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Birth Date10-11-1984
Height5' 11"
Weight220 lbs
Age29 years, 9 months, 19 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
0.22010
2011
2012
2013
0.22014
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WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2008 TEX 23 17 55 46 8 10 1 0 2 17 6 15 3 0 0 9 0 0 .217 .345 .370 .240 0.7 -0.2 0.1
2010 TEX 25 28 85 69 8 15 3 0 2 24 12 22 2 2 0 8 0 0 .217 .341 .348 .257 2.0 -0.1 0.2
Career4514011516254044118375201700.217.343.357.2512.7-0.30.2

Advanced

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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2005 DNV Rk 63 278 .347 .277 .349 .434 .279 .395 92 21.9 6.8 -0.5 -0.4 -3.0 26.9 2.5 26.9 2.5
2006 LKC A 37 161 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .365 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 ROM A 80 326 .307 .262 .331 .384 .263 .360 97 11.6 6.8 -0.3 0.2 -2.9 13.8 1.5 13.8 1.5
2007 BAK A+ 32 138 .315 .268 .334 .415 .267 .437 96 8.7 4.2 1.3 0.5 -0.5 12.9 1.3 12.9 1.3
2007 KIN A+ 77 342 .313 .263 .342 .396 .259 .356 101 20.7 10.5 4.5 -1.4 -3.1 29.9 2.8 29.9 2.8
2008 TEX MLB 17 55 .240 .270 .335 .423 .260 .276 112 -1.2 1.6 0.4 -0.2 0.4 0.7 0.1 0.7 0.1
2008 FRI AA 69 289 .392 .276 .346 .423 .282 .406 87 41.5 8.4 1.1 0.2 -3.3 43.6 4.4 43.6 4.4
2008 OKL AAA 10 41 .285 .266 .335 .433 .254 .318 103 2.3 2.5 1 -0.4 -0.4 5.2 0.5 5.2 0.5
2008 RNG Rk 2 7 .619 .330 .418 .458 .293 .800 106 3 0.2 0.1 -0.0 0.1 3.3 0.3 3.3 0.3
2009 OKL AAA 76 320 .260 .272 .343 .413 .279 .319 85 0 9.1 0.5 -0.3 -1.1 8.9 0.8 8.9 0.8
2009 RNG Rk 4 14 .199 .275 .333 .420 .296 .400 105 -0.3 0.2 0.1 -0.0 0.0 -0.4 -0.0 -0.4 -0.0
2010 TEX MLB 28 85 .257 .263 .329 .415 .264 .277 113 -0.2 2.3 1.4 -0.1 -1.9 2.0 0.2 2.0 0.2
2010 OKL AAA 56 226 .267 .275 .346 .429 .260 .375 106 1.8 7.2 0.9 -0.1 -1.4 7.6 0.7 7.6 0.7
2011 FRE AAA 48 166 .311 .282 .348 .439 .258 .356 102 9.9 5.1 0.4 0.4 -3.6 11.0 1.1 11.0 1.1
2011 IOW AAA 11 40 .212 .266 .346 .410 .256 .250 109 -2.3 1.2 0.6 -0.1 0.2 -1.0 -0.1 -1.0 -0.1
2011 OKL AAA 24 91 .220 .275 .343 .433 .263 .250 91 -4.3 2.8 1.3 -0.1 0.5 0.6 0.0 0.6 0.0
2011 MAR Wnt 43 176 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .277 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 OMA AAA 110 445 .290 .280 .344 .432 .273 .336 100 15.2 13.3 -2.8 -1.5 -2.9 22.6 2.1 22.6 2.1
2012 MAR Wnt 41 149 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .349 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 OMA AAA 115 467 .262 .264 .332 .406 .265 .324 94 1 13.4 -8.2 -0.7 0.1 4.3 0.4 4.3 0.4
2014 NWA AA 36 142 .257 .253 .321 .374 .260 .345 103 -0.4 3.9 -2.5 -0.6 -0.0 1.1 0.1 1.1 0.1
2014 LOU AAA 20 68 .238 .262 .335 .395 .257 .244 105 -1.7 2.0 -0.3 -0.2 -0.1 -1.7 -0.2 -1.7 -0.2

