FANTASY BASEBALL 2020 CATCHER BUST: MR. WILSON
BEAST DOME NATION.
The catcher position is a grueling position. A ton of demand on your knees to the point where I am sure all Major League catchers who have caught for more than 10 years will have chronic knee pain once they are done with the game. The catcher we are going to look at is about to enter his 10th year in the majors, Wilson Ramos.
Ramos has had an interesting career, and BEAST DOME has been a big fan of him since he entered the league. You can search his name to see how far back his praise goes. Ramos came into the Majors in 2010, and then was kidnapped in 2011. Battled many knee injuries and never really showed just how good he can be because of it. 2016 was his breakout season with 22 HRs, but for the majority of his career he has been a .275+ hitter who has shown the ability to hit hard line drives and get on base. Last season in 2019, at the age of 32, Ramos put together his longest active season of 141 games. While Ramos put up solid numbers of 14 HRs and 73 RBIs in that span, he only hit 5 HRs in the last 3 months of the season. For those math majors out there, that is less than 2 HRs in a month. Which means one thing, Ramos and his knees get more and more tired as the season goes and as the age begins to creep up. If you want to look at trends, in 2018 Ramos hit 4 HRs in the last 3 months of that season as well.
While Wilson Ramos is a great solid hitting catcher, the power is nowhere where it needs to be, and to draft a catcher for the 1 Hit/1 RBI game, that is not going to win you any championships. The FantasyPros Experts Rank Wilson Ramos as the #7 Catcher according to the Consensus. I for one am not a believer and there are plenty of new catchers on the block that I rather have.
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