The Cleveland Guardians All-Century Team
Jose Ramirez (2013-Present)
Stats: .278/.354/.501, .855 OPS, 126 OPS+, 34.3 bWAR, 163 HR, 540 RBI
Jose Ramirez has finished in the top six in MVP voting four times in the last five years, and top three in three of those years. Ramirez has been arguably one of the ten best players in the sport since he became an everyday player for Cleveland in 2016. He was one of the easiest selections for this century team because his 34.4 fWAR is the most of any Cleveland player in that span. At his best, Ramirez is a threat to hit 35 homers, steal 25 bases, while posting a .900 OPS and 7 WAR. Additionally, with a walk rate (10%) nearly as high as his strikeout rate (12.2%), Ramirez represents a hitter with above-average plate discipline who consistently makes contact, making him even more dangerous at the plate.