Chicago White Sox
2014 Avg.
.357
 
Career Avg.
.279
Name  Alexei Ramirez
Born  9/22/1981
Height  6-2
Weight  175
Number  10
Position  SS
Bats  R
Throws  R
Hot4/13/2014 10:04:00 PM
Description: White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez hit another homer Sunday against Cleveland.
Insight: Ramirez went 2-for-4 and is now hitting .420 with three home runs, 12 RBI, 11 runs and three steals despite batting mostly out of the seven- and eight-hole. His home run total declined in each of the last three years down to six in 2013 but his steal total increased in the last two up to 30 in 2013. Maybe he can finally put the 20-homer power he flashed as a rookie in 2008 together with baserunning ability he displayed last year.
 
Hot4/10/2014 11:03:00 PM
Description: White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez has started the season on fire.
Insight: Ramirez is 16-for-38 (.421) with four doubles, two homers, nine RBI, two steals, eight runs and a 2/3 K/BB. He has driven in seven runs over the last five games. The 32-year-old's homer total decreased in each of the last three seasons down to six last year but his steals increased from seven in 2011 to 30 last season.
 
4/6/2014 9:49:00 AM
Description: White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez has faced Royals starter James Shields 42 times and collected 18 hits, a .429 average.
Insight: Ramirez has two homers off Shields, who will start against Chicago on Sunday. The White Sox shortstop is hitting .444 with three walks in the early stages of the 2014 season.
 
4/2/2014 7:46:00 PM
Description: White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez went 2-for-3 with a double, two RBI, two walks and two steals Wednesday against the Twins.
Insight: Ramirez' home run total dipped in each of the last three seasons, going from 18 in 2010 to six last year, but he stole a career-high 30 bases in 2013 to keep himself on the fantasy radar.
 
9/29/2013 10:35:00 AM
Description: White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez has hit just .114 in his career against Kansas City starter Bruce Chen.
Insight: Ramirez (.282) has swiped 30 bases and hit 39 doubles, but he has a career-low five home runs with 47 RBI, 67 runs and a .685 OPS in 670 plate appearances. Sit him Sunday.
 
9/27/2013 9:52:00 AM
Description: White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez has a .410 average (16-for-39) against Kansas City Royals right-hander James Shields.
Insight: Ramirez has set a career high with 39 doubles, but with just five homers and 47 RBI his fantasy value continues to fade.
 
9/26/2013 9:32:00 AM
Description: Thursday's starter Jeremy Guthrie of the Royals has limited White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez to a .158 average in their previous meetings.
Insight: That has come across 38 at-bats. Ramirez has set new career lows with five homers and 47 RBI while producing career highs with 39 doubles and 30 steals. He shouldn't be started Thursday based on his past struggles against Guthrie.
 
9/20/2013 10:50:00 AM
Description: White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez is just 4-for-39 (.103) versus Tigers ace Max Scherzer.
Insight: Ramirez (.285, 5 HR, 47 RBI, 30 SB) had an excellent August and has continued to produce in September to earn low-end fantasy status. this matchup, however, is not a good one.
 
9/9/2013 1:47:00 PM
Description: White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez is just 4-for-37 (.108) versus Tigers ace Max Scherzer.
Insight: Ramirez (.284, 4 HR, 43 RBI, 30 SB) had an excellent August to earn low-end fantasy status.
 
9/4/2013 12:14:00 PM
Description: Gordon Beckham isn't the only White Sox player with a good history against CC Sabathia. Shortstop Alexei Ramirez has also had success against the lefthander.
Insight: He's hitting .423 against Sabathia in 26 prior engagements. Ramirez (.285, 4 HR, 43 RBI) is one stolen base away from 30, the first time he's approached that threshold in six major league seasons.
 
9/2/2013 10:28:00 AM
Description: Chicago shortstop Alexei Ramirez had a fine afternoon Sunday against the Red Sox (3-for-5 with two stolen bases) but we wouldn't expect much from him Monday against New York.
Insight: Ramirez has been disastrous against starter Phil Hughes (1-for-11). Most days, Ramirez is an intriguing fantasy option due to his speed (29 steals) and high batting average (.288). Monday, however, we'd stash him on the bench.
 
8/22/2013 9:50:00 AM
Description: White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez is batting .326 with three homers, 13 RBI and an .837 OPS in August and owns a .389 lifetime average against Royals starter James Shields.
Insight: Ramirez had one homer all season coming into the month, but he has rediscovered his power stroke. The shortstop is 14-for-36 with two homers against Shields, so make sure he's in your lineup Thursday.
 
8/18/2013 6:51:00 PM
Description: White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez went 3-for-4 with a double, a homer and three RBI Sunday against the Twins.
Insight: Ramirez has blasted three home runs this month after hitting zero from April 4 through Aug. 7. Continuing to provide even moderate power numbers would go a long way towards making him a serious fantasy option.
 
8/13/2013 11:12:00 AM
Description: White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez is 3-for-35 (.086) against Tigers ace Max Scherzer.
Insight: He owns a solid .285 average and 25 steals this season and has been hot in August (.321), but this is an extremely unfavorable matchup to be avoided.
 
8/7/2013 10:05:00 AM
Description: White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez, a career .277 hitter, is 10-for-23 (.435) against Yankees ace C.C. Sabathia.
Insight: He owns a solid .283 average and 23 steals this season and is worth a flier in this favorable matchup.
 
7/28/2013 12:57:00 PM
Description: And you thought Gordon Beckham was bad against Bruce Chen. Shortstop Alexei Ramirez has been even worse (.094 AVG in 32 at bats).
Insight: That's pretty bad. Despite a solid .283 average and 21 steals this season, we'd leave Ramirez on the pine today.
 
Hot7/26/2013 10:13:00 AM
Description: White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez is 12-for-32 (.375) with two homers against Royals starter James Shields.
Insight: Ramirez is batting .283 with 21 steals this season, but his complete lack of power (1 HR, .660 OPS) limits him to the AL-only crowd.
 
Hot7/13/2013 10:25:00 PM
Description: White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez went 4-for-6 Saturday against the Phillies in Game 1 of Chicago's doubleheader.
Insight: Ramirez is 43-for-125 (.344) over his last 29 games and is hitting .289 this year. He displayed 15-20 home run power in his first four big league seasons, but he has just one longball this year after belting only nine in 158 games last season.
 
7/11/2013 5:34:00 PM
Description: White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez left Thursday's game, but he only has cramps in his right leg, according to Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune.
Insight: Ramirez is hitting .280 with 19 steals this season, but he has just one home run and a .656 OPS.
 
6/30/2013 10:06:00 AM
Description: White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez is batting .342 (26-for-76) over his last 17 games, but he doesn't have a good matchup ahead of him Sunday.
Insight: Ramirez will face Cleveland's Justin Masterson, who he has gone 7-for-43 (.200) against. Look for other shortstop options Sunday.