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NL Player Of The Week: Jayson Werth – Nationals

Werth was hot for the Nats from June 6-12.

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Jayson Werth (Photo by: Gabe Rodriguez)

The Washington Nationals continue to lead the National League East and are working their way to erasing the collapse of 2015.

One Nats player who is working hard and having a breakout season so far, is left fielder Jayson Werth.

Werth, since recovering from a fractured wrist in 2015, that limited him to just 88 games,  looks to have a big year in a season that could be a special one for the Nationals.

Last season he finished batting .221, with just 12 home runs and 42 RBIs and as of Monday, he is batting .245, with 10 home runs and 35 RBIs. A healthy Werth can mean winning baseball in October for Washington.

In eight games in June, he is batting .355 (11 for 31) and for the week of June 6 to June 12, Werth is batting .500 (9 for 18), with five runs scored, two doubles, a home run, and eight RBIs.

On Sunday, Werth helped the Nationals rally from two runs down with a walk-off two-run single to beat the Philadelphia Phillies, 5-4 and sweep the series.

The Nationals have the best hitter in baseball, in Daniel Murphy and his .369 batting average, one of the best young hitters in Bryce Harper and now a healthy Werth is the best recipe for success.

The 2016 season is shaping up to be a special one for the Washington fans and Werth is in the middle of the fun.

Featured photo: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

David is the Co-Founder and Executive Editor of Legends On Deck®, as well as a Co-Host on Legends On Deck Podcast. David was a Senior Editor for MetsMerizedOnline.com, MetsMinors.net and Contributor for Hardballchat.com that spanned from 2010 to 2014. David made his MLB Debut as a writer in June 2014, while covering the NY Mets at Citi Field, for MetsmerizedOnline.com. David also managed his Cape Coral 16U Rec Ball team for the past two seasons and on May 13, 2024 they won their league Championship. On May 15th, David started the first ever Legends on Deck 16U Travel Baseball team in SWFL. David's passion is teaching the game he loves to the future Legends of Tomorrow as well as making available a website that people can have fun sharing and reading. David is also passionate about his career as a Mortgage Loan Officer which allows him to help many families reach their dreams of owning a home. Connect with David via his Social Media pages as he loves to chat all about baseball.

David is the Co-Founder and Executive Editor of Legends On Deck®, as well as a Co-Host on Legends On Deck Podcast. David was a Senior Editor for MetsMerizedOnline.com, MetsMinors.net and Contributor for Hardballchat.com that spanned from 2010 to 2014. David made his MLB Debut as a writer in June 2014, while covering the NY Mets at Citi Field, for MetsmerizedOnline.com. David also managed his Cape Coral 16U Rec Ball team for the past two seasons and on May 13, 2024 they won their league Championship. On May 15th, David started the first ever Legends on Deck 16U Travel Baseball team in SWFL. David's passion is teaching the game he loves to the future Legends of Tomorrow as well as making available a website that people can have fun sharing and reading. David is also passionate about his career as a Mortgage Loan Officer which allows him to help many families reach their dreams of owning a home. Connect with David via his Social Media pages as he loves to chat all about baseball.

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