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Cesar Ramos PPhillies

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA
0 0.00
Birth Date6-22-1984
Height6' 2"
Weight200 lbs
Age32 years, 6 months, 26 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
0.42012
0.42013
-0.22014
0.32015
-0.52016
DRA-Based WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
2009 SDN MLB 5 2 14.7 0 1 0 19 4 10 0 .257 84 11.7 2.5 0.0 6.1 48% .396 .285 1.57 2.51 3.07 105 5.07 0.0 0.1
2010 SDN MLB 14 0 8.3 0 1 0 18 4 9 1 .268 85 19.4 4.3 1.1 9.7 41% .515 .417 2.64 3.95 11.88 104 5.34 114.0 -0.0
2011 TBA MLB 59 0 43.7 0 1 0 36 25 31 4 .264 99 7.4 5.2 0.8 6.4 50% .248 .248 1.40 4.76 3.92 107 4.25 104.1 0.3
2012 TBA MLB 17 1 30.0 1 0 0 19 10 29 2 .256 96 5.7 3.0 0.6 8.7 53% .221 .197 0.97 3.18 2.10 94 3.69 96.7 0.4
2013 TBA MLB 48 0 67.3 2 2 1 66 22 53 6 .269 95 8.8 2.9 0.8 7.1 42% .293 .259 1.31 3.73 4.14 109 4.14 105.6 0.4
2014 TBA MLB 43 7 82.7 2 6 0 73 39 66 8 .261 96 7.9 4.2 0.9 7.2 46% .265 .267 1.35 4.27 3.70 113 4.78 111.3 -0.2
2015 ANA MLB 65 0 52.3 2 1 0 55 15 43 2 .266 97 9.5 2.6 0.3 7.4 49% .335 .255 1.34 2.99 2.75 101 4.31 103.4 0.3
2016 TEX MLB 16 4 47.7 3 3 1 60 20 27 12 .255 108 11.3 3.8 2.3 5.1 44% .316 .308 1.68 6.57 6.04 121 6.00 124.0 -0.5
CareerMLB26714346.71015234613926835.262979.03.60.97.046%.297.2671.404.174.021094.62108.50.7

