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Jayson Werth (LF,RF)

Washington Nationals

Bats: R, Throws: R

Jayson Werth had a monster game Wednesday night as he finished with 3-for-4 with three runs scored, a walk, two RBI, and two home runs.

Fantasy Impact: A visit to his old ball park is all Werth needed to put together his best stretch of the season. Werth in the series (three games) batted .384, had seven RBI and hit four home runs including a grand slam on Monday.


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Jayson Werth went 1-for-5 with a home run and three RBI in a 8-4 win over the Braves on Sunday. Werth hit the three-run home run in the second inning, it was the his seventh home run of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Werth has been batting terribly this year as he has struggled to stay on the field but just as the Nationals are starting to find their groove, so has Werth. Over the last 10 games his batting average is .309 with three home runs. No coincidence that the Nationals have won seven of those ten games.


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Jayson Werth went 1-for-4 with two runs scored Thursday night in a 15-1 win over the Braves.

Fantasy Impact: Werth continues to struggle as his .218 season batting average marks a 12-year low for Werth along with a possible 12-year low in games played as well. The Nationals need Werth to turn it around in these last 30 games if the National's expect to make the post season.


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Jayson Werth went 2-for-4 with a homer, a walk, and three RBI on Sunday against the Marlins.

Fantasy Impact: In ten games at leadoff, Werth has hit .325/.413/.650, homered twice, scored ten runs and driven in seven. With Denard Span out for the year, expect Werth to continue leading off for a while.


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Jayson Werth goes 2-for-4 in win

Fri, Aug 28th 10:26am EDT
By Blaine Blontz

Jayson Werth went 2-for-4 with a home run, driving in a run and scoring twice while also taking a walk. Werth has now reached base in 10 of his last 11 games.

Fantasy Impact: Werth has showed improvement over the last few weeks, but that doesn't mean he's overly fantasy relevant. Even with his recent hot streak he's limited to daily leagues at this point.


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It's only two games, but since Jayson Werth took over the leadoff spot for the Nationals, he's gone 4-for-10 with a double, a triple and two RBI.

Fantasy Impact: After coming off the DL July 28 (fractured wrist), the veteran outfielder had hit only .145/.203/.242 with one homer. The Nationals went 5-14 in that period. Werth previously hit leadoff for 38 games in 2012--coming off another wrist injury--slashing .309/.388/.450. It's likely he'll lead off until Denard Span returns.


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Jayson Werth broke out of his recent slump Sunday as he homered for only the third time this season and finished 2-for-4 from the plate with walk and an RBI.

Fantasy Impact: Sunday was Werth's first multi-hit game since returning from the disabled list two weeks ago and is first since May.


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Jayson Werth returned to the lineup Tuesday to go 1-for-4 from the plate in a 4-1 loss to the Marlins. He was activated from the disabled list earlier Tuesday morning.

Fantasy Impact: Werth returned after a 61-game absence as he was recovering from two small fractures in his left wrist. He was hit by a pitch on May 15th and has been on the disabled list ever since. Werth's offense will be a welcomed sight for the Nationals that have slumped in scoring runs (13th in the NL in the month of July).


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Jayson Werth is getting a day off Thursday after getting 5 ABs as Syracuse's DH Wednesday. (Source: Dan Kolko on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Werth is continuing to improve but his ultimate return range has not changed from August.


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Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth will begin a rehab assignment Thursday with Class A Potomac. Werth, 36, has been sidelined since being hit by a pitch on May 15. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Werth has suffered the same broken left wrist three times now with an expected return still in August. He could potentially have value in September but currently isn't on a valuable trajectory from a fantasy perspective.


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Jayson Werth continues to rehab

Thu, Jul 16th 9:34am EDT
By Brian Naylor

Nationals left fielder Jayson Werth, who is on the 15-day disabled list with a wrist injury, did "extensive work" in the outfield last Friday. (Source: Chelsea Janes on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Werth is still working with a lightweight bat while rehabbing the wrist that placed him on the DL in late May, but seems to be making progress and on track for an August return to the lineup.


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Jayson Werth recovering well

Tue, Jul 7th 12:00pm EDT
By Blaine Blontz

Washington Nationals OF Jayson Werth has resumed swinging as he continues to recover from a wrist injury, according to Jacob Feldman of The Washington Post. (Source: Jacob Feldman)

Fantasy Impact: Werth has said that he'd like to rejoin the team in August. Swinging is a big step considering he's dealing with a wrist injury, and he could soon begin a minor league rehab assignment.


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Jayson Werth out until August

Thu, May 28th 4:23pm EDT
By Clinton

After a CT scan was performed, it is now confirmed that Jayson Werth has 2 small fractures in his left wrist after being hit by a pitch. Assuming he has no setbacks with rehab, he could return to play as early a August. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Werth's season has been a large disappointment up to this point. He started the season on the DL and never really got into a groove. Now he will be out for months and there is no telling whether the August return date will hold. Owners who still have him on a roster can safely drop him for a replacement. There is no clear cut replacement for the Nationals as they will roll out a platoon of players in left field.


