Washington Nationals 2020 Fantasy Baseball Preview
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Welcome back to our MLB 2020 team previews! We’ll be talking about the defending World Champion Washington Nationals in this post. Let’s get into it.
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- Better in OBP formats: Juan Soto, Eric Thames
- Worse in OBP formats: Victor Robles, Starlin Castro
- Better than his ADP: Adam Eaton (205), Starlin Castro (243), Carter Kieboom (322)
- Worse than his ADP: Victor Robles (78)
- Bench bat(s) worth rostering: Howie Kendrick
- Player(s) most likely to lose a starting spot: Starlin Castro, Carter Kieboom
- Better than his ADP: Anibal Sanchez (345)
- Worse than his ADP: Stephen Strasburg (22)
- Starter least likely to stick in the rotation: Joe Ross
- Non-starter most likely to enter the rotation: Austin Voth
- Projected closer: Sean Doolittle (Job Security: LOW)
- Top backup: Daniel Hudson
- Premier holds option: Hudson
- Sneaky holds option: Will Harris
Quick notes: This is one of the shakiest closer situations in the league as Doolittle lost the job for some time last year.
Other Helpful Fantasy Info
- Park Factor: 109.6 for runs, 115.8 for homers, 107.7 for singles, 115.5 for doubles, 77.4 for triples (league average = 100)
- Green Light Rating: High
- Likeliest 2020 roster moves: Lots of platooning, some shuffling at the back end of the rotation and in the bullpen.
- Bold Fantasy Prediction: Trea Turner is a top 5 overall hitter this year.
- Bland Fantasy Prediction: Only Turner and Soto prove to be worth starting every day in fantasy.