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Nationals | WAS making push for Craig Kimbrel?

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 20:17:00 -0700

The Washington Nationals are the hottest team in pursuit of San Diego Padres RP Craig Kimbrel, according to sources. The Nationals are also linked to Cincinnati Reds RP Aroldis Chapman.

Fantasy Tip: A move to the Nationals would be huge for both the team and fantasy owners, as Kimbrel is a lights-out closer who could rack up big-time save totals in the final two months for a contender.

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


Nationals | Ryan Zimmerman close to return

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 16:58:02 -0700

Washington Nationals 1B Ryan Zimmerman (foot) has gone 1-for-15 with three strikeouts in five rehab games for Class AA Harrisburg, and he is close to returning from a bout with plantar fasciitis.

Fantasy Tip: Zimmerman ($7,700, 15.4% of cap) should still be stashed away in the majority of leagues, and he still has time to make a significant fantasy impact for his owners.

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


Nationals | Jayson Werth to return Tuesday

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 16:50:39 -0700

Washington Nationals OF Jayson Werth (wrist) is expected to return from the disabled list Tuesday, July 28, against the Miami Marlins. He wrapped up his rehab assignment with Class AAA Syracuse Sunday, July 26, according to a source close to Werth. He went 11-for-30 with two doubles, seven RBI, two walks and two strikeouts in nine games in the minors.

Fantasy Tip: You may want to give Werth ($3,200, 6.4% of cap) at least a few games to work his way back into the lineup before running with him in your daily lineups. He was hitting just .208 (21-for-101) with two home runs and 12 RBI before his injury, and there's no guarantee that he'll hit for a ton of power for the remaining games. Werth's return will likely force Matt den Dekker back to a bench role for the Nats.

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


Nationals | Michael Taylor goes deep again

Sun, 26 Jul 2015 19:43:04 -0700

Washington Nationals OF Michael Taylor went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in a 3-1 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates Sunday, July 26, and he has two home runs and four RBI in his last two games.

Fantasy Tip: Taylor ($3,700, 7.4% of cap) has been flashing his upside lately, and in his last six games, he has two home runs, seven RBI and three steals. On the flip side, he strikes out a lot and is hitting just .240 this year, but for the price, Taylor offers a lot of upside at FantasyScore.

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


Nationals | Stephen Strasburg rehab update

Sun, 26 Jul 2015 13:41:32 -0700

Washington Nationals SP Stephen Strasburg (oblique) played catch Saturday, July 25, and is expected to make a minor league rehab start Wednesday, July 29.

Fantasy Tip: It is unknown where Strasburg ($7,300, 14.6% of cap) will make the rehab start or how many appearances he will need before he is activated from the disabled list, but he is expected to throw 60 to 70 pitches Wednesday. FantasyScore owners should wait until his second or third start after being activated before using him in their lineups.

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


Nationals | Anthony Rendon sitting out

Sun, 26 Jul 2015 07:54:17 -0700

Washington Nationals 3B Anthony Rendon (quadriceps) is not in the starting lineup against Pittsburgh Pirates SP Gerrit Cole Sunday, July 26. 2B Danny Espinosa will start at second base and is batting second in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: The Nationals likely are taking things slow with Rendon ($3,900, 7.8% of cap), so he may not play back-to-back games initially. Espinosa ($3,500, 7.0% of cap) is hitting only .221 with two home runs and six RBI this month and may not be a great option on FantasyScore.

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Nationals | Big game for Michael Taylor

Sat, 25 Jul 2015 20:11:38 -0700

Washington Nationals OF Michael Taylor went 4-for-5 with a home run, three RBI, a run scored and a steal in a 9-3 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates Saturday, July 25.

Fantasy Tip: Taylor ($3,700, 7.4% of cap) has shown am intriguing combination of power and speed this year, but he is still too inconsistent to be considered anything more than a roll-of-the-dice play at FantasyScore.

