Danny Espinosa

Danny Espinosa #4

  • SS
  • B/T: S/R
  • 6' 0" /205
  • Age: 31

Danny Espinosa MLB Career Stats

2910 .221 98 316 64 .675

Danny Espinosa Bio

  • Full Name: Daniel Richard Espinosa
  • Pronunciation: ehs-pi-NOH-zuh
  • Nickname: Espi
  • Born: 4/25/1987 in Santa Ana, CA
  • Draft: 2008, Washington Nationals, 3rd rd. (87th overall)
  • College: Long Beach State
  • Debut: 9/1/2010
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MLB Career Stats 2910 367 644 98 316 64 .221 .297 .675
  • Status: Released

Danny Espinosa Statcast Averages

Year Team LG PA HIP Avg Exit Velocity (mph) Avg HR Distance (feet) Avg Launch Angle (deg)
- - - - - - - -
MLB Avg - - - - 88.8 398 12.5
Year Team LG PA HIP Avg Exit Velocity (mph) Avg HR Distance (feet) Avg Launch Angle (deg)
- - - - - - - -
MLB Avg - - - - 88.8 398 12.5


Note: Opponent can be found on current team or on team when both players met.

Danny Espinosa Stats

*Since 2006

Danny Espinosa Advanced Stats

*Since 2006
*Since 2006

Danny Espinosa Statcast Events


Danny Espinosa Awards

NL Player of the Week

Week Team League
07/03/2016 Washington NL

Futures Game Selection

Year Team League
2009 Potomac CAR
2010 Harrisburg EAS

AFL All-Prospect Team

Year Team League
2009 Phoenix AFL

MiLB.com Organization All-Star

Year Team League
2010 Washington NL

Topps Double-A All-Star

Year Team League
2010 Harrisburg EAS

EAS Player of the Week

Week Team League
06/21/2010 Harrisburg EAS

EAS Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2010 Harrisburg EAS

EAS Post-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2010 Harrisburg EAS

CAR Post-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2009 Potomac CAR

Topps Class A All-Star

Year Team League
2009 Potomac CAR

Danny Espinosa Leaderboards

Stolen Bases

Season SB Rank
2012 20 24th in NL


Season 2B Rank
2012 37 11th in NL


Season 3B Rank
2011 5 21st in NL

Games Played

Season G Rank
2011 158 9th in NL
2012 160 3rd in NL
2016 157 10th in NL

At Bats

Season AB Rank
2011 573 16th in NL
2012 594 15th in NL

Plate Appearances

Season PA Rank
2011 658 16th in NL
2012 658 18th in NL


Season SO Rank
2011 166 3rd in NL
2012 189 1st in NL
2014 122 23rd in NL
2016 174 2nd in NL

Caught Stealing

Season CS Rank
2011 6 25th in NL
2012 6 25th in NL
2017 5 19th in AL

Hit by Pitch

Season HBP Rank
2011 19 1st in NL
2012 13 4th in NL
2014 12 10th in NL
2015 6 24th in NL
2016 20 2nd in NL

Danny Espinosa Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
May 30, 2018 Oklahoma City Dodgers released SS Danny Espinosa.
May 6, 2018 Los Angeles Dodgers signed free agent SS Danny Espinosa to a minor league contract.
May 6, 2018 SS Danny Espinosa assigned to Oklahoma City Dodgers.
April 29, 2018 Buffalo Bisons released SS Danny Espinosa.
April 2, 2018 SS Danny Espinosa assigned to Buffalo Bisons.
March 17, 2018 Toronto Blue Jays signed free agent SS Danny Espinosa to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
March 12, 2018 New York Yankees released SS Danny Espinosa.
February 2, 2018 SS Danny Espinosa assigned to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders.
January 29, 2018 New York Yankees signed free agent SS Danny Espinosa to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
September 22, 2017 Durham Bulls released SS Danny Espinosa.
September 21, 2017 Tampa Bay Rays sent SS Danny Espinosa outright to Durham Bulls.
September 21, 2017 Tampa Bay Rays designated SS Danny Espinosa for assignment.
August 25, 2017 Tampa Bay Rays recalled SS Danny Espinosa from Durham Bulls.
August 25, 2017 Tampa Bay Rays signed free agent SS Danny Espinosa.
August 25, 2017 SS Danny Espinosa assigned to Durham Bulls.
August 20, 2017 Seattle Mariners released 2B Danny Espinosa.
July 24, 2017 Seattle Mariners signed free agent 2B Danny Espinosa.
July 20, 2017 Los Angeles Angels released 2B Danny Espinosa.
July 16, 2017 Los Angeles Angels designated 2B Danny Espinosa for assignment.
December 10, 2016 Washington Nationals traded 2B Danny Espinosa to Los Angeles Angels for RHP Austin Adams and Kyle McGowin.
September 30, 2013 Washington Nationals recalled SS Danny Espinosa from Syracuse Chiefs.
June 19, 2013 Washington Nationals optioned Danny Espinosa to Syracuse Chiefs.
June 13, 2013 Washington Nationals sent 2B Danny Espinosa on a rehab assignment to Syracuse Chiefs.
June 4, 2013 Danny Espinosa roster status changed by Washington Nationals.
September 1, 2010 Washington Nationals selected the contract of 2B Danny Espinosa from Syracuse Chiefs.
August 6, 2010 Danny Espinosa assigned to Syracuse Chiefs from Harrisburg Senators.
July 15, 2010 Danny Espinosa roster status changed by Harrisburg Senators.
July 11, 2010 Harrisburg Senators placed SS Danny Espinosa on the temporarily inactive list.
April 24, 2010 Harrisburg Senators activated SS Danny Espinosa from the 7-day disabled list.
April 12, 2010 Harrisburg Senators placed SS Danny Espinosa on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to April 10, 2010.
April 4, 2010 SS Danny Espinosa assigned to Harrisburg Senators from Potomac Nationals.
March 4, 2010 SS Danny Espinosa assigned to Washington Nationals.

