Latest Update Ryan Zimmerman said his health is good Sat Dec, 13, 10:41 AM
He's blessed with a rare mix of size, athleticism, power and baseball instincts. Is an elite fielder at third base (when healthy) and excellent batter at the plate. Consistent, he hits for average and power. Can also walk.
Flaws: : Lacks the speed to steal a lot of bases at the big-league level (although he's a solid base-runner). Also strikes out a little too much and is prone to a few prolonged slumps. Also, his shoulder has become an issue over time.
A shoulder injury wiped out nearly all of Zimmerman's season last year and injuries in general have been a problem for him. While he's got the talent, there's just so much risk a fantasy owner can take. If the Nationals ever move him of third and over to first base, he stands a better chance of staying healthy and would increase in value. As it stands right now though, he's a risky proposition at third.Analyst: Howard Bender
Since they lost LaRoche, it makes sense to move Zimmerman to first base. He will have a lesser chance of getting injured, which have derailed him in recent seasons. The move to first base will help Zimmerman's fantasy value as he seems to be less of an injury risk.Analyst: Colby Conway
Ryan Zimmerman is not 100 percent and he would be a liability in the field. He may not be in the starting lineup but don't be surprised if you see him pinch hit later in the game in an important situation.Analyst: Drew Phelps
This development would spell the end of Adam Laroche in Washington. Laroche had a fine year in 2014 hitting .259 with 73 runs, 26 home runs and 96 RBI. Zimmerman was limited to just 61 games this season but is signed through 2019 and first base would be the logical position for Zimmerman to move to if Laroche was to sign elsewhere. Analyst: Jonathan Impemba