Santiago Espinal is a Dominican professional baseball infielder for the Toronto Blue Jays of Major League Baseball (MLB). He was drafted by the Boston Red Sox in the 10th round of the 2016 Major League Baseball draft.
Espinal slashed a combined.287/.347/.393 with seven home runs and 71 RBI in 2019 between New Hampshire and the Buffalo Bisons of the Triple-A International League.
After the 2019 season, the Blue Jays added Espinal to their 40-man roster. On July 23, 2020, he was added to the Blue Jays’ active roster to begin the 2020 season, which had been delayed due to the COVID-19 epidemic.
Espinal will make his MLB debut on July 25, 2020. On the 28th of July, against the Washington Nationals, Espinal earned his first Major League hit.
Espinal batted.265 with the Blue Jays in 2020. A slugging percentage of.267 in 26 games with no home runs and six RBIs.
A two-run home run by Espinal against Tampa Bay Rays reliever Matt Wisler at Sahlen Field in Buffalo on July 3, 2021, was his first major league hit.
With two home runs, 17 RBIs, and six stolen bases in 92 games in 2021, Espinal slugged.311/.376/.405. He had a 3.13 range factor and 16 zone runs among all qualified AL third basemen.
At first glance, Cavan Biggio and Espinal were projected to platoon in the second base position for the Toronto Blue Jays in 2022, but by mid-May, Biggio had been optioned to Triple-A Buffalo after going 1-for-23 in 13 games with Toronto.
What Is Santiago Espinal Salary: How Much Does Santiago Espinal Make?
Santiago Espinal takes home an annual average salary of $723,550 as a professional baseball infielder for the Toronto Blue Jays.