Ramon Laureano
Ramon Laureano
26-Year-Old OutfielderOF
Oakland Athletics
10-Day IL
Injury Hip
Est. Return 6/16/2021
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Laureano had an OPS north of .900 through the first two weeks of the 2020 season, but he got in his own way when he decided to charge Astros pitching coach Alex Cintron after a shouting match Aug. 9. That led to a four-game suspension and Laureano slashed just .186/.302/.314 with three homers and one steal in his final 35 regular-season games after serving the ban. Laureano did have a two-homer game in the A's postseason finale, but it was too little, too late for a player who set the bar high for himself with a .288/.340/.521 line across 481 PA in 2019. He was hit by 12 pitches in his 54 games, second most in baseball, and his average exit velocity took a tumble, falling by two miles per hour to 87.7 mph. He played Gold Glove-caliber defense, and with the state of stolen bases in rotisserie ball being what it is, managers should be happy to forgive and forget and get back in at a discount in 2021. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
#144
ADP
$Signed a one-year, $557,500 contract with the Athletics in March of 2019.
May return Wednesday
OFOakland Athletics
Hip
June 14, 2021
Laureano (hip) is scheduled to run the bases Tuesday and could be activated from the injured list Wednesday if all goes well, Shayna Rubin of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
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Manager Bob Melvin said over the weekend the team hadn't decided whether the 26-year-old would require a rehab assignment before being activated, and it appears they decided a trip to the minors won't be necessary. Even if he's not activated Wednesday, there's a strong chance Laureano is back for the series against the Yankees this weekend following Thursday's scheduled off day.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
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#3
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10
15
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vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2019
 
 
+8%
OPS vs LHP
2021
 
 
+46%
OPS vs LHP
2020
 
 
+6%
OPS vs RHP
2019
 
 
+4%
OPS vs RHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2019vs Left .867 248 41 11 32 7 .300 .347 .520
Since 2019vs Right .802 658 95 30 82 16 .250 .335 .468
2021vs Left 1.058 66 11 3 7 2 .367 .424 .633
2021vs Right .727 139 19 8 15 6 .203 .288 .439
2020vs Left .679 47 5 2 8 1 .214 .298 .381
2020vs Right .720 173 22 4 17 1 .216 .353 .367
2019vs Left .838 135 25 6 17 4 .296 .326 .512
2019vs Right .869 346 54 18 50 9 .285 .345 .524
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2019
 
 
+2%
OPS at Home
2021
 
 
+3%
OPS on Road
2020
 
 
+10%
OPS on Road
2019
 
 
+11%
OPS at Home
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2019Home .824 482 72 22 59 12 .255 .338 .486
Since 2019Away .810 417 63 18 52 10 .274 .337 .473
2021Home .822 113 18 6 14 4 .227 .327 .495
2021Away .849 92 12 5 8 4 .291 .337 .512
2020Home .666 128 17 3 10 0 .206 .320 .346
2020Away .732 85 9 2 12 1 .221 .365 .368
2019Home .904 241 37 13 35 8 .292 .353 .551
2019Away .817 240 42 11 32 5 .284 .326 .491
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Stat Review
How does Ramon Laureano compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 400 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
BB/K
0.31
 
BB Rate
8.3%
 
K Rate
26.8%
 
BABIP
.305
 
ISO
.246
 
AVG
.257
 
OBP
.332
 
SLG
.503
 
OPS
.834
 
wOBA
.362
 
Exit Velocity
81.6 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
35.7%
 
Barrels/PA
9.3%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2020
2019
2017
Laureano began the 2019 season in a starting role in center field, but a leg injury kept him out for the entire month of July and limited his playing time down the stretch. He showed improved power at the dish, finishing the year with a .288/.340/.521 slash line, 24 long balls, 67 RBI and 13 stolen bases in 123 games. His 25.6 K% and 5.9 BB% are mildly concerning -- the latter being down from 9.1% in 2018 -- though he made the most of his contact, with his xBA and xSLG ranking in the 70th percentile or above. Keep in mind too that it was his first full season in the major leagues. The 25-year-old runs extremely well and has an elite throwing arm in the outfield. Laureano is on track to begin spring training at full strength and will once again slot in as an everyday player in 2020. He has the tools to make up for shaky plate discipline and could become a big difference maker in rotisserie baseball.
Laureano burst onto the scene in August, turning heads with his bat and cannon of an arm. The 24-year-old quickly turned into Oakland's everyday center fielder and finished the season with a 129 wRC+ -- a mark that would have tied for fourth with Tommy Pham among qualified MLB center fielders. Granted, he had a 28.4% strikeout rate and .388 BABIP, which suggest he was playing a little over his head. Even when factoring in regression, Laureano still looks the part of an everyday player, especially given his defensive value. He hits the ball to all fields and did not show significant lefty/righty splits at Triple-A or in the majors, so he should hit at least .250 with double-digit home runs. A plus runner, Laureano was caught just three times on 21 stolen-base attempts last season, so he should push for 15-to-20 steals if he stays relatively healthy. Given his strong debut, he won't be available in the end game, but is a reasonable OF4 in 15-team leagues.
One of the top pop-up prospects of 2016, Laureano capped his breakout campaign by wowing scouts with consistent loud contact in the Arizona Fall League. This brief yet impressive showing helped alleviate concerns about batting averages over .400 on balls in play at stops at High-A Lancaster and Double-A Corpus Christi. Laureano's combined .319/.428/.528 slash line will not be sustainable as he moves to more neutral hitting environments and his BABIP normalizes. The general consensus, however, says he has at least an average hit tool, which, coupled with plus speed and a good eye at the plate, might be enough for him to make it as an everyday player. He stole 43 bases at a 75.4 percent success rate last year, but his speed projects more comfortably in the 20-steal range over a full season against big league batteries. That speed could be complemented by average raw power. He also walked 70 times in 116 games last year and might profile atop a mediocre lineup.
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Might not require rehab stint
OFOakland Athletics
Hip
June 13, 2021
Manager Bob Melvin said Sunday that the team has not decided if Laureano (hip) will need to go on a rehab assignment before being activated from the injured list, Matt Kawahara of the San Francisco Chronicle
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Set to face live pitching Monday
OFOakland Athletics
Hip
June 11, 2021
Laureano (hip) is scheduled to face live pitching Monday, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.
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Looking to build stamina
OFOakland Athletics
Hip
June 10, 2021
Laureano (hip) anticipates going on a rehab assignment to build up his stamina, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.
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Participates in full workout
OFOakland Athletics
Hip
June 10, 2021
Laureano (hip) participated in a full workout on the field ahead of Thursday's game against the Royals, Alex Coffey of The Athletic reports.
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No structural damage in hip
OFOakland Athletics
Hip
June 4, 2021
Laureano has no structural damage in his hip and is tentatively scheduled to resume running sometime next week, James Fegan of The Athletic reports.
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