Denard Span

Denard Span #2

  • CF
  • B/T: L/L
  • 6' 0"/210
  • Age: 31

Denard Span Stats

.301 5 22 11 .796

Denard Span MLB Career Stats

.287 37 336 152 .747

Denard Span Bio

  • Full Name: Keiunta Denard Span
  • Pronunciation: di-NAHRD
  • Born: 2/27/1984 in Washington, DC
  • Draft: 2002, Minnesota Twins, 1st rd. (20th overall)
  • High School: Tampa Catholic, Tampa, FL
  • Debut: April 6, 2008
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2015 Stats 246 38 74 5 22 11 .301 .365 .796
MLB Career Stats 3820 567 1097 37 336 152 .287 .352 .747
  • Status: Disabled 60-Day

Denard Span Statcast Averages

Year Team LG PA HIP Avg Launch Speed (mph) Avg Distance (feet) Avg Gen Velocity (mph) Avg Launch Angle (deg) Avg Height (feet)
2015 Nationals NL 275 177 89.07 202.57 -0.75 6.56 26.62
MLB Avg - - - - 89.28 211.71 0.44 9.01 33.45


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October 9, 2015 at 7:17 AM ET

Span's 2015 season ends early

Nationals outfielder Denard Span finished the 2015 regular season with a .301 average, five home runs, 22 RBIs, 38 runs scored and 11 stolen bases.

September 1, 2015 at 10:38 PM ET

Span has hip procedure; Barrett opts for TJ surgery

Center fielder Denard Span had surgery in New York to repair a labrum tear in his left hip. And with his elbow not responding to treatments, right-hander Aaron Barrett has decided to undergo Tommy John surgery.


Denard Span Awards

Wilson Team Defensive Player of the Year

Year Team League
2012 Minnesota AL
2013 Washington NL

Twins Good Guy Award

Year Team League
2009 Minnesota AL

Futures Game Selection

Year Team League
2008 Minnesota AL

INT Player of the Week

Week Team League
05/19/2008 Rochester INT

EAS Player of the Week

Week Team League
04/16/2006 New Britain EAS

EAS Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2006 New Britain EAS

FSL Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2005 Fort Myers FSL

Denard Span Leaderboards

Batting Average

Season AVG Rank
2009 .311 9th in AL
2014 .302 6th in NL

Stolen Bases

Season SB Rank
2008 18 20th in AL
2009 23 19th in AL
2010 26 14th in AL
2012 17 25th in AL
2013 20 16th in NL
2014 31 5th in NL

On-base Percentage

Season OBP Rank
2009 .392 10th in AL
2014 .355 18th in NL

Runs Scored

Season R Rank
2009 97 14th in AL
2010 85 23rd in AL
2013 75 23rd in NL
2014 94 5th in NL


Season BB Rank
2009 70 25th in AL
2010 60 25th in AL


Season H Rank
2009 180 14th in AL
2010 166 20th in AL
2013 170 12th in NL
2014 184 1st in NL


Season 2B Rank
2012 38 11th in AL
2014 39 4th in NL


Season 3B Rank
2008 7 6th in AL
2009 10 1st in AL
2010 10 2nd in AL
2011 5 16th in AL
2012 4 23rd in AL
2013 11 1st in NL
2014 8 7th in NL

Games Played

Season G Rank
2010 153 23rd in AL
2013 153 19th in NL

At Bats

Season AB Rank
2010 629 6th in AL
2013 610 6th in NL
2014 610 4th in NL

Plate Appearances

Season PA Rank
2009 676 16th in AL
2010 705 7th in AL
2013 662 16th in NL
2014 668 6th in NL

Total Bases

Season TB Rank
2014 254 20th in NL

Caught Stealing

Season CS Rank
2008 7 11th in AL
2009 10 7th in AL
2012 6 17th in AL
2013 6 18th in NL
2014 7 12th in NL

