Tag Archives: Washington Nationals

Stat of the Week: Scherzer, Strasburg similarities

The career numbers for the two pitchers are nearly identical

How does Victor Robles have 15 Defensive Runs Saved?

By MARK SIMON Milwaukee Brewers center fielder Lorenzo Cain leads all players at the position with 18 Defensive Runs Saved. But the player who ranks second might surprise you. It’s not Kevin Kiermaier or Byron Buxton. It’s Victor Robles of the Washington Nationals. What has made Robles a standout is not just how he fares at […]

Why does Bryce Harper have -25 Defensive Runs Saved?

BY MARK SIMON After winning the Home Run Derby, Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper got his hitting back on track in the second half of the season. Since the All-Star Break, he’s hitting .304 with a 1.004 OPS in 55 games. With Harper hitting free agency for the first time this winter, this was significant, […]

Stat of the Week: Who were June’s top defensive players?

The race for Defensive Player of the Month was a tight battle and, in the end, a pair of players tied for the top spot in our voting. So let’s salute Washington Nationals shortstop Trea Turner and Kansas City Royals left fielder Alex Gordon as June’s top defenders. Turner is one of the most improved defensive players in baseball. He […]

Jeremy Hellickson’s start keyed by curveball

BY SPENCER HARRISON Before Jeremy Hellickson made his 2010 debut with the Tampa Bay Rays, he was considered one of MLB’s most promising pitching prospects. Through his first two full seasons he looked every bit the part, stringing together consecutive seasons of 2.95 ERA and 3.10 ERA pitching in 2011 and 2012, albeit with some […]