|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||315.00||8.00||.213||30.00||38.00||10.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs San Francisco||13||3||1|| .333|| .462|| .231|
|vs Alvarez (Career)||8||3||1|| .875||.375||.375|
|vs RHP||230||42||5|| .241|| .291|| .183|
|12/26/2014||Chase Headley, 3B NYY||Danny Espinosa, 2B WAS|
Michael Choice, LF TEX
Nate Freiman, 1B OAK
Corey Hart, 1B PIT
Kyle Lohse, SP MIL
Yonder Alonso, 1B SD
Kevin Siegrist, RP STL
Tyler Beede, SP SF
Michael Bourn, CF CLE
Eric Sogard, 2B OAK
Matt Cain, SP SF
Tyler Matzek, SP COL
Endy Chavez, RF SEA
Jesse Biddle, SP PHI
Peter Bourjos, CF STL
Henry Urrutia, DH BAL
Tyler Flowers, C CHW
|12/23/2014||Daniel Murphy, 2B NYM|
Jason Hammel, SP CHC
|Danny Espinosa, 2B WAS|
Masahiro Tanaka, SP NYY
|12/22/2014||A.J. Pollock, CF ARI|
Jimmy Rollins, SS LAD
Matt Kemp, OF SD
|Dilson Herrera, 2B NYM|
Danny Espinosa, 2B WAS
Yasiel Puig, RF LAD
|Last 10 Games|
Nationals infielder Danny Espinosa avoids arbitration
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
|(1/15/15) The Nationals have avoided arbitration with infielder Danny Espinosa, the team announced.
Espinosa is set to receive $1.8 million next year, according to The Washington Post. The 27-year-old is coming off a season in which he hit .219/.283/.351 over 333 at-bats. He was slated to open the year as the team's starter at second base until the team acquired Yunel Escobar. Espinosa will now open the year in a utility role.
Escobar to start at 2B for Nationals, Espinosa returns to utility role
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(1/15/15) Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo said Thursday infielder Yunel Escobar, who was acquired in a trade Wednesday with the Athletics, will be the team's starting second baseman.
Rizzo added Danny Espinosa, who started a team-high 77 games at second base in 2014, will return to a utility role.
Danny Espinosa belts eighth home run of the season
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(8/25/14) Nationals second baseman Danny Espinosa belted his eighth home run of the season Sunday against the Giants. |
Espinosa entered the game in the seventh as a pinch-hitter. He singled in the seventh and took Juan Gutierrez deep for a two-run home run in the eighth inning. He finished 2 for 2 with a run scored and two RBI in a 14-6 victory. He is hitting .219 with eight homers and 27 RBI over 302 at-bats.
Danny Espinosa considering batting right-handed exclusively
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(8/7/14) Nationals deposed starting second baseman Danny Espinosa is considering shedding switch-hitting and batting right-handed full-time, per the Washington Post.
Matt Williams would not complain if that happened.
"For me, he just gets on top of the baseball, more from the right side than he does from the left side," Williams said. "Something he works on everyday left-handed, but it's naturally a little more on top of the baseball right-handed."
Espinosa, who slugged a three-run homer right-handed Wednesday, owns a weak .184/.243/.294 stat line as a left-handed hitter this year, but is batting .309 from the right side.
|2014 Summary: Because of injuries to Ryan Zimmerman, Danny Espinosa ended up playing more than anticipated in 2014, but unfortunately not well enough to keep the Nationals happy. They replaced him with Asdrubal Cabrera at the trade deadline. In some ways, it was a bounce-back season for Espinosa after he attempted to play through a torn rotator cuff and broken wrist in 2013, but the Nationals were no longer so willing to wait out the debilitating slumps that come with him striking out every third at-bat.|
Playing time status: Espinosa is a good enough defender to remain in the Nationals' plans for 2015 but, as 2014 confirmed, not a good enough hitter to hold-down a full-time role. Even if they don't bring back Cabrera, the Nationals will find someone to at least share second base duties. It won't be Anthony Rendon, though, who's now entrenched at third base with Zimmerman moving to first.
2015 Outlook: Espinosa looked like an emerging 20-20 man as the Nationals' primary second baseman in 2011 and 2012 and showed he still has that kind of potential with eight homers and eight steals in 333 at-bats last year. But his flaws are so glaring that even if he did come into regular at-bats in 2015, he would probably be just an NL-only option.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|3/5/15||NYM||5:05 pm|| |
|3/6/15||@ ATL||1:05 pm|| |
|3/7/15||STL||1:05 pm|| |
|3/8/15||@ NYY||1:05 pm|| |
|3/9/15||ATL||1:05 pm|| |
|3/10/15||@ MIA||1:05 pm|| |
|3/11/15||DET||1:05 pm|| |