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8 Danny Espinosa 2B

Washington Nationals

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
4%2%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
212.238350
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2014WAS11433331738271812281.283.351.219
2015WAS72155234200.385.571.238

Player Updates

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Nationals pleased with Espinosa's defense, offense to begin season
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

Nationals infielder Danny Espinosa ditched batting exclusively from the right side of the plate after experimenting with it during spring training. While he is hitless in five at-bats batting right-handed, he is batting .313 (5 for 16) with one double, two home runs and three RBI batting left-handed.

"Well I just think he's smooth," Nationals manager Matt Williams said, per MASNsports.com. "I think he's recognizing pitches. I think he's got a good approach at the plate. His BPs have been good from both sides really. It's quiet, and it's compact, and that's what he can do when it's right. He's got power from both sides of the plate. It's special talent when it's right, and when he's easing into it, he's got plenty. I like where he's at."

The Nationals are also pleased with Espinosa's defense, as he has played at second and third base to begin the season.

"As a defender, he's about as good as you can get at the major-league level," first baseman Ryan Zimmerman said. "Second and short, obviously, but he's athletic enough to play third base. With the arm he has and the instincts he has, I don't think any of us were really surprised to see him excel over there as well."

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Nationals' Yunel Escobar (groin) out of lineup Sunday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

Nationals third baseman Yunel Escobar is not in the lineup Sunday for a second straight day while nursing a groin injury.

Escobar started each of the team's first 11 games at third base, filling in for the injured Anthony Rendon, before sitting out Saturday with the injury. He said before Sunday's game that he's feeling better and he'll practice on the field, per MLB.com. He also indicated that his MRI only showed groin inflammation, and that he hopes to be back in the lineup Tuesday, the Washington Post reports.

Danny Espinosa will draw a second straight start at third base against the Phillies. The Nationals are heavy home favorites (-225) Sunday.

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Yunel Escobar, Wilson Ramos, Tyler Moore out of Nationals' lineup
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

Nationals third baseman Yunel Escobar is not in the starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Phillies. Escobar was questionable with a groin injury. He's been replaced by Danny Espinosa, who is batting seventh in the lineup.

Manager Matt Williams said Escobar "felt pretty good" Saturday morning. He will receive an MRI. 

Infielder Emmanuel Burriss is not in the starting lineup for Washington's Triple-A affiliate, Syracuse, leaving open the possibility that Escobar may be placed on the disabled list later today. 

Two other Nationals regulars are out of Saturday's lineup: Catcher Wilson Ramos and left fielder Tyler Moore. Jose Lobaton gets the start at catcher, batting eighth. Clint Robinson is in left, batting fifth. 

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Nationals' Danny Espinosa hits second homer of season
by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com

Nationals infielder Danny Espinosa hit his second home run of the season in a 7-2 win over the Phillies Friday night. 

Espinosa connected on a 2-1 pitch from Sean O'Sullivan and sent it over the center field wall. Espinosa finished the game 1 for 3 and drew a walk. 

He's now batting .286/.444/.786 for the season. 

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Nationals' Danny Espinosa back to switch hitting
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

Nationals infielder Danny Espinosa worked exclusively on hitting right-handed this spring but batted left-handed against a right-handed reliever Saturday against the Phillies, the Washington Post reports.

Espinosa was expected to hit exclusively from the right side this season but will still hit left-handed when he feels comfortable.

"It’s a mutual decision," manager Matt Williams said. "We want him to be free of mind when he gets out there. He hit a lot right-handed in spring, so he’s got experience doing that so if he gets a match-up that he feels comfortable with, righty-righty, he can do that."

Espinosa has struggled from the left side and still managed to work on his lefty hitting this spring despite only hitting righty during games.

"Just kind of in the cages a little bit just to maintain it a little bit because we weren’t 100 percent sure if it would work so it was something that we had to maintain a little bit, and that’s what I tried to do," Espinosa said.

Espinosa went 1 for 4 with a double in Saturday's season debut.

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CBSSports.com Player Ranking
Position Current Last Week Rating
Second Basemen 26 11 40.45
Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs Philadelphia1231 .400 .583 .250
vs Hamels (Career)2130 .190.217.143
vs LHP500 .167 .000 .000
Last 7 Games
  OPP AB R H HR RBI BB SB
4/11@PHI4110000
4/13@BOS3111200
4/14@BOS2210010
4/16PHI2000010
4/17PHI3111110
4/18PHI3010010
4/19PHI4000000
Two Week Schedule
APRIL
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
5
6
NYM
L1-3
7
8
NYM
W2-1
9
NYM
L3-6
10
@Phi
L1-4
11
@Phi
L2-3
12
@Phi
W4-3
13
@Bos
L4-9
14
@Bos
L7-8
15
@Bos
W10-5
16
Phi
W5-2
17
Phi
W7-2
18
Phi
L3-5
Fantasy Points by Week
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Fantasy Points by Week.   ( Actual    AccuScore Projections)   Note: Points are rounded down.
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2010WAS28103162261593002 .277 .447 .214
2011WAS15857372135216657166176 .323 .414 .236
2012WAS16059482147175646189206 .315 .402 .247
2013WAS44158112531244710 .193 .272 .158
2014WAS11433331738271812281 .283 .351 .219
2015WAS72155234200 .385 .571 .238
Total 5111782217407571791385564615 .300 .389 .228
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2010WAS2B252313157740201.000
2010WASSS22122911 .917
2011WAS2B15815578330546414101 .982
2012WAS2B126119527192329667 .989
2012WASSS363416043110723 .956
2013WAS2B434321796119232 .991
2013WASSS11110001.000
2014WAS2B8977392157231458 .990
2014WASSS12845162817 .978
2015WAS2B55311021031.000
2015WAS3B32633001.000
Total  4944692305882138835312 .985
More Batting Stats
YearTeam2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2010WAS414600010
2011WAS295237451946
2012WAS3722392313411
2013WAS904311301
2014WAS143117101255
2015WAS101200100
Total 941169489481423
Postseason Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2012WAS51501002700 .176 .067 .067
2014WAS2400000100 .000 .000 .000
Total 71901002800 .143 .053 .053
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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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-0/210
Birthdate:
4/25/1987
Age:
27
Hometown:
Santa Ana, CA
Bats/Throws:
S/R
Team:
Washington Nationals
College:

MLB Experience:
6
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