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Alvaro Espinoza SSYankees

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
16 2659 .254 .279 .331 68 1.9
Birth Date2-19-1962
Height6' 0"
Weight170 lbs
Age57 years, 9 months, 18 days
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA H 2B 3B HR BB SO HBP SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ DRAA BRR FRAA BWARP
1984 MIN 22 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1985 MIN 23 32 62 15 2 0 0 1 9 1 0 1 .263 .288 .298 63 -2.5 1.0 0.0 0.1
1986 MIN 24 37 45 9 1 0 0 1 10 0 0 1 .214 .233 .238 64 -1.8 0.4 -0.4 0.0
1988 NYA 26 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 88 0.0 0.0 -0.2 0.0
1989 NYA 27 146 544 142 23 1 0 14 60 1 3 3 .282 .301 .332 70 -17.1 -0.3 6.5 1.1
1990 NYA 28 150 472 98 12 2 2 16 54 5 1 2 .224 .258 .274 60 -21.0 -1.2 11.5 0.8
1991 NYA 29 148 509 123 23 2 5 16 57 2 4 1 .256 .282 .344 69 -17.2 -1.0 -2.2 0.0
1993 CLE 31 129 283 73 15 0 4 8 36 1 2 2 .278 .298 .380 72 -8.7 0.6 -1.9 0.0
1994 CLE 32 90 244 55 13 0 1 6 33 1 1 3 .238 .258 .307 59 -12.0 -0.8 4.3 0.1
1995 CLE 33 66 150 36 4 0 2 2 16 1 0 2 .252 .264 .322 71 -5.2 -0.2 -2.6 -0.3
1996 CLE 34 59 125 25 4 2 4 6 18 3 1 1 .223 .279 .402 82 -2.4 0.4 0.5 0.2
1996 NYN 34 48 144 41 7 2 4 4 19 0 0 2 .306 .324 .478 80 -3.1 0.1 -0.2 0.2
1997 SEA 35 33 78 13 1 0 0 2 12 1 1 1 .181 .213 .194 50 -4.7 0.1 -0.7 -0.2
Career942265963010592276324161319.254.279.33168-95.7-1.014.71.9

