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Marucci player model Lindy 12-5 baseball bat. Hand-signed in black felt-tip pen by Jose Ramirez (Cleveland Indians).
This game model bat has been personally hand-signed by Jose Ramirez. It has been obtained under the auspices of the MLB Authentication Program and can be verified by its numbered hologram at MLB.com. It also comes with an individually numbered, tamper-evident hologram from Fanatics Authentic. To ensure authenticity, the hologram can be reviewed online. This process helps to ensure that the product purchased is authentic and eliminates any possibility of duplication or fraud. Made in the USA. Personally Autographed by Jose Ramirez. Fanatics Authentic Presented by Mounted Memories. Includes tamper-evident hologram to ensure authenticity. Officially licensed. This product is guaranteed authentic and includes a Fanatics Certificate of Authenticity and an accompanying tamper-evident Fanatics Hologram.
The lot/autograph (s) includes an official Fanatics hologram as well as an official MLB Authentication hologram for authenticity purposes.
Authentication: Fanatics Hologram & MLB Hologram
The Truth About Trevor Story and the Seattle Mariners
Trevor Story is one of the most divisive players in this year’s MLB free agent class, but I couldn’t care less. He remains the top free agent option available for the Seattle Mariners.
On one hand, Story is one of the most electric, exciting shortstops in the league that has had an OPS north of .800 each of the last four seasons. On the other, many people see a product of the “Coors Effect” inflating his season stats and giving him abnormally good numbers because of this. Most cite his home/road splits, theoretically indicating that Story is a far better hitter at home than on the road.
While Trevor Story’s home/road splits are undoubtedly true, I’m here to argue that they are not as large of a problem as one might think.
First, let’s address the player as a whole. Looking at his physical tools, Story stands out. Sitting in the 89th percentile of sprint speed, Story has blazing speed and is an instant upgrade on the base paths. Story has also shown the ability to crush the ball, posting solid exit velocities this past year and truly elite exit velocities in both 2018 and 2019.
One of his defensive metrics took a peculiar dive this year, going from the 99th percentile in OAA (Outs Above Average) in 2019 to just the 4th percentile in 2021. That said, this metric may be overblown as both UZR (Ultimate Zone Rating) and DRS (Defensive Runs Saved) have Story as a plus defender. (UZR has him as a fringe top 20 defender in the league!) While the OAA may be of some concern, defensive metrics are notoriously fickle and UZR, DRS, as well as the old fashioned eye test grade Story as, at worst, a more than capable defender at shortstop.
Story’s fit on the Mariners is yet another reason why I think he is the best option remaining on the market. With his borderline elite UZR, Story should be able to vacuum balls up at either second or third with no issue. Coupling J.P. Crawford with Story on either side of him is an excellent infield defense ready to hoover up any ground ball.
However, most importantly, signing Story is not prohibitive of any other potential player acquisition. Since he could play both 2B or 3B, it remains an opportunity to bring in any of the potential 3B acquisitions (Kris Bryant, Matt Chapman, and Jose Ramirez to a lesser extent). The option to bring in a suitable third baseman is far more readily available than that of an up-the-middle infielder with plus hitting potential. Thus, I believe Story is the best option for the Mariners.
There are likely two thoughts in your mind that are dissenting of my argument to this point…
- Have you forgotten Carlos Correa exists?
No, I have not forgotten Correa. My consideration is taking into account prospective contract length and dollar amount. The contract I see Story receiving is far more favorable to the prospective contract I see Correa getting, and I don’t think Correa would move off of shortstop. I think Story would. The general logistics of Story’s fit are far superior to that of Correa’s.
2. What about his home/road splits?
This is where the majority of the discourse around Story comes from. For those unfamiliar with this topic, Story has run significantly worse batting statistics when not playing at Coors Field (by far the most hitter friendly park in the sport due to its extreme elevation). Last year, he ran a troubling 91 wRC+ on the road and a 107 wRC+ at home.
