Washington Nationals news, rumors and injuries
Fri, 06 May 2016 17:02:26 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Give Revere a pass in his first game back. The leadoff specialist and speedster hit .306/.342/.377 with 31 stolen bases with the Phillies and Blue Jays last year. He's an excellent source of steals and runs atop this potent offense. Just make sure to temper your expectations for a bit as he shakes off some rust. His return limits the playing time of Michael Taylor, who had been starting regularly in center field.
Fri, 06 May 2016 15:48:45 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Murphy is on fire and owns a .406/.452/.660 slash line with 19 runs, four home runs and 17 RBI to start the season. It is an impressive run, but is Murphy best viewed as a potential sell-high candidate? Potentially, but he could also return a career-best year and be one of the best fantasy players at the keystone. Riding out the hot streak and reassessing if Murphy cools down is advised. He has always been a high-floor player, remember.
Fri, 06 May 2016 15:35:28 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Scherzer currently sits with a concerning 4.60 ERA, especially since it is the third time in seven starts he has allowed at least four earned runs. His 46 strikeouts help soften the blow, but Scherzer has a lot of work to cut that ERA down. Still, start him confidently going forward, you didn't use a top-round selection for bench depth.
Fri, 06 May 2016 11:00:39 -0700
Fantasy Tip: It's fair to say that this is a different Chicago Cubs team at 21-6. Scherzer is a high-end consideration each day he starts, but take these numbers with a grain of salt.
Fri, 06 May 2016 09:17:09 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Revere only has two at-bats on the year. It's probably best to hold off in DFS against John Lackey, but re-insert him into traditional lineups for his steals potential.
Fri, 06 May 2016 08:27:01 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Revere figures to send Michael Taylor back to the bench. Taylor could still play two or three times a week, though, with Jayson Werth aging and requiring off days. Taylor is probably only worth holding onto in NL-only leagues, though. Revere should return to all lineups as he's one of the best steals sources in baseball.
Thu, 05 May 2016 15:03:27 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Revere warrants ownership in all formats because of his ability to contribute in runs, stolen bases and batting average, especially since he leads off for a solid offense. Michael Taylor projects to lose the most at-bats with Revere returning, but in deep mixed leagues, Taylor likely should be held onto until the playing time shakes itself out.
Wed, 04 May 2016 17:15:06 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Strasburg has flashed elite fantasy numbers between injuries and rough patches throughout his career, but currently, he is locked in as an ace for your virtual rotation. With free agency following the 2016 campaign, there are millions of reasons for Strasburg to key in on a career year, and Washington and fantasy owners should be happy to tag along for the ride.
Wed, 04 May 2016 15:42:08 -0700
Washington Nationals 2B Daniel Murphy racked up a season-high four hits Wednesday, May 4, against the Kansas City Royals. He finished the afternoon 4-for-5 with his fourth home run of the season, four runs scored and three RBI. He also had a double.
Fantasy Tip: It's no secret that Murphy has been absolutely blazing in his first year with the Nationals. In fact, he's picked up at least one hit in all but three of the 26 games he's played in. He's now up to a remarkable .398 batting average, while providing some power stats as well. His owners must be thrilled with the decision they made in selecting him on draft day relatively late in the event.
Wed, 04 May 2016 15:15:26 -0700
Washington Nationals C Wilson Ramos picked up three hits for the second straight game Wednesday, May 4, opposite the Kansas City Royals. He finished the afternoon 3-for-5 with a run scored and an RBI.
Fantasy Tip: After coming off the bereavement list, Ramos has been locked in, as he's now collected six hits in nine at-bats. Owners should keep firing him up in hopes that The Buffalo can continue along with his momentum. He's now hitting .364 this season.
Wed, 04 May 2016 15:10:56 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Harper is surprisingly hitting just .266 thus far, but he's certainly made up for that in pretty much every other area. He now has 26 RBI, and is seemingly picking up from where he left off a year ago in his MVP campaign. It's hard to believe he's still just 23 years old.
Wed, 04 May 2016 14:55:12 -0700
Washington Nationals SP Stephen Strasburg improved to 5-0 by beating the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday, May 4. He logged six pretty good innings, allowing two runs on five hits and a walk. He also had seven strikeouts.
Fantasy Tip: As long as he stays healthy, there's no question Strasburg is on pace to claim his first All-Star berth. The 27-year-old not only is perfect with his win-loss record, but he's also put together a shiny 2.36 ERA to go with a dazzling 47-to-9 K/BB ratio in his 42 total innings. Owners should continue to get that type of dominance as long as he can avoid the disabled list.
Wed, 04 May 2016 10:00:58 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Revere has been out since the season opener. His return would send Michael Taylor back to the bench. Revere is one of the rare elite options for steals and should return to lineups upon activation.
Wed, 04 May 2016 06:40:53 -0700
Fantasy Tip: The outing ballooned Pap's ERA from 2.38 to 4.50. Considering the drama from last season, it's fair to question how much rope he has. However, his seat shouldn't be very warm for now since the outing doubled his earned runs allowed on the season.
Tue, 03 May 2016 17:01:51 -0700
Washington Nationals OF Ben Revere (oblique) is playing for Class AAA Syracuse for the third straight day as part of his rehab assignment Tuesday, May 3. Revere hasn't had any setbacks but still needs to play a full nine innings in the minors before he's activated from the disabled list. Washington is hopeful that Revere can rejoin them during the weekend series with the Chicago Cubs.
Fantasy Tip: Revere should be stashed on all fantasy rosters for his ability to contribute nicely in average, runs and stolen bases atop a potent Washington lineup. Michael Taylor's short-term utility in most leagues as a power-speed asset is coming to an end shortly.
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