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Nationals | Danny Espinosa cracks another HR

Tue, 21 Jun 2016 23:44:29 -0700

Washington Nationals SS Danny Espinosa went 2-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk Tuesday, June 21, against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Fantasy Tip: Espinosa has turned up the power, posting seven homers in 18 games in the month of June. And 11 of his 13 home runs have come in the past 24 games dating back to May 25. He has re-emerged as a must-start in all head-to-head fantasy leagues, but he has less usefulness in rotisserie leagues due to his poor batting average.

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Nationals | Danny Espinosa continues surge

Tue, 14 Jun 2016 20:06:26 -0700

Washington Nationals SS Danny Espinosa finished 1-for-3 and scored two of his team's three runs in a loss to the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday, June 14.

Fantasy Tip: All Espinosa has done since the Nationals sent top prospect Trea Turner back to Class AAA Syracuse on June 6 is go 11-for-26 - lifting his batting average from .196 to .224 in the process - with three home runs and 10 runs scored. Owners should feel free to take advantage of this hot streak while it lasts but also realize the .230 career hitter is probably going to cool off at any time, and when it happens, it will probably happen in spectacular fashion.

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Nationals | Danny Espinosa on home run tear

Sun, 12 Jun 2016 13:46:39 -0700

Washington Nationals SS Danny Espinosa hit his 11th home run of the season Sunday, June 12. Espinosa now has eight homers in his last 14 games.

Fantasy Tip: Although his batting average is a paltry .218, Espinosa owns a .393 slugging percentage. He's also hitting .300 in June and .350 in the last seven days. Sounds like someone who doesn't want Trea Turner to steal his job. It will eventually happen, so for now go after Espinosa in daily formats only. If you have Espinosa and can grab Turner in a regular league, do it.

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Nationals | Danny Espinosa not in the lineup

Sat, 11 Jun 2016 07:49:26 -0700

Washington Nationals SS Danny Espinosa is not in the starting lineup against Philadelphia Phillies SP Aaron Nola Saturday, June 11. SS Stephen Drew will start at shortstop and is batting eighth in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Drew has recorded five hits, two home runs and three RBI over the last three games and can be a decent option for some owners in daily fantasy leagues.

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Nationals | Danny Espinosa goes deep again

Fri, 27 May 2016 19:00:05 -0700

Washington Nationals SS Danny Espinosa homered for the second straight game, going 1-for-4 with a solo home run in a 6-2 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals Friday, May 27.

Fantasy Tip: Espinosa is still hitting just .203, and it is only a matter of time before Trea Turner is called up to take his place. Turner should be stashed in all formats.

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Nationals | Two Nationals regulars sitting

Sat, 14 May 2016 15:12:41 -0700

Washington Nationals OF Jayson Werth and SS Danny Espinosa are out of the lineup Saturday, May 14. OF Matt den Dekker is hitting sixth, and SS Stephen Drew is hitting eighth.

Fantasy Tip: Drew hit a pinch-hit homer yesterday, but he's hitting just .162. He's a bit of a shot in the dark against Kendry Flores in his major league debut. As for den Dekker, he's hitting .188 and doesn't have much power upside. Pass on him today.

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Nationals | Danny Espinosa picking it up

Fri, 13 May 2016 16:35:02 -0700

Washington Nationals SS Danny Espinosa is hitting .350 with a home run in his last five games and has three home runs and eight RBI in his last 13 games to raise his average to .210 with a .320 on-base percentage. Manager Dusty Baker said it's up to Espinosa to create job security with SS Trea Turner waiting in the wings in the minors.

Fantasy Tip: It's only a matter of time before Turner comes up and takes over the starting job at shortstop for the Nationals this year. Espinosa is only worth keeping as middle infield insurance in NL-only leagues. Turner has done nothing but impress at Class AAA Syracuse (.310-2-14) with 13 stolen bases. Turner is probably already stashed in most leagues at this point.

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Nationals | Danny Espinosa resting Sunday

Sun, 24 Apr 2016 08:48:24 -0700

Washington Nationals SS Danny Espinosa is not in the starting lineup against Minnesota Twins SP Tyler Duffey Sunday, April 24. INF Stephen Drew will play shortstop and bat eighth.

Fantasy Tip: Both Espinosa and Drew have struggled at the plate this season and neither player makes a great option in daily fantasy games at this point.

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Nationals | Trea Turner has to wait?

Tue, 19 Apr 2016 15:39:14 -0700

Washington Nationals SS Trea Turner hit .433 with a home run, five RBI, two stolen bases and a .525 on-base percentage last week and was named the International League's Player of the Week. He's gone hitless in his last 10 at-bats but is still hitting .368 on the season. Turner is unlikely to join the Nationals anytime soon, though, even with SS Danny Espinosa (.176 average) struggling. The issue is Turner's major league service time. Arbitration and Super 2 deadlines are pushed back an extra month and a half for Turner because he spent 35 days in the bigs last year.

Fantasy Tip: If the Nationals want to control Turner's rights for as long as possible, they may not call him up until early July. The small yet powerful Turner should hit for average and power as an everyday shortstop in the big leagues eventually, and his biggest asset is his speed. Stash him away now in deep mixed, dynasty and NL-only leagues if he's still available.

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Nationals | Three Nats regulars struggling

Mon, 18 Apr 2016 15:37:50 -0700

Washington Nationals OFs Michael Taylor and Jayson Werth and SS Danny Espinosa are all hitting under .172 to start the year and have on-base percentages under .290. However, manager Dusty Baker has seen encouraging signs from them and is committed to keeping all three in the regular lineup. Taylor is 6-for-41 with one walk to open the season. Espinosa has just two hits in his last 24 at-bats but sports a .219 average on balls in play, and his line-drive rate and walk rate are up.

Fantasy Tip: Taylor has the most fantasy upside of the group for his power-speed combination, and owners in all formats should have picked him up in the short term with Ben Revere on the DL.

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