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Nationals | Jayson Werth dealing with soreness

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 12:50:38 -0700

Washington Nationals OF Jayson Werth (shoulder) is dealing with soreness in his surgically repaired shoulder when he tries to hit, according to manager Matt Williams. Werth has been cleared to swing a regular bat but is not cleared for full batting practice.

Fantasy Tip: It looks like Werth ($4,600, 9.2% of cap) may not be ready for the start of the regular season but likely would not miss a lot of games because of his shoulder. Owners could consider selecting Werth in the middle rounds of drafts if he is available. Owners on FantasyScore may want to see how he plays in a few games before using him.

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

Nationals | Bryce Harper has stomach virus

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 11:36:18 -0700

Washington Nationals OF Bryce Harper (illness) is dealing with a stomach virus, according to manager Matt Williams. The team is hoping that he can return to action Friday, March 27.

Fantasy Tip: Harper ($5,700, 11.4% of cap) will be just fine and is a candidate to break out in 2015 if he can stay healthy. He should be a fine play in the opening week of the season at FantasyScore in one of your outfield slots.

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Nationals | Anthony Rendon still has pain

Wed, 25 Mar 2015 11:20:50 -0700

Updating a previous report, Washington Nationals 3B/2B Anthony Rendon (knee) said he still can't swing a bat without experiencing pain in his knee. "It's still lingering. There is no point in pushing it right now and going back to square one during the season," Rendon said. "We might as well fix it right now rather than later." Rendon may not be ready for opening day, and 3B Ian Stewart is the leading candidate to fill in at the hot corner if that's the case. Stewart has played regularly this spring with Rendon down, and he has hit .323 with three home runs and four RBI. INFs Danny Espinosa and Kevin Frandsen are other options.

Fantasy Tip: Rendon is a player that is often taken at the tail end of the first round in standard 12-team mixed leagues heading into 2015, and his eligibility at both third and second base are very attractive. Keep an eye on his status as spring training comes to a close. But his minor knee injury really shouldn't cause his draft value to fluctuate much.

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Nationals | Anthony Rendon likely to miss opener

Wed, 25 Mar 2015 08:35:18 -0700

Washington Nationals 3B Anthony Rendon (knee) had an MRI Wednesday, March 25, that revealed his left medial collateral ligament is healing, but the sprain is still present. Rendon is unlikely to be ready for the season opener.

Fantasy Tip: Dan Uggla is having a hot spring. Could he slot in at second with Yunel Escobar, a natural shortstop, at third base? Ryan Zimmerman could shift from first back to third, with Tyler Moore at first. Moore and Uggla will be flyers to consider at $2,000 (4.0% of your cap) on FantasyScore if they are in the lineup.

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Nationals | Dan Uggla hitting well in camp

Wed, 25 Mar 2015 07:23:41 -0700

Washington Nationals 2B Dan Uggla is hitting .310 with two homers and six RBIs in 29 spring at-bats.

Fantasy Tip: Uggla could be a nice diamond in the rough to polish off after two miserable years. 3B Anthony Rendon (knee) could be iffy for the start of the season, and 2B Yunel Escobar (oblique) missed time in camp. At $2,000 (4.0% of your cap), Uggla could be a flyer worth using on FantasyScore early on.

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Nationals | Max Scherzer to start opener

Mon, 23 Mar 2015 08:42:58 -0700

Washington Nationals SP Max Scherzer will start against the New York Mets in the season opener April 6.

Fantasy Tip: Scherzer ($8,300; 16.6% of your cap) has a great matchup and got off to a fast start last season. He went 3-1 with a 2.08 ERA and 51 K's in 39 innings last April. He's one of the best SP options for the season opener on FantasyScore.

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Nationals | Anthony Rendon may not be ready

Mon, 23 Mar 2015 07:07:51 -0700

Washington Nationals 3B Anthony Rendon (knee) is still experiencing soreness in his knee, and manager Matt Williams said Rendon may run out of time to be ready for the season.

Fantasy Tip: Rendon ($6,400; 12.8% of your cap) is a top-flight third baseman on FantasyScore and 3B/2B in traditional leagues. If Rendon misses a couple of days, Kevin Frandsen could fill in at third with the team transitioning Ryan Zimmerman ($5,100; 10.2%) to first base. Frandsen ($2,000; 4.0%) has very little daily appeal. The team could shift Zim back to third and put Tyler Moore ($2,000; 4.0%) at first. However, they're focused on transitioning Zimmerman to first, and that could stunt his progression in the field.

