Ryan Zimmerman
Ryan Zimmerman

Ryan Zimmerman (1B)

Washington Nationals

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Ryan Zimmerman hits three-run HR

Thu, Sep 22nd 9:27am EDT
By Roy Widrig

Ryan Zimmerman was 1-for-4 on Wednesday with a three-run HR in the Nationals 8-3 win over the Marlins.

Fantasy Impact: Don't get too excited. The HR was Zimmerman's first since September 6th and second fourth since the start of July. He's hitting just .216 this season with a miserable .270 OBP.

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Ryan Zimmerman finished 1-for-3 with a walk and a stolen base on Saturday afternoon. Zimmerman is 4-for-21 with a double and RBI over the last seven days. He has a .634 OPS this season.

Fantasy Impact: While Zimmerman has not been a good player this season, he does have hits in four of his last five days. He has a .188 batting average in September with a double, home run, run scored, and two RBI.

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Ryan Zimmerman out again

Wed, Aug 3rd 10:55am EDT
By Blaine Blontz

Ryan Zimmerman was once again sidelined on Tuesday due to his wrist injury.

Fantasy Impact: It's more injury issues for Zimmerman, who was previously dealing with a side injury. He's considered day-to-day, and he could return soon. However, he's not been extremely valuable for fantasy purposes, especially since he's been dropped in the team's batting order.

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Ryan Zimmerman returns from DL

Wed, Jul 27th 10:09am EDT
By Blaine Blontz

Ryan Zimmerman returned from the disabled list on Tuesday. He went 0-for-4 in his return from a side injury.

Fantasy Impact: He was batting 7th in his first game back. He already wasn't useful considering his struggles, and that's certainly the case if he'll be batting lower in the Nationals' order moving forward.

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Ryan Zimmerman has been cleared for his rehab assignment. He's been sidelined due to a rib cage injury. (Source: Chelsea Janes on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: At this point, it's unclear how long he'll be on assignment, but it shouldn't be much more than a week. Zimmerman hasn't been impressive this season, especially since he's now a 1B, but he's still continued to hit in the middle of the Nationals' lineup which does provide some value for fantasy purposes.

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Zimmerman is not in the starting lineup for the Nationals' series opener against the Mets on Thursday night. Clint Robinson will start at first base and bat sixth against Bartolo Colon. (Source: MLB Lineups on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Just a routine day off for the 31-year-old first basemen. Zimmerman should return to the lineup on Friday against Noah Syndergaard.

Ryan Zimmerman finished 2-for-4 with three runs scored, three RBI, and a home run in the Nationals' 13-4 win over the Reds. Zimmerman finished the month of June with a .188 batting average in 80 at-bats. He has a .699 OPS this season.

Fantasy Impact: Fantasy owners had to have expected more from Zimmerman, who only has a .227 batting average and 25 extra-base hits this season. It is advisable to leave him on the bench or waiver wire for the time being, but there could still be nights where he is a decent low-budget DFS option.

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The Nationals have activated 1B Ryan Zimmerman from the paternity leave list. He and his wife welcomed his new child over the weekend.

Fantasy Impact: Zimmerman has been serviceable for the Nationals this season, but his .763 OPS is underwhelming for a fantasy 1B. He's provided decent pop (eight HR, .451 SLG) but has only managed to get on base at a clip of .312 this season.

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Ryan Zimmerman will be placed on maternity leave. His roster spot will be filled by top prospect Trea Turner.

Fantasy Impact: Zimmerman has been productive for the Nationals this season, and he continues to see time in the heart of their order. Still, he's lost a lot of the value that he carried as a third baseman considering the production of other fantasy first basemen. He's certainly useful, but an OPS of .763 is less impressive at 1B, especially when he's only getting on base at a .312 clip.

Ryan Zimmerman is looking better

Wed, May 25th 12:33pm EDT
By Bobby Doll

Zimmerman is looking a bit more like his old self in the last 10 games or so. In that span, he's hit .310 with three HRs.

Fantasy Impact: Zimmerman struggled to begin the season and still carries a disappointing stat line, but he could be turning it around a bit as he tries to stay hot.

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Zimmerman was only in the lineup for Game 1 yesterday. He batted 5th and went hitless in 3 at bats, drew a walk, and hit a sac fly.

Fantasy Impact: Zimmerman is just 5 for his last 37 and hitting a paltry .226 on the year. He probably won't continue to be this bad, but if he keeps it up, he should continue to slide down the Nationals' order. Already, it seems he has been supplanted by Daniel Murphy as the cleanup hitter.

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A day after two homers and three RBI, Zimmerman is batting 5th in Wednesday's lineup. (Source: James Wagner on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Zimmerman has been anemic this season posting a .235/.288/.383 slash line as a cleanup hitter. Last night's outburst certainly helps, but Dusty Baker will move Zimmerman to 5th.

