Wed, 25 Mar 2015 11:20:50 -0700
Updating a previous report, Washington Nationals 3B/2B Anthony Rendon (knee) said he still can't swing a bat without experiencing pain in his knee. "It's still lingering. There is no point in pushing it right now and going back to square one during the season," Rendon said. "We might as well fix it right now rather than later." Rendon may not be ready for opening day, and 3B Ian Stewart is the leading candidate to fill in at the hot corner if that's the case. Stewart has played regularly this spring with Rendon down, and he has hit .323 with three home runs and four RBI. INFs Danny Espinosa and Kevin Frandsen are other options.
Fantasy Tip: Rendon is a player that is often taken at the tail end of the first round in standard 12-team mixed leagues heading into 2015, and his eligibility at both third and second base are very attractive. Keep an eye on his status as spring training comes to a close. But his minor knee injury really shouldn't cause his draft value to fluctuate much.
Fri, 14 Nov 2014 04:03:37 -0800
Updating a previous item, the Washington Nationals signed 2B Kevin Frandsen to a $1 million, one-year contract that contains up to $300,000 in incentive bonuses.
Thu, 13 Nov 2014 16:41:41 -0800
Free-agent INF Kevin Frandsen (Nationals) is close to a deal with the Washington Nationals, according to a source. Frandsen "was an effective player for us," general manager Mike Rizzo said. "He's a real team-chemistry type of guy. He gives you a grind out at-bat. He puts the bat on the ball and gets you a lot of big hits and played a variety of roles defensively that really help us fill the void when a lot of our regular guys were injured."
Sat, 25 Oct 2014 07:19:39 -0700
Washington Nationals 2B Kevin Frandsen is expected to return to the team next season. He will be arbitration eligible this offseason. He could see time at third base and second base if he is with the team next season.
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 13:01:13 -0700
Washington Nationals 1B Adam LaRoche is not in the starting lineup Thursday, Sept. 18. INF Kevin Frandsen is playing first base and batting eighth.
Wed, 10 Sep 2014 11:48:24 -0700
Updating a previous report, Washington Nationals 2B Anthony Rendon (flu) is out of the lineup with flu-like symptoms Wednesday, Sept. 10. Rendon is available, but the team would prefer not to use him in the game. 2B Kevin Frandsen is receiving the start at second base.
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 12:30:34 -0700
Washington Nationals 1B Adam LaRoche is not in the starting lineup Tuesday, Aug. 26, against the Philadelphia Phillies. 2B Kevin Frandsen is starting at first base and batting eighth.
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:28:25 -0700
Washington Nationals 3B Anthony Rendon is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, Aug. 20, because he is getting the day off. 2B Kevin Frandsen is getting the start at third base.
Fantasy Tip: Owners in daily leagues should get Rendon out of their lineups. Rendon should be back in the starting lineup when the team plays again.
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 06:15:57 -0700
Updating previous reports, Washington Nationals 3B Ryan Zimmerman (hamstring) has a Grade 3 hamstring strain, according to two baseball sources.
Fantasy Tip: If the reports are confirmed, Zimmerman is likely done for the season. Anthony Rendon has taken over at third base, but second base has been a platoon of Danny Espinosa, Zach Walters and Kevin Frandsen. Espinosa has the only real value, in NL-only leagues, but the team could address second base at the trade deadline.
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 18:15:20 -0700
Updating a previous report, the Washington Nationals will use 2B Danny Espinsoa, 2B Kevin Frandsen and SS Zach Walters at second base while 2B/3B Anthony Rendon serves as the everyday third baseman with 3B Ryan Zimmerman (hamstring) sidelined. Manager Matt Williams said he will not just hand the job over to anyone in particular, and that he has decided the three players will battle it out.
Fantasy Tip: Daily fantasy owners will keep a close eye on the lineups an hour or two before game time. You can get good bargains in salary-cap formats, particularly if Frandsen or Walters are given the nod. They have generally had salary cap figures in the lower tier.