Danny Espinosa

Danny Espinosa #8

  • SS
  • B/T: S/R
  • 6' 0"/205
  • Age: 29


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Danny Espinosa 2016 Postseason Stats

.143 0 1 0 .476

Danny Espinosa Postseason Career Stats

.091 0 1 0 .322

Danny Espinosa Stats

.209 24 72 9 .684

Danny Espinosa MLB Career Stats

.226 92 285 60 .690

Danny Espinosa Bio

  • Full Name: Daniel Richard Espinosa
  • Pronunciation: ehs-pi-NOH-zuh
  • Born: 4/25/1987 in Santa Ana, CA
  • Draft: 2008, Washington Nationals, 3rd rd. (87th overall)
  • College: Long Beach State
  • Debut: 9/1/2010
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2016 Postseason Stats 14 3 2 0 1 0 .143 .333 .476
Postseason Career Stats 33 3 3 0 1 0 .091 .231 .322
2016 Stats 516 66 108 24 72 9 .209 .306 .684
MLB Career Stats 2644 337 598 92 285 60 .226 .302 .690
  • Status: Active

Danny Espinosa Statcast Averages

Year Team LG PA HIP Avg Exit Velocity (mph) Avg Distance (feet) Avg Gen Velocity (mph) Avg Launch Angle (deg) Avg Height (feet)
2016 Nationals NL 601 270 91.66 228.63 2.86 12.70 46.89
MLB Avg - - - - 89.57 218.08 1.45 9.97 --
Year Team LG PA HIP Avg Exit Velocity (mph) Avg Distance (feet) Avg Gen Velocity (mph) Avg Launch Angle (deg) Avg Height (feet)
2016 Nationals NL 601 270 91.66 228.63 2.86 12.70 46.89
MLB Avg - - - - 89.57 218.08 1.45 9.97 --


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Danny Espinosa Stats

*Since 2006

Danny Espinosa Advanced Stats

*Since 2006
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Danny Espinosa Statcast Events


Danny Espinosa Zone Charts

Danny Espinosa Pitch Breakdown [Catcher Perspective]
Danny Espinosa Base Hits Breakdown [Catcher Perspective]
Danny Espinosa Home Run Breakdown [Catcher Perspective]
Danny Espinosa Exit Velocity [Catcher Perspective]


Danny Espinosa News

Danny Espinosa Fantasy News

October 19, 2016 at 5:43 AM ET

Espinosa goes deep 24 times in 2016

Nationals shortstop Danny Espinosa finished the 2016 regular season with a .209 average, 24 home runs, 72 RBIs, 66 runs scored and nine stolen bases.

October 2, 2016 at 7:27 PM ET

Espinosa homers, scores three runs

Nationals shortstop Danny Espinosa went 1-for-1 with a two-run homer, three runs and two walks Sunday vs. the Marlins.


Danny Espinosa Awards

NL Player of the Week

Week Team League
07/03/2016 Washington NL

Futures Game Selection

Year Team League
2009 Potomac CAR
2010 Harrisburg EAS

AFL All-Prospect Team

Year Team League
2009 Phoenix AFL

MiLB.com Organization All-Star

Year Team League
2010 Washington NL

Topps Double-A All-Star

Year Team League
2010 Harrisburg EAS

EAS Player of the Week

Week Team League
06/21/2010 Harrisburg EAS

EAS Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2010 Harrisburg EAS

EAS Post-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2010 Harrisburg EAS

CAR Post-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2009 Potomac CAR

Topps Class A All-Star

Year Team League
2009 Potomac CAR

Danny Espinosa Leaderboards

Stolen Bases

Season SB Rank
2012 20 24th in NL


Season 2B Rank
2012 37 11th in NL


Season 3B Rank
2011 5 21st in NL

Games Played

Season G Rank
2011 158 9th in NL
2012 160 3rd in NL
2016 157 10th in NL

At Bats

Season AB Rank
2011 573 16th in NL
2012 594 15th in NL

Plate Appearances

Season PA Rank
2011 658 16th in NL
2012 658 18th in NL


Season SO Rank
2011 166 3rd in NL
2012 189 1st in NL
2014 122 23rd in NL
2016 174 2nd in NL

