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Nationals | Max Scherzer goes the distance

Thu, 02 Jul 2015 19:11:22 -0700

Washington Nationals SP Max Scherzer went the distance in a 2-1 loss to the Atlanta Braves Thursday, July 2, allowing two runs on five hits while striking out nine.

Fantasy Tip: Even in the loss, Scherzer ($9,800, 19.6% of cap) was impressive. He has tossed three complete games in his last four starts, posting a 1.05 ERA during the stretch. When he takes the mound, you need to find a way to fit his salary into your lineup at FantasyScore.

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Nationals | Denard Span destroying righties

Thu, 02 Jul 2015 18:36:05 -0700

Washington Nationals OF Denard Span is hitting .351 with a .916 OPS against right-handed pitching this season.

Fantasy Tip: Span ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) has been equally dreadful against lefties, hitting .190 with a .513 OPS, but with Jake Peavy on the mound Friday, Span should be an great mid-range play at FantasyScore.

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Nationals | Ian Desmond making adjustments

Thu, 02 Jul 2015 14:34:47 -0700

Updating a previous report, Washington Nationals SS Ian Desmond is receiving the night off because he is working on mechanical adjustments to his swing and needs to build muscle memory, according to manager Matt Williams. Williams noted Desmond is working to bat with his hands higher.

Fantasy Tip: Desmond ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) has a career-low .219/.263/.347 slash line this season, and he has only two stolen bases. It wouldn't be out of the question to replace him in shallow leagues, or at least, he should be benched in the majority of formats. If there aren't upgrades available, hopefully Desmond's adjustments work out, and he can salvage his season. Don't count on it, though.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MASNSports.com - Dan Kolko


Nationals | Tyler Moore starting at first base

Thu, 02 Jul 2015 14:05:02 -0700

Washington Nationals OF Tyler Moore is playing first base and batting eighth against Atlanta Braves SP Manny Banuelos Thursday, July 2. 1B Clint Robinson has started the past two games at first base, but he is not in the starting lineup Thursday.

Fantasy Tip: Moore ($2,100, 4.2% of cap) has an underwhelming .646 OPS this season, and it is even worse (.484) against lefties. FantasyScore players will want to aim higher than Moore Thursday.

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Nationals | Danny Espinosa knocks a pair of doubles

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 20:16:41 -0700

Washington Nationals 2B Danny Espinosa went 3-for-5 with two runs, two doubles and a RBI during the Nationals' 6-1 win over the Atlanta Braves Tuesday, June 30.

Fantasy Tip: Espinosa ($3,500, 7.0% of cap) has filled in admirably for Washington, as the club is dealing with a slew of injuries. He has 37 runs, eight home runs and 23 RBI with a .259/.336/.438 slash line, which is nothing to scoff at for a middle infielder. FantasyScore players can target him in favorable matchups, but just note he is quite inconsistent. Through his previous eight games, Espinosa was 3-for-28 without an extra-base hit.

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Nationals | Jayson Werth continues to heal

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 18:11:17 -0700

Washington Nationals OF Jayson Werth (wrist) continues to heal, but he is still at least a month away from a return. "And Jason's healing up. Continuing to heal that bone, so as soon as that bone is fully ready to go, he'll be ready to go," manager Matt Williams said Tuesday, June 30.

Fantasy Tip: Werth has been limited to 27 games after suffering a fractured left wrist. He is expected back sometime in August.

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Nationals | Anthony Rendon limited to BP

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 18:10:40 -0700

Washington Nationals 2B Anthony Rendon (quadriceps) was limited to batting practice Tuesday, June 30. He is still a few days away from running and taking ground balls.

Fantasy Tip: There is no timetable for Rendon's return, but he is moving slowly in the right direction. Avoid him in FantasyScore until he can officially return and prove his health in a full game without any setbacks.

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Nationals | Ryan Zimmerman works out in full

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 18:10:03 -0700

Washington Nationals 1B Ryan Zimmerman (foot) completed a full workout with the team's Class A Potomac affiliate Tuesday, June 30. "(Zimmerman) did a full workout, so he ran light bases, he took grounders, he did a full batting practice," manager Matt Williams said.

Fantasy Tip: Zimmerman is expected to repeat the workout Wednesday, and then the team will reassess. There is still no timetable for his return, so fantasy owners in all formats need to be patient.

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Nationals | Stephen Strasburg dominates Phillies

Sun, 28 Jun 2015 17:05:13 -0700

Washington Nationals SP Stephen Strasburg allowed two runs on four hits and struck out a season-high nine in a win over the Philadelphia Phillies Sunday, June 28.

