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  • Alex Ramirez

    Posted by japanstats on 2008 January 23日 Wednesday

    I’m not sure what to make of the sudden resurgence of the former Swallows star and now a new Giants cog Alex Ramirez’s career. He has been superficially consistent through his NPB career hitting around .300 with around 30 HRs and 100+ RBIs every year.

    But his OBP/SLG/OPS has been seeing a steady decline since his peak in 2003 of 373/616/989 dipping down to 289/449/738 in 2006. But then suddenly we saw him hit 371/569/940 at the age of 32. I wouldn’t be surprised if his 2007 numbers were more an exception rather than a return to his peak form, and to see his numbers end up being closer to 2006 rather than 2007 figures. Then again, Yomiuri can afford to take that gamble…


    Wonder how much Ramirez will change his post-HR “performance” from his Swallows versions like this:

    From my comment made on an EWC post.


    2 Responses to “Alex Ramirez”

    1. […] sent back after the Giants figure out he needs much more seasoning and less media pressure. I also expect a significant drop from Ramirez’s walk year performance, but this was a luxury bet that the Giants could afford to take. I expect this team to cruise […]

    2. […] cousins turned out to be an absolute bonanza as Kroon had no injury problems and Rami-chan’s 2007 revival wasn’t a fluke. Well, these were gambles that the richest NPB club could afford to take. The […]

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