Mar 04, 2016 espinoza came in at number 73 on our baseball prospectus top 101 and, along with kolby allard, he was one of only two players 18 years old or younger to make the cut. Mar 17, 2014 anderson espinoza, adrian morejon, jacob nix, chris paddack, logan allen, andres munoz highlights duration. Gore uses fastball, curveball, slider, and changeup to reach his 10. In my first chance to see him livein an outing where he didnt even throw his best secondary pitch, no lesshe was extremely impressive. Anderson espinoza admits trade from red sox to padres was. The curveball was 7374 mph with 126 shape and late, tight break. The team is off to a rough start, but finally begins to win some games. His best friend aj, still a star baseball player himself, keeps. Join facebook to connect with anderson espinoza and others you may know. Acquired from boston for drew pomeranz in july 2016, espinoza has only thrown 32 innings of affiliated ball for the padres since the deal.
The year i lost my grip by jordan sonnenblick is the first book ive read by this author. His three pitches, the fastball, curveball, and changeup are each potent pitches, but his fastball is especially electric. Struggling at lowa with padres by rotowire staff rotowire espinoza, 18, has a 4. San diego righthander anderson espinoza underwent his second tommy john surgery on monday, a crushing blow for the onetime padres top prospect, who hasnt pitched since 2016, but worked his way back from the first surgery to join big league camp this spring. Ultimately, it is a very kind story of a young man demonstrating a maturity about his grandfathers mental state that his parents feel the need to protect him from. Anderson espinoza stats, highlights, bio lake elsinore. Jul 15, 2016 drew pomeranz makes the red sox the team to beat in the al. When the teacher was reading it in class she eventually stopped and everyone was salty like.
He threw the pitch 7578 mph, with the best one at 78, showing tight rotation and. When at its best will be thrown with same deceptive arm. The 2017 prospect digest handbook is an ideal resource for baseball fans and fantasy aficionados alike. Paddack also mixes in a curveball as a serviceable third pitch with solid. He throws in the upper 90s, touching 97 with a downhill fastball that he commands well for a teenager. Hes still a top 50 fantasy prospect in my book, because if it does. Espinoza s high velocity, which can sometimes reach 100 mph, along with his advanced command, plus curveball, and developing changeup are what made him such a highly sought after prospect. Unique perspectives on the daily sports topics that matter most.
Jul 25, 2016 anderson espinoza, rhp, san diego padres lowa fort wayne in his padres debut, 18yearold anderson espinoza displayed the precocious ability and projection that has driven his status as a nationallycelebrated prospect. View expert consensus rankings for anderson espinoza san diego padres, read the latest news and get detailed fantasy baseball statistics. Anderson espinoza daily mlb projections and fantasy value for probable starts in next 710 days. Spies, lies, and the con man who caused a war is an examination of the refugee from iraq, code named curveball, who contended that he had been involved in wmd biological warfare research and development. Mlb statistics historical pastseasons warp is now based on dra cfip and dra are not available on a byteam basis and display as zeroes0. Espinoza elbow is throwing from 90 feet but is not expected to pitch in games before the fall instructional league, jeff sanders of the san diego uniontribune reports the padres will wait for.
Espinoza came in at number 73 on our baseball prospectus top 101 and, along with kolby allard, he was one of only two players 18 years old or younger to make the cut. View fantasy baseball projections for anderson espinoza san diego padres. His curveball is potentially aboveaverage, and he is comfortable throwing it to both sides. Curveball is a pleasant enough book for an early teen, as the protagonist is just moving into high school, hoping to play baseball. More anderson espinoza pages at baseball reference. Anderson espinoza rookie baseball cards the boston red sox anted up and signed anderson espinoza as a free agent in 2014. In terms of stuff, espinoza brings the heat with a fastball that has reached 100 mph, with a solid curveball. Its been a very difficult and sad journey for san diego padres prospect anderson espinoza.
