Anthony Rendon Fantasy Baseball News, Notes, Rumors and Statistics
The latest Anthony Rendon MLB and fantasy baseball news
Wed, 12 Jun 2013 16:33:09 -0700
Washington Nationals 2B Danny Espinosa (wrist) has already resumed baseball activities and will report to Triple-A Syracuse on Thursday, June 13, to play three innings in the first game of a rehab assignment.
Fantasy Tip: It still seems likely that the Nats will give him some time to work out his hitting woes on the farm, given that Anthony Rendon is hitting. The Nats have made it clear that Espinosa is in their plans, though, so it'll be interesting to see how this plays out.
Thu, 06 Jun 2013 13:29:08 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Espinosa may not need surgery to fix his wrist problems, but he'll likely need plenty of time for it to heal on his own. Then, the Nats have indicated that they'd like to get him right down in the minors. It looks like it'll be a while before we'll see Espinosa back at the major league level. Anthony Rendon is the answer at second base for now and likely for the long term. Espinosa can be dropped in all mixed leagues.
Tue, 04 Jun 2013 14:16:34 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Espinosa should be away from the Nationals for a while, depending on the severity of his wrist injury and whether he'll need surgery. Anthony Rendon should have plenty of time to prove he's learned from his initial call-up. That makes him a must-add in all formats.
Tue, 04 Jun 2013 13:08:35 -0700
The Washington Nationals placed 2B Danny Espinosa (wrist, shoulder) on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday, June 4, but it's unknown if it's for his shoulder or wrist. Espinosa could need to have shoulder surgery.
Fantasy Tip: This doesn't look good for Espinosa, who was fighting to overcome a wrist injury much of the season. If he needs shoulder surgery on top of it, there's a good chance he won't be back at all. You can probably drop him in all formats. Anthony Rendon was called up and should see the majority of starts at second base over Steve Lombardozzi.
Tue, 04 Jun 2013 12:52:50 -0700
The Washington Nationals called up 3B Anthony Rendon from Triple-A Syracuse and P Ian Krol from Double-A Harrisburg Tuesday, June 4, and designated RPs Henry Rodriguez and Zach Duke for assignment in corresponding moves.
Fantasy Tip: Rendon was moved to second base at Syracuse with Danny Espinosa (wrist) ailing. It's not official yet, but it looks as though Espinosa will head to the disabled list. Rendon, although he's not starting tonight, should see plenty of playing time alongside Steve Lombardozzi at the keystone. Rendon should hit better than he did in his first call-up, especially now that he'll have frequent playing time over a longer period of time. Scoop him up wherever he's available.
Sat, 01 Jun 2013 10:46:23 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Danny Espinosa's struggles at second base in Washington are taking their toll. Steve Lombardozzi had been filling in with Espinosa sitting out with a wrist ailment, but Rendon clearly presents the club with the most offensive upside. However, he'll need time to transition from third to second base, so a call-up to D.C. isn't imminent. Still, you'll need to keep a close eye on his progress if you want to snag him in mixed formats when he returns to the bigs.
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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