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Danny Espinosa    \ehs-pi-NOH-zuh\

Daniel Richard Espinosa (twitter: @DannyEspinosa18)

Positions: Second Baseman and Shortstop
Bats: Both, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 205 lb.

Born: April 25, 1987 in Santa Ana, CA
High School: Mater Dei HS (Santa Ana, CA)
School: California State University Long Beach (Long Beach, CA)
Drafted
by the Washington Nationals in the 3rd round of the 2008 amateur draft.
Signed August 14, 2008. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 1, 2010 (Age 23.129, 17,429th in MLB history)   vs. FLA 2 AB, 1 H, 0 HR, 1 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2011 season [*]
Team: Nationals 2010-2016
2016 Contract Status: Signed thru 2016, 1 yr/$2.88M (16) (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2016): 4.113, Arb Eligible: 2017, Free Agent: 2018 [*], Agents: MVP Sports Group, previously: Scott Boras [*]
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Standard Batting

Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
2010 23 WSN NL 28 112 103 16 22 4 1 6 15 0 2 9 30 .214 .277 .447 .723 92 46 0 0 0 0 1 4/6
2011 24 WSN NL 158 658 573 72 135 29 5 21 66 17 6 57 166 .236 .323 .414 .737 102 237 6 19 5 4 4 *4 RoY-6
2012 25 WSN NL 160 658 594 82 147 37 2 17 56 20 6 46 189 .247 .315 .402 .717 93 239 11 13 3 2 4 *46
2013 26 WSN NL 44 167 158 11 25 9 0 3 12 1 0 4 47 .158 .193 .272 .465 26 43 1 3 1 1 0 4/6
2014 27 WSN NL 114 364 333 31 73 14 3 8 27 8 1 18 122 .219 .283 .351 .634 74 117 5 12 0 1 5 46
2015 28 WSN NL 118 412 367 59 88 21 1 13 37 5 2 33 106 .240 .311 .409 .719 94 150 6 6 3 3 5 45/637
2016 29 WSN NL 155 595 512 63 105 15 0 23 70 9 1 52 174 .205 .301 .369 .670 77 189 4 20 7 4 12 *6
7 Yrs 777 2966 2640 334 595 129 12 91 283 60 18 219 834 .225 .301 .387 .688 86 1021 33 73 19 15 31
162 Game Avg. 162 618 550 70 124 27 3 19 59 13 4 46 174 .225 .301 .387 .688 86 213 7 15 4 3 6

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
2010 23 WSN NL 28 112 -2 -0 1 5 1 4 0.4 3 7 0.7 .515 .503 0.2 0.6 2 4/6
2011 24 WSN NL 158 658 -1 -1 1 5 4 7 0.7 21 27 2.8 .505 .505 2.1 1.0 22 $415,000 *4 RoY-6
2012 25 WSN NL 160 658 -8 0 1 7 5 5 0.5 21 25 2.5 .503 .503 1.6 1.3 18 $506,000 *46
2013 26 WSN NL 44 167 -15 0 0 3 1 -10 -1.2 5 -4 -0.7 .474 .493 -1.0 0.4 -7 $526,250 4/6
2014 27 WSN NL 114 364 -12 1 0 0 3 -8 -1.1 12 3 0.0 .491 .494 0.1 0.2 3 $540,580 46
2015 28 WSN NL 118 412 -5 2 2 5 2 6 0.5 13 19 1.9 .505 .504 1.3 0.7 14 $1,800,000 45/637
2016 29 WSN NL 155 595 -22 1 3 8 8 -2 -0.4 19 17 1.5 .498 .498 0.6 1.6 9 *6
7 Seasons 777 2966 -65 2 7 33 24 0 -0.5 95 95 8.7 .500 .501 5.0 5.8 62 $3,787,830

