Wilson Ramos can’t be stopped
The Phillies acquiring Wilson Ramos was one the most underrated moves at the deadline this year. While the All-Star was injured at the time of the deal, his bat could be a difference-maker the last month and a half of the season.
Ramos returned from the disabled list Aug. 15, a half-month sooner than expected by the team. He made an instant impact, going 3-for-4 in his Phillies debut. A sore wrist caused him to miss the Nationals series, but he returned for the Blue Jays series this weekend.
Friday night, Ramos went 1-for-3 with an RBI on a sacrifice fly. He had another huge game Sunday, going 4-for-5 with a double and his first home run as a Phillie. He drove in three runs, bringing his RBI total as a Phillie up to eight in just six games.
After Sunday, Ramos has 12 hits as a Phillie, with six going for extra bases. Prior to Sunday, he was already worth 0.4 wins above replacement here. That total will certainly go up after his strong performance. When this season is over, we will likely look at this move as one of the biggest steals of the year.