JC Ramirez
JC Ramirez
31-Year-Old PitcherRP
Los Angeles Angels
2020 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for JC Ramirez in 2020. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a minor-league contract with the Angels in February of 2020.
Preparing for role as starter
PLos Angeles Angels  NRI
February 27, 2020
JC Ramirez is being stretched out as a starting pitcher this spring, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.
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Manager Joe Maddon wants Ramirez to be available as both a starting pitcher or reliever once the season arrives. The 31-year-old started eight games for Triple-A Salt Lake in 2019, posting a 6.59 ERA, 1.63 WHIP and 26 strikeouts across 41 innings. With teammate Griffin Canning heading for an MRI on Friday, it is possible that Ramirez could tackle a few starts earlier in the season while the Angels wait for their ace Shohei Ohtani to return to the mound around mid-May.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
21
Last 10 Games
21
Last 5 Games
21
How many pitches does JC Ramirez generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
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41-50
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
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81-90
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
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111-120
 
121+
What part of the game does JC Ramirez generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-8%
BAA vs RHP
2019
 
 
-22%
BAA vs RHP
2018
 
 
-41%
BAA vs LHP
2017
 
 
-10%
BAA vs RHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2017vs Left .278 339 56 32 83 19 2 18
Since 2017vs Right .256 348 57 25 81 12 0 7
2019vs Left .286 14 2 0 4 1 1 0
2019vs Right .222 20 2 1 4 3 0 1
2018vs Left .222 23 3 5 4 0 0 2
2018vs Right .375 10 1 2 3 1 0 1
2017vs Left .281 302 51 27 75 18 1 16
2017vs Right .254 318 54 22 74 8 0 5
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-31%
ERA on Road
2019
Even Split
2018
 
 
-100%
ERA on Road
2017
 
 
-28%
ERA on Road
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2017Home 5.16 1.37 83.2 3 8 0 6.0 3.0 1.6
Since 2017Away 3.56 1.35 78.1 8 4 0 6.5 3.3 1.1
2019Home 4.50 1.00 2.0 0 0 0 4.5 0.0 0.0
2019Away 4.50 1.17 6.0 0 0 0 4.5 1.5 1.5
2018Home 9.45 2.10 6.2 0 2 0 5.4 9.5 4.1
2018Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Home 4.80 1.32 75.0 3 6 0 6.1 2.5 1.4
2017Away 3.48 1.37 72.1 8 4 0 6.7 3.5 1.1
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Stat Review
How does JC Ramirez compare to other relievers?
This section compares his stats with all relief pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 30 innings)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 30 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
4.00
 
