Danny Espinosa 2013 OutlookPossible 20/20 Season?
Posted 06 December 2012 - 08:37 PM
He Ks a ton, and won't hit more than .250, but the power and speed combo is valuable for the middle infield position.
He should qualify for both 2B and SS this year. The only thing I'm worried about is losing some ABs to Lombardozzi.
Also, there have been some trade rumors surrounding him as well.
Fair to project a season similar to the last 2? Improvement? Regression?
Posted 08 December 2012 - 12:09 AM
Posted 08 December 2012 - 01:19 PM
Edited by LyondellBasell, 08 December 2012 - 01:20 PM.
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Posted 04 January 2013 - 09:34 PM
Posted 04 January 2013 - 10:19 PM
If they eliminate that side from his game will he hit for any power?
Posted 26 January 2013 - 03:07 PM
Should that hurt his power for the 2013 season?
Posted 26 January 2013 - 03:51 PM
I'm not quite there yet!
Posted 26 January 2013 - 03:55 PM
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Posted 26 January 2013 - 04:09 PM
In one of my dynasty leagues I have him as a MI.
However, I am joining another new dynasty league in 2013, but, the draft is early March
Posted 26 January 2013 - 05:04 PM
Posted 26 January 2013 - 05:54 PM
Left shoulder, from the RW news page:
MLB.com's William Ladson reports that Danny Espinosa has a torn rotator cuff in his left shoulder.
The injury was originally described as a bone bruise in September, but more extensive damage was found in the offseason. According to Ladson, Espinosa won't miss any time and plans to be medically cleared for the start of spring training.
Posted 27 January 2013 - 08:30 AM
Posted 27 January 2013 - 10:25 AM
I sadly have to agree.
Posted 27 January 2013 - 12:56 PM
Posted 27 January 2013 - 12:59 PM
That is what I am hearing.
Posted 27 January 2013 - 01:11 PM
Long-term - Anthony Rendon. Espinosa's job should've safe for the 1st half - Rendon has to show he can be healthy, his bat is ready, and the Nats will have to move him off his 3B position. I don't think it's likely to happen until July-Aug at the earliest - and those 3 pins have to fall, too. Rendon probably is their long term 3B (Zimm moving to 1B if his arm keeps acting up, so 2014-15 makes sense after Laroche's contract is up). But, if Nats aren't happy with Espinosa by the ASB and they want to inject more O to their lineup - then that's the plan B Espinosa owners should worry about. Lombardozzi is a great Izturis-type guy to have, but his ceiling is capped. The easy way to confirm if this is what the Nats are thinking - see where Rendon plays in AA/AAA this season.
Because it was his non-throwing shoulder, it's a little puzzling they didn't bite the bullet and go under the knife. It's not the load joint for a lefty but crucial for a righty (and he switch-hits) - if you're going to fix it, the recovery time would have allowed a near-complete bill of health for Opening Day. Hopefully it wasn't that serious...
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Posted 27 January 2013 - 01:19 PM
Didn't his power tail off after his injury?
Posted 27 January 2013 - 01:33 PM
Here's a fangraphs quip on Rendon
Now, yes, the 22-year-old has seen some very limited action at second base and shortstop, but before every fantasy owner starts getting eligibility arousal, realize that was more of a spring training experiment than anything else. Would Rendon be capable of handling second base as a starter? Probably. But then the other big issue surrounding him comes into play: his propensity to get injured. Not only would he have to stay on the field enough in the minors to get the necessary reps to transform into a legitimate keystone option, but Rendon would also be moving to a position that is, by its very nature, a bigger injury risk. Bottom line: Something is likely to happen that fixes this “problem” so that Rendon can be a big league starter before he turns 25 — we just don’t know what that is yet.
Edited by umphrey, 27 January 2013 - 01:36 PM.
Posted 27 January 2013 - 02:00 PM
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