After injuries prevented him from validating what were some impressive power displays earlier in his career, keeping his ultimate ceiling a mystery, Wilson Ramos has settled into being a fairly run-of-the-mill catcher, at least as far as mixed-league options go. Does he have some pop? Sure, but pitchers learned to exploit his swing-at-everything approach with the increased exposure last year, resulting in a .197 batting average in the second half compared to .255 in the first. What it makes him is sort of the right-handed-hitting equivalent to Jason Castro, who also doesn't have much mixed-league appeal. You can draft either as your second catcher in a Rotisserie league, but they're both barely top-20 options at the position.
Ramos agreed to terms with the Nationals on Wednesday, avoiding arbitration. He was putrid offensively last season, posting a .258 OBP, but his defense was still above average, so the Nationals will be hoping for a rebound from Ramos at the plate. Considering he has a .301 career OBP, and is a career .258 hitter, it seems likely that he will rebound to some extent, which makes his double-digit homer power much more accessible in fantasy leagues.
Ramos tendered a contract Wednesday by the Nationals. The Nationals made the decision Wednesday to bring Ramos back for the 2016 season. This shouldn't come as much of a surprise because Ramos has had a good run with the Nationals throughout his career. As the starting catcher in 2015, he slugged 15 home runs and had a 100-hit season. Ramos will open the 2016 as the teams starter as well.
Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos is not in the lineup Friday against the Marlins. After sitting Wednesday, Ramos will get his second day off in three games. Jose Lobaton will once again fill in behind the plate, batting eighth in his stead.
Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos is getting his first day off Wednesday since Sept. 4. He is out of the lineup Wednesday in Philadelphia, MASN's Dan Kolko reports. Jose Lobaton will receive the start behind the dish instead and hit seventh. Ramos has been in a miserable slump with just five hits in his last 38 at-bats. His average has dropped 10 points to .237 since his last absence from the starting nine.
Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos went 1 for 3 in Monday's loss to the Mets. Ramos hit a two-run home run in the fifth inning that briefly gave Washington the lead. Ramos snapped an 0-for-11 slump with his ninth home run, his first since July 5.