Alexei Ramirez

Alexei Ramirez #10

  • SS
  • B/T: R/R
  • 6' 2"/180
  • Age: 34

Alexei Ramirez Stats

.249 10 62 17 .642

Alexei Ramirez MLB Career Stats

.273 109 542 135 .709

Alexei Ramirez Bio

  • Full Name: Alexei Fernando Ramirez
  • Pronunciation: Alec-say
  • Nickname: The Cuban MIssile
  • Born: 9/22/1981 in Pinar del Rio, Cuba
  • Debut: March 31, 2008
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2015 Stats 583 54 145 10 62 17 .249 .285 .642
MLB Career Stats 4656 563 1272 109 542 135 .273 .310 .709
  • Status: Free Agent

Alexei Ramirez Statcast Averages

Year Team LG PA HIP Avg Launch Speed (mph) Avg Distance (feet) Avg Gen Velocity (mph) Avg Launch Angle (deg) Avg Height (feet)
2015 White Sox AL 622 424 85.59 190.53 -4.04 6.05 26.66
MLB Avg - - - - 89.28 210.20 0.43 8.96 33.39


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November 10, 2015 at 5:15 AM ET

Ramirez still of interest to White Sox

The White Sox declined Alexei Ramirez's option for 2016, making him a free agent, but the shortstop could still return to the South Side, general manager Rick Hahn said Monday at the General Managers Meetings.

November 4, 2015 at 2:25 PM ET

White Sox decline option on Ramirez

The White Sox have declined the 2016 option on the contract of shortstop Alexei Ramirez, opting instead to exercise a $1-million buyout, making him a free agent.


Alexei Ramirez Awards

AL All-Star

Year Team League
2014 Chi White Sox AL

AL Silver Slugger

Year Team League
2010 Chi White Sox AL
2014 Chi White Sox AL

Wilson Team Defensive Player of the Year

Year Team League
2012 Chi White Sox AL

AL Player of the Week

Week Team League
05/23/2011 Chi White Sox AL

Alexei Ramirez Leaderboards

Batting Average

Season AVG Rank
2010 .282 23rd in AL
2013 .284 24th in AL

Stolen Bases

Season SB Rank
2012 20 20th in AL
2013 30 9th in AL
2014 21 13th in AL
2015 17 17th in AL

Slugging Percentage

Season SLG Rank
2008 .475 24th in AL

Runs Scored

Season R Rank
2010 83 25th in AL
2011 81 25th in AL
2014 82 21st in AL


Season H Rank
2010 165 21st in AL
2011 165 15th in AL
2013 181 11th in AL
2014 170 17th in AL


Season 2B Rank
2011 31 24th in AL
2013 39 7th in AL
2014 35 10th in AL
2015 33 23rd in AL


Season 3B Rank
2012 4 23rd in AL

Games Played

Season G Rank
2010 156 15th in AL
2011 158 10th in AL
2012 158 12th in AL
2013 158 15th in AL
2014 158 9th in AL
2015 154 24th in AL

At Bats

Season AB Rank
2010 585 21st in AL
2011 614 11th in AL
2012 593 21st in AL
2013 637 4th in AL
2014 622 7th in AL
2015 583 25th in AL

Plate Appearances

Season PA Rank
2011 684 13th in AL
2013 674 17th in AL
2014 657 18th in AL

Total Bases

Season TB Rank
2010 252 25th in AL
2014 254 20th in AL

Caught Stealing

Season CS Rank
2008 9 7th in AL
2010 8 13th in AL
2012 7 10th in AL
2013 9 5th in AL
2015 7 14th in AL

Alexei Ramirez Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
November 4, 2015 SS Alexei Ramirez elected free agency.

Alexei Fernando Ramirez Bio Info

Married Mildred … has three children: Alexei Jr., Alexia and Alexi … received a replacement gold medal from the 2004 Summer Olympics on 6/9/12 after the original medal was lost in 2007 … the medal was presented by close friend and former teammate Jose Contreras on behalf of the White Sox … nickname of Pirineo (Little Kid) was given to him because he was always one of the youngest players in each of his youth baseball leagues.


