Ryan Zimmerman 1B WSH 3 days ago

Zimmerman went 4-for-4 with two home runs, three RBI and two runs Saturday against the Cardinals.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Zimmerman blasted a two-run bomb in the second inning and a solo shot in the seventh, and now has eight homers this season, ranking second in the team behind Bryce Harper. The first baseman, however, has only hit safely in four of the last 10 games, and he's hitting only .244 this year. His power still has value, but he clearly isn't what he used to be a few years ago.

Ryan Zimmerman 1B WSH 1 week ago

Zimmerman went 2-for-4 with a solo homer Tuesday against the Mets.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Despite the home run, Zimmerman's .418 slugging percentage is still a career low. The 31-year-old slugger isn't all he used to be, but he still holds value due in part to his placement in the lineup behind potential MVP candidates Bryce Harper and Daniel Murphy. If the veteran somehow managed to raise his game back to the level he exhibited in prior seasons, the heart of Washington's lineup would become downright unfair to opposing pitchers.

Ryan Zimmerman 1B WSH 2 weeks ago

Zimmerman is not in the lineup for Saturday's matchup with the Malrins.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Zimmerman will get a routine day off, and be replaced at first base by Clint Robinson. After a bit of a slump he has gone 5-for-15 with two home runs in his last five games. He will avoid a tough matchup with Jose Fernandez.

Ryan Zimmerman 1B WSH 2 weeks ago

Zimmerman went 1-for-4 with a solo homer in Friday's 4-1 victory over the Nationals.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The veteran first baseman continues to wake from his slumber in May, now having tallied four of his five homers on the season during the month. It was Zimmerman's second dinger in the last four games, and he's now reached safely in six straight. The resurgence at the plate has the 31-year-old's season line up to .236/.310/.407, after finishing April with .219/.301/.301 figures.

Ryan Zimmerman 1B WSH 2 weeks ago

Zimmerman went 2-for-4 with an inside-the-park solo shot, his fourth home run of the season, in Sunday's 5-1 loss to the Marlins.

Competitive Edge Analysis

He isn't exactly known for his wheels, but after swatting a Jose Fernandez curveball into the right-center field gap, Zimmerman was able to round the bases for a "Little League home run" after Giancarlo Stanton and Marcell Ozuna collided. Zimmerman's hitting a little better in May, slashing .255/.288/.509 in 55 at-bats with three of his four homers, but he's still not providing much incentive for other teams to pitch to Bryce Harper.

Ryan Zimmerman 1B WSH 2 weeks ago

Zimmerman is out of the lineup for Game 2 of Saturday's doubleheader against the Marlins, the Washington Post's Chelsea Janes reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

This is not much of a surprise, as the 31-year-old could use a breather after the going 0-for-3 with a walk and a RBI in the first game Saturday. Clint Robinson will get the start at first base and hit fifth in what will be a greatly depleted Nationals lineup with Bryce Harper choosing to serve his one-game suspension in the nightcap.

Ryan Zimmerman 1B WSH 3 weeks ago

Zimmerman homered twice and drove in three runs in a 2-for-5 game in Tuesday's loss to Detroit.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Zimmerman has been under fire as the man responsible to drive in runs with teams pitching around Bryce Harper, with the criticism ramping up after he stranded 14 runners in Sunday's loss to the Cubs. Zimmerman is still hitting just .235/.288/.383 after Tuesday's breakout performance, but the fact that he's still capable of big games like this one will at least force managers to think before throwing out the intentional walk to Harper in big situations in upcoming contests.

Ryan Zimmerman 1B WSH 3 weeks ago

Zimmerman went 1-for-7 with a double and an RBI in Sunday's 13-inning loss to the Cubs, stranding an incredible 14 base runners.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The Cubs refused to give Bryce Harper anything to hit, walking him six times and hitting him with a pitch in his seventh plate appearance, but Zimmerman failed to make them pay for it as he twice came up empty with the bases loaded. He's now hitting just .236/.293/.340 on the season, and manager Dusty Baker may have to consider removing Zimmerman from the cleanup spot if he doesn't heat up soon.

Ryan Zimmerman 1B WSH 4 weeks ago

Zimmerman got the start at DH in Wednesday's rout of the Royals, going 3-for-5 with a double, two runs scored and an RBI.

Competitive Edge Analysis

After closing out April with a whimper, Zimmerman has kicked of the month of May by recording three straight multi-hit performances, including four doubles. His power numbers are still lacking from a fantasy perspective, as he has just one home run and nine RBI on the season, but if he stays healthy it could just be a matter of time before Zimmerman starts sending balls over the fence.

Ryan Zimmerman 1B WSH 1 month ago

Zimmerman went 2-for-4 Monday with two doubles and an RBI in a 2-0 win over the Royals.

Competitive Edge Analysis

It's just his second multi-hit performance in his last 16 games, and Zimmerman's slash line has sagged to .234/.310/.338 on the season. Manager Dusty Baker continues to hit him in the cleanup spot behind Bryce Harper, but that could soon change if Zimmerman isn't able to pick up the pace.