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2014 Rest-of-Season Projections (seasonal age 30)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
0.3 4.27 1.41 0 0 0 0 0.0
Birth Date6-22-1984
Height6' 2"
Weight200 lbs
Age30 years, 4 months, 2 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
0.02010
-0.02011
0.62012
0.42013
-0.02014
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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
2009 SDN 25 5 2 14.7 9.3 5.3 0 1 0 0 0 0 62 19 5 5 0 22 4 4 0 10 3.07 2.51 2.99 2.1 0.2
2010 SDN 26 14 0 8.3 0.0 8.3 0 1 0 0 0 0 47 18 11 11 1 25 4 4 0 9 11.88 3.95 4.09 0.2 0.0
2011 TBA 27 59 0 43.7 0.0 43.7 0 1 0 2 0 0 192 36 22 19 4 54 25 17 3 31 3.92 4.76 5.03 -0.1 -0.0
2012 TBA 28 17 1 30.0 2.7 27.3 1 0 0 0 0 0 120 19 7 7 2 25 10 10 2 29 2.10 3.18 3.14 5.2 0.6
2013 TBA 29 48 0 67.3 0.0 67.3 2 2 1 0 0 0 288 66 31 31 6 96 22 16 2 53 4.14 3.73 4.20 4.0 0.4
2014 TBA 30 43 7 82.7 30.3 52.3 2 6 0 0 0 0 360 73 39 34 8 112 39 32 1 66 3.70 4.27 4.63 0.1 -0.0
Career18610246.742.3204.351112001069231115107213341048381983.903.964.2811.51.2

