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8 Danny Espinosa 2B
Height/Weight: 6-0/205 | Birthdate: 4/25/1987 | Birthplace: Santa Ana, CA | Bats/Throws: S/R | Team: Washington | College: None | MLB Experience: 5 | Salary: $526,250 | Owned/Started%: 7/3 | Average Draft Position: 371.09
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Projections
TimeframeABHRAVGRBIRSB
2014 Season (CBSSports.com)315.008.00.21330.0038.0010.00
 
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
2526.21017236
 
Games Played By Position
YearC1B2B3BSSOFDHSPRP
20140071040000
20130043010000
 
Injury Report
No Injury Reported
More Injuries
 
Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs Philadelphia2460 .280 .292 .250
vs Kendrick (Career)2140 .238.320.190
vs RHP185354 .249 .297 .189
 
Recent Trades
DateTradedTraded For
07/13/2014Danny Espinosa, 2B WAS
Jorge Soler, RF CHC
Carl Crawford, LF LAD
Brandon McCarthy, SP NYY
Tyrell Jenkins, SP STL
Jake Marisnick, CF MIA
Jason Heyward, RF ATL
Chase Utley, 2B PHI
Kyle Lohse, SP MIL
07/13/2014Welington Castillo, C CHC
Travis Wood, SP CHC
Ryan Doumit, LF ATL
Danny Espinosa, 2B WAS
07/13/2014Rick Porcello, SP DET
Danny Espinosa, 2B WAS
Zack Greinke, SP LAD
Juan Uribe, 3B LAD
Joey Votto, 1B CIN
Miguel Cabrera, 1B DET
Domonic Brown, LF PHI
Omar Infante, 2B KC
 
Last 10 Games
DateOppABRHHRRBIBBSB
6/24@MIL7000000
6/26@CHC2100020
6/27@CHC3000000
6/28@CHC1000000
6/28@CHC1000000
7/2COL0000000
7/5CHC1000000
7/9@BAL3100010
7/10@BAL0000000
7/11@PHI4000000
 
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Latest News
Danny Espinosa absent again from lineup for Game 2
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/28/14) Matt Williams could be giving Nationals second baseman Danny Espinosa a glimpse of his immediate future. He has been benched for the second game of the Saturday doubleheader after sitting out the first. Espinosa could make the pine his permanent spot upon the return of Bryce Harper to the lineup.

Espinosa had started 25 of the previous 27 games.

Return of Bryce Harper could send Danny Espinosa to bench
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/28/14) Struggling Nationals second baseman Danny Espinosa could be the odd man out of the starting lineup when Bryce Harper returns off the disabled list, the Washington Post has speculated.

His presence would push Ryan Zimmerman back to third base and move Anthony Rendon to second, thereby benching Espinosa. Espinosa hasn't earned playing time with a .219/.286/.351 stat line and 91 strikeouts that ranks fifth in the major leagues. He is also hitless in his last 16 at-bats.

Matt Williams now staying mum on starting lineup
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/28/14) Nationals manager Matt Williams will not reveal how he'll employ his lineup once Bryce Harper returns, according to The Washington Post

Williams had previously outlined a situation where Ryan Zimmerman would shift back to third, pushing Danny Espinosa out of the lineup. Harper is expected to see time at all three outfield spots once he returns, which could give Williams more flexibility. It's unclear if Williams will stick with that plan moving forward, or if he has something else up his sleeve. 

Danny Espinosa benched for game against Brewers
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/25/14) Slumping second baseman Danny Espinosa, who was hitless in seven at-bats Tuesday night, is not in the Wednesday lineup for the Nationals in Milwaukee. His spot will be manned by Kevin Frandsen.

Espinosa has just two hits in his last 17 at-bats over the last four games and has a disturbing 88 strikeouts in 237 at-bats.

Change in batting stance benefiting Danny Espinosa
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/23/14) Nationals infielder Danny Espinosa has rebounded from an awful May to bat .303 with a .370 on-base percentage in 19 June games. Manager Matt Williams told reporters Sunday that Espinosa has widened his stance at the plate, which is allowing him to see pitches better.

"Just simplifying," Espinosa said, per MASNsports.com. "Just continuing to do what started basically at the beginning of this month with (hitting coach) Rick Schu and just working on it diligently everyday and trying to stay with that plan."

Espinosa added he's been a lot more willing to hit for singles as opposed to swinging for the fences.

"Yeah, if it is there and I can take advantage of it to get an inning going or something and get on base where we can score a run," Espinosa said. "If I can steal a base or something like that. Bunt hits is like hitting a single. If I can take advantage of it, then I'll continue to do it."

 
 
 

 
Upcoming 7 Games
DateOppTimeScheduled Starter
7/18/14MIL7:05 pmKyle Lohse
7/19/14MIL7:05 pmMatt Garza
7/20/14MIL1:35 pmYovani Gallardo
7/21/14@ COL8:40 pm
7/22/14@ COL8:40 pm
7/23/14@ COL3:10 pm
7/25/14@ CIN7:10 pm
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2010WAS28103162261593002 .277 .447 .214
2011WAS15857372135216657166176 .323 .414 .236
2012WAS16059482147175646189206 .315 .402 .247
2013WAS44158112531244710 .193 .272 .158
2014WAS802522353617169761 .278 .337 .210
Total 4701680204382531661325294415 .299 .387 .227
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2010WAS2B252313157740201.000
2010WASSS22122911 .917
2011WAS2B15815578330546414101 .982
2012WAS2B126119527192329667 .989
2012WASSS363416043110723 .956
2013WAS2B434321796119232 .991
2013WASSS11110001.000
2014WAS2B7164320123193448 .988
2014WASSS42624001.000
Total  4614432157821130234292 .984
More Batting Stats
YearTeam2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2010WAS414600010
2011WAS295237451946
2012WAS3722392313411
2013WAS904311301
2014WAS1028510843
Total 891065089431321
Postseason Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2012WAS51501002700 .176 .067 .067
Total 51501002700 .176 .067 .067
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2008 A-Vermont19648212004171722 .476 .359 .328
2009AFA-Potomac133474901253141872741292911 .375 .460 .264
2010AA-Harrisburg Senators993866610116418543394208 .334 .464 .262
2010AAA-Syracuse Chiefs249514282141582253 .349 .463 .295
2013AAA-Syracuse Chiefs7528332611212221910161 .280 .286 .216
Total 35013022103366310421671513636225 .337 .419 .258
 
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