Catcher: Wilson Ramos vs Travis d’Arnaud
- Edge: Mets
One time Met farmhand Wilson Ramos is a solid major league catcher. He plays quality defense and handles a great pitching staff. Offensively he has shown spurts of being a force, while other times his bat seems to disappear. Hitting .236 with pop in his bat, he doesn’t scare pitchers. Unless those pitchers wear blue and orange. Every year he seems to find ways to get big hits against the Mets.
When Sandy Alderson acquired Travis d’Arnaud from the Toronto Blue Jays, much was said about his offense. And for the most part this has been true. He is currently hitting .270 with an OPS of .826. His biggest problem of course is staying on the field. His defense is the weakest part of his game. He has worked hard at blocking balls which is proven by the drastic reduction in passed balls (none at the time of this article). But he is more than capable of everyday catching duties.
Assuming d’Arnaud can stay on the field, the Mets have the edge.