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New York Mets: Top three offseason catcher targets ranked

MIAMI, FL - SEPTEMBER 4: Wilson Ramos #40 of the Philadelphia Phillies is congratulated by teammates after scoring in the first inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park on September 4, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Eric Espada/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - SEPTEMBER 4: Wilson Ramos #40 of the Philadelphia Phillies is congratulated by teammates after scoring in the first inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park on September 4, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Eric Espada/Getty Images)
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#2 Wilson Ramos

Wilson Ramos has consistently been one of the better catchers in the league. In 2018, he led all catchers in wRC+ and hit .306/.358/.487 with 22 doubles, 15 home runs, and 70 RBIs in 416 PA.

At 31 years old, Ramos has become a reliable and experienced catcher, both offensively and defensively, which is something the Mets need. The main turn-off with regard to Ramos, however, is the fact that he is very injury-prone. He suffered a season-ending injury late in 2016 which caused him to miss a large portion of the 2017 campaign.

Throughout his career, Ramos has had several DL stints both this past season and in previous years, as well. The Mets are one of the most injury-prone teams in baseball, so many may not think adding another high-risk player to the team, no matter how good he is, is worth it.

After all, the team is already suffering from Yoenis Cespedes: an exceptional baseball player who cannot get healthy.

However, the Mets are currently in a hole and they need to dig themselves out. If they cannot get someone via trade, signing Ramos will be a huge step in the right direction.

Likely, the competition to sign Ramos will run deep. He’s one of the older names out there, but as his numbers suggest, one of the more well-rounded as well.

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