Caught Stealing

Season CS Rank
2011 6 25th in NL
2012 6 25th in NL

Hit by Pitch

Season HBP Rank
2011 19 1st in NL
2012 13 4th in NL
2014 12 10th in NL
2015 6 24th in NL
2016 20 2nd in NL

Danny Espinosa Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
September 30, 2013 Washington Nationals recalled SS Danny Espinosa from Syracuse Chiefs.
June 19, 2013 Washington Nationals optioned Danny Espinosa to Syracuse Chiefs.
June 13, 2013 Washington Nationals sent 2B Danny Espinosa on a rehab assignment to Syracuse Chiefs.
June 4, 2013 Danny Espinosa roster status changed by Washington Nationals.
September 1, 2010 Washington Nationals selected the contract of 2B Danny Espinosa from Syracuse Chiefs.
August 6, 2010 Danny Espinosa assigned to Syracuse Chiefs from Harrisburg Senators.
July 15, 2010 Danny Espinosa roster status changed by Harrisburg Senators.
July 11, 2010 Harrisburg Senators placed SS Danny Espinosa on the temporarily inactive list.
April 24, 2010 Harrisburg Senators activated SS Danny Espinosa from the 7-day disabled list.
April 12, 2010 Harrisburg Senators placed SS Danny Espinosa on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to April 10, 2010.
April 4, 2010 SS Danny Espinosa assigned to Harrisburg Senators from Potomac Nationals.
March 4, 2010 SS Danny Espinosa assigned to Washington Nationals.

Daniel Richard Espinosa Bio Info

Daniel Richard Espinosa...Was a three-year starting shortstop at Long Beach State...In 2006, was named Freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball... Left LBSU as one of 12 Dirtbags to earn all-conference status three times...Represented USA Baseball in summers of 2003 (Youth National Team, 16-and-Under) and 2007 (Collegiate)...Played for Chatham in the 2006 Cape Cod Baseball League...Was a two-time All-CIF and All-League selection at Mater Dei (CA) High School...Father, Dan, played baseball at Northern Arizona and the University of Arizona...Brother, Brandon, played at UC Riverside.


Clubbed 13 home runs, his most since 2012 and his .409 slugging percentage was his highest since 2011...Despite significantly fewer games played than his counterparts, ranked fourth among National League second baseman in home runs and slugging percentage...Posted a career-best .709 OPS as a left-handed batter and his .409 slugging percentage from the left side was his best since 2010 (.410)...If qualified, would've ranked first in UZR/150 (18.4) and third in defefensive runs saved among MLB second basemen (10)...Recorded his third career multi-home run game, May 8 at Atlanta...Hit his first career pinch-hit home run, Aug. 15 at San Francisco (Petit)...Recorded a career-high five hits (and HBP), June 16 at Tampa Bay to become the third National to reach base six times in a game (Nick Johnson, Elijah Dukes)...Was one of eight players to reach base safely six times in a nine-inning game...Appeared at second base (81 games/74 starts), third base (16 games/nine starts), shortstop (eight games/five starts), first base (five games/five starts) and left field (five games/two starts)...Was shut down in September with a right hamstring strain.


Bounced back from wrist injury that plagued 2013 season...Started off strong in the month of April, hitting .291 (23-for-79) with five doubles, one triple, and three home runs in 25 games...Hit lefthanders hard in 2014, batting .301 (31-for-103) with eight doubles, three home runs and 10 RBI, posting an .859 OPS...Led off ninth inning with game-tying solo homer in game ultimately won by the Nationals, 6-5, on May 12 at ARI...Saw action at second base (89 games/77 starts) and shortstop (12 games/8 starts)...Ranked tied for 10th in the NL with 12 HBP.


