Those who invested a first-round choice in Cleveland Indians third baseman Jose Ramirez probably ran the gamut of emotions this season. Ramirez, the No. 4 pick in ESPN average live drafts after an MVP-type 2018 campaign, hit .218 with seven home runs prior to this season's All-Star break. He was, most clearly, the fantasy bust of the season. Then it all changed -- quickly. Ramirez hit .320 in July with nine home runs and continued mashing in August, posting a .327 mark with 13 home runs in 41 post-break games before the hamate bone on his right hand busted Saturday. His season is likely over.
If this is indeed it for the season, Ramirez, who is already one of four players with 20 or more home runs and stolen bases, will be quite the discussion piece this offseason. Can we make him a first-round pick again after his struggles this season and in the latter half of last season? Could that occur again?