Advanced Batting

Year Age Tm Lg PA Outs RC RC/G AIR BAbip BA lgBA OBP lgOBP SLG lgSLG OPS lgOPS OPS+ OWn% BtRuns BtWins TotA SecA ISO PwrSpd
2010 23 WSN NL 112 83 12 3.9 101 .239 .214 .261 .277 .331 .447 .411 .723 .742 92 .422 -1.8 -0.2 .639 .301 .233 .0
2011 24 WSN NL 658 459 81 4.8 98 .292 .236 .259 .323 .326 .414 .403 .737 .730 102 .531 1.3 0.1 .720 .297 .178 18.8
2012 25 WSN NL 658 469 76 4.3 102 .333 .247 .262 .315 .328 .402 .416 .717 .743 93 .482 -6.2 -0.6 .672 .256 .155 18.4
2013 26 WSN NL 167 136 9 1.8 99 .202 .158 .261 .193 .327 .272 .406 .465 .733 26 .165 -16.4 -1.7 .381 .146 .114 1.5
2014 27 WSN NL 364 267 34 3.4 98 .319 .219 .261 .283 .325 .351 .402 .634 .728 74 .406 -12.5 -1.3 .579 .207 .132 8.0
2015 28 WSN NL 412 293 48 4.4 101 .299 .240 .263 .311 .327 .409 .413 .719 .740 94 .498 -3.1 -0.3 .669 .267 .169 7.2
2016 29 WSN NL 595 423 62 3.9 106 .257 .205 .262 .301 .332 .369 .428 .670 .759 77 .420 -17.4 -1.7 .653 .281 .164 12.9
7 Yrs 2966 2130 322 4.1 101 .291 .225 .261 .301 .328 .387 .412 .688 .740 86 .456 -56.1 -5.7 .646 .260 .161 72.3
162 Game Avg. 618 444 67 4.1 101 .291 .225 .261 .301 .328 .387 .412 .688 .740 86 .456 -56.1 -5.7 .646 .260 .161 15

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2012 25 WSN NL NLDS STL L 5 19 15 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 7 .067 .176 .067 .243 1 0 0 2 0 0
2014 27 WSN NL NLDS SFG L 2 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Yrs (2 Series) 7 23 19 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 8 .053 .143 .053 .195 1 0 0 2 0 0
2 NLDS 7 23 19 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 8 .053 .143 .053 .195 1 0 0 2 0 0

Ratio Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% SO/W AB/SO AB/HR AB/RBI GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB
2010 23 WSN NL 112 5.4% 26.8% 8.0% 9.8% 50% 3.33 3.4 17.2 6.9 0.85 1.22 60% 12% 17.6% 13%
2011 24 WSN NL 658 3.2% 25.2% 8.7% 8.4% 41% 2.91 3.5 27.3 8.7 0.79 0.97 59% 16% 11.5% 16%
2012 25 WSN NL 658 2.6% 28.7% 7.0% 8.5% 38% 4.11 3.1 34.9 10.6 0.88 1.17 59% 19% 9.4% 15%
2013 26 WSN NL 167 1.8% 28.1% 2.4% 7.2% 48% 11.75 3.4 52.7 13.2 1.04 1.32 65% 12% 7.1% 21%
2014 27 WSN NL 364 2.2% 33.5% 5.0% 6.9% 34% 6.78 2.7 41.6 12.3 0.81 1.15 56% 25% 8.5% 11%
2015 28 WSN NL 412 3.2% 25.7% 8.0% 8.5% 40% 3.21 3.5 28.2 9.9 0.82 1.18 61% 25% 11.3% 16%
2016 29 WSN NL 595 3.9% 29.2% 8.7% 6.4% 36% 3.35 2.9 22.3 7.3 0.63 0.88 54% 24% 13.6% 14%
7 Yrs 2966 3.1% 28.1% 7.4% 7.8% 39% 3.81 3.2 29.0 9.3 0.80 1.07 58% 20% 11.1% 15%
MLB Averages 2.6% 19.8% 8.0% 7.6% 33% 2.48 4.5 34.6 8.4 0.83 1.11 68% 22% 7.8% 13%

