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2014 Rest-of-Season Projections (seasonal age 26)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
3 .266 0 0 0 0 .264 0.0
Birth Date8-10-1987
Height6' 0"
Weight235 lbs
Age27 years, 2 months, 13 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
0.22010
2.62011
0.62012
1.82013
1.92014
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WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2010 MIN 22 7 28 27 2 8 3 0 0 11 0 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 .296 .321 .407 .248 0.5 -0.1 0.0
2010 WAS 22 15 54 52 3 14 4 0 1 21 2 9 0 0 0 4 0 0 .269 .296 .404 .249 1.3 0.1 0.2
2011 WAS 23 113 435 389 48 104 22 1 15 173 38 76 2 2 4 52 0 2 .267 .334 .445 .271 25.6 -1.4 2.6
2012 WAS 24 25 96 83 11 22 2 0 3 33 12 19 0 1 0 10 0 0 .265 .354 .398 .284 5.4 0.3 0.6
2013 WAS 25 78 303 287 29 78 9 0 16 135 15 42 0 1 0 59 0 1 .272 .307 .470 .268 16.4 -0.3 1.8
2014 WAS 26 88 361 341 32 91 12 0 11 136 17 57 0 3 0 47 0 0 .267 .299 .399 .251 17.3 0.1 1.9
Career32612771179125317521465098420637417303.269.317.432.26466.5-1.27.1

Advanced

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2006 TWI Rk 46 172 .326 .249 .327 .348 .260 .297 96 12.4 5.1 1.3 0.2 -1.1 16.9 1.7 16.9 1.7
2007 BLT A 73 316 .276 .254 .326 .372 .262 .345 94 5.4 9.3 2 2.9 -0.4 21.7 2.5 21.7 2.5
2008 FTM A+ 126 500 .268 .259 .333 .378 .255 .348 96 4.3 15.4 2.7 -0.0 -7.9 17.9 1.8 17.9 1.8
2009 NBR AA 54 214 .311 .258 .333 .379 .267 .343 90 12.4 6.5 2.7 1.4 -0.0 22.8 2.5 22.8 2.5
2009 TWI Rk 5 19 .447 .250 .333 .358 .282 .188 82 4 0.6 0 -0.0 -0.7 4.0 0.4 4.0 0.4
2010 MIN MLB 7 28 .248 .275 .334 .432 .263 .333 108 -0.3 0.8 0.5 -0.1 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.5 0.0
2010 WAS MLB 15 54 .249 .255 .322 .395 .269 .310 91 -0.6 1.5 0.9 0.1 -1.2 1.3 0.2 1.3 0.2
2010 ROC AAA 71 295 .217 .267 .338 .408 .257 .274 100 -14 8.8 2.7 -0.9 -0.5 1.4 0.0 1.4 0.0
2010 SYR AAA 20 82 .281 .264 .327 .404 .250 .344 102 2 2.5 1.2 0.4 0.7 9.2 0.9 9.2 0.9
2011 WAS MLB 113 435 .271 .248 .311 .384 .256 .297 97 4.9 11.7 6.9 -1.4 0.7 25.6 2.6 25.6 2.6
2011 ARA Wnt 25 94 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .277 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 WAS MLB 25 96 .284 .252 .316 .408 .262 .306 98 2.3 2.6 1.6 0.3 0.6 5.4 0.6 5.4 0.6
2013 WAS MLB 78 303 .268 .248 .311 .379 .253 .270 103 2.2 8.0 4.8 -0.3 -1.1 16.4 1.8 16.4 1.8
2013 POT A+ 3 12 .112 .256 .330 .370 .250 .000 112 -2 0.4 0.1 -0.0 0.0 -0.8 -0.1 -0.8 -0.1
2013 HAR AA 2 5 .445 .260 .319 .402 .265 .500 106 0.9 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.3 0.9 0.1 0.9 0.1
2013 NAT Rk 2 5 .224 .312 .378 .376 .285 .000 105 -0.2 0.2 0.1 -0.0 -0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2014 WAS MLB 88 361 .251 .248 .310 .381 .260 .290 99 -3.2 9.3 5.5 0.1 1.9 17.3 1.9 17.3 1.9
2014 HAG A 1 4 .687 .312 .368 .439 .287 .500 108 1.8 0.1 -0.1 0.0 -0.0 1.8 0.2 1.8 0.2
2014 POT A+ 2 9 .548 .269 .318 .400 .252 .500 102 2.8 0.3 0.2 -0.0 -0.1 3.0 0.3 3.0 0.3
2014 HAR AA 3 11 .152 .273 .341 .416 .269 .111 105 -1.2 0.3 0.2 -0.0 -0.0 -0.8 -0.1 -0.8 -0.1