American League Leaders:T10th in doubles (35)...AL Leaders (As SS): 1st in DP (119); T3rd in starts (157); 4th in games (158); 6th in IP (1,376.2)...Won his second AL Silver Slugger Award (also 2010) and was a finalist for the Rawlings Gold Glove Award...Is the only White Sox shortstop to win the Silver Slugger and joined Frank Thomas (four), Carlton Fisk (three) and Magglio Ordonez (two) as the only Sox players to win multiple times...He and Jose Abreu became the fourth set of Sox teammates to be named Silver Sluggers in the same season, joining Joe Crede and Jermaine Dye (2006), Ordonez and Thomas (2000) and Thomas and Julio Franco (2004)...Was named to his first AL All-Star Team in his seventh season with Chicago (selected by AL players)...Became the first Sox shortstop to be named an All-Star since Ozzie Guillen in 1991...Played in 158 games for the fourth consecutive season, the only player in baseball to appear in at least that many games...His 35 doubles were the sixth-highest total in club history by a shortstop … joined Buck Weaver (1919-20) and Luke Appling (1936-37) as the only shortstops in franchise history to record 30-plus doubles in consecutive seasons (39 in 2013)...Recorded career highs in total bases (254) and extra-base hits (52) … led the Sox in games, at-bats (622), runs scored (82), singles (118), stolen bases (21) and multihit games (51)...Tied for second among AL shortstops with a .978 fielding mark (15 E/696 TC)...Batted .351 (40-114) with seven doubles, four home runs and 19 RBI over 29 games through April … the 40 hits through the end of the month marked the most in franchise history...Hit safely in his first 17 games, the longest season-opening hitting streak in White Sox history … hit .379 (25-66) with four doubles, four home runs, 14 RBI and 13 runs scored during the streak, which tied for the fourth-longest in the AL in 2014...His 21-game hitting streak dating back to 9/24/13 was the longest by a White Sox player since Carlos Lee's franchise record 28 in 2004...Connected on his second home run on 4/10 vs. Cleveland (hit his second home run last season in Game 113 on 8/9)...Stole his 100th career base on 4/11 vs. Cleveland...Hit his second career game-ending home run on 4/13 vs. Cleveland, a two-run shot in the ninth inning off John Axford...Became the first White Sox player to hit a walkoff homer with the team trailing since Alex Rios on 4/24/10 vs. Seattle...Scored the game-ending run in the ninth inning on 4/15 vs. Boston on a Xander Bogaerts error...Singled in the ninth inning on 4/17 vs. Boston to pass Frank Thomas (15 games) for the longest season-opening hitting streak in club history … streak was snapped on 4/19 at Texas, but hit safely in his next six contests (.360, 9-25)...Recorded his 1,000th career hit on 5/5 at the Cubs and matched his career high with four hits on 5/8 vs. the Cubs...Connected on his sixth career grand slam on 5/9 vs. Arizona, matching Joe Crede and Magglio Ordonez for sixth-most in franchise history....Also appeared in his 836th game at shortstop, moving past Chico Carrasquel for fourth in club history...Connected on a two-run homer on 6/27 at Toronto, snapping a 26-game and 106 at-bat stretch without a RBI...Went 1-2 with run a scored in the All-Star Game at Target Field on 8/15 … replaced Derek Jeter at shortstop in the fourth inning of his final Midsummer Classic...Homered in consecutive games on 7/25-26 at Minnesota for the first time in 2014...Recorded a 10-game hitting streak from 7/29-8/7, batting .381 (16-42) with seven doubles, one home run and 10 RBI (five multihit efforts)...Hit his first career leadoff homer on 8/24 at the Yankees … hit his 15th home run on 9/13-1 vs. Minnesota, his most since 2011 (also 15), and his 35th double on 9/23 at Detroit.


