Latest Update Next year, Jayson Werth will play LF, while Bryce Harper will play RF Wed Dec, 10, 10:37 PM
Crushes first-pitch fastballs and is a good low-ball hitter. A great athlete with a big frame, he has power, patience at the plate and some speed. Knows how to take a walk. Is a grinder who can play all three outfield positions.
Flaws: : His all-out style can lead to injuries, which was especially the case in the past. He's streaky, and will pile up strikeouts when he's not in a zone at the plate. Doesn't make the most of his athleticism on the base-paths.
Werth defense in right field apparently was a concern and feel that Harper's cannon of an arm is better suited for right field.Analyst: Jonathan Impemba
What a total idiot and it makes you wish MLB had a personal conduct policy so that he would be suspended for actual game time as well. Werth was convicted of reckless driving after he was stopped for driving 105 mph on the Beltway in D.C. Total bonehead move. Hope he doesn't drop the soap.Analyst: Howard Bender
Werth was the only Nationals regular to play in the second game, with Ryan Zimmerman manning left-field in the opener. It will be interesting to see how the Nationals shuffle their lineup in the post-season now that Werth, Zimmerman, Span and Harper are all healthy. It seems likely that either Bryce Harper or Denard Span will sit against lefties, although Harper has demonstrated a reverse platoon split in 2014.Analyst: Spencer Silva
Just like Thursday's doubleheader, the Nationals will have their regular starters playing just one of the games. Werth is on the bench for the first game while Bryce Harper fills in for him in right field.Analyst: Howard Bender