Washington Nationals

Stadium: Nationals Park | Manager: Matt Williams
Team RankingAVGRHRERA
Nationals.2536861523.03
NL East Division1st1st1st1st
National League 5th3rd4th1st
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B. Harper
N. McLouth
T. Moore
K. Frandsen
R. Zimmerman
D. Span
B. Harper
N. McLouth
M. Taylor
B. Harper
J. Werth
M. Taylor
A. Rendon
R. Zimmerman
K. Frandsen
I. Stewart
I. Desmond
D. Espinosa
Rotation
1. S. Strasburg
2. M. Scherzer
3. J. Zimmermann
4. G. Gonzalez
5. D. Fister
6. T. Roark
7. T. Jordan
Y. Escobar
D. Espinosa
K. Frandsen
A. Rendon
D. Uggla
J. Kobernus
R. Zimmerman
T. Moore
K. Frandsen
M. Carp
I. Stewart

DL
None
W. Ramos
J. Lobaton
S. Leon
  Bullpen
D. Storen (CL)
A. Barrett
M. Thornton
C. Stammen
J. Blevins
X. Cedeno
B. Treinen
E. Davis
Last Updated: 01/24/2015
 
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Last Five Games
10/7 vs. SF
D. SpanCF
A. Rendon3B
J. WerthRF
A. LaRoche1B
I. DesmondSS
B. HarperLF
W. RamosC
A. Cabrera2B
G. GonzalezP
 
10/6 vs. SF
D. SpanCF
A. Rendon3B
J. WerthRF
A. LaRoche1B
I. DesmondSS
B. HarperLF
W. RamosC
A. Cabrera2B
D. FisterP
 
10/4 vs. SF
D. SpanCF
A. Rendon3B
J. WerthRF
A. LaRoche1B
I. DesmondSS
B. HarperLF
W. RamosC
A. Cabrera2B
J. ZimmermannP
 
10/3 vs. SF
D. SpanCF
A. Rendon3B
J. WerthRF
A. LaRoche1B
I. DesmondSS
B. HarperLF
W. RamosC
A. Cabrera2B
S. StrasburgP
 
9/28 vs. MIA
D. SpanCF
A. Rendon3B
R. ZimmermanLF
A. LaRoche1B
I. DesmondSS
B. HarperRF
W. RamosC
A. Cabrera2B
J. ZimmermannP

Most Frequent Lineup
 AvgHRRBI
D. SpanCF.302537
A. Rendon3B.2872183
J. WerthRF.2921682
A. LaRoche1B.2592692
I. DesmondSS.2552491
B. HarperLF.2731332
W. RamosC.2671147
A. Cabrera2B.2411461
 
Notes
  • 95 different lineups used this season.
  • Most frequent lineup used in 18 games.

Other Frequent Lineups
9 Game(s)
D. SpanCF
A. Rendon3B
J. WerthRF
A. LaRoche1B
R. ZimmermanLF
I. DesmondSS
D. Espinosa2B
J. LobatonC
8 Game(s)
D. SpanCF
A. Rendon2B
J. WerthRF
A. LaRoche1B
R. Zimmerman3B
B. HarperLF
I. DesmondSS
W. RamosC
5 Game(s)
D. SpanCF
A. Rendon3B
J. WerthRF
A. LaRoche1B
I. DesmondSS
B. HarperLF
W. RamosC
D. Espinosa2B
5 Game(s)
D. SpanCF
A. Rendon3B
J. WerthRF
A. LaRoche1B
I. DesmondSS
B. HarperLF
A. Cabrera2B
J. LobatonC
4 Game(s)
D. SpanCF
A. Rendon3B
J. WerthRF
A. LaRoche1B
R. ZimmermanLF
W. RamosC
I. DesmondSS
D. Espinosa2B

 
 

Yunel Escobar, #11
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
137.258337391
 
News
Nationals second baseman Yunel Escobar received strong reviews after taking fielding practice at the position on Thursday, according to MLB.com.

Escobar met with team officials recently to discuss the transition. While he was initially hesitant to move off shortstop, Escobar said he's now committed to being the best second baseman in the league. Escobar spent the past month preparing at second base, but asked that the Nationals be patient as he gets used to his new spot.

