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Fantasy Profile: Wilson Ramos, C, Washington Nationals

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Fantasy Profile: Wilson Ramos, C, Washington Nationals

Pos. Rank 19

Wilson Ramos has the potential to be a top 5 catcher. What’s the catch (no pun intended)? HE MUST STAY HEALTHY. Ramos hasn’t had more than 450 plate appearances in a season (closest is 435 he had in his rookie season). After that pretty stellar rookie season (in which he placed 4th for Rookie Of The Year) Ramos has had injury plagued years, he’s only averaged 237 at bat’s the past three years. Even with all the warts, I really like Ramos going into 2015.

If this can be the year Ramos stays healthy, he’s got 20+ home run power potential while hitting with a decent average. Ramos is only turning 27, and is in the prime of his hitting. In 2013 he put up 16 home runs in only 287 at bats, with a .272/.307/.777 slash line while only playing in 78 games. Ramos in the past two years has a home run per fly ball rate of  21.8%, showing he’s got legit power and could potentially hit more bombs if he can up his measly 23% fly-ball rate.  Not to mention he’ll be in a stacked Nationals lineup, and even if he hits in the bottom half of the lineup, he will have chances to drive in runs. Ramos is more than likely going to be taken in the 15-20 range of catchers, and easily could outproduce his average draft position if he can reach 500+ plate appearances.

Next year I project at least 20 HRs with 70+ RBI. He won’t walk a ton and strikes out more than you’d like but as the 13th catcher currently going off the board in most formats, I will take that production (and possible breakout candidate).

2011 WAS C 113 435 389 48 15 52 0 38 76 0.267 0.445 0.334 0.779
2012 WAS C 25 96 83 11 3 10 0 12 19 0.265 0.398 0.354 0.752
2013 WAS C 78 303 287 29 16 59 0 15 42 0.272 0.470 0.307 0.777
2014 WAS C 88 361 341 32 11 47 0 17 57 0.267 0.399 0.299 0.698
2015 Projection WAS C 420 396 42 17 60 0 21 65 0.271 0.306 0.430 0.736


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