Pepe Esparza
Detroit Tigers (ML)
Pepe Esparza
Nickname:
Moose
Birthdate:
June 28, 2000 (24 y, 2 m, 26 d)
Born In:
Puerto Plata, PUE, DOM
Nationality:
Dominican
Position:
P
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Height/Weight:
6'2"/199
Entry:
Unknown
Contract:
$750k / 1 year
ML Service Time:
2 years, 170 days

2024 Season Pitching Summary

Team G GS IP W-L SV SD MD BB K ERA FIP FIP- xFIP WAR
Detroit - MLB
DET - MLB
30 30 187.1 13-7 0 0 0 39 117 3.459 4.058 100 4.352 2.58

2024 Season Batting Summary

Team G AB H 2B 3B HR RBI R BB K SB CS AVG OBP OPS wOBA BABIP wRC+ WAR ZR
Detroit - MLB
DET - MLB
2 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.250 0.250 0.500 0.223 0.250 32 -0.45 -4.14

2024 Season Fielding Summary

Team Pos G IP PO A E Fld % Eff ZR
Detroit - MLB
DET - MLB
P 30 187.1 16 15 1 0.9688 0.8790 -4.140
Current Status
MLB Service Time 2 years, 170 days
40-man Service Time 3 years, 169 days
Time as Pro 8 years
Roster Status Active Roster
Injury Status None
Options Used - This Year 1 - No
Personality
Leadership High
Loyalty Normal
Desire for Win Normal
Greed Low
Intelligence Low
Work Ethic High
Popularity
National Well Known
Local Well Known
Current Contract
2024 $750k ($60.2k left)
Additional Info
No-Trade No
IP / PA bonusNone
Contract Extension
2025 $4.15M
Additional Info
No-Trade No
IP / PA bonusNone
Batting Con Gap Pow Eye K's
Current 8 6 1 13 9
vs R 8 6 1 13 9
vs L 8 6 1 14 9
Potential 8 6 1 13 9
Fielding C IF OF
Range 1 1
Error 7 5
Arm 1 11 2
Turn DP 3
C Ability 1
Position
Pitcher 6
Run/Bunt
Speed 1
Stealing 1
Running 1
Sac Bunt 9
Bunt for Hit 1
Pitching Stuff Movement Control
Current 17 15 17
vs R 17 15 17
vs L 16 15 17
Potential 17 16 17
Pitch Ratings Cur Pot
Fastball 18 18
Curveball 14 14
Changeup 12 12
Forkball 15 15
Other Pitching
Velocity 97-99 mph
GB % 54%
Stamina 11
Hold 14
OSA Rating History
Ratings Changes
2024-09-23
Stuff increased from 16 to 17
2024-09-02
Stuff vs R increased from 16 to 17
Fastball increased from 17 to 18
2024-08-26
Weight increased from 198 to 199
2024-08-12
Stuff vs L increased from 15 to 16
Movement vs R decreased from 16 to 15
GB% decreased from 55% to 54%
Forkball Pot decreased from 16 to 15
2024-08-05
Curveball increased from 13 to 14
2024-07-31
Movement vs R increased from 15 to 16
GB% increased from 53% to 55%
Forkball Pot increased from 15 to 16
2024-07-08
Weight decreased from 199 to 198
2024-06-10
Stuff increased from 15 to 16
2024-05-13
Stamina decreased from 12 to 11
2024-04-22
Changeup increased from 11 to 12
2024-04-07
Hold increased from 13 to 14
2024-03-29
Control increased from 16 to 17
Control vs R increased from 16 to 17
Control vs L increased from 16 to 17
Weight increased from 198 to 199
2024-03-20
Stuff Potential increased from 16 to 17
Movement Potential increased from 15 to 16
Control Potential increased from 16 to 17
Curveball Pot increased from 13 to 14
Changeup Pot increased from 11 to 12
2024-02-25
Stuff vs R increased from 15 to 16
2023-12-12
Curveball increased from 12 to 13
2023-11-13
Local Popularity decreased from Popular to Well Known
National Popularity decreased from Popular to Well Known
2023-11-09
Stuff Potential decreased from 18 to 16
Stuff decreased from 17 to 15
