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Nationals | Lucas Giolito hit hard, sent down

Sun, 24 Jul 2016 15:54:26 -0700

Washington Nationals SP Lucas Giolito, who was making his third career start, gave up four runs and four hits in 3 1/3 innings Sunday, July 24, in a 10-6 loss to the San Diego Padres. Giolito was optioned to the minors after the game.

Fantasy Tip: You may want to hold off on Giolito until he shows more signs of stability. It's clear the team is taking advantage of his options status to shuttle him back and forth, and he hasn't impressed in any appearances.

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Nationals | Jonathan Papelbon rocked in ninth

Sun, 24 Jul 2016 15:36:14 -0700

Washington Nationals RP Jonathan Papelbon was hit for four runs in the ninth inning and was tagged for the loss Sunday, July 24, in a 10-6 loss to the San Diego Padres.

Fantasy Tip: Papelbon dropped to 2-3 overall. Is the speculation about Aroldis Chapman getting to Papelbon? The Nationals may be the front-runners for Chapman, after all. Or is this just an off day for Papelbon? Either way, you may want to monitor the situation.

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Nationals | Bryce Harper sitting vs. San Diego

Sun, 24 Jul 2016 07:51:14 -0700

Washington Nationals OF Bryce Harper is not in the starting lineup Sunday, July 24. OF Chris Heisey is starting in right field and batting sixth against San Diego Padres SP Christian Friedrich Sunday.

Fantasy Tip: Sub Harper out of your seasonal lineups where possible. He sits with an underwhelming .203/.317/.377 slash line in July, and after hitting nine home runs in April, Harper has just 11 since. Heisey is a potential low-priced flier in daily contests Sunday.

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Nationals | Trea Turner leading off vs. Padres

Sun, 24 Jul 2016 07:44:53 -0700

Washington Nationals 2B Trea Turner is leading off, and OF Michael Taylor is batting seventh against San Diego Padres SP Christian Friedrich Sunday, July 24. OF Ben Revere is not in the starting lineup Sunday.

Fantasy Tip: Turner is just 6-for-31 during his latest seven games since being recalled from the minors, but he's receiving a long look and does have three stolen bases and two triples. He could push to stick with the big club. Taylor owns upside and has flashed a power-speed combo, but he also sits with a career .645 OPS. Don't fret fading him in daily contests Sunday. Revere is having a disappointing season (.216/.263/.303 slash line) and isn't worth a roster spot in most mixed leagues.

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Nationals | Joe Ross highly values by Nats

Sun, 24 Jul 2016 06:58:25 -0700

Washington Nationals SP Joe Ross (shoulder) will not be traded for a rental, including New York Yankees RP Aroldis Chapman, according to sources.

Fantasy Tip: Ross will make a minor league rehab start Sunday, July 24, and then should return to the Washington rotation. Through his first two seasons, Ross has a 3.56 ERA and 1.19 WHIP with 148 strikeouts over 172 innings. He is a solid end-of-the-rotation starter for your fantasy staff with upside for more in future seasons.

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Nationals | Ryan Zimmerman to return Tuesday

Sat, 23 Jul 2016 18:36:26 -0700

Washington Nationals 1B Ryan Zimmerman (rib cage) is expected to be activated from the disabled list Tuesday, July 26. He went 2-for-3 with a three-run homer in his final rehab game for Class A Potomac Saturday, July 23.

Fantasy Tip: Zimmerman was not having a great season prior to landing on the disabled list, batting .221 with 12 home runs and 38 RBI through 74 games. He should only be stashed in NL-only and cavernous mixed fantasy leagues if you can afford the roster space. His return means Clint Robinson and Trea Turner should see reduced playing time going forward.

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Nationals | Nats among clubs eyeing Wade Davis

Sat, 23 Jul 2016 17:44:40 -0700

The Washington Nationals are one of several clubs that have expressed interest in Kansas City Royals RP Wade Davis. However, the club's asking price is reportedly greater than the New York Yankees are seeking in exchange for RP Aroldis Chapman.

Fantasy Tip: The Royals have not decided if they will be sellers at the trade deadline and pursuing Chapman is reportedly the Nats' top priority, so a deal between Washington and Kansas City appears unlikely. The 30-year-old right-hander is 1-0 with 21 saves and a 1.14 ERA through 33 appearances in 2016, with 12 walks and 30 strikeouts over 31 2/3 innings.

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Nationals | Lucas Giolito to start Sunday

Sat, 23 Jul 2016 15:09:29 -0700

Washington Nationals SP Lucas Giolito will be called up to start Sunday, July 24, against the San Diego Padres.

