Alexei Ramirez
Alexei Ramirez

Alexei Ramirez (SS)

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Alexei Ramirez signed by Rays

Thu, Sep 8th 5:34pm EDT
By Kerry Thomas

With the season ending surgery to SS Matt Duffy, the Rays have signed veteran Alexei Ramirez to fill in for the rest of the season. Ramirez is not expected to be a solution at SS past this season. (Source: Marc Topkin via Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Ramirez will have little fantasy impact this season. This also assures the Rays will not be calling up IF Tim Beckham from AAA, who could have auditioned for a larger role next year.

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Alexei Ramirez went 2-for-4 on Sunday against the Rockies, with one run scored, one RBI, and his sixth stolen base of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Ramirez doesn't do much to help fantasy owners, but he's at least on pace for 15 steals now. He's a decent NL-only option, but probably isn't in consideration for a roster spot in mixed leagues outside those with a deep bench.

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Alexei Ramirez quietly heating up

Wed, Jun 8th 10:45am EDT
By Dan Harris

Alexei Ramirez went 1-for-3 with a run scored and a stolen base on Tuesday against the Braves. Ramirez now has a 10-game hitting streak.

Fantasy Impact: Ramirez isn't going to wow you with his numbers, but after an ice cold start is now at least on pace for eight homers and 14 steals. He's someone you can plug into your middle infield slot in mixed leagues if you just need someone to hold the fort for a few weeks.

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Alexei Ramirez went 3-for-5 with three runs scored, five RBI, and two home runs on Wednesday against the Mariners.

Fantasy Impact: On the list of players who had a chance to hit two home runs in a game in 2016, Ramirez would have been at the bottom. He now has three home runs and 22 RBI on the season, hardly the numbers of a power hitter. It's worth noting that all three of Ramirez's home runs have come in the last four games, and he's a notoriously slow starter. He could become a relevant middle infield option in mixed leagues if he gets hot.

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Alexei Ramirez went 1-for-4 on Sunday against the Diamondbacks, including his first home run of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Ramirez's days of being relevant in mixed leagues are over, but it's worth noting that he generally hits better toward the second half of the season. He can be on your radar in NL-only leagues, but is still far from being a reliable option.

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Ramirez did leave Tuesday's game early because of an injury. Today seems to be a mix of a routine day off and recovery from injury. (Source: MLBLineups on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Ramirez should not be on your fantasy team so his absence in the lineup should have no impact on you. Rosales will replace Ramirez in the Padres lineup.

Alexei Ramirez was removed from Tuesday's game against the Cubs after an RBI-double with what the Padres announced was a hamstring cramp.

Fantasy Impact: Ramirez said after the game that the injury was minor, and that he expects to be back in the lineup on Wednesday. To the extent you're relying on Ramirez as a low-end middle infield option, it doesn't sound like there's any reason to be concerned.

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Alexei Ramirez went 2-for-3 with a stolen base on Friday night against the Mets. Ramirez now has three steals on the season.

Fantasy Impact: The question was only whether Ramirez could get on base against Noah Syndergaard. If he did, it was a good bet he would steal a base, as Syndergaard is notoriously slow to the plate. Ramirez doesn't provide much in the way of counting stats, but should be good for 10-15 steals on the season.

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Alexei Ramirez knocks in a run

Wed, May 4th 12:02pm EDT
By Dan Harris

Alexei Ramirez went 1-for-4 on Tuesday against the Rockies, including his ninth RBI of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Ramirez's numbers are pretty bland, and he doesn't add many counting stats playing on a poor Padres team. He's a low-end middle infield option at best.

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Alexei Ramirez was one of the Padres' few bright spots on Tuesday against Johnny Cueto, going 2-for-3. Ramirez has raised his average to .250.

Fantasy Impact: Cueto stifled the Padres all night, so it was nice to see Ramirez hit a few balls hard and tally a couple of hits. Ramirez has been heating up a bit lately, and his average has reached a season high. He's just a very low middle-infield option at this point.

