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Jayson Werth

37-Year-Old Outfielder – Washington Nationals

2016 Stats

AVG

.252

HR

18

RBI

58

R

70

SB

4

2016 Preseason Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

The 36-year-old outfielder once again struggled with injuries, and Werth was very ineffective in the 88 games he did manage to play, posting career-worst numbers in all three slash categories. Shoulde...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 5"   WT: 236   DOB: 5/20/1979   BORN: Springfield, IL   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Jayson Werth Contract Information:

Agreed to a seven-year, $126 million deal in Dec. 2010.

August 25, 2016  –  Jayson Werth News

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Werth went 2-for-4 with a solo homer and scored twice in Thursday's game against the Orioles.

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Jayson Werth Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2004 25 AAA LAS 14 60 51 13 21 8 2 1 5 20 2 0 8 10 0 0 1 .412 .500 .784 1.284
2005 26 AAA LAS 15 64 49 9 18 3 0 0 3 10 4 1 13 17 0 0 2 .367 .516 .551 1.067
2005 26 MAJ LAD 102 395 337 46 79 31 22 2 7 43 11 2 48 114 1 3 6 .234 .338 .374 .711
2007 28 A CLE 4 15 13 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 .077 .200 .077 .277
2007 28 MAJ PHI 94 304 255 43 76 22 11 3 8 49 7 1 44 73 2 1 2 .298 .404 .459 .863
2008 29 A CLE 2 7 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 .167 .375 .167 .542
2008 29 MAJ PHI 134 482 418 73 114 43 16 3 24 67 20 1 57 119 0 3 4 .273 .363 .498 .861
2009 30 MAJ PHI 159 676 571 98 153 63 26 1 36 99 20 3 91 156 0 6 8 .268 .373 .506 .879
2010 31 MAJ PHI 156 652 554 106 164 75 46 2 27 85 13 3 82 147 0 9 7 .296 .388 .532 .921
2011 32 MAJ WAS 150 649 561 69 130 47 26 1 20 58 19 3 74 160 0 4 10 .232 .330 .389 .719
2012 33 A POT 2 8 6 2 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 .500 .625 .667 1.292
2012 33 AAA SYR 7 27 21 4 5 2 2 0 0 4 0 0 6 5 0 0 0 .238 .407 .333 .740
2012 33 MAJ WAS 81 344 300 42 90 29 21 3 5 31 8 2 42 57 0 1 1 .300 .387 .440 .827
2013 34 A POT 6 20 18 6 10 3 1 0 2 8 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 .556 .600 .944 1.544
2013 34 MAJ WAS 129 532 462 84 147 49 24 0 25 82 10 1 60 101 0 5 5 .318 .398 .532 .930
2014 35 MAJ WAS 147 629 534 85 156 54 37 1 16 82 9 1 83 113 0 3 9 .292 .394 .455 .849
2015 36 A POT 6 17 13 1 3 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 4 3 0 0 0 .231 .412 .462 .874
2015 36 AAA SYR 6 26 23 2 9 2 2 0 0 5 1 0 1 2 0 1 1 .391 .423 .478 .901
2015 36 MAJ WAS 88 378 331 51 73 29 16 1 12 42 0 1 38 84 0 6 3 .221 .302 .384 .686
2016 37 MAJ WAS 115 486 416 70 105 44 26 0 18 58 4 1 61 112 0 6 3 .252 .348 .445 .793
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3-Year Averages     121 511 442 73 125 42 25 0 17 68 6 1 60 99 0 4 5 .283 .372 .455 .827
Career  (View All)     1485 5,957 5,123 834 1,385 525 288 21 216 759 127 20 719 1,354 4 49 62 .270 .364 .461 .825

