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Jose Ramirez | Third Baseman | #11

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (23) / 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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After entering play with one homer on the year, Jose Ramirez went deep in both ends of Monday's doubleheader against the White Sox.
He had a two-run homer in the first game and a solo shot in the second. Ramirez has been a terrific surprise this year, hitting .293 with a .782 OPS in significantly more playing time than he was expected to receive. He went into 2016 with a .239 average and a .644 OPS in 564 major league at-bats. He'll continue to play pretty regularly between left field and third base for as long as he continues to hit. May 24 - 12:16 AM

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Jose Ramirez plated a career-high five runs as the Indians routed the Royals 7-1 in Cleveland on Friday.

Ramirez delivered a three-run double in the third inning to increase their lead to 5-0 then added a two-run double to cap off the scoring in the fifth. He also singled and walked in the contest, reaching base safely in all four of his plate appearances. With the monster effort, he's now hitting .324/.361/.456 in limited action on the year.
May 6 - 10:23 PM

Jose Ramirez notched two hits in Saturday's loss to the White Sox.

The two-hit effort raised his average from .333 to .385. Michael Brantley's shoulder injury has allowed Ramirez to see more playing time and so far he's taken full advantage of it. He's struck out just once in his 13 at-bats this season. As good as Ramirez has been, fantasy owners may want to pump the brakes. The 23-year-old is just a .243 career hitter and four of his five hits this year have been singles.
Apr 9 - 5:22 PM

Jose Ramirez is starting in left field and batting ninth for the Indians on Friday versus the White Sox.

It's his second straight start in left, as the Indians are again going with Ramirez and Marlon Byrd in the corner outfield spots. Byrd was in left and Collin Cowgill was in right on Opening Day.
Apr 8 - 1:12 PM

Jose Ramirez is starting in left field and batting second Wednesday versus the Red Sox.

Ramirez has only two career appearances in the outfield, both in 2015. It's going to be hard for him to find starts this year among Cleveland's talented infield mix and the Tribe are currently hurting for outfield depth. The 23-year-old should be athletic enough to pull it off, and he's a decent DFS bargain play Wednesday against Red Sox right-hander Clay Buchholz.
Apr 6 - 2:21 PM

Jose Ramirez slugged two home runs as the Indians topped the Mariners 3-1 on Sunday.

It's been a big spring for down-depth-chart Cleveland infielders (see: Giovanny Urshela). Ramirez tagged Mariners starter Wade Miley for a solo shot in the top of the first inning and then got Miley again for a two-run blast in the top of the third. Ramirez is batting .385 with a 1.188 OPS on the spring, but he's ticketed for a backup job.
Mar 20 - 6:56 PM

Jose Ramirez went 2-for-4 with a two-run double and two runs scored in the Indians’ 9-4 win over the Padres on Thursday.

Ramirez kept the seat warm for Francisco Lindor at shortstop early last season, but he didn’t do much to help fantasy owners and was eventually demoted to the minors. He’s expected to serve as a backup middle infielder in 2016.
Mar 10 - 5:59 PM

Jose Ramirez went 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored in the Indians' 4-3 Cactus League win over the Mariners on Tuesday afternoon in Arizona.

Ramirez led off for the Tribe and got the start at third base. He doubled in the bottom of the first inning and then drove in James Ramsey with a single up the middle in the bottom of the third. Ramirez has been leapfrogged on the Cleveland depth chart by some better young players, but the 23-year-old should be an active utility infielder in 2016.
Mar 8 - 5:56 PM

Jose Ramirez suffered a swollen ankle Wednesday night in the Dominican Winter League.

Ramirez got upended at second base while trying to turn a doubleplay, but he came out of the collision with only a minor tweak. The 23-year-old is trying improve his offensive game in the Dominican after batting just .219/.291/.340 in 355 plate appearances this past season for the Tribe.
Thu, Nov 19, 2015 10:25:00 AM

Jose Ramirez had a walk, an RBI double and a three-run home run across five plate appearances in Wednesday's win over the Twins.

Ramirez's performance helped keep hope alive for the Indians, who are still not mathematically eliminated from the AL Wild Card race. He hit an RBI double in the middle of a four-run second inning, then added a three-run blast to make it a 10-1 lead in the eighth inning. Ramirez has a mediocre .222/.295/.348 batting line with six home runs and 27 RBI on the year.
Wed, Sep 30, 2015 10:52:00 PM

Jose Ramirez went 2-for-3 with an RBI single in Tuesday's loss to the Twins.

Ramirez' run-scoring infield single in the fifth inning was the only run the Indians would push across in the game. It was another good game in what has quietly been a strong closing month for Ramirez, who is now hitting .314 (11-for-35) in September despite a bleak .215/.288/.313 line overall. A good end to the year could help boost the confidence of the 23-year-old heading into next season.
Tue, Sep 22, 2015 11:21:00 PM

Jose Ramirez went 3-for-3 with a walk and three runs scored in Friday's win over the Yankees.

Ramirez was making the start at second base Friday while Jason Kipnis was getting a breather in the DH spot. The 22-year-old is hitting just .211/.285/.291 this season, though he has swung the bat a little better this month. Still, he's not going to do much for fantasy owners unless he's stealing bases.
Sat, Aug 22, 2015 12:04:00 AM

Indians recalled INF Jose Ramirez from Triple-A Columbus.

Ramirez lost his shortstop job when Francisco Lindor was promoted but should see some time at second base while Jason Kipnis (shoulder) is out. He's hit only .176/.243/.235 in the majors this season.
Mon, Aug 3, 2015 06:36:00 PM

FOX Sports' Jon Morosi writes that Jose Ramirez is an "intriguing trade possibility."

Ramirez has batted just .176/.243/.235 with one home run and eight RBI in 173 plate appearances with the Indians this season, but he's a strong defender and has swung the bat well in Triple-A. The 22-year-old also offers good speed. He's blocked by Francisco Lindor at the major league level, but the Indians should get some calls from teams in need of a shortstop.
Tue, Jul 21, 2015 10:56:00 AM

Indians optioned INF Jose Ramirez to Triple-A Columbus.

Ramirez has batted just .176/.243/.235 with one home run and eight RBI in 173 plate appearances this season for the Tribe. The 22-year-old middle infielder has posted very good numbers at the Triple-A level and should at some point become a major league regular.
Thu, Jul 16, 2015 01:27:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Yan Gomes
2Roberto Perez
3Chris Gimenez
1B1Mike Napoli
2B1Jason Kipnis
SS1Francisco Lindor
3B1Juan Uribe
LF1Michael Brantley
2Jose Ramirez
3Michael Martinez
CF1Rajai Davis
2Abraham Almonte
RF1Lonnie Chisenhall
2Marlon Byrd
DH1Carlos Santana
Starting Pitcher
S1Corey Kluber
2Carlos Carrasco
3Danny Salazar
4Josh Tomlin
5Trevor Bauer
6Mike Clevinger
Relief Pitcher
R1Cody Allen
2Bryan Shaw
3Zach McAllister
4Jeff Manship
5Dan Otero
6Tommy Hunter
7Joba Chamberlain
8Austin Adams