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Portrait of Edwar Ramirez

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
4 109.3 7 2 2 126 5.19 0.7
Birth Date3-28-1981
Height6' 3"
Weight165 lbs
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WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G GS IP IP-SP IP-RP W L SV BS QS BQS PA H R ER HR TB BB UBB HBP SO ERA FIP FRA VORP WARP
2007 NYA 26 21 0 21.0 0.0 21.0 1 1 1 2 0 0 103 24 19 19 6 47 14 12 3 31 8.14 6.50 7.24 -2.0 -0.2
2008 NYA 27 55 0 55.3 0.0 55.3 5 1 1 6 0 0 233 44 25 24 7 78 24 22 3 63 3.90 3.99 4.14 8.3 0.8
2009 NYA 28 20 0 22.0 0.0 22.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 110 25 15 14 6 46 18 18 0 22 5.73 7.14 5.58 0.8 0.1
2010 OAK 29 7 0 11.0 0.0 11.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 54 9 7 6 1 12 10 9 0 10 4.91 5.14 5.65 -0.7 -0.1
Career1030109.30.0109.3722800500102666320183666161265.195.225.216.50.7

Advanced

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2002 ORM Rk 2 1 9.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .389 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 CDR A 6 1 19.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .263 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 RCU A+ 4 4 16.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .387 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 SLC AAA 1 0 2.0 3.28 148 .018 .285 .347 .447 .261 .000 116 0.7 0.1 0.7 0.1
2006 TAM A+ 19 0 30.1 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .241 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 NYA MLB 21 0 21.0 7.24 54 .322 .274 .334 .422 .262 .367 102 -2.0 -0.2 -2.0 -0.2
2007 TRN AA 9 0 16.7 1.91 153 .163 .257 .325 .393 .250 .208 87 6.1 0.6 6.1 0.6
2007 SWB AAA 25 0 40.0 0.63 185 .152 .256 .331 .396 .259 .292 91 21.5 2.1 21.5 2.1
2007 LIC Wnt 2 0 1.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .500 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 LIC Wnt 2 0 2.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 LIC Wnt 3 0 2.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .222 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2008 NYA MLB 55 0 55.3 4.14 116 .245 .267 .334 .418 .262 .272 104 8.3 0.8 8.3 0.8
2008 SWB AAA 8 0 9.0 0.83 179 .054 .251 .318 .397 .253 .125 88 4.2 0.4 4.2 0.4
2009 NYA MLB 20 0 22.0 5.58 96 .309 .263 .335 .413 .259 .302 112 0.8 0.1 0.8 0.1
2009 SWB AAA 29 0 51.0 2.36 144 .211 .258 .326 .387 .245 .288 99 16.4 1.6 16.4 1.6
2010 OAK MLB 7 0 11.0 5.65 68 .296 .226 .294 .336 .229 .242 96 -0.7 -0.1 -0.7 -0.1
2010 SAC AAA 36 0 49.7 4.33 110 .271 .280 .352 .444 .273 .287 92 6.4 0.6 6.4 0.6
2011 GIG Wnt 1 0 0.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 1.000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 WHIP ERA VORP WARP
2002 ORM Rk 1 0 0 2 1 9.7 14 4 4 0 0% .389 13.0 3.7 0.0 3.7 1.86 9.28 0.0 0.0
2003 RCU A+ 0 2 0 4 4 16.7 29 7 9 5 0% .387 15.6 3.8 2.7 4.9 2.16 8.08 0.0 0.0
2003 CDR A 1 1 0 6 1 19.0 17 8 15 2 0% .263 8.1 3.8 0.9 7.1 1.32 3.32 0.0 0.0
2005 SLC AAA 0 0 0 1 0 2.0 0 0 2 0 75% .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 0.00 0.00 0.7 0.1
2006 TAM A+ 4 1 3 19 0 30.1 14 6 47 0 0% .241 4.2 1.8 0.0 14.1 0.66 1.20 0.0 0.0
2007 SWB AAA 1 0 6 25 0 40.0 20 14 69 0 43% .292 4.5 3.1 0.0 15.5 0.85 0.90 21.5 2.1
2007 NYA MLB 1 1 1 21 0 21.0 24 14 31 6 36% .367 10.3 6.0 2.6 13.3 1.81 8.14 -2.0 -0.2
2007 TRN AA 3 0 1 9 0 16.7 6 8 33 1 56% .208 3.2 4.3 0.5 17.8 0.84 0.54 6.1 0.6
2007 LIC Wnt 0 0 0 3 0 2.7 2 3 2 0 0% .222 6.7 10.0 0.0 6.7 1.85 6.67 0.0 0.0
2008 SWB AAA 1 0 0 8 0 9.0 2 1 13 0 50% .125 2.0 1.0 0.0 13.0 0.33 0.00 4.2 0.4
2008 NYA MLB 5 1 1 55 0 55.3 44 24 63 7 34% .272 7.2 3.9 1.1 10.2 1.23 3.90 8.3 0.8
2009 SWB AAA 1 5 4 29 0 51.0 39 16 62 3 45% .288 6.9 2.8 0.5 10.9 1.08 3.18 16.4 1.6
2009 NYA MLB 0 0 0 20 0 22.0 25 18 22 6 38% .302 10.2 7.4 2.5 9.0 1.95 5.73 0.8 0.1
2010 SAC AAA 3 4 0 36 0 49.7 48 23 35 5 37% .287 8.7 4.2 0.9 6.3 1.43 3.62 6.4 0.6
2010 OAK MLB 1 0 0 7 0 11.0 9 10 10 1 47% .242 7.4 8.2 0.8 8.2 1.73 4.91 -0.7 -0.1
2011 GIG Wnt 0 0 0 1 0 0.0 2 0 0 1 0% 1.000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.00 0.00 0.0 0.0

