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Alvaro Espinoza SSYankees

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
12 2659 .254 .279 .331 .217 -0.2
Birth Date2-19-1962
Height6' 0"
Weight170 lbs
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WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
1984 MIN 22 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1985 MIN 23 32 62 57 5 15 2 0 0 17 1 9 1 0 3 9 0 1 .263 .288 .298 .201 -1.2 1.0 -0.0
1986 MIN 24 37 45 42 4 9 1 0 0 10 1 10 0 0 2 1 0 1 .214 .233 .238 .172 -2.7 0.1 -0.3
1988 NYA 26 3 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .003 -0.6 -0.2 -0.1
1989 NYA 27 146 544 503 51 142 23 1 0 167 14 60 1 3 23 41 3 3 .282 .301 .332 .229 8.0 3.6 1.3
1990 NYA 28 150 472 438 31 98 12 2 2 120 16 54 5 2 11 20 1 2 .224 .258 .274 .196 -14.3 13.9 -0.0
1991 NYA 29 148 509 480 51 123 23 2 5 165 16 57 2 2 9 33 4 1 .256 .282 .344 .229 5.8 -4.1 0.2
1993 CLE 31 129 283 263 34 73 15 0 4 100 8 36 1 3 8 27 2 2 .278 .298 .380 .229 -0.9 0.0 -0.1
1994 CLE 32 90 244 231 27 55 13 0 1 71 6 33 1 2 4 19 1 3 .238 .258 .307 .191 -10.9 5.0 -0.6
1995 CLE 33 66 150 143 15 36 4 0 2 46 2 16 1 2 2 17 0 2 .252 .264 .322 .217 -4.4 -0.3 -0.5
1996 CLE 34 59 125 112 12 25 4 2 4 45 6 18 3 1 3 11 1 1 .223 .279 .402 .221 -0.2 -0.7 -0.1
1996 NYN 34 48 144 134 19 41 7 2 4 64 4 19 0 1 5 16 0 2 .306 .324 .478 .278 7.9 0.3 0.8
1997 SEA 35 33 78 72 3 13 1 0 0 14 2 12 1 0 3 7 1 1 .181 .213 .194 .145 -7.2 -0.5 -0.8
Career94226592478252630105922819763241616732011319.254.279.331.217-20.918.2-0.2

