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Ryan Zimmerman

32-Year-Old First Baseman – Washington Nationals

2016 Stats

AVG

.218

HR

15

RBI

46

R

60

SB

4

2017 RotoWire Projections

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

While a lot of things went very right for the Nationals last year, Zimmerman regaining his swagger was not one of them. He once again couldn't stay off the DL, and even though his 115 games played wer...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 226   DOB: 9/28/1984   BORN: Washington, NC   COLLEGE: Virginia   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Ryan Zimmerman Contract Information:

Signed a six-year, $100 million contract extension with the Nationals in February of 2012.

January 23, 2017  –  Ryan Zimmerman News

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Ryan Zimmerman 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
2005 20 AA HAR 63 252 233 40 76 29 20 0 9 32 1 5 15 34 1 1 2 .326 .371 .528 .899
2005 20 MAJ WAS 20 62 58 6 23 9 9 0 0 6 0 0 3 12 0 1 0 .397 .419 .552 .971
2006 21 MAJ WAS 157 682 614 84 176 70 47 3 20 110 11 8 61 120 1 4 2 .287 .351 .471 .822
2007 22 A HUD 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2007 22 MAJ WAS 162 722 653 99 174 72 43 5 24 91 4 1 61 125 0 5 3 .266 .330 .458 .788
2008 23 A POT 2 10 10 1 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .300 .300 .500 .800
2008 23 AAA COL 4 17 15 4 4 2 1 0 1 3 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 .267 .353 .533 .886
2008 23 MAJ WAS 106 466 428 51 121 39 24 1 14 51 1 1 31 71 0 4 3 .283 .333 .442 .774
2009 24 MAJ WAS 157 693 610 110 178 73 37 3 33 106 2 0 72 119 0 9 2 .292 .364 .525 .888
2010 25 MAJ WAS 142 603 525 85 161 57 32 0 25 85 4 1 69 98 0 5 4 .307 .388 .510 .899
2011 26 A POT 3 11 10 0 4 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 .400 .455 .600 1.055
2011 26 A HAG 1 3 2 2 2 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.500 3.500
2011 26 AAA SYR 2 9 9 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .222 .222 .222 .444
2011 26 MAJ WAS 101 440 395 52 114 35 21 2 12 49 3 1 41 73 0 3 1 .289 .355 .443 .798
2012 27 MAJ WAS 145 641 578 93 163 62 36 1 25 95 5 2 57 116 0 4 2 .282 .346 .478 .824
2013 28 A POT 1 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2013 28 MAJ WAS 147 633 568 84 156 54 26 2 26 79 6 0 60 133 0 3 2 .275 .344 .465 .809
2014 29 A POT 4 15 14 0 5 1 1 0 0 3 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 .357 .333 .429 .762
2014 29 MAJ WAS 61 240 214 26 60 25 19 1 5 38 0 0 22 37 0 4 0 .280 .342 .449 .791
2015 30 AA HAR 5 15 15 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 .067 .067 .067 .134
2015 30 MAJ WAS 95 390 346 43 86 42 25 1 16 73 1 0 33 79 0 10 1 .249 .308 .465 .773
2016 31 A POT 3 12 12 4 5 2 1 0 1 5 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 .417 .417 .750 1.167
2016 31 AAA SYR 3 13 12 3 6 2 0 1 1 3 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 .500 .538 .917 1.455
2016 31 MAJ WAS 115 467 427 60 93 34 18 1 15 46 4 1 29 104 0 6 5 .218 .272 .370 .642
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3-Year Averages     90 365 329 43 79 33 20 1 12 52 1 0 28 73 0 6 2 .240 .299 .416 .715
Career  (View All)     1408 6,039 5,416 793 1,505 572 337 20 215 829 41 15 539 1,087 1 58 25 .278 .343 .467 .809

