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5 Santiago Espinal 3B

Toronto Blue Jays

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Player Updates

June 16, 2021 12:08 AM
Blue Jays' Santiago Espinal: Back with Jays
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Espinal was recalled from Triple-A Buffalo prior to Tuesday's game against the Yankees.

Espinal was sent to Triple-A on Friday, but with Jonathan Davis being placed on the paternity list Tuesday, he finds himself back on the major-league roster. He'll provide infield depth in the coming days, though he could well be sent back to the minors once Davis is ready to rejoin the club.

June 11, 2021 05:12 PM
Blue Jays' Santiago Espinal: Sent to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Espinal was optioned to Triple-A Buffalo on Friday, Mike Wilner of the Toronto Star reports.

The 26-year-old is 6-for-15 in his past 10 games but will head to the minors Friday with Cavan Biggio (neck) returning from the injured list. Espinal could rejoin the Blue Jays later in the year when the team requires infield depth.

June 2, 2021 05:04 PM
Blue Jays' Santiago Espinal: Riding pine Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Espinal isn't in the lineup Wednesday against the Marlins.

Espinal will be out of the lineup for a second straight game after he went 3-for-8 with a double, three RBI and a run across his last four appearances. Joe Panik will start at the hot corner and bat sixth.

June 1, 2021 03:40 PM
Blue Jays' Santiago Espinal: Not in Tuesday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Espinal isn't starting Tuesday's game against the Marlins.

Espinal started in Sunday's matinee and went 1-for-3 with two strikeouts. Joe Panik will start at third base and bat sixth.

May 30, 2021 11:40 AM
Blue Jays' Santiago Espinal: On bench for matinee
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Espinal is not in the lineup for Game 1 of Sunday's doubleheader at Cleveland.

Espinal has been the primary starter at third base since Cavan Biggio (neck) landed on the injured list, but he's been unable to solidify his grip on the role and is 3-for-20 over the past seven games. Joe Panik will receive the start at the hot corner in Sunday's matinee.

May 27, 2021 02:08 PM
Blue Jays' Santiago Espinal: Not starting Game 1
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Espinal isn't in the lineup for Game 1 of Thursday's doubleheader against the Yankees.

Espinal will be out of the lineup for a second straight game after he went 0-for-10 with an RBI, a walk and two strikeouts across his last three appearances. Joe Panik will start at third base and bat eighth.

May 23, 2021 01:12 PM
Blue Jays' Santiago Espinal: Filling in for Biggio
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Espinal will start at third base and bat seventh Sunday against the Rays.

Espinal will be in the lineup for the sixth time in seven games, and at this point, he appears to have emerged as the primary replacement at third base for the injured Cavan Biggio (neck). The 26-year-old should provide capable defense at the hot corner, but he hasn't offered much of an impact with the bat over his 114 career MLB plate appearances (73 wRC+).

April 20, 2021 05:00 PM
Blue Jays' Santiago Espinal: Recalled Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Espinal was recalled from the alternate training site prior to Tuesday's game against the Red Sox.

He will likely be back and forth between the alternate training site and the majors all season long. Espinal has played in three games, collecting three hits in eight at-bats.

April 17, 2021 11:32 AM
Blue Jays' Santiago Espinal: Called up as 27th man
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Espinal was recalled by the Blue Jays to serve as the 27th man in Saturday's doubleheader against the Royals.

Espinal will start at third base and bat seventh in Saturday's matinee. During his first stint with the major-league club this year, Espinal went 3-for-5 with a double, two runs and an RBI.

April 12, 2021 10:24 AM
Blue Jays' Santiago Espinal: Moves back to alt site
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Blue Jays optioned Espinal to their alternate training site Monday.

He'll cede his spot on the 26-man active roster to outfielder Lourdes Gurriel (illness), who was activated from the COVID-19 injured list. Espinal was with the big club for two days and made an impact in his lone start Saturday against the Angels, going 3-for-5 with a double, two runs and an RBI.

April 10, 2021 05:52 PM
Blue Jays' Santiago Espinal: Recalled by Blue Jays
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Espinal was recalled by the Blue Jays on Saturday.

Espinal was unable to break camp with the major-league club this year, but he'll join the big-league roster after Lourdes Gurriel was placed on the COVID-19 injured list due to vaccine-related symptoms Saturday. Since Gurriel will be eligible to return as soon as his symptoms subside, Espinal might not spend much time in the majors.

March 27, 2021 01:44 PM
Blue Jays' Santiago Espinal: Won't make team
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Espinal was optioned to Triple-A Buffalo on Saturday.

Espinal's ability to fill in at shortstop and second base should make him one of the top candidates for a call-up should injuries strike the Blue Jays' infield, but there's no room for him on the Opening Day roster. His .267/.308/.333 slash line in his 27-game debut last year doesn't suggest he'll be all that interesting to fantasy teams should he find himself with unexpected playing time.

