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Hanley Ramirez (SS,LF)

Boston Red Sox - 100% owned

Bats: R, Throws: R

Tuesday against the Rays, Hanley Ramirez went 2-for-4 with a stolen base. The stolen base was his first of the year, and he is now hitting .269 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: Ramirez is not the speed threat he was early in his career when he was a lock to steal between 20-30 bases, but he can still swipe a bag here and there. After all he did steal 14 last season with the Dodgers. Its possible that Ramirez could still get double digit steals in 2015 as he knows how to pick his spots coupled with the Red Sox highly efficient (10-for-10 in SB's in 2015) and aggressive approach on the base paths.


Category: Game Recaps

Hanley Ramirez (illness) expects to play Tuesday in Boston's series-opener versus the Rays. (Source: Gordon Edes on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Hanley Ramirez left in the third inning of Monday's game which turned out to be an illness. He should be ready to play Tuesday but keep an eye on his status closer to game time.


Category: , Injury Updates

Hanley Ramirez hit his fourth home run of the season on Wednesday in the Red Sox loss to the Nationals. Ramirez currently has a .278 average to go with a .953 OPS and nine RBI's through 8 games played.

Fantasy Impact: Thus far this season Ramirez has put up good numbers for an outfielder, so that fact the he is probably starting at short stop in most leagues is huge bonus for owners. He has shown throughout his career the ability to stay hot for prolonged periods when he's healthy and right now he is healthy. Keep him in your line-up as long he's on the field.


Category: , Game Recaps

Hanley Ramirez shifted from the left field to third base Tuesday against the Nationals after Pablo Sandoval left the game for precautionary reasons. Sandoval had been hit in the foot by a pitch in the previous inning.

Fantasy Impact: Normally, super utility man Brock Holt would have been called upon to take over at third, but with him already at short for an ailing Bogaerts, the Red Sox had few options. While its Boston's preference that Hanley spend as much time in left field as possible, Tuesday's emergency fill-in shows that its possible Ramirez could pick up some games at third throughout the season. Keep an eye on this and check your league rules as Hanley may sneak in some third base eligibility for this season or next.


Category: , Game Recaps

Hanley Ramirez had a CT scan done on his right foot after the game on Monday, and the exam came back negative. Manager John Farrell expects him to be in the lineup Tuesday. (Source: Brain MacPherson on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Hanley Ramirez had to leave Monday's game after fouling a ball off of his right foot. It looks like he is ok after the exam. Check in to see if he actually plays on Tuesday. With the Red Sox depth they can afford to give him a night off.


Category: , Injury Updates

Hanley Ramirez's first game with the Red Sox was huge going 2-for-5 with a grand slam and another solo shot in Boston's 8-0 win over the Phillies.

Fantasy Impact: If Hanley Ramirez can stay healthy this year he may finally put up numbers that could make him an MVP candidate. He is in a good hitting park and in the middle of a strong lineup.


Category: , Game Recaps

Red Sox manager John Farrell has nothing but good things to report so far this spring in regards the Hanley Ramirez and his presence in the Boston clubhouse. Ramirez to his credit said that during his time in the Marlins and Dodgers organizations he learned a lot about how to prioritize the team's interest over his own. (Source: Brian MacPherson - Providence Journal)

Fantasy Impact: Attitude is not something that necessary shows up in the stat line in a quantifiable way. However, reports like these are certainly encouraging considering the organization and position changes Ramirez made this off season. While he's not the all around fantasy stud he was his first 5 season in Miami, Ramirez was still good enough to post a 132 OPS+ in 449 AB's with the Dodgers last season. Production like that easily slides him into the top tier for fantasy baseball shortstops.


Category: , Rumors

Returning to the team that originally drafted him, new Boston outfielder Hanley Ramirez seems to have matured and found a new perspective on his baseball career. (Source: Rob Bradford - WEEI)

Fantasy Impact: Mature or not, Hanley Ramirez can hit. The question has always been his health. The move to the outfield could reduce the everyday wear and tear that wore Ramirez down while manning shortstop. If so, a monster year could follow for the 31 year old who will still retain his SS eligibility in 2015.


Category: , Rumors

Hanley Ramirez is planning on arriving in Fort Myers on Feb. 9, about two weeks before position players are due to report. That will give Ramirez additional time to get work in at his new position, left field. But even before he arrives for spring training, his preparation has already begun. Ramirez has been working out in the outfield in his native Dominican Republic for several weeks now. "I've een working on balls [hit] over my head and [moving] side-to-side,'' said Ramirez at the Red Sox' Winter Weekend at Foxwoods Casino, "and hitting the cutoff man. I think if I put in all the work in that I need to put to get better, it's not going to be that hard.'' Ramirez has brief experience playing the outfield in Instructional League and winter ball and thinks he can make the transition successfully. (Source: CSNNE)

Fantasy Impact: Hanley Ramirez starting training camp two weeks early is great news for Red Sox fans and fantasy owners. Ramirez has never been known for his effort and dedication so to hear that he is committed to learning a new position could mean a new attitude. Ramirez could be primed for a huge year if he can stay healthy and is able to learn left field.


Though John Farrell won't submit a lineup card in a regular-season game until April 6, the manager already has a pretty good idea of the way he plans on slotting his Red Sox players. In a radio interview with WEEI on Thursday night, Farrell revealed that he's leaning toward putting Hanley Ramirez in the cleanup spot. Farrell likes the left-right balance he could have in the middle of the order, with lefty David Ortiz batting third, followed by Ramirez (right-handed), Pablo Sandoval (switch-hitter) and Mike Napoli (righty). "The one thing that clearly stands out is we have balance left- and right-handed," Farrell said. "I have always liked David in the No. 3 hole. You know he is going to come up in the first inning. I think Hanley gives David some protection behind him. Then you start to create some protection, and we want to keep Sandoval on the left side of the plate as much as possible." (Source:

Fantasy Impact: The biggest key with Hanley Ramirez is staying healthy. He has proven in his previous stops that when he can stay on the field he is a dominant hitter. If Ramirez bats cleanup in the revamped Red Sox lineup he could be a top 10 fantasy player. Having shortstop eligibility as well as gaining outfield eligibility this season makes him even more intriguing. It will be a roll of the dice when drafting Ramirez this year. Fantasy owners who take the risk will be hoping for Ramirez to be able to stay in this lineup and have a monster year.