Danny Espinosa
Danny Espinosa

Danny Espinosa (SS)

Los Angeles Angels

Bats: B   Throws: R

Danny Espinosa was 1-for-2 in Monday's 4-3 loss to the Marlins. He was, however, responsible for all of the Nationals offense, driving in three with a fifth-inning HR, his 22nd of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Twenty-two home runs is a new career-high for Espinosa, and his three RBI bring him to another career-high of 66, which he accomplished in 2011.

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Danny Espinosa hits HR No. 21

Mon, Sep 5th 1:14pm EDT
By Roy Widrig

Danny Espinosa went 1-for-4 on Sunday with his 21st HR of the season, which is a career-high for the second time.

Fantasy Impact: After a six-week homerless drought through July and August, Espinosa is hot again with three HR in his last 13 games.

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Danny Espinosa homered in Wednesday's 10-8 loss to the Orioles, just his second HR since July 3rd.

Fantasy Impact: While swatting only .220 on the season, Espinosa has still been incredibly productive for a shortstop, with 20 HR and 61 RBI.

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Danny Espinosa hits HR No. 19

Tue, Aug 23rd 8:57am EDT
By Roy Widrig

In Monday night's 4-3 loss to the Orioles, Danny Espinosa was 1-for-4 with a HR and two strikeouts.

Fantasy Impact: Espinosa had not hit a HR since he popped two on July 3, and in that span has seen has average plummet from .241 to .215. However, he is closing in on a career high in HRs with 21 and RBI with 66 set in 2011.

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Danny Espinosa reached base three times in Monday's win, going 1-for-3 with an RBI and run scored while walking twice.

Fantasy Impact: Espinosa continues to provide a low batting average, but he's done decent job of getting on base, especially considering his low average. He has also provided solid power from the SS position with 18 home runs on the season.

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Nationals manager Dusty Baker made plenty of lineup adjustments for Wednesday's game, highlighted by leaving streaking shortstop Danny Espinosa out with a day of rest. Stephen Drew gets a start.

Fantasy Impact: Espinosa has been red hot of late with two multi-home run games in the last week. Despite the hotness, though, Baker decides to give his streaking shortstop a break.

Danny Espinosa posted his second multi-HR game of the week, finishing 4-for-5 with six RBI.

Fantasy Impact: Espinosa has been one of the hottest hitters in baseball. His resurgence has been ridiculous, and he's shown elite power over the first half, especially considering his position. He has a whopping five HR and 15 RBI over his last four games.

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Danny Espinosa finished 2-for-4 with his 14th and 15th home runs of the season against the Reds on Thursday. Espinosa added seven RBI for the Nationals against Cincinnati and now has nine home runs and 21 RBI in June. He has a .790 OPS this season.

Fantasy Impact: Since Espinosa can play all over the infield and is on pace for 30 home runs, the fantasy value is quite obvious for the 29-year-old. Espinosa only has a .236 batting average this season, but does now have hits in three of his last four games, and walked three times in his hitless affair, making him a must-add in all formats.

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Danny Espinosa finished 3-for-5 with a run scored, double, stolen base, and two RBI against the Mets on Monday night. Espinosa now has a .297 batting average this month, clubbing seven home runs in June. He has a .747 OPS this season.

Fantasy Impact: Espinosa is a very interesting player for fantasy purposes, as he has power, is eligibile at many positions, and is available in 64% of Yahoo leagues. He has also scored 17 runs this month and has three multi-hit games in his last six games.

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Danny Espinosa will start at SS for the Nationals on Thursday and has a .897 OPS and two home runs against the Cardinals' starter Mike Leake. He also only has four hits in 19 at-bats against the right-handed starter, but the power potential is real. He has a .581 OPS this season.

Fantasy Impact: Espinosa is just the type of player that could win DFS players money, as he will have a low ownership rate and has a low price target. There is a ton of boom or bust potential with the Nationals' SS, as he only has a .210 batting average this month, but the upside is worth the downside. Pencil him in to free up budget for other stars.

Danny Espinosa reaches base twice

Tue, Apr 19th 8:05am EDT
By Roy Widrig

Danny Espinosa singled and walked in Monday's 6-1 loss to the Marlins.

Fantasy Impact: No one hit real well for the Nats on Monday, and Espinosa was the only player besides Michael A. Taylor to reach base twice. Espinosa is scuffling to start the season and could lose playing time to Trea Turner once he is recalled from Triple-A Syracuse.

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Espinosa hit a three-run homerun off of Bartolo Colon this afternoon in Grapefruit League action. The homer is only Espinosa's second hit of the preseason. He is in the midst of a position battle with fellow veteran Stephen Drew and rookie Trea Turner.

Fantasy Impact: Espinosa was a serviceable option last year for fantasy owners when he did play, hitting 13 homeruns while having both 2B and SS eligibility. Espinosa's current ADP is 337. At this point he should only be considered in deep NL-only leagues as he has been outplayed by both Drew and Turner this preseason.

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Danny Espinosa hit a solo home run in the bottom of the sixth inning off Reds' starter Anthony DeSclafani. He finished 2-for-4 with a home run, a double and one RBI in Monday's 3-2 loss to the Reds.

Fantasy Impact: Espinosa is 9-for-25 over his last 7 games and should see lots of playing time while the Nationals deal with injuries. If your in a deep league and he's available, you may want to consider adding the utility infielder to your roster.

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Danny Espinosa went 3-for-5 with two doubles, one RBI and two runs scored in Tuesday's 6-1 victory over the Braves.

Fantasy Impact: Espinosa will continue to see additional playing time until the Nationals can get healthy. He's a deep league option only.

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Danny Espinosa went 5-for-5 with three runs scored in Tuesday's 16-4 win over the Rays.

Fantasy Impact: Espinosa is batting .345 in his last 10 games and will continue to get a few extra starts while Ryan Zimmerman is out. He could be a good short term pick up in some deeper leagues.

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Danny Espinosa went 3-for-5 with a home run, a double and two runs scored in the Nationals 5-4 win over the Yankees.

Fantasy Impact: Espinosa got the start at second base on Wednesday and hit his eighth home run of the season. He is expected to see some additional starts in left field this season and could be a useful option in some deeper leagues. Espinosa is hitting .263/.361/.481 with eight home runs and 18 RBI in 156 at-bats.

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Danny Espinosa had a big night at the plate going 2-for-4 with a home run, 3 RBI and two runs scored. The Nationals beat the Cubs 7-5.

Fantasy Impact: Espinosa got the start at second base on Friday night and he launched a three run home run in the second inning. He should get another start or two while Yunel Escobar recovers from the wrist injury he suffered on Thursday. Espinosa is a deep league option only.

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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.