Midterms: Grading the Nats offense

Jhonatan Solano, Catcher
First-half stats: .355 BA, 2 HRs, 6 RBIs

First-half grade: Solid C

Jesus Flores, Catcher
First-half stats: .230 BA, 3 HRs, 13 RBIs

First-half grade: B-

Ryan Zimmerman, Third Base
First-half stats: .243 BA, 8 HRs, 40 RBIs

First-half grade: B

Ian Desmond, Shortstop
First-half stats: .285 BA, 17 HRs, 51 RBI

First-half grade: A+

Adam LaRoche, First Base
First-Half Stats: .255 BA, 15 HRs, 53 RBIs

First-half grade: A-

Danny Espinosa, Second Base
First-half stats: .232 BA, 7 HRs, 24 RBIs

First-half grade: B-

Stephen Lombardozzi, LF, 2B, SS, 3B
First-half stats: .266 BA, 1 HR, 9 RBIs

First-half grade: B

Rick Ankiel, Center Field
First-half stats: .228 BA, 5 HRs, 15 RBIs

First-half grade: C+

Mark DeRosa, LF, SS, 3B
First-Half Stats: .133 BA, 3 RBIs

First-half grade: C+

Roger Bernadina, Outfielder
First-half stats: .252 BA, 2 HRs, 13 RBIs

First-half grade: B

Bryce Harper, Center Field
First-half stats: .282 BA, 8 HRs, 25 RBIs

First-half grade: B+

Michael Morse, Right Field
First-half stats: .289 BA, 4 HRs, 16 RBIs

First-half grade: C+


WASHINGTON – The pitching for the Nationals has been superior throughout the first half of the season, but the team’s offense didn’t start out with the same fire.

While shortstop Ian Desmond has consistently made plays and fans love young Bryce Harper, the rest of the offense literally didn’t seem to step up to the plate until last month.

Behind the plate, the Nats still need some help.

WTOP grades the offense in the slideshow to the right.

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