Hanley Ramirez – What to Expect in 2009?

There was an interesting analysis of Hanley Ramirez’s numbers over at The Hardball Times by Derek Carty. Carty did the analysis to address the perception that Hanley Ramirez is the #1 player to be chosen in fantasy leagues. He basically says, Hanley’s great but his numbers don’t reflect a consensus #1 player. In fact they may be comparable to Jose Reyes for 2009. Below in the chart, I recreate some of his statistics and include Miguel Cabrera and Albert Pujols for comparison purposes.

After doing so, the following stands out:

  • Cabrera and Ramirez’s numbers are remarkably consistent. It will be interesting to see how much Ramirez hitting 3rd will bring their runs scored and RBI numbers closer together.
  • Neither one comes close to Albert Pujols, who is just into what should be the prime of his career – ages 28 to 32. The best ever talk is not an exaggeration with Pujols.
  • Ramirez’s low RBI numbers are good evidence that those numbers are very dependent on the the team’s on-base percentage.
  • The Ramirez of 2007 justifies the confidence in his greatness. In 2008, he came back to the field, just slightly. So 2009 will answer the question; Which year was the better reflection of his talent?
  • As a fan, I think we in Miami have it pretty good. There’s a chance to have the Dwayne Wade of MLB play his entire career here–relax, I said there was a ‘chance.’

    Great source for looking up all sorts of statistics and analysis:
    The Hardball Times

Click on chart to enlarge

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One Response to Hanley Ramirez – What to Expect in 2009?

  1. Anonymous says:

    “As a fan, I think we in Miami have it pretty good. There’s a chance to have the Dwayne Wade of MLB play his entire career here–relax, I said there was a ‘chance.'”Very nice for you to acknowledge D. Wade’s amazing talents in conjunction with Hanley’s amazing potential.As a S. Florida local and as a sports fan in general I hope you are right. It will be a pleasure to se Hanley grow as a professional and person, similar to what we have seen Wade do in recent years. Ala Dan Marion and Alonzo Mourning, this town has had its share of sport heroes and I’ve enjoyed watching/cheering for them. Now if only Chad Henne can get some playing time with the Dolphins, we might have the trifecta of young promising talents in all major sports in Miami. Hanley, Dwayne and Chad FTW!

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