Santiago Espinal
2B | Bats/Throws: R/R | 5' 10" 185LBS | Age: 29
Draft: 2016 | Rd: 10, #298, Boston Red Sox | Miami Dade CC
PA AB R H HR SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2021 246 222 32 69 2 6 .311 .376 .405 .781
2022 491 449 51 120 7 6 .267 .322 .370 .692
2023 254 230 30 57 2 2 .248 .310 .335 .645
4 Seasons 1,057 961 123 262 11 15 .273 .331 .367 .698
AVG HR SB OPS
2021 .311 2 6 .781
2022 .267 7 6 .692
2023 .248 2 2 .645
4 Seasons .273 11 15 .698
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%
2020 25 266 46 1 2.2 1.5 87.3 104.4 14.5 45.7 .246 .345 .282 .283 .347 28.3 24.2 6.1
2021 26 912 193 3 1.6 1.2 84.8 104.2 13.1 35.8 .267 .346 .344 .307 .309 22.8 12.2 8.9
2022 27 1912 385 13 3.4 2.6 86.1 107.5 14.1 33.8 .263 .348 .305 .298 .313 31.7 13.8 7.3
2023 28 989 197 2 1.0 0.8 87.0 106.8 11.4 33.0 .256 .336 .285 .293 .305 29.4 14.2 7.1
Player 4079 821 19 2.3 1.8 86.1 107.5 13.2 34.7 .261 .344 .308 .298 .312 28.9 14.2 7.6
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
2020 32.6 13.0 45.7 8.7 45.7 39.1 15.2 6.5 28.3 26.1 30.4 6.5 2.2 1.5
2021 43.0 20.2 26.9 9.8 38.9 30.6 30.6 5.2 31.6 29.0 30.1 2.6 1.6 1.2
2022 43.6 19.2 26.8 10.4 37.7 39.0 23.4 5.5 35.1 26.8 25.7 3.6 3.4 2.6
2023 44.2 23.4 28.9 3.6 40.6 35.0 24.4 4.6 34.0 26.9 28.4 5.1 1.0 0.8
Player 43.0 20.1 28.4 8.5 39.1 36.1 24.8 5.2 33.6 27.3 27.6 3.9 2.3 1.8
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 %
2023 4-Seam Fastball -1.5 -5 354 35.8 98 .271 .365 .331 15.2 14.3 15.1 .300 .407 .355 37.0
2023 Sinker 0.7 1 168 17.0 53 .260 .320 .272 8.6 5.7 9.1 .306 .381 .313 33.3
2023 Slider -2.8 -5 165 16.7 38 .162 .243 .188 26.2 31.6 21.8 .125 .171 .141 16.0
2023 Curveball 0.5 0 92 9.3 15 .154 .231 .297 17.9 6.7 3.4 .190 .209 .244 8.3
2023 Changeup 1.3 1 77 7.8 17 .353 .471 .412 31.6 11.8 9.5 .293 .386 .291 40.0
2023 Cutter 2.0 1 70 7.1 14 .455 .455 .471 20.7 7.1 5.3 .245 .285 .333 20.0
2023 Sweeper -2.9 -1 43 4.3 13 .154 .385 .223 14.3 15.4 13.3 .231 .349 .250 18.2
2023 Split-Finger -9.2 -1 13 1.3 4 .000 .000 .000 20.0 25.0 25.0 .061 .066 .055 0.0
2023 Slurve -1.6 0 4 0.4 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2022 4-Seam Fastball 0.3 2 579 30.3 160 .309 .439 .369 11.6 13.1 12.4 .283 .422 .354 37.0
2022 Slider -1.2 -4 387 20.2 100 .185 .261 .243 24.7 22.0 17.9 .214 .260 .247 25.7
2022 Sinker -1.3 -5 342 17.9 94 .250 .318 .274 7.7 6.4 8.8 .248 .311 .267 42.2
2022 Cutter 1.6 3 180 9.4 34 .406 .594 .450 15.5 11.8 10.5 .399 .501 .413 25.0
2022 Changeup 1.8 3 169 8.8 55 .327 .462 .349 21.1 10.9 10.0 .277 .352 .289 21.3
2022 Curveball 1.6 2 153 8.0 24 .333 .417 .329 22.4 25.0 11.1 .306 .363 .294 33.3
2022 Sweeper -5.2 -4 80 4.2 20 .000 .000 .000 25.7 10.0 8.7 .113 .135 .114 11.1
2022 Split-Finger -5.0 -1 13 0.7 2 .000 .000 .000 14.3 50.0 16.7 .169 .196 .159 0.0
2022 Slurve 4.1 0 5 0.3 -- -- -- 0.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2021 4-Seam Fastball 0.2 1 301 33.0 96 .341 .435 .378 11.5 12.5 16.4 .276 .351 .316 29.7
2021 Slider -0.3 -1 171 18.8 29 .259 .370 .334 27.4 17.2 9.8 .286 .375 .317 13.6
2021 Sinker -3.6 -5 134 14.7 39 .343 .457 .386 8.6 0.0 0.0 .294 .423 .352 31.4
2021 Changeup 2.7 3 105 11.5 34 .281 .344 .326 26.8 17.6 14.6 .255 .304 .272 11.5
2021 Cutter -0.4 0 89 9.8 21 .235 .353 .338 7.1 9.5 13.3 .221 .276 .309 13.3
2021 Curveball -1.4 -1 81 8.9 19 .316 .421 .321 13.3 15.8 11.1 .250 .311 .246 18.8
2021 Sweeper -0.8 0 23 2.5 6 .200 .200 .267 30.0 33.3 25.0 .143 .203 .239 0.0
2021 Split-Finger -4.3 0 7 0.8 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .237 .569 .333 0.0
2020 4-Seam Fastball -2.6 -2 94 35.3 22 .300 .350 .293 25.0 31.8 25.9 .261 .409 .306 28.6
2020 Cutter -2.9 -1 40 15.0 8 .167 .167 .229 13.6 37.5 30.0 .162 .196 .236 0.0
2020 Sinker 3.9 2 39 14.7 12 .500 .583 .479 22.7 16.7 20.0 .372 .455 .357 60.0
2020 Changeup -1.6 -1 36 13.5 9 .111 .111 .200 42.1 22.2 16.7 .197 .226 .186 14.3
2020 Slider -3.8 -1 32 12.0 9 .000 .000 .078 33.3 22.2 18.2 .080 .115 .155 0.0
2020 Curveball 10.0 2 23 8.6 6 .400 .800 .533 0.0 0.0 0.0 .334 .589 .443 40.0
2020 Split-Finger 1.9 0 2 0.8 -- -- -- 0.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2020 66 266 -1 -3 1 1 -2
2021 246 912 -13 -4 10 4 -3
2022 494 1,926 -7 -18 12 9 -4
2023 255 991 -6 -9 5 4 -7
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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 %
2020 266 51.9 75.4 77.9 25.0 50.0 41.4 27.3 51.1 24.3 8.3 86.4
2021 912 51.8 67.4 89.9 25.7 66.4 44.1 27.2 47.3 15.3 8.3 76.3
2022 1,912 49.4 67.1 88.3 25.6 72.2 42.2 25.1 46.1 15.5 7.8 74.5
2023 989 49.5 63.7 88.1 25.3 66.7 42.9 21.7 44.3 17.6 6.9 75.0
Player 4,079 50.1 66.9 87.9 25.5 68.2 42.7 24.9 46.3 16.6 7.7 75.9
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
2020 21 56 88 35
2021 33 59 89 37
2022 26 76 17 7 51 13 8 7 34 10 91 39 92 70 42 95 17
2023 26 37 15 29
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2021 25.9 2 2.0 0 1 0 2 100.0
2022 26.0 7 7.4 0 1 9 1 14.3
2023 26.7 2 2.1 0 1 2 0 0.0
Player 26.1 11 11.5 -1 3 11 3 27.3