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Jayson Werth Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Games To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Aug. 26 Col 5 2 2 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .252 .348 .445 .793
Aug. 25 Bal 4 2 2 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .251 .347 .436 .783
Aug. 24 Bal 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 .248 .346 .428 .774
Aug. 23 @Bal 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .249 .343 .430 .773
Aug. 22 @Bal 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .251 .342 .432 .774
Aug. 21 @Atl Did not play.
Aug. 20 @Atl 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .253 .343 .435 .778
Aug. 19 @Atl 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .253 .342 .437 .779
Aug. 18 @Atl 4 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .256 .346 .442 .788
Aug. 17 @Col 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 .253 .344 .439 .783
Aug. 16 @Col 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .255 .346 .443 .789
Aug. 15 @Col 4 1 2 0 0 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .255 .345 .445 .790
Aug. 14 Atl Did not play.
Aug. 13 Atl 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .253 .343 .436 .779
Aug. 12 Atl 5 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .253 .343 .438 .781
Aug. 10 Cle 3 3 2 1 0 1 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .253 .345 .439 .784
Aug. 9 Cle 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .341 .426 .767
Aug. 7 SF 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .249 .340 .418 .758
Aug. 6 SF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .251 .341 .422 .763
Aug. 5 SF 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .254 .342 .427 .769
Aug. 3 @Ari Did not play.
Aug. 2 @Ari 5 2 3 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .254 .343 .429 .772
Aug. 1 @Ari 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .249 .340 .417 .757
Jul. 31 @SF Did not play.
Jul. 30 @SF 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .249 .341 .419 .760
Jul. 29 @SF 3 1 2 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .249 .342 .421 .763
Jul. 28 @SF 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .246 .338 .416 .754
Jul. 27 @Cle 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .246 .339 .419 .758
Jul. 26 @Cle 4 0 2 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .248 .340 .423 .763
Jul. 24 SD 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 .245 .339 .416 .755
Last 7 Games 20 6 5 1 0 2 3 6 6 0 0 1 0 0 .250 .444 .600 1.044
Last 14 Games 44 10 11 2 0 3 7 8 14 0 0 2 2 0 .250 .375 .500 .875
Last 30 Games 96 20 26 7 0 6 16 15 28 0 0 2 2 0 .271 .374 .531 .905

Jayson Werth: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2016 106 104 2 6
2015 86 76 14 1
2014 139 139 5
2013 126 126 2
2012 79 11 76
2011 149 19 134
2010 153 21 135
2009 157 3 12 146

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Jayson Werth Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016104177192.356.6441.087
201578155160.218.500.771
2014127214191.331.496.933

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20163075110372.215.365.680
2015253367260.221.348.658
20144076412638.280.442.823

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016187288272.241.417.773
2015151256210.245.437.765
2014287495426.289.436.809

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016224409292.259.451.791
2015180266210.200.339.618
20142473611403.296.478.894
Jayson Werth Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2004 25 AAA LAS 60 51 13.3% 16.7% 0.80 80% .444 .372
2005 26 AAA LAS 64 49 20.3% 26.6% 0.76 65% .517 .184
2005 26 MAJ LAD 395 337 12.2% 28.9% 0.42 66% .333 .140
2007 28 A CLE 15 13 13.3% 26.7% 0.50 69% .111 .000
2007 28 MAJ PHI 304 255 14.5% 24% 0.60 71% .391 .161
2008 29 A CLE 7 6 14.3% 42.9% 0.33 50% .333 .000
2008 29 MAJ PHI 482 418 11.8% 24.7% 0.48 72% .327 .225
2009 30 MAJ PHI 676 571 13.5% 23.1% 0.58 73% .309 .238
2010 31 MAJ PHI 652 554 12.6% 22.5% 0.56 73% .361 .236
2011 32 MAJ WAS 649 561 11.4% 24.7% 0.46 71% .289 .157
2012 33 A POT 8 6 25% 12.5% 2.00 83% .600 .167
2012 33 AAA SYR 27 21 22.2% 18.5% 1.20 76% .313 .095
2012 33 MAJ WAS 344 300 12.2% 16.6% 0.74 81% .357 .140
2013 34 A POT 20 18 10% 0% 0.00 100% .500 .388
2013 34 MAJ WAS 532 462 11.3% 19% 0.59 78% .363 .214
2014 35 MAJ WAS 629 534 13.2% 18% 0.73 79% .346 .163
2015 36 A POT 17 13 23.5% 17.6% 1.33 77% .222 .231
2015 36 AAA SYR 26 23 3.8% 7.7% 0.50 91% .429 .087
2015 36 MAJ WAS 378 331 10.1% 22.2% 0.45 75% .260 .163
2016 37 MAJ WAS 486 416 12.6% 23% 0.54 73% .304 .193
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3-Year Averages     511 442 11.7% 19.4% 0.61 78% .331 .172
Career     5,957 5,123 12.1% 22.7% 0.53 74% .329 .191

