Rangel Ravelo
Rangel Ravelo
28-Year-Old First Baseman1B
St. Louis Cardinals
2020 Fantasy Outlook
A sixth-round draft pick by the White Sox in 2010, Ravelo received his first callup to the big leagues last season. He played 29 games -- primarily as a pinch-hitter -- and slashed .205/.256/.410 in 43 plate appearances. Albeit limited to a small sample size, Ravelo's output was interesting in that it belied his typical production in the minors. Usually a solid hitter with limited power, his paltry batting average in the big leagues was accompanied by a .205 ISO that surpassed any mark he had posted in 10 minor-league seasons. Ravelo also struck out at a 27.9% clip with the Cardinals after never breaking the 20% mark in the minors. Chances are that Ravelo's big-league numbers will fall more in line with his minor-league norms moving forward, though there's no guarantee that he'll return to St. Louis next season. Wherever he ends up, Ravelo is best viewed as a bench bat rather than a potential starter. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year, minor-league contract with the Cardinals in November of 2018.
Still projected for some DH duty
1BSt. Louis Cardinals
June 27, 2020
Now that the universal implementation of the designated hitter in 2020 is official, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports Ravelo could be one of several players the Cardinals deploy in that spot.
ANALYSIS
Ravelo originally projected to serve as the team's primary pinch hitter, a role the departed Jose Martinez held last season. However, with the DH rule now offering manager Mike Shildt an opportunity to get an extra bat into the lineup each day, president of baseball operations John Mozeliak specifically mentioned Ravelo as an option to rotate into the spot on occasion. The long-time minor-leaguer finally got his first majors break last season, slashing .205/.256/.410 across 43 plate appearances.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
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vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+56%
OPS vs RHP
2019
 
 
+56%
OPS vs RHP
2018
No Stats
2017
No Stats
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017vs Left .452 7 0 0 1 0 .167 .286 .167
Since 2017vs Right .705 36 4 2 6 0 .212 .250 .455
2019vs Left .452 7 0 0 1 0 .167 .286 .167
2019vs Right .705 36 4 2 6 0 .212 .250 .455
2018vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+174%
OPS at Home
2019
 
 
+174%
OPS at Home
2018
No Stats
2017
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017Home 1.011 20 3 1 3 0 .333 .400 .611
Since 2017Away .369 23 1 1 4 0 .095 .130 .238
2019Home 1.011 20 3 1 3 0 .333 .400 .611
2019Away .369 23 1 1 4 0 .095 .130 .238
2018Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Rangel Ravelo 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
0.25
 
BB Rate
7.0%
 
K Rate
27.9%
 
BABIP
.231
 
ISO
.205
 
AVG
.205
 
OBP
.256
 
SLG
.410
 
OPS
.666
 
wOBA
.288
 
Exit Velocity
93.8 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
39.3%
 
Barrels/PA
7.0%
 
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2015 Fantasy Outlook
Ravelo was acquired by the A's as part of the Jeff Samardzija trade with the White Sox in December. As a 22-year-old, he posted a career-best .309/.386/.473 line at Double-A Birmingham including 11 homers, 10 steals and 66 RBI. In addition to a useful mix of tools, Ravelo has shown a patient eye at the plate as a minor league player, but it remains to be seen if he'll hit enough to become a regular as a first baseman, as he's only played two games at third base over the past two seasons. A right-handed hitter, Ravelo may also be destined for a bench role on the small side of a platoon if he remains in Oakland.
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Likely strong DH candidate
1BSt. Louis Cardinals
May 26, 2020
Ravelo would be a natural candidate to frequently slot in at designated hitter if the position is instituted universally during an abbreviated 2020 season, Rick Hummel of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
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Sees plenty of spring at-bats
1BSt. Louis Cardinals
April 19, 2020
Ravelo hit .237 (9-for-38) with three doubles, two RBI, six walks, one stolen base and five runs across 14 Grapefruit League games before spring training was suspended.
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Tagged for utility/pinch-hit role
1BSt. Louis Cardinals
March 20, 2020
Ravelo, who's slated to fill in at both first base and the corner outfield spots this season, is also a primary candidate for the pinch-hit role Jose Martinez frequently occupied last season, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports.
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Left off roster for NLDS
1BSt. Louis Cardinals
October 3, 2019
Ravelo is not on the roster for the National League Division Series against the Braves.
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Hits tape-measure blast
1BSt. Louis Cardinals
September 13, 2019
Ravelo slugged a 487-foot solo home run for his only hit over four at-bats in a win over the Rockies on Thursday.
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