Latest Update Jayson Werth (ankle) is in the Nationals starting lineup on Wednesday. Wed Jul, 30, 10:22 AM
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 was out of the lineup Tuesday due to a sore ankle, but did manage to make a pinch-hitting appearance. That was enough of a sign that he's ready to get back into the action, so he'll return to right field and bat third on Wednesday.Analyst: Howard Bender
Werth sprained his ankle during Monday's game, but said it was nothing serious. The fact he can pitch hit and will likely return to the lineup on Wednesday means the injury is nothing serious. When healthy, he's a must start in all fantasy leagues.Analyst: Mark Kaplan
Werth left Monday's game with a sprained ankle and while he wanted to play Tuesday, manager Matt Williams is playing is smart and sitting him. Consider him day-to-day and expect an update on his condition from the team soon. Nate McLouth is in right field Tuesday.Analyst: Howard Bender
The Nationals were handed an ugly loss Monday, blowing a four run lead in the bottom of the ninth. Werth had a great night before exiting, going 2 for 3 with a walk, a RBI and a run. He's been one of baseball's hottest hitters for a month now. Consider him day-to-day with the ankle issue. Analyst: Spencer Silva