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Nationals | Ryan Zimmerman out a couple days

Sat, 28 Mar 2015 14:13:12 -0700

Washington Nationals 1B Ryan Zimmerman (shoulder) is likely to miss the next two or three days after jamming his left shoulder/upper back area diving for a ball Friday, March 27. No MRI will be taken, and he said he feels better already.

Fantasy Tip: Zimmerman ($5,100, 10.2% of your cap) is at the bottom of the first tier of FantasyScore first basemen, but we're not sure his production matches that. He needs to prove his health and ability to get back to his .280-25-90 self before we're comfortable at that price.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: CSNWashington.com - Mark Zuckerman


Nationals | Jayson Werth to swing Saturday

Sat, 28 Mar 2015 08:13:45 -0700

Washington Nationals OF Jayson Werth (shoulder) is scheduled to take swings against a batting practice pitcher Saturday, March 28. He said he is feeling soreness in his shoulder because he is building up strength in the shoulder. Werth is still not ruling out opening day even though he knows he is running out of time.

Fantasy Tip: Werth ($4,600, 9.2% of cap) is working his way back from his offseason shoulder surgery but may not be ready for the first few games of the season. Owners on FantasyScore probably should avoid Werth until he is regularly in the lineup.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Washington Post - James Wagner


Nationals | Extension unlikely for Jordan Zimmermann

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 14:41:19 -0700

Washington Nationals SP Jordan Zimmermann, who said he won't talk contract extension during the regular season, said it doesn't look good for him to reach a long-term deal with the team before now and opening day. It's believed that there haven't been substantive contract talks between the two sides to this point. Zimmermann is eligible for free agency this winter, and the team may have moved on after the signed SP Max Scherzer to a team-record $210 million deal this offseason.

Fantasy Tip: Zimmermann ($7,900, 15.8% of cap) is having a fine spring in what is shaping up to be a contract year for him. With one of baseball's best lineups behind him, Zimmermann is truly a fantasy ace and consistently worth considering at FantasyScore.

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Nationals | Ryan Zimmerman taken out of game

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 13:24:28 -0700

Washington Nationals 1B Ryan Zimmerman (side) left the spring game early Friday, March 27, after having "banged himself" on the left side while making a diving stop in the first inning, according to manager Matt Williams. Zimmerman didn't ask to be taken out, though, and Williams insisted the move was precautionary. "He's good," Williams said following his team's 1-1 tie with the St. Louis Cardinals. "He's played three in a row. He's fine. He dove for that ball, banged himself a little bit. But he's good. No worries."

Fantasy Tip: Zimmerman will always be a risky fantasy baseball player because of his injury-prone ways, but the fact that he now has eligibility at third base, outfield, and eventually first base, makes him an intriguing asset.

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Nationals | No timetable for Anthony Rendon

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 10:50:11 -0700

Washington Nationals 3B Anthony Rendon (knee) has no timetable for his return to baseball activities, according to manager Matt Williams. Rendon had a second MRI exam Wednesday, March 25, that came back clean. Rendon was feeling better than he has recently, though.

Fantasy Tip: The longer Rendon ($6,400, 12.8% of cap) takes to get back to baseball activities, the greater chance he has of not being ready on opening day. You may want to play it cautious with him at FantasyScore and hold off on him when he returns, because he might be slow out of the gates due to lack of spring at-bats.

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Nationals | Bryce Harper returns Friday

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 07:33:31 -0700

Washington Nationals OF Bryce Harper (illness) returned to the lineup Friday, March 27.

Fantasy Tip: Harper ($5,700, 11.4% of cap) is an upper echelon OF to consider on FantasyScore.

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Nationals | Stephen Strasburg to pitch Saturday

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 07:31:17 -0700

Washington Nationals SP Stephen Strasburg (ankle) is set to start Saturday, March 28, after missing two starts with an ingrown toenail and a sprained ankle.

Fantasy Tip: Strasburg ($8,000, 16.0% of cap) is a risky SP1 on FantasyScore early in the season because of his limitations this spring.

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Nationals | Drew Storen set to go Friday

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 07:30:41 -0700

Washington Nationals RP Drew Storen (hand) is scheduled to pitch Friday, March 27, for the first time since having surgery to remove the hamate bone from his left hand.

Fantasy Tip: Storen is expected to be ready in time for the opener and is a good second reliever in traditional drafts.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Washington Post - James Wagner


Nationals | Jayson Werth dealing with soreness

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 12:50:38 -0700

Washington Nationals OF Jayson Werth (shoulder) is dealing with soreness in his surgically repaired shoulder when he tries to hit, according to manager Matt Williams. Werth has been cleared to swing a regular bat but is not cleared for full batting practice.

