Neil Ramírez
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 4" 215LBS | Age: 34
Draft: 2007 | Rd: C-A, #44, Texas Rangers | Kempsville (VA) HS
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2017 0 1 7.18 29 0 0 31.1 44 1.79
2018 0 3 4.54 47 0 0 41.2 51 1.30
2019 0 1 5.40 22 1 0 25 24 1.64
6 Seasons 4 8 4.46 185 1 3 179.2 211 1.42
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2017 29 0-1 7.18 31.1 44 1.79
2018 47 0-3 4.54 41.2 51 1.30
2019 22 0-1 5.40 25 24 1.64
6 Seasons 185 4-8 4.46 179.2 211 1.42
MLB Percentile Rankings
Pitch Distribution

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
LA Sweet-
Spot %
XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2015 26 251 39 3 7.7 5.1 93.2 108.4 18.1 30.8 .254 .468 .289 .335 .419 59.0 25.4 8.5 3.21 4.71
2016 27 465 65 10 15.4 9.3 91.9 112.3 22.2 30.8 .226 .522 .393 .373 .434 43.1 22.4 16.8 6.00 6.17
2017 28 641 87 7 8.0 4.6 86.1 111.6 21.4 37.9 .194 .361 .355 .298 .348 27.6 28.8 13.7 7.18 3.79
2018 29 747 108 11 10.2 6.1 88.4 110.1 20.1 34.3 .226 .426 .333 .323 .408 30.6 28.3 10.0 4.54 4.45
2019 30 461 73 7 9.6 6.3 88.2 108.9 28.1 31.5 .251 .509 .380 .358 .407 30.1 21.4 13.4 5.40 5.85
Player 2565 372 38 10.2 6.2 89.0 112.3 22.1 33.6 .226 .445 .353 .333 .399 34.9 25.9 12.6
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.5 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .316 .369 36.4 22.2 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Ramírez relies on 3 pitches.
Four Seamer
(55.7%) ,
Slider
(31.0%) ,
Curveball
(13.2%) ,


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Pitch Tracking



Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2015 38.5 20.5 30.8 10.3 33.3 28.2 38.5 2.6 28.2 30.8 25.6 5.1 7.7 5.1
2016 26.2 40.0 20.0 13.8 29.2 33.8 36.9 1.5 20.0 38.5 16.9 6.2 15.4 9.3
2017 31.0 32.2 23.0 13.8 32.2 35.6 29.9 1.1 25.3 40.2 21.8 3.4 8.0 4.6
2018 36.1 29.6 21.3 13.0 39.8 37.0 23.1 0.9 24.1 33.3 24.1 6.5 10.2 6.1
2019 23.3 39.7 19.2 17.8 37.0 37.0 26.0 0.0 16.4 45.2 21.9 6.8 9.6 6.3
Player 30.9 33.1 22.0 14.0 34.9 35.2 29.3 1.1 22.6 37.9 22.0 5.6 10.2 6.2
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.8 7.0 37.0 37.5 25.3 3.9 32.8 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 4.7
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Pitch Movement


