Washington Nationals Editorial: 2015 Naughty Or Nice List

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Naughty List: Wilson Ramos

While Ramos did stay healthy in 2015 and played in more than 100 games (128) for the second time in his career (113 games in 2011, his numbers left a lot to be desired. He had a slash line of .229/.258/.358 with 15 home runs and 68 RBI’s. The 15 home runs was tied for the most the Nats’ catcher has hit in single season, which also occurred back in 2011. Ramos had a good start to his season when he had a 20-game hit streak. However, just as Desmond got hot in the second half, Ramos got cold.

In 208 at-bats during the second half of the season, the 28-year-old hit a mere .197 with seven home runs and 30 RBI’s. While he drove in 13 RBI’s in September, which was tied for the most he had in any given month (June), his batting average was only .180.Ramos did throw out 44% of runners trying to steal against him, but he did have issues defensively in fielding throws from home plate.

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Heading into 2016, Ramos enters the final year of his deal. With young catchers Pedro Severino and Spencer Kieboom rising up the ranks in the Washington Nationals’ farm system, Ramos needs a great season at the plate and to remain healthy, which is what I’m sure he asked Baseball Santa for on his Christmas wish list. But, his disappointing end to 2015 gives him a small lump of coal in his stocking this Christmas.