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Nationals | Anthony Rendon works out Wednesday

Wed, 20 May 2015 14:12:23 -0700

Washington Nationals 3B Anthony Rendon (oblique, knee) took ground balls and light swings Wednesday, May 20, but there remains no timetable for his return as he progresses slowly, according to manager Matt Williams.

Fantasy Tip: Rendon ($6,000, 12.0% of cap) won't be back until early June, at this point. It wouldn't be surprising to see him come out of the gates slow after a long layoff, so you should be patient with him at FantasyScore. Yunel Escobar ($2,100, 4.2% of cap) and Danny Espinosa ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) could form a platoon at the keystone when Rendon is healthy and back playing every day in the majors.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Washington Post - James Wagner


Nationals | Michael Taylor not in lineup Wednesday

Wed, 20 May 2015 12:32:44 -0700

Washington Nationals OF Michael Taylor is out of the starting lineup Wednesday, May 20, against the New York Yankees. 1B Tyler Moore is starting in left field and batting seventh.

Fantasy Tip: It appears to be a normal night off for Taylor ($2,700, 5.4% of cap) so remove him from yours for the evening. Moore ($1,800, 3.6% of cap) has a .273-1-5 line in his last seven days, so he may make an interesting choice at this low cost. Both outfielders could see time periodically in the next several days with Jayson Werth out.

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Nationals | Bryce Harper continues strong play

Tue, 19 May 2015 20:59:57 -0700

Washington Nationals OF Bryce Harper went 1-for-4 with one home run and one RBI against the New York Yankees Tuesday, May 19. Harper leads the National League with 15 home runs.

Fantasy Tip: Harper ($6,300, 12.6% of cap) has hit 10 home runs in his last 12 games and has recorded 23 RBI in that span. Harper should be a nightly starting option on FantasyScore as long as he is producing at the plate during his streak.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press


Nationals | Anthony Rendon doing baseball activities

Tue, 19 May 2015 13:58:19 -0700

Washington Nationals 3B Anthony Rendon (oblique, knee) is doing baseball activities in Florida, and he's scheduled to work out with the big league club this week, according to manager Matt Williams.

Fantasy Tip: Rendon's ($6,000, 12.0% of cap) return seems more destined for early June now than late May, as he'll likely need a rehab assignment before being activated. When Rendon returns, Yunel Escobar ($2,100, 4.2% of cap) and Danny Espinosa ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) could form a platoon at the keystone, limiting their tradition fantasy value to deep mixed and NL-only leagues.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: CSNWashington.com - Mark Zuckerman


Nationals | Michael Taylor enters starting lineup

Tue, 19 May 2015 13:16:01 -0700

Washington Nationals OF Michael Taylor is starting in left field and hitting eighth in the batting order against New York Yankees SP Nathan Eovaldi Tuesday, May 19.

Fantasy Tip: With Jayson Werth (wrist) on the DL, Taylor ($2,700, 5.4% of cap) should see the majority of time in left field, making him more useful at FantasyScore. Tonight, though, he's merely a low-end outfield sleeper play for his speed. Hitting at the bottom of the order takes some of the intrigue away.

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Nationals | Wilmer Difo a short-term option

Tue, 19 May 2015 10:44:59 -0700

Washington Nationals INF Wilmer Difo only played 33 games between high-Class A Potomac (Va.) and Class AA Harrisburg (Pa.) this year, and his call-up to the Nationals is likely to be a short-term deal. The club isn't necessarily sold that he's ready for the big league level. The Nats already had three outfielder on their major league roster, limiting the need to call up another outfielder. Difo will offer speed off the bench in the meantime after hitting .315 with a .367 on-base percentage with seven stolen bases in eight attempts in the minors.

Fantasy Tip: Difo will be a bottom-of-the-barrel pricing option at FantasyScore, and he can be ignored for the most part. Only those owners in cavernous NL-only leagues should be looking at Difo in the short term.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: CSNWashington.com - Mark Zuckerman


Nationals | Jayson Werth lands on DL

Tue, 19 May 2015 10:40:25 -0700

Washington Nationals OF Jayson Werth (wrist) was placed on the disabled list with a left wrist contusion Tuesday, May 19. INF Wilmer Difo was called up from Class AA Harrisburg (Pa.) in a corresponding move.

Fantasy Tip: With Werth out, Michael Taylor ($2,700, 5.4% of cap) should see regular playing time in left field. Taylor can be useful as a sleeper at FantasyScore, mainly for his speed, and he'll be more attractive if he hits at the top of the batting order. Difo figures to be a bat off the bench, and he's only attractive to owners in deep NL-only leagues.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: CSNWashington.com - Mark Zuckerman


Nationals | Gio Gonzalez has bad history against Yanks

Tue, 19 May 2015 10:34:13 -0700

Washington Nationals SP Gio Gonzalez has lost five straight starts to the New York Yankees and has an 8.17 ERA against them. He is also 1-3 with a 9.08 ERA in his last eight starts against the American League. However, he is 3-0 with a 1.42 ERA in his last six starts at home and hasn't allowed a home run there in 64 innings in his last 11 starts.