How this works: Every pitch is affected by the forces of gravity, which means that every pitch drops on its way from the mound to the plate. These numbers are reported with gravity, which makes them larger and different than other pitch movement numbers you may have seen. Since gravity requires time, and slower pitches aren’t ‘better’ just because they have more time to move, the movement of a pitch is compared to ‘average’ movement by comparing it to other MLB pitch types within +/- 2 MPH and from within +/- 0.5 feet of extension and release.
Vertical Movement (inches) Horizontal Movement (inches)
Year Pitch Team Hand # MPH Inches of Drop vs Avg % vs Avg Inches of Break vs Avg % Break vs Avg
2019 4-Seam Fastball TOR R 257 94.4 11.8 3.2 21 6.4 -0.9 -13
2019 Slider TOR R 143 84.6 38.6 2.0 6 6.3 1.9 44
2019 Curveball TOR R 61 79.4 52.6 -1.7 -3 8.6 0.0 0
2018 4-Seam Fastball CLE R 252 95.2 12.1 2.7 18 5.8 -1.8 -24
2018 Sinker CLE R 175 95.4 12.5 -7.3 -37 8.5 -6.0 -41
2018 Slider CLE R 319 85.9 36.8 2.1 6 6.0 1.7 41
2017 4-Seam Fastball NYM R 119 93.1 9.3 4.8 34 2.2 -5.1 -70
2017 Curveball NYM R 125 78.4 50.4 -3.0 -6 4.0 -3.8 -48
2017 Sinker NYM R 191 93.2 12.8 -6.7 -34 9.0 -5.4 -38
2017 Changeup NYM R 5 86.9 18.3 -8.6 -32 13.5 0.0 0
2017 Slider NYM R 200 84.7 34.0 -0.9 -3 5.5 1.5 38
2016 Changeup MIN R 1 84.7 20.9 -9.6 -32 12.0 -0.7 -5
2016 Curveball MIN R 12 77.9 53.9 -2.5 -4 6.6 -3.0 -31
2016 4-Seam Fastball MIN R 268 92.6 13.0 3.1 19 3.2 -3.6 -53
2016 Slider MIN R 172 85.8 33.6 -1.2 -4 8.8 3.8 77
2015 Curveball CHC R 25 77.4 55.1 -2.4 -4 5.5 -4.6 -45
2015 Slider CHC R 62 85.7 34.8 -0.2 -1 7.5 2.7 55
2015 4-Seam Fastball CHC R 156 93.5 13.4 2.2 14 5.4 -1.0 -15
2015 Changeup CHC R 1 86.7 22.5 -6.2 -22 11.9 -0.5 -4
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2019 4-Seam Fastball -0.1 0 257 55.7 76 .254 .508 .376 29.3 21.1 21.6 .238 .470 .353 31.3
2019 Slider -2.4 -3 143 31.0 29 .308 .731 .434 37.1 24.1 14.9 .291 .666 .398 35.0
2019 Curveball -0.7 0 61 13.2 7 .333 .333 .357 13.0 14.3 5.9 .215 .248 .270 0.0
2018 Slider 1.0 3 319 42.7 90 .193 .313 .274 44.2 38.9 27.1 .190 .285 .244 22.9
2018 4-Seam Fastball -1.6 -4 252 33.7 49 .275 .675 .449 24.1 22.4 13.9 .266 .654 .441 44.8
2018 Sinker 1.0 2 175 23.4 40 .257 .543 .373 21.2 12.5 10.0 .265 .501 .362 29.0
2017 Slider 3.0 6 200 31.2 51 .140 .140 .216 40.4 39.2 26.3 .106 .133 .208 12.0
2017 Sinker -2.8 -5 191 29.8 39 .310 .586 .467 31.0 23.1 16.1 .171 .314 .313 28.6
2017 Curveball -1.6 -2 125 19.5 35 .303 .424 .339 19.5 25.7 29.0 .246 .391 .295 25.0
2017 4-Seam Fastball -7.0 -8 119 18.6 28 .435 .913 .589 17.7 21.4 13.3 .313 .804 .497 52.9
2017 Changeup 2.4 0 5 0.8 -- -- -- 25.0 -- -- -- -- -- --
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
! Note: To better align with other values, positive numbers (red) are good, and negative numbers (blue) are poor.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2014 177 746 6 7 -1 -4 9
2015 59 251 0 3 0 -1 1
2016 105 455 5 0 -2 -3 -1
2017 153 640 2 1 -9 -4 -10
2018 179 746 0 6 -2 -3 1
2019 112 461 -2 6 -5 -3 -4
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Strike % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2015 251 46.6 58.1 86.8 26.9 41.7 43.4 52.5 41.4 28.8 5.6 57.1
2016 465 46.5 71.8 78.7 27.7 62.3 38.5 64.5 48.2 25.9 7.5 91.4
2017 641 47.2 62.3 75.5 28.1 57.9 42.3 60.1 44.3 29.2 6.1 76.9
2018 747 49.5 74.1 77.4 31.0 48.7 41.6 60.9 52.3 31.2 8.7 78.5
2019 461 47.7 70.5 77.4 29.0 54.3 41.6 67.0 48.8 29.8 8.0 78.4
Player 2,565 47.8 68.6 78.0 28.9 53.7 41.4 61.6 47.9 29.3 7.4 78.9
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.4 57.9 42.6 60.9 47.2 24.8 7.3 76.2
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA /
xERA
xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
FB
Velo
FB
Spin
CB
Spin
Extension
2015 63 82 94
2016 44 80 74
2017 53 80 25 80
2018 83 92 75
2019 70 87 77 82
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2016 23.3 8 8.9 -1 2 7 3 37.5
2017 23.1 6 5.5 1 3 3 3 50.0
2018 22.0 9 8.4 1 7 2 6 66.7
2019 23.5 7 6.9 0 0 4 4 57.1
Player 22.9 30 29.7 0 12 16 16 53.3

