Washington Nationals news, rumors and injuries
Tue, 04 Aug 2015 13:40:08 -0700
Washington Nationals SP Stephen Strasburg (oblique) will throw a bullpen in the next few days before a decision is made on whether he'll come off the disabled list, according to manager Matt Williams. Strasburg said he felt great during his rehab start with Class AAA Syracuse Monday, Aug. 3.
Fantasy Tip: It's expected that Strasburg ($7,300, 14.6% of cap) would come off the DL after his rehab start Monday night. However, the team is being cautious with him and is taking all the precautions to keep him healthy for the rest of the year. Avoiding him on FantasyScore in his first start back will be the safe approach. A juicy matchup could force your hand to use him as a contrarian play, though.
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 20:23:45 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Fister ($5,600, 11.2% of cap) had a 2.87 ERA on May 9, but he has managed just three quality starts over his past nine outings. FantasyScore players simply cannot trust him, as he has been extremely hittable for the better part of three months.
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 18:17:50 -0700
Washington Nationals SP Stephen Strasburg (oblique) allowed two runs with five hits and no walks while striking out 11 batters in 5 2/3 innings in a minor-league rehab start with Class AAA Syracuse Monday, Aug. 3.
Fantasy Tip: Strasburg ($7,300, 14.6% of cap) is likely to be ready to return to the big league rotation this weekend sometime against the Colorado Rockies, but FantasyScore players might want to err on the side of caution and wait to see him make it through a full outing without any restrictions before pulling the trigger on him.
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 14:19:53 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Span ($4,200, 8.4% of cap) likely will need to take part in a rehab assignment before rejoining the Nationals. Michael Taylor ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) should continue to see most of the playing time in center field and could be a starting option on FantasyScore.
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 12:37:36 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Werth ($3,200, 6.4% of cap) likely is receiving a day off and should return soon. Robinson ($3,500, 7.0% of cap) recorded a .265 batting average with five RBI in July and could be a cheaper option for owners on FantasyScore to consider.
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 08:22:55 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Strasburg ($7,300, 14.6% of cap) was pitching well before going on the DL, and he could really be useful to his owners down the stretch if he can stay healthy. On FantasyScore, he could be even more useful if owners are hesitant to use him because of his struggles earlier this year.
Sun, 02 Aug 2015 05:58:29 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Span said himself he has a long way to go before returning to the field, and he should only be rostered in NL-only leagues if owners have room on their disabled list.
Sat, 01 Aug 2015 12:53:16 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Ramos ($4,000, 8.0% of cap) is 3-for-8 versus deGrom in his career with a double, one home run and four RBIs, making him worthy of consideration for FantasyScore lineups.
Fri, 31 Jul 2015 16:10:17 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Span ($4,200, 8.4% of cap) has been a great fantasy producer when healthy, but he has only played 59 games. For the season, he has a .304/.367/.430 slash line with 37 runs, five home runs, 22 RBI and 11 stolen bases. Continue to check back for updates on Span's recovery progress.
Fri, 31 Jul 2015 15:30:53 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Against the Dark Knight (Harvey), Lobaton ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) is an extremely poor choice as salary cap relief on FantasyScore. Look elsewhere for your catcher. Lobaton only has 17 hits in 84 at-bats this year for a .202 average and three home runs and 11 RBI.
Fri, 31 Jul 2015 10:51:36 -0700
Fantasy Tip: The Nationals are returning to a full and healthy lineup with the additions of Jayson Werth and Ryan Zimmerman this week, and Denard Span could be on the way shortly. Cespedes would be a luxury addition to Washington's roster, but it seems unlikely to happen. Werth would probably be the biggest loser if Cespedes were actually to join the Nats.
Fri, 31 Jul 2015 10:16:15 -0700
Fantasy Tip: With Washington's roster finally getting healthy, it would appear that they wouldn't really have a fit for Cespdes ($5,500, 11.0% of cap), but don't rule anything out. His fantasy value wouldn't change that much either way, but he'd surely be joining a more potent offensive club.
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 18:22:41 -0700
Washington Nationals Ryan Zimmerman hit his first home run in his third game since being activated from the disabled list Thursday, July 30, against the Miami Marlins. He finished 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored.
Fantasy Tip: Zimmerman ($3,700, 7.4% of cap) is 4-for-11 with two doubles and homer in three games since returning, so he appears to have his power stroke working already. It has been a disappoint year for Zimmerman, but as long as he is finally healthy, he can make a solid mid-priced play at FantasyScore.
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 18:15:12 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Washington traded for Papelbon with the intent to use him as the closer, so unless he falters in a big way, he should remain in the role the rest of the way.
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 10:27:58 -0700
Washington Nationals SP Stephen Strasburg (oblique) is expected to make one more rehab start next week after allowing three runs on four hits and striking out five in four innings with Class AAA Syracuse Wednesday, July 29. He's expected to pitch five innings next week before returning to the rotation, according to manager Matt Williams.
Fantasy Tip: Strasburg ($7,300, 14.6% of cap) was pitching really well before going on the DL, and if he can stay healthy for the rest of the season, he could finish off the year in a nice fashion for his fantasy owners. Holding him out of daily lineups in his first turn back might be a good idea on FantasyScore, depending on who he matches up against.
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