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2006 TWI Rk 172 18 44 12 1 3 26 12 14 4 2 .286 .343 .435 .149 .326 16.9 0.2 1.7
2007 BLT A 316 40 85 17 1 8 42 19 61 1 1 .291 .345 .438 .147 .276 21.7 2.9 2.5
2008 FTM A+ 500 50 130 23 2 13 78 37 103 0 1 .288 .349 .434 .146 .268 17.9 -0.0 1.8
2009 NBR AA 214 31 65 16 0 4 29 6 23 0 0 .317 .343 .454 .137 .311 22.8 1.4 2.5
2009 TWI Rk 19 4 6 1 1 3 6 0 0 0 0 .316 .316 .947 .632 .447 4.0 -0.0 0.4
2010 WAS MLB 54 3 14 4 0 1 4 2 9 0 0 .269 .296 .404 .135 .249 1.3 0.1 0.2
2010 MIN MLB 28 2 8 3 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 .296 .321 .407 .111 .248 0.5 -0.1 0.0
2010 ROC AAA 295 25 67 14 0 5 30 12 49 1 2 .241 .278 .345 .104 .217 1.4 -0.9 0.0
2010 SYR AAA 82 14 25 3 1 3 8 3 12 0 0 .316 .341 .494 .177 .281 9.2 0.4 0.9
2011 ARA Wnt 94 9 19 2 0 1 5 7 21 0 0 .218 .277 .276 .057 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2011 WAS MLB 435 48 104 22 1 15 52 38 76 0 2 .267 .334 .445 .177 .271 25.6 -1.4 2.6
2012 WAS MLB 96 11 22 2 0 3 10 12 19 0 0 .265 .354 .398 .133 .284 5.4 0.3 0.6
2013 HAR AA 5 1 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .500 .600 .750 .250 .445 0.9 0.1 0.1
2013 POT A+ 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 .000 .167 .000 .000 .112 -0.8 -0.0 -0.1
2013 NAT Rk 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .000 .400 .000 .000 .224 0.0 -0.0 0.0
2013 WAS MLB 303 29 78 9 0 16 59 15 42 0 1 .272 .307 .470 .199 .268 16.4 -0.3 1.8
2014 HAR AA 11 1 2 0 0 1 4 0 1 0 0 .182 .182 .455 .273 .152 -0.8 -0.0 -0.1
2014 POT A+ 9 1 5 1 0 1 5 0 0 0 0 .556 .556 1.000 .444 .548 3.0 -0.0 0.3
2014 HAG A 4 1 2 0 0 1 3 1 0 0 0 .667 .750 1.667 1.000 .687 1.8 0.0 0.2
2014 WAS MLB 361 32 91 12 0 11 47 17 57 0 0 .267 .299 .399 .132 .251 17.3 0.1 1.9

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2010 305 0.5016 0.5475 0.7725 0.7255 0.3684 0.8739 0.5714 0.2275
2011 1569 0.5118 0.4936 0.7946 0.6376 0.3420 0.8613 0.6641 0.2054
2012 362 0.5110 0.4890 0.7966 0.6324 0.3390 0.8974 0.6000 0.2034
2013 1034 0.4807 0.5387 0.8115 0.7465 0.3464 0.8841 0.6667 0.1885
2014 1145 0.4786 0.5764 0.7985 0.7828 0.3869 0.8881 0.6320 0.2015
Career44150.49510.5290.79820.70640.35630.87740.64470.2018

