Latest Update With the addition of Asdrubal Cabrera, Danny Espinosa will return to a bench role Fri Aug, 01, 08:38 AM
Is an offensive middle infielder, with both base-stealing speed and home-run power. Switch-hits and can play shortstop as well as second base.
Flaws: : Strikes out a bit too much and generally lacks consistency at the plate. Also lacks a bit of defensive polish, especially to play every day in the bigs.
The Nationals plan on moving their new addition to second base, meaning the struggling Espinosa will kind himself back on the bench on most days. Barring an injury to one of the team's middle infielders, there is no reason Espinosa should be owned outside of extremely deep NL-only formats at this time. Analyst: Matthew Beck
The Nats will keep Anthony Rendon at third base, but will opt to go with Zach Walters and his power potential and upside over the struggling bat of Espinosa. Depending on how Walters performs, Espinosa could head back to the bench more often than not.Analyst: Howard Bender
As expected with Ryan Zimmerman landing on the DL. The Nationals will go back to their previous lineup configuration with Espinosa at second and Anthony Rendon at third, so while Zach Walters was brought up, Espinosa figures to see a big increase in playing time.Analyst: Howard Bender
Espinosa has been the forgotten man since Ryan Zimmerman shifted back into the infield, but he made the most of his opportunity on Monday logging his first multi-hit game since June 22. He is now sitting on a .215 average with six homers, 19 RBI and six steals through 256 at-bats, which is not going to win him any extra playing time, so he should continue to be avoided in all league formats. Analyst: Matthew Beck