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Anderson Espinoza

19-Year-Old Pitcher – San Diego Padres

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It is pretty rare for an 18-year-old pitching prospect to become a household name without really producing like a phenom above rookie ball. Espinoza has done just that, going from prized international...

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2017 ADP:  691.21

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STATUS:  7-Day DL     INJURY TYPE:  Forearm     EST. RETURN:  8/31/2018
LEAGUE: A+    40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 160   DOB: 3/9/1998
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Anderson Espinoza Contract Information:

Signed a $2 million bonus with the Red Sox in July of 2014.

July 29, 2017  –  Anderson Espinoza News

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Espinoza (forearm) is expected to be sidelined through the end of the 2018 season after he undergoes Tommy John surgery next week, Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2015 17 R GUL 10 10 0 40.0 24 3 0 40 9 0 1 0 0 0 0.68 0.82
2015 17 A GRE 1 1 0 3.1 4 3 0 4 2 0 1 0 0 0 8.10 1.94
2016 18 A GRE 8 17 0 76.0 77 37 2 72 27 5 8 0 0 0 4.38 1.37
2016 18 A FOR 8 7 0 32.1 38 17 1 28 8 1 3 0 0 0 4.73 1.43

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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2015 17 R GUL 10 10 40.0 9.00 2.03 4.44 0.00 90.9% 0.68 2.18 .248
2015 17 A GRE 1 1 3.1 11.61 5.81 2.00 0.00 50% 8.10 2.55 .458
2016 18 A GRE 8 17 76.0 8.53 3.20 2.67 0.24 65.7% 4.38 2.79 .345
2016 18 A FOR 8 7 32.1 7.85 2.24 3.50 0.28 64.4% 4.73 2.89 .372

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Anderson Espinoza: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Espinoza was diagnosed with a torn UCL on Friday and will undergo season-ending Tommy John surgery, Dennis Lin of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

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Espinoza (forearm tightness) recently started playing catch again in Arizona and could be pitching in games in late July if he does not encounter further setbacks, Kyle Glaser of Baseball America reports.

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Espinoza was shut down from throwing again after experiencing mild soreness in his right elbow, Jeff Sanders of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

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Espinoza (forearm tightness) is expected to start a throwing program this week and is unlikely to return to game action until May, the San Diego Union-Tribune's Jeff Sanders reports.

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Per general manager A.J. Preller, Espinoza's forearm tightness is not due to any ligament- or elbow-related issues, Jeff Sanders of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

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Espinoza (forearm tightness) will be evaluated by the Padres' team doctor Thursday night, the San Diego Union-Tribune's Jeff Sanders reports. "We'll see what comes up in the next few days, but so far nobody seems too concerned," general manager A.J. Preller said.

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Espinoza, 18, was an international free agent signed in 2014 and made his organizational debut in 2015. The preternatural right-hander with a slight frame used his three-pitch mix (fastball, curveball, changeup) and mid-90s gas to blow away the competition in the Dominican Summer League and then the Gulf Coast League. He allowed five runs, 37 hits, and 12 walks while striking out 61 batters in 55 innings. The Red Sox think so highly of him, they gave Espinoza one start for Low-A Greenville. That start against the most advanced hitters he’s faced was predictably less successful, but Espinoza’s initial dominance has the organization thinking about an aggressive development path for him. He pitched in the Fall Instructional League, facing hitters several years older, and did not look out of place. His delivery is clean and repeatable and he keeps his fastball down in the zone. Espinoza will be a trendy pick in dynasty leagues, and while there is still significant lead time, he looks like he could be worth the wait.