Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:09:56 -0700
Washington Nationals 2B Danny Espinosa is not in the starting lineup Friday, July 25, against the Cincinnati Reds. SS Zach Walters is starting at second base and hitting eighth.
Fantasy Tip: Remove Espinosa from your lineups in NL-only formats or deep leagues.
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 21:58:03 -0700
Washington Nationals 2B/3B Anthony Rendon went 1-for-5 with a single and RBI Wednesday, July 23, against the Colorado Rockies. 2B Danny Espinosa made the start at second base, going 1-for-4 with a double, run scored and stolen base.
Fantasy Tip: Rendon and Espinosa each figure to see even more playing with Ryan Zimmerman (hamstring) on the 15-day disabled list. Rendon, in particular, is very attractive to fantasy owners because of his dual eligibility in both middle and corner infielder spots.
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:07:53 -0700
The Washington Nationals have placed 3B Ryan Zimmerman (hamstring) on the 15-day disabled list because right hamstring strain.
Fantasy Tip: Danny Espinosa likely will become the everyday second baseman and could hold onto that job for a while depending on how long Zimmerman is out. Espinosa could also see extended time at the position if Anthony Rendon plays well at third base and, given Jayson Werth's knee injury, stays there. Espinosa should help owners in deeper leagues looking for a second baseman or middle infield option.
Wed, 09 Jul 2014 12:09:06 -0700
Washington Nationals 2B Danny Espinosa is back in the lineup and batting eighth Wednesday, July 9, against the Baltimore Orioles. It is his first start since Friday, June 29.
Fantasy Tip: Espinosa makes for a solid daily game budget play today. His value in year-long formats is dwindling from lack of playing time, though.
Wed, 02 Jul 2014 15:20:55 -0700
Washington Nationals 2B Danny Espinosa remains on the bench for the fifth straight game Wednesday, July 2, even though manager Matt Williams has been wanting to put him back in the lineup soon. Williams said none of the other infielders needed the day off Wednesday, so Espinosa is again the odd-man out.
Fantasy Tip: We warned you that Espinosa would likely be the odd-man out when Bryce Harper returned from his injury, and so far, that has been exactly the case. Espinosa has basically become an NL-only commodity at best.
Tue, 01 Jul 2014 13:37:54 -0700
Washington Nationals 2B Danny Espinosa took ground balls at shortstop Tuesday, July 1.
Fantasy Tip: The Nationals are going to get creative with their lineup and schedule routine days off to keep players fresh. The versatile Espinosa boasts a power-speed combo but has never been able to hit for a consistent batting average. With fewer projected at-bats going forward, he is an NL-only option at this stage.
Mon, 30 Jun 2014 12:18:49 -0700
Washington Nationals 3B Ryan Zimmerman is back at third base Monday, June 30, with OF Bryce Harper back from the disabled list and starting in left field. 2B Anthony Rendon is moving back to second base, and 2B Danny Espinosa is on the bench. Zimmerman made strong throws from a three-quarters release point during infield practice at third base.
Fantasy Tip: As was mentioned earlier, Espinosa is the biggest loser with Harper returning from the DL. Unless another regular needs rest, expect Espinosa to stay on the bench in the regular lineup.
Mon, 30 Jun 2014 10:43:01 -0700
The Washington Nationals activated OF Bryce Harper (thumb) from the disabled list Monday, June 30, and optioned RP Xavier Avery to Triple-A Syracuse in a corresponding move.
Fantasy Tip: The return of Harper is expected to push Ryan Zimmerman back to third base and possibly some time at first base. Manager Matt Williams will mix and match when he wants to rest players. The biggest loser of Harper's return is probably Danny Espinosa, though.
Sun, 29 Jun 2014 19:49:13 -0700
Washington Nationals 3B Ryan Zimmerman will return to third base once OF Bryce Harper (thumb) is activated from the 15-day disabled list. 2B Anthony Rendon will move back to second base, and 2B Danny Espinosa will go to the bench. Zimmerman is expected to continue to see time at left field and first base.
Mon, 23 Jun 2014 00:53:54 -0700
Washington Nationals 2B Danny Espinosa could be made available at the trade deadline when OF Bryce Harper returns from the disabled list. Sources indicate 3B Ryan Zimmerman would play third base and 2B Anthony Rendon would go to second.