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
2005 FTW A 7 7 38.7 3.35 123 .215 .267 .341 .388 .270 .391 86 9.1 0.9 9.1 0.9
2005 EUG A- 6 4 20.7 6.52 26 .314 .263 .329 .377 .261 .340 74 -2.0 -0.2 -2.0 -0.2
2006 LEL A+ 26 24 141.2 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .319 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 SAN AA 27 27 163.7 5.22 77 .245 .263 .336 .407 .259 .269 92 -0.9 -0.1 -0.9 -0.0
2008 POR AAA 28 27 149.7 5.23 100 .279 .279 .347 .441 .258 .341 105 21.6 2.1 21.4 2.2
2009 SDN MLB 5 2 14.7 2.99 121 .285 .251 .316 .400 .257 .396 84 2.7 0.3 2.1 0.2
2009 LEL A+ 2 1 9.0 6.14 90 .248 .273 .349 .450 .274 .300 120 1.3 0.1 1.3 0.1
2009 POR AAA 15 15 76.7 5.74 59 .290 .271 .335 .411 .268 .295 87 -5.3 -0.5 -4.4 -0.4
2009 PDR Rk 4 2 8.0 3.34 131 .219 .251 .315 .357 .248 .333 99 1.7 0.2 1.7 0.2
2010 SDN MLB 14 0 8.3 4.09 91 .417 .257 .325 .399 .268 .515 85 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.0
2010 POR AAA 30 15 96.0 5.43 78 .273 .275 .345 .432 .268 .290 89 3.9 0.4 5.3 0.5
2010 HER Wnt 8 7 31.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .339 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2011 TBA MLB 59 0 43.7 5.03 86 .248 .260 .324 .415 .264 .248 99 -0.1 -0.0 -0.1 -0.0
2011 DUR AAA 4 0 4.0 7.20 32 .337 .254 .319 .383 .246 .267 96 -1.2 -0.1 -1.2 -0.1
2012 TBA MLB 17 1 30.0 3.14 126 .197 .245 .308 .397 .256 .221 96 5.3 0.6 5.2 0.6
2012 DUR AAA 25 7 62.0 5.55 87 .232 .259 .329 .397 .254 .262 106 1.9 0.2 1.9 0.2
2013 TBA MLB 48 0 67.3 4.20 98 .259 .261 .322 .411 .269 .293 95 4.0 0.4 4.0 0.4
2013 MEX int 1 0 2.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .333 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2014 TBA MLB 43 7 82.7 4.63 85 .266 .248 .309 .386 .260 .265 97 0.5 0.1 0.1 -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
2005 FTW A 3 2 0 7 7 38.7 42 7 32 0 39% .391 9.8 1.6 0.0 7.4 1.27 4.19 9.1 0.9
2005 EUG A- 0 1 0 6 4 20.7 27 7 13 3 43% .340 11.7 3.0 1.3 5.7 1.64 6.52 -2.0 -0.2
2006 LEL A+ 7 8 0 26 24 141.2 161 44 70 9 0% .319 10.3 2.8 0.6 4.5 1.45 3.70 0.0 0.0
2007 SAN AA 13 9 0 27 27 163.7 153 43 90 15 45% .269 8.4 2.4 0.8 4.9 1.20 3.41 -0.9 -0.0
2008 POR AAA 9 11 0 28 27 149.7 183 57 105 17 45% .341 11.0 3.4 1.0 6.3 1.60 5.29 21.4 2.2
2009 LEL A+ 1 0 0 2 1 9.0 9 5 6 0 47% .300 9.0 5.0 0.0 6.0 1.56 1.00 1.3 0.1
2009 SDN MLB 0 1 0 5 2 14.7 19 4 10 0 48% .396 11.7 2.5 0.0 6.1 1.57 3.07 2.1 0.2
2009 POR AAA 5 6 0 15 15 76.7 84 31 45 7 56% .295 9.9 3.6 0.8 5.3 1.50 3.99 -4.4 -0.4
2009 PDR Rk 0 1 0 4 2 8.0 8 0 8 0 47% .333 9.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 1.00 2.25 1.7 0.2
2010 POR AAA 6 7 0 30 15 96.0 90 43 63 7 47% .290 8.4 4.0 0.7 5.9 1.39 3.28 5.3 0.5
2010 HER Wnt 1 2 0 8 7 31.7 38 11 15 1 0% .339 10.8 3.1 0.3 4.3 1.55 4.54 0.0 0.0
2010 SDN MLB 0 1 0 14 0 8.3 18 4 9 1 41% .515 19.4 4.3 1.1 9.7 2.64 11.88 0.2 0.0
2011 DUR AAA 2 0 0 4 0 4.0 5 2 1 1 44% .267 11.2 4.5 2.2 2.2 1.75 4.50 -1.2 -0.1
2011 TBA MLB 0 1 0 59 0 43.7 36 25 31 4 50% .248 7.4 5.2 0.8 6.4 1.40 3.92 -0.1 -0.0
2012 DUR AAA 5 5 1 25 7 62.0 58 16 46 10 43% .262 8.4 2.3 1.5 6.7 1.19 3.77 1.9 0.2
2012 TBA MLB 1 0 0 17 1 30.0 19 10 29 2 53% .221 5.7 3.0 0.6 8.7 0.97 2.10 5.2 0.6
2013 MEX int 0 0 0 1 0 2.7 3 1 2 0 0% .333 10.1 3.4 0.0 6.8 1.50 3.38 0.0 0.0
2013 TBA MLB 2 2 1 48 0 67.3 66 22 53 6 42% .293 8.8 2.9 0.8 7.1 1.31 4.14 4.0 0.4
2014 TBA MLB 2 6 0 43 7 82.7 73 39 66 8 46% .265 7.9 4.2 0.9 7.2 1.35 3.70 0.1 -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
2009 237 0.4852 0.4958 0.7949 0.6783 0.3197 0.8846 0.6154 0.2051
2010 198 0.4646 0.4697 0.7204 0.6739 0.2925 0.7903 0.5806 0.2796
2011 685 0.4628 0.4423 0.7888 0.6246 0.2853 0.8636 0.6476 0.2046
2012 428 0.4883 0.4603 0.8020 0.5981 0.3288 0.8720 0.6806 0.1980
2013 1008 0.4712 0.4757 0.7912 0.6442 0.3246 0.8758 0.6416 0.2088
2014 1285 0.4802 0.4685 0.8372 0.6256 0.3234 0.9145 0.6991 0.1611
Career38410.47510.46650.80390.6330.31570.88230.66150.1943

Injury History

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
2015 TBA $
2014 TBA $749,750
2013 TBA $501,300
2011 TBA $416,700
2010 SDN $401,300
YearsDescriptionSalary
4 yrPrevious$1,319,300
2011Current$749,750
5 yrPvs + Cur$2,069,050
5 yrTotal$2,069,050

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
3 y 3 dWasserman Media Group1 year/$749,750 (2014)

Details
  • 1 year/$749,750 (2014). Re-signed by Tampa Bay 1/17/14 (avoided arbitration).
  • 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.