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-06-11 2014-06-26 15-DL 15 14 Right Thigh Tightness Hamstring -
2014-04-01 2014-05-07 15-DL 36 32 Left Wrist Surgery Hamate Fracture 2014-04-02 -
2013-08-14 2013-08-16 DTD 2 2 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2013-05-16 2013-07-04 15-DL 49 44 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
2013-04-14 2013-04-29 15-DL 15 14 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
2013-02-15 2013-03-03 Camp 16 0 Right Knee Recovery From Surgery ACL 2012-07-18 -
2012-07-18 2012-07-18 On-Alr 0 0 Right Knee Surgery ACL 2012-07-18 -
2012-05-13 2012-10-13 60-DL 153 129 Right Knee Surgery Meniscus Severe Damage 2012-06-01 -
2012-03-14 2012-03-16 Camp 2 0 Right Foot Soreness Heel - -
2011-08-28 2011-09-01 DTD 4 3 - General Medical Gastrointestinal GI - -
2011-06-29 2011-07-01 DTD 2 1 General Medical Illness Flu -
2011-06-06 2011-06-06 DTD 0 0 Left Lower Leg Contusion Foul Ball -
2010-06-20 2010-06-30 Minors 10 0 Abdomen Strain Oblique -
2010-03-01 2010-03-05 Camp 4 0 Left Ankle Contusion -
2009-06-15 2009-08-13 Minors 59 0 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2009-05-09 2009-05-31 Minors 22 0 Left Fingers Fracture Middle Finger -
2007-08-28 2007-09-15 Minors 18 0 Right Thumb Sprain - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2015 WAS $
2014 WAS $2,095,000
2013 WAS $501,250
2012 WAS $491,250
2011 WAS $415,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
3 yrPrevious$1,407,500
2011Current$2,095,000
4 yrPvs + Cur$3,502,500
4 yrTotal$3,502,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
3 y 47 dSFX1 year/$2.095M (2014)

Details
  • 1 year/$2.095M (2014). Re-signed by Washington 1/17/14 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$501,250 (2013). Re-signed by Washington 3/6/13.
  • 1 year/$491,250 (2012). Re-signed by Washington 3/2/12.
  • 1 year/$0.415M (2011). Re-signed by Washington 3/2/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Re-signed by Minnesota 3/7/10. Acquired by Washington in trade from Minnesota 7/28/10 (Matt Capps deal) (Nationals paid Twins $0.5M as part of the trade).
  • 1 year (2009). Contract purchased by Minnesota 11/19/08. Re-signed by Minnesota 3/8/09.
  • Signed by Minnesota 2004 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela.

2014 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/11/2014 05:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
90o 536 68 150 26 1 20 73 41 83 1 1 .308 .361 .489 .306 40.0 C 0 4.4
80o 514 62 137 24 1 18 67 37 81 1 1 .292 .345 .465 .292 31.4 C 0 3.4
70o 498 59 129 23 1 17 63 35 80 1 1 .281 .333 .447 .282 25.5 C 0 2.8
60o 485 55 121 21 1 16 60 33 79 1 1 .272 .322 .432 .273 20.8 C 0 2.3
50o 472 52 114 20 1 15 57 31 78 1 1 .263 .313 .418 .265 16.5 C 0 1.8
40o 459 49 108 19 1 14 54 29 77 1 1 .255 .303 .404 .257 12.5 C 0 1.4
30o 446 46 102 18 1 14 51 27 76 1 1 .246 .293 .390 .248 8.4 C 0 0.9
20o 430 43 93 16 0 13 47 25 75 1 1 .235 .281 .373 .238 3.9 C 0 0.4
10o 408 38 83 15 0 11 43 23 73 1 1 .220 .264 .349 .224 -1.8 C 0 -0.2
Weighted Mean478541192111658327911.268.317.425.26918.5C 02.0

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
5% 54% 4% 9% 99%

Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2014 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP VORP BRR POS_ADJ REP_ADJ RAA FRAA
20152762180146280248247971.259.318.437.2742.927.00.23.214.98.60.1
201628640791492402076501151.258.318.406.2652.421.60.33.114.93.20.1
201729615751382002073451120.248.305.393.2551.715.30.42.814.9-2.90.1
201830636781512502278431130.257.309.411.2622.119.60.52.814.91.40.1
201931616731362312072431130.241.298.390.2531.513.50.52.514.9-4.40.1
202032610751472502176371000.261.308.419.2652.320.90.52.314.93.20.1
202133601701352311869411100.243.297.386.2501.311.80.52.114.9-5.70.1
202234618711372211868401140.240.293.375.2451.08.70.52.014.9-8.70.1
202335605701322111767421140.239.295.374.2461.09.10.51.814.9-8.10.1

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
30.642.84432.93314.8183.3

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 75)

