Tag Archives: Washington Nationals
Seth Smith, OF Colorado Rockies ( 39 Percent owned in Yahoo, 66 percent in ESPN)
Current Stat Line- .315 AVG / 36 R / 8 HR / 33 RBI / 3 SB
We should rename this post, “Seth Smith and Four Other NL Waiver Wire Gems.” I have been putting Smith’s name up here every other week yet he gets no respect. His .396 wOBA ranks 13th in all of baseball just behind Votto, Braun, Granderson, and Upton (the good one). His .919 OPS ranks him 12th in the MLB.
Kenley Jansen, RP Los Angeles Dodgers ( 5 percent owned in Yahoo, percent ESPN)
Current Stat Line: 1 W / 1 L / 36 K / 6.14 ERA / 1.59 WHIP / 1 SV
Jansen struggled greatly before he landed on the DL for shoulder inflammation. Aside from the injury, a .375 BABIP, 66 percent strand rate and 13 percent HR/FB percentage, did not help matters. While rehabbing he also worked on his slider and split-finger. The Dodgers don’t have many options for the closer role so expect Jansen to pick up some save opportunities. He may even take over the job full-time.
Danny Espinosa, 2B Washington Nationals (33% owned in Yahoo, 55.5% in ESPN)
Current Stat Line: .219 AVG / 29 R / 10 HR / 33 RBI / 5 SB
Jonathan Lucroy, C Milwaukee Brewers (47% owned in Yahoo, 60% in ESPN)
Current Stat Line- .333 AVG / 15 R / 5 HR / 24 RBI / 0 SB
I don’t expect Lucroy to keep a .333 AVG and 20 HR pace but considering how shallow the catcher position is this year, he should finish as a top 8 option. Recently, he has started a few games out of the 6 spot in the batting order so if he continues to hit, he will stay there.
Projection- .287 AVG / 59 R / 14 HR / 75 RBI / 2 SB
Disagree? Light me up in the comments.
Cameron Maybin, OF San Diego Padres (22% owned in Yahoo, 27.8% in ESPN)
Current Stat Line: .280 AVG / 23 R / 5 HR / 13 RBI / 6 SB
I have already mentioned Maybin here but his ownership increased by only 4% in Yahoo leagues. If you extrapolate his current numbers to 600 AB you get, .280 AVG / 97 R / 21 HR / 55 RBI / 25 SB. He has been batting .714 with 2HR in the past 3 games so make the add.
Projection:.276 AVG / 82 R / 16 HR / 69 RBI / 20 SB