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2005 DNV Rk 278 45 83 19 0 8 47 31 41 1 2 .347 .431 .527 .180 .347 26.9 -0.4 2.5
2006 LKC A 161 19 39 6 1 4 26 30 27 0 0 .307 .443 .465 .157 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 ROM A 326 50 76 17 0 9 37 54 72 2 0 .285 .410 .449 .165 .307 13.8 0.2 1.5
2007 KIN A+ 342 46 84 20 0 12 62 53 63 1 0 .303 .426 .505 .202 .313 29.9 -1.4 2.8
2007 BAK A+ 138 16 35 10 0 4 20 21 39 1 0 .307 .423 .500 .193 .315 12.9 0.5 1.3
2008 TEX MLB 55 8 10 1 0 2 9 6 15 0 0 .217 .345 .370 .152 .240 0.7 -0.2 0.1
2008 FRI AA 289 49 86 16 2 17 50 37 56 2 2 .354 .453 .646 .292 .392 43.6 0.2 4.4
2008 RNG Rk 7 4 4 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 .800 .857 1.200 .400 .619 3.3 -0.0 0.3
2008 OKL AAA 41 5 9 1 0 2 6 3 13 0 0 .243 .300 .432 .189 .285 5.2 -0.4 0.5
2009 RNG Rk 14 1 2 2 0 0 2 1 8 0 0 .154 .214 .308 .154 .199 -0.4 -0.0 -0.0
2009 OKL AAA 320 29 64 13 0 5 43 35 85 1 0 .234 .328 .336 .102 .260 8.9 -0.3 0.8
2010 TEX MLB 85 8 15 3 0 2 8 12 22 0 0 .217 .341 .348 .130 .257 2.0 -0.1 0.2
2010 OKL AAA 226 24 54 9 0 3 29 27 51 0 0 .286 .382 .381 .095 .267 7.6 -0.1 0.7
2011 MAR Wnt 176 13 34 7 0 3 13 17 41 0 0 .218 .307 .321 .103 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2011 FRE AAA 166 24 47 11 1 10 29 14 34 0 0 .318 .388 .608 .291 .311 11.0 0.4 1.1
2011 IOW AAA 40 7 8 1 0 1 5 4 7 0 0 .235 .300 .353 .118 .212 -1.0 -0.1 -0.1
2011 OKL AAA 91 7 19 3 0 2 14 3 17 0 0 .226 .253 .333 .107 .220 0.6 -0.1 0.0
2012 MAR Wnt 149 17 39 7 0 2 9 18 19 1 0 .307 .409 .409 .102 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 OMA AAA 445 59 116 16 0 17 77 47 82 0 0 .300 .374 .473 .173 .290 22.6 -1.5 2.1
2013 OMA AAA 467 43 108 19 0 9 55 46 103 0 0 .263 .336 .375 .112 .262 4.3 -0.7 0.4
2014 LOU AAA 68 5 10 0 0 0 2 16 11 0 0 .192 .382 .192 .000 .238 -1.7 -0.2 -0.2
2014 NWA AA 142 14 33 5 1 3 16 15 37 0 0 .260 .338 .386 .126 .257 1.1 -0.6 0.1

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 206 0.4854 0.4272 0.7614 0.5900 0.2736 0.8475 0.5862 0.2386
2010 351 0.5043 0.4017 0.7305 0.5537 0.2471 0.7347 0.7209 0.2695
Career5570.49730.41110.74190.56710.25690.77640.67110.2581

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-07-04 2014-07-11 Minors 7 0 Right Hip Strain -
2014-05-05 2014-05-22 Minors 17 0 - Not Disclosed - -
2009-07-03 2009-08-15 Minors 43 0 Left Wrist Inflammation -
2009-05-28 2009-06-07 Minors 10 0 Right Wrist Soreness -
2008-07-31 2008-08-21 Minors 21 0 - Not Disclosed - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2008 TEX $390,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
1 yrPrevious$390,000
1 yrTotal$390,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 121 dBurton Rocks2014