Stuff vs R decreased from 17 to 15
Stuff vs L decreased from 16 to 15
Position changed from RP to SP
Role changed from RP to SP
2023-09-11
Stuff increased from 16 to 17
Stuff vs R increased from 16 to 17
Fastball increased from 16 to 17
Curveball increased from 11 to 12
2023-05-29
Stuff Potential increased from 16 to 18
Stuff increased from 13 to 16
Stuff vs R increased from 13 to 16
Stuff vs L increased from 13 to 16
Fastball increased from 15 to 16
Changeup increased from 10 to 11
Forkball increased from 14 to 15
Position changed from SP to RP
Role changed from SP to RP
Weight increased from 196 to 198
2023-02-26
Avoid Ks Potential increased from 8 to 9
Avoid Ks increased from 8 to 9
Avoid Ks vs R increased from 8 to 9
Avoid Ks vs L increased from 8 to 9
Outfield Error decreased from 6 to 5
Movement increased from 14 to 15
Movement vs R increased from 14 to 15
Movement vs L increased from 14 to 15
Curveball increased from 10 to 11
Changeup increased from 9 to 10
Local Popularity increased from Well Known to Popular
National Popularity increased from Well Known to Popular
2022-10-14
Stuff vs L increased from 12 to 13
Movement decreased from 15 to 14
Movement vs R decreased from 15 to 14
Control increased from 15 to 16
Control vs R increased from 15 to 16
Control vs L increased from 15 to 16
GB% decreased from 54% to 53%
Curveball increased from 9 to 10
Weight decreased from 197 to 196
2022-07-31
Control increased from 14 to 15
Control vs R increased from 14 to 15
Control vs L increased from 14 to 15
Weight increased from 196 to 197
2022-05-29
Eye increased from 10 to 13
Eye vs R increased from 10 to 13
Eye vs L increased from 10 to 14
Avoid Ks increased from 7 to 8
Avoid Ks vs R increased from 7 to 8
Avoid Ks vs L increased from 7 to 8
Outfield Arm decreased from 3 to 2
Stuff increased from 12 to 13
Stuff vs R increased from 12 to 13
Movement increased from 13 to 15
Movement vs R increased from 13 to 15
Movement vs L increased from 13 to 14
Control increased from 10 to 14
Control vs R increased from 10 to 14
Control vs L increased from 10 to 14
GB% decreased from 56% to 54%
Stamina increased from 11 to 12
Fastball increased from 14 to 15
Curveball increased from 8 to 9
Changeup increased from 8 to 9
Forkball increased from 13 to 14
Weight increased from 192 to 196
Local Popularity increased from Insignficant to Well Known
National Popularity increased from Unknown to Well Known
2021-04-10
Sac Bunt decreased from 10 to 9
Stuff vs L increased from 11 to 12
Weight increased from 191 to 192

Career Major League Stats

Team Year Age GS G IP W-L SV K BB K% BB% HR% LOB% GB% BABIP ERA FIP FIP- xFIP E-F WAR
Detroit - MLB
DET - MLB
2024 24 30 30 187.1 13-7 0 117 39 15.37% 5.12% 2.76% 75.15% 49.88% 0.280 3.459 4.058 100 4.352 -0.60 2.58
Detroit - MLB
DET - MLB
2023 23 3 20 37.1 3-2 1 34 10 22.97% 6.76% 2.03% 66.09% 52.05% 0.260 3.857 3.238 80 3.718 0.62 0.72
NYN - MLB
2023 23 19 19 107.2 3-10 0 74 36 15.35% 7.47% 3.53% 66.58% 48.93% 0.335 5.768 4.781 118 4.525 0.99 0.44
PHI - MLB
2022 22 0 63 56.0 2-4 0 40 13 16.74% 5.44% 2.93% 61.71% 54.62% 0.294 4.179 4.100 106 3.966 0.08 0.10
Total - MLB
MLB
52 132 388.1 21-23 1 265 98 16.26% 6.01% 2.94% 69.65% 50.48% 0.296 4.241 4.186 104 4.283 0.06 3.84

