Washington Nationals

Washington Nationals

NL East
Stadium
Nationals Park
Roster
# Name POS BAT THW HT WT DOB (Age)
RP R R 6' 3" 230 01/02/1988 (32)
RP R R 6' 3" 220 12/19/1992 (27)
RP R R 6' 3" 225 03/09/1987 (32)
RP R R 6' 4" 195 02/25/1993 (27)
RP R R 6' 3" 225 09/24/1988 (31)
RP R R 6' 4" 215 07/09/1993 (26)
RP R R 6' 2" 196 09/04/1991 (28)
RP L L 6' 1" 205 08/01/1988 (31)
RP R R 6' 3" 215 03/27/1989 (30)
RP L L 6' 2" 204 09/26/1986 (33)
RP R R 6' 2" 235 12/25/1992 (27)
RP R R 6' 4" 211 09/15/1991 (28)
RP R R 6' 4" 240 08/28/1984 (35)
SP R R 6' 0" 205 02/27/1984 (36)
SP R R 6' 2" 201 06/26/1992 (27)
SP L L 6' 2" 215 04/28/1994 (25)
SP R R 6' 4" 220 05/21/1993 (26)
SP R R 6' 3" 195 11/27/1991 (28)
SP R R 6' 3" 215 07/27/1984 (35)
SP L L 6' 3" 210 07/19/1989 (30)
SP R R 6' 5" 235 07/20/1988 (31)
CF L L 6' 0" 192 06/01/1994 (25)
CF R R 6' 4" 212 03/26/1991 (28)
CF R R 6' 0" 190 05/19/1997 (22)
LF L L 6' 1" 185 10/25/1998 (21)
RF L L 5' 9" 176 12/06/1988 (31)
1B L R 6' 0" 210 11/10/1986 (33)
1B R R 6' 3" 215 09/28/1984 (35)
2B S R 6' 0" 205 11/13/1985 (34)
2B R R 6' 2" 195 03/08/1994 (25)
2B R R 6' 2" 230 03/24/1990 (29)
C R R 5' 11" 210 10/04/1983 (36)
C R R 6' 0" 170 10/29/1993 (26)
C R R 6' 0" 215 09/15/1994 (25)
C R R 6' 2" 215 07/19/1987 (32)
SS R R 6' 0" 216 08/16/1990 (29)
SS R R 6' 2" 190 09/03/1997 (22)
SS R R 6' 2" 185 06/30/1993 (26)
SS S R 5' 11" 200 04/02/1992 (27)
DH R R 5' 11" 220 07/12/1983 (36)
Team News
Brian Dozier Joining Padres Camp

The San Diego Padres have signed second baseman Brian Dozier to a minor league deal. Hell be invited to big league camp. The 32-year-old played for the defending champion Washington Nationals last season, registering a .771 OPS with 20 homers in 482 plate appearances. The former All-Star and Gold Glove winner further crowds the competition to provide depth in the infield and challenge projected starting second baseman Jurickson Profar. A strong option against left-handed pitching, Doziers arrival is a negative development for youngsters Esteban Quiroz, Ty France and Jake Cronenworth. However, until clarity develops on his potential role, Dozier isnt more than a late-round speculative fantasy grab.

3 hours ago
Erick Fedde May Start In Minors

Washington Nationals starting pitcher Erick Fedde is eligible for a fourth year of minor league options because he's accrued fewer than five full seasons in the majors or minors. Fedde was drafted in 2014 but didn't start pitching in the minors until June of 2015 because of Tommy John surgery. Because he has another year of options, Fedde is unlikely to win a rotation spot over Joe Ross and Austin Voth, who are both out of options. The right-hander has shown glimpses of his potential over the years, but he hasn't remained consistent. Fedde is 6-7 with a 5.39 ERA and 1.56 WHIP in 35 major league outings (26 starts). The 26-year-old (27 next week) will mostly be an NL-only arm if he wins a spot in the rotation at any point in 2020.

2 days ago
Max Scherzer Feels Good This Spring

Washington Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer is expected to start the spring training opener against the Astros on Saturday night after throwing two rounds of live batting practice on Wednesday. "I feel really good right now," Scherzer said. "To be at this point, to hit the live BP, first live BP, and be able to make two ups, that's exactly where I need to be." He went 11-7 with a 2.92 ERA over 172 1/3 innings (27 starts) in 2019 and will be entering his 13th big league season. Scherzer's health will be a priority after missing a World Series start with neck pain, but he says he's "exactly where I need to be." The right-hander is RotoBaller's No. 4 fantasy starter and should come off the board at some point in the second round of drafts.

3 days ago
Victor Robles Being Considered for Leadoff Role

Washington Nationals outfielder Victor Robles is entering his second full season of play in 2020 with an opportunity to be the team's leadoff hitter. Robles is a speedster, which traditionally fits the role, but his .327 career OBP doesn't lend itself quite as well to the #1 spot in the order. But if he gets the leadoff job--and keeps it--Robles should cross the plate quite often with a Nationals lineup behind him that remains formidable despite losing Anthony Rendon. It's too soon to bake the assumption that Robles will hit #1 into his draft status, but he is already an easy top 100 pick (ADP of 68 so far). Leading off would naturally make him even more valuable and so this is a storyline to watch in spring training.

7 days ago
Jeremy Hellickson Announces Retirement

Free-agent starting pitcher Jeremy Hellickson announced his retirement on Friday after 10 seasons with 10 teams. The 32-year-old suffered a shoulder setback a few weeks ago that would have required surgery. Hellickson went 76-75 in his career with a 4.13 ERA in 232 games with the Rays, Diamondbacks, Phillies, Orioles and Nationals. In that time, he won a Rookie of the Year, a Gold Glove and a World Series last year with the Nats. He pitched in just nine games for the Nationals in 2019 because of injuries.

8 days ago