The 5 Best Players of The Washington Nationals Are Having a Great Season
Coming off their second-best season in franchise history, the Washington Nationals are returning for another successful season. Here is a list of the 5 most important players for Washington Nationals in 2014. The criteria for entry to this list include leadership, individual ability, individual improvement and the player potential for improvement. Watch your favorite player live with cheap Washington Nationals tickets.
1. Tyler Moore
2014 will be Tyler Moore’s third season with the Nationals as an asset player for the team. He is the former sixteenth round pick experienced career lows across the board in the major plate statistics in the last season. He struck out 59 times in 168 plate appearances as he batted .222
Tyler Moore will enter his third season with the Nationals as a solid utility player but likely as nothing more. His potential was noticed in 2012 and from then, he has proven to be a reliable player.
2. Jonathan Solana
In 2012, Jhonatan Solano was one of the young catchers who staged an amazing performance. He registered a .315 batting in 37 plate appearance. However, the arrival of Kurt Suzuki in 2013 did not bode nice for the Solano.
Behind Suzuki and Ramos, Solano staged an amazing performance by hitting safely seven times in 50 plate appearance. With the departure of Suzuki, Solano will the role of Ramos’ backup, which will make sure that Solano has more plate appearance than ever.
3. Zach Walters
Zach Walters presence will provide the Nationals with his amazing performance. In 2013, he batted .253 with 30 runs. He is young and athletic and capable of hitting for power as he has good defense.
4. Ross Ohlendorf
There are high chances that Ross Ohlendorf will fill the role of being a long reliever for the Nationals in 2014. The 31-year old right –handed pitcher seems to have more long-inning experience as compared to the other players. However, the team has other potential players such as Ross Detwiler, Tanner Roark and Craig Stammen who may occupy the same role.
5. Drew Storen
Drew Storen has a very interesting journey for the last three years. In 2011, he made 43-save that paved way to a 2012 season in which he also proved his potential. The 2012 Washington’s playoffs elimination was as an outcome of Storen injury. During the 2013 season, Storen performance was the worst in his career as he recorded a 4.52 ERA on 65 hits allowing 31 runs. However, due to his potential and past performance he is expected to stage a stunning performance in the 2014 season.
Those are some of the best players expected to stage an amazing performance for the Washington Nationals in the 2014 season. However, new stars may join the list.