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2008 848 0.4340 0.4870 0.7215 0.6902 0.3313 0.8346 0.5409 0.2760
2009 444 0.4617 0.4263 0.7553 0.6293 0.2469 0.8372 0.5763 0.2447
2010 211 0.4408 0.4714 0.7475 0.6452 0.3305 0.7833 0.6923 0.2525
Career15030.44310.46690.73510.66590.30630.82820.57260.2635

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2009-02-22 2009-03-14 Camp 20 0 Right Shoulder Inflammation Mild Bursitis -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2010 OAK $427,400
2009 OAK $422,450
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$849,850
2 yrTotal$849,850

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 130 d1 yr/$0.4274M (2010)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.4274M (2010). Acquired by Texas in trade 3/9/10 after being DFA by Yankees 2/28/10. Acquired by Oakland in trade from Texas 3/24/10. Sent outright to Triple-A by Oakland 5/20/10 after being DFA 5/15/10.
  • 1 year/$422,450 (2009). Re-signed by Yankees 2/09 ($208,809 in minors).
  • 1 year (2008). Re-signed by Yankees 3/4/08.
  • 1 year (2007). Contract purchased 7/1/07
  • Signed 2001 as amateur free agent from Dominican Republic.

2014 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/11/2014 05:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA FRA VORP WARP
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Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Upside By Year

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Comparable Players (Similarity Index )

