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#571537 - 02/18/17 03:30 PM Re: Nats Reportedly Very Much Out on Espinosa [Re: 08Cubs]
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https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/spor...or-a-hard-fall/

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Clearly not the sentimental type, Espinosa expressed few warm feelings for an organization that toggled him between shortstop and second base for most of his tenure ? except for 2015, when he played five different positions in a super-utility role ? and where something always seemed to be holding him back.
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#571578 - 02/18/17 10:24 PM Re: Nats Reportedly Very Much Out on Espinosa [Re: 08Cubs]
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He can gripe all he wants to, but the fact remains....The guy whiffs every 3rd AB and is a career Mendoza Line hitter. Buh-bye.
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#571665 - 02/20/17 07:30 AM Re: Nats Reportedly Very Much Out on Espinosa [Re: hondo9]
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That would make a good band name.
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#573285 - 03/09/17 02:51 AM Re: Nats Reportedly Very Much Out on Espinosa [Re: va_nats_fan]
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#573286 - 03/09/17 02:54 AM Re: Nats Reportedly Very Much Out on Espinosa [Re: 08Cubs]
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http://www.latimes.com/sports/angels/la-sp-angels-danny-espinosa-20170307-story.html

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Espinosa?s glaring weakness: a career 3.77-to-1 strikeout to walk ratio, fueled by an NL-high 189 strikeouts in 2012 and 174 strikeouts in 601 plate appearances last season. On a new team that places a heavy emphasis on contact, Espinosa is making adjustments to lower that rate.

?We?ve already addressed it,? Angels hitting coach Dave Hansen said. ?It?s something he wants to get better at. He knows that?s the difference, because if he already has the pop, what?s not allowing him to use the pop consistently? That?s usually discipline around the plate.?

Hansen is working with Espinosa to refine his pre-pitch movements and path through the ball and to gain a better understanding of what pitches, in what zones, he can better handle.

?He?s trimmed down some of that swing,? Hansen said. ?It was a lot more violent than it is now.?
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