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Jayson Werth
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Team: WashingtonHt / Wt: 6-5 / 236 NFBC ADP: 367.50
Position: LFBorn: 5/20/1979 Birthplace: Springfield, Illinois
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: 1st Round by Orioles (1997)

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Oct. 14 10:27 PM PT11:27 PM MT12:27 AM CT1:27 AM ET1:27 ET5:27 GMT13:27 10:27 PM MST12:27 AM EST12:57 AM VEN9:27 UAE12:27 AM CT-Werth went 0 for 3 with two walks and three strikeouts in Thursday's Game 5 loss, putting a damper on a very good NLDS.
Analysis: Werth went 7 for 18 with a homer and three RBIs in the series. That's in stark contrast to his previous postseason - 1 for 17 in the 2014 NLDS loss to the Giants.
Oct. 11 6:01 PM PT7:01 PM MT8:01 PM CT9:01 PM ET21:01 ET1:01 GMT9:01 6:01 PM MST8:01 PM EST8:31 PM VEN5:01 UAE (+1)8:01 PM CT-Werth singled twice and was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded Tuesday as the Nationals lost 6-5 to the Dodgers, sending their NL Division Series back to Washington for a Game 5.
Analysis: He's hit safely in all four games of the series, going 7 for 15 with a homer, two doubles, three RBIs, two walks, a stolen base and four runs scored.
Oct. 10 5:31 PM PT6:31 PM MT7:31 PM CT8:31 PM ET20:31 ET0:31 GMT8:31 5:31 PM MST7:31 PM EST8:01 PM VEN4:31 UAE (+1)7:31 PM CT-Werth went 3 for 4 with a solo homer, double, two RBIs and two runs scored Monday as the Nationals beat the Dodgers 8-3 to take a 2-1 lead in their NL Division Series.
Analysis: He's 5 for 12 with two walks and four runs scored in the series.
Oct. 1 5:33 PM PT6:33 PM MT7:33 PM CT8:33 PM ET20:33 ET0:33 GMT8:33 5:33 PM MST7:33 PM EST8:03 PM VEN4:33 UAE (+1)7:33 PM CT-Werth was out of the lineup Saturday, a day after leaving the game because of a tight back that he said was not a serious injury.
Analysis: Manager Baker called the decision to hold out Werth on Saturday "more precaution than anything."
Sep. 24 8:24 PM PT9:24 PM MT10:24 PM CT11:24 PM ET23:24 ET3:24 GMT11:24 8:24 PM MST10:24 PM EST10:54 PM VEN7:24 UAE (+1)10:24 PM CT-Werth doubled, singled, scored twice and drove in a run Saturday as the Nationals clinched the NL East.
Analysis: Werth is batting .300 with six RBIs in seven games on Washington's current road trip. He's batting .286 on the road since the All-Star break, compared to .204 at home.
Sep. 16 8:57 PM PT9:57 PM MT10:57 PM CT11:57 PM ET23:57 ET3:57 GMT11:57 8:57 PM MST10:57 PM EST11:27 PM VEN7:57 UAE (+1)10:57 PM CT-Werth had three hits Friday.
Analysis: He was 2 for 23 in his previous six contests.
Sep. 12 7:49 PM PT8:49 PM MT9:49 PM CT10:49 PM ET22:49 ET2:49 GMT10:49 7:49 PM MST9:49 PM EST10:19 PM VEN6:49 UAE (+1)9:49 PM CT-Werth singled in Monday's win over the Mets.
Analysis: Werth is 1 for 12 in his last three games and is 2 for 14 lifetime against New York's Noah Syndergaard, Tuesday's scheduled starter.
Sep. 8 10:33 PM PT11:33 PM MT12:33 AM CT1:33 AM ET1:33 ET5:33 GMT13:33 10:33 PM MST12:33 AM EST1:03 AM VEN9:33 UAE12:33 AM CT-Werth went 2 for 5 with an RBI in Wednesday's win over Atlanta.
Analysis: The veteran continues to produce during the stretch run, as he's now batting .300 with four homers over his past 11 games and 7 for 18 in his last four.
Aug. 31 8:36 PM PT9:36 PM MT10:36 PM CT11:36 PM ET23:36 ET3:36 GMT11:36 8:36 PM MST10:36 PM EST11:06 PM VEN7:36 UAE (+1)10:36 PM CT-Werth concluded a strong August with his 20th home run Wednesday in a 2-1 win at Philadelphia.
Analysis: Werth only batted .255 in 24 games this month but matched a career high with eight homers and knocked in 16 runs.