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2016 Stat Review for Jayson Werth    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2015 (min 420 PA)

Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.252 AVG
WEAK
73% Contact Rate
TERRIBLE
.304 BABIP
AVERAGE
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.445 SLG
GOOD
.193 ISO
GOOD
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.54 BB/K
GOOD
12.6% BB Rate
ELITE
23.0% K Rate
POOR
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.793 OPS
GOOD
.348 OBP
GOOD

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Jayson Werth: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Werth is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Braves.

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Werth went 2-for-4 with a double, a run scored and an RBI in Thursday's win over the Braves.

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Werth hit a two-run homer and walked in a 2-for-4 performance during Monday's win over the Rockies.

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Werth is out of the lineup Sunday against the Braves, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.

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Werth extended his on-base streak to 40 games Wednesday against the Indians. He went 2-for-3 with a walk, a double and a three-run homer and scored three times in the win.

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Werth is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Diamondbacks, MASN's Dan Kolko reports.

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Werth homered, his 13th, in a 3-for-5 game with two runs scored Tuesday against the Diamondbacks.

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Werth is out of the lineup Sunday against the Giants, MLB.com's William Ladson reports.

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Werth was used as the DH on Tuesday and went 2-for-4 with two doubles and an RBI in a loss to the Indians.

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Werth is just getting a day off Thursday, CSN Mid-Atlantic's Chase Hughes reports.

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Werth was a late scratch from Thursday's lineup, the Washington Post's Chelsea Janes reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016

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2015

He wasn't able to match his impressive numbers from the year before, but Werth still managed to be plenty productive in 2014. His 147 games played marked his highest total since 2011, and even though the 16 home runs (the worst he's managed in a full season since becoming a starter with the Phillies back in the day) seem alarming given his age, his high doubles total and average flyball distance suggest it was a bit of a fluke rather than the start of a value-crushing downward trend. Werth's toolbox of power and contact skills, a great batting eye, the occasional steal and truly awe-inspiring facial hair seems intact, but the 35-year-old was forced to undergo surgery to repair an AC joint in his shoulder in January, clouding his status for the start of the regular season. He was handed an estimated recovery timetable of 2-to-3 months. If the (now) left fielder is able to return in a timely manner and remain healthy, he should be able to once again supply useful production from the heart of the Nationals' order.

2014

After two seasons in which he became the poster boy for ill-advised giant contracts, Werth mostly stayed off the disabled list and exploded for full-season career highs in all three slash numbers. His days as a 20-steal threat appear to be over, but at least he's proven he's still capable of providing solid power numbers and a plus batting average. Whether Werth can stay healthy enough to continue supplying them, however, is a question that might be better left for another owner to answer.

2013

Two seasons in to his mammoth free agent contract, Werth has yet to come close to paying for himself, as a litany of injuries limited him to half a season and a pitiful five home runs. Given his age, history and build there is no guarantee that he will simply bounce back to full health either, as nagging injuries could very well become the norm for him going forward. At the very least it is hard to see him posting a 5.3 percent HR/FB rate though, so even if he is limited to 400-450 at-bats, a regression back up to a HR/FB in the low teens should see him post respectable power numbers again. Just do not expect a return to his 2009-2010 glory days.

