In a column for the Tampa Bay Times, Marc Topkin notes that Rays pitcher Erasmo Ramirez has qualified for arbitration eligibility as a Super Two player. A player qualifies as a Super Two if he finishes among the top 22 percent among players with two to three years of service time.
Ramirez, 25, put together a terrific season for the Rays. He compiled a 3.75 ERA with a 126/40 K/BB ratio in 163 1/3 innings. The Rays had acquired him from the Mariners in exchange for pitcher Mike Montgomery at the end of March this year. Ramirez posted a 4.62 ERA across parts of three seasons with the Mariners.
Ramirez will have his first year of arbitration eligibility after the 2016 season. He has the potential to earn quite a bit of money if he is able to repeat his 2015 success.