Fantasy Tip: Strasburg ($5,600, 11.2% of cap) has been solid in two starts since returning from the DL, allowing two runs and striking out 15 over 12 innings. Granted, those starts came against weak competition, but at his current price tag, Strasburg is a potential bargain at FantasyScore if you are willing to gamble that he is back on track.

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Nationals | Ian Desmond dropped to seventh

Sun, 28 Jun 2015 08:16:04 -0700

Washington Nationals SS Ian Desmond has been dropped back down to seventh in the order for Game 1 of the doubleheader Sunday, June 28, against the Philadelphia Phillies and RHP Kevin Correia.

Fantasy Tip: Desmond ($4,100, 8.2% of cap) continues to struggle at the plate, and he should be avoided against most right-handed pitchers. Against Correia, Desmond can be used in GPP tournaments.

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Nationals | Wilson Ramos returns to lineup

Sun, 28 Jun 2015 08:11:44 -0700

Washington Nationals C Wilson Ramos will start Game 1 of the doubleheader Sunday, June 28, against the Philadelphia Phillies. Ramos will hit cleanup against RHP Kevin Correia.

Fantasy Tip: Ramos ($3,600, 7.2% of cap) will be in an excellent position to drive in runs Sunday, and he should be a part of any Nationals stacks on FantasyScore.

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Nationals | Bryce Harper hitting third

Sun, 28 Jun 2015 07:59:57 -0700

Washington Nationals OF Bryce Harper is back in the lineup for Game 1 of the doubleheader Sunday, June 28, against the Philadelphia Phillies. Harper will start in right field and hit third in the order against RHP Kevin Correia.

Fantasy Tip: Harper ($6,400, 12.8% of cap) is a must own for cash games on FantasyScore, as he'll have more upside than any other player Sunday.

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Nationals | Denard Span back in lineup

Sun, 28 Jun 2015 07:53:46 -0700

Washington Nationals OF Denard Span returns to the starting lineup for Game 1 of the doubleheader Sunday, June 28, against the Philadelphia Phillies. Span is starting in center field and leading off against RHP Kevin Correia.

Fantasy Tip: Span ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) should be highly owned on FantasyScore, as he is crushing right-handed pitching this season. Span will have a high floor Sunday, against the struggling Correia.

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Nationals | Stephen Strasburg on tap for Game 1

Sat, 27 Jun 2015 14:43:46 -0700

Washington Nationals SP Stephen Strasburg will start the first game of a doubleheader Sunday, June 28, against the Philadelphia Phillies.

Fantasy Tip: Stras ($5,600, 11.2% of cap) was solid in his first start back from the DL. His price is pretty low, so enjoy it while it lasts on FantasyScore.

