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Matt Williams | Catcher

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (49) / 11/28/1965
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 223
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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The Nationals announced Saturday that they exercised their 2016 option on manager Matt Williams.
It's a nice reward for the skipper after leading his club to a 96-66 record and taking home National League Manager of the Year honors in his first season on the job. With the seemingly historic rotation that he'll have at his disposal, the Nationals will enter the 2015 season as a leading candidate to represent the National League in the World Series. Feb 21 - 8:14 AM

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The Baseball Writers Association of America announced Tuesday that Matt Williams won the 2014 National League Manager of the Year award.

The Nationals flamed out in the NLDS against the Giants, but this is a regular season award so it's no surprise Williams won after guiding his club to 96 wins in the regular season. He received 18 of 30 first-place votes, with Clint Hurdle finishing runner-up and Bruce Bochy coming in third.
Tue, Nov 11, 2014 06:26:00 PM

The Baseball Writers Association of America announced Tuesday that Bruce Bochy, Clint Hurdle and Matt Williams are finalists for the National League Manager of the Year award.

Bochy won his third World Series title in the last five years, but postseason results are considered by voters. Williams' Nationals lost in the NLDS, but they won 96 games in the regular season and that alone probably makes the first-year skipper the favorite here. The winner will be announced next Tuesday.
Tue, Nov 4, 2014 06:20:00 PM

The Nationals announced Friday that they will hire Mark Weidemaier to serve as an advance coach, focused solely on defensive alignments.

Weidemaier will be in uniform and in the dugout, and will act as sort of a liaison between the coaching staff and the advance scouts and video scouts. With the noticeable change in philosophy and proven effectiveness of over-shifting and radical defensive alignments, it's very encouraging to see a forward-thinking organization create this new position. Don't be surprised when many other organizations follow suit in the coming years.
Fri, Nov 1, 2013 10:24:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Wilson Ramos
2Jose Lobaton
3Pedro Severino
1B1Ryan Zimmerman
2Tyler Moore
3Clint Robinson
2B1Anthony Rendon
2Danny Espinosa
3Dan Uggla
SS1Ian Desmond
2Trea Turner
3B1Yunel Escobar
LF1Jayson Werth
2Matt den Dekker
3Reed Johnson
CF1Denard Span
2Michael Taylor
3Nate McLouth
RF1Bryce Harper
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Stephen Strasburg
2Max Scherzer
3Jordan Zimmermann
4Gio Gonzalez
5Joe Ross
6Tanner Roark
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jonathan Papelbon
2Drew Storen
3Casey Janssen
4Matt Thornton
5Blake Treinen
6Felipe Rivero
7Doug Fister
8David Carpenter
9Aaron Barrett
10Craig Stammen
11Rafael Martin
12Matt Grace
13A.J. Cole