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Washington Nationals’ 2021 roster: Who’s left from 2019 World Series’ roster?

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A look at the 11 players currently on the Nats’ roster who were part of the 2019 World Series team …

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WASHINGTON - When Daniel Hudson struck out Michael Brantley for the last out of the 2019 World Series, the other players on the field who also celebrated included catcher Yan Gomes, shortstop Trea Turner, and outfielders Victor Robles and Juan Soto.

Rushing to join the party were starting pitchers Stephen Strasburg, the World Series MVP; Max Scherzer and Patrick Corbin, and relievers Tanner Rainey and Wander Suero.

Just over a year later, those players – along with pitcher Joe Ross, who opted out of the 2020 season – are the only Nationals still on the official roster.

This will be a season of change for many Major League teams, in part because of the loss of revenue due to pandemic and the fact fans could not attend games in 2020.

The Nationals, no matter what 2020 looked like, got a lot older this past season – especially among position players.

The team did have several pitchers make their Major League debut, including former first-round pick Seth Romero, second-round selection Wil Crowe, Brandon Finnegan and Ben Braymer.

So here is a look at the 11 players on the current roster - as free agency begins – who were part of the 2019 World Series champs.

The offensive numbers improved for three of the four position players while the ERA improved for only Rainey and Suero among pitchers – though Strasburg only pitched in two games.

• Here is the batting average and the OPS for those position players for 2019 and 2020 for regular-season games only - and yes, we realize it may not be a fair comparison since this past year was just 60 games.

Yan Gomes, age 33

Batting average: .223 in 2019, .284 in 2020

OPS: .704 in 2019, .787 in 2020

Victor Robles, 23

Batting average: .255 in 2019, .220 in 2020

OPS: .745 in 2019, .608 in 2020

Juan Soto, 22

Batting average: .282 in 2019, .351 in 2020

OPS: .949 in 2019, 1.185 in 2020

Trea Turner, 27

Batting average: .298 in 2019, .335 in 2020

OPS: .850 in 2019, .982 in 2020

• Here is the ERA and WHIP for those pitchers for 2019 and 2020:

Patrick Corbin, 31

ERA: 2.35 in 2019 and 4.66 in 2020

WHIP: 1.183 in 2019 and 1.569 in 2020

Daniel Hudson, 33

ERA: 1.44 in 2019 and 6.10 in 2020

WHIP: 0.880 in 2019 and 1.258 in 2020

Tanner Rainey, 27

ERA: 3.91 in 2019 and 2.66 in 2020

WHIP: 1.448 in 2019 and 0.738 in 2020

Joe Ross, 27

ERA: 5.48 in 2019 and NA in 2020

WHIP: 1.672 in 2019 NA in 2020

Max Scherzer, 36

ERA: 2.92 in 2019 and 3.74 in 2020

WHIP: 1.027 in 2019 and 1.381 in 2020

Stephen Strasburg, 32

ERA: 3.32 in 2019 and 10.80 in 2020

WHIP: 1.038 in 2019 and 1.800 in 2020

Wander Suero, 29

ERA: 4.54 in 2019 and 3.80 in 2020

WHIP: 1.262 in 2019 and 1.268 in 2020