Lobaton is in the lineup for Saturday's tilt with the Marlins. Lobaton will replace a resting Wilson Ramos behind the plate Saturday. He will bat eighth in the order. He has a relatively successful history against the talented Jose Fernandez, albeit a small sample size, going 2-for-5 with a double and two strike outs.
Lobaton was 2-for-3 with a triple and three RBI in the Nationals' win over Minnesota on Friday night. It was a nice night at the plate for Lobaton who was filling in for Wilson Ramos as he took a well-deserved night off, but he doesn't get enough opportunities to be of much value in most fantasy formats.
Lobaton is in the lineup and batting eighth for Friday's game against the Twins, Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post reports. Lobaton will start to give Wilson Ramos a day to rest after he caught four straight games against the Marlins this week. He is just 1-for-7 this season and doesn't offer much for fantasy value.
Lobaton will get the start in place of Wilson Ramos (rest) on Tuesday against Atlanta, Chase Hughes of CSN Mid-Atlantic reports. This will be Lobaton's first start of the season, and he has yet to even make a plate appearance. He hit only .269 in spring training after a dismal performance last season in which he hit .199 in 44 appearances. Expect Ramos back behind the plate Wednesday, regardless of how Lobaton performs.
Lobaton is hitting .316 (6-for-19) through 12 games this spring. He's also struck out seven times, however, and with Nationals' starting catcher Wilson Ramos seemingly headed for a big year following LASIK surgery to correct an eyesight issue, playing time could be hard for Lobaton to come by in 2016. He might hit a little better than last season's .199/.279/.294 line, but don't expect a big increase on his 136 at-bats.
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