Washington Nationals news, rumors and injuries
Mon, 27 Jul 2015 20:17:00 -0700
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.
Mon, 27 Jul 2015 16:58:02 -0700
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.
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.
Sun, 26 Jul 2015 19:43:04 -0700
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.
Sun, 26 Jul 2015 13:41:32 -0700
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.
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.
Sat, 25 Jul 2015 20:11:38 -0700
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.
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.
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.
Sat, 25 Jul 2015 19:58:37 -0700
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.
Sat, 25 Jul 2015 13:30:24 -0700
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.
Sat, 25 Jul 2015 13:12:23 -0700
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.
Sat, 25 Jul 2015 10:05:02 -0700
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.
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.
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.
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