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A.J. Ramos | Relief Pitcher | #44

Team: Miami Marlins
Age / DOB:  (29) / 9/20/1986
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Texas Tech
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 21 (0) / MIA
Contract: view contract details

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A.J. Ramos retired all three batters he faced to record save No. 30 in Monday's win over the Phillies.
The Marlins tied the game in the ninth inning and then took the lead in the 11th on a Martin Prado homer before handing things over to Ramos. The All-Star closer nailed down the win, but it wasn't without a sweat as Maikel Franco flew out to the warning track to end it. He's blown just one save in 31 opportunities. Jul 18 - 11:19 PM

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A.J. Ramos gave up a pair of singles in the ninth inning, but fanned three batters to earn his 28th save on Friday.

Ramos has a scary high walk rate, but that was not a problem tonight. His 2.19 ERA and 48/21 K/BB ratio in 37 innings have enabled him to go 27-for-28 in converting save chances this year. Such great numbers would normally make a closer feel secure in his role, but with the newly-acquired Fernando Rodney pitching just as well, Ramos will need to remain spotless if he is going to keep the role all year. Rodney pitched a clean eighth inning tonight to claim the win.
Jul 16 - 12:43 AM

A.J. Ramos tossed a perfect ninth inning with two strikeouts to earn his 26th save of the season on Friday.

Fernando Rodney set him up with a perfect eighth inning. Ramos is having an excellent season with a 2.31 ERA and 43 strikeouts in 35 innings, but it won't take many missteps for the Marlins to flip-flop their two experienced closers in the pecking order.
Jul 8 - 9:46 PM

A.J. Ramos tossed a scoreless frame to nail down his 25th save of the season in Tuesday's win over the Mets.

On to protect a three-run lead, Ramos issued a two-out walk but got Kelly Johnson to pop out to end it. He's 25-for-26 in save chances on the season, trailing only Jeurys Familia in the National League.
Jul 5 - 10:56 PM

A.J. Ramos blew his first save of the season Friday against the Braves.

Asked to hold a one-run lead, Ramos gave up a game-tying leadoff homer to Tyler Flowers to begin the ninth inning. He managed to wiggle his way out of a jam and the Marlins went on to win the game in 12 innings. Ramos had converted 33 consecutive save chances dating back to last season and this wasn’t the best timing for him to break the streak. Fernando Rodney, who was acquired from the Padres on Thursday, pitched a scoreless eighth inning in his Marlins debut on Friday. One hiccup isn’t enough to change things, but the leash could be shorter for Ramos with Rodney in the fold.
Jul 2 - 12:12 AM

A.J. Ramos tallied his 23rd save of the season Wednesday in the Marlins' defeat of the Braves.

Ramos served up two-out singles to Nick Markakis and A.J. Pierzynski in the top of the ninth inning, but Chase d'Arnaud lined out to end that threat. Ramos owns a brilliant 1.78 ERA in 30 1/3 innings this season for Miami and he has yet to blow a save.
Jun 22 - 2:47 PM

A.J. Ramos remained perfect in save opportunities this year, picking up his 17th save of the year with a scoreless ninth inning in a 3-2 win over the Pirates.

Ramos walked Francisco Cervelli to lead-off the inning, but he cruised through the next three batters to secure the save. He lowered his ERA to a sterling 1.96 and now has 28 strikeouts in just 23 innings of work. Although the walks should prevent him from being a top-tier fantasy closer, he's making a case to be one of the best of the rest. The righty hasn't posted an ERA higher than 2.30 since 2013.
Jun 1 - 10:44 PM

A.J. Ramos allowed a run but hung on to record his 16th save of the season in Tuesday's win over the Pirates.

Entering to protect a three-run lead, Ramos yielded two walks, a single and a sac fly before eventually escaping further damage. It often hasn't been pretty with him this season, but he's nailed down all 16 of his save opportunities over the first two months of the season.
May 31 - 11:16 PM

A.J. Ramos secured his 15th save of the year with a scoreless inning in Wednesday's 4-3 win over the Rays.

