Anderson José Espinoza (born March 9, 1998) is a Venezuelan Major League Baseball pitcher who currently pitches for the Chicago Cubs (MLB).
Before being purchased by the San Diego Padres in July 2016, Espinoza was in the Boston Red Sox organizational system. In both 2017 and 2019, he needed Tommy John surgery, and he did not return to game action until May 2021.
In July of that year, he was sent to the Chicago Cubs. He throws and bats right-handed, measuring 6 feet 0 inches (1.83 m) and 160 pounds (73 kg).
Espinoza had a great three-pitch mix and advanced pitchability at the age of 17, according to scouts, repeating his delivery and delivering strikes considerably more readily than a typical pitcher of that age.
His fastball had been in the low 90s, with a maximum speed of 94 mph (151 km/h), and he had the ability to throw much harder as he matured. His secondary offerings were a 71–73 mph (114–117 km/h) crisp curveball and a sinking changeup as his third option. His arm was fast, and he used good mechanics and minimal effort to produce his throws.
In October 2014, the Boston Red Sox signed Espinoza as an international free agent, paying him $1.8 million in bonus money and $200,000 in scholarship money. Espinoza was also Baseball America’s fourth-ranked foreign amateur prospect and top-ranked pitcher, as well as MLB.com’s number-ten ranking.
Fans of Anderson Espinoza have been wondering how much he earns pitching for the Chicago Cubs, buts Espinoza’s salary is currently unknown.