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BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2011 Edwar Ramirez has a phenomenal changeup but nothing to go with it, so we're done saying nice things about him.
2010 Edwar Ramirez's changeup remains a thing of beauty, but he lacks the command to set it up properly, resulting in what is colloquially referred to as "batting practice."
2009 Changeup artist/stick figure Ramirez cemented his place in the majors with a generally solid campaign after coming up from Scranton at the end of April. However, his season breaks into two phases: the classic Blue period, comprising both his perfect minor league stint and his first 14 2/3 IP in the bigs, during which he allowed not a single run, followed by the less-accessible Cubist period which covered everything from there on—once the ice was broken, Ramirez pitched another 40 2/3 IP and allowed 25 runs. Even within the later phase, he pitched 11 shutout innings in July. The totality makes for one streaky pitcher; when he can locate the change, he's very hard to hit, and when he can't he has little to fall back on and the home runs fly.
2008 Plucked off of the independent league scrap heap in 2006, Ramirez puts up stunning strikeout rates with an otherworldly changeup-16.2 per nine innings in the minors last year, 13.3 in the majors-but despite striking out the side in his major league debut, he proved rather hitable in the big leagues as he struggled with his control, leading to an approach that took all the guesswork out of hitting. "Changeup" is just another word for "fat fastball with nothing on it." When the batter knows it's coming or the location is off, that otherwordly changeup reaches other worlds, as seen by Ramirez's rather frightening home run rate. Obviously a pitcher who can get so many batters to swing and miss has something going for him, but Ramirez needs to add another wrinkle.

BP Articles

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This article requires BP Premium accessPainting the Black: Striking EarlyR.J. Anderson2011-05-12
This article requires BP Premium accessContractual Matters: Six-Figure BluesJeff Euston2011-03-23
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Crumbling and CrumbsChristina Kahrl2010-05-21
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: The Upper CustChristina Kahrl2010-05-18
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: 25th Man TweaksChristina Kahrl2010-05-11
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: What's Best in the West?Christina Kahrl2010-05-03
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Rounding Out the ALChristina Kahrl2010-04-26
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: AL Roster CleanupChristina Kahrl2010-04-06
You Can Blog It Up: Dead Player of the Day and Other Notes #6Steven Goldman2010-04-05
BP Unfiltered: UPDATED AL Projected Opening Day RostersJohn Perrotto2010-04-01
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Tough CutsChristina Kahrl2010-03-26
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTeam Health Reports: New York Yankees Will Carroll2010-03-23
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Hammering HankChristina Kahrl2010-03-09
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: F-Lop'ping AroundChristina Kahrl2010-03-04
This article requires BP Premium accessWinter League Preview: The Dominican LeagueCarlos J. Lugo2009-10-18
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: Yankees versus Twins LDSJoe Sheehan2009-10-07
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Assorted East MovesChristina Kahrl2009-09-08
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: The Arms RaceJay Jaffe2009-08-06
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: JobamaramaJay Jaffe2009-06-03
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: AL East MovesChristina Kahrl2009-05-28
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: The PlayJoe Sheehan2009-05-18
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Bleeding BullpensJay Jaffe2009-05-12
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Curbed EnthusiasmJoe Sheehan2009-04-13
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: AL Roster RoundupChristina Kahrl2009-04-10
Prospectus Today: Fixing ItJoe Sheehan2008-09-23
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: Tuesday's Games to WatchCaleb Peiffer2008-09-09
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Bomber Runs?Joe Sheehan2008-08-29
Prospectus Today: The Early ReturnsJoe Sheehan2008-07-31
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: AL East Moves and IssuesChristina Kahrl2008-07-03
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: Saturday's Games to WatchCaleb Peiffer2008-06-07
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: JobamaniaJoe Sheehan2008-06-04
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: Tuesday's Games to WatchCaleb Peiffer2008-06-03
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: Saturday's Games to WatchCaleb Peiffer2008-05-24
Transaction of the Day: Backing Away from the AbyssChristina Kahrl2008-05-05
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: Wednesday's Games to WatchCaleb Peiffer2008-04-30
Prospectus Toolbox: Tout Wars, ReduxDerek Jacques2008-03-25
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Joba and the MISERsJay Jaffe2008-03-21
The Week in Quotes: March 2-9Alex Carnevale2008-03-10
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Yankees Top 11 ProspectsKevin Goldstein2007-11-29
This article requires BP Premium accessLies, Damned Lies: Offseason Plans, AL EastNate Silver2007-10-30
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: A Crowd of HeroesJoe Sheehan2007-09-26
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: All-Around Catch-Up EditionChristina Kahrl2007-08-26
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This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Monday Ten PackKevin Goldstein2007-08-06
Transaction Analysis: American League RoundupChristina Kahrl2007-07-26


