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Birth Date8-10-1987
Height6' 0"
Weight235 lbs
Age27 years, 3 months, 10 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
0.22010
2.62011
0.62012
1.82013
1.92014
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

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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 .688 .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 .688 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.

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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

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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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