Cleveland Guardians third baseman and face of the franchise, Jose Ramirez, has managed to find himself in elite company.
During the 3rd inning of Monday's 6-4 loss to the Kansas City Royals, Ramirez would steal his 26th base of the season and the 200th base of his career. This stolen base combined with eclipsing the 200 career home run mark earlier this season. has Ramirez in the 200-200 club. This is a group of 52 players in the history of baseball who have hit 200 home runs while stealing 200 bases in their career. Notable players appearing on this list include Barry Bonds, Hank Aaron, and Rickey Henderson.
There are currently four active players who are members of this club. Ramirez, Mike Trout, Andrew McCutchen, and Jose Altuve. Turning 31 years old on Sunday, Ramirez is the youngest of this group, with Trout (32), Altuve (33), and McCutchen (36) being slightly older. It will not be long before this current group loses a member, as McCutchen is in the latter stages of his career.
Ramirez currently has 216 home runs in his career, tied for fifth-most all-time with Hal Trosky and former teammate Carlos Santana. Currently, Ramirez trails Cleveland's All-Time leader in home runs, Jim Thome, by 121. Expect Ramirez to move into second place at some point next season, as Albert Belle's 242 is definitely within reach.
Concerning Cleveland's All-Time stolen base leaders, Ramirez's total of 200 is less than half of Kenny Lofton's 452. It is possible that Ramirez could take over the second spot in the lineup as surpassing the 272 stolen bases by Omar Vizquel is possible. It may take some time, but there is a real chance that Ramirez is in sole possession of second place on this list by the time his career is over.