Simon
Espinosa
 
Nickname: Houdini
 
Bats: Both
Throws: Left
Height: 6' 2''
Weight: 220
 
Born: January 2, 1986 in Dominican Republic
 
Awards & Accomplishments
All-Star Selections 2013    2019   
Ratings - Batting     Help
                                             
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Year Age Tm Lg Salary   vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA
2009 23 ARI NL     5 5 5 3 4 3 6 7 7 4 5 5 4 5 4
2010 24 ARI NL     7 7 6 4 5 5 8 9 9 5 6 6 6 7 7
2011 25 ARI NL $ 300,000   9 9 8 7 8 8 8 9 9 7 8 7 6 7 7
2012 26 ARI NL $ 300,000   9 9 8 9 10 9 9 10 10 8 9 9 6 7 7
2013 27 ARI NL $ 300,000   9 9 8 9 10 9 9 10 10 8 9 9 6 7 7
2014 28 ARI NL $ 5,371,429   9 9 8 9 10 9 9 10 10 8 9 9 6 7 7
2015 29 ARI NL $ 5,371,429   9 9 8 9 10 10 9 10 10 8 9 8 6 7 7
2016 30 ARI NL $ 5,371,429   9 9 8 9 10 10 9 10 10 8 9 8 6 7 7
2017 31 ARI NL $ 11,000,000   8 8 8 9 10 10 8 9 9 7 8 8 6 7 7
2018 32 ARI NL $ 11,000,000   8 8 7 9 9 9 8 9 9 7 8 8 5 7 6
2019 33 TOR AL $ 11,000,000   7 7 7 9 9 9 8 9 9 7 8 8 5 6 5
2020 34 TOR AL $ 11,000,000   7 7 6 8 8 8 8 9 9 7 8 7 4 5 5
2021 35 TOR AL $ 12,300,000   6 6 6 8 8 8 8 9 9 6 7 7 4 5 5
2022 36 TOR AL $ 12,300,000   6 6 5 8 8 8 8 9 9 6 7 7 4 5 4
OOTP6 Min Ratings     5 5 5 3 4 3 6 7 7 4 5 5 4 5 4
OOTP6 Max Ratings $ 12,300,000   9 9 8 9 10 10 9 10 10 8 9 9 6 7 7
Batting Stats     Help
Bold lines indicate player won MVP or Rookie of the Year.
Year Age Tm Lg G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS XR OWS
2009 23 A   63 71 12 22 5 0 3 13 0 0 22 7 .310 .473 .507 .980 17.7  
2010 24 AAA   89 336 53 100 18 2 12 61 2 2 46 63 .298 .382 .470 .852 59.0  
    AA   51 190 38 69 22 2 9 34 1 1 39 31 .363 .472 .642 1.114 50.4  
2011 25 ARI NL 143 428 49 117 34 2 13 84 2 0 51 95 .273 .354 .453 .807 64.9 11.1
2012 26 ARI NL 156 481 95 143 37 2 23 73 3 0 83 105 .297 .406 .526 .932 96.9 19.2
2013 27 ARI NL 156 570 114 168 54 1 41 126 2 0 97 116 .295 .400 .609 1.009 127.1 27.3
2014 28 ARI NL 156 573 107 163 40 1 35 103 1 0 76 124 .284 .370 .541 .911 109.7 20.9
2015 29 ARI NL 141 502 97 148 36 1 29 104 5 0 74 95 .295 .388 .544 .932 105.4 22.0
2016 30 ARI NL 159 584 110 152 44 1 30 111 2 0 71 105 .260 .351 .493 .845 102.2 18.6
2017 31 ARI NL 157 578 97 169 39 0 38 129 0 0 72 107 .292 .376 .557 .933 115.5 24.2
2018 32 ARI NL 151 559 88 166 43 2 24 86 1 0 81 122 .297 .391 .510 .901 103.8 22.9
2019 33 TOR AL 155 593 112 171 42 1 46 140 4 1 69 124 .288 .367 .595 .963 122.5 26.3
2020 34 TOR AL 153 577 88 151 53 3 20 96 1 0 68 166 .262 .344 .468 .812 88.7 13.2
2021 35 TOR AL 162 593 65 109 25 1 20 80 0 0 62 166 .184 .266 .331 .597 54.0 1.4
2022 36 TOR AL 106 364 46 78 25 0 13 48 2 1 42 98 .214 .299 .390 .689 44.4 5.2
12 Years Sim 1795 6402 1068 1735 472 15 332 1180 23 2 846 1423 .271 .361 .505 .866 1135.2 212.3
1 Years AAA 89 336 53 100 18 2 12 61 2 2 46 63 .298 .390 .470 .860 59.0  
1 Years AA 51 190 38 69 22 2 9 34 1 1 39 31 .363 .470 .642 1.112 50.4  
1 Years A 63 71 12 22 5 0 3 13 0 0 22 7 .310 .468 .507 .975 17.7  
3 Years Minors 203 597 103 191 45 4 24 108 3 3 107 101 .320 .426 .529 .955 127.1  
162 Game Average 577 96 156 42 1 29 106 2 0 76 128 .271 .361 .505 .866 102.5  
Career Highs 162 593 114 171 54 3 46 140 5 1 97 166 .297 .406 .609 1.009 127.1  
Career Batting Splits     Help
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Category G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS XR
vs RH   4977 848 1392 363 11 259 934 20 1 689 1077 .280 .372 .513 .885 918.6
vs LH   1425 220 343 109 4 73 246 3 1 157 346 .241 .321 .476 .797 216.0
