Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Checking In

Its time to check in with last years Nats and how they are doing in their new homes.

Adam Dunn -
.145 AVG (8 for 55). .579 OPS. 2 HR. 8 RBI. 10 BB. 24 K.

Dunn has not recovered from his appendectomy it seems. 24 K in just 55 ABs is nearly 10% worse than his career K%.

Wil Nieves -
.227 AVG (5 for 22). .638 OPS. 2 2B. 0 HR. 0 RBI. 3 BB. 8 K.

Pretty standard Nieves performance here.

Adam Kennedy -
.300 AVG (15 for 50). .821 OPS. 2 HR. 5 RBI. 2 BB. 8 K.

Kennedy has shaken off his off-season DUI to put up some productive numbers in the 3 and 4 hole for the Mariners. Yes, that's not a typo. Adam Kennedy has been hitting clean-up.

Josh Willingham -
.240 AVG (18 for 75). .733 OPS. 3 HR. 13 RBI. 8 BB. 27 K.

Willingham currently leads the AL in strikeouts. Be honest, if I told you that one of last years Nats lead the league in strikeouts your first choice would be the Hammer, right? No?

Willie Harris -
.245 AVG (13 for 53). .718 OPS. 1 HR. 7 RBI. 6 BB. 16 K.

Had a flash-in-the-pan moment to start the season, has turned into a pumpkin since.

Nyjer Morgan -
.455 AVG (10 for 22). 1.237 OPS. 2 3B. 2 RBI. 1 SB. 2 BB. 6 K. 1 DL stint for running into a catcher.

Wow! He is great!!! He is just doing so well, he looks just like that guy that came to the Nats in 2009... Why did we ever get rid of him??? *sarcasm*

Alberto Gonzalez -
.217 AVG (5 for 23). .644 OPS. 0 HR. 3 RBI. 3 BB. 3 K.

The AG is out-slugging Adam Dunn. Man, I love small sample sizes.

Joel Peralta -
10 Games. 9.1 IP. 2.89 ERA. 1.07 WHIP. 3 BB. 9 K.

Peralta has finished 3 games for the Rays, who have retooled their bullpen.

Miguel Batista -
7 Games. 7.2 IP. 1.17 ERA. 1.57 WHIP. 6 BB. 5 K.

Amazing that his ERA is so low with a WHIP so high...

It's fun to look back and see how crazy the stats are at the beginning of the year - especially while checking back with some of our favorite (and not so favorite) 2010 Nationals.

Do you have fond/sour memories of these guys? Post them in the comments!


  1. Just an interesting thought -- I believe Dunn made some comments about going to a team that had a chance for the post- season.... AG wanted to go where he would be an everyday player.........Nyger went to a "baseball town"....how about a big "NOT" on those. Can you go a little farther back -- is Guzzie playing anywhere? What ever happened to Nick Johnson - Bellie is in the minors (!) Hanrahan seems to have found himself....I'm still ok with Burnett, though.

  2. Thanks for the update, it is always fun to see how former players are performing. It will be interesting to see when there is a larger sample. Great work!

  3. When I was a kid growing up in Illinois, we used to joke that the Cubs were "The Greatest Team that Ever Wasn't" because they let so many great players get away and contribute to other teams. At least the Nats don't have that problem. Their former players stink as bad as those currently on the roster.