Daniel Richard Espinosa Bio Info

Daniel Richard Espinosa...Was a three-year starting shortstop at Long Beach State...In 2006, was named Freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball... Left LBSU as one of 12 Dirtbags to earn all-conference status three times...Represented USA Baseball in summers of 2003 (Youth National Team, 16-and-Under) and 2007 (Collegiate)...Played for Chatham in the 2006 Cape Cod Baseball League...Was a two-time All-CIF and All-League selection at Mater Dei (CA) High School...Father, Dan, played baseball at Northern Arizona and the University of Arizona...Brother, Brandon, played at UC Riverside.


Combined with Los Angeles-AL, Seattle and Tampa Bay to hit .173 (46-for-266) with 30R, 10doubles, 6HR and 31RBI in 93 games…made his seventh Opening Day roster with the Angels and batted .162 (37-for-228) with 27R,8 doubles, 6HR and 29RBI in 77 games…was designated for assignment on 7/16 and unconditionally released on 7/22…signed aMajor League contract with the Mariners on 7/24…appeared in eight games for Seattle, hitting .188 (3-for-16) with 2R, 2 doubles and2RBI…was released on 8/20 and unconditionally released on 8/22…was signed by the Rays to a Major League contract on 8/25 andappeared in eight games, batting .273 (6-for-22) with 1R and 1BB…was outrighted on 9/20 and released on 9/21.


In seventh season with the Nationals, set new career-bests with 24 home runs and 72 RBI...His 24 homers ranked fourth in the Majors by a shortstop while the 72 RBI were ti ed for eighth...Became just the second shortstop (fourth occurrence) in Washington franchise history (includes Montreal) to log a 20 HR/70 RBI season, joining Ian Desmond...Ranked in the Top 10 in several off ensive categories by a switch hitt er including hits (10th), doubles (T10th), home runs (2nd), RBI (T2nd), walks (6th) and intenti onal walks (1st)...Tabbed as the Nati onal League Player of the Week for the period ending July 3...Drew 20 hit by pitch, the most by a Washington/Montreal player since F.P. Santangelo's 23 in 1998...According to FanGraphs.com, his eight defensive runs saved ranked eighth in the Majors by a shortstop and marked the second highest of his career at any positi on (10 DRS in 2015 playing second base).


Clubbed 13 home runs, his most since 2012 and his .409 slugging percentage was his highest since 2011...Despite significantly fewer games played than his counterparts, ranked fourth among National League second baseman in home runs and slugging percentage...Posted a career-best .709 OPS as a left-handed batter and his .409 slugging percentage from the left side was his best since 2010 (.410)...If qualified, would've ranked first in UZR/150 (18.4) and third in defefensive runs saved among MLB second basemen (10)...Recorded his third career multi-home run game, May 8 at Atlanta...Hit his first career pinch-hit home run, Aug. 15 at San Francisco (Petit)...Recorded a career-high five hits (and HBP), June 16 at Tampa Bay to become the third National to reach base six times in a game (Nick Johnson, Elijah Dukes)...Was one of eight players to reach base safely six times in a nine-inning game...Appeared at second base (81 games/74 starts), third base (16 games/nine starts), shortstop (eight games/five starts), first base (five games/five starts) and left field (five games/two starts)...Was shut down in September with a right hamstring strain.


