's going to have to get that strikeout rate back up.
May 17 - 2:27 AM

J.C. Ramirez allowed five runs on eight hits over seven innings in Thursday's loss to the Tigers.

All five runs on Ramirez's line scored via a pair of home runs, with Justin Upton bashing a three-run homer off the right-hander in the first inning and Andrew Romine following that dinger up with a two-run shot of his own in the second inning. Ramirez kept the Tigers at bay over the next five innings, but the damage had already been done. He will bring a 4.20 ERA and 1.25 WHIP into a home start against the White Sox next time he takes to the mound.
May 12 - 1:27 AM

J.C. Ramirez allowed one earned run, eight hits and two walks over six innings in a no-decision Saturday against the Astros.

Ramirez was sharp for the fourth consecutive outings, but his offense continues to help him very little. He has received a total of just 11 runs of support over his past five appearances. Ramirez has won just once during the span despite lowering his ERA from 7.20 to 3.74 since April 14.
May 7 - 5:15 AM

J.C. Ramirez held the Rangers to two runs over 5 1/3 innings Sunday for his third win.

Ramirez surrendered an RBI single to Carlos Gomez in the bottom of the first inning and a solo shot to Shin-Soo Choo in the bottom of the fifth. He otherwise pitched well, yielding just four total hits and striking out nine in the Angels' 5-2 victory. Ramirez has looked pretty sharp over the last couple of weeks and might make for a decent streaming option in deeper fantasy leagues moving forward. A tough start against the Astros is next.
Apr 30 - 7:02 PM

J.C. Ramirez allowed just two hits and two walks over seven scoreless innings in a no-decision Tuesday against the Athletics.

Ramirez, normally a relief pitcher, also struck out seven batters in just his third career start. It was the best performance by an Angels starting pitcher this season. He'll look to keep it rolling in his next scheduled start Sunday at Texas. The Nicaraguan hurler is just 1-2 with a 5.79 ERA over 14 innings in four road appearances (two starts) this season.
Apr 26 - 2:18 AM

Though he struck out nine, J.C. Ramirez gave up three runs in 5 1/3 innings Wednesday in a loss to the Astros.

Ramirez has surrendered eight runs over 10 1/3 innings in his two starts. He has a far better chance of being useful in the pen than in the rotation.
Apr 20 - 12:00 AM

Making his first major league start, J.C. Ramirez surrendered five runs over five innings in Friday’s loss to the Royals.

After making 111 relief appearances in the majors, Ramirez was asked to start with Garrett Richards (biceps) on the disabled list. Mike Trout gave the Angels the early lead with an RBI single in the top of the first, but Ramirez served up a two-run homer to Mike Moustakas in the bottom of the frame and the Royals got to him again in the second and third innings. The 28-year-old settled down from there, so at least he didn’t overly tax the bullpen. He struck out three and walked a pair. Ramirez could receive at least one more start, but most fantasy owners have better options.
Apr 15 - 12:25 AM

J.C. Ramirez will make a spot start for the Angels on Friday in Kansas City.

Matt Shoemaker is going to be pushed to Saturday after surrendering seven runs -- six earned -- over 4 1/3 innings Sunday versus the Mariners. Ramirez owns a 5.40 ERA and 1.80 WHIP in three appearances this season out of the Angels' bullpen and makes for a poor fantasy streaming option, even against the punchless Royals.
Apr 13 - 1:43 AM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Martin Maldonado
2Juan Graterol
1B1Luis Valbuena
2Jefry Marte
2B1Danny Espinosa
2Cliff Pennington
SS1Andrelton Simmons
3B1Yunel Escobar
LF1Cameron Maybin
2Ben Revere
CF1Mike Trout
2Eric Young Jr.
RF1Kole Calhoun
DH1Albert Pujols
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Garrett Richards
2Ricky Nolasco
3Matt Shoemaker
4Tyler Skaggs
5Jesse Chavez
6Nick Tropeano
7Andrew Heaney
8J.C. Ramirez
9Alex Meyer
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Bud Norris
2Cam Bedrosian
3Huston Street
4Andrew Bailey
5Jose Alvarez
6Blake Parker
7Yusmeiro Petit
8David Hernandez
9Keynan Middleton