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Nationals | Yunel Escobar remains out

Fri, 24 Jul 2015 12:53:29 -0700

Washington Nationals 3B Yunel Escobar (wrist) is not in the starting lineup Friday, July 24. 2B Dan Uggla is filling in at second base and batting eighth against Pittsburgh Pirates SP Jeff Locke Friday.

Fantasy Tip: Escobar ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) continues to nurse a wrist injury, but manager Matt Williams said he was capable of pinch hitting Thursday, July 23, so don't expect Escobar out much longer. Uggla ($1,900, 3.8% of cap) went 0-for-4 during his start Thursday, and he remains nothing more than a risky flier for FantasyScore players.

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Nationals | Yunel Escobar still out

Thu, 23 Jul 2015 13:30:44 -0700

Washington Nationals 3B Yunel Escobar (wrist) is not in the starting lineup Thursday, July 23. 2B Dan Uggla enters the lineup at second base, and he is batting seventh against Pittsburgh Pirates SP Francisco Liriano Thursday.

Fantasy Tip: Escobar ($3,600, 7.2% of cap) could miss a few games, so expect Uggla ($1,900, 3.8% of cap) to see playing time until Escobar or Anthony Rendon ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) return. View Uggla as a high-risk, high-reward FantasyScore option Thursday. He has just one hit over his past 22 plate-appearances, after all.

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Nationals | Dan Uggla will be DH

Sun, 12 Jul 2015 08:02:00 -0700

Washington Nationals 2B Dan Uggla will serve as the designated hitter against Baltimore Orioles SP Wei-Yin Chen Sunday, July 12.

Fantasy Tip: Uggla ($1,900, 3.8% of cap) has picked up at least three hits in his last 12 games and has not recorded an RBI since June 5. Owners on FantasyScore should be able to find better options to use in their lineups.

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Nationals | No Yunel Escobar Wednesday

Wed, 08 Jul 2015 12:32:45 -0700

Washington Nationals 3B Yunel Escobar (hamstring) is out of the lineup for the second straight day Wednesday, July 8. 2B Danny Espinosa is starting at the hot corner again and is hitting second against Cincinnati Reds SP Michael Lorenzen. Also, 2B Dan Uggla is starting at second base once again.

Fantasy Tip: Espinosa ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) is hitting only .245 (47-for-192) against right-handed pitchers this year, but he does have seven of his nine home runs against them, and he looks like a fine value pick on FantasyScore tonight against Lorenzen. Uggla ($1,900, 3.8% of cap) is a poor choice in daily games as your second baseman.

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Nationals | Yunel Escobar out Tuesday

Tue, 07 Jul 2015 12:38:33 -0700

Washington Nationals 3B Yunel Escobar (hamstring) is not starting Tuesday, July 7, against the Cincinnati Reds. 2B Danny Espinosa has shifted over to third for this game, and 2B Dan Uggla is at second base.

Fantasy Tip: Escobar ($4,100, 8.2% of cap) should be removed from your lineup until he is 100 percent. Espinosa ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) has a price tag that may be a bit high, but he is a .273 hitter against Reds starter Johnny Cueto.

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Nationals | Ian Desmond sitting vs. Braves

Thu, 02 Jul 2015 13:49:59 -0700

Washington Nationals SS Ian Desmond is not in the starting lineup Thursday, July 2. 2B Dan Uggla is playing second base and batting sixth, and 2B Danny Espinosa is batting second and filling in at shortstop against Atlanta Braves SP Manny Banuelos Thursday.

Fantasy Tip: Desmond ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) is reeling through an extremely disappointing season, and he cannot be started with confidence in daily contests. His year-long value is dwindling, too. Espinosa ($3,500, 7.0% of cap) continues to be a high-risk, high-reward FantasyScore play, but there is upside hitting second. Uggla ($1,900, 3.8% of cap) has a .696 OPS through 94 plate appearances this season, so he is nothing more than a low-priced flier for daily games Thursday.

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Nationals | Yunel Escobar out Saturday

Sat, 27 Jun 2015 11:58:03 -0700

Washington Nationals 3B Yunel Escobar (hand) is not in the starting lineup against the Philadelphia Phillies Saturday, June 27. INF Danny Espinosa will start at the hot corner and bat third, with 2B Dan Uggla manning second base and batting fifth.

Fantasy Tip: Escobar ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) is sidelined due to a swollen hand, so Espinosa ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) will slide over from the keystone position to cover third base. Uggla $1,900, 3.8% of cap) is only batting .231 this month and is not a great FantasyScore option.

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Nationals | Yunel Escobar injures hand

Fri, 26 Jun 2015 16:31:40 -0700

Washington Nationals 3B Yunel Escobar (hand) was removed from the game early with a hand injury Friday, June 26. 2B Dan Uggla entered the game at second base, shifting 2B Danny Espinosa to the hot corner.

Fantasy Tip: Escobar ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) appeared to be in quite a bit of pain after being hit by a pitch, but he remained in the game shortly before being removed. The Nats have been decimated by injuries recently, with Anthony Rendon (quadriceps) going on the DL today. Espinosa ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) will certainly be an everyday player with Rendon out, and Uggla ($1,900, 3.8% of cap) could become a starter, too, if Escobar's injury is serious. Espinosa is worth adding in deep mixed and NL-only leagues for middle infield depth, but Uggla should strictly be an NL commodity for desperate owners if Escobar goes on the DL, too.

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Nationals | Dan Uggla draws into lineup vs. Cubs

Wed, 27 May 2015 14:12:57 -0700

Washington Nationals 2B Dan Uggla is starting at second base and batting seventh against the Chicago Cubs Wednesday, May 27.

Fantasy Tip: Uggla ($1,900, 3.8% of cap) has just 18 plate appearances in May, and against Jon Lester, Uggla should be viewed as nothing more than a desperation source of cap relief. He does have power potential, though.

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Nationals | Dan Uggla sinks former mates

Tue, 28 Apr 2015 21:01:58 -0700

Washington Nationals 2B Dan Uggla missed hitting for the cycle by a double, finishing with three hits in five at-bats with five RBIs Tuesday, April 28, against the Atlanta Braves, his former team.

Fantasy Tip: Uggla is still hitting just .190 overall this season, but five of his seven RBIs came in this game. FantasyScore owners shouldn't be too quick to forget he has been dismal pretty much the entire rest of the season. Still, at just $1,900 (or 3.8% of cap) he proved he can still be an effective option and post huge stat lines on occasion.

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