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Alexei Ramirez went 2-for-4 against the Pirates on Wednesday night with two runs and two RBI. He is batting .241 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: Like the entire Padres offense, Ramirez started slow, but has shown signs of turning things around lately. Even with the improving performance, given his middling power and speed, Ramirez is only a low-end middle infield option.

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Alexei Ramirez, like most Padre players, is struggling to find his stroke at the plate here early in the season as he has gone 0-for-10 in his first three games. Look for him to get it going when the Padres arrive in Colorado for a weekend series with the Rockies.

Fantasy Impact: Alexei can be considered a low-end option for fantasy teams who need a backup shortstop. He should provide an average source of runs, RBI, and average in his first season as a Padre.

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Alexei Ramirez is having a decent spring with an average of .318 as well as 14 hits, nine RBI, and one homerun.

Fantasy Impact: 34 year-old Ramirez did not have the best fantasy season last year. Being with a new organization may help his numbers go up a little bit, but do not think he will have fantasy significance in any league format this season.

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Ramirez stayed hot on Saturday by going 2-for-4 with three RBI and a run scored. In his past 7 games, he has gone 15-for-28 with nine runs scored and six RBI.

Fantasy Impact: He is certainly producing for his owners at the moment and if you have been riding this hot streak, good for you.

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Ramirez wemt 4-for-5 with three runs scored and two RBI. He also steals his 16th base of the season.

Fantasy Impact: It was a great performance but outside of the steals, Ramirez is a disappointment this season.

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Ramirez went 2-for-3 with a walk in the 6-4 victory. He scored a run and drove one in. The RBI was his 49th of the season.

Fantasy Impact: He has a low batting average and his RBI numbers don't dazzle you. If he is a viable option, it is due to the lower performance standards for shortstops in fantasy.

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Alexei Ramirez's six-game hitting streak was snapped Wednesday. The SS went 0-for-4 in the team's lost to the Red Sox.

Fantasy Impact: Despite the fact that Ramirez has only gone hitless in six games this month, he's still only posted a .256 batting average in August. He posted solid totals in July, but he seems to be coming back down to Earth in August. Still, he's shown improvement over the last two months compared to his awful start to the season.

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The White Sox lost in a close game to the Angels on Wednesday night. It was a night where both teams could not produce runs. In the 1-0 loss, Alexei Ramirez did nothing at the plate to help his team. Ramirez went 0-for-3 with a strikeout.

Fantasy Impact: Alexei Ramirez has been a disappointment for fantasy owners this season. He has been better over the last thirty games, but has not lived up to expectations. Ramirez has hit six HR in the last 30 games and has an .OPS of .807 over that span. However, if you look at his numbers compared to his career averages, he is nowhere near where he should be. He is .036 below his career batting average, .047 below his OBP and .098 below his career OPS. Ramirez has worked his way down the lineup and now has little value compared to where he was drafted in most leagues. He has some value against LHP in daily leagues if you need a lower salary option at the position.

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Alexei Ramirez did not contribute at the plate during the White Sox victory on Sunday. Ramirez had a great amount of success in the series against Cleveland, except in the last game. On Sunday, Ramirez went 0-for-4 with a strikeout.

Fantasy Impact: Alexei Ramirez showed his inconsistency once again on Sunday. During the first three games of the series with Cleveland, Ramirez went 6-for-13 with two doubles, a HR, three runs scored, and five RBI. Then during the last game of the series he goes hitless. Ramirez has the ability to be a force in fantasy at the short-stop position. He has seen an uptick in performance and could make for a decent option when the matchup is right. Sunday's performance aside, Ramirez has slashed .276/.295/.431 over the last 15 games. During that span, he has two HR, eight RBI, two walks, and four steals. Ramirez is hard to predict, but if he keeps performing like he has the last 15 games, he will force himself back into the fantasy discussion.

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Alexei Ramirez hit one of four HR by the White Sox on Thursday. With help from the long ball, the White Sox topped the Indians 8-1. Ramirez played a big part in that as he went 2-for-4 with a HR, three RBI, and a run scored.