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2021 2 2 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
2022 7 1 9 5 10 9 10 4 8 5 7 11 4 6 10 8 5 5 7 10 7 7 11 8 3 6 11 10 7 10 8
2023 2 0 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 2 2 3 2 2 3 2 3 2 2 2 2 3 2 2
Player 11 3 14 9 14 13 14 8 12 9 11 15 8 10 14 13 9 9 12 14 11 12 15 13 7 10 15 14 12 14 12
! 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 2020 2021 +/-   2022 +/-   2023 +/-  
Exit Velocity 87.3 84.8 -2.5 86.1 1.3 87.0 0.9
Launch Angle 14.5 13.1 -1.4 14.1 1.0 11.4 -2.7
Barrel % 2.2 1.6 -0.6 3.4 1.8 1.0 -2.4
Hard Hit % 28.3 22.8 -5.5 31.7 8.9 29.4 -2.3
Sweet Spot % 45.7 35.8 -9.9 33.8 -2.0 33.0 -0.8
xBA .246 .267 0.021 .263 -0.004 .256 -0.007
BA .267 .311 0.044 .267 -0.044 .248 -0.019
xwOBA .283 .307 0.024 .298 -0.009 .293 -0.005
wOBA .282 .344 0.062 .305 -0.039 .285 -0.020
xSLG .345 .346 0.001 .348 0.002 .336 -0.012
SLG .333 .405 0.072 .370 -0.035 .335 -0.035
K% 24.2 12.2 -12.0 13.8 1.6 14.2 0.4
BB% 6.1 8.9 2.8 7.3 -1.6 7.1 -0.2
Swing % 51.1 47.3 -3.8 46.1 -1.2 44.3 -1.8
Whiff% 24.3 15.3 -9.0 15.5 0.2 17.6 2.1
In Zone % 51.9 51.8 -0.1 49.4 -2.4 49.5 0.1
Out of Zone % 48.1 48.2 0.1 50.6 2.4 50.5 -0.1
Out of Zone Swing % 25.0 25.7 0.7 25.6 -0.1 25.3 -0.3
First Pitch Swing % 27.3 27.2 -0.1 25.1 -2.1 21.7 -3.4
First Pitch Strike % 65.2 59.8 -5.4 60.2 0.4 58.9 -1.3
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

wOBA
SeasonAlignment TypeBat SidePAShifts/Shades%No Shift/ShadeShift/Shade
2020 Shifts R 66 17 25.8 .268 .322
2021 Shifts R 227 36 15.9 .350 .407
2022 Shifts R 489 66 13.5 .298 .358
2023 Shades R 253 14 5.5 .278 .403
! 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

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2020 78 18.0 19.2% 3.8% 37 23.0 0.0% 10.8%
2021 261 17.5 23.8% 3.1% 146 23.0 0.0% 10.3%
2022 544 17.9 17.8% 1.7% 343 23.0 1.2% 9.6%
2023 286 15.4 42.0% 0.0% 184 19.3 6.0% 1.1%
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