I agree with PC.
- Espi is getting important hits this year, driving in runs or scoring runs when it counts. I hate strikeouts, just on principle, since runners do not advance, but the K's do not feel as damaging as they did last year. I suspect that Espi's hitting has improved since the All Star break.
- Lombo is hitting well -- average is good -- and he was even better when he played regularly
- My original point was about fielding. Hard to see a difference between this season and last season in the infield play. Why would UZR change so much?
- Swydan seems to have missed the difference between this year's hitting and last year's hitting. Desmond, Espi, Lombo compared to last year's Desmond/Espi/Cora/Hairston. OF in general: Werth/Ankiel/Gomes-Nix against 2012 Werth/Harper/Bernadina/Morse/Lombo/Moore. He seems to have spotted the improvement in the starters...hard to miss, when the Nats added Gio and Jackson, have had Zimmermann and Strassburg, and Detwiler has been improving.