Nationals 1B Ryan Zimmerman had a solid night on Monday, going 2-for-4 with two doubles and driving in a run in the 2-0 win over the Royals.

Fantasy Impact: Zimmerman has struggled a bit to start the season, but keep in mind that he's now on the wrong side of 30 years old and hasn't had a great fantasy season since 2013 after battling many injuries.

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Zimmerman is not in the starting lineup for the Nationals in their day game against the Marlins today. Clint Robinson draws the start and will bat sixth. (Source: MLB Lineups on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Should just be a rest day for Zimmerman who should return to the lineup on Friday when the Nationals play the Twins.

Ryan Zimmerman drives in a run

Wed, Apr 20th 10:11pm EDT
By Ryan Trammell

Ryan Zimmerman hit his third double of the season, going 1-for-4 and driving in a run against the Marlins.

Fantasy Impact: Zimmerman hasn't made it through a full season since 2009, but when he's healthy he can be a big producer. He's only got one HR and four RBI, but he has scored nine runs on the season so look for his numbers to improve if he can stay on the field.

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Ryan Zimmerman went 2-for-3 on Monday with three runs scored, a walk, double and RBI.

Fantasy Impact: Zimmerman was key in putting up half of the Nationals' six runs for the win. In four games this season, he is hitting .400 and has struck out only once. He has no home runs, but has doubled twice.

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Ryan Zimmerman scores a run

Mon, Apr 4th 9:50pm EDT
By Ryan Trammell

Ryan Zimmerman went 1-for-5 and scored a run. He reached base twice, once on an error, in the Nationals' 4-3 win.

Fantasy Impact: It was not a bad day for the often injured first baseman, who ran the base paths well to get into scoring position, allowing his new teammate Daniel Murphy to drive him in. If Zimmerman can stay heathly, he should be able to have a solid season.

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Ryan Zimmerman manned first base for five innings Wednesday, the first time he played the position this spring. Zimmerman has been dealing with plantar fasciitis this spring. (Source: MASNsports.com)

Fantasy Impact: It appears Zimmerman will be ready for the start of the regular season, but the foot injury is concerning considering how it tends to linger. We've seen what it can do to players, most recently Corey Dickerson in 2015. Zimmerman is not expected to return starting 1B numbers for 2016.

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A report on Sunday came out that Zimmerman is still dealing with his plantar fasciitis. Dusty Baker and company are taking his recovery slow and are hoping for a return in few weeks. (Source: Bleacher Report)

Fantasy Impact: This is a troubling sign when you look at the injury problems last year. When Zimmerman isn't injured he is a solid bat especially when he was eligible at three different positions. Now down to just 1B and already having foot issues which means he is now a risk. With his ADP at #226 a majority of experts rank him at or better than his ADP, which is a good sign. If you look at 1B this year there are a lot out there that are carrying risk due to age or being injury prone. With a career slash line .283/.349/.475 keep an eye on the veteran and see where this foot injury situation goes because he can still make an impact if he returns healthy.

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Ryan Zimmerman work up with a sore oblique and will not be in Tuesday night's lineup against the Mets. He is available to pinch hit. (Source: Carol Maloney via Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Zimmerman (.249/.308/.465) has been a hot hitter for over two months. Since coming off the DL with plantar fasciitis on July 28 he's slashed .311/.372/.652 OPS = 1.024, with 11 homers, 21 runs scored and 39 RBI.

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Ryan Zimmerman is a late scratch for today's game. He will be replaced by Tyler Moore, batting 8th. No reason was given for Zimmerman's absence, just "a day off." (Source: Jacob Emert via Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: A day off for the hot-hitting first baseman is strange, but he has been troubled by plantar fasciitis this season. Zimmerman (.246/.306/.466) has hit .330/.389/.711 with nine homers and 34 RBI over the last month. If he sits out Monday (a key game against the Mets), it's time to really worry.

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Ryan Zimmerman hit the 199th and 200th homers of his major-league career, plus an RBI double, propelling the Nationals' win in Busch Stadium Wednesday night.

Fantasy Impact: Zimmerman (.237/.301/.459) has played only 91 of the Nationals 132 games, due to various injuries including plantar fasciitis, but in his last 15 games he has an OPS of 1,245, scoring ten runs with ten walks, four doubles, seven homers and 22 RBI.

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Ryan Zimmerman went 3-for-5 with a home run, a double, four RBI and two runs scored on Monday night. The Nationals lost to the Cardinals by a score of 8-5.

Fantasy Impact: Zimmerman now has four home runs and 14 RBI in his last seven games. He struggled most of the season due to injuries but has been pretty solid since returning from the disabled list. Take advantage of the hot streak, start him in all leagues.

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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.