- - Tuesday, April 3, 2012

ROTATION

37 Stephen Strasburg

Age: 23 - B/T: R/R

He’s back where he belongs, atop the Nationals rotation but his 160-inning limit will make this year a prelude to when the reins are fully off.

47 Gio Gonzalez

Age: 26 - B/T: R/L

His stuff has drawn rave reviews and his curve can baffle hitters. He’ll have to keep the walks down and adjust to a new league.

27 Jordan Zimmermann

Age: 24 - B/T: R/R

A full year for Zimmermann could be tantalizing but he’ll have to overcome the wall he hit often last year where one bad pitch late in a game would ruin his day.

33 Edwin Jackson

Age: 28 - B/T: R/R

Brings playoff experience to a young rotation but whether the Nationals are tinkering with his mechanics or not, finding consistency from start to start will be the key for him.

31 John Lannan

Age: 27 - B/T: L/L

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