Nationals’ Espinosa Named to the Futures Game

Potomac Nationals shortstop Danny Espinosa was named today to the U.S Team in the XM All-Star Futures Game to be played in July.

The game coincides with the All-Star weekend and will pin the best United States prospects vs. the best prospects from around the world. This is the 11th annual Futures Game.

Espinoza is the only shortstop for the American team, and likely will be playing the whole game. The club just so happens to be managed by Ozzie Smith, one of the greatest shortstops of all time.

Espinoza was drafted in the third round last year out of Long Beach State, following a grand tradition of shortstops including Troy Tulowitzki and Bobby Crosby.

He has had moderate success with the bat so far. Last year he batted .328 in short season ball with Vermont. He is batting .264 with nine homers this year for Potomac.