Nationals? More Like the Washington Fats
The Washington Nationals' problems offensively can be shown no better than this. It is sad when a vast number of your key and role players have a lower batting average than they do official weight.
237 pounds - .223
Wily Mo Pena
268 pounds - .219
238 pounds - .208
Paul Lo Duca
213 pounds - .200
214 pounds - .197
254 pounds - .179
Two players are closing in on this dubious stat as well:
228 pounds - .240
186 pounds - .196
This is not including 300-pound Dmitri Young who has only two at-bats.
As of May 11, the Nationals' average weight for position players was 230 and the team batting average was .237. When your team cant even carry its own weight while batting, there are serious problems that aren't just with the pitching staff.
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