MLB Network has been doing their annual series of the “Top 10 Right Now” in which they rank the top 10 players at each position using The Shredder.
Yesterday, it was announced that the Mets had two players represented as Brandon Nimmo ranked as the sixth-best right fielder and Wilson Ramos was ranked as the eighth-best catcher in all of baseball.
Nimmo, 25, hit .263/.404/.483 with 17 home runs and 47 RBI to give himself an NL-best 149 wRC+ and a 4.5 fWAR. In the field, Nimmo registered a -3.6 UZR and -6 DRS.
The Wyoming native only trailed Aaron Judge, Mookie Betts, Christian Yelich, Mitch Haniger, and Bryce Harper. Meanwhile, he finished ahead of Yasiel Puig, Andrew McCutchen, Nick Castellanos, and Stephen Piscotty.
Ramos, 31, hit .306/.358/.487 with 15 home runs and 70 RBI to give himself a 131 wRC+ and 2.4 WAR on the year split between the Tampa Bay Rays and Philadelphia Phillies. On defense, Ramos ranked 45th among catchers in adjusted framing runs above average and 54th in caught stealing above average.
This offseason, the Mets signed Ramos to a two-year deal worth $19 million with a club option for the 2021 season as the team looked to replace Travis d’Arnaud and Kevin Plawecki (traded to the Cleveland Indians) as the starting catchers in 2019.
The former Washington Nationals catcher finished behind Buster Posey, J.T. Realmuto, Yasmani Grandal, Gary Sanchez, Wilson Contreras, Yadier Molina, and Kurt Suzuki while he finished ahead of Mike Zunino and Salvador Perez.
Realmuto and Grandal were both players the Mets pursued this offseason prior to adding Ramos in December. Ramos actually had the highest wRC+ of all the catchers on the list, but his defense likely hurt him.
However, Gary Sanchez ranked below average both in terms of offensive production (.697 OPS) and defense (70th in FRAA_ADJ).
The next lists to be revealed are for left and center fielders, with Michael Conforto having a shot to place among the former on Saturday.