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Nationals | Anthony Rendon quiet in return

Sat, 25 Jul 2015 20:07:40 -0700

Washington Nationals 3B Anthony Rendon (quadriceps) went 0-for-4 with a sacrifice fly and three strikeouts in a 9-3 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates Saturday, July 25, in his first start since June 24.

Fantasy Tip: Rendon ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) was a little rusty in his return, and it is best to give him a few starts to regain his timing before using him at FantasyScore.

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Nationals | Ian Desmond homers again

Sat, 25 Jul 2015 20:02:50 -0700

Washington Nationals SS Ian Desmond went 2-for-3 with a home run, two RBI, two runs scored and a walk in a 9-3 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates Saturday, July 25, and he has homered in three straight games.

Fantasy Tip: Desmond ($3,500, 7.0% of cap) is suddenly on fire after struggling all year. He is riding a six-game hitting streak, and he has four homers, seven RBI and eight runs scored during the stretch. Take full advantage of his hot bat at FantasyScore.

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


Nationals | Yunel Escobar returns with a bang

Sat, 25 Jul 2015 19:58:37 -0700

Washington Nationals 3B Yunel Escobar (wrist) went 3-for-5 with two doubles and two runs scored in a 9-3 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates Saturday, July 25, after missing the previous two games.

Fantasy Tip: Escobar ($3,600, 7.2% of cap) is hitting .325 on the year, and while he doesn't have a ton of upside, he does make a safe, solid source of cap relief at his position at FantasyScore most days thanks to his steady bat.

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Nationals | Yunel Escobar returns

Sat, 25 Jul 2015 13:30:24 -0700

Washington Nationals 3B Yunel Escobar (wrist) returned to the lineup Saturday, July 25, hitting cleanup.

Fantasy Tip: Esco ($3,600, 7.2% of cap) is just 2-for-14 (.143) lifetime against A.J. Burnett, but he has a .321-5-30 line on the season. He's a decent buy on FantasyScore in the cleanup spot.

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Nationals | Anthony Rendon returns

Sat, 25 Jul 2015 13:12:23 -0700

Washington Nationals 2B Anthony Rendon (quadriceps) was activated from the 15-day disabled list Saturday, July 25, and he's hitting second in the lineup. Rendon is playing second base.

Fantasy Tip: Rendon ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) has a .421-3-9 line in 19 career at-bats against A.J. Burnett. It's his first day back in a month, but he's a great midrange option on FantasyScore.

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Nationals | WAS interested in Jonathan Papelbon

Sat, 25 Jul 2015 10:05:02 -0700

The Washington Nationals have expressed interest in trading for Philadelphia Phillies CL Jonathan Papelbon, according to multiple sources.

Fantasy Tip: Despite Papelbon's desire to be traded to a contender, he will not approve a trade to a team that won't use him as a closer. One reason for this is because a $13 million vesting option for the 2016 season will kick in if Papelbon finishes at least 14 more games in 2015. The Nats are reluctant to take on a significant amount of payroll during the season, so expect the Phils to cover a major part of his salary if a deal gets done. Papelbon is 2-1 with a 1.59 ERA through 37 games and has converted all 17 of his save opportunities this year.

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


Nationals | Ian Desmond heating up

Fri, 24 Jul 2015 20:34:20 -0700

Washington Nationals SS Ian Desmond went 1-for-3 with a home run, an RBI, two runs scored and a walk in a 7-5 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates Friday, July 24, and he has three home runs in his last five games.

Fantasy Tip: Desmond ($3,500, 7.0% of cap) has been a big disappointment this year, but he is riding a modest five-game hitting streak and his power seems to be coming around. He offers nice upside for the price at FantasyScore when he is swinging a hot bat.

