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Current Status
High Level
Proper Name
Alvaro Alberto Espinoza
Stat Years
1979-1997  [mlb] 1985-1997
Height/Weight
6-0 / 181
Bats/Throws
Right / Right
Positions
SS (1399) ... 3B (266) ... 2B (149) ... 1B (41) ... DH (4) ... P (1)
Draft Position
SS-3B
Born Date/Place
High School
Pedro Gual (VZ)
Colleges
Draft
Signed as undrafted free agent by the Houston Astros in 1978
Bonus
Signing Scouts
MLB Debut
1984-09-14 - Boxscore  (Age: 22.207)
Service Time
Organizations
MIN [6] CLE [5] NYA [4] HOU [2] NYN [1] SEA [1]
ID Numbers
tbc id: 11194 ... retro id: espia001 ... mlbam id: 113904
Relations
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Career Batting Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlOrgUnifAgePosDetailExpGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHPSHSFIWDPAVGOBPSLGOPSPATBXBHsecAISObabipBB%SO%SOBBABHRHR%XBH%
    1979Gulf Coast Astros GCLRkhou-17ss-2b---11132370005004601000.219.306.219.5253770.125.000.26910.8116.221.500.00.000.0
    1980Gulf Coast Astros Orange GCLRkhou-18ss---25920024435001461151852100.215.285.240.525223485.125.025.2356.738.071.200.00.0011.6
    1982Wisconsin Rapids TwinsMidwAmin-20ss---31123794110190529931666210210.266.298.330.62840912514.121.064.3103.9116.144.1375.81.2213.9
    1983Visalia OaksCalifA+min-21ss---41304865715520145764145018110.319.339.389.72851018925.103.070.3492.759.803.57121.50.7816.1
    1984Toledo Mud HensILAAAmin-22ss---5104344228012503031349316200.233.244.297.54136810217.078.064.2690.8213.3216.330.00.0021.2
    1985Toledo Mud HensILAAAmin-23ss---682266246111013313143038200.229.274.282.5562937512.098.053.2534.7810.242.14266.00.3419.7
    1985Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin123ssL-S-E-P632575152009011913002.263.288.298.58662172.035.035.3131.6114.529.000.00.0013.3
    1986Toledo Mud HensILAAAmin-24ss---7732531871812271163007110.281.296.344.6402678711.087.063.3112.2511.245.00126.50.7515.5
    1986Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin1242b-ssL-S-E-P737424910010111002000.214.233.238.47145101.024.024.2812.2222.2210.000.00.0011.1
    1987Portland BeaversPCLAAAmin-25ss---89129128803242821113724010.275.306.340.646308999.107.065.3043.5712.013.3672.81.3011.2
    1988Columbus ClippersILAAAnya-26ss-2b---9119435421071052304375339210.246.262.306.56845613317.078.060.2751.5411.627.57217.50.4415.9
    1988New York YankeesALMLBnya47262b-ssL-S-E-P933000000000000000.000.000.000.000300.000.000.0000.000.000.000.00.000.0
    1989New York YankeesALMLBnya2027ssL-S-E-P10146503511422310413314601233114.282.301.332.63354416724.078.050.3182.5711.034.290.00.0016.9
    1990New York YankeesALMLBnya2028ssL-S-E-P1115043831981222201216545112013.224.258.274.53247212016.084.050.2503.3911.443.38219.00.4216.3
    1991New York YankeesALMLBnya2029ssL-S-E-P1214848051123232533411657292010.256.282.344.62650916530.127.088.2813.1411.203.5696.00.9824.4
    1992Colorado Springs Sky SoxPCLAAAcle-30ss---131224836414536697925215544300.300.333.455.78851522051.193.155.3224.0810.682.6253.71.7535.2
    1993Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle10313bL-S-E-P1412926334731504272283618307.278.298.380.67828310019.133.102.3052.8312.724.5065.81.4126.0
    1994Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle10323b-ssL-S-E-P159023127551301191363314207.238.258.307.5652447114.087.069.2712.4613.525.50231.00.4125.5
    1995Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle10333b-2bL-S-E-P16661431536402170221612203.252.264.322.586150466.070.070.2681.3310.678.0071.51.3316.7
    1996Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle10343b-1bL-S-E-P17591121225424111161833104.223.279.402.6811254510.232.179.2314.8014.403.0028.03.2040.0
    1996New York MetsNLMLBnyn12343bL-S-E-P17481341941724160241905104.306.324.478.8021446413.187.172.3302.7813.194.7533.52.7831.7
    1997Tacoma RainiersPCLAAAsea-352b-ss---18412140001002100000.333.429.333.7621440.167.000.36414.297.140.500.00.000.0
