LF,CF,RF - Washington Nationals
Nationals outfielder Alex Call is back in the starting lineup Thursday versus the Braves.
Call didn't start Wednesday's series finale with the White Sox but did draw a walk in a pinch-hitting plate appearance. It's been tough sledding at the plate for Call as he's hitting just .196 with seven homers, nine steals, and a .598 OPS across 430 trips to the plate.
Despite a low batting average this season, Call has shown some power with seven home runs and has contributed in multiple offensive categories with 40 runs scored and nine stolen bases.
However, his high strikeout rate and low walk rate continue to be areas of concern for his fantasy value going forward.
The Nationals called up Alex Call from Triple-A Rochester.
Call will get his opportunity with Victor Robles (back) on the IL and Derek Hill designated for assignment. He was hitting .209 prior to being sent down.
Alex Call went 1-for-4 at the plate for the Nationals Thursday, belting a walk-off solo home run in a 4-3 win over the Cubs.
Call is swinging a hot bat at the plate for the Nationals, registering hits in nine of his last 11 games while driving in five runs in that span. The 28-year-old has fought consistency issues at the plate for manager Dave Martinez, batting .230 with three home runs, 13 runs scored, and 14 runs batted in so far this season.
Alex Call went 2-for-4 at the plate for the Nationals Thursday, singling, homering, scoring one run, and driving in one run in a 9-8 loss to the Mets.
Call has caught fire at the plate for the Nationals, recording hits in four consecutive games for the club. The outfielder will look to keep swinging a hot bat for fantasy managers, carrying a .709 OPS with two home runs, 12 runs scored, and 11 runs batted in so far this season.