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Jose Ramirez | Third Baseman | #11

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (24) / 9/17/1992
Ht / Wt:  5'9" / 180
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2009 / UDFA / CLE
Contract: view contract details

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Jose Ramirez went 1-for-3 with a double in Saturday's split-squad Cactus League contest against the Rangers.
Ramirez's double was his sixth such hit of the spring. He offers plenty of fantasy upside, having broken out for a .312/.363/.462 triple-slash with 11 homers, 76 RBI, 22 steals and 84 runs scored in 152 games played. He could potentially gain eligibility as a second baseman should the team shift him over to account for the shoulder injury of Jason Kipnis. That eligibility would depend on just how long Kipnis is out of commission. Mar 18 - 5:58 PM

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The Indians are considering moving Jose Ramirez to second base to fill in for the injured Jason Kipnis (shoulder).

If they did that, they would likely install Giovanny Urshela at third base. Second base was Ramirez's primary position in the minors and he's played it some in the majors, too, so the position switch wouldn't be a big deal. The club could also use Michael Martinez and/or Erik Gonzalez at second base. Kipnis' injury doesn't look like a long-term thing, but Ramirez could wind up playing second base enough to gain eligibility there in fantasy leagues.
Mar 14 - 6:39 PM

Jose Ramirez went 2-for-2 with a pair of RBI and a run scored Monday against the Brewers.

Ramirez had a sacrifice fly, an RBI single, and a double. The 24-year-old broke out last year by delivering a .312/.363/.462 batting line while amassing 11 homers, 76 RBI, 22 steals, and 84 runs scored over 152 games. His across-the-board ability should make him an attractive fantasy target again in 2017.
Mar 6 - 8:23 PM

Indians manager Terry Francona said Wednesday that Jose Ramirez is his third baseman.

Francona hasn't ruled out Ramirez seeing some time at shortstop during camp, but putting him in left field isn't part of the plan right now. Assuming Michael Brantley misses the start of the season, Brandon Guyer and Abraham Almonte are among the options for left field.
Feb 15 - 2:43 PM

Indians GM Mike Chernoff did not rule out the possibility that the team shifts Jose Ramirez off of third base.

"He was so good at third base both offensively and defensively," Chernoff said. "But he’s a natural second baseman, and can play shortstop and the outfield. It gives us a lot of options, and opens up a lot of possibilities." Ramirez appeared in games at second (six games), third (103 games), shortstop (four games) and left field (48 games) last season.
Wed, Nov 9, 2016 07:38:00 PM

Jose Ramirez clubbed his first postseason home run as the Indians fell to the Cubs in Game 5 of the World Series on Sunday night in Chicago.

A breakout star offensively in the regular season, Ramirez blasted a Jon Lester offering into the seats in left field to open the scoring in the second inning. Their lead would prove to be short-lived though, as the Cubs struck back for three runs in the fourth inning. Ramirez finished the night 1-for-4, the final two outs being recorded by Cubs' closer Aroldis Chapman.
Sun, Oct 30, 2016 11:46:00 PM

Jose Ramirez will hit fifth in Game 5 of the ALCS against the Blue Jays on Wednesday.

Marco Estrada is on the hill for Toronto, so Indians manager Terry Francona is using his standard lineup against right-handers. The only change is that Carlos Santana is at first base while Mike Napoli will DH. Ramirez has just one hit in 13 at-bats during the ALCS. The full lineup for Cleveland: Santana 1B, Jason Kipnis 2B, Francisco Lindor SS, Napoli DH, Ramirez 3B, Lonnie Chisenhall RF, Coco Crisp LF, Tyler Naquin CF, Roberto Perez C. Ryan Merritt is starting for Cleveland as they try to punch their ticket to the World Series.
Wed, Oct 19, 2016 12:53:00 PM

Jose Ramirez homered and drove home four runs on Friday, powering the Indians to a 10-4 victory over the White Sox.

Ramirez tagged Miguel Gonzalez for a two-run homer in the third inning that knotted the game up at 2-2. He also added a two-run double in the sixth that increased the Tribe's advantage to 9-4. He finished the night 2-for-5 with three runs scored and is now slashing a robust .315/.367/.469 on the season with 11 homers and 75 RBI on the season.
Fri, Sep 23, 2016 10:52:00 PM

Jose Ramirez went 3-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored in a win over the Royals on Wednesday.

