2015 Outlook: Lobaton served as the Nationals' starter from Day 2 once Wilson Ramos went down with a hamate fracture, and he returned to his backup role when Ramos came back in May. The 30-year-old will continue backing up the injury-prone Ramos in 2015, supplying a weak bat and decent defensive abilities. Lobaton's OPS fell from .714 in 2013 to .591 in 2014, while also seeing his strikeout rate take a big jump and his isolated power take a nosedive. With his peripherals not looking good, it's very possible his offensive slide will continue in 2015 and create a difficult question. The Nationals don't possess many alternatives to Lobaton if he becomes a real liability, with only career .189 hitter and minor league veteran Sandy Leon waiting in the wings.