Ramon Laureano
Ramon Laureano
26-Year-Old OutfielderOF
Oakland Athletics
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.
Slams 13th home run
OFOakland Athletics
June 22, 2021
Laureano went 3-for-5 with a two-run home run and two additional runs scored in Tuesday's 13-6 win against the Rangers.
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Laureano tallied three hits in the Athletics' big offensive night, highlighted by his two-run blast in the second inning off Brett de Geus. The outfielder also scored in the first and ninth frames. He is slashing .263/.342/.517 in 231 plate appearances. He has the power/speed combination, with 13 home runs that trails just Matt Olson on the Athletics, while he leads the team with eight steals.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
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#2
#3
#4
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#9
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12
15
3
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2019
 
 
+6%
OPS vs LHP
2021
 
 
+32%
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 .862 259 41 11 33 7 .298 .351 .511
Since 2019vs Right .810 677 99 32 86 16 .252 .336 .474
2021vs Left 1.017 77 11 3 8 2 .353 .429 .588
2021vs Right .769 158 23 10 19 6 .214 .297 .471
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
 
 
+1%
OPS at Home
2021
 
 
+4%
OPS on Road
2020
 
 
+10%
OPS on Road
2019
 
 
+11%
OPS at Home
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2019Home .826 487 73 23 60 12 .254 .337 .489
Since 2019Away .817 442 66 19 56 10 .276 .342 .474
2021Home .832 118 19 7 15 4 .225 .322 .510
2021Away .868 117 15 6 12 4 .292 .359 .509
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
0.34
 
BB Rate
8.5%
 
K Rate
25.1%
 
BABIP
.299
 
ISO
.250
 
AVG
.260
 
OBP
.340
 
SLG
.510
 
OPS
.850
 
wOBA
.369
 
Exit Velocity
81.9 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
36.0%
 
Barrels/PA
9.6%
 
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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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On base thrice in loss
OFOakland Athletics
June 22, 2021
Laureano went 1-for-2 with an RBI double and two walks in a loss to the Rangers on Monday.
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Not in Saturday's lineup
OFOakland Athletics
June 19, 2021
Laureano isn't starting Saturday against the Yankees, Matt Kawahara of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
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Goes yard in return
OFOakland Athletics
June 16, 2021
Laureano went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in Wednesday's 8-4 win over the Angels.
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Batting second in return
OFOakland Athletics
June 16, 2021
Laureano (hip) will start in center field and bat second Wednesday against the Angels.
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Reinstated from 10-day injured list
OFOakland Athletics
June 16, 2021
Laureano (hip) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list Wednesday.
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