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NL Player of the Week: Danny Espinosa – Nationals

Nationals SS earns June 27 – July 3 award.

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Danny Espinosa waves to the crowd after hitting a Grand Slam on July 3, 2016. Photo by: Nick Wass/AP

So far we have picked two Washington Nationals players to be honored with our weekly award, and now we add a third as shortstop Danny Espinosa joins the celebration.

Last week, spanning June 27 to July 3, the Nationals won six of their seven games and Espinosa was red hot as he batted .423 (11 for 26), with eight runs scored, two doubles, five home runs and 15 RBI’s.

Espinosa has experienced the highs and lows of major league baseball, from quickly having his star shine bright in 2011 to watching it nearly fizzle out as he battled through three mediocre seasons.  But in 2016, he is reborn and playing the best baseball of his career and the Nationals are reaping the benefits as they lead the NL East division.

On the season, the Santa Ana, California native is batting .242, with 18 home runs and 49 RBIs and is on pace to have his best season in the majors since 2011 when he hit 21 home runs and drove in 66 runs.

David is the Co-Founder and Executive Editor of Legends On Deck®, as well as a Co-Host on Legends On Deck Podcast. David was a Senior Editor for MetsMerizedOnline.com, MetsMinors.net and Contributor for Hardballchat.com that spanned from 2010 to 2014. David made his MLB Debut as a writer in June 2014, while covering the NY Mets at Citi Field, for MetsmerizedOnline.com. David also managed his Cape Coral 16U Rec Ball team for the past two seasons and on May 13, 2024 they won their league Championship. On May 15th, David started the first ever Legends on Deck 16U Travel Baseball team in SWFL. David's passion is teaching the game he loves to the future Legends of Tomorrow as well as making available a website that people can have fun sharing and reading. David is also passionate about his career as a Mortgage Loan Officer which allows him to help many families reach their dreams of owning a home. Connect with David via his Social Media pages as he loves to chat all about baseball.

David is the Co-Founder and Executive Editor of Legends On Deck®, as well as a Co-Host on Legends On Deck Podcast. David was a Senior Editor for MetsMerizedOnline.com, MetsMinors.net and Contributor for Hardballchat.com that spanned from 2010 to 2014. David made his MLB Debut as a writer in June 2014, while covering the NY Mets at Citi Field, for MetsmerizedOnline.com. David also managed his Cape Coral 16U Rec Ball team for the past two seasons and on May 13, 2024 they won their league Championship. On May 15th, David started the first ever Legends on Deck 16U Travel Baseball team in SWFL. David's passion is teaching the game he loves to the future Legends of Tomorrow as well as making available a website that people can have fun sharing and reading. David is also passionate about his career as a Mortgage Loan Officer which allows him to help many families reach their dreams of owning a home. Connect with David via his Social Media pages as he loves to chat all about baseball.

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