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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 25)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
60.3 5.49 1.59 36 3 3 0 -0.7
Birth Date8-16-1988
Height6' 4"
Weight250 lbs
Age26 years, 2 months, 9 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
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2011
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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
2013 PHI 24 18 0 24.0 0.0 24.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 116 30 22 20 6 56 15 14 0 16 7.50 6.81 6.90 -5.6 -0.6
Career18024.00.024.001000011630222065615140167.506.816.90-5.6-0.6

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
2006 VSE Rk 14 13 65.1 4.37 92 .223 .252 .354 .338 .271 .249 84 1.5 0.2 1.5 0.2
2007 EVE A- 15 15 75.3 4.41 109 .260 .265 .355 .398 .268 .271 102 13.4 1.3 13.4 1.3
2008 WIS A 25 22 124.0 4.49 88 .251 .249 .321 .366 .261 .293 92 4.9 0.5 4.9 0.5
2009 HDS A+ 28 27 142.3 5.22 104 .267 .270 .341 .418 .269 .314 118 26.8 2.8 26.8 2.8
2010 CLR A+ 11 11 64.3 3.95 103 .255 .254 .328 .370 .267 .319 92 3.6 0.4 3.6 0.4
2010 REA AA 13 13 77.7 5.60 81 .287 .257 .327 .390 .253 .324 104 1.3 0.1 3.0 0.3
2011 REA AA 26 26 144.0 4.92 81 .283 .256 .322 .390 .270 .278 87 -0.9 -0.1 -2.3 -0.4
2012 REA AA 16 0 27.3 6.49 59 .231 .266 .332 .403 .262 .215 104 -2.9 -0.3 -3.4 -0.3
2012 LEH AAA 29 0 40.0 4.87 86 .235 .262 .333 .396 .255 .306 97 0.1 0.0 0.7 0.1
2012 NCA int 1 0 0.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .333 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 LAG Wnt 12 0 8.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .385 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 PHI MLB 18 0 24.0 6.90 34 .351 .252 .312 .385 .254 .304 103 -5.5 -0.6 -5.6 -0.6
2013 REA AA 4 0 7.0 2.08 157 .138 .256 .330 .368 .259 .125 106 2.3 0.2 2.3 0.2
2013 LEH AAA 30 0 42.0 4.35 102 .259 .257 .328 .389 .255 .308 102 3.2 0.3 3.0 0.3
2014 AKR AA 10 0 13.0 4.24 106 .184 .258 .324 .393 .260 .133 100 1.1 0.1 1.1 0.1
2014 COH AAA 25 0 31.3 6.51 66 .257 .262 .329 .398 .251 .280 108 -3.2 -0.3 -3.2 -0.3

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
2006 VSE Rk 5 1 0 14 13 65.1 43 35 56 0 61% .249 5.9 4.8 0.0 7.7 1.20 1.66 1.5 0.2
2007 EVE A- 3 7 0 15 15 75.3 61 43 73 3 47% .271 7.3 5.1 0.4 8.7 1.38 4.30 13.4 1.3
2008 WIS A 6 9 0 25 22 124.0 112 38 113 9 49% .293 8.1 2.8 0.7 8.2 1.21 4.14 4.9 0.5
2009 HDS A+ 8 10 0 28 27 142.3 153 53 111 18 45% .314 9.7 3.4 1.1 7.0 1.45 5.12 26.8 2.8
2010 CLR A+ 4 3 0 11 11 64.3 63 17 55 2 41% .319 8.8 2.4 0.3 7.7 1.24 4.06 3.6 0.4
2010 REA AA 3 4 0 13 13 77.7 89 24 60 11 36% .324 10.3 2.8 1.3 6.9 1.45 5.44 3.0 0.3
2011 REA AA 11 13 0 26 26 144.0 144 55 89 15 41% .278 9.0 3.4 0.9 5.6 1.38 4.50 -2.3 -0.4
2012 REA AA 0 2 3 16 0 27.3 20 14 18 3 37% .215 6.6 4.6 1.0 5.9 1.24 3.62 -3.4 -0.3
2012 NCA int 0 0 0 1 0 0.7 1 3 0 0 0% .333 13.5 40.5 0.0 0.0 6.00 13.50 0.0 0.0
2012 LAG Wnt 2 1 0 12 0 8.0 11 9 7 1 0% .385 12.4 10.1 1.1 7.9 2.50 12.38 0.0 0.0
2012 LEH AAA 3 2 1 29 0 40.0 36 17 34 3 44% .306 8.1 3.8 0.7 7.7 1.32 4.28 0.7 0.1
2013 REA AA 1 0 0 4 0 7.0 2 2 8 0 50% .125 2.6 2.6 0.0 10.3 0.57 0.00 2.3 0.2
2013 LEH AAA 4 2 3 30 0 42.0 42 23 36 2 42% .308 9.0 4.9 0.4 7.7 1.55 4.71 3.0 0.3
2013 PHI MLB 0 1 0 18 0 24.0 30 15 16 6 42% .304 11.2 5.6 2.2 6.0 1.88 7.50 -5.6 -0.6
2014 COH AAA 1 3 2 25 0 31.3 33 11 15 5 48% .280 9.5 3.2 1.4 4.3 1.40 3.45 -3.2 -0.3
2014 AKR AA 1 0 1 10 0 13.0 5 8 14 1 39% .133 3.5 5.5 0.7 9.7 1.00 2.08 1.1 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
2013 413 0.5351 0.4625 0.7853 0.6606 0.2344 0.7877 0.7778 0.2147
Career4130.53510.46250.78530.66060.23440.78770.77780.2147

