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An undeserved .232 batting average and just 58 RBI in Jayson Werth‘s debut season as a National (2011) sank him to the 217th overall ranking in fantasy. In injury-riddled, yet surprisingly productive, 2012 campaign saw him rank just 325th overall. This year Yahoo! has Werth ranked just 215th in its preseason rankings.Have we all forgotten how great Werth was from 2008-2010?Last season’s 344-plate appearance sample is a little too small to be drawing sweeping generalizations from, but in his 81 healthy games last year Werth managed the lowest single-season strikeout rate of his career (16.6%, previous best was 22.5%) and an 18.9% line drive rate, his best since 2009.Now, causes for concern: Werth’s fly ball rate has been on a steady decline for the past few seasons as has his HR/FB rate, which has fallen every year since peaking at 21.1% in 2008. That could be disastrous for Werth’s home run potential this year, but he did manage to swat 27 and 20 homers in his last two healthy seaso...
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A lot will be expected of Bryce Harper as he enters his second full season with the Washington Nationals. To help prepare for the upcoming year, Harper reportedly put on about 20 pounds over the winter. He belted 22 home runs in 139 games last season, but a rigorous workout regimen could have that number on the rise in 2013. “I take a lot of pride in my workouts,” the 20-year...
Washington Nationals sophomore Bryce Harper is probably going to be one of the best players of this generation and possibly the best player with a faux hawk in Major League Baseball history. So it’s only natural that we’ll soon be saturated with endless ads proclaiming how amazing the 20-year old phenom is, and the campaign will begin with his new Under Armour commercial.Harper...
Jordan Zimmermann might be the best Number 3 starter in baseball. You can argue whether Strasburg or Gonzalez is Number 1, but everyone will agree that those two are your top two. But then you get Jordan Zimmermann on the third day and that is not a picnic by any stretch of the imagination. Gonzalez had a WHIP of 1.129 and Strasburg finished 2012 with a 1.155. Right behind them...
ESPN.com reported yesterday that five new names were on the Biogenesis list. He also reported that fomer Phillies prospect and Nationals star pitcher Gio Gonzalez is "cleared" of taking banned substances. Gonzalez is recorded in the documents receiving a good amount of substances from the clinic for $1000.00, but they...
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This is a segment that I’ve called “predictions” in previous seasons, but there really aren’t any questions about the Washington Nationals 25-man roster going into 2013. We’ll take a couple of posts to remind you who the key players are to the Nationals upcoming season what they’ll need to do to be successful. We start today...
Previously linked to the Biogenesis clinic in south Florida, Gio Gonzalez has maintained that he did not receive any substances banned by Major League Baseball.
The latest documents appear to support Gonzalez’ claim according to ESPN.
Both sources, speaking independently, identified Gonzalez as the only Bosch client named thus far who did not receive performance-enhancing drugs...
Bryce Harper and Under Armour unveil the most bro commercial of all time, with the star baseball player shirtless lifting glow in the dark weights.
Bryce Harper’s new UA ad gets very weird very briefly. [USAT Sports]
Harper’s offseason workout regiment sounds intense. [Nats Journal]
Jayson Werth’s beard is even bearder than usual this spring. [Bog]
Seeing the Nats’ new rotation together makes me happy. [Nats Blog]
Hey gang, there’s a new Nats blog to check out. [Nats Outsider]
Brady Anderson has a big new fancy front...
Major League Baseball has experienced an astounding series of events regarding performance-enhancing drugs, and the latest case – Anthony Bosch‘s list of players who allegedly received PEDs — continues to grow as more reports are revealed.
According documents obtained by ESPN’s Outside the Lines, five more players have been implicated in the scandal. However, it’s not...