Found January 20, 2012 on Baseball Professor:
Danny Espinosa is only about to enter his 25th year on this sphere we call Earth and he’s already shown us the type of potential he has. In his rookie season, Espinosa smashed 21 homers and added 17 steals. His .178 ISO ranked eighth among second basemen and he had the fourth most combined homers and steals (38). He does come with some flaws like his batting average (.236) and strikeouts (25.2 K%) so there is still room for improvement. He also was very streaky when it came to his power as 13 of his home runs came in two months. Those in head-to-head leagues will want to see a more consistent showing in 2012. Best case scenario: Ian Kinsler (TEX) without the 100+ runs Similar players: Ben Zobrist (TB), Rickie Weeks (MIL), Jimmy Rollins (PHI) Worst case scenario: Jed Lowrie (HOU) Strengths Power/speed, vs. lefties. Espinosa’s .178 ISO in his rookie season was impressive, but it was his worst in his career (taking out hi 2010, 24-game stint in Triple-A). You would think his power wou...
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