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Danny Espinosa

30-Year-Old Second Baseman – Tampa Bay Rays

2017 Stats

AVG

.173

HR

6

RBI

31

R

30

SB

4

2017 Preseason Projections

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Espinosa started 157 games at shortstop for the Nationals in 2016, but his relationship with the team became strained this offseason when Washington acquired Adam Eaton, signaling a move for Trea Turn...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: B   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 205   DOB: 4/25/1987   BORN: Santa Ana, CA   COLLEGE: Long Beach State   DRAFTED: 3rd Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Danny Espinosa Contract Information:

Signed a contract with the Rays in August of 2017.

August 25, 2017  –  Danny Espinosa News

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Espinosa was signed by the Rays prior to Friday's game against the Cardinals, Marc Topkin of The Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Danny Espinosa Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2008 21 A VER 19 85 64 8 21 2 2 0 0 4 2 2 17 17 3 1 0 .328 .476 .359 .835
2009 22 A POT 133 563 474 90 125 53 31 4 18 72 29 11 74 129 10 5 0 .264 .375 .460 .835
2010 23 AA HAR 99 434 386 66 100 38 16 4 18 54 20 8 33 94 3 2 10 .259 .332 .461 .793
2010 23 AAA SYR 24 108 95 14 28 7 2 1 4 15 5 3 8 22 2 2 1 .295 .349 .463 .812
2010 23 MAJ WAS 28 112 103 16 22 11 4 1 6 15 0 2 9 30 0 0 0 .214 .277 .447 .723
2011 24 MAJ WAS 158 658 573 72 135 55 29 5 21 66 17 6 57 166 5 4 19 .236 .323 .414 .737
2012 25 MAJ WAS 160 658 594 82 147 56 37 2 17 56 20 6 46 189 3 2 13 .247 .315 .402 .717
2013 26 AAA SYR 75 313 283 32 61 15 12 1 2 22 6 1 19 101 2 2 7 .216 .280 .286 .566
2013 26 MAJ WAS 44 167 158 11 25 12 9 0 3 12 1 0 4 47 1 1 3 .158 .193 .272 .465
2014 27 MAJ WAS 114 364 333 31 73 25 14 3 8 27 8 1 18 122 0 1 12 .219 .283 .351 .634
2015 28 MAJ WAS 118 412 367 59 88 35 21 1 13 37 5 2 33 106 3 3 6 .240 .311 .409 .720
2016 29 MAJ WAS 157 601 516 66 108 39 15 0 24 72 9 2 54 174 7 4 20 .209 .306 .378 .684
2017 30 MAJ TB 8 24 22 1 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 11 0 0 1 .273 .333 .273 .606
2017 30 MAJ LAA 77 254 228 27 37 14 8 0 6 29 3 5 19 91 1 2 4 .162 .237 .276 .513
2017 30 MAJ SEA 8 17 16 2 3 2 2 0 0 2 1 0 1 7 0 0 0 .188 .235 .313 .548
2017  (Multiple Teams) 30 MAJ TB/LAA/SEA 93 295 266 30 46 16 10 0 6 31 4 5 21 109 1 2 5 .173 .245 .278 .523
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3-Year Averages     129 457 405 52 89 32 16 1 15 45 7 1 35 134 3 2 12 .220 .300 .375 .675
Career  (View All)     872 3,267 2,910 367 644 249 139 12 98 316 64 24 242 943 20 17 78 .221 .297 .378 .675

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats      ▼ Games By Position

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Danny Espinosa Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Games To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Sep. 17 Bos Did not play.
Sep. 16 Bos Did not play.
Sep. 15 Bos 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 .173 .245 .278 .523
Sep. 13 NYY 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .172 .245 .279 .524
Sep. 12 NYY Did not play.
Sep. 11 NYY 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .173 .247 .281 .528
Sep. 10 @Bos Did not play.
Sep. 9 @Bos 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .176 .250 .285 .535
Sep. 8 @Bos Did not play.
Sep. 6 Min Did not play.
Sep. 5 Min Did not play.
Sep. 4 Min Did not play.
Sep. 3 @CWS Did not play.
Sep. 2 @CWS 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 .166 .242 .277 .519
Sep. 1 @CWS Did not play.
Aug. 30 @KC Did not play.
Aug. 29 @KC Did not play.
Aug. 28 @KC 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .164 .238 .276 .514
Aug. 27 @StL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .165 .239 .277 .516
Aug. 26 @StL Did not play.
Aug. 25 @StL 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .165 .240 .278 .518
Aug. 24 Tor Did not play.
Aug. 19 @TB Did not play.
Aug. 18 @TB Did not play.
Aug. 16 Bal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .164 .237 .279 .516
Aug. 15 Bal 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .164 .237 .279 .516
Aug. 14 Bal 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .162 .236 .274 .510
Aug. 13 LAA Did not play.
Aug. 12 LAA Did not play.
Aug. 11 LAA Did not play.
Last 7 Games 10 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 2 .100 .100 .100 .200
Last 14 Games 16 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 1 0 2 .313 .353 .313 .666
Last 30 Games 27 2 7 1 0 0 0 1 15 0 0 1 0 2 .259 .310 .296 .606