Statistics for All Levels

'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 W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
2005 FTW A 7 7 38.7 3 2 0 42 7 32 0 .265 56 9.8 1.6 0.0 7.4 35% .350 .168 1.27 2.43 4.19 0 0.00 0.0
2005 EUG A- 6 4 20.7 0 1 0 27 7 13 3 .263 76 11.7 3.0 1.3 5.7 50% .320 .312 1.64 5.56 6.52 0 0.00 0.0
2006 LEL A+ 26 24 141.2 7 8 0 161 44 70 9 .000 10.3 2.8 0.6 4.5 0% .319 .000 1.45 4.70 3.70 0 0.00 0.0
2007 SAN AA 27 27 163.7 13 9 0 153 43 90 15 .259 92 8.4 2.4 0.8 4.9 45% .269 .245 1.20 4.18 3.41 109 5.69 107.7
2008 POR AAA 28 27 149.7 9 11 0 183 57 105 17 .258 105 11.0 3.4 1.0 6.3 45% .341 .279 1.60 4.81 5.29 105 5.51 112.6
2009 SDN MLB 5 2 14.7 0 1 0 19 4 10 0 .257 84 11.7 2.5 0.0 6.1 48% .396 .285 1.57 2.51 3.07 0 0.00 0.0
2009 LEL A+ 2 1 9.0 1 0 0 9 5 6 0 .274 120 9.0 5.0 0.0 6.0 47% .300 .248 1.56 4.10 1.00 0 0.00 0.0
2009 POR AAA 15 15 76.7 5 6 0 84 31 45 7 .268 87 9.9 3.6 0.8 5.3 56% .295 .290 1.50 4.68 3.99 0 0.00 0.0
2009 PDR Rk 4 2 8.0 0 1 0 8 0 8 0 .248 99 9.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 47% .333 .219 1.00 2.40 2.25 0 0.00 0.0
2010 SDN MLB 14 0 8.3 0 1 0 18 4 9 1 .268 85 19.4 4.3 1.1 9.7 41% .515 .417 2.64 3.95 11.88 104 5.34 114.0
2010 POR AAA 30 15 96.0 6 7 0 90 43 63 7 .268 89 8.4 4.0 0.7 5.9 47% .290 .273 1.39 4.63 3.28 108 6.72 119.0
2010 HER Wnt 8 7 31.7 1 2 0 38 11 15 1 .000 10.8 3.1 0.3 4.3 0% .339 .000 1.55 3.80 4.54 0 0.00 0.0
2011 TBA MLB 59 0 43.7 0 1 0 36 25 31 4 .264 99 7.4 5.2 0.8 6.4 50% .248 .248 1.40 4.76 3.92 107 4.25 104.1
2011 DUR AAA 4 0 4.0 2 0 0 5 2 1 1 .246 96 11.2 4.5 2.2 2.2 44% .267 .337 1.75 7.49 4.50 115 6.81 118.1
2012 TBA MLB 17 1 30.0 1 0 0 19 10 29 2 .256 96 5.7 3.0 0.6 8.7 53% .221 .197 0.97 3.18 2.10 94 3.69 96.7
2012 DUR AAA 25 7 62.0 5 5 1 58 16 46 10 .254 106 8.4 2.3 1.5 6.7 43% .262 .232 1.19 4.54 3.77 99 3.77 97.0
2013 TBA MLB 48 0 67.3 2 2 1 66 22 53 6 .269 95 8.8 2.9 0.8 7.1 42% .293 .259 1.31 3.73 4.14 109 4.14 105.6
2013 MEX int 1 0 2.7 0 0 0 3 1 2 0 .000 10.1 3.4 0.0 6.8 0% .333 .000 1.50 3.03 3.38 0 0.00 0.0
2014 TBA MLB 43 7 82.7 2 6 0 73 39 66 8 .261 96 7.9 4.2 0.9 7.2 46% .265 .267 1.35 4.27 3.70 113 4.78 111.3
2015 ANA MLB 65 0 52.3 2 1 0 55 15 43 2 .266 97 9.5 2.6 0.3 7.4 49% .335 .255 1.34 2.99 2.75 101 4.31 103.4
2016 TEX MLB 16 4 47.7 3 3 1 60 20 27 12 .255 108 11.3 3.8 2.3 5.1 44% .316 .308 1.68 6.57 6.04 121 6.00 124.0
2016 ROU AAA 3 3 11.3 0 1 0 8 2 10 1 .284 92 6.4 1.6 0.8 7.9 52% .233 .184 0.88 3.63 3.18 94 3.69 97.9
2016 TOL AAA 8 3 21.0 2 3 0 29 6 19 2 .254 103 12.4 2.6 0.9 8.1 55% .403 .302 1.67 3.74 6.00 98 3.62 98.6

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
2009 236 0.4788 0.4788 0.7699 0.6372 0.3333 0.8750 0.5854 0.2301
2010 202 0.4406 0.4653 0.7128 0.6629 0.3097 0.7627 0.6286 0.2872
2011 685 0.4657 0.4365 0.7726 0.6238 0.2732 0.8392 0.6400 0.2274
2012 428 0.4603 0.4579 0.7908 0.6091 0.3290 0.8583 0.6842 0.2092
2013 997 0.4574 0.4714 0.7851 0.6447 0.3253 0.8776 0.6307 0.2149
2014 1289 0.4686 0.4600 0.8246 0.6192 0.3197 0.9064 0.6849 0.1754
2015 789 0.4487 0.4575 0.7950 0.6271 0.3195 0.9189 0.5971 0.2050
2016 780 0.4718 0.4500 0.8177 0.6495 0.2718 0.8870 0.6696 0.1823
Career54060.46250.45820.79620.63160.30890.88110.64770.2038

