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Pirates Prospects Daily: Yohan Ramirez Was Sneaky Good in 2022 With the Pirates

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The Pirates did a lot over the offseason to add to a struggling bullpen, hoping to build some depth so they don’t have to overwork their All-Star closer. One carry over that will look to earn a bullpen spot is Yohan Ramirez, a former waiver pickup from the Seattle Mariners.

It would be easy to overlook a middle reliever that was picked up in waiver claim, especially when the Pirates make so many claims over the course of the season.

Ramirez was one of few Pirates relievers who pitched well down the stretch, with a 3.67 ERA, and holding batters to a .220 average.

It shouldn’t be a surprise that he only allowed one home run either, as his sinker actually graded out as one of the better of its kind, in all of baseball — which helped him induce ground balls 58.7% of the time. 

Anthony Murphy
Anthony Murphy
Anthony began writing over 10 years ago, starting a personal blog to cover the 2011 MLB draft, where the Pirates selected first overall. After bouncing around many websites covering hockey, he refocused his attention to baseball, his first love when it comes to sports. He eventually found himself here at Pirates Prospects in late 2021, where he covers the team’s four full season minor league affiliates.

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