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Nationals | Jayson Werth making progress

Sun, 22 Mar 2015 09:21:25 -0700

Washington Nationals OF Jayson Werth (shoulder) is scheduled to play five innings of defense in a minor league game Sunday, March 22. Werth could take some at-bats by Tuesday, March 24, or Wednesday, March 25.

Fantasy Tip: Werth is working his way back from offseason shoulder surgery but his status for the start of the regular season is still uncertain at this point. Werth likely will be available in the middle rounds of drafts and could be a good bargain if other owners are scared off by his injury.

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

Nationals | Stephen Strasburg making progress

Sun, 22 Mar 2015 07:15:58 -0700

Washington Nationals SP Stephen Strasburg (ankle) said his ankle is feeling better and is expected to have a long toss session Sunday, March 22.

Fantasy Tip: Strasburg still has a few weeks to prepare for the regular season, but owners should still monitor the situation. Strasburg should be ready for the start of the season and likely will be selected in one of the early rounds of drafts.

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Nationals | Stephen Strasburg to miss another start

Sat, 21 Mar 2015 14:53:48 -0700

Washington Nationals SP Stephen Strasburg (ankle) will miss his start Sunday, March 22, after he sprained his left ankle in conditioning drills.

Fantasy Tip: The injury doesn't appear serious, but he has missed two starts now to an ingrown toenail and the ankle. He has only logged 5 2/3 innings thus far, and he's going to be in a pinch to stretch out his arm to be ready for the season. He still has time to stretch out, but it's questionable whether he has enough time to work on stuff to be the frontline starter he can be off the bat. At $8,000 (16.0% of your cap), we're probably passing the first week on FantasyScore.

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Nationals | Yunel Escobar could play Monday

Sat, 21 Mar 2015 10:44:20 -0700

Washington Nationals 2B Yunel Escobar (oblique) is expected to make his Grapefruit League debut against the New York Yankees Monday, March 23, playing three innings. He was able to participate in all pregame activities Saturday, March 21, including taking batting practice and fielding grounders at second for the first time since March 5.

Fantasy Tip: Escobar experienced no pain during fielding practice and only had slight pain while hitting, although that is to be expected. He will serve as the Nats' starting second baseman this season and will have eligibility at both middle infield positions, giving him value as a reserve in NL-only and deep mixed leagues.

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Nationals | A.J. Cole sent to Syracuse

Wed, 18 Mar 2015 22:18:14 -0700

The Washington Nationals optioned SP A.J. Cole to Triple-A Syracuse Wednesday, March 18.

Fantasy Tip: Cole was in the running for a rotation spot, but the competition was super crowded. He might get a crack at starting sometime this season, but it will likely take an injury or two to a starting pitcher before he is recalled.

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Nationals | Jayson Werth takes BP

Tue, 17 Mar 2015 11:57:55 -0700

Washington Nationals OF Jayson Werth (shoulder) took batting practice Tuesday, March 17, and said he was a bit sore. He also threw without any problems Tuesday, and his hitting is ahead of schedule. He's hoping to play defense in a minor league game by the end of the week so he can get comfortable with his move to left field. Werth is still pushing to be ready on opening day April 6.

Fantasy Tip: Most drafters are likely skeptical of Werth in 2015 after he underwent right shoulder surgery. That just means he could be a nice bargain in the middle rounds of drafts, and he's a good bet to return to 20 home runs if he's fully healthy.

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Nationals | Anthony Rendon still idle

Tue, 17 Mar 2015 07:07:32 -0700

Washington Nationals 3B Anthony Rendon (knee) is still out with a sprained medial collateral ligament, and manager Matt Williams issued no timetable for Rendon's return. "He has a little sprain in there so we are being cautious, keeping in mind that he is going to need at-bats. You do run out of time eventually," Williams said.

Fantasy Tip: The next week or so will be crucial. MCL sprains can sometimes take a month to heal, so keep that in mind. Rendon is a top five third baseman, and he holds even more value if he's still eligible at second base.

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

Nationals | Drew Storen has minor surgery

Fri, 13 Mar 2015 14:26:19 -0700

Washington Nationals RP Drew Storen (hand) underwent surgery on his left hand Friday, March 13, to remove the broken hook of his hamate bone. The right-handed releiver will begin throwing within two to three days and is expected to be ready well in advance of opening day, according to manager Matt Williams.

Fantasy Tip: Running to the mound in the ninth inning for the Nationals will yield plenty of save opportunities for Storen, and he did save 43 games for the club in 2011. Last season, Storen excelled with a 1.12 ERA and 0.98 WHIP with 11 saves over 56 1/3 innings serving primarily as a setup man. He projects as a second-tier closer and is worth targeting after the big boys come off the board on draft day.

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