There may not be any team in the majors happier to be done with April than the Washington Nationals. With such high expectations entering the season, the 13-14 record they produced in 2013's opening month is both unexpected and disappointing.
That rests solely on the players, as Davey Johnson has done everything possible to put the best product on the field at all times. There are a few players have standout campaigns early on, but many players who were expected to be important players have struggled.
Now that April is in the books, the Nationals should expect their biggest producers to get back on track. Veterans don't often struggle for extended periods of time. With this in mind, Nationals fans shouldn't worry about the fact that they are 4.5 games out of first place in the National League East.
Improvement from key stars will result in higher individual grades, but for now, many players on the Nationals have earned low grades for the month of April.
*Note: Because of Jhonatan Solano's and Anthony Rendon's short stints with the club (or Rendon's inevitably short stint, rather), they have been left off the slideshow. Both would have received "incompletes."