Fantasy Tip: Despite struggling in his first two big-league starts, it's a tasty matchup to use a low-end flyer on him in DFS.

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Nationals | Clint Robinson in, Trea Turner out

Sat, 23 Jul 2016 12:11:19 -0700

Washington Nationals 1B Clint Robinson will start at first base and bat sixth against San Diego Padres SP Edwin Jackson Saturday, July 23. 2B Trea Turner returns to the bench after starting Friday, July 22, against the Padres.

Fantasy Tip: Robinson has only had one at-bat against Jackson in his career, but he made it count with a two-RBI single. Jackson has struggled this year, too, even in a limited amount of innings pitched. Robinson should be a cheaper starting first basemen for today's daily slate.

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Nationals | Ryan Zimmerman rehab update

Fri, 22 Jul 2016 19:42:22 -0700

Washington Nationals 1B Ryan Zimmerman (rib cage) went 1-for-5 with two RBI and four strikeouts in his second rehab game for Class A Potomac Friday, July 22.

Fantasy Tip: Zimmerman is eligible to return from the disabled list next week but he is going through a terrible season, hitting just .221 with 12 home runs and 38 RBI through 74 games, so he isn't worth stashing in shallow mixed leagues. Clint Robinson will continue to see most of the action at first base until he returns.

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Nationals | Nats still pursuing Aroldis Chapman

Fri, 22 Jul 2016 17:32:06 -0700

New York Yankees RP Aroldis Chapman is believed to be the Washington Nationals' primary target prior to the non-waiver trade deadline Aug. 1. However, the club does not appear willing to part with INF Trea Turner or SPs Lucas Giolito or Reynaldo Lopez in a potential deal, according to a baseball source. The Yankees are reportedly looking for players that can contribute immediately at the MLB level, although they have had scouts attending games for affiliates ranging from Class A Hagerstown to Class AAA Syracuse. OF Michael Taylor is believed to be available, according to the source, but the Yankees' level of interest in him is unknown.

Fantasy Tip: The 28-year-old Chapman is 3-0 with a 2.22 ERA and 19 saves in 29 appearances this season, with eight walks and 40 strikeouts in 28 1/3 innings and should be viewed as a high-end reliever regardless of the team he is playing for. However, his fantasy value should receive a slight boost if he is moved to a contender.

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Nationals | Tanner Roark a model of consistency

Fri, 22 Jul 2016 15:31:02 -0700

Washington Nationals SP Tanner Roark has lasted at least seven innings in five straight starts and is coming off his best outing in which he threw eight scoreless innings against the Pittsburgh Pirates. He hosts the San Diego Padres Friday, July 22.

Fantasy Tip: Roark sits with a sparking 2.82 ERA and 1.17 WHIP while striking out 7.7 batters per nine innings. There might not be a safer value play in daily formats than Roark against the Padres without Wil Myers on Friday night. He's a great play.

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Nationals | Joe Ross to rehab Sunday

Fri, 22 Jul 2016 14:52:55 -0700

Washington Nationals SP Joe Ross (shoulder) will make a minor league rehab start Sunday, July 24. That means SP Lucas Giolito could return and start against the San Diego Padres Sunday. He's coming off 6 2/3 shutout innings for Class AAA Syracuse July 19.

Fantasy Tip: Ross has held his own in a rotation spot this year with a 3.49 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 7.5 K/9, so he should be stashed in all formats. There's a good chance he returns after just one or two rehab starts. Giolito has much more upside, though, as a frontline starting pitcher and is certainly attractive in all leagues if he faces the Padres Sunday.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MASNSports.com - Byron Kerr


Nationals | Joe Ross spins bullpen session

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 14:53:58 -0700

Washington Nationals SP Joe Ross (shoulder) threw a bullpen session Thursday, July 21.

Fantasy Tip: Ross is going to throw a rehab outing before returning to the Washington rotation, and it appears he's close to being ready to take the mound. He owns a 3.49 ERA, a 1.25 WHIP and 7.5 K/9 for the season and should be owned in all leagues now that he's closing in on returning. Expect him back in approximately two weeks, barring any setbacks.

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Nationals | Trea Turner swipes a bag

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 14:45:44 -0700

Washington Nationals 2B/SS Trea Turner went 1-for-5 with a run and a stolen base during the Nationals' 6-3 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers Thursday, July 21.

Fantasy Tip: Turner has a window to prove he should stick with the Nationals for the remainder of the season, and fantasy owners should take advantage of his fleeting opportunity in deep mixed and NL-only settings. He has a .291/.313/.452 slash line and three stolen bases thus far.

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