Washington Nationals

Team RankingAVGRHRERA
Nationals.2567632033.51
NL East Division2nd1st2nd1st
National League 6th4th4th2nd
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J. Werth
M. Taylor
B. Goodwin
C. Heisey
A. Lind
C. Robinson
A. Eaton
M. Taylor
B. Goodwin
C. Heisey
B. Harper
M. Taylor
B. Goodwin
C. Heisey
A. Lind
C. Robinson
A. Rendon
S. Drew
W. Difo
T. Turner
S. Drew
W. Difo
Rotation
1. M. Scherzer
2. S. Strasburg
3. T. Roark
4. G. Gonzalez
5. J. Ross
6. A. Cole
D. Murphy
S. Drew
W. Difo
T. Turner
R. Zimmerman
A. Lind
C. Robinson
D. Murphy

DL
None
D. Norris
J. Lobaton
P. Severino
S. Kieboom
  Bullpen
S. Kelley (CL)
B. Treinen
K. Glover
S. Solis
O. Perez
T. Gott
R. Martin
M. Grace
J. Nathan
E. Romero
Last Updated: 02/26/2017
 
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Last Five Games
10/13 vs. LAD
T. TurnerCF
B. HarperRF
J. WerthLF
D. Murphy2B
A. Rendon3B
R. Zimmerman1B
D. EspinosaSS
J. LobatonC
M. ScherzerP
 
10/11 vs. LAD
T. TurnerCF
B. HarperRF
J. WerthLF
D. Murphy2B
A. Rendon3B
R. Zimmerman1B
D. EspinosaSS
P. SeverinoC
J. RossP
 
10/10 vs. LAD
T. TurnerCF
J. WerthLF
D. Murphy2B
B. HarperRF
A. Rendon3B
R. Zimmerman1B
D. EspinosaSS
J. LobatonC
G. GonzalezP
 
10/9 vs. LAD
T. TurnerCF
B. HarperRF
J. WerthLF
D. Murphy2B
A. Rendon3B
R. Zimmerman1B
D. EspinosaSS
J. LobatonC
T. RoarkP
 
10/7 vs. LAD
T. TurnerCF
B. HarperRF
J. WerthLF
D. Murphy2B
A. Rendon3B
R. Zimmerman1B
D. EspinosaSS
P. SeverinoC
M. ScherzerP

Most Frequent Lineup
 AvgHRRBI
T. TurnerCF.3421340
J. WerthLF.2442169
D. Murphy2B.34725104
B. HarperRF.2432486
A. Rendon3B.2702085
W. RamosC.3072280
R. Zimmerman1B.2181546
D. EspinosaSS.2092472
 
Notes
  • 108 different lineups used this season.
  • Most frequent lineup used in 11 games.

Other Frequent Lineups
7 Game(s)
B. RevereCF
J. WerthLF
B. HarperRF
D. Murphy2B
R. Zimmerman1B
A. Rendon3B
W. RamosC
D. EspinosaSS
5 Game(s)
M. TaylorCF
A. Rendon3B
B. HarperRF
R. Zimmerman1B
D. Murphy2B
J. WerthLF
D. EspinosaSS
J. LobatonC
5 Game(s)
B. RevereCF
J. WerthLF
B. HarperRF
D. Murphy2B
W. RamosC
R. Zimmerman1B
A. Rendon3B
D. EspinosaSS
4 Game(s)
T. TurnerCF
J. WerthLF
D. Murphy2B
B. HarperRF
A. Rendon3B
R. Zimmerman1B
D. EspinosaSS
J. LobatonC
4 Game(s)
B. RevereCF
J. WerthLF
D. Murphy2B
B. HarperRF
W. RamosC
C. Robinson1B
A. Rendon3B
D. EspinosaSS

 
 
 

Adam Eaton, #1
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
157.28491145914
 
News
Eaton will hit second behind Trea Turner in the Nationals' Grapefruit League opener Saturday against the Mets, Jamal Collier of MLB.com reports.

Nats manager Dusty Baker made it clear that he hasn't decided on an Opening Day batting order, but Eaton will most likely hit first or second during the regular season. Given the speed the team will feature at the top of their order and the green lights that will come with it, Eaton could be in line for his first 20-steal season in 2017.

Daniel Murphy, #20
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
142.34788251045
 
Jose Lobaton, #59
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
39.23210380
 
Derek Norris, #3
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
125.1865014429
 
Adam Lind, #26
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
126.2394820580
 
Koda Glover, #32
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
2019.25.03016
 
News
Glover (hip) worked a shutout inning in spring action Thursday, and his hip hasn't been a problem so far, Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reports.

Of course, as Janes added, the club and the pitcher must keep monitoring it heading into Opening Day. If it's in the past, however, Glover has the power stuff to establish a prominent place in the Nationals' closer competition. He's worth adding to late-round lists for saves sleepers.

Pedro Severino, #29
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
16.3216240
 
Injuries
Shoulder - Probable for start of season (Updated - 2/25/17)
News
Severino (shoulder) is not expected to play in a game until Thursday, Jorge Castillo of the Washington Post reports.

The 23-year-old is still recovering from shoulder inflammation suffered this offseason, but it appears he'll be back in action shortly. With the acquisition of Matt Wieters, Severino is almost certain to begin 2017 in the minors serving as organizational depth, despite hitting .321 in 16 major league games last year.

Oliver Perez, #46
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
2340.04.95046
 
Stephen Strasburg, #37
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
154147.23.6044183
 
News
Strasburg threw an inning during an intrasquad game Thursday, The Washington Post reports.