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Signed by Cincinnati as a free agent 11/8/13 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2013). Re-signed by Kansas City (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2012). Signed by Kansas City as a free agent 12/14/11 (minor-league contract).
  • 2011. Claimed by Boston off waivers 1/5/11 after being DFA by Texas 1/3/11. Claimed by Chicago Cubs off waivers from Boston 1/10/11. Sent outright to Triple-A by Chicago Cubs 3/30/11.
  • 1 year/$0.402M (2010). Re-signed by Texas 3/4/10.
  • 1 year/$0.402M (2009). Re-signed by Texas 2/25/09.
  • 1 year/$0.39M (2008). Contract purchased by Texas 11/19/07. Re-signed 2/15/08.
  • Signed 2002 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela.

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BP Articles

Max Ramirez is referenced in the following articles.

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The BP Wayback Machine: How the Indians Were BuiltKevin Goldstein2013-05-24
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Freestyle: Beware of Young CatchersPaul Sporer2013-04-17
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: The Wages of EdwinR.J. Anderson2012-07-13
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Notable NRI: AL CentralR.J. Anderson2012-03-15
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: Spring Training Diary, Days 8 and 9Jason Parks2012-03-08
Transaction Analysis Blog: Adam Loewen ReturnsR.J. Anderson2011-09-07
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Vortices of Suck, Part IJay Jaffe2011-08-03
Transaction Analysis: Replacing PujolsBen Lindbergh2011-06-23
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: There's No Such Thing as a Catching ProspectBen Lindbergh2011-06-21
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Focus: NL-only Draft ResultsMarc Normandin2011-03-16
This article requires BP Premium accessPurpose Pitches: Day One at HoHoKamChristina Kahrl2011-03-10
Painting the Black: Players Out of OptionsR.J. Anderson2011-02-01
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: NL Central RoundupChristina Kahrl2011-01-12
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Bartlett's Price QuoteChristina Kahrl2011-01-11
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: AL East ActivityChristina Kahrl2011-01-04
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Double Rainbow All the WayWill Carroll2010-07-19
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Western HorizonsChristina Kahrl2010-07-07
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit List: Keep It TogetherJay Jaffe2010-07-02
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: A Knack for Getting KnackeredChristina Kahrl2010-06-01
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: What's Best in the West?Christina Kahrl2010-05-03
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Mid-Week Aches and PainsWill Carroll2010-04-28
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Claim and DealChristina Kahrl2010-04-01
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Weekend Mayhem EditionChristina Kahrl2010-03-22
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Rangers Top 11 ProspectsKevin Goldstein2010-01-10
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Winter Meeting Wrap-UpJohn Perrotto2009-12-13
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Wheeling and Dealing in IndyJoe Sheehan2009-12-10
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: The Risks of ArbitrationJoe Sheehan2009-12-02
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: November 4Kevin Goldstein2009-11-04
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Venezuelan Winter League PreviewKevin Goldstein2009-10-09
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Don't PanicWill Carroll2009-08-25
Transaction Analysis: AL West MovesChristina Kahrl2009-06-25
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Feeling the BreezeJoe Sheehan2009-06-16
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Roundtable: Fixing the MetsBaseball Prospectus2009-06-08
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Texas LeatherJoe Sheehan2009-05-19
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Beefing UpKevin Goldstein2009-05-08
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Big-League Cuts and NRI MuttsChristina Kahrl2009-03-27
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Rangers Top 11 ProspectsKevin Goldstein2007-12-23
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 13-18, 2007Christina Kahrl2007-03-19


