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Wed, 12 Jun 2013 16:25:47 -0700
Washington Nationals C Wilson Ramos (hamstring) suffered another setback in his recovery from a strained right hamstring. He pulled up while doing drills that involved running from first to third. It's unlikely that he'll be back before the All-Star break.
Fantasy Tip: Bummer. He shouldn't be on mixed leaguers' radar any time soon. Kurt Suzuki will continue to get most of the at-bats at catcher and be a deep mixed option.
Tue, 28 May 2013 12:41:35 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Ramos just hasn't been able to stay healthy the last few seasons, and he's also been a slow healer. The prolonged absence boosts Kurt Suzuki's value in deep mixed leagues.
Fri, 24 May 2013 15:23:39 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Ramos' new hamstring injury is more serious than the one he dealt with earlier this year, so expect the Nats to give him as much time as necessary to return at 100 percent. They don't have to rush him back with Kurt Suzuki able to handle the full-time duties in his absence, either. Suzuki is the kind of player that needs consistent playing time to maximize his potential.
Mon, 29 Apr 2013 15:08:47 -0700
Washington Nationals C Wilson Ramos is expected to start Tuesday, April 30, after returning from the disabled list Monday, April 29. Manager Davey Johnson will resume alternating Ramos and C Kurt Suzuki behind the plate in the immediate future. "I'll probably alternate a little bit early," Johnson said. "But I was never going to be tied into that full-time. I play the hot hand, I look at matchups." Ramos said he's 100 percent healthy.
Mon, 29 Apr 2013 12:32:14 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Obviously Ramos' return will cut into the playing time of Kurt Suzuki, but both backstops are worth owning in two-catcher leagues. Ramos has more offensive upside if he can stay healthy.
Mon, 22 Apr 2013 15:30:34 -0700
Washington Nationals C Wilson Ramos (hamstring) is on schedule to return from the 15-day disabled list when eligible, and manager Davey Johnson expects Ramos to get at-bats in extended spring training this week to prepare to return Monday, April 29. Ramos has been able to perform baseball activities lately. "Much better," Ramos said. "It's been one week after I get hurt. I don't feel any pain right now. I feel the progress is pretty good. I'm going to give my hamstring another week. I will be able to play next week. I should be ready after the 15 days."
Fantasy Tip: At this point, Ramos is developing a reputation as being injury-prone, but he's still intriguing in two-catcher formats, even when he's in a timeshare with Kurt Suzuki.
Thu, 18 Apr 2013 11:22:05 -0700
Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson said the team is comfortable using C Kurt Suzuki as the everyday catcher with C Wilson Ramos (hamstring) on the disabled list. "I've always liked Kurt Suzuki. He's a very smart catcher. He's a very durable catcher. He works hard," Johnson said. "He loves to play. I love to see him play, too."
Fantasy Tip: Suzuki doesn't have the kind of offensive upside that Ramos brings, but now that he's receiving more regular PT behind the dish, he's more attractive in two-catcher and NL-only formats. Give him a look.
Wed, 03 Apr 2013 15:44:59 -0700
Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson said Cs Wilson Ramos and Kurt Suzuki will alternate every other game at least for the beginning of the year. The pitching matchups will not play a factor into who is behind the dish each game.
Fantasy Tip: Both backstops should be owned in most leagues, aside from maybe shallow mixed formats. Ramos has more offensive upside and is a more attractive fantasy weapon than Suzuki, so act accordingly. It seems reasonable that Ramos could earn more PT as the season progresses if he stays healthy.
Wed, 27 Mar 2013 15:44:37 -0700
Washington Nationals C Wilson Ramos (knee) hit two home runs Wednesday, March 26, proving that his surgically repaired knee is completely healthy heading into the season. He's more agile behind the plate, faster on the bases and his swing is the same as before the injury. He has a slash line of .353/.353/.559 this spring with only three strikeouts in 34 at-bats. "I'm concentrating more on my offense," Ramos said. "I'm working now on my swing. I forget about my knee now. For a long time, I thought about my knee only and forgot about my swing. Now it's time to work both together. And it feels great. I cleared my mind about my knee." Manager Davey Johnson plans to have Ramos split time evenly with C Kurt Suzuki this year.
Fantasy Tip: Ramos is quickly gaining steam for fantasy baseball purposes. If he keeps swinging the bat this way into the regular season, it'll be hard for Johnson to keep up with an even playing-time split behind the plate. The platoon situation curtails his value some, but both Ramos and Suzuki are worth owning in two-catcher leagues.
Sat, 23 Mar 2013 12:43:19 -0700
Fantasy Tip: A platoon does not help either in terms of value in mixed leagues but they could be options in leagues that play with two catchers. Both Ramos and Suzuki likely would have more value in National League-only leagues.
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