Washington Nationals Projected 2019 Lineup and Roster


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Updated: December 26, 2018

The Nitty Gritty … 


2018 Finish: 82-80 (2nd in NL East)
2019 Projected Finish: 91-71 (1st in NL East)
2018 Team War: 39.5
2019 Team Projected War: 45.7
2018 Salary: $181,382,609
2019 Projected Salary: $190,000,000 (This could be much higher)
2019 Current Salary: $118,655,561
2019 Salary Remaining: ($39.3 Arbitration Expected) $32,044,439

Washington Nationals Projected Lineup

  1.  Trea Turner – SS – 4.4 WAR
  2. Adam Eaton – RF – 2.5 WAR
  3. Anthony Rendon – 3B – 5.4 WAR
  4. Juan Soto – LF – 4.5 WAR
  5. Ryan Zimmerman – 1B – 1.6 WAR
  6. Yan Gomes/Kurt Suzuki – C – 2.5 WAR total
  7. Victor Robles – CF – 2.2 WAR
  8. Howie Kendrick – 2B – 1.7 WAR

Notable Bench Options (with positive WAR):
Matt Adams – .7 WAR
Michael A. Taylor – .5 WAR
Wilmer Difo – .4 WAR
Carter Keiboom – .1 WAR

Washington Nationals Projected Rotation

  1. Max Scherzer – 5.8 WAR
  2. Patrick Corbin – 3.5 WAR
  3. Stephen Strasburg – 3.2 WAR
  4. Anibal Sanchez – 1.7 WAR
  5. Tanner Roark – 1.5 WAR
  6. Closer – Sean Doolittle – 1.2 WAR

 

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