Paolo Espino

Paolo Espino

35-Year-Old PitcherSP
Washington Nationals
2023 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Paolo Espino in 2023. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a one-year contract with the Nationals in February of 2021.
Crushed in final outing of year
PWashington Nationals
October 5, 2022
Espino (0-9) couldn't escape the first frame in the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Mets, surrendering seven runs on five hits -- including three home runs -- and two walks in only one-third of an inning.
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The 35-year-old right-hander saved his worst for last, giving up back-to-back-to-back homers to begin his final outing of the season. Espino helped hold an injury-wracked Nationals' rotation together down the stretch, but given his age and overall mediocre numbers, he likely won't factor into the team's 2023 plans other as an emergency depth option.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
45
Last 10 Games
56
Last 5 Games
43
How many pitches does Paolo Espino generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
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81-90
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
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41-50
 
51-60
 
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81-90
 
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111-120
 
121+
What part of the game does Paolo Espino generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2020
 
 
-13%
BAA vs RHP
2022
 
 
-11%
BAA vs RHP
2021
 
 
-18%
BAA vs RHP
2020
 
 
-6%
BAA vs LHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2020vs Left .294 462 76 24 128 26 3 15
Since 2020vs Right .256 498 112 25 118 20 0 29
2022vs Left .306 224 36 13 64 9 1 9
2022vs Right .271 263 56 11 67 11 0 15
2021vs Left .280 230 38 11 61 16 2 6
2021vs Right .230 225 54 14 47 9 0 13
2020vs Left .375 8 2 0 3 1 0 0
2020vs Right .400 10 2 0 4 0 0 1
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2020
 
 
-28%
ERA at Home
2022
 
 
-12%
ERA at Home
2021
 
 
-44%
ERA at Home
2020
 
 
-100%
ERA on Road
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2020Home 3.94 1.25 128.0 4 10 0 7.3 1.8 1.5
Since 2020Away 5.45 1.36 99.0 1 4 1 7.6 2.1 2.1
2022Home 4.53 1.30 57.2 0 5 0 7.3 1.4 1.9
2022Away 5.17 1.44 55.2 0 4 0 7.3 2.4 1.9
2021Home 3.26 1.18 66.1 4 5 0 7.2 2.3 1.1
2021Away 5.82 1.27 43.1 1 0 1 8.1 1.7 2.3
2020Home 6.75 1.75 4.0 0 0 0 9.0 0.0 2.3
2020Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Paolo Espino compare to other starting pitchers?
This section compares his stats with all starting pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 120 innings)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 120 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
3.83
 
K/9
7.3
 
BB/9
1.9
 
HR/9
1.9
 
Fastball
88.6 mph
 
ERA
4.84
 
WHIP
1.37
 
BABIP
.320
 
GB/FB
1.07
 
Left On Base
75.0%
 
Exit Velocity
82.7 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
5.6%
 
Spin Rate
2491 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
27.7%
 
Swinging Strike
9.3%
 
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2022 Fantasy Outlook
Espino earned only 30 innings in the major-leagues prior to the 2021 campaign, though he got extended run as the Nationals fell out of contention and lost key members of their rotation due to both trade and injury. While he began the campaign largely in mop-up duty out of the bullpen, he served nearly exclusively as a starter from June 28 on. In 17 starts, he posted a 5.01 ERA with 69 strikeouts while allowing 1.7 HR/9 across 79 innings. Now entering his age-34 season, there's little reason to expect improved results in 2022. In 98 total innings as a starter in his career, Espino has surrendered a .342 wOBA with a 4.68 ERA. With the Nationals likely to still be in the midst of a rebuild, it's possible that Espino sees time as a starter. However, with prospects such as Cade Cavalli and Seth Romero likely to see time in Washington in 2022, Espino's time in the rotation figures to be short lived.
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Remains winless
PWashington Nationals
September 28, 2022
Espino (0-8) took the loss Tuesday as the Nationals fell 8-2 to Atlanta, giving up four runs on five hits over five innings. He struck out five without walking a batter.
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Works four innings
PWashington Nationals
September 21, 2022
Espino allowed two runs (one earned) on four hits and two walks while striking out two across four innings Wednesday against Atlanta. He did not factor into the decision.
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Set to start Wednesday
PWashington Nationals
September 20, 2022
Espino will start Wednesday's game against Atlanta, Paul Mancano of MASNSports.com reports.
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Works in relief
PWashington Nationals
September 14, 2022
Espino allowed a run over one inning out of the bullpen during Wednesday's loss to the Orioles, and manager Dave Martinez said the right-hander will serve as a reliever for the time being, Jessica Camerato of MLB.com reports.
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Five innings in loss
PWashington Nationals
September 6, 2022
Espino (0-7) took the loss Tuesday, allowing three runs on seven hits over five innings against the Cardinals. He struck out five and did not walk a batter.
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