Nationals defensive coordinator Mark Weidemaier doesn't think it will take long for Escobar to master the new position. "His athleticism, his agility...his footwork is excellent," Weidemaier said. "I don't think it's going to be a big transition for him."

Escobar, 32, hit .258/.324/.340 over 476 at-bats last year.

Denard Span, #2
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
147.3029453731
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 147
Jerry Blevins, #13
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
2357.14.87066
 
Jose Lobaton, #59
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
66.234182120
 
Position Breakdown
C - 64
Danny Espinosa, #8
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
114.219318278
 
Position Breakdown
2B - 89, SS - 12
Ian Desmond, #20
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
154.25573249124
 
Position Breakdown
SS - 154
Ian Stewart, #44
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
24.1768271
 
Aaron Barrett, #30
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
3040.22.66049
 
Taylor Jordan, #38
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
0325.25.61817
 
Nate McLouth, #15
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
79.17310174
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 50, DH - 1
Injuries
Shoulder - Out until at least early March (Updated - 2/25/15)
News
Nationals manager Matt Williams said Thursday the team will take a cautious approach with outfielder Nate McLouth, who has started a throwing program coming off shoulder surgery in August.

"If we were to say at the end of this week that we're going to play a game and Nate was going to go two innings, we probably wouldn't do that at this point because he has got to go through that progression," Williams said, per MASNsports.com. "What that timeframe depends on is how he feels. You can look at the big picture and say well, you need X amount of rehab for this particular surgery. Everybody is different, of course. But we want to make sure that when he's ready to play, he's ready, because we don't want a setback.

"That being said, he's going through the progression of all of his throwing, he's hitting right now. He doesn't have an issue with that. It's going to get sore, we know it. So there's going to be days where he's going to have to just shut it down for that particular day. Which is frustrating because you want to play. We'll get through spring training with him and kind of monitor him on an everyday basis to see where he is at and act accordingly."

Jeff Kobernus, #26
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
4.0002000
 
Position Breakdown
2B - 3
Stephen Strasburg, #37
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
1411215.03.1443242
 
News
Though Stephen Strasburg's agent Scott Boras denied a report that he wanted to be traded in January, the right-handed pitcher said himself that he wants to remain with the Nationals and has no issues with the organization. 

"I haven't said anything like that," Strasburg said in an interview with MLB.com. "I don't feel like that. You have to accept it because that's how the system works. It's like they pick up on any little thing and they twist it. Some people want to turn it to see how many clicks they can get on the webpage."

Strasburg is set to be the ace of a deep rotation that looks to be on of the best in baseball this coming season. With the Nationals winning their second divisional title in the past three seasons, Strasburg said he's happy with the organization. 

"It's the team that drafted me. I love the players here, I love D.C. Winning cures everything, that's for sure," Strasburg said. "I'm excited to be part of the resurgence so far. It's great to see the type of players we bring in here every year. The expectations keep going up and up. Hopefully, we can do big things this year."

Sandy Leon, #41
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
20.1567130
 
Position Breakdown
C - 20
Ryan Zimmerman, #11
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
61.280265380
 
Position Breakdown
1B - 5, 3B - 23, OF - 30, DH - 2
Max Scherzer, #37
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
185220.13.1563252
 
Michael Taylor, #18
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
17.2055150
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 14
Doug Fister, #58
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
166164.02.412498
 
Tanner Roark, #57
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
1510198.22.8539138
 
Bryce Harper, #34
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
100.2734113322
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 98
News
Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper has reported to camp in better shape, according to The Washington Post

Harper lost weight during the offseason, reporting to camp at 204 pounds. He was able to work on his entire body during the winter, which he couldn't do last season due to a knee injury. Manager Matt Williams was impressed, saying Harper is in "fantastic shape."

On top of that, Harper said he's focused on playing smarter in the field in order to avoid an injury. Harper missed a large chunk of the 2013 season after running into the outfield wall, and it seems he'll do a better job of being more careful this year. 

