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Denard Span | Outfielder

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (30) / 2/27/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 208
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Denard Span scored the winning run on an error in the bottom of the ninth as the Nationals topped the Diamondbacks 1-0 on Thursday to extend their winning streak to 10 games.
Span singled off a fine pitch from Oliver Perez, stole second and then scored after Jordan Pacheco rushed a throw on a grounder to third and ended up bouncing it past Adam LaRoche. It was Span's third time on base in the game, and he also had a sac bunt. He's hitting .302 with 27 steals, and he's now scored one more run in 117 games this year (76) than he did in 153 games last year. Aug 21 - 7:16 PM

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Denard Span went 3-for-4 with two stolen bases Friday against the Pirates.

Span saw his on-base streak snapped at 36 games earlier this week, but he got right back on the horse on Friday. He's now up to 25 steals on the year, which is one shy of his career-high from 2010.
Aug 15 - 11:32 PM

Denard Span continued his hot-hitting ways in Sunday's loss to the Braves, going 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles.

He has now reached base safely in 35 consecutive games, raising his season slash line to an impressive .306/.360/.412 in the process. He has also scored 71 runs and swiped 23 bases, giving him a considerable amount of mixed league fantasy value.
Aug 10 - 11:23 PM

Denard Span went 3-for-4 with a run scored Friday against the Braves.

Of course he did. Span has now reached base in 34 consecutive games. His batting average has jumped from .264 to .304 in that time while his on-base percentage has increased from .308 to .359. Quite a turnaround.
Aug 9 - 12:20 AM

Denard Span singled in one of his four at-bats in Tuesday's loss to the Mets, extending his hitting streak to nine games.

The Nationals didn't have much to write home about against the Mets, so the continuing of Span's hitting streak will have to suffice. Span has been among baseball's hottest hitters since the second half began, entering Tuesday having hit .439 (29-for-66) in his last 17 games. On the season, Span owns a .296/.353/.397 line with 25 RBI and 23 stolen bases.
Aug 5 - 10:42 PM

Denard Span went 2-for-3 with an RBI, a run scored and two stolen bases in a win over the Phillies on Sunday.

Span has been locked in at the plate in recent days, going 10-for-26 with six runs scored during a seven-game hitting streak. The stolen bases give him 23 steals on the season, fourth-most in the NL. His good hitting of late has his season line up to .294/.352/.395 with 69 runs scored.
Aug 3 - 5:01 PM

Denard Span knocked in a pair of runs with a single, one of his two hits in four at-bats, as the Nationals were defeated by the Phillies 10-4 on Thursday.

Span enjoyed the month of July, wrapping up the month with a .368 average (35-for-95). His two-run single, at the time, brought the Nationals back into the game at 5-3 in the fifth inning, but it wasn't nearly enough. Span has a decent .290/.349/.394 line along with 23 RBI and 20 stolen bases.
Jul 31 - 11:44 PM

Denard Span went 4-for-5 with an RBI single, a run scored, and a stolen base Friday against the Reds.

Span now has back-to-back four-hit games. Chicago's Emilio Bonifacio is the only other player in MLB to do that this season. The 30-year-old is now up to 18 steals, just two shy of his total from all of last season. He should be owned in most mixed leagues at this point.
Jul 25 - 10:33 PM

Denard Span finished 4-for-5 with an RBI, two runs scored and a stolen base in a loss to the Rockies on Wednesday.

Span played catalyst at the top of the Nationals lineup, doing everything he could to will the team to a comeback victory. The stolen base was his 17th of the season, and the outfielder is hitting .282/.333/.393 with 61 runs scored.
Jul 23 - 7:45 PM

Denard Span went 2-for-4 with a stolen base Friday against the Phillies.

The rest of the Nationals' lineup managed just four hits on the night. Span has now hit safely in nine straight games and is slashing .270/.317/.388 on the year. He's 15-for-17 in stolen bases attempts and ranks inside the top-20 in the NL 53 runs scored.
Jul 11 - 10:17 PM

Denard Span finished 2-for-4 with two doubles and two runs scored in a 2-1 win over the Cubs on Sunday.

Span led off the bottom of the first inning with a double and scored the first run, and he also doubled and scored in the eighth inning. The runs scored gave him 52 runs on the year, as he's among the National League leaders in the category. Span is batting .268/.316/.393 atop the Nats batting order this season.
Jul 6 - 6:12 PM

Denard Span went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI in a win over the Braves on Sunday.

Span continues to rake amidst a six-game hitting streak. In that span -- no pun intended -- Span is 10-for-25 (.400) with four doubles, three RBI, three runs scored and three stolen bases. The good week has his season numbers up to .274/.318/.402 with 12 steals.
Jun 22 - 4:47 PM

Denard Span went 2-for-4 with an RBI double and two stolen bases in Wednesday's win over the Astros.

Span busted out of a five-game hitless streak on Tuesday with two hits, and added another two on Wednesday. His sixth-inning RBI double brought the Nationals to within 4-3 and would prove to be crucial in the coming innings. Span is slashing .269/.313/.386 with 12 stolen bases in 14 attempts on the season.
Jun 18 - 10:56 PM

Denard Span went 2-for-4 with a pair of runs scored in his return to action Tuesday.

Span missed Sunday's game with a stiff back, but he only needed Monday's off day to recuperate. The Nationals' leadoff man sports a .265/.308/.381 batting line this season.
Jun 18 - 4:30 AM

Denard Span said after Sunday's game that he expects to return to the Nationals starting lineup on Tuesday.

Span was scratched from Sunday's lineup due to a stiff back, but indicated that he didn't believe it was a serious issue. It looks like he can safely be trusted in fantasy lineups for next week.
Jun 15 - 5:29 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Wilson Ramos
2Jose Lobaton
1B1Adam LaRoche
2B1Asdrubal Cabrera
2Danny Espinosa
SS1Ian Desmond
3B1Ryan Zimmerman
2Anthony Rendon
LF1Bryce Harper
2Kevin Frandsen
CF1Denard Span
2Nate McLouth
3Michael Taylor
RF1Jayson Werth
2Scott Hairston
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Stephen Strasburg
2Gio Gonzalez
3Jordan Zimmermann
4Doug Fister
5Tanner Roark
6Matt Purke
7Taylor Jordan
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Rafael Soriano
2Tyler Clippard
3Drew Storen
4Craig Stammen
5Jerry Blevins
6Ross Detwiler
7Matt Thornton
8Ross Ohlendorf
9Erik Davis