You know you’ve been struggling when you go 4-for-4 at the dish and your average after the game is still a measly .244. But, Zimmerman had quite the evening on Saturday belting two homers off of Adam Wainwright. Zimmerman is seemingly the x-factor for the Nationals offense as he’s in a primary run producing role behind two guys who get on base over 40-percent of their at-bats (Harper and Murphy). Zimmerman is a factor in NL-only leagues and some deep formatted leagues as well. But if he begins to hit the way we've seen in years past, he could have some value in all formats.
Harper lifted his second homer in three games on Saturday for his 13th total on the year. Last year’s league MVP has yet to find it at the plate despite the fact he’s on pace for 42 home runs this season. He’s hit just .200 in the month of May but he has walked 31 times this month and kept his on-base percentage safely over .400. Harper is best player in the league and will figure it out much sooner than later.
Jaso continues to draw starts against right-handed pitchers and continues to rake. He’s only logged seven at-bats against lefties this season but came into tonight hitting .310 against righties. Jaso has been a pleasant surprise this season and is on pace to play the most he’s ever played in a single season. Jaso could be worth something in all NL-only leagues and even some deeper formats as well.
The former second basemen turned utility man got off to a rough start this season but has begun to turn it around in May. He’s hit .301 in the month with two home runs, nine RBI and three stolen bases. As long as Kendrick can stretch out this success throughout the remainder of the season, he’ll become a valuable asset to own in all fantasy formats. Especially when he becomes eligible at first, second, third and the outfield.