Tue, 10 Feb 2015 14:29:29 -0800
Washington Nationals 2B Danny Espinosa will hit exclusively right-handed during spring training this year, according to two baseball sources. Espinosa has been a switch hitter since entering the majors in 2010, but he's had way more success from the right side. He has a career average of .271 from the right side and a .213 average from the left side. However, he's had only 13 career at-bats against righties from the right side of the plate. Last year, he hit .301 with three home runs, 10 RBI and a .374 on-base percentage hitting right-handed.
Thu, 15 Jan 2015 19:25:30 -0800
Washington Nationals 2B Danny Espinosa avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year deal Thursday, Jan. 15.
Fri, 09 Jan 2015 15:54:33 -0800
Washington Nationals 2B Danny Espinosa is considered the leading candidate to open the 2015 season as the team's starting second baseman. The team may also consider 3B Anthony Rendon, if they acquire a third baseman, and the Nationals have also been rumored to be looking outside the organization for a second baseman.
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 09:40:58 -0700
Washington Nationals SS Ian Desmond is not in the starting lineup Thursday, Aug. 21. 2B Danny Espinosa is getting the start at shortstop.
Fantasy Tip: Desmond is just receiving a day off and should be back in the lineup Friday, Aug. 22.
Wed, 06 Aug 2014 12:18:16 -0700
Washington Nationals 2B Asdrubal Cabrera is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, Aug. 6. In his place at second base is 2B Danny Espinosa.
Fantasy Tip: Cabrera is getting a day of rest against a left-handed pitcher. Make sure you take him out of your daily lineups today.
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:02:39 -0700
The Washington Nationals have acquired SS Asdrubal Cabrera from the Cleveland Indians.
Fantasy Tip: Cabrera figures to bat lower in the order with the Nationals, which will potentially hinder his counting stats. A new location could help Cabrera turn his season around, though. He should play the keystone position and should be owned in all NL-only leagues and deep mixed formats. He is worth considering in standard mixed leagues. Danny Espinosa will lose playing time, and the deal likely confirms the seriousness of Ryan Zimmerman's hamstring tear. Any further fantasy contribution from Zimmerman in 2014 should be considered a bonus. Anthony Rendon projects to continue manning the hot corner, which after all, is his natural position.
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 06:15:57 -0700
Updating previous reports, Washington Nationals 3B Ryan Zimmerman (hamstring) has a Grade 3 hamstring strain, according to two baseball sources.
Fantasy Tip: If the reports are confirmed, Zimmerman is likely done for the season. Anthony Rendon has taken over at third base, but second base has been a platoon of Danny Espinosa, Zach Walters and Kevin Frandsen. Espinosa has the only real value, in NL-only leagues, but the team could address second base at the trade deadline.
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:34:02 -0700
Washington Nationals 2B Danny Espinosa and Zach Walters will keep splitting time based on matchups and hot-hand plays, according to manager Matt Williams.
Fantasy Tip: This adds shakiness to Espinosa's value, along with the possibility of the Nats adding a more stable 2B, like Aaron Hill.
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:32:52 -0700
Washington Nationals 2B Danny Espinosa is starting at second base Monday, July 28, because he looked calm at the plate Sunday, July 27.
Fantasy Tip: Espinosa could have plenty of PT with Ryan Zimmerman (hamstring) shelved, but the threat of Washington acquiring another keystoner keeps his long-term value in jeopardy. Stay tuned.
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.