Thu, 18 Sep 2014 13:01:13 -0700
Washington Nationals 1B Adam LaRoche is not in the starting lineup Thursday, Sept. 18. INF Kevin Frandsen is playing first base and batting eighth.
Wed, 10 Sep 2014 11:48:24 -0700
Updating a previous report, Washington Nationals 2B Anthony Rendon (flu) is out of the lineup with flu-like symptoms Wednesday, Sept. 10. Rendon is available, but the team would prefer not to use him in the game. 2B Kevin Frandsen is receiving the start at second base.
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 12:30:34 -0700
Washington Nationals 1B Adam LaRoche is not in the starting lineup Tuesday, Aug. 26, against the Philadelphia Phillies. 2B Kevin Frandsen is starting at first base and batting eighth.
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:28:25 -0700
Washington Nationals 3B Anthony Rendon is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, Aug. 20, because he is getting the day off. 2B Kevin Frandsen is getting the start at third base.
Fantasy Tip: Owners in daily leagues should get Rendon out of their lineups. Rendon should be back in the starting lineup when the team plays again.
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 06:15:57 -0700
Updating previous reports, Washington Nationals 3B Ryan Zimmerman (hamstring) has a Grade 3 hamstring strain, according to two baseball sources.
Fantasy Tip: If the reports are confirmed, Zimmerman is likely done for the season. Anthony Rendon has taken over at third base, but second base has been a platoon of Danny Espinosa, Zach Walters and Kevin Frandsen. Espinosa has the only real value, in NL-only leagues, but the team could address second base at the trade deadline.
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 18:15:20 -0700
Updating a previous report, the Washington Nationals will use 2B Danny Espinsoa, 2B Kevin Frandsen and SS Zach Walters at second base while 2B/3B Anthony Rendon serves as the everyday third baseman with 3B Ryan Zimmerman (hamstring) sidelined. Manager Matt Williams said he will not just hand the job over to anyone in particular, and that he has decided the three players will battle it out.
Fantasy Tip: Daily fantasy owners will keep a close eye on the lineups an hour or two before game time. You can get good bargains in salary-cap formats, particularly if Frandsen or Walters are given the nod. They have generally had salary cap figures in the lower tier.
Wed, 28 May 2014 12:19:35 -0700
The Washington Nationals would like to see 2B Danny Espinosa stand further from the plate so pitchers can't pound him with inside pitches. Espinosa is on the bench again Wednesday, May 28, in favor of INF Kevin Frandsen.
Tue, 27 May 2014 12:57:12 -0700
Washington Nationals 2B Danny Espinosa, who is hitless in his last 13 at-bats with eight strikeouts, is on the bench Tuesday, May 27, in favor of INF Kevin Frandsen.
Sun, 27 Apr 2014 07:34:15 -0700
Washington Nationals OF Bryce Harper (thumb) was placed on the disabled list with a left thumb sprain. In a corresponding move, the team recalled Steven Souza from Triple-A Syracuse.
Fantasy Tip: With Harper out, the team will likely turn to a combination of Kevin Frandsen and Nate McLouth in left field, depending on the pitching matchups, but Tyler Moore could also factor in. Frandsen and McLouth are options for NL-only managers in the short term. The good news for Harper is that he may have avoided a serious injury, but keep tabs on his status. He's going for a second opinion. Souza, who has been hot down on the farm, could also be in consideration.
Sat, 12 Apr 2014 12:39:34 -0700
Washington Nationals OFs Jayson Werth (groin) and Denard Span are not in the starting lineup against the Atlanta Braves Saturday, April 12. INF/OF Kevin Frandsen is starting in left field, with OF Nate McLouth starting in right field and OF Bryce Harper shifting over to play center field.