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg BtRuns BtWins Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI PHlev AB
2010 23 WSN NL -1.8 -0.2 114 -0.4 1.6 -2.0 .90 -0.1 -0.3 2.2 0.2 0.92 0.7 1.83 1
2011 24 WSN NL 1.3 0.1 692 1.2 13.1 -11.9 1.10 0.2 0.8 13.5 1.3 0.93 7.7 0.49 0
2012 25 WSN NL -6.2 -0.6 689 -0.5 11.7 -12.1 1.01 -0.7 0.3 -4.0 -0.4 0.95 -3.4 2.12 5
2013 26 WSN NL -16.4 -1.7 169 -0.8 1.9 -2.7 .85 -1.3 0.3 -11.6 -1.2 0.88 -12.1 0
2014 27 WSN NL -12.5 -1.3 380 -0.8 5.1 -5.9 .95 -1.3 0.4 -10.4 -1.1 0.95 -12.1 1.73 10
2015 28 WSN NL -4.0 -0.4 423 -0.5 6.0 -6.5 .91 -0.1 -0.5 -3.0 -0.3 0.92 1.1 1.38 11
2016 29 WSN NL -17.4 -1.7 608 -1.4 8.5 -10.0 .97 -1.0 -0.5 -7.5 -0.7 0.95 -12.4 0.06 1
7 Yrs -57.0 -5.8 3075 -3.2 47.8 -51.0 .99 -4.3 1.0 -20.8 -2.1 0.94 -30.5 1.61 28

Baserunning & Misc. Stats*

Year Age Tm Lg ROE XI RS% SBO SB CS SB% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS OOB OOB1 OOB2 OOB3 OOBHm BT XBT% 1stS 1stS2 1stS3 1stD 1stD3 1stDH 2ndS 2ndS3 2ndSH
2010 23 WSN NL 0 0 40% 31 0 2 0% 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 78% 5 2 3 0 0 0 4 0 4
2011 24 WSN NL 2 0 27% 214 17 6 74% 12 3 5 3 0 0 4 1 4 2 1 0 1 11 33% 37 29 8 2 1 1 15 6 9
2012 25 WSN NL 3 0 34% 207 20 6 77% 14 4 6 2 0 0 0 0 7 2 1 0 4 15 41% 32 23 9 8 5 2 23 6 15
2013 26 WSN NL 2 0 28% 39 1 0 100% 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 40% 3 2 1 1 0 1 1 1 0
2014 27 WSN NL 1 0 23% 126 8 1 89% 7 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 2 1 1 10 28% 12 8 4 1 1 0 5 4 1
2015 28 WSN NL 4 0 40% 159 5 2 71% 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 9 51% 19 13 6 4 1 3 20 7 13
2016 29 WSN NL 2 0 26% 173 9 1 90% 6 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 1 1 1 10 38% 30 21 9 5 3 2 15 6 8
7 Yrs 14 0 30% 949 60 18 77% 45 13 15 5 0 0 5 1 21 4 6 3 8 57 41% 138 98 40 21 11 9 83 30 50