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2009-08-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Steve, thanks for the chat. What are your thoughts on how Girardi handles the Yanks' pen? He seems to be excellent strategically (players know and are comfortable with their roles, no one's overworked, flexible in who has what role) but mediocre tactically (who to bring in to face which batters).
(Jeff P from NYC)
I think you've nailed it exactly. As I said earlier, in both of his seasons in New York, he's started with one bullpen and finished with another, and after more than a decade of Joe Torre's obsessive focus on one or two relievers, as well as blind loyalty to anyone who had been on the roster for more than 15 minutes, it's been quite refreshing. If Torre were here, we'd still be watching balls hit off of Edwar Ramirez fly over the moon... It's been so long since I've seen a manager who excelled at pen matchups on a regular basis. Who would you rate as tops at that? Scioscia? LaRussa? (Steven Goldman)
2009-07-13 14:00:00 (link to chat)You're the Cleveland GM. I offer you Austin Jackson, Wilkin de la Rosa, David Robertson, and Edwar Ramirez for Cliff Lee. You take it?
(Robert O from NY)
I think I can do better. Just two prospects there. (Joe Sheehan)
2009-07-13 14:00:00 (link to chat)You're JP Ricciardi. I offer you Jesus Montero, Joba Chamberlain, Brett Gardner, and Edwar Ramirez for Vernon Wells and Roy Halladay.
(Mike from Bronx)
Oh, god yes. Prospects AND $115 million? Are you kidding me? That deal would be insanely great for the Jays.

It would also mean Ricciardi was never around to benefit from it. Ah, moral hazard. (Joe Sheehan)
2008-07-25 14:00:00 (link to chat)Rangers-Yanks trade...Salty for Ian Kennedy?
(wilk75 from houston)
Saltalamacchia seems to be third on the list in Texas, so this deal might make sense for both teams, but I think Daniels would want more back. Would Kennedy and Edwar Ramirez be too much? Kennedy's value has plummeted this year. It'd work for the Yankees, who would have an offense/defense combination behind the plate, and a candidate for a job-share with Posada at C/DH for the next couple of seasons. I just don't know if it's enough to get him. (Joe Sheehan)
2008-05-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)Follow up to the Joba question, do you see Edwar Ramirez taking over as the go-to guy in the 8th? He's a freak of nature who misses more bats than anyone, as far as i can tell.
(kimi from portsmouth)
I think he's still living down last year's rather disastrous audition, but the good thing for him is that Joe Torre isn't here anymore and Joe Girardi wasn't here then, so the impression hasn't been allowed to calcify. It's still obvious that they're not in a hurry to trust him with high-leverage situations, but eventually they're going to run out of other choices now that Joba is out of the pen. That said, they should be auditioning more relievers in general, a point I made in today's Pinstriped Blog entry over at YES. Given that they lose every game Ross Ohlendorf appears in anyway, they might as well give someone else a chance to pitch trash time and see if they can do well and move up to greater responsibilities. They have those guys down on the farm. (Steven Goldman)
2008-05-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)What can you tell us about Edwar Ramirez? He sure knows how to miss bats...
(Drew from New York)
Decent fastball, OUTSTANDING changeup -- really one of the best around. Pitching well in NY and I think will continue to do so. (Kevin Goldstein)
2008-01-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)What's the first thought that comes to your mind with the whole Edwar Ramirez "stats found him story"? Smart and sensible move considering the low investment or unwise lack of homework and first-hand scouting that happened to work out pretty well this time but shouldn't become a habit?
(costa24 from Montreal)
Sure, but it's also a lie. Yankees sent a scout on a holiday weekend for like a five hour drive to go see him pitch before they signed him. So don't believe the myth that he got inked off a spreadsheet, it's just not true. (Kevin Goldstein)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Edwar Ramirez threw 1,786 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2010, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2010, he relied primarily on his Change (78mph) and Fourseam Fastball (89mph). He also rarely threw a Slider (78mph) and Sinker (87mph).