Bounced back from wrist injury that plagued 2013 season...Started off strong in the month of April, hitting .291 (23-for-79) with five doubles, one triple, and three home runs in 25 games...Hit lefthanders hard in 2014, batting .301 (31-for-103) with eight doubles, three home runs and 10 RBI, posting an .859 OPS...Led off ninth inning with game-tying solo homer in game ultimately won by the Nationals, 6-5, on May 12 at ARI...Saw action at second base (89 games/77 starts) and shortstop (12 games/8 starts)...Ranked tied for 10th in the NL with 12 HBP.


Struggled early (hit .173 in April, .155 in May) and spent majority of season with Triple-A Syracuse...doubled, homered and tallied a game-high 3 RBI to trigger an 8-1 win, April 25 vs. CIN...was placed on the DL on June 4 (retro to June 3) with a right wrist fracture...after rehab assignment, was optioned to Syracuse on June 19 ...hit .099 in first 21 Triple-A contests, but batted .254 with 10 doubles and 19 RBI in final 54 contests.

2012 In 2nd season as an everyday player, increased offensive output with .247 batting average, 37 doubles, 56 extra-base hits, 20 stolen bases and 82 runs...hit .232 with 7 homers and 24 RBI before All-Star break and .264 with 10 home runs and 32 RBI thereafter...with 160, became just the 3rd National (2005-12) to play in at least 160 contests in a single season (Ryan zimmerman-162 in '07, Austin Kearns-161 in '07)...with Desmond (left oblique) on DL for 25 games, July 22-Aug. 16, shifted to shortstop and hit .288 with 7 doubles, 5 homers & 16 RBI...tied for 4th in NL with 13 HBP. 2011 Strong campaign (.236, 29 doubles, 21 home runs, 66 RBI, 17 stolen bases) rendered one of finest rookie seasons in MLB ... earned spot on Topps 53rd Annual All-Rookie Team ... 21 home runs tied for the NL rookie lead with Freddie Freeman and tied for the second-largest total ever hit by a rookie second bagger (Dan Uggla, 27 for FLA in 2006) ... set franchise rookie record by hitting 21st homer, a game-winning 2-run shot in the 6th inning of a 7-5 victory, Sept. 21 at PHI ... the previous mark, 20, had been shared by Ryan Zimmerman (2005) and Brad Wilkerson (2002) ... paced NL rookies with 72 runs, 55 extra-base hits and 57 walks ... led the Nationals with 158 games ... stellar first half included 16 home runs, which set a MLB record for long balls hit by a rookie second basemen prior to the All-Star break ... true two-way player led NL second baggers in zone rating (.841) and total chances (783) ... with 101, also became the 4th second baseman in franchise annals to have a hand in 100-plus double plays in a single season ... posted the game-winning RBI in both games of doubleheader sweep on April 17 vs. MIL ... two-run shot in the 7th inning on May 16 snapped tie and capped scoring in a 4-2 win vs. PIT ... on May 31, hit 2 home runs to trigger a 10-2 win vs. PHI and became the first rookie second baseman in MLB history to hit 10 homers before the end of May ... just minutes before a major thunderstorn rolled through DC, drilled game-winning three-run shot in 10th inning to cap 7-4 win vs. STL on June 16 ... hit decisive homer, a two-run shot in the 7th inning, as Washington posted a 2-1 rubber game win at CWS on June 26. 2010 Burst onto the MLB scene, posting 6 homers and 15 RBI in 28 games as the Nationals' most intriguing September callup... went 9-for-16 with 3 home runs and 10 RBI in first 5 games with Nationals...made big league debut and recorded first hit with 6th-inning double off Burke Badenhop, Sept. 1 at FLA...hit first home run, a solo shot off Zach Duke, in 2nd career game, Sept. 3 at PIT...went 4-for-5 with 2 home runs (solo shot, grand slam) and 6 RBI, Sept. 6 vs. NYM... paced Nationals with 11 extra-base hits in Sept./Oct...batted .306 with runners on base and .333 with runners in scoring position...in minor leagues, with 22 home runs and 25 stolen bases, was one of only 3 players in Minor League Baseball to reach the 20-20 mark in 2010. 2009 Ranked among the Single-A Carolina League leaders in nearly every offensive category, including runs (first, 90), walks (2nd, 74), homers (4th, 18), total bases (5th, 218) and OBP (5th, .375)...18 homers and 72 RBI both 4th best among Nationals farmhands...hit .345 with 15 RBI and 14 walks in 24 Arizona Fall League contests playing for Phoenix. 2008 Hit .328 and posted .476 OBP in 19-game pro debut with Vermont of the short-season Single-A New York Penn League.