- C- Pudge Rodriguez- 7
- 1B- Adam Laroche- 7
- 2B- Danny Espinosa- 7
- SS- Ian Desmond- 7
- 3B- Ryan Zimmerman- 8.75
Pudge Rodriguez (39) 398 AB .294 BA 32 R 4 HR 49 RBI 2 SB
- Even at his age, Pudge still gets it done behind the plate.
- As for his batting, he likes to take the ball the other way at this point of his career.
Adam Laroche (31) 560 AB .261 BA 75 R 25 HR 100 RBI 0 SB
- Laroche is consistent and one of the more unheralded players in baseball, but he’s got to replace Adam Dunn. He’s going to give you about 25 home runs and 85 RBI’s a season.
- Laroche has a smooth swing and can drive the ball to all parts of the field.
Danny Espinosa (24) 103 AB .214 BA 16 R 6 HR 15 RBI 0 SB
- Espinosa showed some pop during his late-season call-up, but he strikes out too much for my liking. Even in the minors, he struck out 116 times while walking 41 times.
- Patience must be shown with Espinosa, but the Nationals are in the position to allow him to develop.
Ian Desmond (25) 525 AB .269 BA 59 R 10 HR 65 RBI 17 SB
- Desmond committed 34 errors last season, but he showed potential defensively. He has excellent range to either side and a strong arm.
- As a hitter, Desmond is aggressive, but he loves the fastball middle-in.
Ryan Zimmerman (26) 525 AB .307 BA 85 R 25 HR 85 RBI 4 SB
- Zimmerman is a terrific all-around player and he’s still just 26; the best years are still ahead of him.
The two-time Silver Slugger award winner is superb defensively, arguably the best defensive third baseman in the league. He has great reaction time and range.