He tossed 23 pitches and came off the mound none the worse for wear. The Nationals are restricting Strasburg's workload early in spring training, and Thursday's outing against minor leaguers and NRIs came in lieu of action during this weekend's Grapefruit League games, but so far he looks healthy and on pace to be ready for Opening Day. If Max Scherzer's finger issue holds him back too much this spring, Strasburg might even get the Opening Day assignment for the Nats.

Ryan Zimmerman, #11
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
115.2186015464
 
Max Scherzer, #31
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
207228.12.9656284
 
Injuries
Finger - Questionable for start of season (Updated - 2/16/17)
News
Scherzer (finger) threw a bullpen session Saturday and used a three-fingered fastball grip in order to avoid pain, Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post reports.

Scherzer said his bullpen session went fine, but admitted he had to use a three-fingered grip, as his two-fingered grip still aches when he throws. He is scheduled for another bullpen session Monday, and hasn't ruled out the possibility of using the modified grip in games. This doesn't necessarily clear up whether or not he'll be ready for Opening Day, but theres still plenty of time, so he'll be monitored as he continues to throw throughout spring.

Michael Taylor, #3
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
76.2312871614
 
Rafael Martin, #53
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
003.22.4505
 
Enny Romero, #45
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
2045.25.91150
 
Brian Goodwin, #48
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
22.2861050
 
Wilmer Difo, #1
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
31.27614173
 
Matt Grace, #33
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
003.00.0004
 
Tanner Roark, #57
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
1610210.02.8373172
 
News
Roark tossed two innings in an intrasquad game Thursday as he prepares to join Team USA during the WBC, The Washington Post reports.

The 30-year-old expects to only pitch in one game during the tournament, before rejoining the Nats for the remainder of spring training. Roark is coming off career highs in innings pitched and K/9 in 2016, and while he doesn't have the electric upside of a Max Scherzer or Stephen Strasburg, he's expected to be a key part of the team's rotation this season.

Joe Nathan, #74
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
206.10.0009
 
News
Nathan hit 92 mph on the stadium radar gun during a shutout inning of work in Saturday's Grapefruit League opener against the Mets, The Washington Post reports. "I'll tell you, it felt very easy today," Nathan said. "I'm surprised that it got there. Normally, for me, spring has always been velocity down, even when I was a mid-to-upper [90s] guy. I always threw low 90s in the spring, so for me to go out and be 91, 92 for a first outing, and I felt very easy out there. I didn't feel like I was putting too much effort into pitches. I felt very smooth, very effortless, I would say."

He gave up a leadoff single to Rene Rivera, but escaped facing the minimum number of batters thanks to a double play. If those velocity readings were accurate, they represent a big step forward for Nathan in his quest to secure a spot in the Nationals' bullpen, after he averaged a career-low 91.2 mph on his fastball last season in a handful of innings after recovering from his second Tommy John surgery. There's still a long way to go, but Saturday's performance was definitely an encouraging one for the 42-year-old.

Trevor Gott, #26
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
006.01.5006
 
Bryce Harper, #34
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
147.24384248621
 
News
Harper launched a tape-measure home run on the first pitch he saw as part of a 2-for-2 day in Saturday's Grapefruit League opener against the Mets.

The no-doubt shot, which nearly cleared the second fence at the back of the hill overlooking Tradition Field in right-center, announced as clearly as anything could that Harper is 100 percent healthy to begin the spring. Last year's struggles have knocked his ADP down a peg in early drafts, but don't be surprised if it starts creeping back up if he continues to light up opposition pitchers through March.

Chris Heisey, #14
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
83.216189170
 
Sammy Solis, #36
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
2441.02.41047
 
Stephen Drew, #10
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
70.266248210
 
News
Drew says the vertigo-like symptoms he dealt with last year fully ceased in the offseason, The Washington Post reports. "It took a while to come over that," Drew said. "It was hard to describe. When I got that sick, it's just kind of a freak thing, I don't really know. There's nothing to say like 'Oh, it's this, this, this.' I had no idea. So it's passed and hopefully it won't come back on me."

The 33-year-old played in just 70 games last season, his lowest total since he was a rookie in 2006, but Drew also posted the highest SLG of his career when he was on the field. Given that no official diagnosis for what was causing the symptoms was released, it's tough to completely dismiss the possibility of a relapse, but if Drew does stay healthy in 2017, his role as the primary utility infielder on a team with some aging and injury-prone starters could afford him more playing time than you might think, and some value in deep NL-only leagues.

Shawn Kelley, #27
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
3258.02.64780
 
Gio Gonzalez, #47
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
1111177.14.5759171
 
News
Gonzalez struck out one in a shutout inning of work during Saturday's Grapefruit League opener against the Mets.

A Trea Turner throwing error allowed Jose Reyes to reach base to kick off the inning, but Gonzalez calmly retired the next three batters he saw, including a strikeout of Curtis Granderson. The veteran lefty heads into 2017 with a rotation spot locked up for the Nats, and will look to improve on last season's 4.57 ERA.

A.J. Cole, #22
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
1238.15.171439
 
Trea Turner, #7
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
73.34253134033
 
News
Turner will hit leadoff Saturday in the Nationals' Grapefruit League opener against the Mets, Jamal Collier of MLB.com reports.

Nats manager Dusty Baker made it clear that he hasn't decided on an Opening Day batting order, but Turner will most likely hit first or second during the regular season. The 23-year-old, who is 35-for-43 (81.4 percent) on the basepaths in 100 games to begin his big league career, figures to get frequent green lights in 2017 no matter what slot in the order he occupies.

Joe Ross, #41
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
75105.03.432993
 
Anthony Rendon, #6
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
156.27091208512
 
Jayson Werth, #28
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
143.2448421695
 
Blake Treinen, #45
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
4167.02.28163
 
Spencer Kieboom, #64
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
101000
 
Clint Robinson, #25
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
104.235165260