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Ryan Zimmerman | First Baseman | #11

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (33) / 9/28/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Virginia
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 1 (4) / WAS
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Ryan Zimmerman was named the Players Choice NL Comeback Player of the Year on Wednesday.
Zimmerman wins the award over Eric Thames and Greg Holland. The long-time Nationals first baseman had an atrocious 2016 season, but he bounced back with a .930 OPS in 2017 -- nearly .300 points higher than the previous season (.642). Barring something unexpected, he should be the everyday first baseman for Washington next year. Nov 8 - 8:45 PM

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Ryan Zimmerman doubled in a run for the Nationals' lone run in Monday's loss to the Cubs.

The Nats took advantage of two errors on one by Kyle Schwarber with two outs in the sixth inning, as Zimmerman plated Daniel Murphy with a two-bagger. Unfortunately for Washington, that's all the offense they were able to muster in this one and the Cubs scratched across a couple runs late. Aside from a one-inning surge in Game 2, the Nationals' lineup has been non-existent this series.
Oct 9 - 7:34 PM

Ryan Zimmerman hit a game-winning, three-run home run in the bottom of the eighth inning to lead the Nationals to a 6-3 win over the Cubs on Saturday's NLDS Game 2.

After Bryce Harper delivered the biggest hit of the series for the Nats with a game-tying, two-run home run with one out in the eighth, Zimmerman topped it three batters later with his first dinger of this postseason. He was the catalyst for the Nats on this day, also singling and stealing a base in a rally attempt earlier in the game. The homer gave the Nats a split in their home games, instead of facing the prospect of going to Wrigley Field down 2-0. Game 3 will be Monday.
Oct 7 - 8:56 PM

Ryan Zimmerman had a huge night at the dish Friday against the Pirates, going 4-for-4 with two homers, two doubles, four RBI, and two runs scored.

Finishing the year like he started it, Zimmerman got the Nats on the board with an RBI double in the first inning before slugging a two-run homer in the sixth. He then went deep again in the eighth with a solo shot off Dan Runzler. Zimmerman has now hit five homers over his last eight games and is batting .301/.355/.572 with 36 homers and 107 RBI overall. He got last weekend off due to general soreness, but he appears to be feeling just fine going into the NLDS.
Sep 29 - 11:26 PM

Ryan Zimmerman (general soreness) went 1-for-4 with a double and a run scored in his return to the Nationals' lineup Monday against the Phillies.

Zimmerman didn't play over the weekend due to general soreness. Given his injury history, the Nationals were just being cautious with the playoffs just around the corner.
Sep 26 - 8:13 AM

Ryan Zimmerman won't play this weekend due to general soreness.

It's nothing major, but the NL East-champion Nationals want to be sure the veteran first baseman is rested and ready for the playoffs. Adam Lind is starting at first base and batting fifth Saturday versus Mets right-hander Noah Syndergaard. Zimmerman will be back in there Monday against the Phillies.
Sep 23 - 5:20 PM

Ryan Zimmerman hit his 34th home run of the season in Thursday's loss to the Braves.

Zimmerman tomahawked a high R.A. Dickey knuckleball, keeping it inside the left field foul pole for his 34th homer of the year -- a new career high -- in the second inning. It was his only hit on the night. What a resurgent year it's been for the 32-year-old, who's hitting .302/.357/.563 with those 34 homers, 103 RBI and 87 runs scored through Thursday.
Sep 22 - 12:21 AM

Ryan Zimmerman blasted a pair of home runs and drove in four on Sunday, powering the Nationals to a 7-1 victory over the visiting Dodgers.

Zimmerman victimized Ross Stripling for the game-changing blast in the sixth inning, putting the Nats ahead for good. He tacked on a solo shot off of Josh Ravin for good measure in the eighth inning. Zimmerman finished the night 3-for-5 and is slashing a robust .301/.356/.561 with 33 homers and 99 RBI in an impressive campaign that will almost surely net him National League Comeback Player of the Year honors.
Sep 17 - 11:34 PM

Ryan Zimmerman went 2-for-4 with a couple singles in Tuesday's loss to the Braves.

The Nationals managed just one extra-base hit (an Adam Lind double) and no runs against Julio Teheran and the Braves' bullpen. Zimmerman's averaged dipped below .300 for the first time of the season in late August, but he's got it back up to .303 by hitting .333 so far in September.
Sep 12 - 10:30 PM

Ryan Zimmerman is not in the Nationals' lineup Sunday.

The Nats are resting a host of regulars in this one, as Trea Turner is the only everyday player that's in the lineup. Adam Lind is at first base in place of Zimmerman.
Sep 10 - 11:30 AM

Ryan Zimmerman went 3-for-5 with a home run, two RBI and three runs scored in a win over the Marlins on Wednesday.

He laced an RBI single in the first inning, then popped a solo homer in the fourth. The veteran third baseman is having his first healthy season since 2013 and it shows in his performance. He is having a monster season with a .305 batting average, 31 home runs, 93 RBI and 82 runs scored in 127 games so far. That's quite a turnaround from last year when he finished with a .218 batting average, 15 home runs and 46 RBI.
Sep 6 - 10:28 PM

Ryan Zimmerman is getting the night off Tuesday against the Marlins.

Adam Lind will start at first base and bat fifth versus Miami right-hander Odrisamer Despaigne. It's a routine breather for Zimmerman, who's sitting on 30 home runs and 91 RBI.
Sep 5 - 3:46 PM

Ryan Zimmerman belted his 30th home run of the season on Sunday against the Brewers.

It was a two-run shot in the top of the ninth inning off Brewers right-hander Junior Guerra, but the Nationals were trailing 7-0 when Zimmerman went deep and wound up falling 7-2. Zimmerman also singled drew a walk in the loss, finishing 2-for-3 with two RBI and one run scored.
Sep 3 - 5:04 PM

Ryan Zimmerman is not in the Nationals' lineup for the second game of Sunday's doubleheader against the Mets.

Zimmerman returned to the lineup during the afternoon game after missing several games with a sore shoulder. He'll be available as a potent right-handed bat off the bench in this one.
Aug 27 - 7:07 PM

Ryan Zimmerman (shoulder) is back in the Nationals' lineup for the first game of Sunday's doubleheader versus the Mets.

Zimmerman missed a couple games with a sore shoulder, but he's expected to be fine. He's at first base and batting cleanup versus Tommy Milone and the Mets.
Aug 27 - 11:34 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Matt Wieters
2Jose Lobaton
3Raudy Read
4Pedro Severino
1B1Ryan Zimmerman
2Adam Lind
2B1Daniel Murphy
2Wilmer Difo
SS1Trea Turner
2Stephen Drew
3Adrian Sanchez
3B1Anthony Rendon
2Kelvin Gutierrez
LF1Adam Eaton
2Howie Kendrick
3Ryan Raburn
CF1Michael Taylor
2Brian Goodwin
3Victor Robles
4Andrew Stevenson
RF1Bryce Harper
2Alejandro De Aza
3Rafael Bautista
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Max Scherzer
2Stephen Strasburg
3Tanner Roark
4Gio Gonzalez
5Edwin Jackson
6A.J. Cole
7Erick Fedde
8Joe Ross
9Jefry Rodriguez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Sean Doolittle
2Brandon Kintzler
3Ryan Madson
4Koda Glover
5Shawn Kelley
6Matt Albers
7Oliver Perez
8Enny Romero
9Matt Grace
10Joe Blanton
11Sammy Solis
12Austin Adams
13Wander Suero