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 0 0 0 0 0 66.0 55 21 46 6 .252 1.16 3.24 3.52 0.0 0.0
80o 0 0 0 0 0 60.0 54 21 42 6 .265 1.25 3.61 3.93 0.0 0.0
70o 0 0 0 0 0 55.8 53 20 39 6 .275 1.31 3.88 4.22 0.0 0.0
60o 0 0 0 0 0 52.3 51 20 36 6 .283 1.36 4.12 4.48 0.0 0.0
50o 0 0 0 0 0 49.1 50 19 34 6 .291 1.42 4.35 4.72 0.0 0.0
40o 0 0 0 0 0 45.9 49 19 32 5 .299 1.47 4.57 4.97 0.0 0.0
30o 0 0 0 0 0 42.6 47 18 30 5 .307 1.53 4.82 5.24 0.0 0.0
20o 0 0 0 0 0 38.9 45 17 27 5 .317 1.61 5.11 5.56 0.0 0.0
10o 0 0 0 0 0 33.8 42 16 24 5 .331 1.71 5.53 6.01 0.0 0.0
Weighted Mean0000048.54919346.2891.414.324.690.00.0

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
15% 19% 21% 21% 46%

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
20153121049052521837646.2891.354.184.559.03.16.41.00.2
20163221045048491833646.2911.404.304.679.23.46.21.10.2
20173321040042441629546.2931.434.454.849.43.46.21.10.1
20183421036038401426546.2941.434.564.959.63.36.21.20.0
20193521035037391425546.2941.454.464.859.63.46.11.20.0
20203621033035371324446.2921.424.394.779.43.36.11.00.1
20213721032033351223446.2921.414.424.809.53.26.21.10.1
20223821031033341222446.2921.414.444.839.43.36.11.10.0
20233911030032341221446.2921.454.484.879.73.46.01.10.0

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
5.34.1out of baseball2.21.2212.8

