2020 MLB Draft Guide Player Profile: Jose Ramirez
Greg Jewett takes a closer look at Jose Ramirez and lets fantasy baseball owners know what to expect from the Cleveland Indians third baseman during the 2020 MLB season.
Just when the power returned for José Ramírez in the second half, a hamate injury cut his season short and contributed to Cleveland missing the play-offs. After rising to the first round in most drafts, Ramirez struggled opening the season and only appeared in 129 games thanks to his hand injury. He scored 68 runs with 23 home runs, 83 RBI, 24 stolen bases and a .255/.327/.479 slash line, not quite a return on investment. In fact, due to his varied differences within his first and second halves the last three years, if Ramirez did not offer home runs and stolen bases with his plate discipline, his draft stock would suffer.
Ramirez will go off the board in the second round of most drafts in 2020 with the potential for upside entering his Age-27 season, otherwise known as a player’s power peak. Which Ramirez shows up ultimately determines if he’s a bargain or busts once again. Perusing his 2019 numbers, Ramirez finished as one of nine players with at least 20 home runs and stolen...