Danny Espinosa
2B/SS/3B/DH WSH
3 weeks ago

Espinosa is out of the lineup Wednesday, MASN's Dan Kolko reports.

EDGE Analysis

He has continued to shine at the dish of late, with five homers in his last six games. Not only is he holding the Nationals' presumed shortstop of the future, Trea Turner, at bay in Triple-A, but Turner has actually started playing some center field, suggesting Espinosa could hold regular playing time through the rest of the season, provided he continues to produce. Stephen Drew will start at shortstop and hit seventh Wednesday.

Danny Espinosa
2B/SS/3B/DH WSH
3 weeks ago

Espinosa went 4-for-5 with two home runs and six RBI in Sunday's blowout win over the Red

EDGE Analysis

The shortstop destroyed Cincinnati pitching over course of their four-game series, going 7-for-18 (.389) with five homers and 15 RBI, and Espinosa's hot streak not only gives him 18 home runs on the season it also puts him in the team HR lead, one ahead of Bryce Harper. Espinosa's previous career high is 21 HR in a season, but at this rate he could pass that mark before the All-Star break.

Danny Espinosa
2B/SS/3B/DH WSH
4 weeks ago

Espinosa went 2-for-4 with two home runs, including a grand slam, and a career-high seven RBI in Thursday's hammering of the Reds.

EDGE Analysis

Espinosa's second career slam put Washington up 8-1 in the third inning, and his next drive made it 13-1 in the fourth. He ranks second on the team with 15 homers despite usually batting eighth. The switch-hitting shortstop connected off Brandon Finnegan (3-7) batting right-handed, then went deep from the left side against Josh Smith. Espinosa's previous career high for RBI was six, and his only other grand slam came in his fifth major league game on Sept. 6, 2010. With a solid June, he's pushed his average up to .235, the highest its been since the fourth game of the season.

Danny Espinosa
2B/SS/3B/DH WSH
1 month ago

Espinosa went 3-for-5 with a double, a run, two RBI and a steal Monday against the Mets.

EDGE Analysis

Espinosa looked refreshed following Sunday's day off, picking up his sixth multi-hit performance in the last three weeks. The shortstop has earned his every-day lineup spot with a surprisingly productive bat, as he's already just three short of last season's total of 37 RBI to go along with an identical 13 homers in 43 less games played.

Danny Espinosa
2B/SS/3B/DH WSH
1 month ago

Espinosa is out of the lineup Sunday against the Brewers, Dan Kolko of MASN Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

This will be just the second day off since May 15 for Espinosa, as the veteran has been able to display durability in addition to bursts of offense in 2016. While he sits for a regular maintenance day, Stephen Drew will draw the start at shortstop in his stead.

Danny Espinosa
2B/SS/3B/DH WSH
1 month ago

Espinosa went 2-for-4 with a double, RBI and a run in Wednesday's 4-3 loss to the Dodgers.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran shortstop has picked it up at the plate in June, with Wednesday's effort representing his fifth multi-hit outing of the month. Espinosa exited May with an average just under the Mendoza Line (.199), but has managed to raise that figure 26 points courtesy of a solid .292/.378/.662 line in June, along with seven homers and 10 RBI.

Danny Espinosa
2B/SS/3B/DH WSH
1 month ago

Espinosa went 2-for-3 with a walk and a solo home run in Tuesday's loss to the Dodgers.

EDGE Analysis

The homer was his 13th of the season and seventh in the month of June, as Espinosa does everything he can to try and maintain his hold on the starting shortstop job and keep Trea Turner in the minors.

Danny Espinosa
2B/SS/3B/DH WSH
1 month ago

Espinosa went 1-for-3 with a solo homer Sunday at the Padres.

EDGE Analysis

Espinosa's 12th bomb of the season pulled the Nationals to within one run in the fifth inning of a game they'd go on to lose. He's now launched seven homers over his last 17 games, and he's slugging .403 on the season.

Danny Espinosa
2B/SS/3B/DH WSH
1 month ago

Espinosa went 1-for-2 with a pair of walks, a run scored, and an RBI against the Cubs on Monday.

EDGE Analysis

Espinosa has been raking of late, reaching base 11 times while scoring eight runs over the last five games despite hitting in the bottom third of the Nationals order for the entirety of that stretch. Enjoy the hot streak while it lasts, but know that the middle infielder is unlikely to continue producing at this rate given his meager .223/.312/.411 triple slash line.

Danny Espinosa
2B/SS/3B/DH WSH
1 month ago

Espinosa went 3-for-4 with a solo homer and two runs scored in Friday's 9-6 victory over the Phillies.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran now has two three-hit outings over his last three games, and already has four homers in June, after having hit five in all of May. Espinosa is still struggling considerably at the plate-- as his .214/.300/.393 line suggests-- but certainly offers solid upside with respect to the long ball.