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Nationals | Ryan Zimmerman enjoying productive stretch

Thu, 03 Sep 2015 17:19:39 -0700

Since Aug. 23, Washington Nationals 1B Ryan Zimmerman leads Major League Baseball with 11 extra-base hits. He has a 1.378 OPS over that stretch, which is the third-best mark in the majors.

Fantasy Tip: Zimmerman ($4,300, 8.6% of cap) is batting .414 with six home runs and 12 RBIs over the past seven days, so finding a way to fit him into your FantasyScore lineups as long as his hot hitting continues is an absolute must.

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Nationals | Michael Taylor available

Thu, 03 Sep 2015 15:45:52 -0700

Washington Nationals OF Michael Taylor (knee) is available to play in the game against the Atlanta Braves Thursday, Sept. 3, even though he was not in the starting lineup while nursing a sore right knee. He originally hurt his knee Aug. 27 when he crashed into the outfield wall in center field.

Fantasy Tip: Taylor's ($4,300, 8.6% of cap) injury probably isn't serious, but the Nats need to be even more cautious with him now that Denard Span won't return this year. Taylor still has usefulness in deep mixed leagues for his combination of power and speed down the stretch.

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Nationals | Stephen Strasburg to start Wednesday

Thu, 03 Sep 2015 15:28:56 -0700

Washington Nationals SP Stephen Strasburg (neck) tossed a successful bullpen session Thursday, Sept. 3, and he will be penciled in to start against the New York Mets Wednesday, Sept. 9.

Fantasy Tip: Strasburg ($7,900, 15.8% of cap) had been pitching very well before he was injured in his last outing. Coming off an injury and facing the upstart Mets will be a tall task and will come with plenty or risks for FantasyScore gamers.

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


Nationals | Bryce Harper right back in the lineup

Thu, 03 Sep 2015 13:28:06 -0700

Washington Nationals OF Bryce Harper (gluteus) is playing center field and batting third against Atlanta Braves SP Matt Wisler Thursday, Sept. 3.

Fantasy Tip: Harper ($5,700, 11.4% of cap) left the game early Wednesday, Sept. 2, due to left gluteus tightness, but it clearly wasn't a serious injury. FantasyScore players don't have many options with just five games on the docket Thursday, so Harper checks out as a high-end option for daily contests.

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Nationals | Clint Robinson starting in left field

Thu, 03 Sep 2015 13:17:40 -0700

Washington Nationals OF Clint Robinson is starting in left field and batting fifth against Atlanta Braves SP Matt Wisler Thursday, Sept. 3. OF Michael Taylor (knee) is not in the starting lineup Thursday.

Fantasy Tip: Batting in the heart of the lineup, Robinson ($3,600, 7.2% of cap) has some FantasyScore appeal as an upside source of cap relief Thursday. He hasn't been receiving a lot of playing time of late with just eight starts since Saturday, Aug. 1, though, so Robinson isn't without risk. Taylor ($4,300, 8.6% of cap) is dealing with a sore knee and is now set to miss his second consecutive game. Taylor remains a low-end outfield option in deep mixed leagues, as the injury doesn't appear to be serious.

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Nationals | Jordan Zimmermann likes his matchup

Thu, 03 Sep 2015 09:38:42 -0700

Washington Nationals SP Jordan Zimmermann is 6-2 with a 2.59 ERA in 14 career starts against the Atlanta Braves, who he faces Thursday, Sept. 3. He's 2-0 against them with a 1.88 ERA in four starts this year.

Fantasy Tip: On a day with a limited slate of action, it makes sense to pay up for today's most expensive pitcher in Zimmermann ($8,000, 16.0% of cap). Not only have the reeling Braves lost eight straight games, but they ranked 27th in the league in OPS in August (.693).

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Nationals | Stephen Strasburg to throw bullpen

Thu, 03 Sep 2015 09:13:36 -0700

Updating a previous report, Washington Nationals SP Stephen Strasburg (back) will throw an extended bullpen session Thursday, Sept. 3, and manager Matt Williams said Strasburg will need at least two days after that before making his next start. SP Tanner Roark will be recalled from the minors to start in Strasburg's place Friday, Sept. 4, against the Atlanta Braves.

Fantasy Tip: Strasburg ($7,900, 15.8% of cap) could return to start sometime this weekend, but a more realistic option is for him to face the rival New York Mets early next week. It's disappointing for his fantasy owners, because he was looking very sharp and healthy after returning from his DL stint. Using him on FantasyScore in his next start could be dicey, since his pitch count may be limited. Roark ($3,000, 6.0% of cap) isn't a bad deep sleeper as your second daily starter Friday against the Braves, who ranked 27th in team OPS in August (.693).

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Nationals | Bryce Harper injured Wednesday

Wed, 02 Sep 2015 18:57:00 -0700

Washington Nationals OF Bryce Harper (gluteus) was removed from the game against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, Sept. 2, due to left gluteus tightness.

Fantasy Tip: The severity of Harper's ($5,700, 11.4% of cap) injury is not yet known. Check back for further updates on his condition.

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Nationals | Tanner Roark to start Friday

Wed, 02 Sep 2015 17:41:04 -0700

Washington Nationals SP Tanner Roark will make the start Friday, Sept. 4, against the Atlanta Braves in place of the injured SP Stephen Strasburg (back).

Fantasy Tip: Roark has starting experience, and once Strasburg is able to return the former starter Roark is expected to keep a rotation spot at the expense of youngster Joe Ross, who has reached his innings ceiling. However, the latter is not exactly written in stone.

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Nationals | Michael Taylor out due to sore knee

Wed, 02 Sep 2015 16:41:18 -0700

Updating a previous report, Washington Nationals OF Michael Taylor (knee) was scratched due to a sore knee Wednesday, Sept. 2.

Fantasy Tip: Taylor ($4,300, 8.6% of cap) owns a .230/.288/.405 slash line with eight runs, three home runs and nine RBI over his past 20 games. He remains a solid NL-only and cavernous mixed player in seasonal leagues due to his semi-regular at-bats, however, you should be able to do better in the majority of formats, though. He isn't a strong FantasyScore play outside of prime matchups due to his hefty price tag.

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


Nationals | Michael Taylor scratched

Wed, 02 Sep 2015 16:24:48 -0700

Washington Nationals OF Michael Taylor was scratched from the lineup Wednesday, Sept. 2. 2B Danny Espinosa enters the lineup and will play left field. OF Bryce Harper is moving to center field.

Fantasy Tip: Espinosa ($2,600, 5.2% of cap) is more dangerous when he hits left-handed against righties, with 10 of his 12 home runs coming from the left side. Consider Espinosa more of a weak FantasyScore pick tonight with the last-minute switch.

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


Nationals | Stephen Strasburg to be skipped

Wed, 02 Sep 2015 15:21:21 -0700

Washington Nationals SP Stephen Strasburg (back) will throw a bullpen session Friday, Sept. 4, but he will not start that day.

Fantasy Tip: Strasburg's ($7,900, 15.8% of cap) injury isn't expected to be serious, but we've heard that before and then he landed on the DL. With that said, he'll likely be a shaky play on FantasyScore if he starts early next week in a big series against the New York Mets. Tanner Roark will take the hill Friday against the Atlanta Braves. He'll be very cheap and could be worth considering as a deep sleeper for your second pitching spot against the hapless Braves.

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Nationals | Max Scherzer struggling with location

Wed, 02 Sep 2015 12:11:32 -0700

Washington Nationals SP Max Scherzer ranks 80th in ERA in baseball (4.66) and 75th in opponent's OPS (.755) among 96 qualified starters since the start of July. Nine of his 13 home runs allowed since that time have come off his fastball, which he has had trouble locating. Scherzer was throwing his fastball in the lower third or below the strike zone just 15% of the time in July and August, meaning his heater found the middle portion of the strike zone 44% of the time, the highest rate in the National League. However, his average fastball velocity has gone up from 93.7 mph in the first three months to 94.1 mph over the last two months.

Fantasy Tip: Scherzer ($8,500, 17.0% of cap) remains an elite starting pitcher with an elite strikeout rate. His rough last couple months has driven the demand for him down in daily formats, too, meaning you could capitalize in the season's final month if he can turn things around, which he should be able to do.

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Nationals | Denard Span facing lengthy recovery

Tue, 01 Sep 2015 15:36:20 -0700

Washington Nationals OF Denard Span (hip) underwent successful surgery to repair a labrum tear in his hip Tuesday, Sept. 1. His recovery timeline is expected to be four to six months.

Fantasy Tip: Michael Taylor ($4,000, 8.0% of cap) has been receiving the majority of starts in center field with Span ($4,200, 8.4% of cap) on the shelf. Taylor should be owned in all deep mixed leagues, and he is a viable FantasyScore play in the right matchups. Looking ahead to 2016, Span could be a nice late-round option in drafts as a bounce-back candidate.

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Nationals | Stephen Strasburg throws without pain

Tue, 01 Sep 2015 15:30:26 -0700

Washington Nationals SP Stephen Strasburg (back) played catch without any back pain Tuesday, Sept. 1. His status for his next start is still unknown, though.

Fantasy Tip: Strasburg ($7,900, 15.8% of cap) has been limited to just 18 starts this season, and a quick glance at his year-long numbers shows a seriously disappointing season. He owns a 2.70 ERA over his five starts since the All-Star break, though, so there is potential he can chip in a few more solid outings before the season is over. Continue to check back for updates.

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