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend
1 90 Miguel Montero 2010 .263
2 83 Matt Wieters 2012 .265
3 82 Jorge Cantu 2008 .281
4 81 James Loney 2010 .269
5 81 Jason Castro 2013 .305
6 81 Daniel Murphy 2011 .285
7 81 Francisco Cervelli 2012 .278
8 80 Ted Simmons 1976 .286
9 80 Jonathan Lucroy 2012 .299
10 79 Adrian Gonzalez 2008 .301
11 79 Kurt Suzuki 2010 .236
12 79 Justin Morneau 2007 .288
13 79 Joe Torre 1967 .293
14 79 Neil Walker 2012 .283
15 78 Chris Snyder 2007 .261
16 78 Chris Iannetta 2009 .274
17 78 Lastings Milledge 2011 .269
18 78 Adam Lind 2010 .237
19 78 Jarrod Saltalamacchia 2011 .249
20 77 Blake DeWitt 2012 .157
21 77 Jason Kubel 2008 .284
22 77 Asdrubal Cabrera 2012 .265
23 77 Ronny Paulino 2007 .239
24 77 Justin Smoak 2013 .281
25 76 Ryan Sweeney 2011 .256
26 76 Alex Avila 2013 .253
27 76 Sherm Lollar 1951 .241
28 76 Yogi Berra 1951 .304
29 76 Mitch Moreland 2012 .271
30 76 Stephen Drew 2009 .262
31 76 Terry Steinbach 1988 .285
32 76 Gary Carter 1980 .290
33 75 Johnny Bench 1974 .320
34 75 Brian McCann 2010 .306
35 75 Chris Coghlan 2011 .248
36 75 Andre Ethier 2008 .315
37 75 John Orsino 1964 .253
38 75 Ryan Doumit 2007 .273
39 75 Angel Pagan 2008 .274
40 75 Nick Hundley 2010 .284
41 75 Matt Nokes 1990 .239
42 75 Yonder Alonso 2013 .262
43 75 Franklin Gutierrez 2009 .271
44 75 Todd Helton 2000 .335
45 75 Jhonny Peralta 2008 .271
46 75 Johnny Romano 1961 .310
47 75 Wally Joyner 1988 .292
48 74 Hank Blalock 2007 .292
49 74 Sean Casey 2001 .275
50 74 Brian Giles 1997 .288
51 74 Ted Kluszewski 1951 .243
52 74 Willy Aybar 2009 .258
53 74 Russell Martin 2009 .255
54 74 Kent Hrbek 1986 .286
55 74 Dexter Fowler 2012 .278
56 74 Travis Buck 2010 .197
57 74 Kendrys Morales 2009 .303
58 74 Ron Blomberg 1975 .298
59 73 Billy Butler 2012 .302
60 73 Corey Hart 2008 .267
61 73 John Buck 2007 .255
62 73 Gerardo Parra 2013 .257
63 73 Kevin Kouzmanoff 2008 .261
64 73 Geovany Soto 2009 .237
65 73 Edwin Encarnacion 2009 .249
66 73 Delmon Young 2012 .249
67 73 Mike Jacobs 2007 .251
68 73 Desmond Jennings 2013 .287
69 73 Andy LaRoche 2010 .218
70 73 Michael Saunders 2013 .281
71 73 Brett Wallace 2013 .253
72 73 Josh Reddick 2013 .263
73 73 Victor Martinez 2005 .299
74 73 Gary Sheffield 1995 .353
75 73 Howie Kendrick 2010 .260
76 73 Felix Pie 2011 .204
77 72 Matt LaPorta 2011 .264
78 72 Mark Teahen 2008 .247
79 72 Carlos May 1974 .241
80 72 Ed Hearn 1987 .340
81 72 Gordon Beckham 2013 .260
82 72 Richie Hebner 1974 .306
83 72 Jason Kipnis 2013 .309
84 72 Shane Costa 2008 .000 DNP
85 72 Puddin Head Jones 1952 .277
86 72 George Brett 1979 .325
87 72 Joey Votto 2010 .362
88 72 Billy Williams 1964 .315
89 72 Keith Hernandez 1980 .315
90 72 Jeremy Hermida 2010 .218
91 72 Chris Young 2010 .289
92 72 Alex Gordon 2010 .241
93 72 Phil Clark 1994 .220
94 72 Wilson Betemit 2008 .243
95 72 Chipper Jones 1998 .327
96 72 Robinson Cano 2009 .280
97 72 Mark Carreon 1990 .296
98 72 Peter Bourjos 2013 .259
99 72 Adam Jones 2012 .289
100 71 Al Kaline 1961 .324