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2010-06-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is Max Ramirez a long term answer as catcher for the Rangers?
(Phil from Broad & Wall)
All the other options have pretty much gone up in smoke (remember when they had "too many" catching prospects?), so I think the answer is yes more out of necessity than anything else. He'll be decent, though not spectacular. (Tommy Bennett)
2010-05-24 14:00:00 (link to chat)Max Ramirez appears to have put 2009 behind him and is crushing it since he was called up (.276/.371/.517), albeit in only 30 ABs... Is he the answer at catcher for the Rangers?
(Phil from Desolation Row)
I like the idea, if only because he's a better bet to be an offensive asset than Teagarden or Salty ever were, and if he pans out, I could see them sticking with M-Ram and Treanor as a 60/40 offense/defense split, and use one of the fallen phenoms for deadline barter. In such a scenario, I'd expect to get more for Saltalamacchia, but you never know what the shoppers might prefer. (Christina Kahrl)
2009-12-15 14:00:00 (link to chat)I know you prefer to stick to commenting on done deals, but how about your opinion on Max Ramirez possibly moving to Bean Town?
(jlewando from dc)
Definitely like it, especially if it puts Youkilis back at third and keeps them in the market for a real first baseman. Not Casey Kotchman; I said 'real.' (Christina Kahrl)
2009-12-11 13:00:00 (link to chat)What remains of Max Ramirez' prospect status and where would he fit in the Red Sox Top 11? Any chance he's a catcher in the end?
(Rob from Alaska)
There's still belief in the bat, and he's done well in Venezuela this winter, but I don't think he can catch in the big leagues, and I don't know where else to put him. (Kevin Goldstein)
2009-07-13 14:00:00 (link to chat)You're JP Ricciardi. Chris Davis, Neftali Feliz, Max Ramirez/Salatamalacchia, throw-in B prospect, and Marlon Byrd for Alex Rios and Halladay.
(Craig from Michigan)
Not enough. That's Feliz and a bunch of guys who've failed. (Joe Sheehan)
2009-06-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)How long can Texas live with Chris Davis?!!!! It's now reaching the embarrassment stage.
(Thomas from NYC)
Max Ramirez tanked and Justin Smoak got hurt. It seems like it has to end soon, but you do need to play someone. (Joe Sheehan)
2009-05-04 14:00:00 (link to chat)Is Chris Davis' 50% contact rate an anomaly or a representation of his skill set? Do you send him back down or let him work through it?
(Mike from Arlington)
I never thought he would make contact enough to hit .270. His current performance isn't really representative, though. The problem is that the Rangers have a chance to win and there's a real possibility that Justin Smoak is already the better player, and if he's not, maybe Max Ramirez is. I don't know that you can go into June with him unless there's improvement (noting that "improvement" may not necessarily immediately translate into results). (Joe Sheehan)
2009-04-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)If Chris Davis continues his struggles will it become time for a Smoak break?
(Gavin from County Ct.)
I've been bearish on Davis all year. His strikeout rate won't allow him to hit enough. Justin Smoak, as crazy as it sounds, may be a better player already. He certainly will be by next April. In between...I think if they were to bail on Davis, Max Ramirez would get the ABs. (Joe Sheehan)
2009-04-08 15:00:00 (link to chat)Do you think Max Ramirez can be a .300/.400/.500 hitter in the Major Leagues?
(Josey Wales from Outlawville, TX)
No. That gets thrown around a lot -- a 3/4/5 guy, but that's pretty damn rare. For example, last year there was a grand total of eight of them. (Kevin Goldstein)


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Advanced Catching Metrics

Year Framing Chances Extra Strikes Framing Runs Framing Runs per 7000 Blocking Chances PB/WP Saved Blocking Runs Blocking Runs per 7000 Total Receiving Runs Total Receiving Runs per 7000
2008 921 1 1.1 8.6 588 -0.6 -0.2 -2.0 1.0 6.6
2010 1809 -48 -8.0 -31.0 998 -1.8 -0.5 -3.5 -8.5 -34.5
total 2730 -41 -5.6 -14.4 1586 -1.6 -0.5 -2.0 -6.1 -16.4

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