|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||490.00||29.00||.306||88.00||89.00||8.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Colorado||14||6||1|| .556|| .857|| .429|
|vs Flande (Career)||2||0||0||0||.333||0|
|vs LHP||84||32||3|| .464|| .548|| .381|
|07/22/2014||Zach Putnam, RP CHW|
Marcell Ozuna, CF MIA
|Jayson Werth, RF WAS|
|07/22/2014||Cody Asche, 3B PHI|
Johnny Cueto, SP CIN
|Jayson Werth, RF WAS|
Mat Latos, SP CIN
|07/22/2014||Denard Span, CF WAS|
Tim Hudson, SP SF
|Jayson Werth, RF WAS|
Aaron Harang, SP ATL
|Last 10 Games|
|Jayson Werth reaches 20 RBI in July |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(7/20/14) Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth sent Washington to a 5-4 win Sunday against the Brewers with a walk-off RBI double with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning. He finished 2 for 5 with two strikeouts.
Werth is having a strong month, as he has eight multi-hit games in 14 starts. He is batting .385 (20 for 52) with six home runs, nine doubles, 16 runs and 20 RBI in July.
|Another mechanical change working wonders for Jayson Werth |
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
(7/15/14) Around June 15 last year, Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth became a different player. After looking like he'd play out the last few years of his contract in relative obscurity, a victim of Father Time or Mother Nature or whatever living embodiment of a fundamental abstraction you credit for the aging process, he began performing at an MVP level, hitting .349 with 20 home runs and a 1.033 OPS over his final 93 games. He credited a mechanical change -- specifically, holding his hands higher.
We didn't see that version of Werth over the first three months of this season, which of course had everyone assuming regression again, but since the start of July -- a span of only 11 games -- he's batting .375 (15 for 40) with six home runs, or half of his season total.
And wouldn't you know a mechanical change is at the root of it all?
I made reference to it in a review of my rankings on the Fantasy Baseball Today blog, but according to The Washington Post, Werth's hot streak began about the time he decided to stand taller in the batter's box. It sounds like a small change to me, but if his mechanics are that persnickety -- and we have evidence that they are -- maybe it propels him another MVP-caliber finish.
|Jayson Werth plates four runs in win over Phillies |
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(7/13/14) Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth came up big at the dish Sunday against the Phillies in Philadelphia.
Werth belted a three-run home run off Kyle Kendrick in the opening frame and singled in a run in the ninth inning. He finished 2 for 3 with a walk, two runs scored and four RBI in a 10-3 victory. He enters the All-Star break with a .278/.366/.441 slash line with 12 homers and 54 RBI in 345 at-bats.
|Jayson Werth clubs 10th home run Thursday |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(7/10/14) Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth clubbed his 10th home run Thursday against the Orioles.
Werth only had one hit during the game, but made it count. Werth led off the top of the sixth inning against Wei-Yin Chen. Werth worked a three-pitch at-bat, homering on a 77 mph curveball. Werth finished 1 for 5, with one run scored and one RBI.
|Jayson Werth reaches three times, homers in win |
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(7/10/14) Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth put together a big performance Wednesday, in a 6-2 win over the Orioles.
Werth reached base three times in the win, the third time he has done so in his last five games. He went 2 for 3 with a walk, and both of his hits went for extra bases. Werth drove in one run in the first inning with a double, and added a solo home run in the seventh, finishing with two runs and two RBI.
Werth has raised his batting average nearly 15 points over the last seven games, and is now hitting .279/.364/.421 in 330 at-bats overall.
|Jayson Werth made quite the impact for Fantasy owners in 2013, despite battling durability issues for a second straight season and appearing in just 129 games. Once Werth got past some early season hamstring problems, there was no slowing him down. After batting .244 with five home runs and 14 RBI in his first 36 games, Werth went on a tear from mid-June through the end of the season, batting .349 with a .437 on-base percentage, .596 slugging percentage and 1.033 OPS in his final 93 games. Werth had 20 home runs, 21 doubles, 64 runs and 68 RBI, while also having as nearly as many walks (51) as strikeouts (69) in that span. Werth ranked in the top five in the NL in OPS (.931), slugging percentage (.532) and on-base percentage (.398). It was by far his best season since signing a seven-year, $126 million deal with the Nationals before the 2011 season, and Werth credited his success to holding his hands higher on the bat. Fantasy owners will hope Werth can have a repeat performance in 2014, but it's hard to overlook his recent durability issues and the fact he isn't getting any younger. Werth is worth an early-to-mid-round selection, but he falls into the category of high-risk, high-reward player.
(Updated 1/10/14) |
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|7/22/14||@ COL||8:40 pm||Yohan Flande|
|7/23/14||@ COL||3:10 pm||Jorge De La Rosa|
|7/25/14||@ CIN||7:10 pm||Alfredo Simon|
|7/26/14||@ CIN||4:05 pm||Johnny Cueto|
|7/27/14||@ CIN||1:10 pm||Mat Latos|
|7/28/14||@ MIA||7:10 pm||Nathan Eovaldi|
|7/29/14||@ MIA||7:10 pm||Henderson Alvarez|