Danny Espinosa
2B | Bats/Throws: S/R | 6' 0" 205LBS | Age: 36
Draft: 2008 | Rd: 3, #87, Washington Nationals | Cal State Long Beach
PA AB R H HR SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2015 412 367 59 88 13 5 .240 .311 .409 .720
2016 601 516 66 108 24 9 .209 .306 .378 .684
2017 295 266 30 46 6 4 .173 .245 .278 .523
8 Seasons 3,267 2,910 367 644 98 64 .221 .297 .378 .675
AVG HR SB OPS
2015 .240 13 5 .720
2016 .209 24 9 .684
2017 .173 6 4 .523
8 Seasons .221 98 64 .675
MLB Percentile Rankings
Hits Spray Chart

Statcast Batting Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
Sweet
Spot %
XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB%
2015 28 1515 267 17 6.4 4.1 86.3 109.0 12.7 28.5 .201 .335 .310 .272 .330 28.5 25.7 8.0
2016 29 2314 353 29 8.2 4.8 90.1 112.2 14.8 26.6 .197 .361 .294 .286 .362 33.4 29.0 9.0
2017 30 1104 160 11 6.9 3.7 87.4 112.5 13.5 31.3 .188 .323 .232 .260 .376 28.7 36.9 7.1
Player 4933 780 57 7.3 4.4 88.2 112.5 13.8 28.2 .196 .344 .285 .275 .353 30.8 29.7 8.3
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.3 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.




Fastball: 4 Seam, 2 Seam, Cutter, Sinker. Offspeed: Split, Change, Fork, Screw. Breaking: Slider, Curve, Knuckle, Sweeper, Slurve, Other
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2015 47.9 17.6 25.1 9.4 41.2 32.6 26.2 8.6 33.0 24.3 16.9 4.5 6.4 4.1
2016 43.1 24.4 24.4 8.2 49.0 34.0 17.0 4.5 27.5 27.2 19.0 4.8 8.2 4.8
2017 45.0 24.4 19.4 11.3 44.4 35.0 19.4 4.4 27.5 26.9 24.4 3.8 6.9 3.7
Player 45.1 22.1 23.6 9.2 45.4 33.7 20.6 5.9 29.4 26.2 19.4 4.5 7.3 4.4
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.9 7.0 37.0 37.6 25.3 3.9 32.9 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 4.7
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2017 4-Seam Fastball -3.9 -16 414 37.5 109 .113 .196 .170 41.3 38.5 32.3 .148 .257 .221 28.1
2017 Sinker -0.1 0 243 22.0 62 .278 .407 .363 33.6 25.8 28.1 .244 .414 .331 28.9
2017 Changeup -0.3 0 128 11.6 40 .216 .351 .260 40.3 32.5 39.4 .252 .467 .335 40.0
2017 Slider -0.2 0 121 11.0 37 .194 .417 .291 46.2 54.1 40.8 .207 .399 .268 37.5
2017 Curveball -3.8 -4 107 9.7 21 .048 .048 .043 48.9 52.4 29.7 .067 .077 .064 0.0
2017 Cutter -1.8 -1 45 4.1 11 .125 .125 .300 34.8 9.1 8.3 .245 .268 .368 14.3
2017 Split-Finger -2.0 0 24 2.2 7 .143 .143 .129 61.5 57.1 50.0 .244 .316 .239 33.3
2017 Sweeper -0.2 0 10 0.9 3 .333 .333 .300 75.0 66.7 100.0 .029 .038 .029 0.0
2017 Slurve 1.0 0 1 0.1 -- -- -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2010 111 431 4 -5 2 2 2
2011 652 2,507 -8 -14 17 12 6
2012 672 2,568 -14 -5 2 7 -10
2013 167 563 -6 -7 0 1 -13
2014 362 1,319 -13 -12 1 6 -18
2015 406 1,495 -4 -14 5 6 -7
2016 607 2,332 -23 -11 11 11 -12
2017 290 1,093 -15 -19 7 5 -23
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Swing % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2015 1,515 44.4 76.3 75.6 37.0 59.5 41.0 43.0 54.5 27.8 5.6 82.4
2016 2,314 44.4 70.0 75.2 32.3 47.5 41.8 32.6 48.9 32.3 6.2 76.2
2017 1,104 51.1 74.5 65.0 30.8 35.2 40.0 40.1 53.1 40.8 7.5 79.3
Player 4,933 45.9 73.0 72.7 33.5 49.4 41.2 37.6 51.6 32.8 6.3 78.7
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.5 58.0 42.6 29.6 47.1 24.8 7.3 76.1
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Max EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
Speed OAA Arm
Strength
2015 9 1 13 42 9 45 63 15 67 20 12 57 15 8 74
2016 11 1 17 47 20 61 65 68 87 33 8 63 6 27 68 30
2017 89 65 78
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2016 21.6 24 22.8 1 10 16 10 41.7
2017 22.8 6 7.4 -1 2 7 3 50.0
Player 21.9 30 30.2 0 12 23 13 43.3

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 24 23 16 26 25 21 24 21 21 20 22 29 24 21 21 25 18 21 24 24 22 17 28 25 23 20 24 30 24 23 22
2017 6 7 7 8 8 8 10 8 5 6 8 8 7 6 7 8 6 6 9 8 7 9 9 9 6 6 7 10 8 7 3
Player 30 30 23 34 33 29 34 29 26 26 30 37 31 27 28 33 24 27 33 32 29 26 37 34 29 26 31 40 32 30 25
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights, distances and environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-  
Exit Velocity 86.3 90.1 3.8 87.4 -2.7
Launch Angle 12.7 14.8 2.1 13.5 -1.3
Barrel % 6.4 8.2 1.8 6.9 -1.3
Hard Hit % 28.5 33.4 4.9 28.7 -4.7
Sweet Spot % 28.5 26.6 -1.9 31.3 4.7
xBA .201 .197 -0.004 .188 -0.009
BA .240 .209 -0.031 .173 -0.036
xwOBA .272 .286 0.014 .260 -0.026
wOBA .310 .294 -0.016 .232 -0.062
xSLG .335 .361 0.026 .323 -0.038
SLG .409 .378 -0.031 .278 -0.100
K% 25.7 29.0 3.3 36.9 7.9
BB% 8.0 9.0 1.0 7.1 -1.9
Swing % 54.5 48.9 -5.6 53.1 4.2
Whiff% 27.8 32.3 4.5 40.8 8.5
In Zone % 44.4 44.4 0.0 51.1 6.7
Out of Zone % 55.6 55.6 0.0 48.9 -6.7
Out of Zone Swing % 37.0 32.3 -4.7 30.8 -1.5
First Pitch Swing % 43.0 32.6 -10.4 40.1 7.5
First Pitch Strike % 63.8 54.4 -9.4 60.5 6.1
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

wOBA
SeasonAlignment TypeBat SidePAShifts/Shades%No Shift/ShadeShift/Shade
2016 Shifts L 440 70 15.9 .297 .248
2016 Shifts R 119 9 7.6 .322 .174
2017 Shifts L 183 94 51.4 .244 .225
2017 Shifts R 107 7 6.5 .218 .279
! Note: Shifts are through the 2022 season, Shaded starting from the 2023 season, Shift: three or more infielders are on the same side of second base, Shade: positioned outside of their typical responsible slices of the field.
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Pitch Tempo