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The Nationals have placed left fielder Jayson Werth on the 15-day DL retroactive to May 16 with a left wrist contusion. Werth was hit by a pitch on May 15. (Source: Dan Kolko via Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: An MRI confirmed there was no broken bone or ligament damage, so Werth will probably spend minimal time on the DL. After a delayed and slow start due to off-season shoulder surgery, Werth hit .250/.346/.386 with two homers in May.


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Jayson Werth goes 0-for-3 against the Braves.

Fantasy Impact: Werth's painfully slow start to the season continued on Tuesday. He has a .146 batting average going 7-for-48 in April. Keep Werth on your bench for the time being and look for a rebound in May.


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Jayson Werth went 0-for-3 in last night's ball game and is now hitting .152. He did manage to get on base with a walk.

Fantasy Impact: Besides hitting for a low avg. Werth has yet to hit a HR and only has two RBI on the season. The Nationals are desperately hoping Werth can turn things around quickly. The Nationals have the fourth lowest team avg. (.222) in the NL and have scored just 63 runs on the year (10th in the NL).


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Jayson Werth gets a day off

Thu, Apr 23rd 9:42pm EDT
By Matthew Hoffman

Jayson Werth gets a day off to rest the surgically repaired shoulder. (Source: Washington Post)

Fantasy Impact: The shoulder is fine, Werth just didn't have a spring training and is a little sore. There is a 10 game road trip coming up and they need him at 100%. Werth is 5-for-30 to start the season with two extra base hits.


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Jayson Werth activated from DL

Mon, Apr 13th 10:45am EDT
By Rose Ingberman

Jayson Werth, who had surgery on his right shoulder in January, has been reinstated from the DL. He is in today's lineup against the Boston Red Sox, batting cleanup and playing LF. (Source: Amanda Comak)

Fantasy Impact: Look for him to provide OBP (walks) and perhaps stolen bases.


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Jayson Werth homered in a minor-league rehab game on Saturday, will rest Sunday and then join the team in Boston if his shoulder feels okay. (Source: Mark Zuckerman of Nats Insider)

Fantasy Impact: Werth had no spring training and only three rehab games, but the Nationals are desperate for offense. At a minimum, Werth will provide high OBP and some stolen bases until his power returns.


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Nationals left fielder Jayson Werth played seven innings in his first rehab game at Single-A Potomac, going 0 for 2 with a strikeout, a hard lineout, and a walk. After the game, Werth said his right shoulder felt good. (Source: James Wagner of The Washington Post)

Fantasy Impact: Expect Werth to join the major league club on their road trip, probably Monday in Boston. He had an outstanding 2014 (batting .292 with 16 homers and 82 RBI) but will probably come back with less power initially.


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Jayson Werth will start the season on the 15-day disabled list for the Nationals. The announcement last night also included every-day players Anthony Rendon and Denard Span. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: This is unfortunate news to start the season but based on commented by manager, Matt Williams, on Saturday Werth should be available in two weeks to return to the lineup.


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Manager, Matt Williams, noted Saturday that Jayson Werth could return to the Nationals lineup within the next week from a surgically repaired AC joint in his right shoulder. (Source: CSN Washington)

Fantasy Impact: This is a nice deviation from previous reports that speculated that Werth would begin the year on the disabled list.


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Jayson Werth got his first three at-bats of the spring in a minor-league game (a double, walk, and groundout). He reported that he is not yet 100 percent, but is able to take "normal" swings without pain. (Source: Mark Zuckerman of Nats Insider)

Fantasy Impact: Werth estimated he is a couple of weeks behind where he would be if he had started spring training healthy. Expect him to start the season on the DL and be ready for the Red Sox series (April 13-15).


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Jayson Werth, who has been playing defense-only in minor league games, is still experiencing soreness in his right shoulder when he swings a bat, according to Nationals manager Matt Williams. (Source: Chris Johnson via Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: With only eight games left before the April 6 opener, if you draft Werth, plan for him to start the season on the DL. He could be ready as soon as mid-April with Tyler Moore as his short-term replacement in left field. At age 36, Werth wasn't going to play 162 games, but his power may be impacted by the injury.


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Werth missed some time last August for the problem and it has not improved. This puts doubt on his availability for the start of the 2015 season. (Source: Ken Rosenthal on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Nats should pursue Ben Zobrist who could fill in for him and then slide over to second base upon Werth's return. Absent that, Michael Taylor will fill in until he gets back to the diamond. Fantasy players should cast frequent glances at the news as to how his rehab is progressing before drafting him with high hopes.