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-03-31 2014-05-16 Minors 46 0 Left Thumb Recovery From Previous Injury Ligament and Fracture 2014-03-17
2014-03-09 2014-03-31 Camp 22 0 Left Thumb Surgery Ligament and Fracture 2014-03-17 -
2010-08-25 2010-09-09 Minors 15 0 Right Hip Surgery Labrum Bothered Most of Season 2010-09-09

Compensation

Year Team Salary

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 80 dOctagon1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Signed by Cleveland 11/1/13 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2013). DFA by Philadelphia 1/29/13, sent outright to Triple-A 2/1/13. Contract selected by Philadelphia 6/22/13. DFA by Philadelphia 8/2/13. Sent outright to Triple-A 8/4/13. Contract selected by Philadelphia 8/25/13. Sent outright to Triple-A by Philadelphia 10/16/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Re-signed by Philadelphia 3/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Re-signed by Philadelphia 2/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Contract purchased by Seattle 11/20/09. Acquired by Philadelphia in trade from Seattle 12/16/09 (Cliff Lee deal). re-signed by Philadelphia 2/10.
  • Signed by Seattle 2005 as amateur free agent from Nicaragua.

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
90o 4.1 3.4 0.1 27 9 77.4 72 29 46 9 .258 1.31 4.24 4.61 2.5 0.3
80o 3.6 3.3 0.1 25 8 71.3 71 29 42 9 .271 1.40 4.66 5.07 -1.4 -0.1
70o 3.3 3.2 0.1 23 8 67.0 70 29 40 9 .281 1.47 4.97 5.4 -3.7 -0.4
60o 3 3.2 0.1 22 7 63.4 69 28 38 9 .289 1.53 5.24 5.7 -5.5 -0.6
50o 2.8 3.1 0.1 21 7 60.2 68 28 36 8 .296 1.59 5.50 5.97 -6.9 -0.7
40o 2.6 3 0.1 20 7 57.0 67 27 34 8 .304 1.65 5.76 6.26 -8.1 -0.8
30o 2.3 2.9 0 19 6 53.6 65 27 32 8 .312 1.71 6.04 6.56 -9.2 -0.9
20o 2.1 2.8 0 17 6 49.8 63 26 30 8 .322 1.79 6.38 6.93 -10.3 -1.1
10o 1.7 2.7 0 15 5 44.6 61 25 26 8 .335 1.91 6.86 7.45 -11.3 -1.2
Weighted Mean2.830.121759.66727358.2951.575.465.94-6.6-0.7

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
17% 26% 8% 26% 36%

Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2014 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP WHIP ERA FRA H/9 BB/9 K/9 HR/9 WARP
201526660451412514054861741.3031.555.275.7310.13.96.21.2-1.1
2016275403511989940741441.2851.424.665.069.13.76.81.3-0.1
201728550391211011346781341.2901.454.645.059.23.86.41.1-0.1
201829550351110010541711241.2961.464.765.189.53.76.41.1-0.2
2019304403310929536681141.2921.424.574.969.33.56.61.10.0
2020314403210909335641241.2901.434.615.019.33.56.41.2-0.0
202132440309868833611141.2881.414.534.929.23.56.41.20.0
202233440299818331561041.2881.414.564.969.33.56.21.10.0
202334430278778029531041.2881.424.584.989.43.46.21.2-0.0