Fantasy Impact: This was probably one of the best performances by Alexei Ramirez all year. Statistically he had an amazing fantasy day. The problem is that games like this do not happen often for Ramirez. Keep an eye on him though. Ramirez has potential to heat up and hopefully this is the start of him turning the corner. He has a slash line of .283/.316/.415 over the last 15 games. Over that time he has two HR, six RBI, and three stolen bases.

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Alexei Ramirez was able to get a hit Tuesday, but did not do much else to help his team. The White Sox fell to the Cardinals 8-5 Tuesday night. During that game, Ramirez went 1-for-4 with a strikeout.

Fantasy Impact: Alexei Ramirez has not lived up to expectations this season. He has dropped off drastically and finds himself hitting toward the bottom of the lineup. Ramirez has slumped his way into having no fantasy value other than a low-cost, high-risk option in daily leagues.

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The White Sox had won 10 of their last 15 games before the All-Star break. It seems they have lost their mojo. They have lost four of their last five games, and it has to do with the fact that they cannot produce runs. Alexei Ramirez has not helped their cause. On Sunday, the shortstop went 0-for-3 from the plate.

Fantasy Impact: Alexei Ramirez was showing signs of life before the All-Star break, but has struggled mightily as of late. Over the last seven games he is sporting a .154 batting average. With better options available at shortstop, Ramirez should be benched or cut right now. Even when Ramirez does hit, the White Sox run potential is limited and he has limited opportunities to produce fantasy points. In DFS leagues, look to guys like Brad Miller or Alcides Escobar who tend to bat at the top of the lineup.

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Alexei Ramirez has been better as of late, but he could not get it done on Sunday. It seems no one on the White Sox could hit against Jake Arrieta as the White Sox could only muster two hits. Ramirez went 0-for-3 against the Cubs on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Alexei Ramirez has looked much better lately, but he might be cooling back down. Over the weekend, Ramirez went 1-for-11 with a run scored and an RBI. It will be wise to wait and see how Ramirez comes out of the gate after the All-Star break before playing him again; he has not been the same hitter this year.

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Alexei Ramirez has had a rough season, but he seems to be heating up lately. On Wednesday, Ramirez snagged another hit. He went 1-for-5 with a run scored.

Fantasy Impact: Alexei Ramirez now has a seven game hitting streak. Over those seven games, he has a .435 batting average and a 1.002 OPS. Play Ramirez during this hot streak. He also makes for a great value play in DFS. Hitters usually go through spurts and Ramirez is hitting in bunches right now. If he bats sixth, he almost becomes a must play until his hitting drops off.

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Alexei Ramirez has been hitting well lately. He had a multi-hit game on Monday night. He finished the night 2-for-3, and grabbed his fifteenth double.

Fantasy Impact: Alexei Ramirez has recorded a hit in his last five games; two of those games were multi-hit games. Over the last seven games, Ramirez has seven hits with one run, two walks, and a stolen base. Over the same time, Ramirez is hitting .304. The downside to Ramirez is his spot in the lineup. Even with these recent games he is not producing runs or RBI. He makes for a good play in deeper leagues or a low-cost option in daily leagues.

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Alexei Ramirez has been hitting better lately. On Sunday, Ramirez went 1-for-2 and took a walk. Unfortunately, the White Sox had little offense and lost 9-1 to Baltimore.

Fantasy Impact: Alexei Ramirez has now recorded a hit in every game in July. Hopefully, this is a good sign for the struggling short-stop. Ramirez has now upped his batting average to .221. The White Sox are hoping to see him heat up as they stumble through this tough season. Ramirez can be a low-price option in DFS leagues and is currently a bench player in standard league formats.

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There is no question about how bad Alexei Ramirez has been lately, but maybe Wednesday night was a sign of change to come. Ramirez went 2-for-3 with a walk and run scored. Ramirez also hit his fourteenth double on the season.