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Ryan Zimmerman Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Oct. 2 Mia 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .218 .272 .370 .642
Oct. 1 Mia 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .216 .271 .369 .640
Sep. 30 Mia Did not play.
Sep. 29 Ari 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .219 .273 .373 .646
Sep. 28 Ari Did not play.
Sep. 27 Ari 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .217 .271 .372 .643
Sep. 26 Ari 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .219 .273 .375 .648
Sep. 25 @Pit Did not play.
Sep. 24 @Pit 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 .216 .271 .374 .645
Sep. 23 @Pit 5 2 2 2 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .218 .271 .377 .648
Sep. 21 @Mia 4 1 1 0 0 1 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .216 .270 .372 .642
Sep. 20 @Mia Did not play.
Sep. 19 @Mia 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .216 .270 .366 .636
Sep. 18 @Atl 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .213 .268 .365 .633
Sep. 17 @Atl 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .213 .269 .365 .634
Sep. 16 @Atl 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .212 .266 .366 .632
Sep. 14 NYM 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .214 .269 .370 .639
Sep. 13 NYM 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .214 .268 .370 .638
Sep. 12 NYM 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .213 .269 .368 .637
Sep. 11 Phi 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .213 .269 .370 .639
Sep. 10 Phi 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .214 .271 .373 .644
Sep. 9 Phi 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .215 .271 .374 .645
Sep. 8 Phi 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .217 .274 .378 .652
Sep. 7 Atl 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 .217 .274 .379 .653
Sep. 6 Atl 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .220 .278 .384 .662
Sep. 5 Atl Did not play.
Sep. 4 @NYM 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .219 .276 .376 .652
Sep. 3 @NYM 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .219 .276 .378 .654
Sep. 2 @NYM 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .216 .273 .376 .649
Aug. 31 @Phi 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .217 .275 .379 .654
Last 7 Games 15 2 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .267 .313 .267 .580
Last 14 Games 33 6 9 2 0 1 4 1 7 0 0 1 0 0 .273 .314 .424 .738
Last 30 Games 85 7 19 3 0 2 6 3 22 1 0 1 0 0 .224 .258 .329 .587

Ryan Zimmerman: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2016 114 1
2015 93 1 1
2014 5 23 30 30 2
2013 141 4
2012 145
2011 97 1
2010 137 1
2009 154 1

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Ryan Zimmerman Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201685164121.200.400.683
201591177280.330.6811.058
2014527060.288.423.779

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20163424411343.222.363.632
2015255269451.220.388.672
2014162195320.278.457.794

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016212229222.189.340.582
2015164219461.274.512.829
2014101131200.327.475.836

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016215386242.247.400.701
2015182227270.225.423.723
2014113134180.239.425.750
Ryan Zimmerman Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2005 20 AA HAR 252 233 6% 13.5% 0.44 85% .353 .202
2005 20 MAJ WAS 62 58 4.8% 19.4% 0.25 79% .500 .155
2006 21 MAJ WAS 682 614 8.9% 17.6% 0.51 80% .329 .184
2007 22 A HUD 0% 0% 0.00 0% .000 .000
2007 22 MAJ WAS 722 653 8.4% 17.3% 0.49 81% .298 .192
2008 23 A POT 10 10 0% 10% 0.00 90% .333 .200
2008 23 AAA COL 17 15 11.8% 17.6% 0.67 80% .273 .266
2008 23 MAJ WAS 466 428 6.7% 15.2% 0.44 83% .312 .159
2009 24 MAJ WAS 693 610 10.4% 17.2% 0.61 80% .317 .233
2010 25 MAJ WAS 603 525 11.4% 16.3% 0.70 81% .338 .203
2011 26 A POT 11 10 9.1% 9.1% 1.00 90% .444 .200
2011 26 A HAG 3 2 33.3% 0% 0.00 100% 1.000 1.500
2011 26 AAA SYR 9 9 0% 22.2% 0.00 78% .286 .000
2011 26 MAJ WAS 440 395 9.3% 16.6% 0.56 82% .329 .154
2012 27 MAJ WAS 641 578 8.9% 18.1% 0.49 80% .316 .196
2013 28 A POT 3 3 0% 0% 0.00 100% .000 .000
2013 28 MAJ WAS 633 568 9.5% 21% 0.45 77% .318 .190
2014 29 A POT 15 14 0% 6.7% 0.00 93% .385 .072
2014 29 MAJ WAS 240 214 9.2% 15.4% 0.59 83% .320 .169
2015 30 AA HAR 15 15 0% 20% 0.00 80% .083 .000
2015 30 MAJ WAS 390 346 8.5% 20.3% 0.42 77% .279 .216
2016 31 A POT 12 12 0% 33.3% 0.00 67% .571 .333
2016 31 AAA SYR 13 12 7.7% 23.1% 0.33 75% .625 .417
2016 31 MAJ WAS 467 427 6.2% 22.3% 0.28 76% .253 .152
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3-Year Averages     365 329 7.7% 20% 0.38 78% .275 .176
Career     6,039 5,416 8.9% 18% 0.50 80% .314 .189