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .287 .343 .395 .252
11 vs R (Multi) .265 .310 .475 .272
18 Split (Multi) -.022 -.032 .080 .021
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.013 -.023 -.037 -.020
30 vs L (2013) .282 .320 .380 .235
31 vs R (2013) .269 .303 .500 .277
38 Split (2013) -.013 -.017 .120 .042
39 LgAvg (2013) -.011 -.021 -.036 -.019

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2014 Due to publishing agreements, the 2014 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2014 book (available in hardcopy, e-book, and Kindle).
2013 A torn ACL cut Ramos’s season short and left the Nationals with a season-long struggle to find adequate offense behind the dish. Ramos had a breakout 2011 season as a rookie, with a balanced approach that landed him in the top 10 among catchers by virtually any measure of composite value. Davey Johnson has indicated that Ramos will be worked back into the starting role slowly as he recovers, especially with a veteran like Suzuki on hand. Ramos is still the future for the Nationals, a potential star-caliber player.
2012 So, how was your offseason? Ramos' misfortune as a kidnapping victim in Venezuela—he was rescued unharmed after two days—illustrates in the starkest possible terms that vulnerability is a fate shared by all of us. Ramos' youth and success at the plate were key drivers in the Nationals front office deciding it needed to dramatically undervalue Derek Norris, because as everyone knows, surpluses are fatal. Ramos hit considerably better at home than on the road, which should even out somewhat over time. He's a young catcher who's got a broad offensive skill set and can handle the position defensively. On the potential downside, he makes outs on the ground, often two at a time, and runs about as fast as devotees of The Secret do arithmetic.
2011 Some kid should win the golden ticket for the right to caddy for Pudge in 2011 after the Nats subjected themselves to the Slugworth-lessness of Wil Nieves, and Ramos might be the winner after getting dealt from the Twins for Matt Capps. He has everything going for him as a defender, since he's a nimble receiver and effective plate-blocker who can deter the running game out of existence by annually gunning down 40-50 percent of attempts. At the least, that could get him a decade's worth of backup gigs in the majors, but his aggressiveness at the plate might relegate him to that role, because limited power and a career walk rate around five percent handicap his ability to put many runs on the board. If Flores appears in camp ready to catch, Ramos may have to work his receiving wizardry in Syracuse, but he's sure to show up at some point and own some portion of playing time behind the plate in the years to come.
2010 While a broken finger and some hamstring issues limited him to less than than a half-season in 2009, Ramos is still one of the better catching prospects around. His pure hitting skills and power are above average for the position, and he's also a plus defender. His allure only grew with a huge winter in Venezuela, but the biggest question about his future is more a question about Joe Mauer's. Depending on Mauer's willingness to stick around, Ramos is either the Twins' catcher of the future or one of the most obvious trade chips in the game.
2009 Ramos is a comer, and would probably be even more of a hot prospect if he didn't have a Mauer-sized mountain of a roadblock in his way. As a hitter, he's developing power and holding his own as he moves up the ladder. As a catcher, he's already a great thrower, having gunned down 41 percent of attempted basestealers in 2007 and 43 percent in 2008. If he can improve his plate judgment, he'll be a star. If not, he's probably heading for a peak similar to that of fellow Venezuelan backstop Ramon Hernandez.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-05-15 20:00:00 (link to chat)Gattis or Wilson Ramos 12 team h2h?
(Heather from CA)
I still want Ramos. If he gets hurt, there are always options on the wire in a 12-team league. (Bret Sayre)
2014-02-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)I can keep Pablo Sandoval or Wilson Ramos on my fantasy team. Who do you think will have the better season?
(cracker73 from Florida)
I want to say Ramos but the health aspect scares me. So I guess Sandoval. (R.J. Anderson)
2014-01-21 18:00:00 (link to chat)With no defined role and the likelihood that he might be a middle reliever, how do you value Carlos Martinez in an NL keeper league? Which two would you keep between him at $5, Eric Young Jr ($10) and Wilson Ramos ($13)?
(Scott from LA)
I like Martinez a lot. He's a rare player where I go with the skills over the role. I have him at $10 in my home league NL and am keeping him no matter what happens this spring. That being said, it's kind of tough to keep him over Ramos if you have to choose one. Ramos should start and even if he only gets another 300 at bats or so he's a catcher and should earn that. Young is also uncertain on his role and might not get the opportunity to steal 40+ bases again. I'd go Ramos, since I think you should be able to get Martinez back at that price because he's not closing or starting. (Mike Gianella)
2013-12-03 13:00:00 (link to chat)With only a handful of catching stars and many of the current crop looking at position changes in the not too distant future, which of the young catchers do you see stepping up to the elite? Do you think Wilson Ramos is in that conversation?
(Scott from LA)
Ramos is a good guess. Probably the best guess, actually. I don't think Welington Castillo will become elite, but I think people slept on how good he was last season. (R.J. Anderson)
2012-02-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)I usually wait until after the 15th round to take a catcher. Please give me a great post-15th round guy to focus on this year behind the plate.
(chiefsalsa from Utah)
If I take a catcher late in a draft, I'm almost always going for a high power guy unless someone slips or I particularly like someone else. Very few will give you a good BA anyway, especially that late, that I'll take the cheap power and compensate for the average elsewhere. In this vein, I might take Arencibia, Ramon Hernandez, Olivo, or Doumit. Wilson Ramos doesn't necessarily fit this mold, but I do like him and could consider him late as well. (Derek Carty)
2011-09-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)Mike, have you had a chance to analyze Wilson Ramos behind the dish? Narratives aside, if he is as good as he has looked, he should be a serious NL ROY candidate as a lg average offensive player with plus defense.
(JD Sussman from Long Island)
I have not done any video analysis of Ramos. The numbers in my study (which you may have seen if you looked at the Google spreadsheet that I linked) show Ramos to be among the best catchers at getting extra strikes, but in less than a full season of duty, fwiw. (Mike Fast)
2011-04-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)How can the Twins afford Mauer, but the Brewers can't afford Fielder? Wasn't Wrigley North supposed to bring them a bigger revenue stream?
(Paul from Chicago)
It did, but it didn't move them into a bigger market. The Twin Cities still dwarf Milwaukee in terms of potential cable and ad revenue.

