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Danny Espinosa | Second Baseman | #6

Team: Seattle Mariners
Age / DOB:  (30) / 4/25/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 205
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
College: Long Beach State
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 3 (0) / WAS
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Mariners released INF Danny Espinosa.
The M's signed Espinosa last month after he was cut loose by the Angels, but he played very little the last few weeks and continued to be a zero with the bat. Espinosa can still pick it with the glove but sports an embarrassing .164/.237/.279 batting line this season. Aug 20 - 10:23 AM

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Mariners signed INF Danny Espinosa to a one-year contract.

Espinosa was released by the Angels earlier in the week. He hit a horrifying .162/.237/.276 with six homers and 29 RBI in 228 at-bats with the Halos but gives the M's a solid glove.
Jul 23 - 6:13 PM

Angels released 2B Danny Espinosa.

Espinosa cleared waivers after being designated for assignment on Sunday. The 30-year-old hasn't hit a lick this year, batting an ugly .162 with 91 strikeouts in 228 at-bats. He'll resurface at some point but will probably have to settle for a minor league deal.
Jul 20 - 5:13 PM

Angels designated 2B Danny Espinosa for assignment.

Espinosa has played his usual terrific defense this season, but it wasn't enough to make up for a hideous .162/.237/.276 batting line. The Angels appear poised to roll with Nick Franklin as their regular second baseman, with Cliff Pennington sprinkled in.
Jul 16 - 12:33 PM

Danny Espinosa is not in the Angels' lineup Saturday against the Mariners.

Nick Franklin will draw the start at second base and bat ninth against right-hander Sam Gaviglio. Espinosa has hit a pathetic .166 this year with just six homers in 217 at-bats. He's not worth owning in any format and is probably lucky to have a job in the big leagues with the way he's been hitting.
Jul 1 - 7:08 PM

Danny Espinosa went 3-for-4 with a double and three RBI in the Angels' 11-4 win over the Tigers on Thursday.

It's the first time this year that Espinosa has had three hits in a nine-inning game (he did get a third hit in the 10th inning of a win April 11). His batting average jumped to .165, which is the highest it's been since the beginning of May. If he can just start hitting even .200 or so, he'll deserve to be the Angels' everyday second baseman; it's not like the team has any quality alternatives. He's been losing playing time because of his struggles.
Jun 8 - 5:04 PM

Danny Espinosa is not in Monday's lineup against the Rays.

Nolan Fontana will get the nod at second base in his major league debut. Espinosa went 1-for-3 with two walks on Sunday, but he's batting just .152/.242/.280 through 42 games this season.
May 22 - 3:24 PM

Danny Espinosa went 2-for-3 with a double, a walk and three runs scored Wednesday against the White Sox.

The results still haven't really been there, but Espinosa is looking a lot better and hitting the ball harder in recent days. He's still batting a measly .152 for the season.
May 18 - 2:01 AM

Danny Espinosa is not in the Angels' lineup Saturday against the Astros.

Espinosa is sitting for the second time in four days. He's hitless in his last 25 at-bats and is batting a miserable .150 for the season. Cliff Pennington will draw the start at second base and bat seventh against Astros righty Lance McCullers.
May 6 - 5:01 PM

Danny Espinosa is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Mariners.

Espinosa is in the midst of a brutal 0-for-19 slump, so consider this a clear-the-head kind of day for the 30-year-old infielder. Cliff Pennington will man second and is hitting eighth in his place in Wednesday's game.
May 3 - 6:48 PM

Danny Espinosa finished hitless in six at-bats with three strikeouts in Tuesday's win in Seattle.

Espinosa is slumping hard, going 2-for-38 over his past 11 outings to drop his average from a season-best .232 to .160 just since April 19. He cannot be trusted across any fantasy league until he re-discovers his power stroke.
May 3 - 3:01 AM

Danny Espinosa was hitless in four at-bats with a pair of strikeouts Saturday against the Rangers.

Espinosa has collected just two hits and one RBI over his past 28 at-bats, as his season average has dipped from .232 to .179. He continues to be a fantasy liability, unless of course you're starting the opposing pitcher. Espinosa has walked just five times with 34 strikeouts over 84 at-bats.
Apr 30 - 12:18 AM

Danny Espinosa doubled twice Wednesday in the loss to the Astros.

He had the Angels' only extra-base hits against Dallas Keuchel. With a .232 average and .683 OPS, Espinosa has sadly been one of the team's best hitters so far. HIs value is limited to AL-only leagues.
Apr 19 - 11:55 PM

Danny Espinosa finished 0-for-3 with three strikeouts in the Angels' loss to the Royals on Sunday.

Espinosa is now batting just .200 with a .629 OPS through 48 regular-season plate appearances, though he does have three home runs and 12 RBI. The 29-year-old infielder posted a career-high 24 home runs last season with the Nationals, though it came alongside a weak .684 OPS.
Apr 16 - 5:49 PM

Danny Espinosa went 3-for-5 with a homer in the Angels' 6-5 win over the Rangers on Tuesday.

Espinosa homered off Sam Dyson to open the three-run rally in the bottom of the ninth. The Angels won in the 10th on Carlos Perez's safety squeeze that scored Cameron Maybin. Espinosa doubled his hit total for the season in this one. He actually has more RBI (eight) than hits (six) through 28 at-bats.
Apr 12 - 2:19 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Mike Zunino
2Carlos Ruiz
1B1Yonder Alonso
2Danny Valencia
2B1Robinson Cano
2Danny Espinosa
SS1Jean Segura
2Taylor Motter
3B1Kyle Seager
LF1Ben Gamel
2Guillermo Heredia
CF1Jarrod Dyson
RF1Mitch Haniger
2Leonys Martin
DH1Nelson Cruz
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Felix Hernandez
2Hisashi Iwakuma
3James Paxton
4Drew Smyly
5Yovani Gallardo
6Ariel Miranda
7Erasmo Ramirez
8Marco Gonzales
9Andrew Albers
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Edwin Diaz
2David Phelps
3Tony Zych
4Nick Vincent
5Marc Rzepczynski
6James Pazos
7Emilio Pagan
8Evan Marshall
9Casey Lawrence
10Shae Simmons
11Evan Scribner