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2009-05-29 2009-08-18 Minors 81 0 Left Shoulder Strain -
2006-08-20 2006-09-12 Minors 23 0 Left Elbow Strain - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2017 PHI $
2016 TEX $
2015 ANA $1,312,000
2014 TBA $749,750
2013 TBA $501,300
2011 TBA $416,700
2010 SDN $401,300
YearsDescriptionSalary
6 yrPrevious$3,381,050
6 yrTotal$3,381,050

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
5 y 95 dWasserman Media Group1 year (2017)

Details
  • 1 year (2017). Signed by Philadelphia as a free agent 1/5/17 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2016). Signed by Texas as a free agent 1/5/16 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Texas 4/25/16. DFA by Texas 7/22/16. Signed by Detroit as a free agent 7/30/16 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$1.312M (2015). Signed by LA Angels 1/15/15 (avoided arbitration). Non-tendered by LA Angels 12/2/15.
  • 1 year/$749,750 (2014). Re-signed by Tampa Bay 1/17/14 (avoided arbitration). Acquired by LA Angels in trade from Tampa Bay 11/5/14.
  • 1 year/$0.5013M (2013). Re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/2/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/3/12.
  • 1 year/$0.4167M (2011). Re-signed by Tampa Bay 2/27/11.
  • 1 year/$0.4013M (2010). Re-signed 3/3/10.
  • 1 year (2009). Contract purchased 11/20/08. Re-signed 2/27/09. Recalled 9/8/09.
  • Drafted 2005 (1s-35) (Long Beach State). Signed 6/05, $0.95M signing bonus.

Previous Year Preseason Upside By Year

Yr Proj 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 PEAK 5
20156.24.40.8out of baseballout of baseballout of baseball11.3

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .261 .323 .334 .251
11 vs R (Multi) .252 .325 .368 .264
18 Split (Multi) .009 -.002 -.034 -.013
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.020 -.022 -.058 -.023
30 vs L (2015) .274 .346 .316 .244
31 vs R (2015) .284 .324 .382 .265
38 Split (2015) -.011 .021 -.067 -.021
39 LgAvg (2015) -.016 -.018 -.053 -.020