Career Minor League Stats

Team Year Age GS G IP W-L SV K BB K% BB% HR% LOB% GB% BABIP ERA FIP FIP- xFIP E-F WAR
LHV - IL
2021 21 0 9 7.1 0-0 0 7 3 22.58% 9.68% 0.00% 88.89% 46.67% 0.300 1.227 2.853 59 4.664 -1.63 0.19
Total - AAA
AAA
0 9 7.1 0-0 0 7 3 22.58% 9.68% 0.00% 88.89% 46.67% 0.300 1.227 2.853 59 4.664 -1.63 0.19

Career Major League Stats

Team Year Age G PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI R BB K SB CS AVG OBP OPS BABIP wOBA WAR
Detroit - MLB
DET - MLB
2024 24 2 4 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.250 0.250 0.500 0.2500 0.223 -0.45
Detroit - MLB
DET - MLB
2023 23 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0 0.000 0.00
NYN - MLB
2023 23 18 37 27 4 0 0 0 0 2 8 7 0 0 0.148 0.343 0.491 0.2000 0.261 -0.10
PHI - MLB
2022 22 59 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0 0.000 0.00
Total - MLB
MLB
80 41 31 5 0 0 0 0 2 8 7 0 0 0.161 0.333 0.495 0.2083 0.257 -0.55

Career Fielding Stats

Team Year Pos G IP PO A E Fld % RF Eff ZR
Detroit - MLB
DET - MLB
2024 P 30 187.1 16 15 1 0.969 1.489 0.879 -4.14
Detroit - MLB
DET - MLB
2023 P 20 37.1 3 2 0 1.000 1.205 0.806 -0.91
NYN - MLB
2023 P 19 107.2 4 12 5 0.762 1.338 1.149 -0.17
PHI - MLB
2022 P 56 56.0 4 8 0 1.000 1.929 1.096 -0.16
Total P 125 388.1 27 37 6 -5.38

