José Lobatón
C WSH
1 day ago

Lobaton is 10-for-68 with two home runs and two RBI this season for Washington.

EDGE Analysis

Now in his fourth season with the Nationals, the 32-year-old veteran is having a poor year at the plate, even by his standards. The .147 batting average is on pace to be his career worst over the course of a full season. His strength remains on the defensive side of the game, which is great for Manager Dusty Baker but doesn't do much to help fantasy owners.

José Lobatón
C WSH
4 weeks ago

Lobaton has seven hits in 50 at-bats so far this season.

EDGE Analysis

The 32-year-old's core value remains as a defensive specialist, and he has yet to be utilized as a pinch hitter or appear in back-to-back games this year. Lobaton's career .221/.296/.326 slash line doesn't inspire confidence for a major turnaround in his current role behind Matt Wieters. The Nationals' backup catcher has one home run and one RBI in 14 games this season.

José Lobatón
C WSH
2 months ago

Lobaton is in the Nationals' Thursday lineup behind the plate and batting eighth, Dan Kolko of MASN Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

He's spelling Matt Wieters with Max Scherzer on the mound. Lobaton has occasional NL-only fantasy value but hardly plays or does enough at the dish to justify using in most two-catcher mixed leagues.

José Lobatón
C WSH
2 months ago

Lobaton went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in Friday's extra-inning win over the Mets.

EDGE Analysis

He made his first hit of the season count, driving a Matt Harvey fastball over the fence in center field in the fifth inning. Lobaton will continue to get the occasional start when Matt Wieters needs a rest, but the 32-year-old doesn't see enough action or offer enough upside to be useful even in deep two-catcher leagues.

José Lobatón
C WSH
3 months ago

Lobaton (forearm) will catch and bat eighth in the lineup for Monday's Grapefruit League game against the Yankees, Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

As expected, Labaton is back behind the dish Monday following a week-long absence due to the forearm injury. With the Nationals having recently released Derek Norris, Lobaton looks set to open the season as the backup to No. 1 catcher Matt Wieters.

José Lobatón
C WSH
3 months ago

Lobaton (forearm) is set to play in a minor league game today and will return to Grapefruit League action Monday, Mark Zuckerman of MASN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Lobaton has missed the past week with a forearm issue similar to the one that caused his troubles during the 2016 season. It appears that he's progressing well, as he is expected to return to the Nationals tomorrow.

José Lobatón
C WSH
7 months ago

Lobaton signed a one-year deal with the Nationals to avoid arbitration, Mark Zuckerman of MASN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Lobaton will compete with Pedro Severino for the Nationals' top catching spot barring another player being acquired or Wilson Ramos being re-signed. The 32-year-old quietly posted his best season in Washington behind Ramos' MVP campaign in 2016, slashing .232/.319/.374 in 114 plate appearances.

José Lobatón
C WSH
8 months ago

Lobaton is not in the lineup Tuesday for Game 4 of the Nationals' NLDS matchup with the Dodgers.

EDGE Analysis

Lobaton started Games 2 and 3 and went 2-for-7 with a three-run home run, but he will open on the bench Tuesday with Pedro Severino getting the nod behind the plate.

José Lobatón
C WSH
8 months ago

Lobaton went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run in Sunday's win over the Dodgers, evening the NLDS at 1-1.

EDGE Analysis

The fourth-inning shot proved to be all the offense the Nats would need in a 5-2 victory. Lobaton's playoff track record is a short but impressive one, as he now has two home runs in 11 at-bats, and the switch-hitter, and the switch-hitter could find himself right back in the lineup Monday for Game 3 with the Dodgers set to send Kenta Maeda to the mound.

José Lobatón
C WSH
9 months ago

Lobaton is not in the lineup for Game 1 of the NLDS against the Dodgers, Chase Hughes of CSN Mid-Atlantic reports.

EDGE Analysis

Lobaton has been a bit beaten up all season, and given Pedro Severino's success against left-handers at the end of the season, manager Dusty Baker decided to give the rookie the start for Game 1. Lobaton and Severino could both see time behind the dish during the NLDS, although it's unclear exactly how Baker plans to distribute the innings between them.