That said, I think punting Fielder is a tactical decision as much as a depth-of-pockets one: The Brewers know he's going to be looking for Ryan Howard-type money, and don't think it's worth busting their payroll to keep a very good player at a position where it's easy enough to find average production. The Twins broke the bank for Mauer, but without it they were looking at Wilson Ramos, who isn't close to the same player - nor close to the same attendance draw, which is important when you're trying to sell high-priced tickets to a brand-new stadium. (Neil deMause)
2011-04-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)There has been some criticism launched at Mike Rizzo regarding the Nats bench (Hairston, Nix, Stairs...), in that it is a bunch of useless retreads rather than prospects. His response is that a team can't be all youth, and the vets have a job "to teach these good young prospect players how to be Major Leaguers" Is this all bunk?
(Charlie from Bethesda, MD)
Does "prospects" in this instance equal Roger Bernadina, 27 years old? Wilson Ramos isn't good enough? Nix, Stairs, and Hairston have their uses, while Alex Cora does have a tremendous reputation in the game, so maybe there is something to having him there even if he can't contribute much on the field. I think calling the group useless is unfair. (Steven Goldman)
2010-08-20 15:30:00 (link to chat)Is Wilson Ramos a case where the overhyped have become underrated?
(Nick from NJ)
No. Overhyped. Plus defender who isn't going to hit much for me. (Kevin Goldstein)
2010-08-24 14:30:00 (link to chat)Higher ceiling: Derrick Norris or Wilson Ramos?
(John from houston)
I figured you might’ve gotten lost on your way to a Kevin Goldstein chat, so I relayed your question to KG. His answer: “Norris can hit, but not really catch, while Ramos can REALLY catch, but probably not hit much.” I’m not sure whether that answers your question, but if you think catching skills can be taught more easily than hitting skills, maybe Norris has the higher ceiling. On the other hand, KG held down the shift key longer while talking about Ramos, so maybe that’s your answer. (Ben Lindbergh)
2010-08-02 13:30:00 (link to chat)Since I believe the Nats will sign Adam Dunn, I am more interested in the other 2 trades Mike Rizzo made: 1. You didn't seem terribly impressed with the Wilson Ramos trade, although you didn't pan it. Has Ramos taken a big hit to his reputation this year? 2. Folks seem a lot more impressed with Cristian Guzman than we in DC were, although he is a good enough guy. I know the Nats didn't get much for him, but I was surprised they got even 2 AA pitchers. Why the sudden love folks have for Guzman?
(HalfStreet from Fairfax VA)
I think Ramos took a hit because he's basically a batting average-dependent producer, but at his age, there's still some room for growth, and I guess I'm more depressed over what this meant for Flores' situation. It was a pretty decent flip, in that Ramos isn't going to be the next Wil Nieves, he could start and not be the worst regular catcher in baseball.

