Wed, 23 Jul 2014 21:58:03 -0700
Washington Nationals 2B/3B Anthony Rendon went 1-for-5 with a single and RBI Wednesday, July 23, against the Colorado Rockies. 2B Danny Espinosa made the start at second base, going 1-for-4 with a double, run scored and stolen base.
Fantasy Tip: Rendon and Espinosa each figure to see even more playing with Ryan Zimmerman (hamstring) on the 15-day disabled list. Rendon, in particular, is very attractive to fantasy owners because of his dual eligibility in both middle and corner infielder spots.
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:07:53 -0700
The Washington Nationals have placed 3B Ryan Zimmerman (hamstring) on the 15-day disabled list because right hamstring strain.
Fantasy Tip: Danny Espinosa likely will become the everyday second baseman and could hold onto that job for a while depending on how long Zimmerman is out. Espinosa could also see extended time at the position if Anthony Rendon plays well at third base and, given Jayson Werth's knee injury, stays there. Espinosa should help owners in deeper leagues looking for a second baseman or middle infield option.
Sun, 06 Jul 2014 18:07:24 -0700
Colorado Rockies 1B Justin Morneau, Washington Nationals 2B Anthony Rendon, Chicago Cubs 1B Anthony Rizzo, Miami Marlins 3B Casey McGehee and Atlanta Braves OF Justin Upton are the five candidates for the final roster spot on the National League team for the 2014 All-Star Game.
Fri, 04 Jul 2014 09:39:18 -0700
Washington Nationals OF Bryce Harper was moved to the No. 2 spot in the lineup Friday, July 4, and 2B Anthony Rendon was moved to the No. 6 spot. Manager Matt Williams said the move was based on the pitching matchup.
Mon, 30 Jun 2014 12:18:49 -0700
Washington Nationals 3B Ryan Zimmerman is back at third base Monday, June 30, with OF Bryce Harper back from the disabled list and starting in left field. 2B Anthony Rendon is moving back to second base, and 2B Danny Espinosa is on the bench. Zimmerman made strong throws from a three-quarters release point during infield practice at third base.
Fantasy Tip: As was mentioned earlier, Espinosa is the biggest loser with Harper returning from the DL. Unless another regular needs rest, expect Espinosa to stay on the bench in the regular lineup.
Sun, 29 Jun 2014 19:49:13 -0700
Washington Nationals 3B Ryan Zimmerman will return to third base once OF Bryce Harper (thumb) is activated from the 15-day disabled list. 2B Anthony Rendon will move back to second base, and 2B Danny Espinosa will go to the bench. Zimmerman is expected to continue to see time at left field and first base.
Sat, 28 Jun 2014 19:11:43 -0700
Washington Nationals 2B Anthony Rendon went 3-for-4 in Game 1 of the team's doubleheader Saturday, June 28, and is now hitting .315 with six home runs and 18 RBIs this month.
Fantasy Tip: Rendon is on pace for 24 home runs, 90 RBIs and 102 runs scored in just in his second season in the majors, and he needs to be in fantasy lineups on a regular basis.
Mon, 23 Jun 2014 00:53:54 -0700
Washington Nationals 2B Danny Espinosa could be made available at the trade deadline when OF Bryce Harper returns from the disabled list. Sources indicate 3B Ryan Zimmerman would play third base and 2B Anthony Rendon would go to second.
Wed, 18 Jun 2014 15:53:53 -0700
Updating a previous report, Washington Nationals 3B Ryan Zimmerman will play some third base, first base and left field when OF Bryce Harper (thumb) returns from the disabled list, according to manager Matt Williams. 2B Anthony Rendon will play third and second. The plan is to move players around based on matchups and rest. "That's what you want," Williams said. "So I can give Denard a day, or Jayson a day. Then you can certainly do those types of things. It's been difficult so far this season, because we've had so many guys injured. But it is what it is, and sometimes you have to deal with it. But it could potentially allow us to give some guys some rest, too."
Fantasy Tip: Harper's return is still at least several weeks away. The loser when Harper returns, no matter how you slice it, will likely be Danny Espinosa. He'll essentially return to the role of glorified utility man.
Tue, 10 Jun 2014 15:38:42 -0700
Washington Nationals 2B Anthony Rendon (hand) is back in the starting lineup Tuesday, June 10.