Cesar Ramos – Pitcher Card | The Process Report

Cesar Ramos – Pitcher Card

Throughout the rest of the offseason, we will be publishing player cards for most of the 40-man roster. It is our hope that these cards become points of reference for you during the 2014 season. All data via ESPN Stats & Info

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Percentile mentions are compared to all relievers with at least 2500 pitches thrown (174 relievers)

Strengths (2009-2013):

  • His opponents’ SLG%,  wOBA, and Chase % are in the top 50% of the sample size
  • Batters have hit just .147 against his curveball. Of the 299 he has thrown, 164 have been for strikes, 107 have been swung at, 40 of those were missed and the pitch has generated an equal number of groundballs and flyballs
  • While his strikeout rate is better against lefties than righties (21.3% > 17.1%) his opponents’ batting average is nearly identical (.246 to .251)
  • Has stranded over 70% of his baserunners in each of his three seasons with the Rays
  • Is very effective when he gets batters to expand their zone. Has permitted just one extra base hit on a pitch out of the strikezone in his career while holding batters to a .148 average on pitches out of the zone.

Weaknesses (2009-2013):

  • Batters hit .422/.560/.651 against him when they are ahead in the count
  • His overall swing and miss rate of 22.4% is in the bottom 30% of the sample size
  • His swing and miss rate on pitches in the zone (16.5%) is less than half of what it is on pitches out of the zone (34.2%)
  • 42.2% of his pitches have been put into play; that is in the bottom 20% of the sample size
  • Gets called strikes 30.5% of the times; that ranks in the bottom third of the sample size

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