The Nationals this year have surprising productivity from the catching position. According to weighted on base average the catching tandem of Suzuki and Romos are two of the top four hitters on the team. If you are not familiar with wOBA, it tries to accurately factor in the value of an extra base hit better than a simple batting average does (similar to Slugging %, but more statically accurate to true in game value).
Seeing the wOBA Ramos put up before going on the DL show why having him back in the lineup Tuesday will be a boost to the team. Suzuki, catching virtually everyday only had .246 wOBP over the last two weeks. Playing every other day will hopefully keep him sharper at the plate.
- Nats Stats (WAR) Week 5 (halfstreetheartattack.com)
- Ramos heads to DL, Solano recalled (mlb.mlb.com)