Washington Nats

2016 at a glance

Record: 95-67 (1st in NL East)
Hitting: 8th (4.71 R/G)
Pitching: 2nd (3.51 ERA)

Projected Lineup

Player POS AB R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS BB K
1 Adam Eaton OF 587 90 12 53 15 0.288 0.355 0.428 0.783 51 100
2 Trea Turner SS 571 95 15 60 46 0.298 0.342 0.473 0.815 39 117
3 Daniel Murphy 2B 522 75 18 84 5 0.314 0.356 0.510 0.866 31 50
4 Bryce Harper OF 520 99 32 96 14 0.288 0.401 0.542 0.943 97 104
5 Anthony Rendon 3B 558 89 17 74 10 0.271 0.339 0.432 0.771 54 100
6 Jayson Werth OF 364 58 14 49 3 0.247 0.328 0.418 0.746 42 79
7 Ryan Zimmerman 1B 368 50 14 55 2 0.234 0.289 0.408 0.697 27 77
8 Matt Wieters C 382 41 15 54 1 0.254 0.307 0.421 0.728 27 75

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.

Projected Rotation

Projected Rotation

Player POS IP W L ERA WHIP K BB SwStrike Fastball
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.

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