Righthander anderson espinoza put together one of the most impressive debut seasons for a red sox pitching prospect in recent memory. Espinoza doesnt have a prototypical tall, projectable pitchers frame, but calling him. Anderson espinoza san diego major league baseball yahoo. Espinoza struggled with his command and release points throughout the outing. No matter how hard i try, i cant bring myself to drop anderson espinoza from my top25. San diego padres top 10 midseason reports baseball america. Oct 16, 2007 by the time you finish this book you will be shaking your head with wonder, or perhaps you will be shaking with anger, about the misadventures that preceded the misadventures in iraq. With improved consistency, will develop into a true out pitch at the big league level. Anderson espinozas whole world changed just like that. September 26, 2017 lake elsinore storm activated rhp anderson espinoza from the 7day disabled list. We offer daily, weekly, rest of season, and full season projections.
His secondary pitches includes a sharp curveball in the 7173 mph range and a sinking. When at its best will be thrown with same deceptive arm speed and show late fade. Coronavirus could cost anderson espinoza another year. Rafael devers, yoan moncada and andrew benintendi are 1, 2, and 3 in whatever order you want to put them. When healthy, the righthander has an electric fastball that can reach triple digits, a very solid changeup that reminds me a little of cole hamels, and a developing curveball. The padres arm du jour is anderson espinoza, one of baseball most. Sox in return for their top prospect, class a p anderson espinoza. Additionally, espinoza was baseball americas fourthranked international amateur prospect and topranked pitcher, while grabbing the number 10 spot on s list. Mar 29, 2017 coming over in return for a very young, very talented pitcher in anderson espinoza, pomeranz in no uncertain terms was a disappointment. Anderson espinoza evokes memories of a young pedro. Anderson espinoza, adrian morejon, jacob nix, chris paddack, logan allen, andres munoz highlights duration.
Oct 09, 2016 anderson espinoza snapped off this curveball on friday. Sep 14, 2016 the padres acquired espinoza from the red sox for drew pomeranz and espinoza impressed during his brief stint in the midwest league. Though there is plenty of work to be done, espinoza s ceiling is as an ace. Anderson espinoza is confident in his future the boston. But espinoza is coming off a second tommy john surgery, and he hasnt thrown a competitive pitch since 2016. Chicago cubs 2019 offseason predictions the runner sports. The changeup was 79 mph, yet inconsistent, as espinoza struggled with control of it and hit a righthanded hitter with the pitch when it sailed up and in. Click link in lu to see the lineup at baseball press as well as previous 3. The latest stats, facts, news and notes on anderson espinoza of the san diego. Jul 12, 2017 anderson espinoza hasnt thrown a pitch this year due to forearm soreness. At 18, his ability to pitch into the mid and high90s and even touch 100 miles per hour with the makings of a swingandmiss changeup and curveball, all from a fluid, loweffort delivery. Anderson espinoza was arguably the top prospect in the organization when he had the first of two tommy john surgeries by jeff. Oct 08, 2018 espinoza is san diegos 12th ranked prospect, and he is absolutely a risk, having undergone tommy john surgery in 2017.
Espinozas curveball is the better of the two at this point, but in this outing he was not snapping it off consistently and finishing the pitch. Espinoza combines pure athletic projection and advanced feel, all while at the age of a current. Falling ss gabriel arias developed a bat wrap after finding power in the australian winter league, and the result has an enormous amount of chasing and overswinging. How and why was americas intelligence so catastrophically wrong. Few pitchers have the pitching tools the venezuelan possesses. Espinoza has a shockingly advanced threepitch mix, combining a fastball that sits in the mid90s and touches 99, a plus changeup, and a curveball that is at times a solidaverage offering. Sponsor this pageattach your namecompany to the anderson espinoza page and 1 help support the baseball cube 2 remove ads from this page for other visitors. Anderson espinoza career pitching statistics for major league, minor league, and postseason baseball. Espinozas secondary offerings were also inconsistent, but he still flashed a plus curveball and average changeup. Curveball answers the crucial question of the iraq war. Minnie hamilton is the interim director of the chilson public library since the director left for a better position.
Anderson espinoza stats pitching fangraphs baseball. Dave dombrowski has a history of trading prospects, but dealing talented anderson espinoza still comes as a surprise the red sox sent their most promising pitching prospect in. Anderson espinoza hasnt thrown a pitch this year due to forearm soreness. Scouting anderson espinoza, newest padre prospect fangraphs. Plus injury news, trade value, add drop advice, graphs, and more.
