Aramis Ramirez: Slow Start Attributed to Bad Luck
RotoWire.com Staff - RotoWire.com
Saturday, May 6, 2006
Update: Ramirez is batting just .195, but has 13 walks and only 10 strikeouts in 91 at-bats.
Recommendation: That means that of 81 balls Ramirez has put into play, only 18 have fallen in for hits. That's a hit rate of less than 23 percent. Consider that Ramirez's hit rate in 2004 was 36 percent and in 2005 was 35 percent, and you'll realize that he's been incredibly unlucky so far this season. At some point, ground balls will find holes, and line drives won't be right at opposing fielders. As long as Ramirez doesn't suffer another leg injury, expect a major correction sometime soon.
I guess this is good news for ARam owners...