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Nationals | Clint Robinson a late scratch

Fri, 24 Jul 2015 15:53:48 -0700

Washington Nationals 1B Clint Robinson (illness) was a late scratch against the New York Mets Friday, July 24, due to illness. OF Matt den Dekker draws into the lineup in left field, and he will bat eighth against Pittsburgh Pirates SP Jeff Locke Friday.

Fantasy Tip: Make sure to remove Robinson ($3,500, 7.0% of cap) from your fantasy lineups Friday. den Dekker ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) is nothing more than a desperation source of cap relief Friday, and FantasyScore players should likely look elsewhere.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MASNSports.com - Dan Kolko


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Alastre Tomas P
Albaladejo Michael C
Alfaro Gabriel P
Almonte Randy P
Alvarez Oscar RP
Ambriz Hector RP
Anderson Cory P
Applebee Paul P
Arias George INF
Aubrey Michael 1B
Avila Pedro P
Bacus Dakota P
Baez Edgardo OF
Ballard Mike P
Barrett Aaron RP
Barthmaier Jimmy P
Bautista Rayner INF
Belcher Jason OF
Bergolla William 2B
Billings Bruce P
Bostick Chris INF
Brach Brett SP
Brazoban Cleto P
Brito Eude P
Brito Juan C
Burriss Emmanuel 2B
Butler Daniel C
Bynum Seth SS
Cabreja Joseph INF
Caldera Alex P
Camilo Juan OF
Campbell Brett P
Canham Mitch C
Carpenter David RP
Castillo Luis X. SS
Castro Francis P
Castro Ofilio INF
Castro Ramon A. INF
Chavez Ender OF
Chavez Wilton P
Chu Gilberto P
Claussen Brandon SP
Coats Buck OF
Cole A.J. SP
Cordemans Robbie P
Corredor Aldrem OF
Crawford Tristan P
Cruz Frank SS
Cuello Elvin INF
Daniel Michael OF
Davis Erik P
De Los Santos Abel P
den Dekker Matt OF
Denney Kyle P
Desmond Ian SS
Diaz Felix P
Diaz Frank OF
Dickson Ian RP
Difo Wilmer INF
Douglass Ryan P
Doyne Cory RP
Dykstra Cutter INF
Echols Justin P
Englund Stephen P
Enriquez Andre P
Escobar Yunel 3B
Espinosa Danny 2B
Evangelista Antonio P
Fedde Erick P
Fermaint Charlie OF
Ferrari Anthony RP
Fister Doug SP
Florentino Darryl OF
Flores Christian P
Fornataro Eric P
Franco Anderson 3B
French Chris OF
Frias Marcos P
Fulchino Jeff RP
Garcia Harvey P
Garrett Joseph P
Gibson Glenn P
Gil David P
Gilbert Archie OF
Gilliam Robert P
Giolito Lucas SP
Godwin Tyrell OF
Gonzalez Esmailyn INF
Gonzalez Gio SP
Goodwin Brian OF
Green Adrian P
Greer Brent SS
Guerrero Cristian OF
Guzman Garrett OF
Guzman Luis OF
Gwynn Jr. Tony OF
Hansen Robert P
Harper Brandon C
Harper Bryan P
Harper Bryce OF
Haynes Dee OF
Hernandez Jorge P
Hernandez Weesley OF
Herron Tyler SP
Higley J.R. OF
Hill Rich RP
Hill Taylor RP
Hodges Scott 3B
Holder Trevor P
Horgan Joe P
Howell Jeff C
Howell John OF
Hughes Rick OF
Hulett Tug INF
Jackson Zach P
Janssen Casey RP
Jeroloman Brian C
Joaquin Waldis RP
Johnson Deryck OF
Johnson Josh R. SS
Johnson Reed OF
