2016 at a glance
Record: 95-67 (1st in NL East)
Hitting: 8th (4.71 R/G)
Pitching: 2nd (3.51 ERA)
Eaton was a very solid pickup, he is legit and the Nats are a perfect fit because they needed a real CF and a lead off guy. He will get on base a ton which then Harper, Turner, Murphy will get him in. For you fantasy guys in roto’s this guy should get 100 runs this year. Very good 1-4 in lineup. Bottom half of the lineup is average but decent. Overall this lineup should be fine but a lot will depend on Harper’s health which is a concern.
|1||Max Scherzer||SP||193||14||8||2.98||1.01||235||47||15.3%||94.3 mph|
|2||Tanner Roark||SP||194||11||11||3.80||1.19||147||57||8.9%||92.1 mph|
|3||Stephen Strasburg||SP||151||11||6||2.86||1.11||183||38||11.0%||94.9 mph|
|4||Gio Gonzalez||SP||165||10||8||3.55||1.35||161||59||9.4%||90.8 mph|
|5||Joe Ross||SP||148||10||7||3.28||1.26||131||39||11.0%||92.7 mph|
Rotation very similar to last years. Scherzer has a stress fracture and has a cloud over him. He should be good but who knows with things like this. I wouldn’t touch him fantasy wise even though he has 200+ innings last 3 seasons. Roark made me a lot of money last year but now the secrets out. Strasburg made me a lot of money too and when he’s on there is no one better but he is very inconsistent and liable to pitch 7IP 1 run ball or 5 IP 6 runs, you never know what you are going to get.
The BP is interesting. They tried getting my boy Kenley but he stayed with the Dodgers so they are going to Kelley. They have Glover , Treinen, Worley, Blanton etc so this should be a good BP , maybe not great. It will probably look a lot different than this come July.
Other than Lind, the nats don’t have much coming off the bench. So if multiple Nats hitters get injured the lineup could look kinda ugly.
Nats will be solid no doubt but there are a lot of injury clouds and they don’t have the depth to overcome much. My big bet last year was Nats to win the NL East +115 and that won easy. I wouldn’t touch it this year.
Be careful with them.