A.J. Ramos, Relief Pitcher/Closer, Miami Marlins, #44


Date of Birth: 9/20/1986
Birthplace: Lubbock Texas
College: Texas Tech University
Current Salary: $6,550,000

A.J. Ramos, relief pitcher/closer for the Miami Marlins, was drafted by the Marlins in June, 2009. He played in their minor league system from 2009 through most of 2012. As a minor leaguer, he pitched 211.1 innings in 178 games and he had a 9-16 record, 83 saves, and 288 strikeouts to 86 walks.

Ramos first joined the Marlins for 11 games in 2012. The following season, he pitched 80.0 innings out of the Marlins' bullpen. In 68 games in 2012, he had a 3-4 record and a 3.15 ERA. He had better numbers in 2014, finishing the season with a 7-0 record and a 2.11 ERA in 64.0 innings in 68 games.

Ramos was the Marlin's closer in 2015. He finished the season with 32 saves, 87 strikeouts to 26 walks, and a 2.30 ERA in 70.1 innings in 71 games.

In 2016, Ramos had a 2.81 ERA in 67 games. He finished the season with 1 win to 4 losses, 40 saves, and 73 strikeouts to 35 walks in 64.0 innings.

Career pitching statistics for Ramos through 2016 include:

  • 285 games played
  • 287.2 innings pitched
  • 13-12 win-loss record
  • 72 saves
  • 332 strikeouts to 151 walks
  • 2.66 ERA

Sources for Information
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Baseball Reference - A.J. Ramos