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Fri, 24 May 2013 14:53:11 -0700
Fantasy Tip: This means that Steve Lombardozzi will continue to play second base as long as Espinosa is sidelined, and that could be a decent chunk of time. It's still entirely possible that Espinosa will require a DL stint, too. Lombardozzi is an exciting bat with enough playing time, so snatch him off the wire in deep mixed leagues if you need middle infield depth.
Fri, 24 May 2013 13:23:05 -0700
Washington Nationals 2B Danny Espinosa (hand) has been dealing with a bone chip in his right hand for the last month, but he will not have surgery right now. He will take a few days off and hope he feels better.
Fantasy Tip: This would explain Espinosa's disappearing power, but the fact remains that he strikes out way too much for a second baseman. One would expect this to result in a DL move, although they'll hold off for now. In the meantime, Steve Lombardozzi should be picked up in deep mixed leagues. Anthony Rendon, who has been playing some second base in the minors, could be a nice speculative addition to rosters.
Tue, 21 May 2013 12:45:04 -0700
Washington Nationals 2B Danny Espinosa worked to improve his swing with hitting coach Rick Eckstein Monday, May 20, and also had a film session. Espinosa was benched again in favor of 2B Steve Lombardozzi. Espinosa has one hit in his last 28 at-bats and a triple slash line of .163/.191/.260. The team insists he's physically fine despite playing through a torn rotator cuff all of last year. His shoulder could still be playing a part, though, as his power numbers are down again. Espinosa also has a .200 batting average on balls in play, but he's hitting liners only 10.3 percent of the time, the lowest mark in the majors. His home run percentage has dropped from 13 percent in his career to 7.7 percent this year. Espinosa is swinging at more pitches and making contact with pitches outside the zone, but most of all, it looks as though he's lost the strength in his swing. The Nationals still think Espinosa gives them the best option at second base, mainly because of his defense.
Fantasy Tip: Lombardozzi should be owned in most NL-only leagues as he takes playing time away from Espinosa. It's also worth noting that Anthony Rendon played second base in the minors yesterday. He could be an option to see time at the keystone later this year if Espinosa is still struggling. They aren't giving up on Espinosa, but he isn't worth a roster spot in mixed leagues at the moment.
Fri, 03 May 2013 11:41:48 -0700
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Fri, 26 Apr 2013 20:39:24 -0700
Washington Nationals 3B Anthony Rendon did not start for the second consecutive game Friday, April 26, against the Cincinnati Reds. He has managed just two hits over his first 15 at-bats since taking over for the injured 3B Ryan Zimmerman (hamstring).
Fri, 26 Apr 2013 14:51:32 -0700
Washington Nationals 3B Ryan Zimmerman (hamstring) is eligible to come off the disabled list Friday, May 3, and he thinks he's on track to start a short rehab assignment next week even though he has yet to take swings in the batting cages.
Fantasy Tip: It's great that Zimmerman thinks he'll return to the lineup next Friday, but how realistic is that for a player that's often injured early in the season and is a slow healer? Probably not very. Anyway, it won't be a surprise if he doesn't make it back when eligible. Anthony Rendon isn't playing well and needs more minor league seasoning, so until Zimm returns, Steve Lombardozzi is gaining value in NL-only formats.
Fri, 26 Apr 2013 14:47:31 -0700
Washington Nationals 3B Anthony Rendon is sitting the bench again Friday, April 26, after a slow start after being recalled last weekend. "I'm going at it day-by-day, and I don't like to change a winner," Johnson said this afternoon. "Nothing against Anthony Rendon. He's a heck of a player, and he's going to have a great career. But we're in the here and now, and I'm worried about 25 guys. ... That outweighs the need to play a youngster." Rendon has just two hits in 15 at-bats, and he's struck out five times. He also has two errors playing third base. 2B Stephen Lombardozzi seems to be a better fit in the No. 2 hole in the lineup with OF Jayson Werth being dropped to cleanup. The team wants to get Rendon regular at-bats, so he's unlikely to remain on the bench for much longer.
Fantasy Tip: Rendon is a bit overmatched and has looked a bit like a deer caught in headlights since his promotion to the majors. He doesn't have many career at-bats in the minors, either, so he most definitely needs more experience in the minors before being comfortable at the highest level. You should fully expect him to be sent back down when Ryan Zimmerman (hamstring) returns from the DL.
Thu, 25 Apr 2013 13:33:07 -0700
Fantasy Tip: This is good news for Zimmerman owners, obviously. He has somewhat of a reputation as a slower healer, though, so that timetable could chance once he begins playing in rehab games. Anthony Rendon won't be around for much longer if Zimmerman returns soon. Davey Johnson indicated that the young third baseman will be sent back to the minors eventually.
Mon, 22 Apr 2013 13:34:07 -0700
Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson said 3B Anthony Rendon will be sent down when 3B Ryan Zimmerman (hamstring) returns from the disabled list. "I don't care if he hits .900, there's no way he beating out Ryan Zimmerman," Johnson said.
Fantasy Tip: Rendon bypassed Class AAA to be called up, so it was expected that he would go back down whenever Zimmerman was ready to return, but that could be longer than just two weeks. If you're desperate, Rendon can serve as a short-term replacement, but once Zimm returns, he's probably only worth holding onto in keeper leagues.
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