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Ryan Zimmerman Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 1B 792.3 -3 106 -4 0 -3 394 -5 167 1 0 -2 -3
2015 LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2016 1B 969 -1 72 -2 2 -3 504 1 233 -2 0 -1 -2
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 1B 0 1 0 -2 0 -1
2015 LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 1B -2 0 1 -1 0 -2

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2016 Stat Review for Ryan Zimmerman    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2016 (min 410 PA)

Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.28 BB/K
POOR
6.2% BB Rate
WEAK
22.3% K Rate
WEAK
OPS/OBP

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.642 OPS
TERRIBLE
.272 OBP
TERRIBLE
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.218 AVG
TERRIBLE
.253 BABIP
LOW
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.370 SLG
TERRIBLE
.152 ISO
WEAK

2017 Projected Stats Breakdown for Ryan Zimmerman

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Ryan Zimmerman: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Zimmerman is not in Friday's lineup against the Marlins, William Ladson of MLB.com reports.

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Zimmerman is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Diamondbacks, according to CSN's Chase Hughes.

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Zimmerman is out of the lineup Sunday against the Pirates, William Ladson of MLB.com reports.

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Zimmerman went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run in the Nationals' 8-3 win over the Marlins on Wednesday.

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Zimmerman is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Marlins, Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post reports.

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Zimmerman is out of the lineup Sunday against the Braves, Jorge Castillo of the Washington Post reports.

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Zimmerman is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Phillies, according to Dan Kolko of MASN.

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Zimmerman is not in the lineup for Monday's game against the Royals, according to MASN's Dan Kolko.

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Zimmerman is out of the lineup Friday against the Mets, Chase Hughes of CSN Mid-Atlantic reports.

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Zimmerman is not in the lineup Monday against the Phillies, Dan Kolko of MASN reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2016

Coming off the worst season of his career, Zimmerman seems a lot older than his listed 31 years of age, as injuries have completely scuttled his production over the last two seasons. A move across the diamond was expected to help save some wear and tear on him, but a case of plantar fasciitis plagued him all summer before an oblique injury ended his campaign for good. His second-half numbers were much improved, however, as he slashed .311/.372/.652 with 11 home runs in 135 at-bats between the two lengthy stints on the shelf, giving the Nationals some hope that he can still be productive if he can just stay off the DL. The Nats don't have anyone coming up through the system to replace Zimmerman at first base any time soon, though, and Clint Robinson and Tyler Moore are stop-gaps at best, so if those hopes don't pan out things could get ugly in Washington again in 2016.

2015

Although he resisted the idea for as long as he could, it became clear in 2014 that Zimmerman's balky shoulder just wouldn't allow him to play third base any longer, and he ended up playing more games in left field than at the hot corner. The shoulder ended up being the least of his worries though, as a broken thumb and severe hamstring strain limited him to just 61 games and a miserable five home runs, reducing him to essentially spectator status as the Nationals fell to the Giants in the first round of the playoffs. Zimmerman will move across the diamond to first base this season, a move which should help keep him in one piece, and if he can stay off the DL, he should be able to rebound to the 25-homer, 80-90 RBI level of production that his owners were used to. There's some risk here, but also plenty of potential reward if his draft day price is right.