Fantasy Tip: It looks like Werth ($4,600, 9.2% of cap) may not be ready for the start of the regular season but likely would not miss a lot of games because of his shoulder. Owners could consider selecting Werth in the middle rounds of drafts if he is available. Owners on FantasyScore may want to see how he plays in a few games before using him.

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Nationals | Bryce Harper has stomach virus

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 11:36:18 -0700

Washington Nationals OF Bryce Harper (illness) is dealing with a stomach virus, according to manager Matt Williams. The team is hoping that he can return to action Friday, March 27.

Fantasy Tip: Harper ($5,700, 11.4% of cap) will be just fine and is a candidate to break out in 2015 if he can stay healthy. He should be a fine play in the opening week of the season at FantasyScore in one of your outfield slots.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: CSNWashington.com - Mark Zuckerman


Nationals | Anthony Rendon still has pain

Wed, 25 Mar 2015 11:20:50 -0700

Updating a previous report, Washington Nationals 3B/2B Anthony Rendon (knee) said he still can't swing a bat without experiencing pain in his knee. "It's still lingering. There is no point in pushing it right now and going back to square one during the season," Rendon said. "We might as well fix it right now rather than later." Rendon may not be ready for opening day, and 3B Ian Stewart is the leading candidate to fill in at the hot corner if that's the case. Stewart has played regularly this spring with Rendon down, and he has hit .323 with three home runs and four RBI. INFs Danny Espinosa and Kevin Frandsen are other options.

Fantasy Tip: Rendon is a player that is often taken at the tail end of the first round in standard 12-team mixed leagues heading into 2015, and his eligibility at both third and second base are very attractive. Keep an eye on his status as spring training comes to a close. But his minor knee injury really shouldn't cause his draft value to fluctuate much.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Bill Ladson


Nationals | Anthony Rendon likely to miss opener

Wed, 25 Mar 2015 08:35:18 -0700

Washington Nationals 3B Anthony Rendon (knee) had an MRI Wednesday, March 25, that revealed his left medial collateral ligament is healing, but the sprain is still present. Rendon is unlikely to be ready for the season opener.

Fantasy Tip: Dan Uggla is having a hot spring. Could he slot in at second with Yunel Escobar, a natural shortstop, at third base? Ryan Zimmerman could shift from first back to third, with Tyler Moore at first. Moore and Uggla will be flyers to consider at $2,000 (4.0% of your cap) on FantasyScore if they are in the lineup.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: CSNWashington.com - Mark Zuckerman


Nationals | Dan Uggla hitting well in camp

Wed, 25 Mar 2015 07:23:41 -0700

Washington Nationals 2B Dan Uggla is hitting .310 with two homers and six RBIs in 29 spring at-bats.

Fantasy Tip: Uggla could be a nice diamond in the rough to polish off after two miserable years. 3B Anthony Rendon (knee) could be iffy for the start of the season, and 2B Yunel Escobar (oblique) missed time in camp. At $2,000 (4.0% of your cap), Uggla could be a flyer worth using on FantasyScore early on.

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Nationals | Max Scherzer to start opener

Mon, 23 Mar 2015 08:42:58 -0700

Washington Nationals SP Max Scherzer will start against the New York Mets in the season opener April 6.

Fantasy Tip: Scherzer ($8,300; 16.6% of your cap) has a great matchup and got off to a fast start last season. He went 3-1 with a 2.08 ERA and 51 K's in 39 innings last April. He's one of the best SP options for the season opener on FantasyScore.

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Nationals | Anthony Rendon may not be ready

Mon, 23 Mar 2015 07:07:51 -0700

Washington Nationals 3B Anthony Rendon (knee) is still experiencing soreness in his knee, and manager Matt Williams said Rendon may run out of time to be ready for the season.

Fantasy Tip: Rendon ($6,400; 12.8% of your cap) is a top-flight third baseman on FantasyScore and 3B/2B in traditional leagues. If Rendon misses a couple of days, Kevin Frandsen could fill in at third with the team transitioning Ryan Zimmerman ($5,100; 10.2%) to first base. Frandsen ($2,000; 4.0%) has very little daily appeal. The team could shift Zim back to third and put Tyler Moore ($2,000; 4.0%) at first. However, they're focused on transitioning Zimmerman to first, and that could stunt his progression in the field.

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Alfaro Gabriel P
Almonte Randy P
Alvarez Oscar RP
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Applebee Paul P
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Aubrey Michael 1B
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Barrett Aaron RP
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Brito Juan C
Burriss Emmanuel 2B
Butler Daniel C
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Canham Mitch C
Carp Mike 1B
Castillo Luis X. SS
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Claussen Brandon SP
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Cole A.J. SP
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Cruz Frank SS
Cuello Elvin INF
Daniel Michael OF
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Espinosa Danny 2B
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Fister Doug SP
Florentino Darryl OF
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French Chris OF
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Fulchino Jeff RP
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Ross Joe P
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Sanchez Adrian SS
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