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Ryan Zimmerman (1B,3B,LF)

Washington Nationals - 71% owned

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Bats: R, Throws: R

Ryan Zimmerman went 1-for-5 with a grand slam in Tuesday's 8-3 win over the Padres.

Fantasy Impact: This was the first home run for Zimmerman since August 9 when he went yard twice. He's really struggled to get things going since then, batting just .190 in his last 14 games.

 

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Ryan Zimmerman went 3-for-4 with two solo home runs and a walk in Sunday's 6-4 loss to the Rockies.

Fantasy Impact: Zimmerman is 9-for-21 in his last 7 games, while picking up at least one RBI in each of those games. It's very possible the slow start to the season was due to the injury he was dealing with. Now that he's healthy, we could see a much better second half.

 

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Ryan Zimmerman went 2-for-4 with a double and a walk in Tuesday's 4-1 loss to the Marlins.

Fantasy Impact: Zimmerman has struggled at the plate this season, batting just .215 in 57 games. If he can remain healthy for the rest of the season, he could put up some decent numbers the rest of the way. Pick him up if he is available in your league.

 

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Ryan Zimmerman was out taking some throws at first base for the first time since landing on the DL. Manager Matt Williams said he also spent 15 minutes on the treadmill and he hopes Zimmerman can start jogging soon. (Source: Bill Ladson on MLB.com)

Fantasy Impact: Zimmerman has been on the DL since June 11 with plantar fasciitis, there is currently no clear timetable for his return.

 

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The Nationals have placed first baseman Ryan Zimmerman on the 15-day DL with plantar fasciitis. Zimmerman was in a 4 for 46 slump, and clearly hampered by his injured foot. (Source: James Wagner via Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Look for Tyler Moore to start at first base, backed up by Clint Robinson.

 

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Ryan Zimmerman continues to struggle at the plate, going 0-for-4 with one strikeout in Saturday's 4-2 loss to the Cubs.

Fantasy Impact: After batting fifth in the lineup for most of the season, manager Matt Williams moved Zimmerman up to second in the batting order. The Nationals are hoping to relieve some of the pressure he faces hitting behind Bryce Harper. Keep an eye on Zimmerman over the next week or two, if your team has a decent short term replacement on your bench, you may want to consider starting them for a few days.

 

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Ryan Zimmerman went 2-for-5 with an RBI and 2 strikeouts in Saturday's 8-5 loss to the Reds.

Fantasy Impact: Zimmerman hasn't been what owners were hoping for this year. He's hitting just .231 with 5 home runs while still managing to pick up 33 RBI. Zimmerman has shown signs of the productive hitter we all know but his batting average and home run numbers are down from previous years. Owners should be patient, he has a career .283/.349/.472 slash line so there's no reason not to expect better numbers continuing forward.

 

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Ryan Zimmerman has brought his average up from a .212 to at .236.

Fantasy Impact: Fantasy Impact: Zimmerman has two HR and eight RBI in the last 3 games and is on a five-game hitting streak. Zimmerman is currently sitting in the top five for RBI in the NL. He has a career .OPS of .824 so look for the numbers to continue to rise as his slash line is now: .236/.293/.417. Arizona is a great matchup for the Nationals which makes Zimmerman a must start.

 

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The Washington Nationals defeated the Atlanta Braves on Sunday, 5-4. Ryan Zimmerman played a key role, going 2-for-4 with two RBI and two runs scored. Zimmerman is now batting .232 for the season.

Fantasy Impact: Zimmerman has been swinging a hot bat, going 6-for-16 with a home run and five RBI over the last four games. His overall numbers are still done from his career averages, but owners should feel comfortable inserting Zimmerman in the lineup.

 

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Ryan Zimmerman is on a seven game hitting streak and is the top 15 in the NL for RBI with 16.

Fantasy Impact: Zimmerman is batting behind Harper and Harper is leading the league in walks. Zimmerman is still bothered by planters foot but is able to drive in runs with a RISP slash line of .278/.341/.444. With his current seven game hitting streak, he is a must start in all formats.

 

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Dan Kolko of MASN reports that Ryan Zimmerman has been playing with a planter fascia since the start of the season. (Source: MASN)

Fantasy Impact: This could be a big reason why Zimmerman had such a sluggish start. Matt Williams indicated after Thursday's game he might sit the veteran for a day or two soon. So look out in the next couple of days for Zimmerman to take a rest and Tyler Moore to fill in.