As for Guzman, LASIK may have helped his ability to hit singles more frequently, but it didn't seem to do him any favors in the field. He's an adequate middle infielder with no power, patience, or speed, so getting worked up over him is sort of silly. He's a decent veteran placeholder, but getting him is more of an insurance move for the Rangers than cause for jubilation. (Christina Kahrl)
2010-07-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)Wilson Ramos gets traded to ___ and see's playing time by ____?
(Jquinton82 from NY)
Ooh, really tough question. I don't have a clear idea where he'll end up. He's undoubtedly blocked, but probably not quite ready for the show yet. I'd say that he'll see the big leagues some time in late 2011 with a shot at a big league job out of camp in 2012. (Tommy Bennett)
2010-04-08 14:00:00 (link to chat)How good is Wilson Ramos? If you were the Twins would you trade him, and when does he have the highest value? Does time in AAA enhance his value or just add risk that he gets injured again or gets exposed?
(Cris E from St Paul, MN)
He's very good. Now, as to when to maximize his value on the trade market, that's a more complex question. Does time in AAA enhance his value? Some would even ask if a year in the big leagues as Mauer's backup would enhance his value. It's a tough call, but he's probably the most blocked good prospect in the minors. (Kevin Goldstein)
2010-03-30 13:00:00 (link to chat)Mauer's been locked up, there's a decent hitting backup mostly ready to go (Morales) and a generic glove guy or two on the shelf for emergencies. What should the Twins do with excellent catching prospect Wilson Ramos?
(Cris E from St Paul, MN)
What else is there to say? He becomes trade bait. Just gotta hope they don't trade him in a panic if the bullpen falls apart for a second-rate reliever. (Paging Neal Huntington...) (Shawn Hoffman)
2010-03-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)Wouldn't it make sense for the Twins to deal blocked prospects like Wilson Ramos or Revere/Hicks for Heath Bell? Since Bell would be under control for 2011, they could then flip him for OTHER prospects which fill a need? A win/win, no? Bell covers for Nathan for a year, then turns into prospects who can fill an immediate need (i.e third base). Thoughts?
(tommybones from brooklyn)
It sounds as though the Padres are asking for an arm, two legs and a lung for Bell right now, and I think it's unconscionable to think of trading away five-star prospect like Revere - and more - for a closer. The Twins would be better off dealing for one of the guys who draws the short straw in Toronto if they feel like they need to go outside the organization ASAP. (Jay Jaffe)
2008-09-15 14:00:00 (link to chat)A couple non-BP guys have said that Wilson Ramos is the Twins' best prospect. Do you agree?
(Jake from KC)
No, no I don't. (Kevin Goldstein)


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Advanced Catching Metrics

Year Framing Chances Extra Strikes Framing Runs Framing Runs per 7000 Blocking Chances PB/WP Saved Blocking Runs Blocking Runs per 7000 Total Receiving Runs Total Receiving Runs per 7000
2010 1585 10 1.5 6.6 823 -0.6 -0.1 -1.1 1.4 5.5
2011 7887 95 12.3 11.0 4226 4.4 1.4 2.4 13.8 13.3
2012 1735 17 2.6 10.5 1029 0.2 0.1 0.5 2.7 11.1
2013 5388 27 4.2 5.4 2925 -3.7 -0.9 -2.0 3.3 3.4
2014 6096 -2 -2.7 -3.1 3202 -7.9 -2.1 -4.7 -4.8 -7.7
total 22691 146 17.8 5.5 12205 -7.0 -1.5 -0.9 16.3 4.6

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