Entering the offseason, MLBTR projected the veteran receiver to earn $5.3MM through arbitration, just shy of the amount agreed upon. He played last season at a $3.55MM salary.
Set to reach free agency after the season, Ramos will look to improve upon a disappointing 2015 campaign. While he stayed healthy, which had been a significant issue in recent years, Ramos slashed just .229/.258/.358 over 504 plate appearances. Though he swatted 15 home runs, that overall line was down significantly from the .269/.317/.432 career batting line he carried going into the season.
Ramos is generally regarded as a solid-but-unspectacular defensive catcher. He rated as a slightly-below-average framer last year, though he’s had positive numbers in past seasons. And Ramos did throw out 24 baserunners while permitting thirty stolen bases in 2015, marking his best rate as a big leaguer.