Danny Espinosa: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2017 2 78 4 4 1
2016 157
2015 5 81 16 8 5 5
2014 89 12
2013 43 1
2012 126 36
2011 158
2010 25 2

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Danny Espinosa Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017988162.173.265.499
2016119169243.202.462.712
20158818352.261.409.753

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017168225252.173.286.537
20163975015486.212.353.675
20152794110323.233.409.709

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017129195191.194.349.609
20162563612376.219.387.696
2015184216163.217.380.664

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017137111123.153.212.442
20162603012353.200.369.673
2015183387212.262.437.774
Danny Espinosa vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Pitcher Team AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
Chris Archer TB 5 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .400

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Danny Espinosa Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2008 21 A VER 85 64 20% 20% 1.00 73% .438 .031
2009 22 A POT 563 474 13.1% 22.9% 0.57 73% .322 .196
2010 23 AA HAR 434 386 7.6% 21.7% 0.35 76% .297 .202
2010 23 AAA SYR 108 95 7.4% 20.4% 0.36 77% .338 .168
2010 23 MAJ WAS 112 103 8% 26.8% 0.30 71% .239 .233
2011 24 MAJ WAS 658 573 8.7% 25.2% 0.34 71% .292 .178
2012 25 MAJ WAS 658 594 7% 28.7% 0.24 68% .333 .155
2013 26 AAA SYR 313 283 6.1% 32.3% 0.19 64% .324 .070
2013 26 MAJ WAS 167 158 2.4% 28.1% 0.09 70% .202 .114
2014 27 MAJ WAS 364 333 4.9% 33.5% 0.15 63% .319 .132
2015 28 MAJ WAS 412 367 8% 25.7% 0.31 71% .299 .169
2016 29 MAJ WAS 601 516 9% 29% 0.31 66% .261 .169
2017 30 MAJ TB 24 22 4.2% 45.8% 0.09 50% .545 .000
2017 30 MAJ LAA 254 228 7.5% 35.8% 0.21 60% .233 .114
2017 30 MAJ SEA 17 16 5.9% 41.2% 0.14 56% .333 .125
2017  (Multiple Teams) 30 MAJ TB/LAA/SEA 295 266 7.1% 36.9% 0.19 59% .261 .105
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3-Year Averages     457 405 7.7% 29.3% 0.26 67% .287 .155
Career     3,267 2,910 7.4% 28.9% 0.26 68% .290 .157

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Danny Espinosa Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 1B 44 0 6 0 0 0 18 0 4 0 0 0 0
2015 2B 646.7 10 179 11 -1 0 355 6 144 2 4 3 3
2015 3B 109.3 -2 18 -3 1 -3 49 -3 12 -1 0 -1 -2
2015 SS 50 -3 18 -3 0 0 29 -2 11 -1 0 -2 0
2015 LF 23.3 0 5 0 0 14 1 3 0
2016 SS 1358 5 283 9 -4 0 701 8 310 -1 -2 3 8
2017 2B 585.7 -2 81 -3 1 0 298 0 44 1 1 0 -4
2017 1B 11 0 1 -1 0 0 3 0 1 0 -1 0 0
2017 2B 9 1 3 1 0 0 9 1 0 0 0 0 0
2017 3B 15 0 4 0 0 0 15 0 6 0 0 0 0
2017 SS 10 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0
2017 2B 48 -2 8 -2 0 0 26 -2 5 0 -1 -1 -1
2017 3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 1B 0 0 -1 1 0 0
2015 2B 0 1 1 8 0 10
2015 3B 0 0 0 -2 0 -2
2015 SS 0 -1 0 -2 0 -3
2015 LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 SS 0 1 3 4 0 8
2017 2B 0 2 -1 -1 0 0
2017 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 SS 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 2B 0 0 0 -2 0 -2
2017 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 SS 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2017 Stat Review for Danny Espinosa    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2016 (min 410 PA)

Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.19 BB/K
TERRIBLE
7.1% BB Rate
WEAK
36.9% K Rate
TERRIBLE
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.523 OPS
TERRIBLE
.245 OBP
TERRIBLE
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.173 AVG
TERRIBLE
.261 BABIP
LOW
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.278 SLG
TERRIBLE
.105 ISO
TERRIBLE

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Danny Espinosa: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Espinosa was released by the Mariners on Sunday, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.