    1997Seattle MarinersALMLBsea2635ss-2bL-S-E-P18337231310071121213002.181.213.194.40778141.042.013.2172.5615.386.000.00.007.7
    MLB Totals (12 yrs)9412478252630105922201131976324167316166.254.279.331.6102659819136.105.077.2832.8612.194.26112.60.8321.6
    American League Totals (11 yrs)893234423358998718185131772305166815162.251.277.322.5992515755123.100.071.2802.8612.134.24130.20.7220.9
    National League Totals (1 yrs)481341941724160241905104.306.324.478.8021446413.187.172.3302.7813.194.7533.52.7831.7
    Minor League Totals90731813248541142027333342211339523691450.268.297.342.63934001089161.113.074.2983.3211.623.50117.80.7918.9
    Minor: Rk Totals7023227505001961192453100.216.288.237.525260555.125.021.2397.319.231.260.00.0010.0
    Minor: A Totals1123794110190529931666210210.266.298.330.62840912514.121.064.3103.9116.144.1375.81.2213.9
    Minor: A+ Totals1304865715520145764145018110.319.339.389.72851018925.103.070.3492.759.803.57121.50.7816.1
    Minor: AAA Totals595208419954880191822813146425515481030.263.289.345.6342221720117.113.082.2912.8811.483.98115.80.8121.4
    New York Yankees Totals (4 yrs)447142413336358579486461718437137.255.281.317.598152845270.096.062.2843.0111.193.72203.40.4619.3
    Cleveland Indians Totals (4 yrs)34474988189362117448221036178021.252.276.350.62680226249.121.098.2772.7412.844.6868.11.3725.9
    Minnesota Twins Totals (2 yrs)6999924300100221915002.242.265.273.538107273.030.031.3001.8717.769.500.00.0012.5
    New York Mets Totals (1 yrs)481341941724160241905104.306.324.478.8021446413.187.172.3302.7813.194.7533.52.7831.7
    Seattle Mariners Totals (1 yrs)337231310071121213002.181.213.194.40778141.042.013.2172.5615.386.000.00.007.7
    Glossary:
    Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. Lg League Org Major League Parent Organization. For college teams, might include RPI (Ratings Percentage Index) Unif Uniform Number, if available Age Player's age for the selected season or as of a current date if in YY.DDD format. Pos Defensive Position Detail Includes links to additional MLB stat detail including Game Logs, Splits and Extended Statistics Exp Experience in # of years. For Player stats, refers to nth PRO season. Count is ontextual to the purpose of the grid G Games Played (or Pitched) AB At Bats R Runs H Hits 2B Doubles 3B Triples HR Home Runs RBI Runs Batted In SB Stolen Bases (Total) CS Caught Stealings BB Walks SO Strikeouts HP Hit by Pitch SH Sacrifice Hits SF Sacrifice Flies IW Intentional Walks DP Grounded into Double Play (Offense) Double Plays Participation (Defense) AVG Batting Average ( H/AB ) OBP On Base Percentage ( H+BB+HBP / (AB+BB+HBP+SF) SLG Slugging Percentage ( TB / AB ) OPS On Base Plus Slugging (OBP + SLG) PA Plate Appearances TB Total Bases (Singles + (2*Doubles) + (3*Triples) + (4*Home Runs)) XBH Extra Base Hits (Doubles+Triples+Home Runs) secA Seconday Average. Measures extra bases earned by player (BB+(TB-H)+(SB-CS) / AB ISO Isolated Power. Measures the portion of a slugging percentage that is for extra base hits. (SLG-BAVG). babip Batting Average on Balls Put in Play. (H/(AB-SO)) XBH% Extra Base Hit Percentage (XBH/H)

    Career Pitching Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlOrgUnifAgeExpDetailWLERAGGSCGSHOGFGRSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9RA9SO BBWPCT
    1991New York YankeesALMLBnya20291Log - Sp - Ext - Perf000.0010001100.20000000000.000.000.000.000.000.000.00.000
    1991MLB Totals: NYAbyYearMLB----291Log - Sp - Ext - Perf000.0010001100.70000000000.000.000.000.000.000.002.00.000
    MLB Totals (1 yrs)000.0010001100.70000000000.000.000.000.000.000.002.00.000
    American League Totals (1 yrs)000.0010001100.70000000000.000.000.000.000.000.002.00.000
    New York Yankees Totals (1 yrs)000.0010001100.70000000000.000.000.000.000.000.002.00.000
    Glossary:
    Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. Lg League Org Major League Parent Organization. For college teams, might include RPI (Ratings Percentage Index) Unif Uniform Number, if available Age Player's age for the selected season or as of a current date if in YY.DDD format. Exp Experience in # of years. For Player stats, refers to nth PRO season. Count is ontextual to the purpose of the grid Detail Includes links to additional MLB stat detail including Game Logs, Splits and Extended Statistics W Wins (Pitcher or Team) L Losses (Pitcher or Team) ERA Earned Run Average ( (9/IP)*ER ) G Games Played (or Pitched) GS Games Started CG Complete Games SHO Shutouts GF Games Finished GR Games Relieved SV Saves IP Innings Pitched H Hits R Runs ER Earned Runs HR Home Runs BB Walks SO Strikeouts WP Wild Pitches BK Balks HB Hit Batsmen from pitcher perspective WHIP Walks and Hits per Inning Pitched ( (H+BB) / IP ) H9 Hits allowed per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * H ) HR9 Home Runs allowed per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * HR ) BB9 Walks per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * BB ) SO9 Strikeouts per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * SO ) RA9 Runs Against per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * R ) SO BB Strikeouts to Walk ratio ( SO/BB ) WPct Winning Percentage (W/(W+L))

    Career Fielding Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlAgepositGGSINNPOAEDPTCTSCFPCTRFGRFITeam SharePlayer ShareTeam Rank
    1979Gulf Coast Astros GCLRk172B300.05302881.0002.700.005.827.33
    1979Gulf Coast Astros GCLRk173B200.00300331.0001.500.003.818.23
    1979Gulf Coast Astros GCLRk17SS600.01321153534.9715.700.0011.554.52
    1980GCL Astros Orange GCLRk183B300.00200221.0000.700.004.85.13
    1980GCL Astros Orange GCLRk18SS5800.01142172533356331.9305.700.0093.598.31
    1982Wisconsin Rapids TwinsMidwA201B1600.01001279119112.9417.000.0011.614.34
    1982Wisconsin Rapids TwinsMidwA203B2500.02457848981.9103.200.0018.122.33
    1982Wisconsin Rapids TwinsMidwA20SS7300.01131721830303285.9413.900.0052.965.21
    1983Visalia OaksCalifA+21SS12800.02563644076660620.9394.800.0091.498.51
    1984Toledo Mud HensILAAA22SS10400.01572931964469450.9594.300.0075.9100.01
    1984Minnesota TwinsALMLB22SS102.0000000.0000.000.000.60.06
    1985Toledo Mud HensILAAA23SS8000.01322451664393377.9594.700.0057.697.61
    1985Minnesota TwinsALMLB23SS310188.025695159994.9493.000.5019.196.93
    1986Toledo Mud HensILAAA242B300.01170218181.0006.000.002.24.16
    1986Toledo Mud HensILAAA24SS7000.01591981258369357.9675.100.0050.495.91
    1986Minnesota TwinsALMLB242B19085.01236375148.9412.500.5611.751.42
    1986Minnesota TwinsALMLB24SS18064.11116142827.9641.500.4211.148.63
    1987Portland BeaversPCLAAA251B100.01020012121.00012.000.000.71.18
    1987Portland BeaversPCLAAA253B1500.0926103635.9722.300.0010.616.53
    1987Portland BeaversPCLAAA25SS7400.01392081938366347.9484.700.0052.581.31
    1988Columbus ClippersILAAA262B5500.0110175841293285.9735.200.0038.746.21
    1988Columbus ClippersILAAA263B100.01101221.0002.000.000.70.87
    1988Columbus ClippersILAAA26SS6100.01102281153349338.9685.500.0043.051.32
    1988New York YankeesALMLB262B2010.04100551.0002.500.501.266.76
    1988New York YankeesALMLB26SS102.01101221.0002.001.000.633.35
    1989New York YankeesALMLB27SS14601,223.123747122114730708.9704.800.5890.7100.01
    1990New York YankeesALMLB28SS15001,208.126844717100732715.9774.800.5992.6100.01
    1991New York YankeesALMLB293B2017.02300551.0002.500.291.21.48
    1991New York YankeesALMLB29SS14701,197.022343821113682661.9694.500.5590.799.31
    1991New York YankeesALMLB29P100.2000000.0000.000.000.60.720
    1992Colorado Springs Sky SoxPCLAAA30SS12000.019141426112631605.9595.000.0085.198.41
    1993Cleveland IndiansALMLB312B2013.26312109.9004.500.681.21.63
    1993Cleveland IndiansALMLB313B990519.042107109159149.9371.500.2961.176.71
    1993Cleveland IndiansALMLB31SS350147.118471136665.9851.900.4421.627.12
    1994Cleveland IndiansALMLB321B306.02001221.0000.700.332.73.34
    1994Cleveland IndiansALMLB322B200122.026621158988.9894.400.7217.722.22
    1994Cleveland IndiansALMLB323B370154.11231424743.9151.200.2832.741.12