Situational Batting*

Hits Pinch Hitting Home Runs SH GIDP PrdOut BaseRunners Advances
Year Age Tm Lg PA Ptn% H Inf Bnt AB H HR RBI PHlev All GS GSo vRH vLH Hm Rd IP Att Suc % DPopp DPs DP% Opp Suc % BR BRS BRS% <2,3B Scr % 0,2B Adv % PAu
2010 23 WSN NL 112 100% 22 2 0 1 0 0 0 1.83 6 1 3 4 2 4 2 0 0 0 16 0 0% 2 1 50% 53 10 19% 4 2 50% 1 1 100% 0
2011 24 WSN NL 658 100% 135 24 10 0 0 0 0 0.49 21 0 9 15 6 11 10 0 10 5 50% 118 6 5% 50 16 32% 343 46 13% 23 11 48% 18 11 61% 0
2012 25 WSN NL 658 98% 147 22 6 5 1 0 0 2.12 17 0 7 14 3 7 10 0 5 3 60% 133 11 8% 71 14 20% 376 39 10% 27 10 37% 26 8 31% 0
2013 26 WSN NL 167 100% 25 2 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 2 1 2 1 0 1 1 100% 20 1 5% 11 2 18% 76 9 12% 6 3 50% 2 1 50% 0
2014 27 WSN NL 364 100% 73 16 9 10 1 0 0 1.73 8 0 14 5 3 5 3 0 4 0 0% 66 5 8% 30 4 13% 221 19 9% 23 8 35% 16 5 31% 0
2015 28 WSN NL 412 99% 88 17 6 11 2 1 1 1.38 13 0 7 10 3 6 7 0 5 3 60% 75 6 8% 39 12 31% 224 24 11% 13 7 54% 12 7 58% 0
2016 29 WSN NL 595 100% 105 18 8 1 0 0 0 0.06 23 2 17 14 9 11 12 0 8 7 88% 129 4 3% 63 21 33% 367 49 13% 33 17 52% 26 16 62% 0
7 Yrs 2966 99% 595 101 40 28 4 1 1 1.61 91 3 60 64 27 46 45 0 33 19 58% 557 33 6% 266 70 26% 1660 196 12% 129 58 45% 101 49 49% 0
MLB Averages 54% 67% 11% 31% 14% 51% 55%

Pitch Summary -- Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA Pit Pit/PA Str Str% L/Str S/Str F/Str I/Str AS/Str I/Bll AS/Pit Con 1stS 30% 30c 30s 20% 20c 20s 31% 31c 31s L/SO S/SO L/SO% PAu Pitu Stru
2010 23 WSN NL 112 435 3.88 276 64.0% 25.0% 25.0% 23.6% 26.4% 75.0% 2.5% 48.0% 66.7% 27.7% 4.5% 5 0 16.1% 18 8 7.1% 8 4 6 24 20.0% 0 0 0
2011 24 WSN NL 660 2528 3.83 1587 63.0% 24.8% 20.7% 28.3% 26.2% 75.2% 1.1% 47.4% 72.4% 30.9% 4.2% 28 1 14.4% 95 39 8.8% 58 31 36 130 21.7% 0 0 0
2012 25 WSN NL 661 2522 3.82 1660 66.2% 19.8% 25.7% 29.8% 24.7% 80.2% 1.9% 53.1% 68.0% 42.7% 3.8% 25 1 10.4% 69 34 6.1% 40 25 40 148 21.2% 0 0 0
2013 26 WSN NL 167 563 3.37 386 68.6% 19.2% 26.2% 25.4% 29.3% 80.8% 0.0% 55.4% 67.6% 41.3% 2.4% 4 0 9.6% 16 11 4.8% 8 8 10 37 21.3% 0 0 0
2014 27 WSN NL 365 1324 3.63 857 65.4% 20.5% 28.0% 26.7% 24.7% 79.5% 3.0% 52.0% 64.8% 40.0% 3.6% 13 0 11.0% 40 21 7.7% 28 16 22 100 18.0% 0 0 0
2015 28 WSN NL 412 1515 3.68 995 66.5% 17.1% 23.2% 32.9% 26.8% 82.9% 3.7% 55.1% 72.0% 43.0% 4.9% 20 1 13.1% 54 28 6.6% 27 16 13 93 12.3% 0 0 0
2016 29 WSN NL 598 2294 3.84 1436 63.8% 21.7% 25.9% 28.1% 24.3% 78.3% 4.9% 50.0% 66.9% 32.3% 6.9% 41 1 17.6% 105 43 7.0% 42 27 31 143 17.8% 0 0 0
7 Yrs 2975 11181 3.76 7197 65.0% 21.1% 24.6% 28.7% 25.6% 78.9% 2.6% 51.2% 68.8% 37.0% 4.6% 136 4 13.3% 397 184 7.1% 211 127 158 675 18.9% 0 0 0
MLB Averages 3.83 63.8% 27.4% 16.1% 27.2% 29.3% 72.6% 1.4% 46.3% 77.9% 27.3% 4.6% 13.9% 8.4% 23.9%

