Free Agent Profile & Prediction #15: Wilson Ramos

MIAMI, FL – SEPTEMBER 4: Wilson Ramos #40 of the Philadelphia Phillies is congratulated by teammates after scoring in the first inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park on September 4, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Eric Espada/Getty Images)

Ramos, the two time all-star enters free agency as a 33 year old, and looking to bounce back from a subpar 2020 season, that saw him finish with a .684 OPS. Ramos has been an under the radar catcher in his time in the big leagues, being a career .274/.321/.434 hitter with the Nationals, Rays, Phillies and Mets. One of the bigger changes between Ramos 2019 season versus his subpar 2020 season, was the fact he struggled big time against pitchers breaking balls. In 2019, Ramos hit an outstanding .316 against pitchers breaking balls, versus a .169 average against them in 2020.

The biggest problem with Ramos moving forward, is his glove, which to put it lightly, is he struggles tremendously, especially over the last five seasons, where he has a combined -25 DRS. Also in the framing metrics, he ranked in the bottom 8th percentile, and has been in the negative according to Runs Extra Strikes in three of the last six seasons, and been at zero in two others.

Moving onto 2021, Ramos in my opinion would excel in a DH role, and having to take his mind off of his defensive struggles, and focus more on his above average offensive output, which I believe would become even better in the DH position.

Teams I believe are in contention to sign Ramos: Chicago White Sox, Baltimore Orioles, Texas Rangers, Washington Nationals, Philadelphia Phillies

Final Landing Spot Prediction: Wilson Ramos signs a 1yr/6.5 million dollar contract with the Chicago White Sox

2021 Stat Line Prediction: .289/.352/.491 .843 OPS 21 HR 78 RBI

Published by riskomatt

I am a 23 year old college baseball player at Cumberland University. In the past I have worked for Baseball Info Solutions, I have coached at varying levels, ranging from youth, to collegiate. I am a sports management major in college, entering my senior year, with a minor in journalism. I love to write and I love baseball, so a blog seemed once again a great place to start. Former owner of Its Always Baseball Season sports blog.

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