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4 WASHINGTON NATIONALS
April 04, 2011
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April 04, 2011

4 Washington Nationals

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B-T BA OBP SLG HR RBI SB
SS IAN DESMOND
R-R .269 .308 .392 10 65 17
RF JAYSON WERTH
R-R .296 .388 .532 27 85 13
3B RYAN ZIMMERMAN
R-R .307 .388 .510 25 85 4
1B ADAM LAROCHE
L-L .261 .320 .468 25 100 0
LF MIKE MORSE
R-R .289 .352 .519 15 41 0
CF RICK ANKIEL
L-L .232 .321 .389 6 24 3
C IVAN RODRIGUEZ
R-R .266 .294 .347 4 49 2
2B DANNY ESPINOSA (R)
S-R .214 .277 .447 6 15 0
BENCH
IF ALBERTO GONZALEZ
R-R .247 .277 .301 0 5 0
IF ALEX CORA
R-R .210 .266 .278 0 20 4
IF JERRY HAIRSTON JR.
R-R .244 .299 .353 10 50 9

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A RIVAL SCOUT SIZES UP THE NATIONALS

I see a lot of really good things—they're going to be the surprise of the year. They're going to push .500, and the system has talent all the way down into A ball... . I'm a big fan of Danny Espinosa. He has good range at second and is a very athletic kid who can run. He has bat speed but has trouble laying off balls up in the zone... . Ian Desmond is another athletic kid with a plus arm at short. He really hits the fastball well. He can still be undisciplined and chase breaking balls, but he's only 25... . Adam LaRoche is a plus defensive first baseman who covers ground and can pick the ball. That helps young kids who know they don't have to hit him in the chest with their throws. At the plate he's like Adam Dunn in that he'll take pitches, go deep in counts and won't get himself out... . Jayson Werth has big-time power and is a good mistake hitter. I think he's a guess hitter. He'll take a fastball down the gut and then hit a slider off the right centerfield fence... . Jordan Zimmermann was getting back up to 95 mph this spring, and he already has a plus curve, plus slider and plus change. He has a clean delivery and is always around the zone. He could be a No. 2 in this rotation for a long time... . Drew Storen has two above-average pitches, his fastball and a power slurve that's a swing-and-miss pitch. He can get his fastball up to 92 or 94, but he needs to look at Mariano Rivera and realize how important command is for a closer. If he can command his fastball with that power breaking ball he can really do some damage.

THE LINEUP

WITH 2010 STATISTICS

MANAGER JIM RIGGLEMAN

3RD SEASON WITH NATIONALS

[This article contains a table. Please see hardcopy of magazine or PDF.]

[This article contains a table. Please see hardcopy of magazine or PDF.]

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