    1994Cleveland IndiansALMLB32SS360290.053117527175170.9714.700.5931.940.02
    1995Cleveland IndiansALMLB331B207.09001991.0004.501.291.43.04
    1995Cleveland IndiansALMLB332B220102.01839275957.9662.600.5615.333.32
    1995Cleveland IndiansALMLB333B220142.11027113837.9741.700.2615.333.32
    1995Cleveland IndiansALMLB33SS190114.01335285048.9602.500.4213.228.82
    1995Cleveland IndiansALMLB33DH300.0000000.0000.000.002.14.57
    1996Cleveland IndiansALMLB341B180104.19780101051051.0005.801.0111.230.54
    1996New York MetsNLMLB341B101.0000000.0000.000.000.62.18
    1996Cleveland IndiansALMLB342B5020.1511151716.9413.200.803.18.56
    1996New York MetsNLMLB342B205.00100111.0000.500.201.24.25
    1996New York MetsNLMLB343B380263.12052828072.9001.900.2723.579.22
    1996Cleveland IndiansALMLB343B20072.0711111918.9470.900.2512.433.92
    1996Cleveland IndiansALMLB34SS16096.016291124645.9782.800.479.927.12
    1996New York MetsNLMLB34SS7030.14130317171.0002.400.564.314.64
    1996Cleveland IndiansALMLB34DH100.0000000.0000.000.000.61.711
    1997Tacoma RainiersPCLAAA352B200.03401771.0003.500.001.450.06
    1997Tacoma RainiersPCLAAA353B100.01000111.0001.000.000.725.09
    1997Tacoma RainiersPCLAAA35SS100.0102031.3331.000.000.725.05
    1997Seattle MarinersALMLB352B14060.02123194544.9783.100.738.642.43
    1997Seattle MarinersALMLB353B102.0000000.0000.000.000.63.06
    1997Seattle MarinersALMLB35SS170118.22134255755.9653.200.4710.551.52
    MLB Totals - (1B)240010880121161161.0004.800.000.00.00
    MLB Totals - (2B)860092176945277268.9683.100.000.00.00
    MLB Totals - (3B)21900932312415348324.9311.500.000.00.00
    MLB Totals - (SS)6240089017177741526842607.9714.200.000.00.00
    MLB Totals - (P)100000000.0000.000.000.00.00
    MLB Totals - (DH)400000000.0000.000.000.00.00
    AAA Totals - (1B)1001020012121.00012.000.000.00.00
    AAA Totals - (2B)6000124186844318310.9755.200.000.00.00
    AAA Totals - (3B)17001127113938.9742.200.000.00.00
    AAA Totals - (SS)51000889158610538925802475.9594.900.000.00.00
    A+ Totals - (SS)128002563644076660620.9394.800.000.00.00
    A Totals - (1B)16001001279119112.9417.000.000.00.00
    A Totals - (3B)25002457848981.9103.200.000.00.00
    A Totals - (SS)73001131721830303285.9413.900.000.00.00
    Rk Totals - (2B)3005302881.0002.700.000.00.00
    Rk Totals - (3B)5000500551.0001.000.000.00.00
    Rk Totals - (SS)64001272382638391365.9345.700.000.00.00
    Glossary:
    Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. Lg League Age Player's age for the selected season or as of a current date if in YY.DDD format. G Games Played (or Pitched) GS Games Started Inn Innings in a game or Innings played at position PO Putouts A Fielding assists E Errors DP Grounded into Double Play (Offense) Double Plays Participation (Defense) TC Total Chances (PO+A+E) TSC Total Successful Chances (PO+A) FPCT Fielding Percentage (TSC/TC) RFg Range Factor by Game (Total Successful Chances/Games) Rfi Range Factor by Inning (Total Successful Chances/Innings) Team Share Share of team's games played at that position. Will add up to more than 100% since the formula is player games at position / team games. Player Share Share of player's games played at that position Team Rank Rank of games for team at that position.

    Fielding Positional Grid by Year

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    YearCategoryPC1B2B3BSSLFCFRFOFDH
    1979Minor---326-----
    1980Minor----358-----
    1982Minor--16-2573-----
    1983Minor-----128-----
    1984MLB-----1-----
    1984Minor-----104-----
    1985MLB-----31-----
    1985Minor-----80-----
    1986MLB---19-18-----
    1986Minor---3-70-----
    1987Minor--1-1574-----
    1988MLB---2-1-----
    1988Minor---55161-----
    1989MLB-----146-----
    1990MLB-----150-----
    1991MLB1---2147-----
    1992Minor-----120-----
    1993MLB---29935-----
    1994MLB--3203736-----
    1995MLB--2222219----3
    1996MLB--1975823----1
    1997MLB---14117-----
    1997Minor---211-----
    Totals1-411492661399----4