September 29, 2020 04:56 PM
Blue Jays' Santiago Espinal: Back on roster for playoffs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Espinal will join the Blue Jays for the AL Wild Card Round against Tampa Bay.

Espinal appeared in 27 games for the Blue Jays in his rookie season but didn't do much at the plate, hitting .267/.308/.333. He'll be a bench option for this series.

September 19, 2020 05:48 PM
Blue Jays' Santiago Espinal: Sent down by Blue Jays
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Espinal was optioned to the Blue Jays' alternate training site Saturday.

Espinal carved out a role with the Blue Jays in late August, but he saw his playing time dwindle in recent games. He should get more consistent playing time at the alternate training site and could serve as depth if injuries occur in the team's infield.

August 30, 2020 02:56 PM
Blue Jays' Santiago Espinal: Losing work to Panik
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Espinal is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Orioles.

Espinal will bow out of the lineup for a third straight game while Joe Panik draws another start at shortstop in his place. The rookie looks in line to fill a short-side platoon role at the position while the Blue Jays wait for Bo Bichette (knee) to return from the injured list.

August 29, 2020 10:32 PM
Blue Jays' Santiago Espinal: Sitting Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Espinal is not in the lineup Saturday against the Orioles.

Espinal will head to the bench Saturday after garnering four straight starts at shortstop in place of Bo Bichette (knee). Joe Panik will pick up the start and bat eighth in his place.

August 27, 2020 12:52 PM
Blue Jays' Santiago Espinal: Three hits in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Espinal went 3-for-4 with a double and a run scored in Tuesday's 9-7 loss to the Red Sox.

The former Boston farmhand, acquired a couple years ago for Steve Pearce, showed his old bosses what they were missing both at the plate and in the field. Since taking over as the Jays' main shortstop when Bo Bichette (knee) got hurt, Espinal has three multi-hit performances in his seven starts but is 0-for-11 in the other four games, leading to a .304/.320/.391 slash line during that stretch.

August 22, 2020 03:48 PM
Blue Jays' Santiago Espinal: Sitting Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Espinal isn't in the lineup for Saturday's contest against the Rays, Keegan Matheson of MLB.com reports. Joe Panik will receive the start at shortstop in favor of Espinal.

Espinal started three straight games at shortstop for the injured Bo Bichette (knee) but will now sit for the second time in three games as he still has more to prove if he wants more consistent playing time as Bichette's fill-in.

August 20, 2020 04:40 PM
Blue Jays' Santiago Espinal: Not in lineup for Game 2
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Espinal isn't in the lineup for Game 2 of Thursday's doubleheader against the Phillies.

Espinal drew three consecutive starts at shortstop with Bo Bichette (knee) out indefinitely, but Joe Panik will get the start for the second game of the twin bill. Espinal is hitting .263 with one stolen base and seven strikeouts over 19 at-bats this year.

August 20, 2020 12:20 PM
Blue Jays' Santiago Espinal: Starting in third straight
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Espinal will start at shortstop and will bat ninth Thursday in the first game of the Blue Jays' doubleheader with the Phillies.

He'll be manning shortstop for the third straight game after turning in two-hit performances in both of his past two starts. The Blue Jays haven't committed to Espinal as their everyday shortstop, but he looks like he'll be first in line for playing time at the position while Bo Bichette (knee) is out indefinitely.

Last 7 Games
DateOpponentResultABRHHRRBIBBSB
06/15vs NYYL 5-64130000
06/10@ CHWL 2-53020010
06/09@ CHWW 6-20100000
06/08@ CHWL 1-63010001
06/05vs HOUW 6-20000000
06/04vs HOUL 1-131000000
06/01vs MIAW 5-10000000
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Batting Stats
SeasonTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLGOPS
2021TOR35779210641420.273.309.3640.672
2020TOR276010160641610.267.308.3330.641
Total62137193701283030.270.308.3500.659
More Batting Stats
SeasonTeamG2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2021TOR35512800001
2020TOR27402011001
Total62914811002
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGPABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLG
2016R-GCL Red Sox268682120010101110.244.330.267
2017AFX-Greenville Drive123492641381844463967206.281.334.358
2018AFA-Salem Red Sox652565380153732183591.312.363.477
2018AFA-Dunedin Blue Jays1765917312861003.262.333.431
2018AAX-New Hampshire Fisher42147174292120142221.286.354.395
2019AAA-Buffalo Bisons2810411336021472322.317.360.433
2019AAX-New Hampshire Fisher943674610221155735501011.278.343.382
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
5-10/175
Birthdate:
11/13/1994
Age:
26
Hometown:
Santiago, Dominican Republic
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Toronto Blue Jays
College:

MLB Experience:
0