Hit by Pitch

Season HBP Rank
2009 10 7th in AL

Denard Span Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
September 26, 2015 Washington Nationals transferred CF Denard Span from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list. Left hip inflammation
August 28, 2015 Washington Nationals placed CF Denard Span on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to August 27, 2015. Left hip inflammation
August 25, 2015 Washington Nationals activated CF Denard Span from the 15-day disabled list.
August 21, 2015 Washington Nationals sent CF Denard Span on a rehab assignment to Harrisburg Senators.
August 18, 2015 Washington Nationals sent OF Denard Span on a rehab assignment to Hagerstown Suns.
August 16, 2015 Washington Nationals sent CF Denard Span on a rehab assignment to Potomac Nationals.
July 10, 2015 Washington Nationals placed CF Denard Span on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to July 7, 2015. Back tightness
April 19, 2015 Washington Nationals activated CF Denard Span from the 15-day disabled list.
April 16, 2015 Washington Nationals sent CF Denard Span on a rehab assignment to Hagerstown Suns.
April 14, 2015 Washington Nationals sent OF Denard Span on a rehab assignment to Harrisburg Senators.
April 5, 2015 Washington Nationals placed CF Denard Span on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to March 27, 2015. Right core muscle surgery.
April 19, 2014 Washington Nationals activated CF Denard Span from the 7-day disabled list.
April 17, 2014 Washington Nationals sent OF Denard Span on a rehab assignment to Hagerstown Suns.
April 12, 2014 Washington Nationals placed CF Denard Span on the 7-day disabled list. Concussion.
November 29, 2012 Minnesota Twins traded CF Denard Span to Washington Nationals for RHP Alex Meyer.
September 12, 2012 Denard Span roster status changed by Minnesota Twins.
August 30, 2012 Minnesota Twins placed CF Denard Span on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to August 28, 2012. Right sternoclavicular joint strain.
September 21, 2011 Minnesota Twins activated CF Denard Span from the 15-day disabled list.
August 18, 2011 Minnesota Twins placed CF Denard Span on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to August 14, 2011. Migraine symptoms.
August 2, 2011 Minnesota Twins activated CF Denard Span from the 15-day disabled list.
July 16, 2011 sent OF Denard Span on a rehab assignment to Rochester Red Wings.
June 23, 2011 Minnesota Twins placed CF Denard Span on the 15-day disabled list.
June 10, 2011 Minnesota Twins placed CF Denard Span on the 7-day disabled list. Concussion.
June 25, 2009 Minnesota Twins activated CF Denard Span from the 15-day disabled list.
June 22, 2009 Minnesota Twins sent CF Denard Span on a rehab assignment to Rochester Red Wings.
June 17, 2009 Minnesota Twins placed LF Denard Span on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to June 10, 2009. Vestibular neuritis of the right ear.

Keiunta Denard Span Bio Info

Keiunta Denard Span (Denard)...was born in Washington, D.C., but spent the majority of his youth living in the Tampa former big leaguers Lance McCullers, Carlos Reyes, Donnie Scott and Kenny Kelly (a former National), is a graduate of Tampa (FL) Catholic High...on the gridiron, was an All-State wide receiver at Tampa Catholic...previously had attended Hillsborough (FL) High (alma mater of Gary Sheffield, Dwight Gooden, Elijah Dukes, Gene Nelson, Chris Ray, Mike Heath, Floyd Youmans) 2001, played on USA Baseball's (under 18) Junior Pan Am Games team...earned a silver medal...hit .450 (18-for-40) with 3 doubles, a triple, a homer, 12 RBI and 3 stolen bags in 11 contests to garner a spot on the All-Tournament team.


In second NL season, Gold Glove-caliber defender settled in offensively and sparked the Nationals potent lineup from the top spot...Hit .302 with a .355 on-base%, posted career-high 52 extra-base hits and swiped a career-best 31 bases in second season with Washington...At .302, became the sixth qualified National to hit .300 (C.Guzman, M.Morse, J.Werth, D.Young, R.Zimmerman)...Ranked among NL leaders in multi-hit games (1st, 58), hits (T1st, 184), doubles (T4th, 39), triples (T7th, 8), stolen bases (5th, 31) and runs (T5th, 94)...184 hits set Nationals single-season mark...Set that mark in the final game of the 2014 season when he laced a third-inning double...Became the second National to achieve 30-double, 30-stolen base status (A.Soriano, 2006)...Matched a career high, and a team high in 2014 with a team record with five hits, May 20 vs. Cincinnati...Clubbed his seventh career lead-off home run, May 21 vs. Cincinnati (A. Simon)...Walked four times in a game, tying a Nationals record (2005-present) for the second time in his career, July 27 at Cincinnati...Posted a 36-game on-base streak, June 28-Aug. 10...It was the second longest streak in MLB in 2014 and second longest in Nationals history (R. Zimmerman, 43 games, 2009)...Matched Wilson Ramos with a team-best 14-game hitting streak, July 28-Aug. 10... Recorded his second career multi-home run game, Sept. 1 at Los Angeles Dodgers (2-for-5, 2 HR, 4 RBI, BB, 2 R).


