Jose Ramirez 2022 Markets: Total RBIs, Hits, Runs Scored

Jose Ramirez 2022 Markets: Total RBIs, Hits, Runs Scored

Cole Paganelli
2 years ago
3 min read
leveland Guardians infielder Jose Ramirez (11) prepares for his at bat at Hohokam Stadium in Mesa, Arizona, spring training home of the Oakland Athletics.

Jose Ramirez is the best third baseman in baseball and has been an MVP candidate over the past few seasons. The superstar has emerged as a player with a lethal combination of speed and power who limits strikeouts and plays an impressive brand of defense at the hot corner. 

So can the 29-year old keep it going in 2022?

Ramirez 2022 Season Outlook

J-Ram posted an incredible year in 2021. He smashed 36 home runs, drove in 103 RBI’s, scored 111 runs, and swiped 27 bags to go along with a .266/.358/.538 slash line. 

But this was far from the first season that he posted elite numbers. Since 2017 (with the exception of the shortened 2020 campaign), Ramirez has hit at least 23 home runs, stole at least 17 bases, and totaled at least 147 hits. His productive consistency is a major reason why he is the general consensus top third baseman in baseball. 

And there really is no reason he can’t post similar numbers in 2022. Teams who wish to pitch around him will be forced to deal with powerful slugger Franmil Reyes looming in the on-deck circle. But there will be teams who choose to walk him which will lead to plenty of runs scored. 

He should also have a significant number of RBI’s batting behind Amed Rosario who proved to be someone who can get on base at a decent amount last year. 

But 2022 could end up being his best season yet. He still is under team control for the next two seasons but Ramirez is getting to the point where free agency does not seem too far off. Oftentimes players post their best seasons in contract years, and we could see a similar result in 2022 even though it technically is not a contract year for J-Ram.  

RBI’s, Hits, and Runs Scored Prediction

Barring injury, Ramirez should be able to reach the 100 mark in both runs and RBI’s. He scored 111 runs and totaled 103 RBI’s in 2021 and if 2022 does end up being even better, he might top both of those numbers. 

However, I would lean towards the under in runs. Other than Reyes there are not a whole lot of run producers hitting behind Ramirez. But somewhere between 100-105 seems realistic. 

But I could see Ramirez driving in 105 or more runs. His career-high RBI mark is 105 which came back in 2018. If he bats third in the lineup again he will have a real shot of reaching that number. Ramirez drove in 103 last year for a Cleveland lineup that was near the bottom of the league overall. 

But their overall struggles did not affect his performance all that much. 

Ramirez posted 147 total hits in 2022. His career-high in the category is 186. He won’t likely reach that number again because he is taking bigger swings which means more power but less contact. 

With that being said, Ramirez rarely strikes out so it is plausible that he surpasses 150 hits in 2022. 

My final prediction for Ramirez is 105 RBI’s, 105 runs scored, and 150 hits. If you combine that with 35-plus home runs he could finally win his first MVP this year. 

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