Danny Espinosa
2B/SS LAA
2 days ago

Espinosa is not in the lineup Thursday against the Athletics.

EDGE Analysis

Espinosa will start on the bench for just the third time all season, giving way to Cliff Pennington at second base. The 30-year-old is slashing just .195/.259/.351 through 77 at-bats this season, though he has collected hits in consecutive. He should be back in the lineup for the weekend series against the Rangers.

Danny Espinosa
2B/SS LAA
7 days ago

Espinosa is out of the lineup Sunday against the Blue Jays, Pedro Moura of the Los Angeles Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Espinosa has gone 0-for-11 with five strikeouts over the last three games, so manager Mike Scioscia will give the veteran a rest for just the second time all season. Cliff Pennington will fill in at second base and bat ninth in the order.

Danny Espinosa
2B/SS LAA
2 weeks ago

Espinosa went 0-for-3 with three strikeouts in Sunday's 1-0 loss to the Royals.

EDGE Analysis

The three-strikeout performance drops Espinosa's average to just .200 on the season. Three of his nine hits on the year have been home runs, and he's been fortunate to have 12 RBI in 13 games. The soon-to-be 30-year-old has an ugly 17 strikeouts to just one walk. You'll have to live with his high strikeout rate and low batting average in order to utilize his pop at the keystone.

Danny Espinosa
2B/SS LAA
2 weeks ago

Espinosa went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run and three RBI during Thursday's loss to Texas.

EDGE Analysis

At this point of his career, you know what you're getting from Espinosa. The 29-year-old infielder has ample pop, decent speed and an excellent glove, but he struggles in the batting average and on-base percentage columns. With full-time at-bats, Espinosa should approach last year's career-high 24 home runs and 72 RBI, though.

Danny Espinosa
2B/SS LAA
3 weeks ago

Espinosa went 3-for-5 with a solo home run in a comeback victory over the Rangers on Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran's homer sparked a three-run rally off of Rangers closer Sam Dyson that pushed the game into extra innings. The three-hit performance saw Espinosa's batting average jump from .130 to .214. The 29-year-old has historically been an all-or-nothing power hitter, and he has done nothing to shake that label with his new club. As long as fantasy owners can stomach his low-200s batting average, it is tough to find a cheaper source of 20-homer potential from a middle infielder.

Danny Espinosa
2B/SS LAA
3 weeks ago

Espinosa is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the A's.

EDGE Analysis

Cliff Pennington will make his season debut Thursday with Espinosa getting the afternoon off against Oakland's Andrew Triggs. Espinosa is just 2-for-11 to start the year, but he's made the most of them with five RBI.

Danny Espinosa
2B/SS LAA
3 weeks ago

Espinosa went 1-for-3 with two RBI from a second-inning single in Wednesday's 5-0 victory over the A's.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran slugger continues to demonstrate a penchant for timely hitting in the early going of 2017, with Wednesday's second-inning run-scoring single extending his RBI total to five over the first three games. In fact, Espinosa's only two hits over 11 at-bats have been run producers, after he smacked a go-ahead three-run home run in the top of the ninth in Tuesday's 7-6 victory. The 29-year-old's Achilles' heel -- strikeouts -- are still very much a presence as well, though, as four of the nine outs he's made on the young season have come on whiffs.

Danny Espinosa
2B/SS LAA
4 weeks ago

Espinosa socked a three-run homer in the top of the ninth Tuesday against the A's, turning a 6-4 deficit into the 7-6 final score. It was his only hit in four at-bats on the night.

EDGE Analysis

He'd left three men on base earlier in the game, so Espinosa stepped up to the plate in the ninth with a chance at redemption, and he delivered. Espinosa's coming off a career-high 24 homers, but he also hit just .209 last season thanks to a boatload of strikeouts. If he keeps selling out to hit home runs, it'll be fair to expect more of the same this year.

Danny Espinosa
2B/SS LAA
2 months ago

Espinosa went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts in Saturday's loss to the Dodgers, bringing his Cactus League batting average down to .105 in 19 at-bats.

EDGE Analysis

The Angels brought Espinosa in from Washington to help alleviate their weakness at the keystone, but he has struggled to find his groove with his new club. The 29-year-old has never been a great contact hitter, striking out at least 25 percent of the time in all seven of his major league seasons. Despite his struggles, Espinosa will start the year as the Angels' everyday second baseman. He will undoubtedly be a drag on batting average, but the switch-hitting infielder has 20-plus home run potential over the course of a whole season.

Danny Espinosa
2B/SS LAA
4 months ago

Espinosa agreed to a one-year, $5.425 million contract with the Angels on Thursday, avoiding arbitration, Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

The former Washington National will see close to a $3 million pay raise with his new club in 2017. Espinosa had a disappointing final season with the Nationals, slashing .209/.306/.378 with 174 strikeouts. He did, however, mash 24 home runs and drove in 72 runs. Espinosa figures to be the Angels' primary second baseman, which is a position that the club struggled to find production from last year.