Washington Nationals
2014 Avg.
.281
 
Career Avg.
.274
Name  Jayson Werth
Born  5/20/1979
Height  6-5
Weight  220
Number  28
Position  RF
Bats  R
Throws  R
Hot7/18/2014 11:44:00 AM
Description: Nationals right fielder Jayson Werth is a career .333 hitter with three home runs versus Milwaukee starter Kyle Lohse.
Insight: Werth was hot just before the All-Star break, batting .387 over the previous two weeks. Hopefully the days off didn't cool him down.
 
Hot7/13/2014 5:05:00 PM
Description: Nationals right fielder Jayson Werth has batted .375 with six doubles, six homers and 19 RBI in 11 games this month.
Insight: Werth batted just .259 with 10 extra-base hits (2 HR) over 51 games from May 2 to June 30, but he's turned it on in July much like he did in 2013.
 
Hot7/9/2014 10:11:00 PM
Description: Nationals right fielder Jayson Werth homered for the third time this month Wednesday against the Orioles.
Insight: Werth also had a double and a walk Wednesday and is hitting .440 with nine extra-base hits over 25 at-bats in July. He batted just .259 with 10 extra-base hits (2 HR) over 51 games from May 2 to June 30.
 
7/8/2014 10:13:00 AM
Description: Nationals right fielder Jayson Werth has struck out in half his 14 at-bats versus Baltimore right-hander Bud Norris.
Insight: Werth has hit just .143 against Norris. The right fielder's offensive game hasn't matched last year (.318, 25 HR, 49 extra base hits, .931 OPS). He's hitting for a lower average and less power. This matchup should be avoided.
 
Hot7/4/2014 8:52:00 PM
Description: Nationals right fielder Jayson Werth continued his hot start to the month with a double, a homer and a walk Friday against the Cubs.
Insight: Werth hit just .212 with one home run and a .590 OPS in June, but he's gone 6-for-10 with three doubles, two homers, six RBI and three walks in the first three games of July.
 
7/2/2014 10:18:00 PM
Description: Nationals right fielder Jayson Werth has gone 4-for-7 with two doubles, a homer, two walks, five RBI and three runs in his first two games of July.
Insight: Werth hit just .212 with one home run and a .590 OPS in June and is hitting .272 with seven homers, 40 RBI, 46 runs and a .748 OPS this year. Werth hit .318 with 25 home runs last season but his line-drive rate and HR/FB have both declined by a significant margin.
 
7/1/2014 10:36:00 PM
Description: Nationals right fielder Jayson Werth is hitting just .269 with six homers, 38 RBI and a .735 OPS, even after Tuesday's big game.
Insight: Werth went 2-for-3 with two doubles, two walks, two runs and three RBI Tuesday against the Rockies. He had a 26 percent line-drive rate and an 18 percent HR/FB last year, but he's regressed to 18.4 percent and 5.8 percent, respectively, in 2014.
 
6/28/2014 11:08:00 AM
Description: Nationals right fielder Jayson Werth is not in the lineup for the first game of the doubleheader on Saturday.
Insight: No injury, just giving the 35-year-old the afternoon off and he's likely to be in the nightcap lineup. He's been a bit disappointing this season batting .268 with six homers, 34 RBI and five steals.
 
6/26/2014 4:30:00 PM
Description: Nationals right fielder Jayson Werth is back in the lineup after getting Wednesday night off.
Insight: Werth hasn't done anything exciting this season, but he's still batting .271 with six homers, 34 RBI, 42 runs scored and five steals. We're just used to a batting average over .300 and 20-plus home runs and he's not producing at that level.
 
6/12/2014 11:30:00 AM
Description: Nationals right fielder Jayson Werth is a career .385 hitter with three homers and 11 RBI against Giants veteran right-hander Tim Hudson..
Insight: It doesn't hurt that the wind will be blowing out to center at about 15-20 mph. Werth (.296, 6 HR, 31 RBI) is on a modest six-game hitting streak including a home run on Wednesday night.
 
