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Danny Espinosa

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)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2011 season [*]
Team: Nationals 2010-2014
2014 Contract Status: Pre-Arb Eligible, 1 yr/$541k (14) (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2014): 2.113, Arb Eligible: 2015, Free Agent: 2018 [*], Agents: Scott Boras [*]
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Standard Fielding

Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rdrs Rtot/yr Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
2010 WSN NL 23 2B 25 23 23 211.1 131 57 74 0 20 1.000 -0 5 -2 28 5.58 5.24 .984 4.78 4.73
2010 WSN NL 23 SS 2 2 2 18.0 12 2 9 1 1 .917 1 0 67 0 5.50 5.50 .971 4.30 4.25
2011 WSN NL 24 2B 158 155 150 1393.0 783 305 464 14 101 .982 4 5 4 4 4.97 4.87 .985 4.76 4.75 RoY-6
2012 WSN NL 25 2B 126 119 111 1069.2 527 192 329 6 67 .989 10 3 12 3 4.38 4.13 .984 4.77 4.72
2012 WSN NL 25 SS 36 34 31 309.0 160 43 110 7 23 .956 6 4 25 16 4.46 4.25 .970 4.26 4.21
2013 WSN NL 26 2B 43 43 41 371.2 217 96 119 2 32 .991 6 3 18 10 5.21 5.00 .984 4.72 4.72
2013 WSN NL 26 SS 1 1 1 8.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -1 0 -105 0 1.12 1.00 .980 4.39 4.40
2014 WSN NL 27 2B 88 76 71 701.1 388 155 229 4 56 .990 2 -1 4 -2 4.93 4.36 .982 4.67 4.66
2014 WSN NL 27 SS 9 6 6 60.0 32 9 22 1 4 .969 1 1 14 22 4.65 3.44 .975 4.30 4.30
5 Seasons 2B 440 416 396 3747.0 2046 805 1215 26 276 .987 22 15 7 4 4.85 4.59 .984 4.74 4.72
4 Seasons SS 48 43 40 395.0 205 55 141 9 28 .956 8 5 23 15 4.47 4.08 .971 4.27 4.23
5 Seasons TOT 488 459 436 4142.0 2251 860 1356 35 304 .984 30 20 9 5 4.82 4.54 .983 4.70 4.67
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Sabermetric Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP
2010 WSN NL 23 2B -0 -2 -2 -0 -2 2 5 28 3 1
2010 WSN NL 23 SS 1 67 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 WSN NL 24 2B 4 4 5 -7 12 -1 5 4 5 0
2012 WSN NL 25 2B 10 12 10 9 2 0 3 3 3 0
2012 WSN NL 25 SS 6 25 6 1 5 0 4 16 5 0
2013 WSN NL 26 2B 6 18 5 3 1 1 3 10 2 1
2013 WSN NL 26 SS -1 -105 -1 -1 0 0 0 0 0
2014 WSN NL 27 2B 2 4 1 3 -2 1 -1 -2 -3 2
2014 WSN NL 27 SS 1 14 1 1 -0 -0 1 22 1 0
5 Seasons 2B 22 7 19 8 11 3 15 4 10 4
4 Seasons SS 8 23 8 3 4 -0 5 15 6 0
5 Seasons TOT 30 9 27 11 16 3 20 5 16 4

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
2010 WSN NL 23 28 25 28 27 0 0 0 25 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2011 WSN NL 24 158 155 158 158 0 0 0 158 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2012 WSN NL 25 160 153 160 158 0 0 0 126 0 36 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
2013 WSN NL 26 44 44 44 44 0 0 0 43 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 WSN NL 27 110 82 110 96 0 0 0 88 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 14 4
5 Seasons 500 459 500 483 0 0 0 440 0 48 0 0 0 0 0 22 4
Appearances table is calculated solely from full RetroSheet play-by-play data available from 1973 on. A combination of RetroSheet (starting with the 1914 season) and non-RetroSheet data is used for other seasons.

Advanced Fielding -- 2B*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 643 543 463 43 GB GBs GBr LD LDs LDf
2010 WSN NL 23 889 57% 76% 32% 84 93% 0 57 22 27 8 74 66 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 20 7 7 2 2 19 4 15 1 0 0
2011 WSN NL 24 5905 61% 77% 33% 556 91% 0 305 105 125 75 464 401 58 0 10 14 0 9 5 10 101 32 15 30 2 88 32 51 10 1 8
2012 WSN NL 25 4459 59% 72% 30% 360 94% 0 192 59 87 46 329 290 34 0 3 6 0 4 2 4 67 22 19 20 1 64 21 41 1 1 0
2013 WSN NL 26 1558 60% 75% 31% 142 95% 1 96 39 39 18 119 103 12 1 2 2 1 0 1 1 32 9 8 9 0 29 9 18 3 1 1
2014 WSN NL 27 2903 56% 75% 33% 263 92% 1 155 52 78 26 229 204 21 0 2 4 1 1 2 2 56 21 16 8 3 50 12 37 3 2 1
5 Seasons 15714 59% 75% 32% 1405 92% 2 805 277 356 173 1215 1064 130 1 19 26 2 14 10 17 276 91 65 69 8 250 78 162 18 5 10
MLB Averages 57% 75% 32% 92%

Advanced Fielding -- SS*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 643 63 463 163 363 GB GBs GBr LD LDs LDf
2010 WSN NL 23 76 62% 74% 34% 11 91% 0 2 1 0 1 9 8 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
2012 WSN NL 25 1290 61% 75% 33% 126 94% 0 43 17 22 4 110 88 21 0 2 7 0 2 5 3 23 10 2 8 1 1 23 12 10 0 0 0
2013 WSN NL 26 46 48% 89% 24% 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 WSN NL 27 231 55% 70% 35% 24 88% 0 9 3 5 1 22 18 3 0 2 1 0 0 1 1 4 1 0 2 1 0 4 1 3 0 0 0
4 Seasons 1643 60% 74% 33% 161 93% 0 55 21 28 6 141 114 25 0 4 9 0 3 6 5 28 12 2 10 2 1 28 14 13 0 0 0
MLB Averages 57% 75% 32% 89%



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1938 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Assistss c a p y
2011 NL  464 (2nd)
2012 NL  439 (4th)

Total Zone Runss c a p y
2012 NL  17 (5th)

Def. Games as 2B s c a p y
2011 NL  158 (3rd)
Active  440 (24th)

Putouts as 2B s c a p y
2011 NL  305 (3rd)
Active  805 (22nd)

Assists as 2B s c a p y
2011 NL  464 (2nd)
Active  1,215 (23rd)

Errors Committed as 2B s c a p y
2011 NL  14 (3rd)

Double Plays Turned as 2B s c a p y
2011 NL  101 (2nd)
Active  276 (21st)

Total Zone Runs as 2B s c a p y
2011 NL  4 (5th)
2012 NL  10 (3rd)
2013 NL  6 (4th)
Active  22 (9th)
Career  22 (62nd)

Range Factor/9Inn as 2Bs c a p y
2011 NL  4.97 (4th)
2014 NL  4.93 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as 2B s c a p y
2011 NL  4.87 (3rd)

Fielding % as 2B s c a p y
2011 NL  .982 (5th)
2012 NL  .989 (5th)

Total Zone Runs as SS s c a p y
2012 NL  7 (5th)

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Name and misspellings: Daniel dan daniel Danny Denny Richard Espinosa

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