Apr 13, 2013; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos (40) throws the ball during the game against the Atlanta Braves at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

Wilson Ramos Avoids Arbitration, Signs One-Year Deal

According to multiple reports the Washington Nationals have also come to a deal with catcher Wilson Ramos.

Ramos hasn’t played in 100 games since 2011, but the Nationals believe if he can stay healthy he will be the catcher for them in 2014.

Ramos is a great offensive force when he is in the lineup. He was the second best hitter with runners on base in 2013, only behind Allen Craig, who is crazy good at the plate with runners on.

Ramos hit 16 homers last season in only 303 plate appearances, let’s just hope he can get around 600 in 2014 and have a full season at the plate. If he is healthy the Nationals are pretty close to a complete team.

The only issue with Ramos is defense. I talked about his pitch framing, but his stolen base percentage is awfully high. The Nationals don’t want him for defense, but he is only a better option than someone else if he is in the lineup. That will be huge for the Nationals success in 2013.

The Nationals only have Jerry Blevins, Doug Fister and Tyler Clippard left to make deals with. They should hopefully come before they have to sit down with an arbitrator.

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