Dodgers Nats Position-by-Position Breakdown

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September 22, 2016; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal (9) is greeted by shortstop Corey Seager (5), first baseman Adrian Gonzalez (23) and right fielder Yasiel Puig (66) after hitting a grand slam home run in the seventh inning against the Colorado Rockies at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
September 22, 2016; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal (9) is greeted by shortstop Corey Seager (5), first baseman Adrian Gonzalez (23) and right fielder Yasiel Puig (66) after hitting a grand slam home run in the seventh inning against the Colorado Rockies at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports /
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September 25, 2016; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Kenta Maeda (18), starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw (22), catcher Yasmani Grandal (9) and catcher Carlos Ruiz (51) celebrate after shortstop Charlie Culberson (6) hits a walk off solo home run in the tenth inning against the Colorado Rockies at Dodger Stadium. With the victory the Dodgers clinch the National League West title. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
September 25, 2016; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Kenta Maeda (18), starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw (22), catcher Yasmani Grandal (9) and catcher Carlos Ruiz (51) celebrate after shortstop Charlie Culberson (6) hits a walk off solo home run in the tenth inning against the Colorado Rockies at Dodger Stadium. With the victory the Dodgers clinch the National League West title. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports /

With the NLDS only a day away, it’s time to break down the positional advantages for the Dodgers and Nationals.

The Dodgers and Nationals open up their best-of-five series tomorrow in the nation’s capital. The Dodgers’ roster is all-but set (and can be seen here), while the Nats roster remains a bit of a mystery due to injuries.

The Nationals finished the season with 95 wins, four more than the 91 games the Dodgers won. Washington went 4-3 in the final week of the season while the Dodgers went 1-5, so if momentum is going to play a factor, it’ll be in favor of the Nats. However, and it feels weird to say this, the Dodgers are the healthier team at the moment. More on that later.

With the help of District on Deck co-editor Ricky Keeler, we’ve put together tales of the tape from each teams’ perspective. His can be found here, and while mine will be mostly similar, there were a few disagreements.

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