C, Yan Gomes
After six years with the Indians that included a trip to the World Series and All-Star game appearance in 2018, Yan Gomes was traded by the Tribe to the Washington Nationals.
Gomes found his way back to the World Series in 2019, where he helped Washington earn their first-ever World Series title and resigned with the club on a two-year deal in the offseason.
In his first year of his new contract, Gomes put together a solid season at the plate for the defending champs as he slashed .284/.319/.464 with four home runs and 13 RBI’s as he played 30 games as he split catching duties with fellow Kurt Suzuki who made 33 starts.
While Gomes had success at the plate, it was a lost season for the Nationals. They became the second straight defending World Series champion (2018 Red Sox) to miss the postseason the following season as Washington finished the year 26-34.
Gomes will look to help the Nats get back to October in 2021 in what will be a contract year for the former Indians catcher.