Aug. 30 9:00 PM PT10:00 PM MT11:00 PM CT12:00 AM ET0:00 ET4:00 GMT12:00 9:00 PM MST11:00 PM EST11:30 PM VEN8:00 UAE11:00 PM CT-Werth helped the Nationals to a 4-0 victory Monday at Philadelphia with his third homer in four games.
Analysis: Seven of Werth's 19 homers have come in August, his most of any month this season, and he's produced five RBIs and five runs scored while hitting safely in four straight games.
Aug. 26 8:54 PM PT9:54 PM MT10:54 PM CT11:54 PM ET23:54 ET3:54 GMT11:54 8:54 PM MST10:54 PM EST11:24 PM VEN7:54 UAE (+1)10:54 PM CT-Werth had his second straight two-hit game Friday and homered for the second straight contest.
Analysis: He has five homers and 12 RBIs in his last 15 games.
Aug. 19 9:38 PM PT10:38 PM MT11:38 PM CT12:38 AM ET0:38 ET4:38 GMT12:38 9:38 PM MST11:38 PM EST12:08 AM VEN8:38 UAE11:38 PM CT-Werth went 2 for 4 with an RBI double Thursday to tie Rusty Staub on the Nationals-Expos franchise list for the longest streak of reaching base at 46 games.
Analysis: Werth has 43 hits and 32 walks during his string, which started June 20. He's scheduled to face Julio Teheran on Friday, and Werth has gone just 5 for 29 with two walks and 10 strikeouts in his career against the Braves' right-hander.
Aug. 17 10:56 PM PT11:56 PM MT12:56 AM CT1:56 AM ET1:56 ET5:56 GMT13:56 10:56 PM MST12:56 AM EST1:26 AM VEN9:56 UAE12:56 AM CT-Werth extended his on-base streak to a team-record 44 games in Tuesday's 6-2 loss at Colorado. He eclipsed the record held by teammate Ryan Zimmerman, who reached safely in 43 straight in 2009.
Analysis: Werth is only batting .263 during his run but has walked 31 times for a .384 OBP.
Aug. 16 10:32 PM PT11:32 PM MT12:32 AM CT1:32 AM ET1:32 ET5:32 GMT13:32 10:32 PM MST12:32 AM EST1:02 AM VEN9:32 UAE12:32 AM CT-Werth hit a two-run homer for one of his two hits Monday.
Analysis: Werth is 7 for 19 with three home runs and seven RBIs in his last five games.
Aug. 11 7:33 AM PT8:33 AM MT9:33 AM CT10:33 AM ET10:33 ET14:33 GMT22:33 7:33 AM MST9:33 AM EST10:03 AM VEN18:33 UAE9:33 AM CT-Werth extended his on-base streak to 40 games with a double and three-run homer in the Nationals' 7-4 win over the Indians on Wednesday.
Analysis: He has just 13 RBIs over his 40-game streak - which is three short of Ryan Zimmerman's Nationals record - but has 30 walks in that time. He has five homers, 12 doubles and 25 runs with a .386 OBP in his last 40 contests.
Aug. 3 10:03 PM PT11:03 PM MT12:03 AM CT1:03 AM ET1:03 ET5:03 GMT13:03 10:03 PM MST12:03 AM EST12:33 AM VEN9:03 UAE12:03 AM CT-Werth continued his offensive uptick with a season high-tying three hits, including his 13th homer, in Tuesday's 10-4 win at Arizona.
Analysis: Werth is 10 for 28 (.357) over his last seven games after a 6-for-26 stretch in the previous seven.
July 30 10:33 PM PT11:33 PM MT12:33 AM CT1:33 AM ET1:33 ET5:33 GMT13:33 10:33 PM MST12:33 AM EST1:03 AM VEN9:33 UAE12:33 AM CT-Werth went 2 for 3 with a double and an RBI in Friday's 4-1 win at San Francisco.
Analysis: Werth is hoping to get on track after he had been hitting .196 over his previous 16 games.
July 29 8:38 AM PT9:38 AM MT10:38 AM CT11:38 AM ET11:38 ET15:38 GMT23:38 8:38 AM MST10:38 AM EST11:08 AM VEN19:38 UAE10:38 AM CT-Werth singled in the fifth inning of Thursday's win over the Giants to extend his on-base streak to a career-high 31 games, the longest active streak in the majors.
Analysis: Werth, however, is batting just .236 with seven RBIs during the streak.
