Washington
Nationals
Stadium Nationals Park
0-0 Overall | NL EAST 1st
TEAM STATSAVGRHRERA
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Schedule
Preseason
Sat  2/23
vs
Astros
6:35pm
Sun  2/24
@
Cardinals
1:05pm
Mon  2/25
@
Braves
1:05pm
Tue  2/26
vs
Cardinals
1:05pm
Wed  2/27
vs
Astros
1:05pm
Thu  2/28
@
Red Sox
1:05pm
Team Outlook and Scouting Report

REGULAR SEASON RECAP AND 2019 OUTLOOK

The regular season went worse than expected. They won 82 games vs an expected win total of 91. They didn't meet expectations on the road and at home. They won 50.6% on the road which was worse than expected (52.3%). They won 41 at home and were expected to win 48.6. We are projecting a +10.8 win improvement next season. They are averaging 92.8 wins per simulation and are projected to finish second in the National League. There is not much of a gap between them and the #3 ranked Cubs who are projected for 91.8 wins. They are a contender with a 9.9% chance of winning the World Series based on simulations and a 19.5% chance of reaching the Series. Even with the juice, they are a good futures betting value with championship odds of 12/1, 7.7% and odds to win the NL at 6/1, 14.3%. Their projection is rock solid, but it could change if/when Bryce Harper signs with a division rival (ie. Philadelphia).

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TEAM STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES

Their record should be better. Since last season their average run differential is +0.54 which ranks #5 in the NL, but their rank based on win percentage is #9. They are the #5 ranked team in run differential (based on all teams' road stats) and the #3 ranked team among home teams.

TEAM STATS PER GAME (League Rank):

ALLOWED TO OPPOSING TEAMS (Lower # is Better):

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TEAM STATS AND BETTING RESULT GAMELOG

Below is a betting recap of all 162 regular games. Anyone who backed the Nationals in all of their games would be down -381 units. Against the run line, they have lost -1255 units risking 100 units on each pick (78-84 PL). They are down against the run line at home and on the road.

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Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateEXPCOLLEGE
70 Adams, Austin RP6-322505/05/19912No College
15 Adams, Matt 1B6-324508/31/19887No College
20 Barraclough, Kyle RP6-222405/23/19904No College
9 Bautista, Rafael RF6-219403/08/19932No College
46 Corbin, Patrick SP6-321007/19/19896No College
52 Cordero, Jimmy RP6-422210/19/19911No College
1 Difo, Wilmer SS5-1120004/02/19924No College
62 Doolittle, Sean RP6-220409/26/19867No College
9 Dozier, Brian 2B5-1119805/15/19877No College
2 Eaton, Adam LF5-917612/06/19887No College
23 Fedde, Erick SP6-419502/25/19932No College
30 Glover, Koda RP6-521504/13/19933No College
10 Gomes, Yan C6-221507/19/19877No College
33 Grace, Matt RP6-421512/14/19884No College
58 Hellickson, Jeremy SP6-120304/08/19879No College
47 Kendrick, Howie 2B5-1122007/12/198313No College
27 Kieboom, Spencer C6-023203/16/19912No College
61 McGowin, Kyle SP6-319511/27/19911No College
60 Miller, Justin RP6-321506/13/19874No College
21 Rainey, Tanner RP6-223512/25/19921No College
65 Read, Raudy C6-022010/29/19931No College
6 Rendon, Anthony 3B6-120006/06/19906No College
16 Robles, Victor CF6-019005/19/19972No College
44 Rosenthal, Trevor RP6-021505/29/19906No College
41 Ross, Joe SP6-422005/21/19934No College
5 Sanchez, Adrian 3B6-021608/16/19902No College
19 Sanchez, Anibal SP6-020502/27/198413No College
31 Scherzer, Max SP6-321507/27/198411No College
29 Severino, Pedro C6-121907/20/19934No College
66 Solano, Jhonatan C5-921408/12/19853No College
36 Solis, Sammy SP6-525108/10/19884No College
22 Soto, Juan RF6-118510/25/19981No College
17 Stevenson, Andrew CF6-019206/01/19942No College
37 Strasburg, Stephen SP6-523507/20/19889No College
51 Suero, Wander RP6-421109/15/19911No College
28 Suzuki, Kurt C5-1121010/04/198312No College
3 Taylor, Michael CF6-421203/26/19915No College
7 Turner, Trea SS6-218506/30/19934No College
50 Voth, Austin SP6-220106/26/19921No College
53 Williams, Austen RP6-322012/19/19921No College
11 Zimmerman, Ryan 3B6-321509/28/198414No College