 

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Ryan Zimmerman went 2-for-4 with two RBI in Sunday's 4-1 win against the Phillies

Fantasy Impact: In the last five games, Zimmerman is batting .250 with a five-game RBI streak. On the season, he is batting .184 with 11 RBI.

 

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Ryan Zimmerman hit his second home run of the young season off a fifth inning pitch from Rick Porcello Monday afternoon.

Fantasy Impact: Zimmerman has had a slow start the season only batting .154 in the Nationals first seven games.

 

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Ryan Zimmerman went 1-for-3 with a single and a walk in the Nationals' first game of the series against the Phillies.

Fantasy Impact: Zimmerman is a hot and cold player and didn't strikeout once and made solid contact, so look for him to heat up soon. With a HR on the season already, he looks like his normal self. He will go against Cole Hamels next. In 75 plate appearances again Hamels, Zimmerman has a slash line of .427/.329/.756. He should be started in all formats.

 

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Ryan Zimmerman hit a two-run homer in the first inning Wednesday night against the Mets.

Fantasy Impact: Zimmerman's homer scored all the runs the Nationals would have Wednesday night. It was his first home run of the young season and first home run of the Spring as well.

 

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The Washington Nationals scored just two runs against the Mets on Wednesday, but it was enough for a 2-1. Ryan Zimmerman accounted for both runs with a two-run home run in the first inning. It was Zimmerman's first hit in seven at-bats this season.

Fantasy Impact: Zimmerman is hitting in the number four hole behind Bryce Harper. Should Zimmerman remain healthy, he should get back to 20-plus home runs this season. He was limited to 61 games last season, so his health is always a question mark.

 

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Zimmerman was able to get on base from a walk, but went 0-for-3 with 2 strikeouts.

Fantasy Impact: Zimmerman looked good at 1B for the most part, but did miss a bouncer from Ian Desmond late in the game. He was aggressive at the plate, especially when the team was down 3-1. Keep sending him out there.

 

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Two days after banging his left side, first baseman Ryan Zimmerman was taking grounders and regular BP. He is scheduled to play his next spring training game Monday against the Miami Marlins. (Source: Mark Zuckerman via Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Zimmerman is 10 for 39 (.256) with three doubles in 14 games to date. His play at first has been solid, so expect him to stick there full-time and provide steady offense and power.

 

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Ryan Zimmerman came out of the spring training game with a "banged left side" after a diving play at first base, said Nationals manager Matt Williams. Williams said there were "no issues." (Source: Nats Insider)

Fantasy Impact: The Nationals have underplayed other injuries this spring, so monitor this. If it is indeed "no issue," then look forward to Zimmerman's reliable bat hitting third in the Opening Day lineup. He is expected to be the full-time first baseman.

 

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Ryan Zimmerman smashed two RBI doubles, one against Tigers' starter David Price and the second against reliever Josh Zeid in Wednesday's spring training game.

Fantasy Impact: When Zimmerman plays he hits, so the good news is that his transition to first base is going smoothly.

 

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Ryan Zimmerman is making the full-time move to first base in 2015 and the Washington Nationals and the 30-year-old infielder are confident that it will be a smooth transition. Zimmerman said this winter that he's ready for the move. (Source: Federal Baseball)

Fantasy Impact: Ryan Zimmerman is saying he is ready for the move and the injuries of last year are behind him. Zimmerman has turned into a risky injury prone player the last few years. Last year he played 61 games, the least amount in a single season since his rookie year (20). But switching over to 1B will help lower the injury risks and allow him to play more games. To help him with the switch is his manager, Matt Williams, who made the switch during his career. LaRoche was also one of the best defensive 1B in the league and Zimmerman got to play with him for 4 years. He saw what he needs to do and and knows how important the 1B is to the his infielders. If he can make the switch defensively, you will see it result in his normal batting numbers. His career slash line is: .286/.352/.476. and averages 25 HRs a season. He is also now eligible at 3 positions, OF/LF, 1B, 3B. His ADP is #123, so the risk isn't very high but still there considering the injury problems. I personally would take him at #123 because he is now eligible at 3 positions making up for the high injury risk.