The Cleveland Guardians happen to roster a top MLB star.
Jose Ramirez might not be built like your prototypical slugger, yet he has averaged 29.6 home runs over his last three seasons.
He doesn’t look like your average burner, yet he has stolen 75 bases since 2021, averaging 25 per year over that span.
Often playing with questionable offensive talent, J-Ram has averaged 103 RBI in the last three years.
He is a bona fide star, an elite player who had to work to achieve everything he has to this point.
The best of all is that he is still in the back-end of his prime, and he is poised for another huge campaign in 2024.
MLB tweeted some of his projected stats by FanGraphs, and the numbers look extremely good.
Excited for another year of J-Ram! pic.twitter.com/6ctx8DZ4Jh
— MLB (@MLB) February 7, 2024
FanGraphs is projecting him to finish the year with a rock solid .865 OPS, a .364 OBP, 93 runs scored, 97 RBI, and 27 home runs.
Hopefully, the Guardians can bring in at least another top hitter to strengthen the lineup around him and enhance their possibilities of making the postseason.
With that pitching staff and bullpen, and led by Ramirez, Cleveland could be very dangerous in the postseason.
They have to get there, though, and they missed that objective last year.
As long as they have Ramirez, however, the Guardians will be highly competitive, even if they fail to bring in more people for their lineup.
He has been, quietly, a WAR star and one of the most consistent producers in the game ever since becoming a regular in the mid-2010s.