TheShow Pitching Log

Date Opp Score GS IP H R ER HR BB K IBB HBP GB FB BF PI GSC WPA ERA FIP
Sept. 21, 2024
Sep 21
@PHI 3 - 1 6.0 4 1 1 1 1 6 0 0 8 3 22 95 63 0.20
Sept. 16, 2024
Sep 16
KC 9 - 5 7.0 5 3 3 2 0 6 0 0 9 6 26 92 57 0.01
Sept. 10, 2024
Sep 10
MIN 6 - 5 5.0 7 5 5 1 1 5 0 0 6 3 22 72 38 -0.38
Sept. 5, 2024
Sep 5
@KC 5 - 3 4.1 7 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 3 7 19 74 51 0.15
Aug. 31, 2024
Aug 31
@NYA 5 - 2 6.0 5 1 1 1 0 6 0 0 5 7 23 99 63 0.23
Aug. 25, 2024
Aug 25
@MIN 4 - 0 7.0 6 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 10 6 26 106 71 0.37
Aug. 19, 2024
Aug 19
MIN 3 - 5 5.0 6 4 4 0 4 3 0 0 8 3 24 99 41 -0.20
Aug. 14, 2024
Aug 14
OAK 11 - 2 7.0 4 2 2 1 0 5 0 0 10 6 26 96 67 0.09
Aug. 9, 2024
Aug 9
@KC 5 - 4 7.2 7 4 0 0 2 3 0 0 5 12 30 103 59 -0.11
Aug. 4, 2024
Aug 4
CHA 7 - 1 6.0 5 1 1 1 1 4 0 1 7 6 24 94 59 0.25
July 28, 2024
Jul 28
@BAL 3 - 7 4.2 8 5 5 1 1 1 0 0 6 4 21 69 30 -0.25
July 23, 2024
Jul 23
@CLE 4 - 3 6.0 5 3 3 0 2 4 0 1 3 11 26 93 57 0.08
July 14, 2024
Jul 14
@HOU 0 - 5 4.0 9 5 5 2 1 3 0 0 4 5 22 75 20 -0.22
July 9, 2024
Jul 9
LAA 3 - 2 6.0 4 1 1 0 1 4 0 1 6 7 24 93 67 0.21
July 4, 2024
Jul 4
@CHA 3 - 10 3.2 8 7 5 1 0 0 0 0 6 5 20 61 19 -0.34
June 28, 2024
Jun 28
WAS 5 - 4 8.0 8 4 4 1 3 5 1 0 3 15 34 102 53 -0.13
June 22, 2024
Jun 22
BOS 9 - 2 7.0 5 2 2 1 1 3 0 0 7 10 26 100 61 0.09
June 17, 2024
Jun 17
BAL 4 - 8 6.0 5 2 2 1 2 4 0 0 5 8 24 90 54 -0.00
June 12, 2024
Jun 12
ATL 6 - 2 8.1 9 2 2 0 2 3 0 1 14 5 34 112 65 0.09
June 6, 2024
Jun 6
@LAA 5 - 3 7.1 7 2 2 1 2 2 0 0 7 11 29 104 56 0.21
June 1, 2024
Jun 1
@SEA 1 - 4 6.1 7 4 4 1 0 3 0 0 8 8 26 105 49 -0.06
May 26, 2024
May 26
NYA 3 - 5 6.0 9 4 4 1 2 7 0 0 4 6 28 92 43 -0.26
May 21, 2024
May 21
@CLE 3 - 1 7.0 5 1 1 0 3 2 0 0 10 8 28 98 65 0.31
May 15, 2024
May 15
TOR 8 - 5 7.0 4 3 3 0 1 9 0 1 7 5 27 96 72 0.18
May 9, 2024
May 9
@OAK 1 - 2 6.0 5 1 1 1 0 4 0 0 6 6 21 91 61 0.19
May 4, 2024
May 4
CLE 2 - 1 7.0 8 1 1 0 0 6 0 0 6 6 26 92 69 0.19
April 28, 2024
Apr 28
@NYN 1 - 3 6.1 7 3 3 1 2 4 1 0 11 5 29 97 49 -0.04
April 23, 2024
Apr 23
PIT 3 - 8 7.0 2 2 2 1 4 4 1 0 7 9 26 96 62 0.10
April 18, 2024
Apr 18
CHA 2 - 1 6.2 4 1 1 1 1 3 0 0 6 9 23 72 64 0.22
April 12, 2024
Apr 12
@TOR 4 - 3 6.0 6 3 3 0 1 3 0 0 9 5 25 91 56 -0.04

TheShow Hitting Log

Date Opp Score AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI K BB HBP SF SB CS WPA Avg OBP OPS
Sept. 21, 2024
Sep 21
@PHI 3 - 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.01
April 28, 2024
Apr 28
@NYN 1 - 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.06
Date Team Players Sent Team Players Sent
April 10, 2023 New York (N) Tommy Hensley
1st rd. pick
Philadelphia Pepe Esparza
July 31, 2023 New York (N) Pepe Esparza
Detroit Curt O'Connor
Player Awards
Award Year / Date Team
All-Star 2020 Clearwater (FSL)
Similar Players (RP)
Note: See Baseball Reference formula (primary position)
Leaderboard Appearances
Year W Rank
2024 13 9
Year Win % Rank
2024 0.650 9
Year BABIP Rank
2024 0.280 8
Year BB/9 Rank
2024 1.874 8
Year BB (Low) Rank
2024 39 7
Year L (Low) Rank
2024 7 5