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Nationals rookie Wilson Ramos is in rarefied air among young catchers

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WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 26: Wilson Ramos #3 of the Washington Nationals rounds the bases after hitting a home run in the second inning against the New York Mets at Nationals Park on April 26, 2011 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

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Wilson Ramos went 3-for-3 with a homer last night and is now hitting .267 with a .331 on-base percentage and .443 slugging percentage in 109 games for the Nationals.

Those certainly aren’t jaw-dropping raw numbers, but Ramos’ production adds up to an adjusted OPS+ of 112 and that’s damn impressive for a 23-year-old rookie catcher.

In fact, during the past 25 years here’s the complete list of every 23-year-old catcher to post an OPS+ above 100 in 400 or more plate appearances:

Joe Mauer 2006 608 144
Buster Posey 2010 443 129
Jason Kendall 1997 572 114
Craig Biggio 1989 509 114
WILSON RAMOS 2011 420 112
Russell Martin 2006 468 101

That’s it. That’s the whole list. Oh, and Ramos has also thrown out 34 percent of steal attempts.

I think I speak for my fellow Twins fans when I say: Sigh.