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2014 Avg.
.277
 
Career Avg.
.277
Name  Alexei Ramirez
Born  9/22/1981
Height  6-2
Weight  175
Number  10
Position  SS
Bats  R
Throws  R
Cold7/13/2014 12:52:00 PM
Description: White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez (back) is not in the lineup Sunday.
Insight: Ramirez left Saturday's game with back stiffness. He made the All-Star team because his first two months were very strong, but he's batted .212 with one homer and a .534 OPS over his last 38 games.
 
7/12/2014 4:15:00 PM
Description: White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez left Saturday's game for a pinch runner in the fourth inning.
Insight: It appears to be a back issue. His hot April (.351) and May (.305) is a thing of the past as he hit just .230 in 24 June and .178 in 11 July games.
 
6/28/2014 11:10:00 AM
Description: White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez is not in the starting lineup for Saturday's game with Toronto.
Insight: His hot April (.351) and May (.305) is a thing of the past as he's hit just .211 in 24 June games and probably needs the break.
 
6/15/2014 11:19:00 AM
Description: In 45 at-bats against Royals starter James Shields, White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez has batted .422 with a double, a triple and two homers.
Insight: Ramirez is having his best all-around season, hitting .309 with seven home runs, 36 RBI, 35 runs an 12 steals.
 
6/13/2014 11:37:00 AM
Description: Chicago shortstop Alexei Ramirez is just 7-for-42 (.167) against Royals right-hander Jeremy Guthrie.
Insight: Ramirez is hitting .311 with seven homers, 36 RBI and 12 steals, but this is an extremely unfavorable matchup for the second day in a row.
 
6/12/2014 12:06:00 PM
Description: Chicago shortstop Alexei Ramirez is just 5-for-47 (.105) against Tigers starter Max Scherzer.
Insight: Ramirez is hitting .312 with seven homers, 36 RBI and 12 steals, but this is an extremely unfavorable matchup.
 
6/11/2014 10:28:00 AM
Description: Chicago shortstop Alexei Ramirez has picked up just 16 hits in 64 at-bats (.250) with two extra-base hits against Tigers starter Justin Verlander.
Insight: Ramirez is hitting .310 with seven homers and 12 steals this season and Verlander has struggled lately, but Ramirez' sample size against Verlander is relatively large and he hasn't done well.
 
6/8/2014 10:46:00 AM
Description: Chicago shortstop Alexei Ramirez has collected seven hits in 18 at-bats against Angels starter C.J. Wilson.
Insight: The righty-swinging Ramirez has been much better against right-handed pitchers than lefties this season, but he's been the opposite in previous years and will get to face Wilson Sunday. The shortstop hasn't tailed off after a hot start and is still batting .321 with seven homers, 36 RBI, 34 runs and 12 steals.
 
5/21/2014 2:00:00 PM
Description: Chicago shortstop Alexei Ramirez owns a .320 batting average this season but that's unlikely to improve Wednesday with Jeremy Guthrie pitching for Kansas City.
Insight: Ramirez has scattered just seven hits in 41 career at bats against the right-hander. Fantasy owners would be wise to avoid this unfavorable matchup.
 
Hot5/19/2014 10:40:00 AM
Description: White Sox SS Alexei Ramirez is a career .444 hitter (8-for-18) against Royals left-hander Jason Vargas.
Insight: Ramirez is in the middle of his best career start, batting .320 with five homers, 28 RBI and an .830 OPS. Add in a strong wind blowing out to left field, with a hot hitter and a favorable matchup and you have a must-start candidate.
 
5/9/2014 11:00:00 PM
Description: White Sox SS Alexei Ramirez went 2-for-4 with a triple, a home run and four RBI Friday against Arizona.
Insight: He went 4-for-5 Thursday to snap out of a 2-for-19 slump. Prior to Friday, he hadn't homered since April 16. The shortstop is batting .342 with five home runs, 25 RBI, 24 runs and five steals this season.
 
5/9/2014 9:39:00 AM
Description: White Sox SS Alexei Ramirez bashed four hits Thursday in a loss to the Cubs.
Insight: He had been two for his last 19 so it's good to see Ramirez getting back on track. His .338 average this season is second-best in the American League.
 
5/6/2014 1:32:00 PM
Description: White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez will be searching for his first hit against Cubs starter Edwin Jackson when the two square off Tuesday night.
Insight: Ramirez is 0-for-17 against Jackson and he also went 1-for-13 with five Ks in his last three games. He's had a terrific season (.328, 4 HR, 19 RBI, 19 R, 5 SB) but should be avoided Tuesday.
 
5/3/2014 11:35:00 AM
Description: White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez hasn't had much luck against Indians starter Justin Masterson in his career.
Insight: Ramirez is 9-for-21 against him with seven strikeouts (.176 AVG). With Masterson (0-1, 4.84 ERA) throwing for Cleveland on Saturday, Ramirez (.356, 4 HR, 19 RBI) isn't likely to extend his hitting streak to six games.
 
Hot5/2/2014 9:54:00 AM
Description: Its a small sample size, but Chicago shortstop Alexei Ramirez is 6-for-7 (.857) with a home run and a 2.286 OPS versus Cleveland starter Danny Salazar.
Insight: We have seen the best of Ramirez over these opening 29 games this season. He's batting .351 with four homers, 19 RBI and a career-high .910 OPS. Fantasy owners have been waiting six years for this type of production. He's a must start on Friday.
 
4/30/2014 11:25:00 AM
Description: Chicago shortstop Alexei Ramirez will have a tough matchup Wednesday when he faces Tigers right-hander Max Scherzer.
Insight: Tough is an understatement. This is more like impossible. Ramirez has managed just four hits in 44 lifetime at bats with Scherzer throwing (.091 AVG). Obviously that doesn't bode well for fantasy owners.
 
4/27/2014 11:13:00 AM
Description: Be cautious in using White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez on Sunday. He's only a .174 career hitter against Rays left-hander David Price.
Insight: That's certainly not what fantasy owners are looking for. Still, it's tough to sit Ramirez when he's hit .344 with 17 RBI in his first 25 games. Use your best judgment here.
 
4/24/2014 9:42:00 AM
Description: White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez is just 4-for-42 (.095) against Detroit ace Max Scherzer.
Insight: Ramirez is off to a quick start, batting .352 with four homers, 15 RBI, 15 runs and a .944 OPS. he's hit safely in 21 of 22 games this season. All these numbers are well above his six-season averages and he's a "sell high" candidate. Don't start him against Scherzer.
 
Hot4/13/2014 10:04:00 PM
Description: White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez hit another homer Sunday against Cleveland.
Insight: Ramirez went 2-for-4 and is now hitting .420 with three home runs, 12 RBI, 11 runs and three steals despite batting mostly out of the seven- and eight-hole. His home run total declined in each of the last three years down to six in 2013 but his steal total increased in the last two up to 30 in 2013. Maybe he can finally put the 20-homer power he flashed as a rookie in 2008 together with baserunning ability he displayed last year.
 
Hot4/10/2014 11:03:00 PM
Description: White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez has started the season on fire.
Insight: Ramirez is 16-for-38 (.421) with four doubles, two homers, nine RBI, two steals, eight runs and a 2/3 K/BB. He has driven in seven runs over the last five games. The 32-year-old's homer total decreased in each of the last three seasons down to six last year but his steals increased from seven in 2011 to 30 last season.