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 8 10 7 9 10 9 10 9 9 8 9 10 8 7 9 9 5 9 9 10 8 9 10 11 9 8 10 10 9 9 7
2017 6 5 5 8 5 7 8 6 3 5 4 7 5 5 6 6 5 6 6 5 5 4 8 6 5 5 5 7 6 5 3
2018 9 9 8 11 9 8 8 7 7 7 8 10 10 7 8 9 7 8 8 10 8 10 12 8 7 8 7 8 9 8 8
2019 7 7 6 7 8 6 8 7 5 5 6 7 8 8 7 8 6 6 7 8 8 6 8 8 8 7 5 7 8 6 6
Player 30 31 26 35 32 30 34 29 24 25 27 34 31 27 30 32 23 29 30 33 29 29 38 33 29 28 27 32 32 28 24
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights, distances and environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 93.6 92.6 -1.0 93.1 0.5 95.3 2.2 94.4 -0.9
Offspeed Velocity 86.7 84.7 -2.0 86.9 2.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Breaking Velocity 83.0 85.3 2.3 82.3 -3.0 85.9 3.6 83.0 -2.9
Exit Velocity 93.2 91.9 -1.3 86.1 -5.8 88.4 2.3 88.2 -0.2
Launch Angle 18.1 22.2 4.1 21.4 -0.8 20.1 -1.3 28.1 8.0
Barrel % 7.7 15.4 7.7 8.0 -7.4 10.2 2.2 9.6 -0.6
Hard Hit % 59.0 43.1 -15.9 27.6 -15.5 30.6 3.0 30.1 -0.5
LA Sweet-Spot % 30.8 30.8 0.0 37.9 7.1 34.3 -3.6 31.5 -2.8
xBA .254 .226 -0.028 .194 -0.032 .226 0.032 .251 0.025
BA .231 .256 0.025 .273 0.017 .228 -0.045 .274 0.046
xwOBA .335 .373 0.038 .298 -0.075 .323 0.025 .358 0.035
wOBA .289 .393 0.104 .355 -0.038 .333 -0.022 .380 0.047
xSLG .468 .522 0.054 .361 -0.161 .426 0.065 .509 0.083
SLG .385 .593 0.208 .453 -0.140 .456 0.003 .558 0.102
K% 25.4 22.4 -3.0 28.8 6.4 28.3 -0.5 21.4 -6.9
BB% 8.5 16.8 8.3 13.7 -3.1 10.0 -3.7 13.4 3.4
Swing % 41.4 48.2 6.8 44.3 -3.9 52.3 8.0 48.8 -3.5
Whiff% 28.8 25.9 -2.9 29.2 3.3 31.2 2.0 29.8 -1.4
In Zone % 46.6 46.5 -0.1 47.2 0.7 49.5 2.3 47.7 -1.8
Out of Zone % 53.4 53.5 0.1 52.8 -0.7 50.5 -2.3 52.3 1.8
Out of Zone Swing % 26.9 27.7 0.8 28.1 0.4 31.0 2.9 29.0 -2.0
First Pitch Swing % 23.7 30.8 7.1 27.5 -3.3 32.4 4.9 37.5 5.1
First Pitch Strike % 52.5 64.5 12.0 60.1 -4.4 60.9 0.8 67.0 6.1
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2016 Shifts 104 .397 54 3 5.6 50 15 30.0
2017 Shifts 152 .349 88 1 1.1 64 13 20.3
2018 Shifts 179 .333 112 1 0.9 67 21 31.3
2019 Shifts 112 .380 61 3 4.9 51 26 51.0
! Note: Shifts are through the 2022 season, Shaded starting from the 2023 season, Shift: three or more infielders are on the same side of second base, Shade: positioned outside of their typical responsible slices of the field.
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Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2014 184 22.0 0.0% 4.3% 130 26.6 0.0% 25.4%
2015 93 21.6 3.2% 16.1% 33 22.7 12.1% 18.2%
2016 105 20.5 10.5% 4.8% 72 23.6 11.1% 15.3%
2017 155 19.2 7.1% 2.6% 141 22.3 0.0% 6.4%
2018 178 18.0 6.2% 0.0% 115 24.2 0.0% 13.9%
2019 115 18.4 9.6% 0.9% 73 22.4 0.0% 11.0%
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Pitch Distribution