It feels like the Milwaukee Brewers have been linked to just about every prominent name on the trade market this summer. I mean:
So, it should come as no surprise that we can add yet another name to the list of potential trade targets for the Milwaukee Brewers:
aj ramos, who picked up 18th save, is drawing good interest and may be next to go for marlins. dbacks, rox, rays, bosox, brewers, cubs, more— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) July 22, 2017
Ramos, 30, is a former 21st-round draft pick who debuted with the Marlins back in 2012. The one-time All-Star has had a highly successful big league career through parts of 6 seasons so far, compiling a 2.80 ERA/2.82 DRA across 325.0 innings pitched. He has served as Miami’s closer for the last three seasons and racked up 91 saves. The right-hander’s strikeout rate is as good as ever (28.9%) and his walk rate of 12.6% is right at his career average. So, Ramos generally walks a lot of guys but has kept runs off the board by limiting hits and home runs. His fastball velocity is right about in line with where it’s been since the 2014 season at 92.9 MPH, and he’ll also throw a slider, changeup, and occasionally a cutter, sinker, and curveball.
Ramos has seen his ERA jump up a bit this year to 3.86 through 37.1 innings which appears to be tied to his career-worst 1.0 HR/9, although that in itself isn’t really a terrible number. His stellar 2.91 DRA this season on par with his work in previous seasons, though, and his 62 DRA- ranks him among the top relievers in baseball.
Ramos is due the balance of a $6.55 mil arbitration salary this season and will be arb-eligible once more this upcoming winter before becoming a free agent following the 2018 season.
Statistics courtesy of Fangraphs and Baseball Prospectus