Struggled early (hit .173 in April, .155 in May) and spent majority of season with Triple-A Syracuse...doubled, homered and tallied a game-high 3 RBI to trigger an 8-1 win, April 25 vs. CIN...was placed on the DL on June 4 (retro to June 3) with a right wrist fracture...after rehab assignment, was optioned to Syracuse on June 19 ...hit .099 in first 21 Triple-A contests, but batted .254 with 10 doubles and 19 RBI in final 54 contests.

2012 In 2nd season as an everyday player, increased offensive output with .247 batting average, 37 doubles, 56 extra-base hits, 20 stolen bases and 82 runs...hit .232 with 7 homers and 24 RBI before All-Star break and .264 with 10 home runs and 32 RBI thereafter...with 160, became just the 3rd National (2005-12) to play in at least 160 contests in a single season (Ryan zimmerman-162 in '07, Austin Kearns-161 in '07)...with Desmond (left oblique) on DL for 25 games, July 22-Aug. 16, shifted to shortstop and hit .288 with 7 doubles, 5 homers & 16 RBI...tied for 4th in NL with 13 HBP. 2011 Strong campaign (.236, 29 doubles, 21 home runs, 66 RBI, 17 stolen bases) rendered one of finest rookie seasons in MLB ... earned spot on Topps 53rd Annual All-Rookie Team ... 21 home runs tied for the NL rookie lead with Freddie Freeman and tied for the second-largest total ever hit by a rookie second bagger (Dan Uggla, 27 for FLA in 2006) ... set franchise rookie record by hitting 21st homer, a game-winning 2-run shot in the 6th inning of a 7-5 victory, Sept. 21 at PHI ... the previous mark, 20, had been shared by Ryan Zimmerman (2005) and Brad Wilkerson (2002) ... paced NL rookies with 72 runs, 55 extra-base hits and 57 walks ... led the Nationals with 158 games ... stellar first half included 16 home runs, which set a MLB record for long balls hit by a rookie second basemen prior to the All-Star break ... true two-way player led NL second baggers in zone rating (.841) and total chances (783) ... with 101, also became the 4th second baseman in franchise annals to have a hand in 100-plus double plays in a single season ... posted the game-winning RBI in both games of doubleheader sweep on April 17 vs. MIL ... two-run shot in the 7th inning on May 16 snapped tie and capped scoring in a 4-2 win vs. PIT ... on May 31, hit 2 home runs to trigger a 10-2 win vs. PHI and became the first rookie second baseman in MLB history to hit 10 homers before the end of May ... just minutes before a major thunderstorn rolled through DC, drilled game-winning three-run shot in 10th inning to cap 7-4 win vs. STL on June 16 ... hit decisive homer, a two-run shot in the 7th inning, as Washington posted a 2-1 rubber game win at CWS on June 26. 2010 Burst onto the MLB scene, posting 6 homers and 15 RBI in 28 games as the Nationals' most intriguing September callup... went 9-for-16 with 3 home runs and 10 RBI in first 5 games with Nationals...made big league debut and recorded first hit with 6th-inning double off Burke Badenhop, Sept. 1 at FLA...hit first home run, a solo shot off Zach Duke, in 2nd career game, Sept. 3 at PIT...went 4-for-5 with 2 home runs (solo shot, grand slam) and 6 RBI, Sept. 6 vs. NYM... paced Nationals with 11 extra-base hits in Sept./Oct...batted .306 with runners on base and .333 with runners in scoring position...in minor leagues, with 22 home runs and 25 stolen bases, was one of only 3 players in Minor League Baseball to reach the 20-20 mark in 2010. 2009 Ranked among the Single-A Carolina League leaders in nearly every offensive category, including runs (first, 90), walks (2nd, 74), homers (4th, 18), total bases (5th, 218) and OBP (5th, .375)...18 homers and 72 RBI both 4th best among Nationals farmhands...hit .345 with 15 RBI and 14 walks in 24 Arizona Fall League contests playing for Phoenix. 2008 Hit .328 and posted .476 OBP in 19-game pro debut with Vermont of the short-season Single-A New York Penn League.