Jose Ramirez is clutch, plain and simple.
He’s the centerpiece for the Cleveland Guardians and his clutch hitting has paid dividends this year as the Guardians surprisingly find themselves in postseason contention near the halfway point.
But with a .299 average and 16 home runs and 63 RBI, Ramirez has carried the load for these Guardians in their first year under the new name.
He’s clutch and knows how to come through when he is needed the most.
StatMuse on Twitter pointed out an interesting fact on Twitter that goes a long way in explaining why Ramirez is so consistent and tough to strike out.
— StatMuse (@statmuse) June 25, 2022
When you strike out as little as Ramirez does, you’re going to have a lot of success at the plate.
Four seasons of 20 or more home runs will do that too.
But the lack of strikeouts is key to any player’s success.
Ramirez is giving everybody shades of Albert Pujols when he was in his prime.
Never striking out more than 90 times in a season just goes to show how consistent and locked in he always is on a daily basis.
The power is there and the ability to hit for average is there as well.
Ramirez is one of those players with an incredible zone who stays locked in each day.
He’s the piece that the Guardians are going to build around in the future or at the trade deadline if they decide to make a push for the AL Central title.
It’s a good thing the Guardians extended him.
Without Ramirez, they would be in a world of hurt.
If he stays hot though, the Guardians have a chance to run down the Minnesota Twins in the AL Central.