i didnt stick with him, i picked him up off waivers after an owner cut bait on him too early and have been reaping the rewards every week! Plus, me and danny have the same birthday, so I have extra motivation to root for him.
Comment by Mick Fleetwood — August 23, 2012 @ 3:31 pm
The decision on whether or not to draft Espinosa in 2013 probably boils down to your roster construction to that point. You can only afford three .250 hitters in an AVG league, so if you have a team of reliable high AVG guys, then Espinosa is a great MI.
His K-rate is sky high, but he seems to have an ability to get a hit on contact (H/(AB-K)) to offset it somewhat, similar to Curtis Granderson or Jason Heyward. Based on his rates in both those stats, he looks like a .250 hitter to me. I think his real problem is patience. He doesn’t usually walk over .051.
You’re forgetting about his righty/lefty splits. He’s crushing lefties right now (and always has). /298/.361/.461 for the season. And he’s k-rate drops to a still tough to swallow 23% against lefties.
But i think the good leftie/rightie split, coupled with the position versatality means you can switch him around when he’s valuable but not get strung up on him
I started the season with Starlin Castro at SS and Zobrist at 2B. Picked up espinosa and Aaron hill off of waivers and then traded Castro as soon as Zobrist got SS eligibility and am now rocking a Zobrist/Espinosa at SS and a Zobrist/Espinosa/Hill at second base. Capitalize on the splits of espinosa.