Yet, he is somehow already at 19 RBI, after the four he got by hitting a grand slam during Wednesday’s game against the Chicago White Sox.
He seems determined, after extending his stay in Cleveland for the next seven seasons, to finally win that elusive first MVP award in the American League.
He is fresh off winning the AL Player of the Week award, so you know he is off to a terrific start at the plate.
This bit of data by Sarah Langs tells you everything you need to know about Ramirez’s ability to bring in some runs.
“From the one and only @SlangsOnSports: José Ramírez is the only Cleveland player to ever hit two grand slams before the end of April, let alone the first 10 games of the season,” Guardians beat writer Mandy Bell tweeted.
From the one and only @SlangsOnSports:
José Ramírez is the only Cleveland player to ever hit two grand slams before the end of April, let alone the first 10 games of the season.
— Mandy Bell (@MandyBell02) April 20, 2022
A Proven Run-Producer
It’s not just a one-year thing: last year, in a pretty lousy lineup, Ramirez found a way to drive in 103 runs, and he had 105 RBI in 2018, as well.
In 2022, he is up to 19 RBI and also has seven runs, four doubles, and four homers.
He is slashing a sexy .447/.488/.921 with a 1.409 OPS: top production for a team that really needs it.
We still don’t know if the Guardians will be good enough to make the playoffs: they may or may not qualify, because competition in the AL is tough.
Will that be enough to make it into October?
Only time will tell, but Ramirez is doing everything in his power to help.