Nats 2016 Projected Lineup

1. Ben Revere CF
2. Anthony Rendon 3B
3. Bryce Harper RF
4. Ryan Zimmerman 1B
5. Daniel Murphy 2B
6. Jayson Werth LF
7. Danny Espinosa SS
8. Wilson Ramos C

Projected Rotation:

1. Max Scherzer
2. Stephen Strasburg
3. Gio Gonzalez-injured
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Ian and Jordan Are Free Agents

As expected, Ian Desmond and Jordan Zimmermann have both turned downed contract offers from the Nationals.

Ian Desmond

The Nationals will now look for a Second basemen. I think Escobar will shift to Shortstop, Rendon will play Third, and now they will look for a new infielder. Trey Turner could still be an option. Ian is the last Nationals player to come from the original Expos team that moved to DC. We will miss the bombs that he hit.

With the addition of Mike Maddux as the new Pitching Coach, the Nationals must fix the pitching staff.

ATLANTA, GA - MAY 01: Jordan Zimmermann #27 of the Washington Nationals pitches in the first inning to the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field on May 1, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

New August Lineup

3B Escobar
2B Rendon
RF Harper
1B Zimmerman
LF Werth
SS Desmond
C Ramos
CF Taylor

Pitching
Joe Ross – Starter
Jordan Zimmermann – Starter
Stephen Strasburg – Starter
Max Scherzer – Starter
Gio Gonzalez – Starter
Doug Fister – Long Reliever/Starter
Tanner Roark – Long Reliever
Casey Janssen – Middle Reliever
Matt Thornton – Middle Reliever
Drew Storen – Setup
Jonathan Papelbon – Closer

Nats August Lineup

As the Nationals move into August baseball, we will see some key players return from injuries. Here is the new lineup:

Rendon, 2B
Escobar, 3B
Werth, LF
Harper, RF
Zimmerman, 1B
Desmond, SS
Ramos, C
Taylor, CF

Pitching:

Strasburg, Ace
Zimmermann, SP2
Fister, SP3
Scherzer, SP4
Gonzalez, SP5
Roark, LR/SP6

What will happen when Span is back? Check back soon…

2015 Projected Lineup

Lineup / Rotation:

Player Position
1 Denard Span Center Field
2 Anthony Rendon Third Base
3 Jayson Werth Right Field
4 Bryce Harper Left Field
5 Ryan Zimmerman First Base
6 Ian Desmond Short Stop
7 Wilson Ramos Catcher
8 Yunel Escobar Second Base
Player Position
1 Max Sherzer Starting Pitcher
2 Stephen Strasburg Starting Pitcher
3 Jordan Zimmermann Starting Pitcher
4 Doug Fister Starting Pitcher
5 Gio Gonzalez Starting Pitcher

Bullpen

Player Role
1 Drew Storen Closer
2 Matt Thornton Setup
3 Aaron Barrett Setup
4 Jerry Blevins Relief
5 Craig Stammen Relief
6 Casey Janssen Relief
7 Ryan Mattheus Relief
8 Tanner Roark Long/Spot

Bench

Player Position
1 Danny Espinosa Second Base
2 Nate McLouth Outfield
3 Jose Lobaton Catcher
4 Kevin Frandsen Utility
5 Dan Uggla Second Base
6 Tyler Moore First Base
7 Michael Taylor Outfield