Detroit Tigers: Wilson Ramos continues to swing for the fences in 2021

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The Detroit Tigers are seeing catcher Wilson Ramos produce more home runs than all of the teams’ catcher’s did during the 2021 season. Ramos has been red-hot to start the 2021 season in the longball department helping the Tigers add some runs.

Particularly in the Detroit Tigers’ recent series with the Houston Astros, Ramos showcased the power again. He would add a two-home run game to his 2021 resume in the second victory over the Astros as well.

Ramos has been the best of the Tigers’ offseason additions so far from the free-agent market. While Akil Baddoo has the crown for best offseason addition overall, Ramos’s power threat has been a source of offense for the Tigers.

After signing a one-year, $2 million contract with the Tigers, General Manager (GM) Al Avila has to be licking his chops out of excitement. Ramos has outperformed any of the Tigers catchers from the past few years with power totals already above where the 2020 group of catchers was at, combined.

Ramos has already beaten out any individual catchers from the Tigers 2019 roster, but give it a week or so, and Ramos might have surpassed the Tigers catcher’s totals of nine total big flies. All jokes aside, Ramos appears to have his sights set on being the Tigers, power hitter.

Detroit Tigers catcher Wilson Ramos continues to hit home runs early in the 2021 season.

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When the Tigers signed Ramos to this one-year deal, there is no way they could have predicted this type of a start to the 2021 season.

The Buffalo has already surpassed his home run total from the 2020 season with the New York Mets and is the current MLB leader in that category.

Thought that will likely change quickly, Ramos has been exceptional in the batters’ box.

Ramos has logged nine games (at the time of writing), hitting .281/.343/.875 with six big flies and seven RBI for the Tigers.

Beyond this, Ramos has a 1.218 OPS and is just driving the baseball really well, if that is not evident with the stats that I’ve put on the table.

Currently, Ramos has an Isolated Power (ISO) rating of .594, which is incredibly good. For those who fancy wRC+, Ramos currently sits at 222 on the 2021 season early on, according to Fangraphs.

It is still very early in the 2021 season, but with Ramos finding all of this success early on, could he garner some immediate trade value? Besides being a catcher who can hit, the Tigers brought in Ramos, knowing that he could ultimately work to help these young pitchers transition into the big leagues.

With how hot Ramos is, manager A.J. Hinch has been forced to ride the hot hand to keep him behind the plate instead of letting Greiner catch the youngsters. Either way, Ramos is getting to infuse his veteran ways on these younger catchers while being a monster in the batters’ box to start the season.

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It is early, but Detroit Tigers catcher Wilson Ramos is swinging the bat like he wants a shot at the Home Run Derby at Coors Field in Colorado later this summer.