2014

For a guy whose final numbers always seem fairly consistent, Zimmerman is an amazingly streaky player. This time around, he limped into September with just 15 home runs and concerns that his shoulder issues might finally have sapped his power, but those concerns vanished after an 11-homer barrage to close out the season. His 79 RBI were the lowest total of his career, but that was as much due to the offense around him as his own early-season struggles. If you roster Zimmerman, odds are good that at some point he'll seem like a wasted investment, and at some point he'll be the hottest hitter in the majors.

2013

Zimmerman's season can be divided into two epochs, BC (Before Cortisone) and AD (After Doctor). Playing through a sprained joint in his shoulder, Zimmerman managed a feeble five home runs, 31 RBI and a .234 batting average through the first few months. A late-June round of cortisone shots proved to be just what his fantasy owners ordered though, and he exploded for a .319/20/64 line from July on. He underwent offseason surgery to hopefully fix his shoulder once and for all, and while his injury history is extensive enough to make you nervous, it is hard not to mentally multiply those second-half numbers by two and salivate over the thought of what a healthy Zimmerman might do in 2013.

2012

Zimmerman only amassed 440 plate appearances because of an abdominal strain suffered in April. Obviously his home-run total was down because of time missed, but his overall power numbers suffered in 2011. His .154 ISO and 10.9 percent HR/FB ratio were the lowest of his career, and his numbers suffered from a 50.5 percent groundball rate, also a career high. Still an above average third baseman (with some throwing problems), expect his numbers in 2012 to more closely resemble his 2010 campaign now that he's healthy again.

2011

Nagging injuries cost him a few games, but Zimmerman kept building on his skill set, as he inched his walk rate up a notch and set a career high in OBP. He's the cornerstone position player of the franchise, an asset both with his bat and with his glove, and swapping Adam Dunn out for Jayson Werth shouldn't hurt his counting stats. Zimmerman is a keeper, in every sense of the word.

2010

Zimmerman took a major step forward in 2009, breaking the 30-homer mark for the first time while posting new career highs in OBP and SLG thanks to a massive .350/.442/.670 August. He won't turn 26 until the end of the season so there's still some room to grow in those offensive numbers, especially if the Nationals keep upgrading the roster around him and providing him with more RBI opportunities. One more season like 2009 and Zimmerman will actually deserve the franchise player tag the organization has been trying to hang around his neck since they drafted him.

2009

Zimmerman faced adversity for the time in his major league career, suffering through a slight labrum tear in his shoulder that rendered him ineffective at the plate. He bounced back after taking a month off for rehab, however, hitting .320/.367/.420 in August and .290/.347/.516 in September. An offseason of rest should have him fully back at 100 percent, and he should return to his usual level of production, or even higher if his power improves due to the exercise regimen he needs to strengthen his shoulder.

2008

Aside from a few misplaced singles, Zimmerman's numbers were nearly identical to his rookie campaign, but he's still only 23 and his development can hardly be said to have leveled off yet. Moving out of RFK Stadium should help his numbers too, as Zimmerman's power tends to be in the gaps more so than down the line. His defense remains exemplary, and his offseason wrist injury shouldn't be a problem once spring training begins. The Nationals have some problems, but third base isn't going to be one of them for a long time.

2007

Zimmerman's rookie campaign was a thing of beauty, as he played Gold Glove-caliber defense while moving smoothly into the clean-up spot in the batting order and breaking the 100 RBI mark. Only 22, he's already emerged as the face of the Nationals franchise, and if it weren't for David Wright and Miguel Cabrera it would be very easy to envision a string of All Star game starts stretching long into Zimmerman's future. As it is, the in-division rivalry between the three has the chance to become legendary, making third base in the N.L. East in the 2000s what center field was in New York in the 1950s. If that makes Zimmerman "only" the Duke Snider in that competition, it's doubtful anyone in Washington will complain.

2006

Zimmerman couldn't have had a better pro debut if he'd had Barry Levinson directing it. The Nationals' first ever draft pick, he proceeded to tear through the minors en route to a .397/.419/.569 September in Washington. Now firmly entrenched as the team's third baseman of the present and future, he may not hit quite well enough to join the likes of David Wright, Miguel Cabrera and Scott Rolen among the elite NL fantasy third basemen, but Nats fans should be more than happy with their 21st century version of Brooks Robinson.