Closed strong (hit .302 after the All-Star break), led MLB in triples and was Gold Glove finalist in first National League season...posted MLB's longest hit streak of the '13 campaign, a career-high 29-gamer (.371, 46-for-124) from Aug. 17-Sept. 18...the 29-game run raised batting average from .258 to .282 and included a 4-hit game (Aug. 25 at KCR), 5 three-hit games, a trio of 2-hit efforts and "just" a single hit 20 times...streak was also the 2nd-longest in the 9-year history of the Nationals (Ryan Zimmerman, 30-gamer, 2009)...was stellar defensively all season...did not make an error in 153 games/384 total chances in center field...earned Wilson Sporting Goods Defensive Player of the Year award for the Washington's 6-5 home win on August 14 against the Giants, with the potential tying and winning runs on base, made spectacular game-ending, snow-cone catch to deny Hunter Pence of a go-ahead double...reached the 20-stolen base plateau for first time since '10...9 of those 20 stolen bases came in September...swiped 100th career base on July 12 at 26 infield hits tied for 3rd in the NL...hit .305 at Nationals Park...batted .333 (25-for-75) in interleague play.

2012 In final season with the Twins, batted .283 and posted a team-best 38 doubles en route to a .342 on-base percentage...defensively, led all qualified big league center fielders in both range factor per 9.0 innings (2.89) and putouts per 9.0 innings (2.84)...46 extra-base hits were 9 more than previous career high (37 in 2010)...11-game hit streak from July 22-August 2 was longest of career...swing-and-miss percentage of 8.2 was best of young career...legged out 8 bunt hits. 2011 Made Twins Opening Day roster for third straight season...began season as the club's leadoff hitter and center fielder, April 1 at Toronto...Hit safely in 18 of his first 24 games, April 1-29, including his first home run of the season, April 3 at Toronto...had first four-hit game of season, April 13 vs. Kansas City...Hit safely in season-high nine straight games, April 19-29...Reached base safely in 16 of 17 games, May 3-21...he drew a walk in seven consecutive games, May 7-14...Hit his fourth career leadoff home run, May 23 vs. Seattle off Jason Vargas...his first since June 25, 2010 at New York (NL)...Recorded back-to-back three-hit games, May 23 and 24 vs. Seattle...Batted in the third spot in the order for the first time in his career and went 0-for-4, June 6 at was his first time in the starting lineup not in the leadoff spot since 2008...Placed on the 7-day disabled list June 9, after he suffered a concussion colliding into catcher Bryan Pena, June 3 at Kansas City...transferred to the 15-day disabled list, June 23...At the time of the collision (through games of June 3), he was batting .300 (68-for-227) - second on the team and had 19 multi-hit games in 55 games played...Played 10 games with Triple-A Rochester on rehab assignment...reinstated from disabled list, August 2...Played in nine games with the Twins upon his return...placed back on the 15-day disabled list with migraine symptoms, August 18...reinstated, September 21 and played in five games, batting .278 (5-for-18) with two doubles, two triples and four runs scored to finish the season. 2010 Started the season as the Twins center fielder and leadoff hitter...was the first Twins batter to make a plate appearance at Target Field and first batter to draw a walk...four batters later he scored the first run in Target Field history, on a Michael Cuddyer single...reached base three times in the game and scored twice...tied a career-high with two stolen bases in the game...Set a career-high with four walks, April 14 vs. Boston...was one of two Twins to draw four walks in a game in 2010 (Thome - July 21 vs. Cleveland)...Had season-high nine-game hit-streak, going .324 (12-for-37), April 15-24...Committed just one error in his first 70 games (200 total chances), April 5-June 23...Batted .353 (42-for-119) with six doubles, two triples, one home run, 10 rbi, 21 runs scored, nine walks and seven stolen bases in May (28 games)...his 21 runs scored were tied for ninth in the American League...Hit his third career leadoff home run, June 25 at New York (NL)...Tied a club and