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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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Albaladejo Michael C
Alfaro Gabriel P
Almonte Randy P
Alvarez Oscar RP
Ambriz Hector RP
Anderson Cory P
Applebee Paul P
Arias George INF
Aubrey Michael 1B
Avila Pedro P
Bacus Dakota P
Baez Edgardo OF
Ballard Mike P
Barrett Aaron RP
Barthmaier Jimmy P
Bautista Rayner INF
Belcher Jason OF
Bergolla William 2B
Billings Bruce P
Bostick Chris INF
Brach Brett SP
Brazoban Cleto P
Brito Eude P
Brito Juan C
Burriss Emmanuel 2B
Butler Daniel C
Bynum Seth SS
Cabreja Joseph INF
Caldera Alex P
Camilo Juan OF
Campbell Brett P
Canham Mitch C
Carpenter David RP
Castillo Luis X. SS
Castro Francis P
Castro Ofilio INF
Castro Ramon A. INF
Chavez Ender OF
Chavez Wilton P
Chu Gilberto P
Claussen Brandon SP
Coats Buck OF
Cole A.J. SP
Cordemans Robbie P
Corredor Aldrem OF
Crawford Tristan P
Cruz Frank SS
Cuello Elvin INF
Daniel Michael OF
Davis Erik P
De Los Santos Abel P
den Dekker Matt OF
Denney Kyle P
Desmond Ian SS
Diaz Felix P
Diaz Frank OF
Dickson Ian RP
Difo Wilmer INF
Douglass Ryan P
Doyne Cory RP
Dykstra Cutter INF
Echols Justin P
Englund Stephen P
Enriquez Andre P
Escobar Yunel 3B
Espinosa Danny 2B
Evangelista Antonio P
Fedde Erick P
Fermaint Charlie OF
Ferrari Anthony RP
Fister Doug SP
Florentino Darryl OF
Flores Christian P
Fornataro Eric P
Franco Anderson 3B
French Chris OF
Frias Marcos P
Fulchino Jeff RP
Garcia Harvey P
Garrett Joseph P
Gibson Glenn P
Gil David P
Gilbert Archie OF
Gilliam Robert P
Giolito Lucas SP
Godwin Tyrell OF
Gonzalez Esmailyn INF
Gonzalez Gio SP
Goodwin Brian OF
Green Adrian P
Greer Brent SS
Guerrero Cristian OF
Guzman Garrett OF
Guzman Luis OF
Gwynn Jr. Tony OF
Hansen Robert P
Harper Brandon C
Harper Bryan P
Harper Bryce OF
Haynes Dee OF
Hernandez Jorge P
Hernandez Weesley OF
Herron Tyler SP
Higley J.R. OF
Hill Rich RP
Hill Taylor RP
Hodges Scott 3B
Holder Trevor P
Horgan Joe P
Howell Jeff C
Howell John OF
Hughes Rick OF
Hulett Tug INF
Jackson Zach P
Janssen Casey RP
Jeroloman Brian C
Joaquin Waldis RP
Johnson Deryck OF
Johnson Josh R. SS
Johnson Reed OF
Jones Desmond P
Jones Marcus OF
Jordan Taylor SP
Judd Michael P
Karp Josh P
Kelley Christopher P
Kieboom Spencer C
King Stephen SS
Kroenke Zach RP
Labandeira Josh SS
Labrie Ronnie 3B
Lane Andrew 2B
Lefave Andrew OF
Lehman Pat P
Lerud Steve C
Liriano Pedro INF
Lively Mitch P
Lobaton Jose C
Logan Brett C
Lopez Pedro INF
Lozada Jose SS
Lyons Daniel SS
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Magrane Jim P
Maldonado Carlos C
Maness Nick P
Manno Christopher P
Martin Rafael RP
Martinez Anderson P
Martinez Ricardo C
Mastroianni Darin OF
Mattison Kevin OF
Maust David P
McCauley Sean C
McConnell Chris SS
McGregor Scott SP
McLouth Nate OF
McMillan Drew C
Medrano Anthony INF
Meek Evan RP
Meyers Brad SP
Michaels Jason OF
Minicozzi Mark 1B
Moldenhauer Russell 1B
Moore Tyler OF
Morales Jesus OF
Moresi Nick OF
Munoz Arnie P
Nall T.J. P
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Norberto Jose OF
Novas Randy OF
Nunez Wander OF
Oduber Randolph OF
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Pahuta Timothy 1B
Palm Josh P
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Pecina Ricardo P
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Perez Antonio SS
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Phillips Derrick OF
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Price Brett P
Purke Matt SP
Ramirez J.P. OF
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Raymundo G.J. INF
Read Raudy C
Rendon Anthony 3B
Rhymes Will 2B
Rivero Felipe SP
Roark Tanner SP
Robinson Clint 1B
Robinson Derrick OF
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Rodriguez Wilman OF
Rogelstad Matt INF
Rooney Sean C
Rosario Ramses P
Ross Joe SP
Rowe Connor OF
Rueckel Danny P
San Pedro Erick C
Sanchez Adrian SS
Santillan Manny P
Santos Omir C
Scherzer Max SP
Schultz Mike P
Segura Paterson P
Sequea Jacobo P
Seuss Aaron OF
Shefka Richard P
Skelton James C
Skole Matthew 1B
Smith Dan RP
Smoker Josh P
Solis Chris C
Solis Sammy SP
Sosa George P
Span Denard OF
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Speier Ryan RP
Stammen Craig RP
Stange Daniel P
Storen Drew RP
Strasburg Stephen SP
Sylvester Billy P
Tatusko Ryan P
Tavarez Alberto P
Taveras Hector C
Taylor Jeffrey P
Taylor Michael OF
Taylor Rhys P
Testa Joe P
Thissen Greg INF
Thornton Matt RP
Torres Luis P
Treinen Blake SP
Tucker T.J. RP
Turnbull Kylin P
Turner Trea SS
Uggla Dan 2B
Urdaneta Juan 1B
Valdez Eduardo P
Valdez Jean INF
Valdez Jesus OF
Valle Phillip SS
Valverde Jose RP
Van Allen Cory P
Van Ostrand James OF
Vazquez Deury P
Veloz Greg 2B
Vettleson Drew OF
Vizcaino Francisco P
Wadkins Michael P
Wallace Dave C
Walters P.J. SP
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Ware Jeremy OF
Watts Kris C
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West Sean SP
Wilkie Josh P
Willems Colton P
Witkowski Joe C
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Young Delwyn 2B
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Zimmerman Ryan 1B
Zimmermann Jordan SP
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