2012

Werth's first season in Washington was a struggle in terms of power and batting average. His ISO dropped from .236 in 2010 to .157, and his weighted OBA dropped 64 points. An increase in strikeouts (24.7 percent rate), and groundballs (career high 43.7 percent rate), were responsible for the drop in batting average. His swinging-strike rate for 2011 was a career low 6.7 percent, and he did walk in over 11 percent of his plate appearances. Look for a rebound in 2012 with 25 home runs and a .350 OBP.

2011

Werth put together another solid year for the Phillies in 2010 and was rewarded in December with a seven-year, $126 million deal from the Nationals. The multi-talented Werth has power, speed, a good eye at the plate and plays good defense in right field. Unfortunately for Werth, the move to DC takes him out of a homer-friendly home park in Philadelphia to a more spacious ballpark this season. He is also joining a weaker lineup so it wouldn't be surprising to see his numbers dip a bit this year. Despite that, Werth figures to remain one of the more valuable outfielders thanks to his ability to contribute to all five standard rotisserie categories.

2010

Werth broke out in a big way last season, hitting 36 home runs, barely missing 100 RBI and runs scored and stealing 20 bases. In addition to power, Werth also has a good eye at the plate which could lead to a slightly improved batting average this season. He's probably one of the more underrated players in the game given his level of production because he is overshadowed by some of the other big offensive stars on the Phillies. Expect Werth to command big bucks or an early draft slot in fantasy leagues this year as he has that rare combination of power and speed.

2009

Werth was a valuable pickup and helped plenty of fantasy teams succeed down the stretch last season. Werth platooned with Geoff Jenkins in right field for the first half of the season but took over the job after the All-Star break and concluded the 2008 season batting .273 with 24 home runs, 67 RBI, 73 runs and 20 stolen bases. If you're looking for something negative, he struck out 119 times in 418 at-bats, though that total should decline somewhat as he continues to mature at the plate. He'll enter 2009 as the starter and has legit 30-30 potential if he can log 500-plus at-bats.

2008

Werth had a solid 2007 season, hitting .298, with 76 hits in 255 AB. He made some nice plays giving the Phils solid defense in right field. In 128.2 innings he had 35 PO, two Assists, one DP and no errors. The make-up of the Phillies outfield is a little up in the air, but expect to see Werth at least platoon in right.

2007

After showing considerable promise in 2004, Werth hasn't been the same since an A.J. Burnett fastball broke his wrist in spring 2005. Two surgeries and a lost season later, he is back taking batting practice and hopes to be ready to start 2007. He signed with the Phillies this offseason and will work in a reserve role initially.

2006

Werth isn't expected to be ready for the start of the season after offseason surgery on a wrist injury that went misdiagnosed in 2005, worsening as the season progressed. Keep your expectations low here.

2005

One of GM Paul DePodesta's best moves was picking up Werth from Toronto prior to the start of the 2004 season. However, a torn ligament in his right elbow has put his 2005 season in doubt. Werth hopes that offseason rest will allow him to return to action this spring but surgery is still very much a possibility. He'll be a risky pick even if he doesn't have the surgery, since any aggravation could keep him out for an extended period.

2004

Werth jostled back and forth between Triple-A and the majors when injuries dictated. His season at Triple-A was terrible (.237/.285/.441), but he's shown the knack to draw walks and swat the occasional longball in the past so we'll give him a mulligan here. Following the trade of Bobby Kielty, he has the inside track to stick as the reserve outfielder until Gabe Gross is ready to supplant both Werth and Reed Johnson.

2003

Will get his at-bats as a reserve outfielder for Toronto, and would likely inherit a full-time role should Shannon Stewart or Jose Cruz Jr be dealt. In a part-time role, he'll get his 250 at-bats and hit .260-ish with moderate power. Given a bigger role, he'd be a nice end-gamer in fantasy leagues that count on-base percentage. He should be first in line to inherit at-bats if injuries hit the Toronto outfield or the Carlos Delgado/Josh Phelps duo at DH.