Cumulative Batting

Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2010 23 28 112 103 16 22 4 1 6 15 0 2 9 30 .214 .277 .447 .723 92 46 0 0 0 0 1
2011 24 186 770 676 88 157 33 6 27 81 17 8 66 196 .232 .316 .419 .735 100 283 6 19 5 4 5
2012 25 346 1428 1270 170 304 70 8 44 137 37 14 112 385 .239 .315 .411 .727 97 522 17 32 8 6 9
2013 26 390 1595 1428 181 329 79 8 47 149 38 14 116 432 .230 .303 .396 .698 89 565 18 35 9 7 9
2014 27 504 1959 1761 212 402 93 11 55 176 46 15 134 554 .228 .299 .387 .686 86 682 23 47 9 8 14
2015 28 622 2371 2128 271 490 114 12 68 213 51 17 167 660 .230 .301 .391 .692 88 832 29 53 12 11 19
2016 29 777 2966 2640 334 595 129 12 91 283 60 18 219 834 .225 .301 .387 .688 86 1021 33 73 19 15 31

Neutralized Batting

Change to: Default / 750 Runs / 1968 Dodgers / 2000 Rockies or

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 688 total runs (4.25 R/G)
How this works
Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS RC Gact
2010 23 28 112 103 16 22 4 1 6 15 0 9 30 .214 .277 .447 .723 13 28
2011 24 158 661 575 74 137 29 5 21 68 17 58 166 .238 .326 .416 .742 74 158
2012 25 160 658 594 82 147 37 2 17 56 20 46 189 .247 .315 .402 .717 72 160
2013 26 44 168 159 11 26 9 0 3 12 1 4 47 .164 .198 .277 .474 8 44
2014 27 114 365 334 32 74 14 3 8 28 8 18 122 .222 .285 .353 .638 31 114
2015 28 118 413 368 60 89 21 1 13 38 5 33 106 .242 .312 .410 .723 46 118
2016 29 155 595 512 63 105 15 0 23 71 9 52 174 .205 .301 .369 .670 53 155
7 Yrs 777 2972 2645 338 600 129 12 91 288 60 220 834 .227 .302 .388 .690 297 777
162 Game Avg. 162 620 551 70 125 27 3 19 60 13 46 174 .227 .302 .388 .690 62 777



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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
2016 Jul 3rd NL Player of the Week

Defensive WARs c a p y
2016 NL  1.6 (10th)

Games Played s c a p y
2011 NL  158 (9th)
2012 NL  160 (3rd)
2016 NL  155 (10th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
2011 NL  166 (3rd)
2012 NL  189 (1st)
2016 NL  174 (2nd)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
2011 NL  19 (1st)
2012 NL  13 (4th)
2014 NL  12 (10th)
2016 NL  20 (2nd)
Active  73 (22nd)
Career  73 (214th)

Intentional Bases on Balls s c a p y
2016 NL  12 (5th)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
2011 NL  18.8 (10th)

Outs Made s c a p y
2011 NL  459 (8th)
2012 NL  469 (7th)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 3 (2140), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 5 (1615), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 4 (2491), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Second Base (207th), 8.7 career WAR/8.7 7yr-peak WAR/8.7 JAWS
Average HOF 2B (out of 20) = 69.3 career WAR/44.5 7yr-peak WAR/56.9 JAWS

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