Jose Ramirez, Shortstop, Cleveland Indians, #11


Date of Birth: 9/17/1992
Birthplace: Bani, Dominican Republic

Jose Ramirez, shortstop for the Cleveland Indians, signed with the Indians in 2009. He played in the Indians' minor league system from 2011 through part of 2014. In 291 games, he had 370 hits, 114 RBIs, 86 stolen bases, 114 strikeouts to 96 walks, and a .306 batting average. As a second baseman, he made 563 assists, 117 double plays, 365 putouts, and 23 errors in 199 games.

Ramirez joined the Indians for 15 games in 2013. He played in 68 games in 2014 and he finished with 62 hits, 10 doubles, 10 stolen bases, and a .262 batting average. As a shortstop, he made 55 assists, 34 double plays, 76 putouts, and 4 errors in 56 games.

Ramirez played in 97 games with the Indians in 2015. He finished the season with 69 hits and a .219 batting average. Defensively, he played at second base (33 games), third base (13 games), and shortstop (46 games).

Ramirez had a strong first full season in the major leagues in 2016. He batted .312 in 152 games and he had 176 hits, 46 doubles, 22 stolen bases, and 76 RBIs. Defensively, as the Indians' third baseman in 117 games, he made 174 assists, 54 putouts, and 5 errors. In the postseason, he batted .268 with 15 hits, including 2 doubles and a home run, and 3 RBIs in 56 at-bats in 15 games.

Ramirez signed a five-year, $26 million contract extension with the Indians on March 24, 2017.

Career batting statistics for Ramirez through 2016 include:

  • 332 games played
  • 311 hits
  • 120 RBIs
  • 138 strikeouts to 91 walks
  • .275 batting average

Career fielding statistics for Ramirez as an infielder through 2016 include:

  • 58 games played at second base, 132 games played at third base, 109 games played at shortstop
  • 595 assists
  • 244 putouts
  • 22 errors

Sources for Information
Wikipedia - Jose Ramirez
ESPN - Jose Ramirez
Baseball Reference - Jose Ramirez