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8 Danny Espinosa 2B

Washington Nationals

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
23%10%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
36713.24037595
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2014WAS11433331738271812281.283.351.219
2015WAS118367598813373310652.311.409.240

Player Updates

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Nationals' Danny Espinosa: Avoids arbitration with Nationals
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Espinosa (hamstring) agreed to a one-year, $2.875 million deal with the Nationals on Friday, avoiding arbitration, MLB Network's Jon Heyman reports.

It seems that Espinosa is the favorite to open the season as the Nationals' starting shortstop (he will qualify at second base). However, the expectation is that Trea Turner will be up to challenge him for at-bats at some point in the first half of the season, meaning Espinosa could spend the majority of the year as a utility infielder. When he is starting, Espinosa figures to hit near the bottom of the Nationals' lineup, so there are plenty of reasons to look elsewhere to fill a middle infield spot in mixed leagues. Espinosa should be fully recovered from a hamstring injury that ailed him at the end of 2015 by the start of spring training.

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Nationals' Danny Espinosa: Will come off bench in 2016
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The signing of Daniel Murphy ensures that Danny Espinosa will begin 2016 coming off the bench.

This was always the most likely outcome anyway, but until the Murphy signing the Washington Nationals didn't have an established option at second base. Given the checkered injury histories of most of the team's starting lineup, though, including Murphy, third baseman Anthony Rendon, first baseman Ryan Zimmerman and left fielder Jayson Werth, as well as unproven rookie Trea Turner at shortstop, there could be plenty of work available for Espinosa if he continues to transition into a super-utility role.

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Nationals' Danny Espinosa: Was tendered a contract
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Espinosa was extended a contract offer by the Nationals on Wednesday

He batted .240/.311/.409 throughout 2015 and hit 13 home runs. Due to the health issues of Anthony Rendon in 2015, Espinosa played more than expected. It's fair to assume that he will open up the 2016 season as a utility option in the middle infield, although he could compete for the starting second base job if the Nationals don't think Wilmer Difo is ready. Trea Turner figures to be the starting shortstop.

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Nationals 2B Danny Espinosa to miss rest of season
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Nationals second baseman Danny Espinosa (hamstring) is done for the season, CSN Mid-Atlantic's Mark Zuckerman reports. 

It will require four weeks of rehab for Espinosa to be able to return from the slight tear of his hamsting, so his season is over.

It will be interesting to see what his role is in 2016 with Ian Desmond likely leaving in free agency and Trea Turner and Wilmer Difo seemingly ready to step into significant roles in the middle infield. Espinosa had a .753 OPS against lefties and a .709 OPS against righties while playing above average defense this season.

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Nationals' Danny Espinosa out hamstring tear; return uncertain
by Rotowire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Nationals infielder Danny Espinosa has a small tear in his hamstring, Chelsea James of the Washington Post reports.

Manager Matt Williams did not declare how long Espinosa might be out, but that type of injury could impact his availability for remainder of the season. If Espinosa does indeed miss some time, Trea Turner could see a few spot starts down the stretch.

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CBSSports.com Player Ranking
Position Current Last Week Rating
Second Basemen 21 11 37.88
Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs N.Y. Mets3260 .188 .250 .188
vs Hamels (Career)2130 .190.217.143
vs LHP88233 .343 .409 .261
Last 7 Games
  OPP AB R H HR RBI BB SB
9/4ATL1000000
9/7NYM1000000
9/8NYM1000000
9/9NYM4000000
9/12@MIA4000000
9/14@PHI0100010
9/17MIA1000000
Two Week Schedule
APRIL
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
3
4
@Atl
4:10 pm
5
6
@Atl
7:10 pm
7
Miami
4:05 pm
8
9
Miami
4:05 pm
10
Miami
1:35 pm
11
Atl
7:05 pm
12
Atl
7:05 pm
13
Atl
7:05 pm
14
Atl
4:05 pm
15
@Phi
7:05 pm
16
@Phi
7:05 pm
Fantasy Points by Week
2

21

2

20

13

29

3

10

15

9

18

6

16

15

0
12

0
8

11

14

4

9

-3

1

0
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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
2015WAS118367598813373310652 .311 .409 .240
2016WAS0000000000 --- --- ---
Total 6222128271490682131676605117 .301 .391 .230
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2010WAS2B252313157740201.000
2010WASSS22122911 .917
2011WAS2B15815578330546414101 .982
2012WAS2B126119527192329667 .989
2012WASSS363416043110723 .956
2013WAS2B434321796119232 .991
2013WASSS11110001.000
2014WAS2B8977392157231458 .990
2014WASSS12845162817 .978
2015WAS1B5537343041.000
2015WAS2B8174377136240147 .997
2015WAS3B16930101820 .933
2015WASSS8522517011.000
2015WASOF52550001.000
Total  59255727391059164238361 .986
More Batting Stats
YearTeam2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2010WAS414600010
2011WAS295237451946
2012WAS3722392313411
2013WAS904311301
2014WAS143117101255
2015WAS21115033656
2016WAS00000000
Total 114128321112531929
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:
28
Hometown:
Santa Ana, CA
Bats/Throws:
S/R
Team:
Washington Nationals
College:

MLB Experience:
6
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