Washington
Nationals
Stadium Nationals Park
0-0 Overall | NL EAST 1st
TEAM STATSAVGRHRERA
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Schedule
Preseason
Sun  3/1
@
Mets
L1-3
Mon  3/2
vs
Marlins
W3-2
Tue  3/3
vs
Orioles
W5-3
Thu  3/5
vs
Cardinals
L0-11
Fri  3/6
@
Marlins
L3-7
Regular season
Thu  3/26
@
Mets
POSTPONED
Sat  3/28
@
Mets
POSTPONED
Sun  3/29
@
Mets
POSTPONED
Mon  3/30
@
Marlins
POSTPONED
Tue  3/31
@
Marlins
POSTPONED
Team Outlook and Scouting Report

SEASON FORECASTS AND FUTURES PICKS

Their odds to win it all are 25/1, 3.8% (#7). Even with the juice, the Nationals are a good betting value. Their 6.2% chance to win the World Series (based on simulations) is #5 in the league. They are also a good bet to win the NL at 12/1, 7.7%. Their sim chance is 13.7%. They are projected to win 92 games and go over their pre-season futures line of 89. They are basically a lock to make the playoffs, but they do not have a great chance of winning their division (0%). Their average wins per simulation puts them at #3 in the NL.

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REGULAR SEASON RECAP AND UPCOMING GAMES

Based on money line odds their expected record at this point of the season is 74.6-60.4. At 77-58 they are in line with these expectations. If you bet on them to win every game you would be up +8 units. They are one of the best teams against the spread (77-58) for a +1017 profit. Their over-under record is 64-64 with 7 pushes. They are favored in their upcoming game vs the New York Mets. The table below shows their upcoming games, their simulation based win percentage and their recent head to head record (WL, ATS, OU).

TEAM STATISTICAL STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES

Their record should be slightly better. Their average run differential is +0.91 which ranks #2 in the NL, but their rank based on win percentage is #3. They are the #2 ranked team in run differential (based on all teams' road stats) and the #4 ranked team among home teams. Their average run differential in their past 12 games is +4.58 which ranks them #1 over this stretch, slightly better than overall.

TEAM STATS PER GAME (League Rank):

ALLOWED TO OPPOSING TEAMS (Lower # is Better):

TEAM FANTASY LEADERS

The table below show the most valuable fantasy players on the team led by Anthony Rendon who is projected to be the #1 third baseman the rest of the season. The Better Option column shows the player directly above him and the Better Than column shows the player directly below him in the projected position rankings.

Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateEXPCOLLEGE
13 Cabrera, Asdrubal 3B6-020511/13/198513No College
14 Castro, Starlin 2B6-223003/24/199010No College
46 Corbin, Patrick SP6-321007/19/19897No College
1 Difo, Wilmer SS5-1120004/02/19925No College
63 Doolittle, Sean RP6-220409/26/19868Virginia
2 Eaton, Adam RF5-917612/06/19888Miami (OH)
55 Elias, Roenis RP5-1119708/01/19886No College
10 Gomes, Yan C6-221507/19/19878No College
33 Harper, Ryne RP6-321503/27/19891No College
36 Harris, Will RP6-424908/28/19848LSU
44 Hudson, Daniel RP6-322503/09/198710No College
47 Kendrick, Howie 1B5-1122007/12/198314No College
8 Kieboom, Carter 3B6-220309/03/19971No College
21 Rainey, Tanner RP6-223512/25/19922No College
65 Read, Raudy C6-022010/29/19932No College
16 Robles, Victor CF6-019005/19/19973No College
41 Ross, Joe RP6-422005/21/19935No College
19 Sanchez, Anibal SP6-020502/27/198414No College
31 Scherzer, Max SP6-321507/27/198412Missouri
22 Soto, Juan LF6-118510/25/19982No College
37 Strasburg, Stephen SP6-523507/20/198810San Diego State
51 Suero, Wander RP6-421109/15/19912No College
28 Suzuki, Kurt C5-1121010/04/198313No College
3 Taylor, Michael CF6-421203/26/19916No College
9 Thames, Eric LF5-1121611/10/19865No College
7 Turner, Trea SS6-218506/30/19935NC State
50 Voth, Austin SP6-220106/26/19922Washington
53 Williams, Austen RP6-322012/19/19922No College
11 Zimmerman, Ryan 1B6-321509/28/198415Virginia