In his first full MLB season, led the National League with a career-best 27 holds…Made a team-high 68 appearances after entering the season with 49 career major league outings… Prior to Ramírez, the last Braves right-hander to make more than 68 appearances in a season was Chad Durbin, who worked in 76 games in 2012... His 27 holds were the most by a Braves righthanded pitcher since 2004, when Chris Reitsma had 31... Had a 1.31 ERA (3 ER/20.2 IP) in his first 20 games of the season (through 5/22)…Issued five total walks over that stretch…Over his next 14 games, issued 10 walks in 10.1 innings and compiled a 6.97 ERA (8 ER), 5/24-6/24…Walked at least one batter in seven consecutive games, 6/11-6/24... Over his next 31 games, from 6/27-9/15, pitched to a 1.21 ERA (4 ER/29.2 IP) with 11 total walks and 30 strikeouts…All of his earned runs over this stretch came via solo home runs... Finished the season allowing seven runs over his final three appearances (1.1 IP/47.25 ERA)... Allowed five home runs over his final 18 games… Over his first 99 career appearances, allowed eight total homers... After returning from the minor leagues on 7/28/16, compiled a 2.82 ERA (29 ER/92.2 IP) in 99 games, while holding the opposition to a .201 average…Among relievers with as many innings as Ramirez since that date, his 2.82 ERA ranks 12th best in baseball... Limited left-handed hitters to a .180 batting average (16-for-89)…Righties hit .220 (29-for132)…Overall, the opposition hit .204, which ranked 15th best in the NL among qualifying relievers... Compiled a 2.37 ERA (8 ER/30.1 IP) in 32 road games…Had a 3.98 mark (14 ER/31.2 IP) in 36 games at SunTrust Park... Allowed 11 earned runs in 19.2 innings during 24 day games (5.03 ERA)…Had a 2.34 ERA (11 ER/42.1 IP) in 44 night games.
In his fi rst season in Atlanta's organization, made a career-best 33 appearances…Had 16 career MLB appearances prior...Made his fi rst Opening Day roster, but the club designated him for assignment on 4/11 and outrighted him to Triple-A Gwinnett on 4/14 after allowing six runs total in his fi rst two games...Returned to the majors on 7/28 after the club selected his contract that day…Remained with the Braves for the remainder of the season... Compiled a 2.05 ERA (7 ER/30.2 IP) in 31 games after returning to the majors…Allowed an earned run in only four of those 31 games... His 31 appearances from 7/28 through the end of the season tied for the third most in the majors and three behind leader ARI's Randall Delgado...Tossed nine consecutive scoreless innings after returning...His run went from 7/28-8/12 and spanned 9.1 innings... Went a season-best 2.0 innings twice, 8/8 and 8/10 at MIL... Spent time on the Suspended List after receiving a three-game suspension on 9/16 for intentionally throwing a pitch in the head area of Miami's José Fernandez on 9/14…Dropped his appeal on 9/21 and returned on 9/24...Earned his two wins in consecutive outings, 8/21 vs. WSH and 8/23 at ARI... The Braves went 19-14 in his appearances…In the 19 wins, he compiled a 1.53 ERA (3 ER/17.2 IP)... Compiled a 13.2-inning scoreless streak with Gwinnett, 6/16-7/20...Struck out better than a batter per inning with the G-Braves (45 K/41.1 IP).
Split the season between the Seattle Mariners and New York Yankees, also spending time with both organizations' Triple-A clubs. Dealt to the Mariners, along with outfielder Ramon Flores, on 6/30 for infielder Dustin Ackley…Went 1-0 with a 12.91 ERA (11 ER/7.2 IP) in a combined eight games out of the bullpen at the Major League level. Earned his first Major League win on 9/4 at OAK, tossing 1.2 perfect innings in an 11-8 victory…Began the season with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, and recalled for the first time on 5/15…Returned to Triple-A the next day before being recalled again on 6/13. Compiled a 3-0 record with a 2.90 ERA (16 ER/49.2 IP) and 10 saves for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre…Converted 10 consecutive save chances after blowing his first opportunity with Scranton/Wilkes-Barre…Made his Tacoma debut on 8/4, allowing two runs in 1.0 inning at Las Vegas. Surrendered a run in seven of nine games with the Rainiers.
