A look at the expected starters at each position and for the rotation to open 2014.
C Wilson Ramos After two hard-luck years of injuries, Ramos is poised for a breakout season. If he can stay on the field, the Nationals believe he will jump into the top echelon of catchers. He played only 78 games because of two hamstring strains last season, but his impact was obvious. The pitching staff had a 3.26 ERA with him behind the plate, and he drove in 59 runs and hit 16 home runs, a long ball rate that would have been among the top 10 in baseball if he had qualified. Ramos believes he has found the right mix of stretching, working out and diet that will keep him healthy. Don’t be surprised to see Ramos higher in the lineup; Williams is a big believer in his ability to drive in runs. John McDonnell/The Washington Post Buy Photo