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Wilson Ramos | Catcher | #40

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (28) / 8/10/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 257
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2004 / UDFA / MIN
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Nationals activated C Wilson Ramos from the bereavement list.
He's not starting Sunday but is available off the bench. Pedro Severino has been optioned in a corresponding move. May 1 - 1:12 PM

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Nationals placed C Wilson Ramos on the bereavement list.

Ramos had a death in the family. He is expected to meet back up with the Nats later this week in St. Louis.
Apr 26 - 4:04 PM

Wilson Ramos is not in the Nationals' lineup Tuesday against the Phillies.

It's his fourth absence of the season. Jose Lobaton will draw the start at catcher and bat eighth against right-hander Vince Velasquez. Among qualified catchers, only Yadier Molina has hit for a higher average than Ramos this season (.316).
Apr 26 - 3:26 PM

Wilson Ramos is not in the Nationals' lineup on Friday.

He's just getting some rest. Jose Lobaton will fill in behind the plate.
Apr 22 - 2:53 PM

Wilson Ramos hit his second home run of the season in a win over the Marlins on Tuesday.

Ramos provided the back end of back-to-back homers in the seventh inning that broke a scoreless tie. He finished 1-for-4 in the game. The catcher, who underwent LASIK surgery last month to correct his vision, is batting .341/.341/.545 with two homers and six RBI through 11 games.
Apr 19 - 10:01 PM

Wilson Ramos went 2-for-3 and hit his first homer Thursday against the Braves.

Whether it's the LASIK or not, Ramos is off to a great start at the plate, having hit .407 in 27 at-bats.
Apr 14 - 7:59 PM

Wilson Ramos is expected to get the day off Tuesday.

Jose Lobaton will make his season debut and catch Gio Gonzalez. Ramos went 4-for-4 with two RBI against the Braves on Monday and is batting .381 on the young season.
Apr 11 - 11:06 PM

Wilson Ramos delivered his second straight two-hit game and drove in a run Wednesday against the Braves.

It will be interesting to see whether the offseason LASIK surgery pays dividends at the plate for Ramos. He certainly underachieved last year in what was his healthiest season to date. If he goes back to hitting like he did in 2013 while staying off the DL all year, he's easily a top-10 catcher.
Apr 6 - 10:35 PM

Wilson Ramos said Monday that Lasik eye surgery has helped him at the plate.

It's a very small sample, but Ramos is 6-for-18 (.333) with two home runs and three strikeouts since the surgery. He already notices a difference. "It's making me feel comfortable and making me feel excited, because before I was swinging at everything," said Ramos. "Ball, strike, I was feeling very bad sometimes because I'd say, 'That was a bad pitch, why did I swing?' Now I feel more comfortable at the plate. It's only four or five games after surgery, but I see the difference now." In addition to pitch recognition, he believes that the surgery has helped him defensively. The 28-year-old batted .229 with 15 home runs and a .616 OPS over 128 games last season. His strikeout rate has increased by six percent since 2013, so it will be interesting to see if his contact rate improves.
Mar 22 - 8:58 AM

Wilson Ramos collected three singles in three at-bats Sunday as the Nationals and Cardinals played to a 4-4 tie.

Ramos was a solid .260-.270 hitter before falling to .229 last year. Now that he's had LASIK, perhaps he'll yank that average back up this season. It's not outside the realm of possibility that he's a top-10 catcher.
Mar 13 - 6:02 PM

Wilson Ramos (eye) is hoping to make his Grapefruit League debut this Wednesday.

Ramos flew to Washington, D.C. late last week to undergo LASIK eye surgery and told reporters in camp Sunday that he can already tell a huge difference in his vision. The catcher will take batting practice Monday to test his readiness for live action. Ramos and the Nats are optimistic that the vision correction will yield real on-field improvement after a rough 2015 that saw him bat just .229/.258/.358 in 128 games.
Mar 7 - 9:05 AM

Wilson Ramos said Sunday that his eyesight has already improved dramatically after undergoing LASIK eye surgery earlier in the week.

"Right now I can see the difference," Ramos explained. "It will probably help me behind the plate, and in front of the plate as well." He is expected to return to game action on Wednesday, and it will be interesting to see how the improved eyesight translates on the field.
Mar 6 - 4:54 PM

Wilson Ramos (eyes) is expected to rejoin the Nationals in Viera on Saturday after undergoing LASIK eye surgery.

He's still going to have to sit out another couple of days before returning to game action at some point next week. The 28-year-old backstop has struggled with his vision over the last few years, so this procedure could potentially make a major impact on his game in 2016.
Mar 5 - 10:16 AM

Wilson Ramos traveled back to Washington, D.C. on Thursday to undergo LASIK eye surgery.

He'll be held out of spring training activities for at least a week, but this should be a net positive overall for the 28-year-old catcher, who has struggled with his vision at times since becoming a major leaguer. Ramos played in a career-high 128 games last season for the Nationals but posted a dreadful .229/.258/.358 batting line. He's better than that.
Mar 3 - 9:54 AM

Nationals and C Wilson Ramos avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $5.35 million contract.

ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reported the contract terms, which gives Ramos a raise from the $3.55 million he made in 2015. The 28-year-old played in a career-high 128 games last season, but he disappointed with a .229/.258/.358 batting line to go along with 15 home runs and 68 RBI. He's due to become a free agent after 2016.
Jan 13 - 1:51 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Wilson Ramos
2Jose Lobaton
1B1Ryan Zimmerman
2Clint Robinson
2B1Daniel Murphy
SS1Danny Espinosa
2Stephen Drew
3B1Anthony Rendon
LF1Jayson Werth
2Matt den Dekker
CF1Ben Revere
2Michael Taylor
RF1Bryce Harper
2Chris Heisey
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Stephen Strasburg
2Max Scherzer
3Gio Gonzalez
4Joe Ross
5Tanner Roark
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jonathan Papelbon
2Shawn Kelley
3Felipe Rivero
4Blake Treinen
5Oliver Perez
6Matt Belisle
7Yusmeiro Petit
8Aaron Barrett
9Sammy Solis