Spent his sixth season with the White Sox … played in 158 games for the third consecutive season … became the first Sox shortstop since Ozzie Guillen (1985-91) to appear in 135 games or more in five straight seasons … ranked among the American League leaders in doubles (T7th, 39), stolen bases (T9th, 30) and hits (11th, 181) … recorded career highs in at-bats (637), hits, doubles and stolen bases … his six home runs and 48 RBI were career lows … his career-high 22 errors were tied for second in the major leagues among all players (previous high was 20 in 2009 and 2010) … ranked second among AL shortstops with 1,400.2 innings played, trailing only Baltimore's J.J. Hardy (1,417.0) … batted .302 (16-53) with 18 RBI with RISP/two outs … increased his walk total from 16 to 26 and lowered his strikeout mark from 77 to 68 … hit third in the lineup 37 times, batting .273 (41-150) with three homers and 14 RBI … average was .288 (101-372) over 83 games in the No. 2 spot … hit .385 (30-78) with four of his six home runs vs. Minnesota … batted .281 (25-89) with one home run and four RBI in April (entered the season with a .222 mark over 103 career games in April) … owned an eight-game hitting streak from 4/5-13, batting .333 (10-30) with four doubles and three runs scored … recorded consecutive three-hit games on 5/12 at Los Angeles-AL and 5/13 at Minnesota … batted .395 (17-43) with four RBI in 10 games from 5/12-21 … connected on a go-ahead two-run single in the seventh inning on 5/12 vs. the Angels (Chris Sale threw a one-hit shutout) … matched his career high with four hits on 6/20 at Minnesota … hit safely in seven consecutive games from 6/23-7/2 (.353, 12-34) … committed an eighth-inning error on 6/23 at Kansas City, allowing the tying and winning runs to score … hit a game-ending single in the ninth inning on 6/25 vs. the Mets (Sox allowed a game-tying, unearned run in the top of the ninth) … ranked fourth in the AL with 10 doubles in July … was the only player in the majors to play every inning in 2013 before being removed in the seventh inning on 7/5 at Tampa Bay (source: Elias) recorded a nine-game hitting streak from 7/8-20, going 17-44 (.386) with six doubles and six RBI … registered a four-hit game on 7/13-1 at Philadelphia … set a career high with his 21st stolen base on 7/25 vs. Detroit … tied for fourth in the AL with nine doubles in August … compiled a season-high, 11-game hitting streak from 8/4-14, going 20-51 (.392) with two homers and nine RBI … matched his career high with four hits on 8/5 vs. the Yankees … homered in both games of a doubleheader on 8/9 vs. Minnesota … his solo home run in the opener was his first since 4/3 vs. Kansas City, snapping a 451 at-bat drought … homered in consecutive games for the first time since 7/27-28/10 … hit a solo homer and set a career high with his 32nd double on 8/18 at Minnesota … received his first off day of the season on 8/28 vs. Houston … went 4-4 with a home run and three RBI on 9/16 vs. Minnesota … recorded three multihit efforts over his final four games.