Was 0-2 with a 5.40 ERA (10.0IP, 6ER) in eight relief appearances over two stints with the Yankees (5/18 and 6/4-30)…opponents batted .275 (11-for-40, 2HR); LH .063 (1-for-16, 0HR), RH .417 (10-for-24, 2HR)…retired 4-of-8 ﬁrst batters faced…allowed 2-of-4 inherited runners to score... Was recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on 5/18 as the Yankees' "26th Man" for the team's doubleheader vs. Pittsburgh, but did not pitch... Made his Major League debut on 6/4 vs. Oakland, allowing a solo HR to Donaldson in the seventh to record theloss (2.0IP, 2H, 1ER, 1BB, 2K)... Made nine relief appearances for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, going 3-0 with a 1.46 ERA (12.1IP, 2ER)…misseda month on the minor league D.L. (4/3-5/6) with a left oblique strain.
Combined to go 2-6 with one save and a 3.67 ERA (73.2IP, 30ER) in 17 games (16 starts) with Double-A Trenton and Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre... Began the season with Trenton, going 1-3 with one save and a 2.76 ERA (42.1IP, 13ER) in nine games (eight starts)… held his opponent to 3H-or-less in each of his first six outings (five starts) of the season from 4/26-5/22... Earned his first career save in his season debut-and only relief appearance of the year-in 4/26 win vs. Portland, tossing 4.0 scoreless innings (2H, 1BB, 6K)... Struck out a season-high nine batters in 6.0IP on 5/12 vs. New Hampshire, taking the loss despite holding the Fisher Cats to just 2H and 2ER (3R, 0BB, 1HR, 1HP)... Was promoted to Scranton/WB on 6/25 and went 1-3 with a 4.88 ERA (31.1IP, 17ER) and 28K in eight starts.
Pitched the entire season with Single-A Tampa, going 7-6 with a 3.19 ERA (98.2 IP, 35 ER) in 21 games (18 starts)...ranked second on the Tampa staff in ERA...opponents batted .239 (92-for-385, 7 HR); LH .240 (41-for-171, 6 HR), RH .238 (51-for-214, 1 HR)...Missed a little over a month on the disabled list from 5/16-6/20 with tightness in his right Latissimus Dorsi muscle...Went 5-2 with a 2.17 ERA (54.0 IP, 13 ER) in 13 games (10 GS) after returning from the DL...opened the year 2-4 with a 4.43 ERA (44.2 IP, 22 ER) in his first 8 GS before the injury...Tossed at least 5.0 IP in 13 of his starts...surrendered 11 combined runs in his first two starts of the season...pitched to a 2.44 ERA (88.2 IP, 24 ER) the rest of the year.
Combined with to go 5-12 with a 5.66 ERA (103.1 IP, 65 ER) in 21 starts with Single-A Charleston and Single-A Tampa...spent the majority of the season with Charleston, going 5-7 with a 4.90 ERA (79.0 IP, 43 ER) in 15 starts...limited opposing batters to just 11 H in 51 AB (.216) with runners on base and two outs...Tossed at least 6.0 innings and held opponents to 3 ERs in eight of his starts...opponents batted .276 (84-for-304, 9 HR); RH .297 (58-for-195, 4 HR), LH .239 (26-for-109, 5 HR)...Opened the year with Tampa, losing five of his six starts with an 8.14 ERA (24.1 IP, 22 ER).
Spent the entire season with Single-A Charleston and went 6-5 with a 3.60 ERA (115.0 IP, 46 ER) in 22 games (21 starts)...struck out 105 batters and held opposing batters to a .223 (33-for-148) batting average with runners in scoring position...held opponents to 3 ER or less in all but five of his starts...Was named as having the organization's "Best Changeup" by Baseball America.
Earned MiLB.com's "Short-Season Starting Pitcher of the Year" Award, after going 6-0 with a 1.48 ERA (61.0 IP, 10 ER) in 11 games (10 starts) with the GCL Yankees...tied for third in the GCL in wins and ranked eighth in ERA and strikeouts (53)...had the lowest opponents avg. (.159) and allowed the fewest baserunners/9.0 IP (7.23) among GCL starters...Was promoted to Single-A Tampa on 9/5 where he made one relief appearance, tossing 3.0 scoreless innings.
In his first professional season, posted an 0-3 record and 4.15 ERA (39.0 IP, 18 ER) in 12 games (10 starts) for the DSL Yankees 2...tossed a season-high 5.0 innings in 8/9 win vs. the DSL Reds (6 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 HR).