Jones Desmond P
Jones Marcus OF
Jordan Taylor SP
Judd Michael P
Karp Josh P
Kelley Christopher P
Kieboom Spencer C
King Stephen SS
Kroenke Zach RP
Labandeira Josh SS
Labrie Ronnie 3B
Lane Andrew 2B
Lefave Andrew OF
Lehman Pat P
Lerud Steve C
Liriano Pedro INF
Lively Mitch P
Lobaton Jose C
Logan Brett C
Lopez Pedro INF
Lozada Jose SS
Lyons Daniel SS
Maekawa Katsuhiko P
Magrane Jim P
Maldonado Carlos C
Maness Nick P
Manno Christopher P
Martin Rafael RP
Martinez Anderson P
Martinez Ricardo C
Mastroianni Darin OF
Mattison Kevin OF
Maust David P
McCauley Sean C
McConnell Chris SS
McGregor Scott SP
McLouth Nate OF
McMillan Drew C
Medrano Anthony INF
Meek Evan RP
Meyers Brad SP
Michaels Jason OF
Minicozzi Mark 1B
Moldenhauer Russell 1B
Moore Tyler OF
Morales Jesus OF
Moresi Nick OF
Munoz Arnie P
Nall T.J. P
Nelson Chris 3B
Norberto Jose OF
Novas Randy OF
Nunez Wander OF
Oduber Randolph OF
Olbrychowski Adam P
Pahuta Timothy 1B
Palm Josh P
Paredes Vidal P
Pascual Coco P
Pecina Ricardo P
Peralta Yader P
Perez Antonio SS
Perez Beltran P
Perez Roberto X. SS
Phillips Derrick OF
Pichardo Eduardo P
Pilier Neivy 3B
Poveda Omar P
Powell Brandon 2B
Powell Pedro OF
Price Brett P
Purke Matt SP
Ramirez J.P. OF
Ramos Wilson C
Raymundo G.J. INF
Read Raudy C
Rendon Anthony 3B
Rhymes Will 2B
Rivero Felipe SP
Roark Tanner SP
Robinson Clint 1B
Robinson Derrick OF
Robinson Wade INF
Rodriguez Wilman OF
Rogelstad Matt INF
Rooney Sean C
Ross Joe SP
Rowe Connor OF
Rueckel Danny P
San Pedro Erick C
Sanchez Adrian SS
Santillan Manny P
Santos Omir C
Scherzer Max SP
Schultz Mike P
Segura Paterson P
Sequea Jacobo P
Seuss Aaron OF
Shefka Richard P
Skelton James C
Skole Matthew 1B
Smith Dan RP
Smoker Josh P
Solis Chris C
Solis Sammy SP
Sosa George P
Span Denard OF
Spann Matthew P
Speier Ryan RP
Stammen Craig RP
Stange Daniel P
Storen Drew RP
Strasburg Stephen SP
Sylvester Billy P
Tatusko Ryan P
Tavarez Alberto P
Taveras Hector C
Taylor Jeffrey P
Taylor Michael OF
Taylor Rhys P
Testa Joe P
Thissen Greg INF
Thornton Matt RP
Torres Luis P
Treinen Blake SP
Tucker T.J. RP
Turnbull Kylin P
Turner Trea SS
Uggla Dan 2B
Urdaneta Juan 1B
Valdez Eduardo P
Valdez Jean INF
Valdez Jesus OF
Valle Phillip SS
Van Allen Cory P
Van Ostrand James OF
Vazquez Deury P
Veloz Greg 2B
Vettleson Drew OF
Vizcaino Francisco P
Wadkins Michael P
Wallace Dave C
Walters P.J. SP
Warden Jim Ed P
Ware Jeremy OF
Watts Kris C
Welsh Joseph P
Werth Jayson OF
West Sean SP
Wilkie Josh P
Willems Colton P
Witkowski Joe C
Wlodarczyk Michael P
Wooten John OF
Wright Zach C
Young Delwyn 2B
Young Terrell RP
Zimmerman Ryan 1B
Zimmermann Jordan SP
Zinicola Zechry P

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DeBartolo Mike TO
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Lett Jim TO
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