July 26 7:55 PM PT8:55 PM MT9:55 PM CT10:55 PM ET22:55 ET2:55 GMT10:55 7:55 PM MST9:55 PM EST10:25 PM VEN6:55 UAE (+1)9:55 PM CT-Werth doubled twice and drove in a run in Tuesday's loss to the Indians.
Analysis: Werth has a 1.059 OPS in his last six games, collecting two home runs and four doubles.
July 21 1:59 PM PT2:59 PM MT3:59 PM CT4:59 PM ET16:59 ET20:59 GMT4:59 1:59 PM MST3:59 PM EST4:29 PM VEN0:59 UAE (+1)3:59 PM CT-Originally listed in the starting lineup Thursday, Werth was a late scratch when manager Dusty Baker said he woke up at 3:30 a.m. and changed it to give the outfielder a rest.
Analysis: Werth had a pinch-hit double in the eighth to extend his on-base streak to 25 games.
July 20 7:25 PM PT8:25 PM MT9:25 PM CT10:25 PM ET22:25 ET2:25 GMT10:25 7:25 PM MST9:25 PM EST9:55 PM VEN6:25 UAE (+1)9:25 PM CT-Werth belted his 11th home run in Wednesday's 8-1 win over the Dodgers.
Analysis: Maybe the shot can get Werth going since he's batting .152 over his past nine games.
June 23 8:25 AM PT9:25 AM MT10:25 AM CT11:25 AM ET11:25 ET15:25 GMT23:25 8:25 AM MST10:25 AM EST10:55 AM VEN19:25 UAE10:25 AM CT-Werth stepped up with two more hits in Wednesday's 4-3 loss at Dodger Stadium.
Analysis: Werth has five multihit games in his last seven. He's also batting .342 with four home runs, five doubles and 17 RBIs in his last 20.
June 22 8:32 AM PT9:32 AM MT10:32 AM CT11:32 AM ET11:32 ET15:32 GMT23:32 8:32 AM MST10:32 AM EST11:02 AM VEN19:32 UAE10:32 AM CT-Werth continued his torrid stretch Tuesday, going 2 for 5 with a double in a 3-2 loss at Dodger Stadium.
Analysis: Werth has batted .373 with 10 RBIs over his last 13 games.
June 16 11:27 AM PT12:27 PM MT1:27 PM CT2:27 PM ET14:27 ET18:27 GMT2:27 11:27 AM MST1:27 PM EST1:57 PM VEN22:27 UAE1:27 PM CT-Werth had two hits and singled home the winning run with two outs in the 12th inning to give the Nationals a 5-4 victory over the Cubs on Wednesday.
Analysis: Werth has 17 RBIs in his last 14 games while posting a .443 OBP.
June 13 8:50 AM PT9:50 AM MT10:50 AM CT11:50 AM ET11:50 ET15:50 GMT23:50 8:50 AM MST10:50 AM EST11:20 AM VEN19:50 UAE10:50 AM CT-Werth went 2 for 3 with two RBIs in Sunday's 5-4 win over the Phillies.
Analysis: Werth is batting .350 with four home runs, three doubles and 15 RBIs over his last 11 games.
June 9 8:27 AM PT9:27 AM MT10:27 AM CT11:27 AM ET11:27 ET15:27 GMT23:27 8:27 AM MST10:27 AM EST10:57 AM VEN19:27 UAE10:27 AM CT-Werth went 3 for 5 with a homer, four RBIs and two runs in the Nationals' rout of the White Sox.
Analysis: Werth went deep for the fourth time in eight games after failing to homer in 19 straight. He's 10 for 31 (.323) in his last eight games to raise his average to a season-best .236.
May 1 12:37 PM PT1:37 PM MT2:37 PM CT3:37 PM ET15:37 ET19:37 GMT3:37 12:37 PM MST2:37 PM EST3:07 PM VEN23:37 UAE2:37 PM CT-Werth hit a first-inning homer and drove in four runs in a 6-1 victory against St. Louis on Saturday.
Analysis: Werth was batting .195 with three RBIs in his previous 12 games.
Feb. 21 1:51 PM PT2:51 PM MT3:51 PM CT4:51 PM ET16:51 ET21:51 GMT5:51 2:51 PM MST4:51 PM EST5:21 PM VEN1:51 UAE (+1)3:51 PM CT-Werth could be a risky fantasy play in 2016.
Analysis: New manager Dusty Baker says he has no idea where he wants Werth to hit. "I don't know where Werth's going to hit, and a lot of it depends on the health of the other guys," Baker said. "I've written out probably like about 12 lineups." Such confusion is harmful to your fantasy health.

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