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2 Denard Span CF

Washington Nationals

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
92%83%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
4801.302257526
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2014WAS115480751451254152265.355.404.302

Player Updates

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Denard Span set to sit Wednesday
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

Nationals center fielder Denard Span is grabbing some pine Wednesday night against the Mets in favor of Michael Taylor.

Span had his hitting streak stopped Tuesday at 14 games. A hot stretch sent his average soaring from .275 to .303 since July 22.

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Fantasy Analysis | 1407280706
Denard Span not going away
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer

After two monster weeks, Denard Span ranks 15th among outfielders in Head-to-Head points leagues to date. He's best suited for that format, but even in Rotisserie leagues, he ranks a respectable 23rd.

He's on a career-high steals pace (34) after disappointing in that category for most of his career, which helps his Rotisserie ranking, but otherwise, he isn't doing anything he hasn't shown the ability to do in the past (making consistent contact, drawing a useful number of walks, piling up doubles, etc.). He's just doing it all at once -- and with good health to boot.

To be fair, he's always been undervalued in points leagues, ranking 35th among outfielders in that format last year, but most mixed-league owners would rather gamble on a top-50 outfielder with a shot at top 20-status than a top-35 outfielder with no room to grow. I know I would.

Clearly, though, Span has grown, and while I can still put together a lengthy list of outfielders I'd rather own in Fantasy, I'm no longer bypassing him on principle. To put it another way, I wouldn't consider him a top-15 outfielder going forward, but top-40 makes him too valuable to sit in most leagues.

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Denard Span has improved plate discipline in July
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

Nationals outfielder Denard Span's on-base percentage has been on the rise in July. It has gone from .312 at the start of the month to .348 through Wednesday's game at Miami, and a large reason for the improvement has been because of the 16 walks Span has drawn in 23 games this month.

"I think it just comes from being in a good position to hit," Span said, per The Washington Post. "Obviously that results in me seeing the ball better. It’s been a good feeling because I haven’t walked like this in a while. I know that this is something I’m capable of doing. My walks have been down the last three or four years. It’s just good that I’ve been able to see a lot of pitches and confident to hit with two strikes and just trusting myself just to get into deeper counts."

Span is also batting .363 (33 for 91) in July, which has helped boost his average from .265 to .288.

"I’m in a pretty good position to hit," Span said. "I think that’s allowing me to see the ball a lot sooner, a lot better and lay off some good pitchers’ pitches, and put the balls in play that are strikes."

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Denard Span records second straight 4-hit game
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com

Nationals outfielder Denard Span continued his absurdly hot hitting Friday, in a 4-1 win over the Reds.

Span put together his second four-hit game in a row Friday, as he went 4 for 5 at the top of the lineup. Span scored once and drove in one run, his second game in a row with an RBI as well.

Span now has seven multi-hit games in his last 10, and is hitting .387/.446/.440 in the month of July. 

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Denard Span collects sixth multi-hit game in July
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

Nationals outfielder Denard Span collected multiple hits for a fourth straight game and sixth time in July Sunday against the Brewers. He tallied two singles and a walk in a 5-4 win.

Span is batting .351 (20 for 57) with four doubles, five walks, 11 runs and three stolen bases in 14 July games.

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CBSSports.com Player Ranking
Position Current Last Week Rating
Center Fielders 6 34 68.90
Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs Arizona2050 .348 .450 .250
vs Cahill (Career)1140 .364.357.364
vs RHP3411071 .362 .422 .314
Last 7 Games
  OPP AB R H HR RBI BB SB
8/13@NYM1000000
8/14@NYM5000000
8/15PIT4030002
8/16PIT4110000
8/17PIT6120000
8/18ARI4110010
8/19ARI4110011
Two Week Schedule
AUGUST
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
17
Pitt
W6-5
18
Ariz
W5-4
19
Ariz
W8-1
20
Ariz
7:05 pm
Tickets
21
Ariz
4:05 pm
Tickets
22
SF
7:05 pm
Tickets
23
SF
4:05 pm
Tickets
24
SF
1:35 pm
Tickets
25
@Phi
7:05 pm
Tickets
26
@Phi
7:05 pm
Tickets
27
@Phi
7:05 pm
Tickets
28
29
@Sea
10:10 pm
Tickets
30
@Sea
9:10 pm
Tickets
Fantasy Points by Week
20

5

3

15

17

12

16

34

14

21

13

29

14

15

16

12

25

34

20

10

7






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Fantasy Points by Week.   ( Actual    AccuScore Projections)   Note: Points are rounded down.
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2007MIN0000000000 --- --- ---
2008MIN93347701026475060187 .387 .432 .294
2009MIN1455789718086870892310 .392 .415 .311
2010MIN153629851663586074264 .331 .348 .264
2011MIN702843775216273661 .328 .359 .264
2012MIN128516711464414762176 .342 .395 .283
2013WAS153610751704474277206 .327 .380 .279
2014WAS115480751451254152265 .355 .404 .302
Total 85734445109842830233745013639 .351 .389 .286
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2008MINOF9290236226642 .983
2009MINOF145143361350652 .986
2010MINOF153151416407543 .990
2011MINOF6767208206110 .995
2012MINOF125122349339643 .989
2013WASOF1531453843795011.000
2014WASOF115112300293613 .997
Total  85083022542200351914 .992
More Batting Stats
YearTeam2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2007MIN00000000
2008MIN16715028433
2009MIN16102406121037
2010MIN24102192104012
2011MIN11510200003
2012MIN384204140010
2013WAS2811232172011
2014WAS34619432004
Total 167531341154320650
Postseason Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2009MIN31516010210 .400 .467 .400
2010MIN31304000000 .308 .308 .308
Total 628110010210 .357 .393 .357
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2003 R-Elizabethtn502073456511182334145 .355 .319 .271
2004 A-Quad City642402964430143449158 .363 .308 .267
2005 AA-New Britain682674776650262241108 .355 .345 .285
2005 A-Fort Myers491863863331192225134 .410 .403 .339
2006 AA-New Britain1345368015316624540782411 .340 .349 .285
2007AAA-Rochester1394875913020735540902514 .323 .355 .267
2008AAA-Rochester4015632531113142636158 .434 .481 .340
2009AAA-Rochester261210001111 .500 .500 .333
2011AAA-Rochester Red Wings1039481002--530 .205 .231 .205
Total 556212432460567261019320835912059 .340 .355 .285
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-0/210
Birthdate:
2/27/1984
Age:
30
Hometown:
Washington, DC
Bats/Throws:
L/L
Team:
Washington Nationals
College:
No College
MLB Experience:
7
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