The 22-year-old hit .273/.344/.423 over 352 at-bats last season. 

Jordan Zimmermann, #27
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
145199.22.6629182
 
Kevin Frandsen, #19
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
105.259171170
 
Position Breakdown
1B - 9, 2B - 13, 3B - 16, OF - 21
Dan Uggla, #22
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
52.149142100
 
Gio Gonzalez, #47
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
1010158.23.5756162
 
Wilson Ramos, #40
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
88.2673211470
 
Position Breakdown
C - 87, DH - 1
Mike Carp, #28
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
1.175110130
 
News
Mike Carp told reporters he's looking to contribute as a productive left-handed bat off the bench for the Nationals this season, per MLB.com.

Carp hit .175/.289/.230 over 126 at-bats last season, 86 of which came with Boston. He revealed that a discussion with manager Matt Williams led to him signing a minor-league deal with the Nationals in January.

"Obviously, the pieces are there," Carp said. "Overall, wanting to win -- it seems that's the main focus on everybody's agenda. I couldn't be happier to be with guys who share that same philosophy."

Erik Davis, #51
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
000.00.0000
 
News
Nationals relief pitcher Erik Davis threw his first bullpen session Tuesday since undergoing Tommy John surgery before the 2014 season. Davis threw just 25 pitches, but it was a big step for the 28-year-old, who hopes to be back in the majors by September.

"It's great. It's a good feeling because it's been over a year since I've been on the mound," Davis said. "It's a major milestone for me, but I understand that the work is not done. I'm going to keep working hard on the field."

Xavier Cedeno, #31
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
007.03.8605
 
Anthony Rendon, #6
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
153.287111218317
 
Position Breakdown
2B - 28, 3B - 134
News
Coming off a breakout season in 2014, Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon said he doesn't plan to change anything in his game.

It should come as no surprise since he finished fifth in the NL MVP race last season after batting .287 with a .473 slugging percentage, .824 OPS, 21 home runs, 39 doubles, 83 RBI and 111 runs.

“My game is simple,” Rendon said Wednesday, per The Washington Times. “I just try to put the barrel on the ball. When I put the barrel on the ball, good things come out most of the time.

“That’s what’s awesome about this game. A guy with two years [of experience] and a guy with 20 years, he’s still trying to improve himself in every part of the game. This game, you learn something new each and every day, so take it one day at a time and try to better yourself.”

Drew Storen, #22
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
2156.11.121146
 
Jayson Werth, #28
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
147.2928516829
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 139, DH - 5
Injuries
Shoulder - Questionable for start of season (Updated - 1/8/15)
News
Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth, who was limited in workouts Thursday, said his surgically repaired right shoulder feels good and he will ramp up activities at the eight-week mark in his recovery, according to The Washington Post. Werth underwent surgery Jan. 9.

Werth is still aiming to be ready by opening day, but added he will be cautious in his recovery.

“You got to err on the side of caution,” Werth said. “You come back too early and then you have a setback or something like that so it’s a fine line. But our trainers and doctors are on top of it. I feel like I have a good sense of where I’m at and where I want to be so it’s just a time thing. It’s good to get down here and have our guys, so to speak, looking at it and caring for it. And it’s just good to be back around everybody.”

Blake Treinen, #64
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
2350.22.49030
 
Tyler Moore, #12
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
42.23184140
 
Position Breakdown
1B - 24, OF - 4
News
Nationals first baseman/outfielder Tyler Moore is out of minor-league options, so if he doesn't make the major-league roster this spring, then he will be subjected to waivers.

"I kind of want to keep my head down and just focus on what we need to do here as a team," Moore said, per MLB.com. "Everybody has one goal. ... This team is so close-knit. I want to enjoy my teammates. Whatever happens, I want to enjoy those guys and give it my all."

Moore, although, is confident given the chance to play regularly, he could produce at the major-league level.

"I would do pretty well," Moore said. "It's about getting an opportunity. I don't know specific numbers. I just feel that maybe that day is coming. We'll see what happens. I just have to keep my head down and keep working."

Craig Stammen, #35
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
4572.23.84056
 
Matt Thornton, #46
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
1336.01.75028