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 80)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 91 Brian Bass 2012 0.00 DNP
2 87 Edgar Gonzalez 2013 7.50
3 85 David Pauley 2013 0.00 DNP
4 85 Brian Stokes 2010 9.72
5 85 Lenny DiNardo 2010 0.00 DNP
6 85 Brian Tallet 2008 3.04
7 85 Ruddy Lugo 2010 0.00 DNP
8 85 Travis Blackley 2013 4.83
9 85 David Purcey 2012 0.00 DNP
10 84 Josh Hancock 2008 0.00 DNP
11 84 Luke Hudson 2007 22.50
12 84 Justin Germano 2013 9.00
13 84 Merkin Valdez 2012 0.00 DNP
14 84 Dan Meyer 2012 0.00 DNP
15 83 Pat Misch 2012 0.00 DNP
16 83 Sean Henn 2011 0.00 DNP
17 83 J.J. Putz 2007 1.38
18 83 Dusty Hughes 2012 0.00 DNP
19 83 Jason Davis 2010 0.00 DNP
20 82 Jason Kershner 2007 0.00 DNP
21 82 Greg Aquino 2008 12.54
22 82 Clay Hensley 2010 2.40
23 81 Jeff Gray 2012 5.88
24 81 Jon Adkins 2008 2.45
25 81 Shane Loux 2010 0.00 DNP
26 81 Wil Ledezma 2011 15.00
27 81 Justin Lehr 2008 0.00 DNP
28 81 Ramon Troncoso 2013 6.60
29 81 Philip Humber 2013 7.90
30 81 Zach Miner 2012 0.00 DNP
31 80 Yunesky Maya 2012 0.00 DNP
32 80 Jorge Campillo 2009 6.23
33 80 Jeff Fulchino 2010 5.70
34 80 Doug Mathis 2013 0.00 DNP
35 80 Sean White 2011 0.00 DNP
36 80 Tom Mastny 2011 0.00 DNP
37 80 Matt Guerrier 2009 2.71
38 80 Phil Dumatrait 2012 0.00 DNP
39 79 Josh Roenicke 2013 4.35
40 79 Ryan Speier 2010 0.00 DNP
41 79 Nick Regilio 2009 0.00 DNP
42 79 Angel Guzman 2012 0.00 DNP
43 79 Geoff Geary 2007 5.88
44 79 Kurt Birkins 2011 0.00 DNP
45 79 Dustin Nippert 2011 0.00 DNP
46 79 Billy Traber 2010 0.00 DNP
47 79 Matt Thornton 2007 4.95
48 79 Juan Salas 2009 0.00 DNP
49 79 Royce Ring 2011 0.00 DNP
50 79 Cha Seung Baek 2010 0.00 DNP
51 78 Kevin Gregg 2008 3.93
52 78 Doug Slaten 2010 3.98
53 78 Jon Switzer 2010 0.00 DNP
54 78 Adam Russell 2013 0.00 DNP
55 78 Tim Stauffer 2012 7.20
56 78 Dennis Sarfate 2011 0.00 DNP
57 78 Mitch Stetter 2011 5.14
58 78 Brian Duensing 2013 4.28
59 78 Phil Coke 2013 5.63
60 77 Tim Wood 2013 0.00 DNP
61 77 Gary Majewski 2010 22.50
62 77 Eddie Bonine 2011 0.00 DNP
63 77 Andrew Brown 2011 0.00 DNP
64 77 Cristhian Martinez 2012 4.03
65 77 Levale Speigner 2011 0.00 DNP
66 77 Garrett Mock 2013 0.00 DNP
67 77 Ryan Braun 2011 0.00 DNP
68 77 Mike Parisi 2013 0.00 DNP
69 77 Tim Corcoran 2008 0.00 DNP
70 77 Leo Rosales 2011 0.00 DNP
71 77 Kirk Saarloos 2009 0.00 DNP
72 77 Rick Bauer 2007 0.00 DNP
73 77 Jarrett Grube 2012 0.00 DNP
74 76 Chris Narveson 2012 8.00
75 76 Matt Belisle 2010 3.23
76 76 Mike Wood 2010 0.00 DNP
77 76 D.J. Carrasco 2007 0.00 DNP
78 76 Philip Barzilla 2009 0.00 DNP
79 76 Randy Wells 2013 0.00 DNP
80 76 Kameron Loe 2012 5.53
81 76 Jon Leicester 2009 0.00 DNP
82 76 Brad Thomas 2008 0.00 DNP
83 76 Jonathan Albaladejo 2013 0.00 DNP
84 76 Chris Spurling 2007 5.76
85 76 Chris George 2010 0.00 DNP
86 76 Matt Ginter 2008 5.14
87 76 Eric Stults 2010 0.00 DNP
88 76 Jason Cromer 2011 0.00 DNP
89 76 Brandon Backe 2008 6.16
90 76 Brian Burres 2011 3.86
91 76 T.J. Beam 2011 0.00 DNP
92 76 Matt Palmer 2009 4.08
93 75 Bobby Korecky 2010 0.00 DNP
94 75 Adam Bernero 2007 0.00 DNP
95 75 Blaine Boyer 2012 0.00 DNP
96 75 Greg Burke 2013 7.67
97 75 Willie Collazo 2010 0.00 DNP
98 75 Sergio Mitre 2011 5.40
99 75 Micah Owings 2013 0.00 DNP
100 75 Chris Bootcheck 2009 11.05

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .256 .316 .335 .247
11 vs R (Multi) .234 .308 .362 .258
18 Split (Multi) .022 .008 -.027 -.011
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.026 -.032 -.063 -.030
30 vs L (2013) .272 .325 .369 .262
31 vs R (2013) .245 .308 .374 .262
38 Split (2013) .027 .016 -.005 -.001
39 LgAvg (2013) -.025 -.031 -.062 -.029

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).
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 Ramos’s 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 .363—small 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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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 don’t think Archer is going anywhere. Part of his problem was philosophical—he 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 doesn’t fit the profile of someone they’d part with at this juncture in his career.

I do see Tampa Bay trading pitching. If you want a name I’d say Nick Hundley. San Diego has enough catching, in the majors and in the minors, to move him for value. He’d fit nicely on Tampa Bay’s roster. I don’t have a good feel for what the market at first base or DH will be like (if they don’t bring back Luke Scott). Logan Morrison’s name might pop up if Miami is tired of him. (R.J. Anderson)


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Cesar Ramos has thrown 3,874 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2009 and 2014, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, The World Baseball Classic and Spring Training. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Sinker (91mph) and Slider (84mph), also mixing in a Fourseam Fastball (91mph), Change (85mph) and Curve (70mph).