Washington Nationals Starting Lineup 7/5/20 Nationals Lineup

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Washington sort of outplayed their projections to some extent. No one thought they would be an average team, but likewise, no one envisioned the run they got on heading to their World Series Title. Washington lost one of their most consistent and dependable hitters. That is always difficult to replace. There are a couple unknowns that are going to have to fill a void in offensive production.

How well these players mature will be critical. There are also a couple bats that the Nationals seem to be taking a chance on them returning to what has been spotty success. If Washington ends up having any major problem, it could be scoring runs. However, limiting the runs they give up should not be an issue. That should hold true at least through the first three slots in their projected rotation. After their key three starters, the Nationals could be putting a lot dependence on pitchers overachieving in back-to-back seasons.

Nationals Starting Lineup

1. E. Thames , (L), 1B
2. S. Castro , (R), 2B
3. C. Kieboom , (R), 3B
4. K. Suzuki , (R), C
5. V. Robles , (R), CF
6. S. Doolittle , (L), CL
7. J. Soto , (L), LF
8. A. Eaton , (L), RF
9. T. Turner , (R), SS
Pos Pitcher
SP Max Scherzer M. Scherzer (R)
Pos Pitcher Rating GS Record IP Batters Faced Hits Runs ER HR Allowed BB SO K% BB% WHIP BABIP
SP Max Scherzer M. Scherzer (R)
98
0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% 0.00% 0.00 0
Pos Hitter Rating Order G PA Hits 1B 2B 3B HR RBI Runs SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
1B Eric Thames E. Thames (L)
90
1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A
2B Starlin Castro S. Castro (R)
72
2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A
3B Carter Kieboom C. Kieboom (R)
71
3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A
C Kurt Suzuki K. Suzuki (R)
77
4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A
CF Victor Robles V. Robles (R)
78
5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A
CL Sean Doolittle S. Doolittle (L)
96
6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A
LF Juan Soto J. Soto (L)
96
7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A
RF Adam Eaton A. Eaton (L)
85
8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A
SS Trea Turner T. Turner (R)
90
9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A

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2020 Washington Nationals Pitching Analysis

The signing of Patrick Corbin shook up the division a little bit, mainly because tides were starting to turn. Bryce Harper might be on his way out of Washington, but Corbin coming in gives them another ace caliber arm in addition to Stephen Strasburg and Max Scherzer. Corbin had a career year in 2017, boasting a 3.15 ERA, and career high 30.8% strikeout rate. Adding these types of numbers into a rotation with those other two names is going to be huge for their potential season outlook. Washington was 15th in team ERA last season, which might have been surprising for some of them. They will likely make a huge jump with this rotation. It was another big year for Max Scherzer. He had a 2.53 ERA and hit 300 strikeouts. He also won 18 games and pitched 220 innings. Scherzer is also projected for another dominant season as the true Washington ace. As mentioned, the addition of Corbin to Scherzer. There is a chance this team can lead the league in strikeouts. Corbin and Scherzer combined for 546 strikeouts.

Strasburg’s health seemingly lets him down at least once a season, and he has been dodging more lengthier trips the last two seasons. Strasburg pitched 130 innings last season, but looked like his usual self when he did. Projections have him at a slight increase in innings, posting over a strikeout per inning. We might forget how good Strasburg is because he is next to some great pitchers within his rotation. Washington made some major upgrades to the back of their rotation. For one, Corbin is basically replacing Gio Gonzalez. Anibal Sanchez is replacing Tanner Roark. Sanchez looked very good last season, and his strikeout stuff was back up. While the ERA is projected to be a full run higher, the strikeout per inning stuff is expected to stay put. Their fifth starter is going to be Joe Ross and Erick Fedde. Ross is the brother of Tyson Ross, and they are similar arms. Ross relies on his slider, but has struggled against lefties. 2018 was a quick trip in the majors and he is looking to rebound.