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2020 Angels in review: Noe Ramirez

He was sent to the Reds this offseason

Los Angeles Angels v Texas Rangers Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

Noe Ramirez has been a reliable option out of the bullpen the last few years for the Angels, 2020 wasn’t any different. Ramirez posted the lowest ERA (3.00) since his brief 10-game stint with LA back in 2017.

The difficult about the condensed season last year was that one or two bad outings could really hurt your numbers for the season. Through the first six games of the season, Ramirez owned an ERA of above seven. After that, he owned a 1.69 ERA over his final 15 games of the season.

Ironically, although he was doing a much better job at limiting the damage, his strikeout and walk numbers were the worst they had been since he became an Angel. Ramirez was averaging six strikeouts per nine innings, the lowest of his six-year career. His 3.9 walks per nine innings were his worst since 2016.

Ramirez excelled yet again against right-handed batters. They hit only .173 off him, compared to lefties who hit .273 off him. Amazingly, he didn’t strike out a single left-handed batter all season. All 14 of his strikeouts were against righties.

2020 particulars

Age: 31

Stats: 1-0, 3,00 ERA, 14 SO, 1.14 WHIP, 4.52 WHIP, 151 ERA+, 1.56 SO/BB

Salary: $900,000

Game of the year

Ramirez struck out a season-high three hitters on August 19. He threw two scoreless innings, one of three times he threw multiple innings in 2020.

Roster status

Ramirez was traded to the Cincinnati Reds this offseason in exchange for Raisel Iglesias.