Ramos issued a one-out walk -- he now has 13 in just 20 innings this year -- but easily dispatched Corey Dickerson and Brandon Guyer to lock down the ninth. He now has a 1.80 ERA and a 10.80 K/9 on the year, and Ramos is 15-for-15 in save opportunities.
May 25 - 11:22 PM

A.J. Ramos recorded his 14th save of the season with a scoreless frame in Monday's victory over the Rays.

Ramos yielded a one-out single to Brad Miller as he tried to protect a one-run lead, but he escaped with a flyout and fielder's choice to end it. He's been shaky at times, but Ramos has yet to blow a save in 14 tries this season.
May 23 - 11:18 PM

A.J. Ramos allowed a run but hung on to convert his 12th save of the season in Monday's win over the Phillies.

As has been the case with many of Ramos' appearances, it wasn't exactly smooth. He hit a batter with the first pitch he threw and then allowed a single to put the tying run in the batter's box. Ramos rebounded to retire the next three hitters but a run did score on a sac fly. The closer has finished off all 12 of his save chances.
May 16 - 10:41 PM

A.J. Ramos breezed through a perfect ninth inning to pick up his 10th save of the year in Wednesday's 3-2 win over the Brewers.

Ramos struck out Kirk Nieuwenhuis to kick off the ninth inning and then got consecutive line outs to lock down yet another save. He now has 21 strikeouts in 14 innings and a cool 1.29 ERA. The 7.07 BB/9 is certainly a cause for concern and should keep him from being a top-echelon closer, but his nasty slider/changeup combination will continue to erase a lot of mistakes.
May 11 - 10:50 PM

A.J. Ramos was pulled from a non-save situation after loading the bases with three walks in Monday's win over the Brewers.

Entering a 4-0 game, Ramos walked the first two batters of the ninth before rebounding to strike out the next two. He then walked the next hitter and was pulled in favor of Bryan Morris, who walked a batter himself before getting a strikeout to end it. Ramos has been walking on thin ice this season (no pun intended), as he's issued 11 free passes over 13 frames. He's managed to mostly avoid trouble with the help of 20 strikeouts.
May 9 - 10:40 PM

A.J. Ramos struck out a pair as he locked down his ninth save of the year in Wednesday's 4-3 victory over the Diamondbacks.

Ramos doesn't always pound the strike zone, but has struck out 16 batters in just 11 1/3 innings this year. He has nine saves in nine chances and a sparkling 0.79 ERA. His slider is devastating, and his strikeout rate has only increased in each of the past three seasons, as he's featured it more and more often. The command pushes him out of the top class of closers; however, the right-hander is beginning to push for consideration nonetheless.
May 4 - 10:54 PM

A.J. Ramos converted his eighth save of the season with a perfect ninth inning in Tuesday's win over the Diamondbacks.

Ramos nailed down the three-run victory with ease, getting a strikeout, popout and lineout while requiring just 10 pitches. The closer's control has been shaky with eight walks over 10 1/3 frames, but he's also struck out 14 and allowed just one run. Ramos is 8-for-8 in save opportunities.
May 3 - 10:52 PM

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C1J.T. Realmuto
2Jeff Mathis
1B1Justin Bour
2Chris Johnson
3Don Kelly
2B1Dee Gordon
2Derek Dietrich
SS1Adeiny Hechavarria
2Miguel Rojas
3B1Martin Prado
LF1Christian Yelich
CF1Marcell Ozuna
2Cole Gillespie
RF1Giancarlo Stanton
2Ichiro Suzuki
Starting Pitcher
S1Jose Fernandez
2Wei-Yin Chen
3Tom Koehler
4Adam Conley
5Jarred Cosart
Relief Pitcher
R1A.J. Ramos
2Fernando Rodney
3Mike Dunn
4Kyle Barraclough
5Dustin McGowan
6David Phelps
7Nick Wittgren
8Bryan Morris
9Carter Capps