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg LG G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
1982 WIS A MDW 112 409 .000 .000 .000 .302 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1983 VIS A+ CLF 130 510 .000 .000 .000 .343 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1984 MIN MLB AL 1 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1984 TOL AAA INT 104 368 .000 .000 .000 .257 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1985 MIN MLB AL 32 62 .259 .321 .407 .313 102 -3.7 1.7 0.8 63 14 0.0 1.0 -2.5 0.1
1985 TOL AAA INT 82 293 .000 .000 .000 .247 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1986 MIN MLB AL 37 45 .264 .329 .400 .281 106 -4 1.2 0.2 64 16 -0.4 0.4 -1.8 0.0
1986 TOL AAA INT 73 267 .000 .000 .000 .303 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1987 POR AAA PCL 91 309 .000 .000 .000 .299 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1988 NYA MLB AL 3 3 .270 .344 .367 .000 99 -0.7 0.1 0 88 5 -0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0
1988 COH AAA INT 119 456 .000 .000 .000 .270 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1989 NYA MLB AL 146 544 .261 .324 .384 .318 104 -16.2 14.2 6.5 70 10 6.5 -0.3 -17.1 1.1
1990 NYA MLB AL 150 472 .258 .323 .386 .250 99 -29.8 12.7 5.8 60 11 11.5 -1.2 -21.0 0.8
1991 NYA MLB AL 148 509 .258 .324 .392 .281 103 -15.6 13.8 6.4 69 9 -2.2 -1.0 -17.2 0.0
1992 CSP AAA PCL 122 515 .000 .000 .000 .322 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1993 CLE MLB AL 129 283 .263 .334 .401 .305 101 -9.2 8.1 1.6 72 12 -1.9 0.6 -8.7 0.0
1994 CLE MLB AL 90 244 .274 .345 .439 .271 101 -18.9 7.4 2 59 10 4.3 -0.8 -12.0 0.1
1995 CLE MLB AL 66 150 .271 .343 .426 .268 98 -7.1 4.5 0.8 71 13 -2.6 -0.2 -5.2 -0.3
1996 CLE MLB AL 59 125 .282 .354 .447 .231 100 -5.6 3.9 -0.1 82 13 0.5 0.4 -2.4 0.2
1996 NYN MLB NL 48 144 .261 .324 .400 .330 95 3.1 4.5 0.7 80 12 -0.2 0.1 -3.1 0.2
1997 SEA MLB AL 33 78 .281 .342 .441 .217 104 -9.9 2.1 0.7 50 10 -0.7 0.1 -4.7 -0.2
1997 TAC AAA PCL 0 14 .000 .000 .000 .364 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team lvl LG PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
1982 WIS A MDW 409 379 41 101 9 0 5 125 29 16 66 9 3 .266 .292 .330 .063 10 10
1983 VIS A+ CLF 510 486 57 155 20 1 4 189 57 14 50 6 4 .319 .334 .389 .070 8 8
1984 TOL AAA INT 368 344 22 80 12 5 0 102 30 3 49 3 1 .233 .235 .297 .064 16 16
1984 MIN MLB AL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0
1985 TOL AAA INT 293 266 24 61 11 0 1 75 33 14 30 1 3 .229 .268 .282 .053 8 8
1985 MIN MLB AL 62 57 5 15 2 0 0 17 9 1 9 0 1 .263 .288 .298 .035 0 3
1986 MIN MLB AL 45 42 4 9 1 0 0 10 1 1 10 0 1 .214 .233 .238 .024 0 2
1986 TOL AAA INT 267 253 18 71 8 1 2 87 27 6 30 1 1 .281 .289 .344 .063 7 7
1987 POR AAA PCL 309 291 28 80 3 2 4 99 28 12 37 2 1 .275 .304 .340 .065 4 4
1988 COH AAA INT 456 435 42 107 10 5 2 133 5 7 53 4 3 .246 .258 .306 .060 9 9
1988 NYA MLB AL 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0
1989 NYA MLB AL 544 503 51 142 23 1 0 167 41 14 60 3 3 .282 .301 .332 .050 3 23
1990 NYA MLB AL 472 438 31 98 12 2 2 120 20 16 54 1 2 .224 .258 .274 .050 2 11
1991 NYA MLB AL 509 480 51 123 23 2 5 165 33 16 57 4 1 .256 .282 .344 .088 2 9
1992 CSP AAA PCL 515 483 64 145 36 6 9 220 79 21 55 2 5 .300 .332 .455 .155 4 4
1993 CLE MLB AL 283 263 34 73 15 0 4 100 27 8 36 2 2 .278 .298 .380 .103 3 8
1994 CLE MLB AL 244 231 27 55 13 0 1 71 19 6 33 1 3 .238 .258 .307 .069 2 4
1995 CLE MLB AL 150 143 15 36 4 0 2 46 17 2 16 0 2 .252 .264 .322 .070 2 2
1996 CLE MLB AL 125 112 12 25 4 2 4 45 11 6 18 1 1 .223 .279 .402 .179 1 3
1996 NYN MLB NL 144 134 19 41 7 2 4 64 16 4 19 0 2 .306 .324 .478 .172 1 5
1997 SEA MLB AL 78 72 3 13 1 0 0 14 7 2 12 1 1 .181 .213 .194 .014 0 3
1997 TAC AAA PCL 14 12 1 4 0 0 0 4 1 2 1 0 0 .333 .429 .333 .000 0 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
1997-05-29 1997-06-13 15-DL 15 13 Left Arm Contusion - -

Compensation

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2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2016-03-14 14:30:00 (link to chat)Can we agree to not answer any Oetani / Espinoza questions?
(Jesse from NY)
If you can agree not to ask him.

Side note: every time I see 'Espinoza' I assume you mean Alvaro Espinoza, who was just the worst utility man. (Brendan Gawlowski)
2009-05-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)Historically, do good players on bad teams tend to get overvalued by the home fans, since they are the best player on the team, or undervalued, since the team as a whole is still middling and not competitive?
(HuffWade from Chicago)
Bill James made the argument for undervalued, prompted, IIRC, on the Yankees dumping Mike Easler after the 1986 season (which turned out to be much ado about nothing). I think he was right -- just look at the Reds and Adam Dunn and their focus on everything he couldn't do while missing the things he did better than most players. Look at Dick Allen and the Phillies. Ralph Kiner and the Pirates. Maybe the right answer is that they become undervalued by their organizations in the "We could have finished last without you" sense. You never can tell who the fans will fall in love with -- as I've remarked here many times, my friends used to drive me almost to the point of violence with their affection for "fan favorite" Alvaro Espinoza. (Steven Goldman)
2009-03-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who is the greatest bunter of all time (please say Alvaro Espinoza)?
(Tony from Brooklyn, NY)
Can I say Phil Rizzuto instead? Espinoza was one of the very good ones that I've seen. Jay Bell was another. Man, I used to have arguments with my best friends about Espinoza. They would say he was a great bunter, great defender, and I would foam at the mouth and scream that he had an OBP of .250, so who cared if he was a great defender, could fly, or heal the sick? After awhile they did it just to watch my reaction. (Steven Goldman)


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