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Draft 2008
Draft Central

Danny Espinosa (Credit: Jeff Gross/Getty Images)


Biographical Data
Player Name:Danny Espinosa
Position:Shortstop
School:Long Beach State University
School Type:College
Academic Class:Junior
Birthdate:4/25/87
Height:6'0"
Weight:190 lbs.
Bats:Both
Throws:Right
Report Date(s):03/01/08
Game(s):Wichita State


Focus Area
Comments
Hitting Ability:A switch-hitter, Espinosa is still learning to hit from the left side, but overall has a solid approach.
Power:He's got occasional power from the right side, but mostly sprays line drives from the left.
Running Speed:He has fringy average speed.
Base Running:He has very good instincts on the basepaths.
Arm Strength:Espinosa has plus arm strength from shortstop.
Fielding:He's a good solid shortstop.
Range:He has average range, but has very good instincts and positioning.
Physical Description:Espinosa is kind of a typical solid middle infielder.
Medical Update:Healthy.
Strengths:He's a very instinctive player, with good defensive skills and some ability to handle the bat.
Weaknesses:The bat, especially from the left side, is behind his glove.
Summary:Yes, it's another shortstop courtesy of Long Beach State. This one doesn't have quite the offensive skill set that his predecessors had, but he can handle the bat a little bit. Defensively, he's got outstanding instincts and a plus arm. He may not go as high as Crosby, Tulo and Longoria did, but he's sure to garner plenty of interest.