2012 Matched his career high with 158 games played (also 2011) ... hit a career-low nine home runs but collected 73 RBIs, the second-highest total of his career (77 in 2008) ... his 73 RBIs led all American League shortstops and tied for second in the Major Leagues ... became the first White Sox shortstop to appear in 135 games or more in four consecutive seasons since Ozzie Guillen (1985-91) ... committed 12 errors, the second-fewest of his career (11 in 2008), and down from 16 in 2011 ... tied for fourth in the AL with a .982 fielding percentage (673 TC) ... stole a career-high 20 bases ... hit .285 (84-295) with six homers and 41 RBIs at U.S. Cellular Field and .245 (73-298) with three homers and 32 RBIs on the road ... batted .336 (48-143) with RISP, the 11th-highest mark in the AL ... was 21-62 (.339) with 24 RBIs with RISP/two outs ... hit .228 (45-197) with one homer and 24 RBIs from April-May, .301 (87-289) with seven home runs and 38 RBIs from June-August and .234 (25-107) with one homer and 11 RBIs from September-end of the season ... connected on one home run over his first 74 games ... hit six of his nine home runs between 7/24-8/24 ... batted .312 (73-234) with four homers and 32 RBIs in 65 games from the No. 8 position in the lineup ... went 12-26 (.462) vs. Baltimore and 11-33 (.333) vs. Texas ... collected his first multi-RBI game of the season on 4/25 at Oakland ... posted a season-high three hits on 5/9 at Cleveland ... collected four multihit games and three multi-RBI games over a five-game span from 5/26-30 ... hit a game-winning, RBI single in the eighth inning on 6/1 vs. Seattle ... matched a career high with four hits (eighth time) and a season high with three RBIs on 6/29 at New York-AL ... compiled a season-high, nine-game hitting streak from 7/3-15 (.410, 16-39) ... hit a game-winning, two-run home run in the eighth inning on 8/20 vs. the Yankees ... went 7-13 (.538) with four RBIs during a four-game series at Baltimore from 8/27-30 ... hit .333 (10-30) with a homer and four RBIs during a nine-game hitting streak from 9/2-11 ... recorded just two multihit efforts and eight RBIs over his final 24 games. 2011 Established career highs in doubles (31), walks (51), games played (158) and at-bats (614) in his fourth season with the White Sox...also set career highs in hit by pitches (6) and sacrifice hits (8) and tied his career best with 165 hits...ranked among the American League shortstop leaders in hits (t1st), doubles (3rd), home runs (4th, 15) and RBI (4th, 70)...became the first White Sox shortstop to appear in 135 games or more in three consecutive seasons since Ozzie Guillen (1985-91)...tied for the team lead in games played, doubles and multihit games (47)...compiled a .977 (16 e/690 tc) fielding percentage at short, fifth-best in the AL...batted .301 (41-136) over his final 35 games...did not commit an error in his last 24 contests...grounded into a career-high 19 double plays...went 6-14 (.429) with the bases loaded...made 100 starts from the No. 2 position in the batting order, hitting .294 (118-401)...hit .221 (47-213) from the remaining spots in the lineup...hit into a triple play on 4/3 at Cleveland, the first by a Sox player since 1978...recorded his first career multihomer game on 4/12 vs. Oakland, including his first game-ending home run...became the first shortstop in franchise history to post a multihomer effort with a game-ending homer...hit three home runs in April, compared to two in his previous three Aprils combined...hit .313 (36-115) with 14 doubles and 20 RBI in May...the 14 doubles led the Major Leagues and tied Magglio Ordonez (6/02) and Paul Konerko (8/01) for the second-highest monthly total by a Sox player since 1954...the 20 RBI were his most since August 2008 (monthly best 22)...matched his career highs in hits and RBI on 5/22 vs. the Dodgers, going 4-5 with two doubles, a home run and five RBI...was named AL Player of the Week for 5/16-22, going 10-24 (.417) with six doubles, one homer and nine RBI...tied his career high with four hits on 5/31 at Boston...recorded the game-ending single on 7/9 vs. Minnesota...received his first career ejection on 8/19 vs. Texas (arguing balls and strikes)...recorded four consecutive multihit games from 9/14-17. 