Latest Update Span homers twice in Nationals win Tue Sep, 02, 12:09 AM
Excels as a table-setter and scores lots of runs. Has gap power and the ability to stretch doubles into triples. Can cover the ground in center field.
Flaws: : Lacks power, so he is reduced to leadoff or bottom-of-the-order duties in the majors. Can be a little bit too injury-prone, especially with his legs.
Heading into Monday night's affair Span had two homers in 574 PA. He doubled that total, smashing two home runs in his first three at-bats against the Dodgers starter Roberto Hernandez. He's been the engine of the well-oiled Washington Nationals machine, and has been among the MLB's most productive hitters since the beginning of July. He should be started in all formats until he proves he doesn't belong. Analyst: Spencer Silva
The home run was Span's second of the season, but his real value this season has been in his batting average and career-high 27 stolen bases.Analyst: Steve Pimental
Span is now slashing .350/.369/.438 with six extra-base hits, two RBI, nine stolen bases and six steals over 80 August at-bats as he continues to be a solid contributor atop the Nationals lineup. Until he cools off, Span is a must-start in all fantasy formats, especially while he is racking up the stolen bases as he is now in the top 10 in the category in the National League. Analyst: Matthew Beck
Span has been a great asset to the Nationals atop the batting order in 2014, as he is now slashing .303/.355/.407 with one homer, 25 RBI, 71 runs scored and 25 stolen bases. Although he hasn't hit for much power, he has managed to long 40 extra-base hits on the year, which is rather impressive from a leadoff hitter. Analyst: Matthew Beck