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Danny Espinosa

26-Year-Old Second Baseman – Washington Nationals

2014 Stats

AVG

.275

HR

0

RBI

1

R

3

SB

1

2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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 inj...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: B   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 204   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:

Agreed to a one-year contract with the Nationals in March 2011.

April 13, 2014  –  Danny Espinosa News

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Espinosa came in to play second base Saturday after Ryan Zimmerman left the game, going 1-for-2.

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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 15 43 40 3 11 6 5 1 0 1 1 0 2 10 0 0 1 .275 .326 .450 .776
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Danny Espinosa
3-Year Averages MAJ   120 492 441 55 102 40 25 2 13 44 12 4 35 134 3 2 11 .231 .303 .385 .688
Career  (View All) MAJ   405 1638 1468 184 340 140 84 9 47 150 39 14 118 442 9 7 36 .232 .303 .397 .700

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Danny Espinosa Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Apr. 18 StL 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .275 .326 .450 .776
Apr. 17 StL 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .270 .325 .459 .784
Apr. 16 @Mia 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .294 .351 .500 .851
Apr. 15 @Mia 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .300 .364 .500 .864
Apr. 14 @Mia 4 2 2 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 .346 .414 .577 .991
Apr. 13 @Atl 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .318 .375 .455 .830
Apr. 12 @Atl 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .316 .381 .474 .855
Apr. 11 @Atl 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .294 .368 .471 .839
Apr. 10 Mia 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .294 .333 .471 .804
Apr. 9 Mia Did not play.
Apr. 8 Mia 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .250 .333 .583
Apr. 6 Atl 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .182 .250 .364 .614
Apr. 5 Atl 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .333 .500 .833
Apr. 4 Atl 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .429 .667 1.096
Apr. 3 @NYM 4 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .400 .500 .800 1.300
Apr. 2 @NYM Did not play.
Mar. 31 @NYM 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .500 .000 .500
Last 7 Days 23 3 6 2 1 0 1 0 7 0 0 1 0 1 .261 .292 .435 .727
Last 14 Days 35 3 9 3 1 0 1 1 10 1 0 1 0 2 .257 .297 .400 .697
Last 30 Days 40 3 11 5 1 0 1 2 10 1 0 1 0 2 .275 .326 .450 .776

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Danny Espinosa: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 13
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
2013322130.125.313.529
20121672531512.281.431.775
2011127216167.283.496.857

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20131269291.167.262.448
20124275714418.234.391.694
201144651155010.222.390.703

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013747281.162.297.482
20122913972612.254.388.712
201127734113810.256.440.768

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013844140.155.250.450
20123034310308.241.416.721
20112963810287.216.389.707
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% .447 .031
2009 22 A Pot 563 474 13.1% 22.9% 0.57 73% .327 .196
2010 23 AA Har 434 386 7.6% 21.7% 0.35 76% .299 .202
2010 23 AAA Syr 108 95 7.4% 20.4% 0.36 77% .348 .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% .295 .178
2012 25 MAJ WAS 658 594 7% 28.7% 0.24 68% .335 .155
2013 26 AAA Syr 313 283 6.1% 32.3% 0.19 64% .328 .070
2013 26 MAJ WAS 167 158 2.4% 28.1% 0.09 70% .204 .114
2014 27 MAJ WAS 43 40 4.7% 23.3% 0.20 75% .367 .175
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3-Year Averages MAJ   492 441 7.1% 27.2% 0.26 70% .303 .154
Career MAJ   1638 1468 7.2% 27% 0.27 70% .299 .165

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2014 Stat Review for Danny Espinosa    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2013 (min 400 PA)

Contact

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.275 AVG
GOOD
75% Contact Rate
WEAK
.367 BABIP
HIGH
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.450 SLG
GOOD
.175 ISO
GOOD
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.20 BB/K
TERRIBLE
4.7% BB Rate
POOR
23.3% K Rate
WEAK
OPS/OBP

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.776 OPS
GOOD
.326 OBP
AVERAGE

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Career Batter vs. Pitcher Stats    (View All Matchup Data)

Best Matchups for Danny Espinosa (by OPS, min 4 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Fernando Salas ANA 4 2 1 3 1 0 0 .500 1.750 2.350
Henderson Alvarez MIA 5 3 1 2 0 1 0 .600 1.400 2.000
Jeremy Hefner NY-N 10 5 2 3 0 2 0 .500 1.300 1.800
Zach Duke MIL 5 3 1 1 0 1 0 .600 1.200 1.800
Jake Arrieta CHI-N 7 3 1 4 0 3 0 .429 1.143 1.571
Brad Hand MIA 8 4 0 2 1 1 0 .500 1.000 1.556
Bronson Arroyo AZ 11 6 1 5 0 1 0 .545 1.000 1.545
Kameron Loe KC 4 2 0 3 0 0 1 .500 1.000 1.500
Tim Lincecum SF 8 3 1 3 0 1 0 .375 .875 1.319
Mike Pelfrey MIN 13 6 1 2 1 4 0 .462 .769 1.269

Worst Matchups for Danny Espinosa (by OPS, min 4 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Anthony Bass HOU 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Andrew Cashner SD 4 0 0 0 0 2 1 .000 .000 .000
Heath Bell TB 4 0 0 1 0 4 0 .000 .000 .000
Francisco Rodriguez MIL 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Jacob Turner MIA 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Wilton Lopez COL 4 0 0 0 0 3 0 .000 .000 .000
Juan Oviedo TB 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Matt Guerrier MIN 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Ubaldo Jimenez BAL 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Jim Johnson OAK 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000

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

Espinosa got the start at second base Sunday, going 0-for-3 and committing an error.

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Espinosa produced two doubles in four at-bats Thursday against the Mets.

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Espinosa will get a start at second base on Thursday.

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Espinosa homered twice, his first two long balls of the spring, in Saturday's Grapefruit League game.

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Espinosa is in line to start the season as the utility infielder, though manager Matt Williams has yet to officially name a starting second baseman, the Washington Post's Adam Kilgore reports.

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Espinosa got another start at second base in Tuesday's Grapefruit League game, going 0-for-2 with a walk and a run scored.

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Despite the statements of new Nationals manager Matt Williams earlier in the offseason that Espinosa would get a chance to win back the starting second base job, Williams will be preparing Espinosa for a utility role in spring training, the Washington Post reports.

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Espinosa will be given the opportunity in spring training to compete for the starting second base job, Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post reports.

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The trade of Steve Lombardozzi to the Tigers could open up a bench spot for Espinosa in 2014.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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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.