2010 Received his first Silver Slugger Award and was named the shortstop on The Sporting News American League All-Star Team after leading all AL shortstops in average (.282), slugging percentage (.431), home runs (18) and total bases (252) and ranking second in RBI (70) ... became the first shortstop in White Sox history to win a Silver Slugger Award, and joined Rafael Palmeiro (1998-99) as the only two Cuban-born players to accomplish the feat ... along with Luis Aparicio (1968, '70) and Luke Appling (1936, '40 and '43), became the third Sox shortstop to garner the TSN distinction ... established career highs in doubles (29), runs scored (83), games played (156), hits (165) and at-bats (585) ... his 18 home runs were the sixth-most by a shortstop in club history ... batted .303 (106-350) in his final 91 games, raising his average from .251 to .282 ... compiled a .974 (20 E/768 TC) fielding percentage at shortstop ... his 768 total chances led the AL at that position and were the most by a Sox shortstop since Ozzie Guillen in 1989 (806) ... struck out a career-high 82 times, up from 66 in 2009 ... recorded five bunt hits, a career-high seven sacrifice hits and 22 infield hits ... batted .351 (33-94) in July, eighth-highest in the AL ... hit .352 (25-71) with eight doubles, three home runs and 12 RBI vs. Minnesota ... tied his career high with five RBI on 5/21 vs. Florida ... started 32 consecutive games at short from 5/25-6/29 ... went 4-5 with a double, two RBI and three runs scored on 8/3-1 at Detroit, matching his career high (fifth time) ... recorded a careerhigh, 15-game hitting streak from 8/6-21-2 (.328, 21-64) ... reached base safely in his final 13 games. 2009 Hit .277 (150-542) with 14 doubles, 15 home runs and 68 RBI in his second season with the White Sox...his 15 homers marked the seventh highest total by a shortstop in club history...increased his walk total from 18 in 2008 to 49 in 2009...tied for sixth in the American League with six sacrifice flies...ranked second in the AL with a .370 (47-127) average vs. left-handers (.248 vs. righties)...10 of his 15 home runs came off righthanders and six came after the sixth inning...compiled a .969 (20 e/650 TC) fielding percentage at shortstop (spent 2008 at second base) ... batted .342 (25-73) with seven home runs and 15 RBI during interleague play...tied for third in the AL in interleague home runs and tied for seventh in RBI...started at shortstop on Opening Day vs. Kansas City (started 2008 Opening Day in center field)...ended a season-opening 0-14 slump by going 2-4 with two RBI on 4/11 vs. Minnesota...hit his fifth grand slam on 4/25 vs. Toronto and finished with a career-best five RBI...became the second-fastest player to reach five grand slams in major-league history (152 games), trailing only Rudy York (139 games from 1934, '37-38)...matched his career high with four hits on 5/25 at Angels...became the first Sox player with four hits in the first four innings since Sherm Lollar on 6/26/60-2 vs. Boston (Elias Sports Bureau)...drew a career-high three walks on 5/26 at angels...went 4-5 with a double, home run and four RBI on 6/20 at Cincinnati...hit seven home runs in June, tied for the seventh-most in the league...missed 7/2-3 at Kansas City with a bruised right middle finger...recorded the final assist in Mark Buehrle's perfect game on 7/23 vs. Tampa Bay...left game on 7/29 with a sprained right ankle and missed the next seven contests...hit a go-ahead, three-run home run off David Aardsma on 8/11 at Seattle, erasing a 1-0 deficit in the ninth inning...clubbed a 10th-inning, game-winning solo home run on 8/14 at Oakland. 2008 Finished second in the american league rookie of the year balloting (59 points) after hitting .290 (139-480) with 22 doubles, 21 home runs and 77 RBI ... the second-place fi nish was the highest by a White Sox player since right-handed pitcher Shingo takatsu was second in 2004 and the highest by a Sox infi elder since Ozzie Guillen won the award in 1985 ... the fi nish also marked the best by a Cuban-born player since Tampa Bay's rolando arrojo also was second in 1998 ... named to the topps' Major league rookie all-Star team ... set a major-league rookie record with four grand slams, also tying the club mark (albert Belle in 1997) ... led the AL in grand slams and fi nished fi fth with a .380 average with runners in scoring position ... his 21 home runs as a rookie second baseman were a club record and the third-highest total in major-league history ... total also was the seventh-most in Sox history by a rookie ... his .290 average was the highest by a Sox rookie since Chris Singleton in 1999 (.300) ... was named the al rookie of the Month for august after hitting .308 with six home runs and 22 rBi ... hit .312 (43-138) with six home runs vs. left-handers and .281 (96-342) with 15 homers vs. righties ... 