The Nationals have not been hitting that well so far this season. This week was better than the first couple, thanks to some high scoring games, so there might not be too much to worry about. And some of the struggling hitters, like Jayson Werth and Adam LaRoche, have been pretty consistent over the last many seasons. Meanwhile, Rick Ankiel isn’t hitting either, but he’s such a question mark, that it’s hard to look back over the last few seasons and know what to think.
Ian Desmond and Mike Morse, on the other hand, are a little in between. They don’t have seasons of success to rely upon, and only really have last year’s full time hitting numbers to look back on. Morse has a bit more than that, but he had more than twice as many PAs in 2010 than the previous 4, so last year is really the one to look at. They have both struggled this year, but is there something to worry about this early in the season?
Take a look at Morse’s hit type results: