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Postby BillyHallDisciple » Wed Mar 05, 2008 6:51 pm

Not much talk about this guy on the boards here, but he's hitting .471 so far in Spring Training for the White Sox - he's a 26-year-old Cuban import, listed as 2B on Sportsline but has been playing a lot of SS in Spring Training so far.

Any opinions out there on him, it looks like he's been hitting the crap out of the ball so far and could be a good sleeper 2B/SS/MI.
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Re: Alexei Ramirez

Postby OneLoveBoomer » Wed Mar 05, 2008 7:31 pm

BillyHallDisciple wrote:Not much talk about this guy on the boards here, but he's hitting .471 so far in Spring Training for the White Sox - he's a 26-year-old Cuban import, listed as 2B on Sportsline but has been playing a lot of SS in Spring Training so far.

Any opinions out there on him, it looks like he's been hitting the crap out of the ball so far and could be a good sleeper 2B/SS/MI.


He's awesome, I've been following him closely.

Game vs. Rockies:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=5BHqYgk-GIM

Plate discipline & baserunning:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=ou_M6AAPsdk

Grand slam in Cuba:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=o81usn3BtKA

Defense:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=xtwnONxkvPg

Batting Practice:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=mltFT2oUmEc

ST Stats: 8H/17AB, 2 2B, 1 3B
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Re: Alexei Ramirez

Postby tiger spit » Wed Mar 05, 2008 11:37 pm

his swing looks a bit long in those youtubes. he might have some high k totals.
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Re: Alexei Ramirez

Postby OneLoveBoomer » Thu Mar 06, 2008 12:50 am

tiger spit wrote:his swing looks a bit long in those youtubes. he might have some high k totals.


If by "long" you mean "awesome" and by "high K totals" you mean "pwnage," then I agree with you.
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Re: Alexei Ramirez

Postby mariners47 » Thu Mar 06, 2008 2:44 am

so how deep of a league do you need to be in before he's worth a last round flier? Will he end up the starting 2b?
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Re: Alexei Ramirez

Postby OneLoveBoomer » Thu Mar 06, 2008 2:58 am

mariners47 wrote:so how deep of a league do you need to be in before he's worth a last round flier? Will he end up the starting 2b?


All to be determined. As of right now, he's highly, highly, highly undrafted. And no, he's not guaranteed a starting job at this point. Supposedly the plan was for Richar to be the 2B, with Uribe trying to battle it out. Now Alexei is showing his stuff offensively and defensively and he's really putting (or is going to put) Ozzie to a decision.

Either way, he's not going to see 500 at bats. Richar and Uribe will shuffle in often enough to take away PT.

In Keeper Leagues and Dynasties, though, you gotta grab this guy ;-D
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Re: Alexei Ramirez

Postby drifter909 » Fri Mar 07, 2008 7:59 am

Sorry to burst your guys bubbles, but its spring training. Up until 10/11 days before the season starts, a player could be hitting .850 and you shouldn't even get excited because pitchers aren't throwing their best stuff. Pitchers won't throw sliders or any breaking pitch in their first or second ST start to protect their arms, so what he's done up to this point shouldn't put him on your fantasy radar.

I don't think he'll earn the job before the season starts, there is just too much unknown about this guy, and therefore shouldn't be drafted in most leagues.
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Re: Alexei Ramirez

Postby BillyHallDisciple » Fri Mar 07, 2008 10:32 am

He was actually on my radar before Spring Training started... and if you want to rain on our parade that's cool, but do keep in mind he's getting a pretty good dose of playing time right now, which goes to show you that Ozzie's seeing what he's got in this kid. Plus the White Sox signed him to a 4-year contract and he plays multiple positions, so a lot of people are speculating he's got a decent shot at good playing time.

I'm not intimating that he's going to be the fantasy MVP or anything, I'm just looking into him as a late-round sleeper.
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Re: Alexei Ramirez

Postby MotorCityKitties » Fri Mar 07, 2008 11:26 am

From Rotoworld:

The Chicago Sun-Times reports that Danny Richar has aggravated a back injury that he originally suffered while playing winter ball.
''He's got this back problem, and this was a guy that was already behind,'' manager Ozzie Guillen said. ''We'll see. Hopefully he can bounce back and not fall too far behind.'' With visa and back issues holding Richar back in camp thus far and Guillen criticizing Alexi Ramirez's defense at second base, Juan Uribe's chances of winning the job have gotten a big boost.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times


Does Ramirez have a shot at making the team as a reserve or would they want him to get more seasoning in the minors?
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Re: Alexei Ramirez

Postby BillyHallDisciple » Fri Mar 07, 2008 2:31 pm

I didn't know the defense was bad. That certainly throws a twist in it...
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