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Danny Espinosa

#18 | SS | MetsNYM
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Danny Espinosa
Name: Daniel Richard Espinosa
Born: Apr 25, 1987 in Santa Ana, Calif. USA
High School: Mater Dei HS, Santa Ana, Calif.
College: Long Beach State
Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 205 lbs
Bats: B / Throws: R
 ABAVGOBPSLGHR
2019143.273.344.4907
Career1,729.254.338.41457
Drafted in the 3rd round (87th overall) by the Washington Nationals in 2008 (signed for $525,000)
Espinosa is one of the most distinctive players in college baseball with his strong, mature build and slightly bowlegged "egg beater" running style. Long praised by scouts for his work ethic and hustling style of play, Espinosa gets maximum results out of average tools. One scout compared him to former Cal State Fullerton infielder Justin Turner, though with a bit more athleticism. Defensively, his range is fair and his glove work is unorthodox, but he does possess a strong arm. While he handled shortstop well for Team USA last summer, Espinosa is not a pure shortstop and may be better suited to second base or as a utility player. His intelligent and aggressive baserunning masks raw speed that is only average. A switch-hitter, Espinosa has always been stronger from his natural right side, but improved from the left this year. He takes a wicked cut at anything close, and when he squares a pitch up he can produce screaming drives to all fields. Most scouts want to see more plate discipline and patience from Espinosa, who's considered a streak hitter. His lack of overwhelming tools will keep him out of the first two rounds, but he has a lot of attributes scouts love, including the knack to make those around him better.
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