Washington Nationals: Four x-factor players for the Nats in 2019

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DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 29: Stephen Strasburg #37 of the Washington Nationals pitches against the Colorado Rockies in the second inning of a game at Coors Field on September 29, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 29: Stephen Strasburg #37 of the Washington Nationals pitches against the Colorado Rockies in the second inning of a game at Coors Field on September 29, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images) /
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The Washington Nationals had a disappointing 2018 season. There are some key x-factor players that the Nationals need to play well for a better 2019 season.

Obviously, players like Max Scherzer, Anthony Rendon, and Juan Soto need to play well if the Washington Nationals are to have success in 2019. But there are some other key players that need to have good years to help the Nats improve over their 2018 disappointment.

In past seasons, players like Tanner Roark, Ryan Zimmerman, and many others have been the x-factors to the Nationals having incredible seasons. Last year, Soto was the biggest x-factor player for the team.

The Nationals had a poor 2018 season. With many key players returning, the 2019 season has the potential to be a great season for the Nats, but just as with any other team, it isn’t just the stars that need to perform well to win.

The Nationals have multiple x-factor players who will help decide the story of the 2019 season. In 2018, the team in general struggled. While Max Scherzer had a great season and so did Juan Soto, other players had underwhelming years which led to a let-down.

This team has shown they can be one of the best in the majors when they are playing well. Hopefully, 2019 can be a return to the top of the division and can lead the Nationals to a deep run in October.

In this article, we’ll take a look at four players that could play a huge role in helping the Nationals return to the postseason in 2019. They could be the difference between a repeat of 2018 or a deep postseason run.

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