Fantasy Tip: Take this as an opportunity to use Gonzalez ($6,300, 12.6% of cap) as an under-the-radar play, despite his price. The Yankees have been struggling offensively this past week and have scored just 11 runs in their last six games.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press


Nationals | Jayson Werth a DL candidate

Tue, 19 May 2015 08:15:00 -0700

Updating a previous report, Washington Nationals OF Jayson Werth (wrist) is a candidate to be placed on the disabled list, according to sources.

Fantasy Tip: Stash Werth in NL-only leagues and deep mixed formats if you have a DL spot.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: FOXSports.com - Ken Rosenthal


Nationals | Wilmer Difo to be promoted?

Tue, 19 May 2015 08:06:35 -0700

Washington Nationals INF Wilmer Difo is expected to be promoted to the 40-man roster, according to sources.

Fantasy Tip: Difo's role and playing time are unknown factors, so consider him an NL-only stash for the time being. He could be a cheap source of steals.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: FOXSports.com - Ken Rosenthal


Nationals | Yunel Escobar hot in May

Tue, 19 May 2015 05:42:38 -0700

Washington Nationals 2B Yunel Escobar has been on a tear in the month of May, averaging .348 on 23-for-66 batting, driving in eight runs and scoring 14 times in 16 games.

Fantasy Tip: FantasyScore owners should slide him into their daily lineups while he's hot. Consider him a cheap source of cap relief at Escobar's current asking price of just $2,100 (4.2% of cap), but his long-term value is in question.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: USA TODAY Fantasy Sports


Nationals | Jayson Werth undergoes MRI

Mon, 18 May 2015 22:34:51 -0700

Washington Nationals OF Jayson Werth (wrist) underwent an MRI on his injured wrist Monday, May 18, but it did not show any fractures or ligament damage in his wrist, according to a source. It is not known if Werth will need to be placed on the 15-day disabled list.

Fantasy Tip: Werth ($3,200, 6.4% of cap) likely will sit out a few more game since he is dealing with swelling in the wrist. Owners should avoid using Werth until more is known about his status. Tyler Moore ($1,800, 3.6% of cap) and Michael Taylor ($2,700, 5.4% of cap) could receive playing time while Werth is sidelined but may not be great options on FantasyScore.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Bill Ladson


Nationals | Bryce Harper dialed in at the dish

Mon, 18 May 2015 15:24:25 -0700

Washington Nationals OF Bryce Harper is 22-for-29 with nine home runs over his last 11 games.

Fantasy Tip: Harper ($6,300, 12.6% of cap) is worth nightly consideration for usage in FantasyScore contest while he is scorching hot. However, he isn't going to maintain this pace, and at his cap hit, there isn't a lot of room for error. There will come a time, and potentially soon, where it will become wise to pick your spots when spending up for the star.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN Stats and Information


Nationals | Stephen Strasburg making strides

Mon, 18 May 2015 13:37:08 -0700

Washington Nationals SP Stephen Strasburg said he had better fastball and curveball command during his last outing against the San Diego Padres Sunday, May 17. Manager Matt Williams agreed, "I thought he was better," Williams said. "He got into trouble there in the sixth inning and, of course, in the first. But in that first inning I was happy to see him pitch out of it. He was more aggressive today and used his fastball, which was a good sign. He settled down after the trouble early. It was much better than the last time out, for sure, and something to build on."

Fantasy Tip: Don't forget, Strasburg ($7,700, 15.4% of cap) had some early-season hiccups last season and finished with 14 wins, a 3.14 ERA, a 1.21 WHIP and 242 strikeouts over 215 innings pitched. Currently, his 5.98 ERA and 1.65 WHIP are leaving a sour taste with fantasy owners, but seasonal owners should remain patient with the potential fantasy ace. FantasyScore players can be a little picky with Strasburg's matchups in the short term, but don't be surprised if he enters matchup-proof territory sooner than later.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Barry M. Bloom


Nationals | Bryce Harper not making many outs

Sun, 17 May 2015 16:39:55 -0700

Washington Nationals OF Bryce Harper has made just 17 outs compared to 22 hits and 10 walks since May 6.

Fantasy Tip: Harper ($6,300, 12.6% of cap) also has nine home runs and 22 RBIs during the same stretch, and he is a must-own option at FantasyScore as he enjoys the best stretch of his young career.

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