Kris Bryant versus Jose Ramirez
Could there be two players more different than the third basemen for each team? Jose Ramirez hits for average, uses his speed to steal bases, scores runs. Kris Bryant gets hits, drives in runs, and scores.
Ramirez’s best weapon his is speed. Hitting .312 for the regular season, he legged out 46 doubles and swiped 22 bases, scoring 84 runs. While he does not strike out much, he is susceptible to grounding into double plays.
Bryant possesses a combination of getting on base and power. He led the majors with 121 runs scored, hit 39 home runs, and knocked in 102. While Ramirez produces better in his home park, most of Bryant’s offensive prowess was displayed on the road. With home field advantage laying with the Indians, Bryant’s ability to perform on the road is key.