Ryan Zimmerman – Try to avoid the early season slump.
This past season, the man we fondly know as ‘Zim’ had an awful April, batting only .226 with a miniscule slugging percentage. In 2012, Zimmerman had an even slower start to the season, battling injuries until his bat finally started to heat up in late June. Over the past three seasons, Zim has been a .256 hitter with an adequate OPS of .751 before the all star break, but has been an elite performer afterwards, hitting over .300 while nearly doubling his long ball total. For the Nationals to go deep into the playoffs this year, Zim needs to keep up his All Star level production all year long, not just after June. Every win matters.