He also worked a walk as he reached base in all four plate appearances. He is batting .315 with 10 homers, 79 runs, 71 RBI and 22 stolen bases in 143 games. He doesn't have a ton of power and at five feet, nine inches he isn't likely to develop too much. His ability to hit for average combines with his speed to produce a valuable fantasy third baseman.
Thu, Sep 22, 2016 12:09:00 AM

Jose Ramirez went 3-for-5 and scored a run in a win over the Twins on Friday.

He scampered home on an Abraham Almonte ground-out in the third inning. Ramirez has been a real bargain this year in fantasy leagues. He is batting .311/.365/.457 (.822 OPS) with 10 homers, 64 RBI, 75 runs and 20 stolen bases. This is a guy who went undrafted in most formats back in March. Low draft picks and free agent pick-ups who perform like this tend to be difference-makers in fantasy leagues.
Sat, Sep 10, 2016 01:27:00 AM

Jose Ramirez went 4-for-5 and drove home a pair of runs on Sunday as the Indians rallied in the ninth inning to beat the Marlins 6-5.

With the bases loaded and two outs in the ninth inning, Ramirez delivered a game-tying two-run single off of Fernando Rodney. Ramirez has emerged as a legitimate fantasy contributor this season, slashing .310/.364/.459 with 10 homers, 63 RBI and 20 stolen bases.
Sun, Sep 4, 2016 08:38:00 PM

Jose Ramirez went 3-for-4 with a triple as the Indians got shut out by the Rangers on Saturday.

He grabbed three of the Indians' seven total hits. Known as a slick fielder with a weak bat as a prospect, Ramirez has disproven that notion by breaking out at the plate this year. He is now batting .310 with 10 homers, 58 RBI and 70 runs scored in 120 games. His 20 stolen bags are perhaps his most valuable fantasy contribution this year.
Sat, Aug 27, 2016 11:56:00 PM

Jose Ramirez connected for a go-ahead two-run home run in the eighth inning of Sunday's 3-2 win over the Blue Jays.

Ramirez came up clutch with a two-run homer off reliever Brett Cecil with two outs in the eighth inning, flipping a 2-1 deficit into a 3-2 lead and eventual win. The Tribe took two of three games in the weekend series, with Ramirez proving instrumental in both wins. In addition to Sunday's heroics, he also notched a game-tying solo home run in the ninth inning of Friday's victory. The 23-year-old third baseman has been nothing short of phenomenal of late and has picked up hits in nine of his last 10 games. For the season as a whole, Ramirez is slashing .310/.365/.461 with 10 homers, 57 RBI and 20 steals across 415 at-bats.
Sun, Aug 21, 2016 04:30:00 PM

Jose Ramirez launched a game-tying solo homer in the ninth inning Friday against the Blue Jays.

His homer set the stash for Tyler Naquin to walk it off with an inside-the-park home run. Ramirez went 1-for-4 on the night and continues to be a pleasant surprise for the Indians and fantasy owners. Boosted by a red-hot August, he’s slashing .311/.367/.457 with nine homers, 54 RBI, 20 steals, and 67 runs scored through 112 games.
Fri, Aug 19, 2016 09:54:00 PM

Jose Ramirez and Rajai Davis each swiped three bags on Friday as the Indians matched a team record with eight stolen bases as they routed the Angels 13-3.

Ramirez had a monster day at the plate, going 3-for-5 with a double and a home run. He scored four times and plated two runs in addition to his three stolen bases. His solo shot in the seventh inning increased the Tribe's advantage to 10-3. His surprise offensive breakout has been a big reason for the Indians' success this season, slashing .313/.368/.456 with eight homers, 50 RBI and 17 stolen bases.
Fri, Aug 12, 2016 10:31:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Yan Gomes
2Roberto Perez
3Erik Kratz
4Adam Moore
1B1Edwin Encarnacion
2Chris Colabello
2B1Jason Kipnis
SS1Francisco Lindor
3B1Jose Ramirez
2Erik Gonzalez
LF1Michael Brantley
2Michael Martinez
CF1Tyler Naquin
2Austin Jackson
3Abraham Almonte
RF1Lonnie Chisenhall
2Brandon Guyer
3Daniel Robertson
DH1Carlos Santana
Starting Pitcher
S1Corey Kluber
2Carlos Carrasco
3Danny Salazar
4Josh Tomlin
5Trevor Bauer
6Mike Clevinger
7Cody Anderson
Relief Pitcher
R1Cody Allen
2Andrew Miller
3Bryan Shaw
4Zach McAllister
5Dan Otero
6Boone Logan
7Hoby Milner
8Carlos Frias
9Nick Goody
10Kyle Crockett
11Joseph Colon
12Shawn Armstrong
13Tyler Olson