K/9
4.5
 
BB/9
1.1
 
HR/9
1.1
 
Fastball
91.0 mph
 
ERA
4.50
 
WHIP
1.13
 
BABIP
.274
 
GB/FB
2.80
 
Left On Base
65.8%
 
Exit Velocity
90.1 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
3.6%
 
Spin Rate
2080 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
46.4%
 
Swinging Strike
10.3%
 
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Ramirez won the final spot in the Angels' six-man rotation to open the 2018 season but made just two poor starts before being diagnosed with a torn UCL and undergoing Tommy John surgery. The procedure took place in mid-April, so a typical recovery timeline would have him able to return sometime in the middle of 2019. When he makes it back, it could be as a reliever to ease the stress on his arm. Ramirez pitched out of the bullpen through 2016 without much success before a move to the rotation in 2017 saw him post a surprisingly decent 4.15 ERA. If he can get back to that form in the second half of this season, he could be a capable deep-league fill-in, but even during that one successful season, his strikeout rate was just 16.9%, so he's more of an innings eater than a fantasy asset. An innings eater who is unlikely to eat any innings until the second half of the year can safely be ignored at draft time.
After bouncing around the league as a second-rate reliever, Ramirez surprisingly found new life as a starter with the Angels before going down with a forearm injury in August. He made a dramatic change in his approach to opposing hitters, limiting his fastball usage to just over 50 percent, down from 73.2 percent in 2016. Instead Ramirez threw more breaking pitches, following the Matt Shoemaker blueprint. Ramirez still wasn't all that good, managing just a 6.4 K/9 and 4.71 FIP, but he kept the walks in check (3.0 BB/9) and was at least capable in his role as an innings eater for four and a half months of the season. Depending on what the Angels do this winter, Ramirez may return to the rotation in 2018. The AL West has several pitcher-friendly parks, but the lack of swing-and-miss stuff keeps Ramirez merely on the periphery of mixed-league consideration.
Ramirez seemed to always have trouble translating his minor league successes to the majors, and the beginning of 2016 made it seem like more of the same. He managed to garner a callup to the Reds in late April, but the 28-year-old could only muster a putrid 6.40 ERA and 2.0 HR/9 across 32.1 innings before Cincinnati decided to cut ties with him in June. The Angels swiped him off waivers shortly thereafter, and despite his rough numbers in the past, he proved to be an effective reliever for the Halos. The right-hander concluded his time in Anaheim with a 2.91 ERA, a 1.19 WHIP, and even one save he picked up at the end of September. Ramirez will get stretched out and get a chance to make the club as a starter in 2017, but this has the feel of desperation on the part of Anaheim, so owners in most formats can afford to take a wait-and-see approach.
Ramirez made 20 relief appearances between the Mariners and Diamondbacks last season, failing to impress at either stop. He was better at Triple-A Tacoma (2.50 ERA) and Triple-A Reno (2.88), but he struggled with control everywhere, as he has done most of his career. More perplexing is how he only struck out 6.08 K/9 with a mere 15.1 K% even though his fastball averages a robust 95.4 mph. The 27-year-old Ramirez agreed to a minor-league contract this offseason with the Reds that includes an invitation to spring training. He'll compete for a bullpen job but is unlikely to pitch in high-leverage situations.
Ramirez was converted to a reliever last season after failing to develop as a starter. He has lacked a solid secondary pitch throughout his time in the minors, so a conversion to relief was inevitable. His fastball reaches the high-90s, but his 7.65 K/9IP at Triple-A last season says this isn't an overpowering reliever. Ramirez is still just 24 years old, so there is some time left to develop, but his window may be closing soon.
Ramirez really took a step back last season as he struggled all year to develop a consistent secondary offering. His strikeout rate dropped as the Phillies had him trying to pitch to contact. Ramirez has a big fastball that reaches the high-90s, but since he offers little else he struggles to put hitters away. The Phillies will convert him to a relief role this season in order to try to get something out of Ramirez.
Based on last year's numbers, Ramirez was the best prospect the Phillies obtained from the Mariners in the Cliff Lee trade. He was a combined 7-7 with a 4.82 ERA and a 115:41 K:BB ratio in 142 innings between High-A Clearwater and Double-A Reading. Ramirez put up those solid numbers despite pitching most of last season with a torn labrum in his hip. Ramirez underwent surgery in September and is expected to be fully healthy for the start of the 2011 season. He'll likely be back at Reading to start the year but could see time at Triple-A in the second half of the season if he gets off to a good start.
The Phillies acquired Ramirez in the trade that sent Cliff Lee to Seattle. Ramirez, 21, spent last season at High-A where he posted a 111:53 K:BB ratio in 142.1 innings. He struggled with the long ball and saw his K:9 ratio decrease from the year prior leaving some to question whether he is better suited for the bullpen long term. The Phillies like his upside and will keep him in the rotation for now. He could begin the year back at High-A.
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Regains velocity in Mexican league
PLos Angeles Angels  NRI
February 21, 2020
Ramirez pushed his fastball up to the 96 mph range in the Mexican Winter League, Maria Torres of the Los Angeles Times reports.
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Back with Angels
PFree Agent  NRI
February 19, 2020
Ramirez and the Angels agreed to a minor-league deal Wednesday, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.
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Outrighted to Triple-A
PLos Angeles Angels  NRI
August 15, 2019
Ramirez was sent outright to Triple-A Salt Lake on Thursday.
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Activated from injured list
PLos Angeles Angels  NRI
July 30, 2019
Ramirez (elbow) was activated from the 60-day injured list Tuesday.
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Feels ready for return from IL
PLos Angeles Angels  NRI
Elbow
July 30, 2019
Ramirez (elbow) said after his rehab outing Sunday with High-A Inland Empire that he feels prepared to return from the 60-day injured list and make his season debut, the Associated Press reports.
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