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Danny Espinosa (2B,SS)

Washington Nationals - 13% owned

Bats: B, Throws: R

Danny Espinosa has a slash line of .271/.377/.441 and is looking great to start the season. He has a better average than Jayson Werth, Ryan Zimmerman, and Ian Desmond.

Fantasy Impact: He isn't an everyday player yet because of Dan Uggla also doing well. But Danny Espinosa has looked his best this year at the plate and his numbers show it: .271/.377/.441. He has never finished a season above a .250 average so it will be interesting to see if he can keep it up. With Anthony Rendon having a big setback, Espinosa is worth keeping an eye on or picking up in deeper leagues.


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Danny Espinosa goes 4-for-5

Wed, Apr 29th 10:07pm EDT
By Mark Maskeny

Espinosa goes 4-for-5 with two runs, and two RBI.

Fantasy Impact: The man with the greatest beard in baseball is playing great and has a .404 OBP in April. Danny knows he has limited playing time with Anthony Rendon returning. Keep an eye on Espinosa, he's a decent rental for fantasy owners looking to plug second base in deeper leagues.


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The Washington Nationals fell to the Altanta Braves on Monday, 8-4. The Nationals got only five hits, two off the bat of Danny Espinosa, who went 2-for-3 with a double. Espinosa has struggled and is now batting .205 for the season.

Fantasy Impact: Espinosa has just three RBI in 39 at-bats this season. Although batting just .205, his on-base-percentage is .340 and his slugging percentage is a solid .436. Espinosa is only a career .228 hitter, so owners should not expect upper-level fantasy contribution from him.


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One of the Nationals' only hinderances to a division, and potentially league, championship is the poor hitting and inconsistency of Danny Espinosa. The fact that he will resign from hitting from the left side of the plate could quickly remedy that issue and give the Nationals a stable 2B option. (Source: MASN Sports)

Fantasy Impact: Espinosa has one of the worst splits for any switch hitter as he hit, .196/.253/.307, with six doubles, four home runs, and an atrocious 75 strikeout/eight walk ratio in 76 games of 2014 from the left side of the plate. On the right side, he was considerably better, slashing .277/.365/.462 with four doubles, two home runs, and a respectable 18 strikeout/seven walk ratio in 74 PAs. He has never batted right vs a right handed pitcher in a game before, but those statistics show he is much better hitter from the right hand side of the plate. His inconsistency at the plate is the only thing that has been holding him back from being a full time 2B, as he is an elite fielder with significant arm strength. He is not a player that should be on your radar right now, but remember that he had 38 home runs and 37 steals between 2011 and 2012 and that the Nationals are one of the best teams in baseball. If he is able to secure a starting position, he could be worthy of a MI spot.