Cesar Ramos (baseball)

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Cesar Ramos
Cesar Ramos 2011.jpg
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Relief pitcher
Born: (1984-06-22) June 22, 1984 (age 30)
Los Angeles, California
Bats: Left Throws: Left
MLB debut
September 16, 2009 for the San Diego Padres
Career statistics
(through 2014 season)
Win–loss record 5-11
Earned run average 3.90
Strikeouts 198

Cesar Ramos (born June 22, 1984) is a Mexican-American professional baseball pitcher for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim of Major League Baseball (MLB). Before playing professionally, Ramos played college baseball at Long Beach State University.

Amateur career[edit]

Ramos attended El Rancho High School. He attended Long Beach State University where he played college baseball for the Long Beach State Dirtbags baseball team, going 6–4 with a 2.85 ERA in 17 games, 14 starts, in 2003. In 2004, he went 12–4 with a 2.29 ERA in 19 starts, and in 2005 he went 10–7 with a 2.64 ERA in 18 starts.

Professional career[edit]

Draft and Minor Leagues[edit]

Ramos was drafted in the first round, with the 35th overall selection, in the 2005 Major League Baseball Draft. He began his professional career in 2005, pitching for the Short-Season Eugene Emeralds and Class-A Fort Wayne Wizards. For Eugene, he went 0–1 with a 6.53 ERA in six games, four starts. While with Fort Wayne he went 3–2 with a 4.19 ERA in seven games started.

Ramos with the Padres in spring training 2009.
Medal record
Men’s baseball
Competitor for  United States
World University Championship
Gold 2004 Tainan Team

In 2006, Ramos pitched for the Lake Elsinore Storm, going 7–8 with a 3.64 ERA in 26 games in 24 starts. Ramos ranked second in the California League and seventh in the organization in ERA. He also led the Storm in innings pitched while rerecording eight quality starts.

Ramos was ranked by Baseball America as the tenth best prospect in the Padres organization in 2007 while going 13–9 with a 3.41 ERA for the San Antonio Missions.

He spent the entire season with the Triple-A Portland Beavers, making 27 starts and one relief appearance. He was tied for the team lead in starts with Josh Geer and also tied for the most starts for a Portland pitcher since the team returned to the Pacific Coast League in 2001 sharing the record with Junior Herndon in '01 and Dennis Tankersley in 2003. Ramos also finished tied for third in the Pacific Coast League in starts while striking out a career-high 105 batters.

San Diego Padres[edit]

In 2009 Ramos split time between the Arizona League Padres, the Lake Elinore Storm, the Portland Beavers and the San Diego Padres. On September 28, 2009 the Padres announced that Cesar Ramos would be making his first Major League start against his hometown team, the Los Angeles Dodgers. Ramos allowed just one run over five innings against the Dodgers on Tuesday night, but took a no-decision in an eventual 3–1 win. He finished the '09 season 0–1 with a 3.07 ERA in five games, two starts.

Ramos with Tampa Bay in 2014

Tampa Bay Rays[edit]

On December 17, 2010 a deal was finalized that sent Ramos, along with Adam Russell, Brandon Gomes and Cole Figueroa, to the Tampa Bay Rays for Jason Bartlett and a player to be named later.[1] In 2011, Ramos appeared in 59 games, pitching 43 23 innings with a 3.92 ERA. He spent much of the next season with the Class AAA Durham Bulls, but he appeared in 17 games for Tampa Bay and registered a 2.10 ERA over 30 innings. In 2013, Ramos threw 52 innings in 48 games with a 4.14 ERA.[2][3]

In April 2014, Ramos was inserted into the starting rotation in place of Alex Cobb.

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim[edit]

The Rays traded Ramos to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on November 5, 2014, for Mark Sappington.[4]


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