modern day record with three triples, June 29 vs. Detroit...his day included four hits, a walk and a season-high five rbi... became the first player in the Majors to have three triples in a game since 2002 (Rafael Furcal)...Was successful in 18 consecutive stolen base attempts, April 9-July 24...Stole his 20th base, giving him back-to-back 20-steal seasons, August 31 vs. Detroit...first Twin with consecutive 20-steal seasons since Torii Hunter in 2004 (21) and 2005 (23)...Recorded his 10th triple of the season, tying his career-high (2009), September 20 vs. Cleveland...Recorded four rbi, September 14 at Chicago (AL), marking his seventh career game with four-or-more rbi...Batted .378 (14-for-37) with six multi-hit games in an eight game span, September 14-25...Batted .314 (22-for-70) vs. Detroit during the season, with two four-hit games, giving him a .372 career batting average vs. the Tigers...Batted .302 at home and .228 on the road...hit safely in 56 of 77 home games...Collected 49 multi-hit games...six three-hit games, and three four-hit games...His 86.7% stolen base percentage tied Matt Lawton (1999) for the fourth-highest for a single season in Twins history (minimum of 15 stolen bases)...Led club in at-bats, was tied for second in games and walk, and third in hits and runs. 2009 Made the Twins Opening Day roster for the first time in his career, making the start in left field and leading off on Opening Day, April 6 vs. Seattle...hit his first home run of the season, April 8 vs. Seattle...collected seven multi-hit games in a 15-game span, April 7-24...finished April batting .321 (26-for-81) with a .391 on-base percentage...first four-hit game of the season, May 4 at Detroit...tied career-high with three walks, May 15 at New York (AL)...second four-hit game, May 27 vs. Boston...first career five-hit game, July 3 vs. Detroit...collected nine hits in 11 at-bats, August 7-8 at Detroit (four-hit game on the 7th and five-hit game on the 8th)...hit safely in 14 of 15 games, batting .450 (27-for-60) with three doubles, four triples, eight RBI, nine runs scored and 10 multi-hit games, August 18-September 2...played in 145 games for the Twins, 84 in center field, 74 in left field and 39 in right field, committing just five errors overall...his 10 triples were the most for a Twins player since Cristian Guzman had 14 in 2003...his .311 batting average and .393 OBP as a leadoff hitter ranked fourth in the league while his 68 RBI ranked third among AL leadoff hitters...finished tied for first in the American League in triples, ninth in batting average, tied for 10th in multi-hit games (54), 14th in hits and runs scored...his 12 sacrifice hits were tied for fourth in the AL...finished third in the Majors in infield hits with 40...his .392 on-base percentage was the second-highest in club history for a leadoff hitter (minimum 550 at-bats)...hit .400 (6-for-15) with a double and an RBI in the AL Division Series vs. the Yankees...was given the Mike Augustin Award for best relations with the media, by the Twin Cities Chapter of the BBWAA. 2008 Began season at Triple-A Rochester and played in two games before being recalled April 5 when Michael Cuddyer dislocated a finger...made Major League debut, starting in right field, April 6 vs. Kansas City...singled off Javier Vazquez for first Major League hit, April 7 at Chicago (AL)...optioned to Triple-A Rochester April 24, where he hit .362 (41-for-113) with 23 runs scored, three home runs, 11 rbi and seven stolen bases in 29 games, including homers in three straight games from May 12-14...disabled list with a fractured finger on his left hand, May 21-June 12...was hitting .340 at the time of his recall on June 30...hit safely in his first six games, June 30-July 7...first career four-hit game, July 10 at Detroit...moved from ninth in the lineup to the leadoff spot on July 22...hit first Major League home run off Mark Buehrle, July 28 at Chicago (AL)...scored a career-high three runs, July 31 vs. Chicago (AL)...went 3-for-5 with a home run and first career four rbi game, August 22 at Los Angeles (AL)...hit safely in 13 of 16 games, August 27-September 13, going 22-for-70 (.314) with eight multi-hit games...recorded first career two-homer