Fantasy Impact: Alexei Ramirez has had an awful June. He hit under .200 and had a slugging percentage of .222. Ramirez has been a disappointment this year. Hopefully, this performance is a sign that July will be better for him. At this point, Ramirez has very little fantasy value.

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Alexi Ramirez with a cold stretch

Mon, Jun 29th 12:10am EDT
By Jamie Mellor

Alexi Ramirez is 1-for-18 in his last five games.

Fantasy Impact: Alexi Ramirez was coming off a good season and was highly drafted in drafts this season. To this point in the season, he has not produced. Right now, he is a deep league player that medium league teams with SS issues need to keep an eye on in case he returns to last season's form.

Alexi Rameriz went 1-for-3 on Monday, which was half of the hits by the White Sox Monday.

Fantasy Impact: He has a three game hitting streak but for the season he has been a disappointment. He should be rostered in most leagues but he needs to produce more like last season before he should start in non-deep leagues.

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Alexi Ramirez was coming off a strong season and so his draft stock rose. This season has been a disappointment as he has struggled to get on-base and to score runs.

Fantasy Impact: The average and runs scored are the major concern as his stolen base and RBI are not that far off his pace of last season. He also has seen a sharp decline in his HR production. SS is a shallow enough position that even with his struggles, there is a place for him on someone's roster in most medium or deeper leagues.

Alexei Ramirez was 2-for-5 on Tuesday against the Blue Jays. He managed to fill up the box score with a steal, a run scored and a run driven in.

Fantasy Impact: Ramirez has been showing flashes of his potential here and there recently, but he remains a bit of a disappointment for fantasy owners. Shortstop is a shallow position in 2015, so owners may just have to wait for Ramirez to figure it out.

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Alexei Ramirez went 1-for-4 in the White Sox win over the Brewers on Wednesday night. Ramirez has now hit safely in eight straight games.

Fantasy Impact: Ramirez is beginning to look like the player he was expected to be in 2015. Ramirez was widely considered a top 5 shortstop coming into the season, but a slow start has dropped him in the rankings. This hot streak could be a sign that Ramirez is still capable of fulfilling his potential.

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Alexei Ramirez put the White Sox ahead with a sacrifice fly in the top of the eight inning Tuesday night in their win over the Brewers. The Sox added an insurance run and went on to win 4-2. Ramirez was 1-for-3 with a run and an RBI in the game.

Fantasy Impact: Ramirez is now 10-for-30 with a pair of homers in his last eight games and appears to be getting hot. If you've been stashing him, it is time to put him back in your lineup. Also, he should be a good, cheap daily play.

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Alexei Ramirez collected his first stolen base of the season against the Tigers on Wednesday night. Ramirez was 1-for-4 in the contest.

Fantasy Impact: It was nice to see Ramirez off an running and owners will hope for more of the same. Ramirez has had over 20 steals in each of the last three seasons, but he will need to reach base more often if he hopes to repeat that in 2015.

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Alexei Ramirez hitless again

Tue, May 5th 10:58pm EDT
By Scott Brownley

Alexei Ramirez failed to reach base Tuesday night in the White Sox win over the Tigers. Ramirez was 0-for-3 with two strike outs.

Fantasy Impact: Ramirez is still struggling to find his swing early in the season. If you have other options at shortstop, it is probably time to explore them. Ramirez is worth stashing on your bench because of what he has done in the past, but he is simply not producing so far this year.

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Alexei Ramirez went 0-for-4 in Friday night's contest with the Minnesota Twins. He was not alone in his struggles, as most of the White Sox hitters managed just six hits in the game.

Fantasy Impact: Ramirez's 0-for-4 takes him down below the Mendoza line at .197 for the season. Hitting in the two-hole ups his value, but Ramirez is a bit of a concern at this point and it may be time to think about other options in shallow leagues.

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Alexei Ramirez went 0-for-3 in the only game of the series with the Orioles in front of an empty Camden Yards. He left a runner on, and also had a strikeout charged to him.

