You may think I am joking, but it is an actual question. A look at the position by position ranking of the Nationals this year compared to the rest of baseball is a scary proposition. These are the numbers of a last place team. Below is any up ranking by position according to WAR.
Some of the numbers that jump out:
Every position is below average except for Desmond’s performance at SS
Over half of the position players are bottom third in baseball
The first base position of LaRoche and Moore is the worst in baseball
Pitching is ranked seven overall and over the last 30 day has the best ERA
The bullpen is exactly average.
If it were not for great pitching and an exceptional shortstop, this team would be dreadful.
- Nats Stats (WAR) Week 4 (halfstreetheartattack.com)
- The best snark over the Nats lineup against Kershaw (halfstreetheartattack.com)
- The Nats Pitching: Best in baseball over the last month (halfstreetheartattack.com)
- The Nationals Have a Low BABIP (halfstreetheartattack.com)