game and second career four rbi game, September 13 at Baltimore (Game 1)...went a combined 4-for-9 with four runs scored and five rbi in double-header, September 13 at Baltimore...went 3-for-4 on September 25 vs. Chicago (AL), including a game-tying rbi-triple in the eighth, forcing extra-innings and an eventual 7-6 Twins win...his .296 batting average tied him with Kirby Puckett for sixth on the Twins' All-Time list for rookies, while his .386 on-base percentage ranked second behind Corey Koskie's .387 (minimum 300 at-bats)...additionally, he was tied for 12th in runs scored and 13th in walks on that same list...his .346 batting average with runners in scoring position placed him 10th in the American League behind teammate Justin Morneau...most games played by a Twins rookie (92) since Dustin Mohr (113 in 2002)...named to the Topps Major League Rookie All-Star team...winner of the Bill Boni Award, given to the Twins Most Outstanding Rookie. 2007 Spent entire season at Triple-A Rochester and appeared in a 139 games (all as the Red Wings center fielder)...had a season-high four hits and matched a season-high with four rbi, August 27 vs. Pawtucket...hit .324 (33-for-102) with 16 runs and 13 rbi in August...hit safely in 23 of his final 32 games...led all of minor league baseball with 21 sacrifice hits. 2006 Hit .520 (13-for-25) in his first six games, including a 4-for-5 effort on April 10 vs. Portland...hit .338 (27-for-80) in 20 games in April ...eight-game hit-streak from June 16-22, going 14-for-35 (.400) with six rbi...went 4-for-5 on June 17 vs. Akron...played in Double-A All-Star Game, July 12 at Altoona...went 4-for-5 on July 15 vs. New Hampshire with two rbi and two doubles...hit safely in 19 of 20 games from August 8-27, including a nine-game hit-streak from August 8-17...season-high 10-game hit-streak from August 19-27, batting .421 (16-for-38) with four rbi and three stolen bases...reached base safely in each of his last six games, going 10-for-25 (.400) with a home run and two doubles... had three-hit game on September 3 vs. Harrisburg...hit .333 (88-for-266) in 65 home games...collected 44 multi-hit games...finished in the top 10 in Twins organization in games played, at-bats, runs scored, hits and stolen bases...led Twins minor league system in plate appearances (536), hits (153) and runs scored (80). 2005 Hit safely in 6 of 7 games, going 12-28 (.429), April 8-13 . . . season-high 5 hits, April 28 at Dunedin . . . disabled with strained left hamstring, April 30-May 7 . . . sesaon-high 13-game hit-streak, going 20-49 (.408), May 12-26 . . . was 12-28 (.429) in 8 games, May 30-June 11 . . . played in Florida State League All-Star Game, June 18 at Clearwater. . . promoted to New Britain, June 23 . . . hit safely in 6 of 7 games, going 10-28 (.357), June 24-July 1 . . . had 9- game hit-streak, going 16-41 (.390), July 17-26 . . . hit safely in 6 of 7 games, going 10-29 (.345), August 7-12 . . . tied season-high 3 rbi, August 9 vs. Portland . . . was second among Twins' minor leaguers in batting and stolen bases . . . rated seventh Best Prospect in Florida State League and 14th Best Prospect in Eastern League by Baseball America . . . played for Grand Canyon in Arizona Fall League. 2004 Hit safely in 6 consecutive games, going 9-23 (.391), April 12-17 . . . season-high 7-game hit-streak, going 13-26 (.500), May 4-11 . . . season-high 4 hits and 3 rbi, May 8 vs. Ft. Wayne . . . disabled with broken right hamate bone, May 19-July 29 . . . selected to Midwest League All-Star team but did not play . . . transferred to GCL Twins, July 29 . . . promoted to Quad City, August 4 . . . hit safely in 6 of 7 games, going 9-27 (.333), August 5-12 . . . was 6-20 (.300) in 5 games, September 2-6 . . . was third on club in stolen bases. 2003 Hit safely in 10 of 11 games, going 18-53 (.340), June 17-28 . . . season-high 3 rbi, June 27 at Johnson County . . . season-high 9-game hit-streak, going 12-31 (.387), July 30-August 8 . . . hit safely in 8 consecutive games, going 13-31 (.419), August 17-25 . . . tied season-high 4 hits, August 22 at Danville . . . tied for second on club in stolen bases . . . rated ninth Best Prospect in Appalachian League by Baseball America.