After a tumultuous 2020 season filled with injury and ill advised play, the Washington Nationals retooled their lineup for a run at the 2021 postseason. While publications far and wide have the Nationals finishing anywhere from 83-90 wins, and either second to third in the division, consensus is the Nationals 2020 finish was an anomaly.
With all the offseason moves the Nationals have made, they seem to have put the 26-34, last place finish in the National League East, squarely in the rear view mirror.
In order for this to happen collectively, individually some performances need to be better. The Nationals will need to have all hands on deck for the entirety of the season, in order to keep pace with the incumbant division winning Atlanta Braves, and the hard charging New York Mets. The division is one of the toughest in all of baseball this year.
3 players who need to have rebound performances in order for the Washington Nationals to compete in the NL East this season.
Josh Bell and Kyle Schwarber were scooped up following poor seasons. For the sake of this article we are leaving them out and focusing on three players who played for the Nationals last year.