Definition of multi-year splits

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2016 The curveball emerged as Ramos' most potent pitch last season, accounting for 28 of his strikeouts (versus just eight curves put into play all season). The southpaw kept the pitch hidden from view until he got two strikes on a batter, resulting in a usage rate of just 12 percent. The slow breaker comes in at 71 mph and never stood out of his repertoire prior to last season. The deadly curve was necessary because every other blade in his bag was dull.
2015 The wealth of pitching cultivated by the Rays' organization has been a selling point of the franchise since they dropped the "Devil" in 2008. So naturally, Ramos, with 143 career relief appearances and three starts, broke camp as the club's fifth starter. What?!? In lieu of rushing a prospect to cover injuries in the rotation, Ramos was pressed into starting duty until a healthy alternative arrived. The transition was relatively painless as Ramos, even as a reliever, works with a four-pitch selection—fastball, curveball, slider, changeup—and served as the de facto long man in the bullpen. Meanwhile, endurance proved to be his biggest hurdle as he struggled working late into games. After a handful of starts, his work in the rotation was complete and he was relegated back to his low-leverage perch in the 'pen. The Angels gave up a prospect to get him, and will appreciate the depth he provides in each role.
2014 The Rays have shifted from a specialized to a free-form bullpen in recent seasons, leaving a flexible arm like Ramos filling several different roles. At times, he has been used as a one-out lefty, but he has also served as the de facto long man and even made a spot start along the way. The former starter continues to use a four-pitch mix, including a low-90s fastball, a mid-80s changeup and a pair of breaking balls that have more than 10 mph of separation. Arbitration-eligible for the first time, Ramos is still a bargain considering his versatility and quality arsenal.
2013 Ramos was actually better against right-handers than lefties in 2012, but he was good against both. Like Gomes, Ramos might have spent the whole year on a big-league roster with a lesser pitching staff. Instead, he threw twice as many Triple-A innings as he logged in the majors. The difference comes mainly from his late-season insertion into the Bulls starting rotation, where he had poor results: His starting ERA of 4.84 was more than double his relief ERA, inflated by six homers in 35 innings as a starter. Ramos perhaps throws too many modest strikes to survive multiple trips through a lineup. The former first-rounder still offers a useful lefty arm if someone figures out how to use it.
2012 He was one of the two former first round draft picks the Padres sent the Rays for Jason Bartlett, but he was the only one who displayed any value during the season. Ramos ended up replacing Howell as the LOOGY on the team until McGee stepped up to fill the role. Ramos struck out 20 percent of the left-handed batters he faced while limiting them to a 639 OPS in 100 plate appearances. In all, he gave up just eight extra base hits in 192 plate appearances on the season but overall, his sweeping breaking ball is more effective against lefties. With Ramoss stuff it would behoove him to be sly on the mound, yet he shows an aggressive and combative streak.
2011 Ramos doesn't have a true out pitch, and as a pitch-to-contact guy he allows his share of balls in play. That was the case in his first 23 innings with the Friars, for whom Ramos has walked 3.1 per nine with a BABIP of .363small sample caveats apply, of course, but it's hard not to know that a pitcher with fringe-average stuff and a tendency to seek out contact is going to give up plenty of hits. His ERA was shinier in Portland, but there his K/BB ratio was just 1.5, even worse than his career major-league rate of 1.8. Moving to the American League East as part of the Jason Bartlett trade won't make things any easier for him, but the Rays will give him a chance to be a LOOGY in their new-look pen nonetheless.
2010 "Pitch-to-contact" has become one of baseball's buzz phrases in recent years, and it perfectly describes Ramos's style. His three-pitch arsenal of a fastball, slider, and changeup is average any way you splice it, but he locates each pitch to all quadrants of the strike zone, and understands how to attack hitters' weaknesses. The problem is that hitters make too much contact against him, increasing the chances of balls falling in for hits. He'll be a fifth starter in the majors at best, and looks more like a long reliever who can soak up innings.
2009 A supplemental first-round pick three years ago, Ramos has always earned praise for his aggressiveness and bulldog attitude, but he's a bit like the guy at the bar who gets some liquid courage and takes on the bouncer. Fearlessness is nice and all, but without much in the way of actual stuff, he's not exactly intimidating anyone. Average stuff plus average command will equal a number five starter at best, but this year's performance at Triple-A showed that he's not even there yet.
2008 Cesar Ramos has put up good ERAs and remained healthy while pitching in tough environments, but his lack of stuff (reflected by his lousy strikeout rates) makes him more suspect than prospect
2007 Cesar Ramos is a lefty who pitches a lot like Mario (Ramos, not the Donkey Kong character). He relies on good location, a decent change, and his defense. He`s a hard-worker and an energetic bulldog, but, without a real fastball, he`s a longshot.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2012-10-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hello, old friend! James Shields, Jeff Niemann, Alex Torres, Cesar Ramos, Alex Cobb, Wade Davis or Chris Archer all likely not going to remain with the team past Winter Meetings, let alone Spring Training. How do the Rays better their roster, knowing there's a huge logjam of pitching and there's room for improvement offensively. James Shields kicked it up a notch after the deadline, but can the Rays withstand another horrible 1st half from him again?
(jlarsen from chicago)
I dont think Archer is going anywhere. Part of his problem was philosophicalhe pitched off his slider more than he should. He seemed to solve those after getting a taste in the big leagues and realizing his fastball plays against the big boys. Otherwise, he doesnt fit the profile of someone theyd part with at this juncture in his career.

I do see Tampa Bay trading pitching. If you want a name Id say Nick Hundley. San Diego has enough catching, in the majors and in the minors, to move him for value. Hed fit nicely on Tampa Bays roster. I dont have a good feel for what the market at first base or DH will be like (if they dont bring back Luke Scott). Logan Morrisons name might pop up if Miami is tired of him. (R.J. Anderson)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Cesar Ramos has thrown 5,626 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2009 and 2016, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, The World Baseball Classic and Spring Training. In 2016, he has relied primarily on his Sinker (90mph), Change (83mph) and Slider (83mph), also mixing in a Curve (70mph) and Fourseam Fastball (89mph). He also rarely throws a Cutter (85mph).