Advanced

'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 G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
1982 WIS A 112 409 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .302 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1983 VIS A+ 130 510 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .343 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1984 MIN MLB 1 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1984 TOL AAA 104 368 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .257 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1985 MIN MLB 32 62 .201 .259 .321 .407 .266 .312 102 -3.7 1.7 0.8 1.0 1.0 -1.2 -0.0 -1.2 -0.0
1985 TOL AAA 82 293 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .247 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1986 MIN MLB 37 45 .172 .264 .329 .400 .265 .281 106 -4 1.2 0.2 0.1 0.4 -2.7 -0.3 -2.7 -0.3
1986 TOL AAA 73 267 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .303 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1987 POR AAA 91 309 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .299 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1988 NYA MLB 3 3 .003 .270 .344 .367 .257 .000 99 -0.7 0.1 0 -0.2 0.0 -0.6 -0.1 -0.6 -0.1
1988 COH AAA 119 456 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .270 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1989 NYA MLB 146 544 .229 .261 .324 .384 .265 .318 104 -16.2 14.2 6.5 3.6 -0.3 8.0 1.3 8.0 1.3
1990 NYA MLB 150 472 .196 .258 .323 .386 .261 .250 99 -29.8 12.7 5.8 13.9 -1.2 -14.3 -0.0 -14.3 -0.0
1991 NYA MLB 148 509 .229 .258 .324 .392 .263 .281 103 -15.6 13.8 6.4 -4.1 -1.0 5.8 0.2 5.8 0.2
1992 CSP AAA 122 515 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .322 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1993 CLE MLB 129 283 .229 .263 .334 .401 .261 .305 101 -9.2 8.1 1.6 0.0 0.6 -0.9 -0.1 -0.9 -0.1
1994 CLE MLB 90 244 .191 .274 .345 .439 .269 .271 101 -18.9 7.4 2 5.0 -0.8 -10.9 -0.6 -10.9 -0.6
1995 CLE MLB 66 150 .217 .271 .343 .426 .265 .268 98 -7.1 4.5 0.8 -0.3 -0.2 -4.4 -0.5 -4.4 -0.5
1996 CLE MLB 59 125 .221 .282 .354 .447 .273 .231 100 -5.6 3.9 -0.1 -0.7 0.4 -0.2 -0.1 -0.2 -0.1
1996 NYN MLB 48 144 .278 .261 .324 .400 .250 .330 95 3.1 4.5 0.7 0.3 0.1 7.9 0.8 7.9 0.8
1997 SEA MLB 33 78 .145 .281 .342 .441 .268 .217 104 -9.9 2.1 0.7 -0.5 0.1 -7.2 -0.8 -7.2 -0.8
1997 TAC AAA 0 14 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .364 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
1982 WIS A 409 41 101 9 0 5 29 16 66 9 3 .266 .292 .330 .063 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1983 VIS A+ 510 57 155 20 1 4 57 14 50 6 4 .319 .334 .389 .070 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1984 TOL AAA 368 22 80 12 5 0 30 3 49 3 1 .233 .235 .297 .064 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1984 MIN MLB 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1985 TOL AAA 293 24 61 11 0 1 33 14 30 1 3 .229 .268 .282 .053 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1985 MIN MLB 62 5 15 2 0 0 9 1 9 0 1 .263 .288 .298 .035 .201 -1.2 1.0 -0.0
1986 MIN MLB 45 4 9 1 0 0 1 1 10 0 1 .214 .233 .238 .024 .172 -2.7 0.1 -0.3
1986 TOL AAA 267 18 71 8 1 2 27 6 30 1 1 .281 .289 .344 .063 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1987 POR AAA 309 28 80 3 2 4 28 12 37 2 1 .275 .304 .340 .065 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1988 NYA MLB 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .003 -0.6 -0.2 -0.1
1988 COH AAA 456 42 107 10 5 2 5 7 53 4 3 .246 .258 .306 .060 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1989 NYA MLB 544 51 142 23 1 0 41 14 60 3 3 .282 .301 .332 .050 .229 8.0 3.6 1.3
1990 NYA MLB 472 31 98 12 2 2 20 16 54 1 2 .224 .258 .274 .050 .196 -14.3 13.9 -0.0
1991 NYA MLB 509 51 123 23 2 5 33 16 57 4 1 .256 .282 .344 .087 .229 5.8 -4.1 0.2
1992 CSP AAA 515 64 145 36 6 9 79 21 55 2 5 .300 .332 .455 .155 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1993 CLE MLB 283 34 73 15 0 4 27 8 36 2 2 .278 .298 .380 .103 .229 -0.9 0.0 -0.1
1994 CLE MLB 244 27 55 13 0 1 19 6 33 1 3 .238 .258 .307 .069 .191 -10.9 5.0 -0.6
1995 CLE MLB 150 15 36 4 0 2 17 2 16 0 2 .252 .264 .322 .070 .217 -4.4 -0.3 -0.5
1996 CLE MLB 125 12 25 4 2 4 11 6 18 1 1 .223 .279 .402 .179 .221 -0.2 -0.7 -0.1
1996 NYN MLB 144 19 41 7 2 4 16 4 19 0 2 .306 .324 .478 .172 .278 7.9 0.3 0.8
1997 TAC AAA 14 1 4 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 .333 .429 .333 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 SEA MLB 78 3 13 1 0 0 7 2 12 1 1 .181 .213 .194 .014 .145 -7.2 -0.5 -0.8

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT

Injury History

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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  Title Author Date
Transaction Analysis: Alfonso Soriano Joins the Worst Right-Handed-Hitting Team of All TimeBen Lindbergh2013-07-26
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Going to DozensChristina Kahrl2010-04-11
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Get Back in Line, Part 2Steven Goldman2010-02-21
This article requires BP Premium accessReplacement-Level Killers: A Flash Back to YesteryearBen Lindbergh2009-04-15
This article requires BP Premium accessCaptain, Oh Captain: Prestige, D, and Derek JeterChristina Kahrl2009-02-04
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: May 6-9, 2007Christina Kahrl2007-05-10
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: April 26- May 4, 2005Christina Kahrl2005-05-09
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Looking Mournfully at the Calendar...Joe Sheehan2005-02-04
This article requires BP Premium accessRational Exuberance: Meet the Mets: A Decade Without a PlanJonah Keri2004-08-13
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: What's the Value of a Deadline Deal?Steven Goldman2004-08-06


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
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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