Sun, 06 Jul 2014 17:28:13 -0700
Oakland Athletics C Derek Norris, 1B Brandon Moss and OF Yoenis Cespedes, Minnesota Twins C Kurt Suzuki, Chicago White Sox 1B Jose Abreu and SS Alexei Ramirez, Houston Astros 2B Jose Altuve, Texas Rangers 3B Adrian Beltre, Cleveland Indians OF Michael Brantley, Kansas City Royals OF Alex Gordon, Toronto Blue Jays 1B Edwin Encarnacion and Detroit Tigers DH Victor Martinez have been named as the reserves for the American League in the 2014 All-Star Game.
Thu, 26 Jun 2014 23:46:04 -0700
Look for the Seattle Mariners to approach the Chicago White Sox about trades before the deadline. OFs Adam Dunn and Dayan Viciedo and SS Alexei Ramirez may be of interest to the Mariners.
Fantasy Tip: Why the Mariners would want to muddy an already crowded outfield situation is a good question, but the team would make the postseason if the season ended today. That is a good reason to keep an eye on potential destinations for two of these three. Adam Dunn is the odd man out, as a low average and all-or-nothing approach at the plate make him a risky fantasy value.
Mon, 09 Jun 2014 07:08:00 -0700
Chicago White Sox SS Alexei Ramirez is leading the league with a .381 home batting average.
Wed, 30 Apr 2014 16:12:48 -0700
Chicago White Sox SS Alexei Ramirez went 1-for-4 to reach 40 hits in the month of April, breaking 1B Paul Konerko's team record of 39 hits through the first month, which was set in 2002.
Wed, 30 Apr 2014 14:05:39 -0700
Chicago White Sox SS Alexei Ramirez has a team-record 17 straight games with a hit to start the 2014 season, and manager Robin Ventura believes Ramirez's new approach at the plate will have him hitting well all season long. "Right now, I don't think he really has a thought of what he's trying to do. He's just really trying to put it on the barrel, I think he's balanced. He's just in a better position to hit this year than he was at any point last year." In the past, as Ventura mentioned, Ramirez's was always too focused on pulling the ball.
Fantasy Tip: Ramirez has always made solid contact at the plate, but a new approach may make him relative with the stick all season long. Add in 20-homer power and speed, and you have yourself a very valuable fantasy baseball shortstop.
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:41:12 -0700
Chicago White Sox SS Alexei Ramirez extended his hitting streak to 15 games Wednesday, April 16.
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 19:39:39 -0700
Chicago White Sox hitting coach Todd Steverson talked about the early success of SS Alexei Ramirez , and he had one major contributing factor for the hot start. "Say all the statistics and metrics you want to say," Steverson said, "but there's no metric for confidence."
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 07:27:25 -0700
Chicago White Sox SS Alexei Ramirez predominately struggled in April until he hit .281 in April last year. His average never dipped below .271 for any other month in 2013, which attributes his rise in consistency. He is hitting .420 and riding a 13-game hitting streak this month. Ramirez's usage of the whole field has been a crucial adjustment. "Pitchers are trying to pitch, and if I hit them good on one side, they are looking for another," Ramirez said through translator and White Sox manager of cultural development Lino Diaz. "So I've been lucky to be able to pretty much hit the ball where it's pitched. If I'm getting hits in one area, then they are throwing to other areas. I've been waiting for (the pitcher) in that area, too."
Wed, 14 Aug 2013 11:47:23 -0700
Chicago White Sox SS Alexei Ramirez has had a poor 2013 season in the field, but off-the-field issues have likely contributed to that poor performance, according to manager Robin Ventura. Ramirez committed three errors on Tuesday, Aug. 13, giving him 20, which matches a career high for a campaign. In spring training, Ramirez left the team because of the death of his father-in-law. Ventura believes that Ramirez's ability hasn't diminished, because the shortstop has still made some great plays. His Ultimate Zone Rating, a defensive metric, is 5.5, which is eighth among regular shortstops, according to Fangraphs.com. He leads the club with 138 hits and is second on it with 25 stolen bases.
Fantasy Tip: The Cuban Missile has had a solid fantasy season because of the BA and steals, so fantasy owners aren't much concerned about the defensive miscues. Especially if his skipper is willing to defend him. This isn't the first time that Ramirez has been bothered by things away from the clubhouse. It's been tough at times in the States for the Cuban transplant, who's always been reportedly close to his family.
Sun, 28 Jul 2013 13:13:45 -0700
The Chicago White Sox have discussed sending SP Jake Peavy and SS Alexei Ramirez to the St. Louis Cardinals for SP Carlos Martinez, 2B Kolten Wong and SP Joe Kelly.