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5 Santiago Espinal SS

Toronto Blue Jays

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Player Updates

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.

August 16, 2020 08:16 PM
Blue Jays' Santiago Espinal: Moves up to big leagues
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Blue Jays recalled Espinal from their taxi squad ahead of Sunday's game against the Rays, Kaitlyn McGrath of The Athletic reports.

Espinal will offer the Blue Jays some extra depth in the middle infield after Bo Bichette (knee) was moved to the 10-day injured list, but Brandon Drury and Joe Panik are seemingly the top candidates to replace Bichette as the team's everyday shortstop. Expect the slick-fielding Espinal to see most of his work with Toronto as a late-inning defensive replacement.

August 6, 2020 12:36 PM
Blue Jays' Santiago Espinal: Sent to alternate site
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Espinal was optioned to Toronto's alternate training site Thursday, Hazel Mae of Sportsnet reports.

He will remain on the taxi squad for the final four games of the road trip. Espinal served a role earlier in the season when Bo Bichette was banged up, but he has not played in a game since July 29.

July 30, 2020 12:56 PM
Blue Jays' Santiago Espinal: Back to bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Espinal is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Nationals.

Espinal started the past two games at shortstop in place of Bo Bichette (hamstring), but the rookie will retreat to his usual bench role after the Blue Jays cleared Bichette to start in the series finale. Even if Bichette misses more extended time at some point in 2020, the defensive-minded Espinal is unlikely to emerge as an intriguing fantasy commodity.

July 22, 2020 07:52 PM
Blue Jays' Santiago Espinal: Earns roster spot
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Espinal will be included on the Blue Jays' Opening Day roster, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reports.

The 25-year-old was optioned to Triple-A Buffalo shortly after spring training was shutdown in March, but he'll end up breaking camp in the majors despite appearing in only 28 games at the Triple-A level. Espinal should operate as a utility infielder off the bench and is unlikely to see significant opportunities if the team remains fairly healthy.

May 9, 2020 10:40 AM
Blue Jays' Santiago Espinal: Staying with Bichette during pause
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Espinal and fellow Blue Jays minor leaguer Forrest Wall have been staying in Florida with Bo Bichette during the shutdown, Gregor Chisholm of The Toronto Star reports.

Bichette's father, four-time All-Star Dante Bichette, has a gym and batting cages near his home, giving Espinal all the facilities he needs to stay in shape. The 25-year-old had already been optioned to Triple-A Buffalo when spring training was put on pause, but his impressive Grapefruit League showing (.417/.462/1.000 and seven extra-base hits in 26 plate appearances) and strong defense mark him as the most likely internal replacement at shortstop should anything sideline Bichette during the regular season, and Espinal could still find a spot on an expanded big-league roster.

March 26, 2020 03:36 PM
Blue Jays' Santiago Espinal: Officially sent to minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Espinal was optioned to Triple-A Buffalo on Thursday, Keegan Matheson of MLB.com reports.

Espinal has played in only 28 games at the Triple-A level, so it's no surprise to see him head back there to open the season despite his strong showing in Grapefruit League play before spring training was suspended. While the 25-year-old is set to begin the year with Buffalo, he could make his big-league debut at some point in 2020 if his success in the upper minors continues.

March 22, 2020 10:52 AM
Blue Jays' Santiago Espinal: Impressive spring showing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Espinal opened some eyes before spring training was put on pause, slashing .417/.462/1.000 with three home runs in 26 Grapefruit League plate appearances.

The 25-year-old has never hit more than 10 home runs in a minor-league season, so take that spring power production with an entire shaker of salt. Nonetheless, Espinal looked more than ready to make his major-league debut, and while he'll be at Triple-A Buffalo when the regular season begins, he remains the best option in the organization to fill in at shortstop for Bo Bichette -- whether that comes due to an injury, or if the club decides it isn't comfortable with the defense offered by Brandon Drury or Joe Panik when Bichette needs a breather.

November 20, 2019 06:04 PM
Blue Jays' Santiago Espinal: Joins 40-man roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Espinal was added to the Blue Jays' 40-man roster Wednesday, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports.

The move prevents Espinal from being selected in the upcoming Rule 5 draft. The 25-year-old hit .287/.347/.393 across the two highest levels of the minors last season.

Last 7 Games
DateOpponentResultABRHHRRBIBBSB
09/18@ PHIL 7-82110110
09/16@ NYYL 2-131010000
09/15@ NYYL 6-20
09/13vs NYMW 7-34110300
09/11vs NYML 1-183010000
09/08vs NYYW 2-13010000
09/07vs NYYW 12-72110110
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Batting Stats
SeasonTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLGOPS
2020TOR276010160641610.267.308.3330.641
2019TOR0000000000------------
Total276010160641610.267.308.3330.641
More Batting Stats
SeasonTeamG2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2020TOR27402011001
2019TOR000000000
Total27402011001
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, DR
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Toronto Blue Jays
College:

MLB Experience:
0