6/8/2014 7:33:00 PM
Description: Nationals right fielder Jayson Werth recorded three hits in Sunday's win against the Padres.
Insight: All three hits were singles. Werth (.290, 5 HR, 25 RBI) has been a perfectly fine fantasy option, though we were expecting a little more power (.403 slugging percentage in 231 at bats).
 
6/6/2014 6:39:00 PM
Description: Washington right fielder Jayson Werth won't start Friday against the Padres.
Insight: Werth has played every game this season, providing five homers and 25 RBI in 221 at bats. Nate McLouth (.180, 1 HR, 3 RBI) will be given the start in right field on Friday.
 
6/4/2014 10:52:00 AM
Description: Nats right fielder Jayson Werth doesn't enjoy facing Phillies right-hander A.J.Burnett.
Insight: Werth's .125 average against Burnett should give fantasy owners reason to look for an alternative. Though his seven-game hitting streak may be appealing to some, the right choice is to bench Werth on Wednesday and look for a better matchup.
 
Hot5/19/2014 10:26:00 AM
Description: Washington right fielder Jayson Werth is a career .412 hitter (7-for-17) with a 1.123 OPS versus Reds starter Mike Leake.
Insight: Werth is batting .350 over the past two weeks to push his average up to .296. Although he's never gotten close to the 36 homers he hit in 2009 in Philadelphia, he should be a solid 20-25 guy every season with a batting average around .300.
 
Hot5/17/2014 9:59:00 AM
Description: Hot-hitting Washington right fielder Jayson Werth is batting .350 over the past two weeks and has a favorable matchup against Bartolo Colon on Saturday.
Insight: Werth has hit in all five games this week and is batting 1.000 agains Colon in his career. Ok, he's only faced him three times, but he's a good fastball hitter versus a pitcher who throws 87 percent fastballs.
 
5/14/2014 6:34:00 PM
Description: Washington right fielder Jayson Werth hit his first home run of May Wednesday at Arizona.
Insight: Werth has hit .341 in May, but he's mostly been a singles hitter (two extra-base hits in 44 at-bats). He's batting .304 with five homers, 18 RBI and 21 runs this season.
 
Hot5/3/2014 11:41:00 AM
Description: Nats right fielder Jayson Werth hasn't had much luck in his career against Phillies starter A.J. Burnett.
Insight: Werth (.306, 4 HR, 16 RBI) enters today's action in the midst of a nine-game hitting streak but he's just 2-for-13 against Burnett with six punchouts. It's understandable if you want to ride the hot hand. Just don't say we didn't warn you.
 
4/12/2014 7:14:00 PM
Description: Washington right fielder Jayson Werth missed Saturday's game because of a tight groin. SOURCE: Mark Zuckerman, Comcast Sportsnet Mid-Atlantic
Insight: Hopefully you got him out of your lineup in time. Werth has delivered seven RBI during his five-game hitting streak. Consider him questionable for tomorrow afternoon's series finale.
 
Hot4/10/2014 8:40:00 PM
Description: Nationals right fielder Jayson Werth went yard for the second straight game Thursday.
Insight: Werth hit .349 with 20 homers and a 1.033 OPS over his last 93 games last season and he's picked up where he left off. In nine games, Werth is 12-for-32 (.375) with two homers, eight RBI, eight runs and two steals.
 
Hot4/9/2014 11:04:00 PM
Description: Nationals right fielder Jayson Werth crushed a go-ahead grand slam in the bottom of the eighth Wednesday against the Marlins.
Insight: It was his first homer of 2014 and the fourth grand slam of his career (first with Washington). Werth hit .349 with 20 homers, 68 RBI, 64 runs and a 1.033 OPS in his last 93 games last season and has hit over .300 two years in a row. He's off to a .345 start this season.