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Espinosa went 1-for-3 with an RBI double in Game 2 of Sunday's doubleheader, an 8-1 loss to the Royals.

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Espinosa went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts in Wednesday's 4-0 loss to the Red Sox.

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Espinosa agreed to a major-league contract with the Mariners on Sunday, Tim Brown of Yahoo Sports reports.

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Espinosa was released by the Angels on Thursday.

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Espinosa is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Rangers, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.

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Espinosa is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Twins.

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Espinosa is out of the lineup Tuesday against the Twins, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.

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Espinosa is not in Saturday's lineup against the Mariners, Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports.

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Espinosa is out of the lineup again Friday.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2016

Espinosa began to find his way out of the wilderness in 2015 following two lost seasons at the plate. After spring training experiments with abandoning switch-hitting went nowhere, he rediscovered his stroke from the left side of the plate and hit a respectable .261/.343/.409 against right-handed pitchers in 88 at-bats. It's a small sample size to be sure, but any offense Espinosa can supply is a bonus as it's his glove that keeps him in the majors. He was outstanding defensively in 81 games at second base last season, and the Nats began transitioning him to a super-utility role by using him at all three other infield spots as well as left field, the first time in his career he's played anything other than second or short. He could open the season as the team's starter at shortstop, while Trea Turner continues to develop, and once Turner is ready to take over, Espinosa could be needed as an injury replacement at another position.

2015

Once upon a time, Espinosa was a promising middle-infield prospect who offered the possibility of 20-20 production while supplying excellent defense at either shortstop or second base. Strikeouts ate his bat, however, as strikeouts are wont to do, and last season's .219/.283/.351 line in 333 at-bats off the Nationals' bench was actually an improvement over what he did in 2013. Buried within that ugly slash line was an extreme split: .301/.374/.485 versus left-handed pitching and .183/.241/.291 versus righties. Espinosa has now indicated that he's finally going to abandon switch-hitting, and while that doesn't mean he'll improve against right-handed pitching, he certainly can't do much worse. If he finds himself in a platoon role, or miraculously discovers that a righty vs. righty matchup isn't all that bad, he could turn his career around yet. The Nats acquired Yunel Escobar to take over at second base, so if Espinosa does find his stroke again, he may have to content himself with a supersub role.

2014

There's no telling whether the complete disintegration of Espinosa's ability to make contact was a product of injuries (he entered the season with a tear in his left rotator cuff and then promptly injured his right wrist) or simply the end result of the same poor approach he's always had. Either way it's hard to imagine he's got much of a major league future after a campaign as awful as his 2013. Still, he's a switch-hitting middle infielder with a slick glove and power potential, so if the Nationals give up on him he'll likely land a bench job somewhere. Stranger things have happened than a player with Espinosa's talent finally figuring things out, but not by much.

2013

His power/speed numbers and eligibility at both middle-infield positions make Espinosa an attractive fantasy target, but there's a major flaw in his game that prevents him from becoming an elite second baseman. He's a switch-hitter in name only, striking out in a ghastly 30.3 percent of his port-side at-bats in 2012, and no matter how you do the rest of the time, there is no way to be really successful when you are spotting pitchers that many outs. Until he learns to make better contact against right-handers, or the Nationals find a platoon partner of some kind for him, he will remain a batting average killer and a player whose performance will never quite match his potential.

2012

Espinosa had an intriguing rookie season putting up numbers similar to his minor league campaigns. He should continue to produce 20 home runs for years to come, however, his OBP is not likely to be above .330 if his strikeout rate remains as high as it was in 2011 (25.2 percent). As a switch-hitter, Espinosa is much stronger from the right side of the plate producing a .373 wOBA, but that was due in part to a much higher BABIP. He has above average range at second base, and should post a similar line with a few more home runs in 2012.

2011

Although he struggled in his big league debut, Espinosa ended up recording a 25 HR-25 SB season over three levels and firmly established himself as a big part of the Nationals' infield future. Ian Desmond's presence means that he'll begin 2011 at second base but Espinosa has plenty of arm for shortstop and might yet end up there down the road, while at the plate his value will be limited somewhat by the amount of empty air in his swing. In fantasy terms though his power-speed combo will make him a very popular figure no matter which middle-infield spot he plays.

2010

Espinosa displayed good power, patience and speed last season at High-A, but he's already 22 years old and hasn't yet shown if his glove will play at shortstop as he moves up. The Nationals would also probably like to see him make more consistent contact, but for now he should comfortably be considered the club's second baseman of the future, with a major league ETA of 2011 or so.