Hes still a top50 fantasy prospect in my book, because if it does. Espinoza only threw his curveball in warmups, but even when not throwing it at 100% the 12to6 shape and the advanced feel and confidence in the pitch showed that at its best it could be a plustobetter pitch. Patino now has three secondaries in his slider, curveball, and. Anderson espinoza undergoes 2nd tommy john surgery. I recommend it to any teacher looking for a chapter book to read to their students. Espinoza also mixed in a projectable future aboveaverage curveball and future aboveaverage changeup. Anderson espinoza evokes memories of a young pedro martinez. Espinoza is way beyond his years in stuff, pitching at 9495 mph with his fourseam fastball already, touching 99, while already showing feel for a curveball and a changeup. The boston red sox traded espinoza to the san diego padres last week for pitcher drew pomeranz. This book is so powerful, it almost refutes its subtitle.
Traded in a surprise deal in july for drew pomeranz, espinoza was one of the youngest pitchers in any fullseason league in 2016, and he wont turn 19 until this march. A friend of mine told me that she read after ever after to one of her classes, but other than that i havent heard much about jordan sonnenblicks work. Anderson espinoza espinoza was a top20 prospect with mackenzie goreesque hype when the padres acquired him for drew pomeranz in 2016. Take cal quantrill, anderson espinoza, and ryan weathers for example. Anderson espinoza, sp, san diego padres, mlb baseball. Anderson jose espinoza is a venezuelan pitcher who plays in the san diego padres minor league system. Anderson espinoza promoted to single a greenville the. It is the story of peter friedman and the year he injures his elbow, making him never able to pitch on his baseball team again. Anderson espinoza fantasy baseball projections san diego.
Espinoza came out in the first inning with a toneddown fastball, working smoothly between 91 and 94. Right handed pitcher anderson espinoza is san diegos top prospect. It is also another story of serious mistakes by american intelligence in the run up to the iraq invasion after 911. Cat with a clue by laurie cass is the fifth in a bookmobile cats mystery series. Then you get to comparing jason groome and anderson espinoza. Last years book accurately predicted the breakouts of eloy jimenez, michael kopech, david paulino, reynaldo lopez, luiz gohara, hunter wood, anderson espinoza, matt strahm and many more. Anderson jose espinoza born march 9, 1998 is a venezuelan pitcher who plays in the san.
Lake elsinore storm placed rhp anderson espinoza on the 60day disabled list. San diego padres scouting report on anderson espinoza. Espinozas curveball shows plus potential but it lacked consistency at times, while his changeup, thrown with fastballlike arm action and considerable sink. Minnie arrives two hours early for work to get ahead and starts by shelving books. The pressures of being an undercover reporter are getting to eddie ventur. Prellers illadvised spending spree in 2015 doesnt prove that the padres cant obtain young talent. Baseball america and were even higher on his current skills, ranking him at 19 th and 39 th, respectively. His only scoreless outing in a red sox uniform was in relief against the toronto blue jays on october 2nd, compared to seven scoreless starts in san diego. The year i lost my grip is a book written by jordan sonnenblick. Anderson espinoza is the first red sox pitcher to reach a fullseason level since josias manzanillo for greensboro in 1985. He was prized for a midtoupper 90s fastball with movement, and the potential for two more solid pitches in a wicked changeup and developing curveball. Espinoza did throw a pair of changeups, one at 81 mph and the other at 83 mph. Sizing up the padres 40man roster heading into the 2020 season.
In fact, i ranked espinoza as my number 7 overall prospect in bhqs midseason top 50 prospect list. Rhp anderson espinoza tommy john surgery has played catch up to 120 feet and is scheduled to get on a mound for the first time in the coming weeks. His tightspinning curveball shows batmissing promise and hes developing feel for a changeup. The crafty 20yearold cuban throws just about every pitch in the book, headlined by a low 90s fastball and a true 12to6 curveball. Dave dombrowski has a history of trading prospects, but.1078 982 442 748 400 943 566 48 176 1409 728 1176 1459 552 1430 701 466 1421 1463 1605 1282 1373 764 1143 1312 1565 1008 212 1564 1298 399 1544 1174 605 1560 423 10 1484 883 474 395 1337 361 625 1143 363 361