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
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Comparable Players (Similarity Index 88)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 93 Anthony Ortega 2011 0.00 DNP
2 93 Lance Broadway 2009 5.87
3 92 Amalio Diaz 2012 0.00 DNP
4 91 Justin Jones 2010 0.00 DNP
5 91 Daniel Moskos 2011 4.44
6 91 Ryan Mullins 2009 0.00 DNP
7 91 Kyle Heckathorn 2013 0.00 DNP
8 90 Cesar Ramos 2009 3.07
9 90 Joe Savery 2011 0.00
10 90 Randy Boone 2010 0.00 DNP
11 90 Clayton Mortensen 2010 6.00
12 90 Geno Espineli 2008 5.62
13 89 Carlos Fisher 2008 0.00 DNP
14 89 David Hale 2013 0.82
15 89 David Pauley 2008 12.41
16 89 Graham Stoneburner 2013 0.00 DNP
17 89 Aaron Shafer 2012 0.00 DNP
18 89 Derek Eitel 2013 0.00 DNP
19 89 Miguel Gonzalez 2009 0.00 DNP
20 89 Bryan Morris 2012 3.60
21 89 Omar Poveda 2013 0.00 DNP
22 89 Jared Hughes 2011 4.09
23 88 Doug Fister 2009 4.28
24 88 Kris Johnson 2010 0.00 DNP
25 88 Sergio Perez 2010 0.00 DNP
26 88 Jake Petricka 2013 3.26
27 88 Jose Sanchez 2009 0.00 DNP
28 88 James Adkins 2011 0.00 DNP
29 88 Yohan Flande 2011 0.00 DNP
30 88 David Kopp 2011 0.00 DNP
31 88 Andrew Brackman 2011 0.00
32 88 Ryan Mattheus 2009 0.00 DNP
33 88 Daryl Maday 2011 0.00 DNP
34 88 Bryan Evans 2012 0.00 DNP
35 88 Blake Hawksworth 2008 0.00 DNP
36 88 Deunte Heath 2011 0.00 DNP
37 87 Brandon Dickson 2010 0.00 DNP
38 87 Wynn Pelzer 2011 0.00 DNP
39 87 Henry Sosa 2011 5.23
40 87 Michael Cisco 2012 0.00 DNP
41 87 Mark Holliman 2009 0.00 DNP
42 87 Jonny Venters 2010 3.25
43 87 Brooks Raley 2013 5.79
44 87 Chris Mason 2010 0.00 DNP
45 87 Kennil Gomez 2013 0.00 DNP
46 87 Justin Murray 2012 0.00 DNP
47 87 Dan Smith 2009 0.00 DNP
48 87 Paul Oseguera 2009 0.00 DNP
49 87 Kevin Hart 2008 7.81
50 87 Mike Ekstrom 2009 6.87
51 87 Dan Houston 2012 0.00 DNP
52 87 Frank De Los Santos 2013 0.00 DNP
53 87 Robert Ray 2009 5.55
54 87 Jon Michael Redding 2013 0.00 DNP
55 87 Jeff Samardzija 2010 10.24
56 87 Shane Wolf 2012 0.00 DNP
57 87 Xavier Cedeno 2012 4.35
58 86 Evan Anundsen 2013 0.00 DNP
59 86 Sam LeCure 2009 0.00 DNP
60 86 Bobby Lanigan 2012 0.00 DNP
61 86 Adam Russell 2008 5.19
62 86 Tyler Lumsden 2008 0.00 DNP
63 86 Eric Niesen 2011 0.00 DNP
64 86 Shaeffer Hall 2013 0.00 DNP
65 86 Jesus Sanchez 2013 0.00 DNP
66 86 Tyler Robertson 2013 9.00
67 86 Chris Seddon 2009 0.00 DNP
68 86 P.J. Walters 2010 6.00
69 86 Kason Gabbard 2007 4.54
70 86 Adam Howard 2009 0.00 DNP
71 86 Steven Wright 2010 0.00 DNP
72 86 Beltran Perez 2007 0.00 DNP
73 86 Taylor Stanton 2013 0.00 DNP
74 86 Jeff Locke 2013 3.73
75 86 Anthony Swarzak 2011 4.68
76 86 Erik Davis 2012 0.00 DNP
77 86 Chad Jenkins 2013 3.51
78 86 Brett Sinkbeil 2010 13.50
79 86 Chris Narveson 2007 0.00 DNP
80 86 Oliver Drake 2012 0.00 DNP
81 86 Yorman Bazardo 2010 0.00 DNP
82 86 Justin Thomas 2009 0.00 DNP
83 86 Ross Ohlendorf 2008 6.89
84 86 Brandon Kintzler 2010 7.36
85 86 Michael Bolsinger 2013 0.00 DNP
86 86 Ryan Pope 2011 0.00 DNP
87 86 Andrew Carpenter 2010 9.00
88 86 Mike Hinckley 2008 0.66
89 86 Amaury Rivas 2011 0.00 DNP
90 86 Chuckie Fick 2011 0.00 DNP
91 86 Austin Adams 2012 0.00 DNP
92 86 Hung-Wen Chen 2011 0.00 DNP
93 86 Blake Treinen 2013 0.00 DNP
94 85 Michael Megrew 2009 0.00 DNP
95 85 Jay Voss 2012 0.00 DNP
96 85 Adrian Martin 2010 0.00 DNP
97 85 Caleb Cotham 2013 0.00 DNP
98 85 Brett Lorin 2012 0.00 DNP
99 85 Stephen Sauer 2012 0.00 DNP
100 85 Steve Garrison 2012 0.00 DNP

