2016 Outlook: Limited throughout most of 2015 by a bout of plantar fasciitis, Zimmerman posted a career-worst .773 OPS in 95 games last season with his on-base percentage falling off a cliff to .308. He also missed time late due to an oblique injury, but between stints on the shelf, Zimmerman showed that he can still produce at a high level when his body is right. From July 28 to Sept. 7, over a span of 40 games, Zimmerman hit .311 (42-for-135) with 11 homers and 39 RBI. Of course, that kind of per-game production cannot be extrapolated over a full season, especially with a player like Zimmerman who has averaged 110 games over the last five seasons. But at 31, Zimmerman still has the plate skills -- despite the dip in OBP, he maintained a respectable walk rate last season -- and power to be a valuable contributor at first base.
2016 Outlook: After toiling in the minors since 2005, with only a couple cups of Major League coffee yielding 14 plate appearances on his ledger, an onslaught of injuries finally gave him the chance to show what he can do. After impressing early on as the Nationals' primary pinch-hitter, Robinson took over for Ryan Zimmerman after the first baseman was felled by plantar fasciitis and oblique woes. Robinson comported himself just fine, hitting 0.272 with 10 homers. Zimmerman is purportedly healthy heading into the 2016 campaign but after suffering through a pair of injury-riddled seasons, it's highly unlikely he'll make It through the summer unscathed. Robinson will again begin the season as the first bat off the bench and is a good bet for more time as an injury fill-in.