Home 901 3130 550 871 241 11 169 615 15 1 434 717 .278 .371 .524 .895 586.4
Away 894 3272 518 864 231 4 163 565 8 1 412 706 .264 .351 .487 .837 548.2
RISP   1726 0 490 124 2 97 814 0 0 313 387 .284 .388 .527 .915 352.3
Pinch Hitting   113 12 22 8 0 4 13 0 0 16 33 .195 .305 .372 .677 13.2
Close/Late   757 106 186 51 2 39 112 0 0 118 179 .246 .349 .473 .822 127.3
Mar/Apr 281 1015 172 268 68 3 58 194 7 0 161 232 .264 .371 .508 .879 189.4
May 330 1148 195 302 83 2 58 199 4 1 166 245 .263 .358 .490 .849 200.5
June 295 1019 179 267 80 2 52 179 5 0 140 232 .262 .360 .498 .858 177.4
July 273 1004 162 286 79 2 49 172 0 0 114 196 .285 .362 .514 .876 177.4
August 308 1121 175 308 71 4 56 213 4 0 130 264 .275 .354 .495 .849 191.3
Sep/Oct 308 1095 185 304 91 2 59 223 3 1 135 254 .278 .360 .526 .886 198.7
Fielding Stats     Help
Bold lines indicate player won Gold Glove Award.
Year Age Tm Lg Pos G GS IP PO A E DP FPct RF RSA RTO RTO% PB DWS
2011 25 ARI NL 1B 123 109 966.7 892 68 14 64 .986 8.94 0 0 .000 0 1.4
    CF 2 1 14.0 2 0 0 0 1.000 1.29 0 0 .000 0 0.0
2012 26 ARI NL 1B 135 116 1074.7 993 79 6 76 .994 8.98 0 0 .000 0 2.2
2013 27 ARI NL 1B 153 147 1332.0 1296 95 11 97 .992 9.40 0 0 .000 0 2.3
2014 28 ARI NL 1B 150 146 1296.7 1231 91 13 90 .990 9.18 0 0 .000 0 1.6
2015 29 ARI NL 1B 138 127 1162.0 1215 77 7 86 .995 10.01 0 0 .000 0 3.0
2016 30 ARI NL 1B 157 150 1371.3 1393 91 12 104 .992 9.74 0 0 .000 0 2.9
2017 31 ARI NL 1B 154 148 1335.7 1443 110 6 127 .996 10.46 0 0 .000 0 3.1
2018 32 ARI NL 1B 149 146 1303.0 1387 87 6 128 .996 10.18 0 0 .000 0 2.3
2019 33 TOR AL 1B 154 153 1369.3 1471 101 10 160 .994 10.33 0 0 .000 0 1.9
2020 34 TOR AL 1B 151 149 1306.0 1327 113 7 129 .995 9.92 0 0 .000 0 1.7
2021 35 TOR AL 1B 162 162 1459.3 1556 122 18 149 .989 10.35 0 0 .000 0 2.2
2022 36 TOR AL C 84 84 735.3 576 36 11 1 .982 7.49 90 24 .267 63 2.0
    1B 22 22 194.7 191 21 3 23 .986 9.80 0 0 .000 0 0.4
  1B 1648 1575 14171.3 14395 1055 113 1233 .993 9.81 0 0 .000 0 25.3
  C 84 84 735.3 576 36 11 1 .982 7.49 90 24 .267 63 2.0
  CF 2 1 14.0 2 0 0 0 1.000 1.29 0 0 .000 0 0.0
Career Totals   1734 1660 14920.6 14973 1091 124 1234 .992 9.69 90 24 .267 63 27.3
Career Highs   162 162 1459.3 1556 122 18 160 .996 10.46 90 24 .267 63  
Post-Season Batting Stats     Help
Bold lines indicate player won Post Season MVP Award.
Year Age Tm Lg G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
2013 27 ARI NL 5 20 3 3 0 0 1 3 0 0 1 2 .150 .227 .300 .527
2019 33 TOR AL 18 67 10 13 5 0 2 6 0 0 9 20 .194 .316 .358 .675
Career Post-Season Batting 23 87 13 16 5 0 3 9 0 0 10 22 .184 .297 .345 .642
Batting Leaderboards     Help
Top 10 finishes. Stats are Year-Rank-Value. League leaders are in bold.
(*) indicates hit-less at-bats added to meet minimum plate appearances.
Season Rankings are League Based.
On-Base Pct
2012-6-.406
2013-7-.400
2015-10-.388
Slugging Pct
2012-7-.526
2013-3-.609
2014-9-.541
2015-7-.544
2017-6-.557
2019-2-.595
CAR-27-.505
OPS
2012-5-.932
2013-3-1.009
2014-8-.911
2015-6-.932
2017-6-.933
2018-10-.901
2019-2-.963
CAR-31-.866
XR
2013-3-127.1
2014-8-109.7
2017-5-115.5
2019-2-122.5
CAR-44-1135.2
Games
2016-3-159
2021-1-162
Runs
2013-5-114
2014-8-107
2016-8-110
2019-4-112
Total Bases
2013-3-347
2014-8-310
2017-4-322
2019-2-353
CAR-45-3233
Doubles
2013-2-54
2016-6-44
2017-10-39
2018-3-43
2019-4-42
2020-1-53
CAR-21-472
Homeruns
2013-3-41
2014-5-35
2015-6-29
2016-8-30
2017-7-38
2019-2-46
CAR-23-332
RBIs
2013-4-126
2015-8-104
2016-9-111
2017-2-129
2019-1-140
CAR-34-1180
Walks
2013-3-97
CAR-38-846
Strikeouts
2020-1-166
2021-2-166
 
