The Nationals are not a good hitting team. They are near the bottom in most offensive categories. Where is the team having problems? Using wOBA as a standard of measure, I looked at production by position for the Nats compared to the rest of the National League.
As you can see below, The combo of Lombo and Espinosa were a significant drain on the team. Noe that Rendon is getting a shot there, a patch appears to be in place. Some other interesting things:
Desmond is exceeding normal SS production
Zimmerman and the Right Field of Harperr or Werth is league average
LaRoche is on his way back to league average
Span is below average in hitting, but his fielding makes up for it (not measured).
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