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Nationals | Danny Espinosa resting Sunday

Sun, 24 Apr 2016 08:48:24 -0700

Washington Nationals SS Danny Espinosa is not in the starting lineup against Minnesota Twins SP Tyler Duffey Sunday, April 24. INF Stephen Drew will play shortstop and bat eighth.

Fantasy Tip: Both Espinosa and Drew have struggled at the plate this season and neither player makes a great option in daily fantasy games at this point.

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Nationals | Trea Turner has to wait?

Tue, 19 Apr 2016 15:39:14 -0700

Washington Nationals SS Trea Turner hit .433 with a home run, five RBI, two stolen bases and a .525 on-base percentage last week and was named the International League's Player of the Week. He's gone hitless in his last 10 at-bats but is still hitting .368 on the season. Turner is unlikely to join the Nationals anytime soon, though, even with SS Danny Espinosa (.176 average) struggling. The issue is Turner's major league service time. Arbitration and Super 2 deadlines are pushed back an extra month and a half for Turner because he spent 35 days in the bigs last year.

Fantasy Tip: If the Nationals want to control Turner's rights for as long as possible, they may not call him up until early July. The small yet powerful Turner should hit for average and power as an everyday shortstop in the big leagues eventually, and his biggest asset is his speed. Stash him away now in deep mixed, dynasty and NL-only leagues if he's still available.

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Nationals | Three Nats regulars struggling

Mon, 18 Apr 2016 15:37:50 -0700

Washington Nationals OFs Michael Taylor and Jayson Werth and SS Danny Espinosa are all hitting under .172 to start the year and have on-base percentages under .290. However, manager Dusty Baker has seen encouraging signs from them and is committed to keeping all three in the regular lineup. Taylor is 6-for-41 with one walk to open the season. Espinosa has just two hits in his last 24 at-bats but sports a .219 average on balls in play, and his line-drive rate and walk rate are up.

Fantasy Tip: Taylor has the most fantasy upside of the group for his power-speed combination, and owners in all formats should have picked him up in the short term with Ben Revere on the DL.

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Nationals | Washington sitting four starters

Sun, 17 Apr 2016 10:13:32 -0700

Washington Nationals OF Michael Taylor, 1B Ryan Zimmerman, C Wilson Ramos and SS Danny Espinosa are not in the starting lineup against Philadelphia Phillies SP Charlie Morton Sunday, April 17. OF Chris Heisey will start in center field and is batting first. 1B Clint Robinson will start at first base and is batting sixth. SS Stephen Drew will start at shortstop and is batting seventh, while C Jose Lobaton will start at catcher and is batting eighth.

Fantasy Tip: All four players in the starting lineup have not received a lot of playing time this season, but Heisey, Drew and Lobaton have posted decent batting averages so far. Owners probably should be able to find better options for their starting lineups and can avoid the players.

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Nationals | Danny Espinosa still struggling

Tue, 15 Mar 2016 12:51:09 -0700

Washington Nationals SS Danny Espinosa is 0-for-17 with eight strikeouts this spring, and manager Dusty Baker told media the team is trying to help him figure it out.

Fantasy Tip: Espinosa is still the go-to guy, but you have to wonder how much more patience the Nationals have before Trea Turner takes the reins in the nation's capital.

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Nationals | Danny Espinosa still the guy

Tue, 08 Mar 2016 13:10:17 -0800

Washington Nationals SS Danny Espinosa is 0-for-7 with four strikeouts in spring training so far, but manager Dusty Baker is not concerned. Espinosa is slated to be the team's starting shortstop entering the year after hitting .240 with 13 home runs and 37 RBI in 118 games in a backup role in 2015.

Fantasy Tip: Espinosa has looked bad, but it's early in spring. With the Nats wanting to play it slow with prospect Trea Turner, Espinosa has appeal as a deep mixed middle infielder with notable speed and power in the late rounds. With plenty of playing time, Espinosa is capable of 20 homers and double-digit stolen bases.

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Nationals | Danny Espinosa avoids arbitration

Fri, 15 Jan 2016 14:40:36 -0800

Washington Nationals 2B Danny Espinosa re-signed a one-year, $2.875 million contract to avoid arbitration Friday, Jan. 15.

Fantasy Tip: Espinosa hit .240 with 13 home runs and 37 RBI through 118 games last year. He has decent pop for a middle infielder and his versatility should make him a useful player to have off the bench in deep mixed leagues. He isn't going to help the batting average column, though, and he isn't as much of a stolen base threat as he was, either. Epinosa checks out as an endgame flier for drafts this spring.

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Nationals | Danny Espinosa likely to be regular SS

Thu, 14 Jan 2016 17:03:43 -0800

Washington Nationals INF Danny Espinosa is considered the favorite to replace free-agent SS Ian Desmond as the team's starting shortstop, according to multiple sources. However, general manager Mike Rizzo said INFs Stephen Drew and Trea Turner will also have an opportunity to win the job during spring training.

Fantasy Tip: In 118 regular-season games last season, Espinosa hit .240 with 13 home runs and 37 RBIs. He has decent pop for a middle infielder and his versatility should make him a useful player to have off the bench in NL-only and deep mixed fantasy leagues, although he won't hit for a high average and isn't as much of a threat on the basepaths as he was several years ago. Turner is considered to be the Nats' shortstop of the future and will probably begin the 2016 season in the minors. His progress should be monitored in NL-only, deep mixed and dynasty leagues.

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Nationals | Shortstop wide open for Danny Espinosa

Mon, 14 Dec 2015 12:19:53 -0800

Washington Nationals SS Danny Espinosa is expected to begin the season as the starting shortstop. SS Trea Turner could join Washington mid-season, which would push Espinosa into a likely platoon at second base and fill-in role at shortstop.

Fantasy Tip: Espinosa owns a career .230/.301/.391 slash line, which is a strong indication why he has never been able to hold down a full-time job after being handed the chance earlier in his career. He has also stole just 14 bases over the past three seasons, so while there is some power upside, Espinosa isn't an option outside of cavernous mixed and NL-only formats.

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Nationals | Yunel Escobar could be trade bait

Wed, 11 Nov 2015 10:08:08 -0800

Washington Nationals 3B Yunel Escobar could be a trade option this offseason after hitting .314 with a .790 OPS last year. The Nationals already have 2B Danny Espinosa, SS Trea Turner and 2B Wilmer Difo. Escobar is under contract for $7 million in 2016 with a $7 million team option for 2017. 3B Anthony Rendon will be entrenched at third base.

Fantasy Tip: Escobar had a career year in 2015, thanks largely in part to Rendon's early season injury giving him a shot to hold down the starting third base job. Even if Escobar remains in Washington, he's unlikely to see the kind of playing time that made him valuable in the majority of fantasy leagues. Expect some regression in 2016, so don't pay for his 2015 peak.

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