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .378 .478 .541 .373
11 vs R (Multi) .271 .333 .610 .348
18 Split (Multi) .107 .145 -.070 .024
19 LgAvg (Multi) .010 .024 .026 .019
30 vs L (2013) .378 .478 .541 .373
31 vs R (2013) .271 .333 .610 .348
38 Split (2013) .107 .145 -.070 .024
39 LgAvg (2013) .010 .022 .028 .019

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2014 Due to publishing agreements, the 2014 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2014 book (available in hardcopy, e-book, and Kindle).
2011 A bit of flawed booty received from the Mariners in the Lee trade, a deal no less disastrous for the Phillies getting Lee back via free agency, Ramirez is broken. Hes always been a big, projectable pitcher with good stuff and little idea how to use it, and he lacks a strong secondary pitch to match his plus fastball. His season ended with hip-labrum surgery, and while he is expected to be ready by spring training, it might be time to see if he could hack it as a reliever.
2010 Ramirez's combination of size and 95 mph velocity has always excited scouts, but after more than 400 minor-league innings, he's yet to take the step to graduate from thrower to pitcher. While the heater is enough to be effective at times, his slurvy breaking ball remains unrefined, and his changeup is rudimentary at best. The Mariners having seen this re-run a few too many times already, Ramirez was bundled into the Cliff Lee deal; the Phillies might be best served by just throwing him in the bullpen and seeing if he can dominate in shorter stints.
2009 Nicaragua has not been a fertile breeding ground for baseball talent in recent years, but the Mariners may have found a gem when they signed Ramirez in 2005. Prior to this season, the lanky right-hander's appeal stemmed primarily from projection, not performance, but Ramirez's command made great strides in the Midwest League last season, clearing an important hurdle on his path to a front-of-the-rotation future. His fastball has been clocked at 97 mph, and he also flashes a nasty slider. Ramirez remains a long way from the majors, but worth keeping an eye on, as he could cover ground fast.
2008 One member of the Mariners' organization claims that Ramirez is the second best pitcher to ever come out of their Venezuelan program, Felix Hernandez being the first. After winning Venezuela Summer League Pitcher of the Year honors in 2006, Ramirez's stateside debut showed that he has plenty of upside and plenty of work to be done. He throws a mid-90s fastball and a hammer curve, and if he can improve his command during his full-season debut this year, he'll be rocketing up everyone's prospect charts.

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This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: August 26, 2013Clint Chisam2013-08-26
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: August 5, 2013Clint Chisam2013-08-05
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This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: June 23, 2013Clint Chisam2013-06-23
Prospectus Perspective: The New Jack Zoo ReviewBradley Ankrom2011-09-09


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

A Collaboration between BrooksBaseball.net and Baseball Prospectus - Pitch classifications provided by Pitch Info LLC


J.C. Ramirez has thrown 428 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2013 and 2014, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (97mph) and Slider (87mph), also mixing in a Change (87mph) and Sinker (98mph).