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Denard Span (CF)

Washington Nationals - 71% owned

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Bats: L, Throws: L

Denard Span went 1-for-2 with a RBI in the seventh inning for the Nationals' only run of the game, Wednesday night.

Fantasy Impact: Span continues to be a strong play in daily formats as his production over the last ten games is outpacing his salary expense.

 

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Denard Span went 2-for-4 with a run and a walk Tuesday night.

Fantasy Impact: Span has been in and out of the lineup lately missing games on Friday and Sunday due to back spasms but has continued to produce when on the field. Span is batting .308 on the season and continues to be relied on heavily as a lead off batter for the Nationals.

 

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Denard Span continued his hot hitting as of late by going 2-for-4 with with a double, an RBI and a run scored on Tuesday in a win over the Braves.

Fantasy Impact: Span is batting .350 in his last 20 AB and now batting .308 on the season.

 

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Denard Span went 2-for-4 with a run and walk on Thursday in a 5-3 loss to the Rays.

Fantasy Impact: Span has been on fire in June (when on the field), batting .382 in his last 34 AB. The hot streak has pushed Span's batting average above .300 to .307 on the season.

 

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Denard Span returns to lineup

Thu, Jun 18th 10:02pm EDT
By Brian Naylor

Denard Span is in Thursday's lineup and will be batting in the lead off spot

Fantasy Impact: Span missed Wednesday night's game with back stiffness. Span is batting .366 in his last six games.

 

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Denard Span to sit tonight

Wed, Jun 17th 4:18pm EDT
By Brian Naylor

Denard Span will sit out Wednesday's match up with Tampa Bay Rays because of tightness in his back. (Source: MASN)

Fantasy Impact: No significant issue here as he is expected to be in Thursday's lineup.

 

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Denard Span went 3-for-6 in his return to the lineup in the Nationals' 5-4 win over the Yankees Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: Span was a late scratch Tuesday due to back spasms, but played hero Wednesday. On Monday he saw a chiropractor for his back pain and seemed to be moving fine before yesterday's game. This is still a day-to-day injury as back injuries can linger and this is the first Span has dealt with this kind of injury.

 

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Denard Span is listed in Wednesday's active lineup. (Source: Mark Zuckerman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Ryan Zimmerman is not listed in Wednesday's lineup while dealing with plantar fasciitis in his left foot.

 

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Denard Span was scratched from Tuesday's lineup against the Yankees because of back pain. (Source: Washington Nationals Official Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Michael Taylor will replace him in center.

 

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Denard Span will make his return to the Nationals lineup Wednesday and will lead off after sitting out a doubleheader Tuesday with a sore knee. (Source: Dan Kolko on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This is great news for Span. Manager, Matt Williams, eluded on Sunday when Span was hurt that he wouldn't miss much time.

 

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Denard Span left Sunday’s game in the eighth inning with sore right knee. The injury is his right patella tendon that he injured in a game against the Cubs last week. (Source: Washington Post)

Fantasy Impact: The Nationals training staff found no structural damage and manager, Matt Williams, said he does not expect to hold Span out any considerable amount of time because of the injury. Williams said he is not concerned about the injury as one that would hold Span out for significant time.

 

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Denard Span went 2-for-4 with a tie-breaking RBI Wednesday night in a win for the Nationals.

Fantasy Impact: Span has been a pleasant surprise so far this year as he started the season off on the disabled list. In the month of May, Span is batting .356, with one home run and six RBI.

 

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The Washington Nationals pounded the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday, 13-4. Denard Span knocked in three with a three-run home run in the ninth inning. It was Span's second home run of the season. He finished the game 2-for-6 and is now batting .317.

Fantasy Impact: Span has seven hits in the last two games, after starting the season 6-for-29. Span has shown surprising power, with a slugging percentage of .561, much higher than his career mark of .394. While the power likely wont continue, Span should remain a solid fantasy contributor.

 

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The Washington Nationals came back from a 9-1 deficit to defeat the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday, 13-12. Denard Span played a big role, going 5-for-6 with four runs scored. Span, who had been off to a slow start, is now hitting .314 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: Span, who has played in only eight games this season, was hitting .207 prior to last night's game. Although not hitting for much power or drawing many walks, Span is making contact and getting on base at a .342 clip.

 

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Denard Span went 1-for-5 this afternoon, in a 4-1 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals.

Fantasy Impact: Span had a good series against the Cardinals, going 4-for-13. Span and the Nationals will begin a weekend series against Mat Latos and the Miami Marlins tomorrow night. This should be a good matchup for Span, as Latos comes in struggling through his first three starts of the season. Latos is 1-2 with a 6.14 ERA this year.

 

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The Washington Nationals defeated the St. Louis Cardinals in 10 innings on Tuesday by the score of 2-1. Denard Span got two hits in the win and is now batting .300 in two games since back from injury.

Fantasy Impact: Span is back in his customary role as lead-off hitter. He hit .302 with five home runs, 37 RBi and 37 stolen bases last season. He's a solid outfielder who will help fantasy owners in batting average, runs scored and stolen bases.

 

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Denard Span returns from DL

Sun, Apr 19th 10:34am EDT
By Rose Ingberman

The Nationals have activated centerfielder Denard Span from the DL. In 2014 the lefty leadoff hitter topped the National League in hits, while batting .302 with 31 stolen bases. Span had core muscle surgery in March and missed spring training. (Source: Chase Hughes of CSN Washington)

Fantasy Impact: Offensively, Span may start slowly and be subbed out in late innings, but within a few weeks he should return to form.

 

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Denard Span, who had core-muscle surgery in March, played seven innings in the field and ran the bases "free and easy" as the centerfielder for Double-A Harrisburg. (Source: Mick Reinhard of PennLive )

Fantasy Impact: Span should slide back into the leadoff spot for the Nationals within the next ten days. In 2014 he hit .302 and stole 31 bases.

 

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Denard Span was placed on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 27, Sunday as he returns from a right core injury. (Source: Yahoo)

Fantasy Impact: Due to the nature of the injury Span should only come back when he is fully ready, despite reports that he will be back in the lineup before the end of April, because of the torque the core must generate to swing effectively it is critical that Span not rush back from the injury.

 

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Nationals center fielder Denard Span underwent surgery to repair his right core muscle on Monday, the team announced. Manager Matt Williams said Span will be out 4-6 weeks before he can resume baseball activities. (Source: Nats Insider)

Fantasy Impact: With Jayson Werth and fourth outfielder Nate McLouth both recovering from shoulder surgery, Span's injury eats into the Nationals' depth. The Nats may be able to get by with prospect Michael Taylor and veteran Tony Gwynn, Jr., but with the team "all in" for 2015, a trade is possible.

 

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Span had a great 2014 season, basically best case scenario, and looks to build on that momentum in 2014. (Source: Comcast Sportsnet)

Fantasy Impact: Although he had a great season, there is room for improvement with the Nats leadoff hitter. For example his walk rate. He had 50 BB vs 65 SO. The worry is looking at his inconsistency in 2013 and the way he ended the 2014 season. There is the risk of Span reverting to his 2013 statistics, and also the chance that he will bat .300 with 30+ steals. The late round pick is well worth the risk.