Fantasy Impact: It has been a bizarre week on the baseball front in Baltimore, including the historic game Wednesday in front of zero spectators. May couldnt come sooner for the slow-starting short stop who's batting average has dropped to .194.

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Alexei Ramirez was one of six White Sox hitters that had multiple hits in the 6-0 series winner in Chicago Wednesday against the Indians. Ramirez also had a pair of strikeouts in the series winner.

Fantasy Impact: It was a welcomed sight for owners to see Alexei get some hits in a game against the Cy Young winner Corey Kluber. Ramirez has been hitting the ball hard consistently over the last week, and a breakout could be on the horizon.

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Alexei Ramirez added a double in his 1-4 effort against Cleveland. Ramirez tried to spark the struggling White Sox offense when he stretched a single into two-bases. He also contributed 1 of the team's 15 strikeouts.

Fantasy Impact: Ramirez is well-known for not hitting particularly well until the warmer Summer months. However, most owners would expect him to be above the 'Mendoza Line' at this point. Keep him on your team as May should prove to be a better month for the 2014 'Silver Slugger' winner.

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Alexei Ramirez has had an average start to the season. However, he came up big with a double in the ninth to help the White Sox steal a win from the Indians. His double was his only hit in the game, but he recorded two RBIs and a run scored.

Fantasy Impact: Ramirez has started somewhat slow, but he will be fine. He has knocked in eight RBIs on the season. Ramirez is an above average fantasy shortstop who can produce occasionally elite numbers. Ramirez is a starting shortstop for most fantasy rosters.

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Alexei Ramirez finished Sunday's game with two walks and no hits. The White Sox did not have many chances at the plate as they were shut down and lost 9-1 against the Tigers.

Fantasy Impact: Ramirez finished the weekend with one hit, three walks, a run scored, and an RBI. He is currently below average for the season in both batting avg. and OPS. Ramirez has still been a consistent shortstop in fantasy. Ride out his early season struggles and look for his numbers to increase as it warms up outside.

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Alexei Ramirez had a solid outing at the plate on Wednesday. He went 2-for-4 with one RBI and one strikeout.

Fantasy Impact: Alexei Ramirez has been spotty to start the season. He has four games without a hit and four games with one or more hits. Do not worry though, he will get his career averages. Ramirez is an above average shortstop and should start on most fantasy rosters.

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Alexei Ramirez recorded his first hit of the season on Thursday. Ramirez went 1-for-3 with an RBI single. The RBI was Ramirez's second RBI of the season; he had a sacrifice fly on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: The White Sox and Ramirez are off to a slow slugging start. Hopefully now that Ramirez recorded his first hit, he will start improving on his stats. Ramirez had a good spring and should be a valuable asset in fantasy this year.

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Alexei Ramirez and the White Sox could not do much against last year's American League Champions. Ramirez went 0-for-3 and left a batter on base.

Fantasy Impact: Alexei Ramirez had a solid spring and should play well for fantasy owners this season. Ramirez has a career batting average of .276 and an OPS average of .718. Look for the White Sox's shortstop to top 10 HRs and 60 RBIs this season.

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White Sox SS Alexei Ramirez hitting .400 with seven RBI this spring. (Source: Daryl Van Schouwen on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Alexei Ramirez is off to a strong start this spring, hitting .400 with seven RBI. In 2015, look for a move down in the lineup, which will only add to his RBI potential. Draft Ramirez in the middle rounds with confidence.

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Alexei Ramirez finally had another good season at shortstop. However, his numbers are skewed by a hot start. In the first two months of last season, Ramirez hit .329 with seven of his 15 home runs and 11 of his 21 steals. After that his numbers came back down to reality. (Source: CBS Sports)

Fantasy Impact: Alexei Ramirez was a top five shortstop in points last season. However, he did not help owners as much after his hot start. The likely hood of Ramirez repeating his fantasy performance from last season is slim. If you can get him later in the draft he is worth it, but if you have to use a first-half draft pick for him, do not. Other serviceable shortstops will be available later.