   Black Ink Test: 7    (Avg Batter in HOF ~ 11)
   Gray Ink Test: 90    (Avg Batter in HOF ~ 108)
   Hall of Fame Standards: 34    (Avg Batter in HOF ~ 61)
 
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History
Released by Toronto on 7/9/2007
Drafted in 1st round, 4th overall pick, by Arizona in 2009
Had first career hit on 4/4/2011, off Mark Prior (SDN)
Hit first career homerun on 4/22/2011, off Ching Lung Lo (COL)
Hit 3 homeruns against San Francisco, driving in 6 runs on 5/27/2013
Was selected to the 2013 Allstar game
Won Batter of the Month award on 8/1/2013, hitting .367 with 8 HR, 22 RBI
1/29/2014: Gets a new one-year contract worth $5,371,429 through salary arbitration
Won Player of the Week award on 6/20/2014, hitting .542 with 3 HR, 5 RBI
1/29/2015: Gets a new one-year contract worth $5,371,429 through salary arbitration
Won Player of the Week award on 8/1/2015, hitting .500 with 5 HR, 10 RBI
Won Batter of the Month award on 8/1/2015, hitting .353 with 9 HR, 19 RBI
Won Batter of the Month award on 9/1/2015, hitting .363 with 6 HR, 37 RBI
Injured on 9/13/2015 with a Pulled Achilles Tendon, out for 6 weeks
1/29/2016: Gets a new one-year contract worth $5,371,429 through salary arbitration
10/23/2016: Signed a contract extension with Arizona, $11,000,000 per year, for 4 years
Traded from Arizona to Toronto on 3/30/2019 (Going to ARI: LF Pedro Palacios. Going to TOR: 1B Simon Espinosa)
Hit 3 homeruns against Oakland, driving in 4 runs on 4/25/2019
Won Batter of the Month award on 5/1/2019, hitting .365 with 11 HR, 31 RBI
Drove in 7 runs against New York (A) on 7/4/2019
Was selected to the 2019 Allstar game
Drove in 7 runs against Texas on 9/1/2020
9/26/2020: Signed a contract extension with Toronto, $12,300,000 per year, for 3 years
Drove in 6 runs against Kansas City on 8/26/2021
Hit 3 homeruns against Anaheim, driving in 4 runs on 4/16/2022
Injured on 6/21/2022 with a Broken Cheekbone, out for 9 weeks