Washington Nationals Starting Lineup 2/15/19 Nationals Lineup

82-80, 2nd in NL East

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WSH 0 @ COL 12

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The Bryce Harper era in Washington is over, yet they have some exciting young talent that will still make them competitive. We saw a glimpse of baseball future with Juan Soto last season, and getting a full year of him is going to be exciting. He will likely replace Harper’s power bat in the middle of the order, and names like Anthony Rendon and Trea Turner in front of him are still great bats. Adam Eaton is projected to leadoff, but is another injury prone outfielder that misses time seemingly every season. If they can get power production from Ryan Zimmerman and Yan Gomes in the back half of the lineup, we shouldn’t be writing off the Nationals. The absence of Daniel Murphy might be a bigger loss given they haven’t filled that void in the infield. Wilmer Difo is expected to slot in that second base spot.

Updated: 9:00 am GMT, 10/1

Starting Lineup

E. Fedde , (R), SP
1. V. Robles , (R), CF
2. T. Turner , (R), SS
3. B. Harper , (L), RF
4. A. Rendon , (R), 3B
5. J. Soto , (L), LF
6. M. Reynolds , (R), 1B
7. A. Sanchez , (R), 2B
8. S. Kieboom , (R), C
9. E. Fedde , (R), SP
Pos Pitcher
SP Erick Fedde E. Fedde (R)
Pos Pitcher Rating GS Record IP Batters Faced Hits Runs ER HR Allowed BB SO K% BB% WHIP BABIP
SP Erick Fedde E. Fedde (R) 80 11 2-4 50.1 217 55 31 31 8 22 46 0.20% 0.05% 1.53 0.336
Pos Hitter Rating Order G PA Hits 1B 2B 3B HR RBI Runs SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
CF Victor Robles V. Robles (R) 78 1 21 66 17 10 3 1 3 10 8 3 2 0.288 0.348 0.53 0.873
SS Trea Turner T. Turner (R) 89 2 162 738 180 128 27 6 19 73 103 43 9 0.271 0.344 0.42 0.76
RF Bryce Harper B. Harper (L) 97 3 160 695 137 69 34 0 34 100 103 13 3 0.249 0.393 0.50 0.889
3B Anthony Rendon A. Rendon (R) 93 4 137 597 163 93 44 2 24 92 88 2 1 0.308 0.374 0.54 0.909
LF Juan Soto J. Soto (L) 91 5 116 493 121 73 25 1 22 70 77 5 2 0.292 0.406 0.52 0.923
1B Mark Reynolds M. Reynolds (R) 81 6 86 235 51 30 8 0 13 40 26 0 0 0.248 0.328 0.48 0.804
2B Adrian Sanchez A. Sanchez (R) 66 7 28 59 16 13 2 1 0 3 8 0 0 0.276 0.288 0.35 0.633
C Spencer Kieboom S. Kieboom (R) 69 8 52 143 29 22 5 0 2 13 16 0 0 0.232 0.322 0.32 0.642
SP Erick Fedde E. Fedde (R) 80 9 11 17 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.062 0.118 0.06 0.18

2018 Recent Nationals Lineups

Game Score Starting Pitcher 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
9/30 @ COL L 0-12 Erick Fedde E. Fedde (R), 4 IP, 3 SO, 4 ER, L Victor Robles V. Robles Trea Turner T. Turner Bryce Harper B. Harper Anthony Rendon A. Rendon Juan Soto J. Soto Mark Reynolds M. Reynolds Adrian Sanchez A. Sanchez Spencer Kieboom S. Kieboom Erick Fedde E. Fedde
9/30 @ COL W 12-2 Stephen Strasburg S. Strasburg (R), 6 IP, 7 SO, 2 ER, W Adam Eaton A. Eaton Trea Turner T. Turner Bryce Harper B. Harper Anthony Rendon A. Rendon Juan Soto J. Soto Mark Reynolds M. Reynolds Matt Wieters M. Wieters Wilmer Difo W. Difo Stephen Strasburg S. Strasburg
9/29 @ COL L 2-5 Joe Ross J. Ross (R), 5 IP, 4 SO, 4 ER, L Victor Robles V. Robles Trea Turner T. Turner Bryce Harper B. Harper Anthony Rendon A. Rendon Juan Soto J. Soto Mark Reynolds M. Reynolds Adrian Sanchez A. Sanchez Spencer Kieboom S. Kieboom Joe Ross J. Ross
9/26 vs MIA W 9-3 Kyle McGowin K. McGowin (R), 4 IP, 4 SO, 0 ER, ND Victor Robles V. Robles Trea Turner T. Turner Bryce Harper B. Harper Anthony Rendon A. Rendon Juan Soto J. Soto Ryan Zimmerman R. Zimmerman Adrian Sanchez A. Sanchez Spencer Kieboom S. Kieboom Kyle McGowin K. McGowin
9/24 vs MIA W 7-3 Stephen Strasburg S. Strasburg (R), 4 IP, 5 SO, 1 ER, ND Adam Eaton A. Eaton Trea Turner T. Turner Bryce Harper B. Harper Anthony Rendon A. Rendon Juan Soto J. Soto Ryan Zimmerman R. Zimmerman Matt Wieters M. Wieters Wilmer Difo W. Difo Stephen Strasburg S. Strasburg
9/23 vs NYM L 6-8 Erick Fedde E. Fedde (R), 3.1 IP, 2 SO, 3 ER, ND Victor Robles V. Robles Trea Turner T. Turner Bryce Harper B. Harper Anthony Rendon A. Rendon Mark Reynolds M. Reynolds Adrian Sanchez A. Sanchez Spencer Kieboom S. Kieboom Erick Fedde E. Fedde Michael A. Taylor M. A. Taylor
9/22 vs NYM W 6-0 Austin Voth A. Voth (R), 5 IP, 5 SO, 0 ER, W Victor Robles V. Robles Trea Turner T. Turner Bryce Harper B. Harper Anthony Rendon A. Rendon Juan Soto J. Soto Ryan Zimmerman R. Zimmerman Matt Wieters M. Wieters Wilmer Difo W. Difo Austin Voth A. Voth
9/21 vs NYM L 2-4 Joe Ross J. Ross (R), 6 IP, 3 SO, 3 ER, L Victor Robles V. Robles Trea Turner T. Turner Bryce Harper B. Harper Anthony Rendon A. Rendon Juan Soto J. Soto Ryan Zimmerman R. Zimmerman Wilmer Difo W. Difo Spencer Kieboom S. Kieboom Joe Ross J. Ross
9/20 vs NYM L 4-5 Max Scherzer M. Scherzer (R), 7 IP, 13 SO, 3 ER, ND Victor Robles V. Robles Trea Turner T. Turner Bryce Harper B. Harper Anthony Rendon A. Rendon Juan Soto J. Soto Ryan Zimmerman R. Zimmerman Matt Wieters M. Wieters Adrian Sanchez A. Sanchez Max Scherzer M. Scherzer
9/18 @ MIA W 4-2 Stephen Strasburg S. Strasburg (R), 6 IP, 11 SO, 2 ER, W Adam Eaton A. Eaton Trea Turner T. Turner Bryce Harper B. Harper Anthony Rendon A. Rendon Juan Soto J. Soto Ryan Zimmerman R. Zimmerman Matt Wieters M. Wieters Wilmer Difo W. Difo Stephen Strasburg S. Strasburg

2019 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.