- Height / Weight
- 6' 3" / 215 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 9/28/1984 (35)
The Washington Nationals declined their 2020 options on first baseman Ryan Zimmerman ($18 million) and catcher Yan Gomes ($9 million), making them both free agents. The Nats expect to work something out to re-sign Zimmerman, who was the team's first-round pick in 2005, but the same can't be said for Gomes. Zimmerman has dealt with injuries the last several seasons and hit just .257 with six homers and 27 RBI in only 171 at-bats during the regular season. Still, he'll likely be the starting first baseman in D.C. again next year if he re-signs. He's just corner infield depth in NL-only leagues at this stage of his career, though. Gomes doesn't stand out defensively and hit a weak .223 with 12 home runs and 43 RBI in 2019. He was the second option behind the plate this year behind Kurt Suzuki.
Washington Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman said that he hopes to play at least a couple more seasons. Winning a World Series title tends to give aging veterans renewed life. The 35-year-old was a staple for the Nats at first base throughout the postseason, but he battled injuries during the regular season, playing in just 52 games while hitting .257/.321/.415 with six home runs and 27 RBI. He fought injuries in 2018 as well, suiting up for just 85 contests. Zimmerman is a better real-life player than fantasy one at this point in his career, and he'll strictly be corner infield depth in NL-only leagues if he continues his playing career.
Washington Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman went 2-for-5 with an RBI in the Nationals 12-3 win over the Astros in Game 2 of the World Series. Zimmerman drove in a run on an infield single to cap off a six-run seventh inning for the Nationals. Zimmerman is now slashing .300/.317/.525 for the postseason with two home runs, three doubles and seven runs batted in through 40 at-bats.