Yes, his home stats are superior to his road stats. However, I would argue that this should not be as much of a concern as it appears on the surface. The reasoning? Trevor Story hits the ball hard enough that he isn’t reliant on the altitude to hit for extra bases. I believe Trevor Story hits better at home as he can better acclimate to pitch movement due to playing the vast majority of his games at altitude, not because the increased altitude allows him to have vastly inflated power numbers. Let us dive deeper.
Due to the high altitude, the ball flies much different in Colorado than any other stadium. While it’s regularly thought of when considering batted balls, pitched balls also behave differently. The thin air means a spinning ball has less air to “push off of” and thus breaks less (This phenomena is called the Magnus Effect). A sharp slider in Coors behaves far differently than a sharp slider elsewhere.
Baseball is a game that has a miniscule margin for error and having to read pitches is one of the hardest things to do in professional sports. If Trevor Story’s eyes see a sharp slider, in half of his games his bat needs to be in one location while in the other half of his games, the same exact pitch ends up in a different location. That sounds pretty hard to adjust to, eh?!
While Coors is definitely an advantageous place to hit in, the extreme nature of it leaves for large adjustments to be made from series to series and could easily throw off a hitter’s ability to read pitches. Given a non-Coors baseline stadium, I am confident Story’s home/road splits will normalize and leave him remaining in the conversation of excellent up-the-middle talents for years to come.
The reality of the Seattle Mariners’ situation is clear: Obtain good players. That’s the cut and dry reality of it.
Trevor Story is and will remain to be the best option available due to his defensive flexibility, hitting ability, running ability, and prospective contract. Having just turned 29, he is in his prime and should have at least four or 5 more years of excellent play left. He has little injury concern and won’t cost nearly as much as the other remaining shortstops. Plus, if he is signed, the option to bring in available elite talents via free agency or trade remains open!
I believe Trevor Story should be the Seattle Mariners’ primary target at this point of free agency, and inking a deal to lock him down for the foreseeable future would pay huge dividends for the next half decade or more.
Indians: Jose Ramirez edges out two others and takes home postseason award
The first award of the Indians postseason went to Jose Ramirez of
Jose Ramirez got a big shiny new award from the local chapter of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. Each of the 30 teams has its own quorum of writers that vote for team-specific awards. For the Indians (soon to be Guardians) one of those awards is the Cleveland edition of the Man of the Year Award, known in Cleveland as the Bob Feller Man of the Year award. It’s for the player that usually makes the biggest impact on and off the field. The 2021 winner was, no shock to anyone, Ramirez.
Ramirez played 152 games, with offensive splits of .266/.355/.538 and an OPS of .893. Ramirez also finished the year with 147 hits, 111 runs, 32 doubles, five triples, 36 home runs (73 XBH), 107 RBIs, 27 stolen bases, and only 87 strikeouts.
The other candidates for the award were rookie Emmanuel Clase, who made a strong case for AL Rookie of the Year, and new top-line starter; Cal Quantrill.
Jose Ramirez wasn’t the only 2021 Award Winner for the Indians
Two other award winners were selected by the Cleveland BBWAA as well. Interim manager DeMarlo Hale won the Frank Gibbons-Steve Olin Good Guy Award. While the Man of the Year was more about what a guy did on the field, the Good Guy Award reflects a person’s character off of it. Since Hale had to step in and replace an ailing Terry Francona and largely kept the Indians respectable in Francona’s absence, Hale made for a strong pick. Backup catcher Austin Hedges and Indians’ President Chris Antonetti were also candidates for that award as well.
The other award given out by the Cleveland BBWAA was the John Krepop Special Achievement Award, given posthumously to Matt Loede, who was a long-time member of the Cleveland Indians’ press box who passed away in 2021.
For Ramirez, the award season is just beginning. He was named a finalist for the 2021 AL Silver Slugger Award for third base, and he’s likely to finish in the Top 5 for the AL MVP voting. Clase should get votes for the AL Rookie of the Year award, while Quantrill may finish in the Top 5 or so for the AL Cy Young award.
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