12 of his home runs came with men on base and 11 came after the seventh inning, tied for sixth-most in the al ... made 117 starts at second base, six in center fi eld and two at shortstop ... compiled a .981 (11 E/575 TC) fi elding percentage at second base ... hit .300 or better in three straight months (.355 in June, .341 in July and .308 in august) ... made his majorleague debut on Opening Day at Cleveland, going 0-4 with three strikeouts as the starting center fi elder ... collected his fi rst hit on 4/2 at Cleveland (single off Jorge Julio) ... recorded his fi rst RBI on 4/24 vs. the Yankees (double) ... led off and played shortstop on 5/8 vs. Minnesota, both career fi rsts ... hit his fi rst home run on 5/16 at San Francisco, a two-run shot off Jonathan Sanchez in a 2-0 win ... missed game on 6/27 vs. the Cubs to be at the birth of his third child, alexi ... doubled and homered one day after the birth of his son on 6/28 vs. the Cubs ... collected a career-high four hits on 7/8 at Kansas City ... hit his fi rst grand slam on 7/22 vs. Texas ... homered on 8/14 vs. Kansas City, one of a major-league record-tying four consecutive home runs in the sixth inning by the Sox (also Jim Thome, Paul Konerko and Juan uribe) ... hit his second grand slam on 8/17 at Oakland ... homered and drove in four runs in back-to-back games on 8/17 and 8/18 vs. Seattle ... totaled four home runs and 14 RBI in fi ve games from 8/17-21 ... set a Sox rookie record for home runs (15) as a second baseman on 8/22 vs. Tampa Bay (totals as 2B only) ... delivered his fi rst game-ending hit on 8/24 vs. Tampa Bay, a single in the 10th inning ... matched his career high with four hits on 8/25 at Baltimore ... reached base safely in 19 straight games from 8/5-25, including a season-best 11-game hit streak from 8/14-25 (.370, 17-46) ... hit his third grand slam on 9/19 at Kansas city, tying a majorleague rookie record and broke Shane Spencer's mark on 9/29 vs. Detroit with his fourth slam ... the grand slam off Detroit's Gary Glover snapped a 2-2 tie and forced a one-game playoff vs. Minnesota the following day ... donated his bat used in the record-tying four straight home runs to the national Baseball Hall of Fame. 2007 Played his seventh season with Pinar del Rio in the Cuban League ... batted .335 (114-340) with 20 home runs, 68 RBI and 65 runs scored in 89 games ... led the league in average and home runs ... set career highs in home runs, RBI and slugging percentage (.574) and tied his career best with 48 walks ... walked more than he struck out (37) for the third straight season ... was 11-23 (.478) with two doubles, one triple, three home runs and six RBI in five playoff games ... was the starting second baseman for the Cuba at the Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro ... played in five games with Escogido in the Dominican Winter League, going 1-14 (.071). 2006 Batted above .300 for the fifth consecutive season with a .323 average for Pinar del Rio ... recorded more than twice as many walks as strikeouts (48 BB/23 SO) ... 48 walks tied his career high ... played center field for Cuba in the inaugural World Baseball Classic, going 6-16 (.375) with two doubles and two RBI as his team advanced to the championship game before losing to Japan ... hit .250 (8-32) in the Americas Olympic Qualifying Tournament ... Cuba finished second (8-1) to the United States and secured an automatic bid to the 2008 Olympic Games. 2005 Hit .341 (115-337) in 84 games, the second-highest average of his career ... ranked fourth in the league in hits ... walked 32 times, compared to 31 strikeouts ... reached double figures in home runs for the third straight season ... went 4-15 (.267) in four postseason games with Pinar del Rio. 2004 Hit a career-low .308 (113-367) as Pinar del Rio won its second straight CL title ... tied his career best with 89 games played and five triples ... batted .424 (14-33) with five doubles, one triple, one home run, eight RBI, seven runs scored and eight walks in nine playoff games ... played for Cuba in the 2004 Olympics in Athens. 2003 Batted .340 (131-385) with 25 doubles, five triples, 12 home runs, 63 RBI and 75 runs scored for the CL champions ... set career highs in games played (89), at-bats, runs scored, hits, doubles, total bases (202) and stolen bases (nine) ... played in 10 postseason games, hitting .316 (12-38) with one home run, six RBI and nine runs scored. 2002 Hit a career-high .342 (90-263) with five home runs and 40 RBI in 64 games ... also hit five triples. 2001 Made his debut in the CL, going 8-19 (.421) in 17 games.