Pepe Esparza
Detroit Tigers (ML)
Pepe Esparza
Nickname:
Moose
Birthdate:
June 28, 2000 (25 y, 4 m, 17 d)
Born In:
Puerto Plata, PUE, DOM
Nationality:
Dominican
Position:
P
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Height/Weight:
6'2"/200
Entry:
Unknown
Contract:
$4.15M / 1 year
ML Service Time:
4 years, 1 days

2025 Season Pitching Summary

Team G GS IP W-L SV SD MD BB K ERA FIP FIP- xFIP WAR
Detroit - MLB
DET - MLB
33 33 199.0 13-10 0 0 0 49 161 3.302 3.170 83 3.710 4.50

2025 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 1 2 2 0 0 0.250 0.500 0.750 0.375 0.500 142 -0.46 -4.68

2025 Season Fielding Summary

Team Pos G IP PO A E Fld % Eff ZR
Detroit - MLB
DET - MLB
P 33 199.0 8 19 3 0.9000 0.9444 -4.684
Current Status
MLB Service Time 4 years, 1 days
40-man Service Time 5 years, 0 days
Time as Pro 9 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 Normal
Popularity
National Well Known
Local Popular
Current Contract
2025 $4.15M ($0 left)
Additional Info
No-Trade No
IP / PA bonusNone
Batting Con Gap Pow Eye K's
Current 8 6 1 13 8
vs R 8 6 1 13 8
vs L 8 6 1 14 8
Potential 8 6 1 14 8
Fielding C IF OF
Range 1 1
Error 7 5
Arm 1 11 2
Turn DP 3
C Ability 1
Position
Pitcher 1
Run/Bunt
Speed 1
Stealing 2
Running 1
Sac Bunt 9
Bunt for Hit 1
Pitching Stuff Movement Control
Current 17 15 17
vs R 17 15 17
vs L 17 15 17
Potential 17 15 17
Pitch Ratings Cur Pot
Fastball 18 18
Curveball 14 14
Changeup 12 12
Forkball 15 15
Other Pitching
Velocity 97-99 mph
GB % 56%
Stamina 12
Hold 14
OSA Rating History
Ratings Changes
2025-11-14
Movement vs R decreased from 16 to 15
Local Popularity increased from Fair to Popular
National Popularity increased from Fair to Well Known
2025-11-05
Eye vs L increased from 13 to 14
2025-10-07
Weight increased from 199 to 200
2025-09-29
Movement Potential decreased from 16 to 15
Movement decreased from 16 to 15
2025-09-15
Eye vs L decreased from 14 to 13
Sac Bunt decreased from 10 to 9
2025-09-08
Fastball Pot decreased from 19 to 18
Fastball decreased from 19 to 18
Forkball Pot decreased from 16 to 15
Forkball decreased from 16 to 15
2025-08-25
Eye Potential increased from 13 to 14
Avoid Ks Potential decreased from 9 to 8
Avoid Ks decreased from 9 to 8
Avoid Ks vs R decreased from 9 to 8
Avoid Ks vs L decreased from 9 to 8
Sac Bunt increased from 9 to 10
Weight increased from 198 to 199
2025-08-04
Eye Potential decreased from 14 to 13
Eye decreased from 14 to 13
Movement Potential increased from 15 to 16
Movement increased from 15 to 16
Movement vs R increased from 15 to 16
GB% increased from 54% to 56%
Forkball Pot increased from 15 to 16
Forkball increased from 15 to 16
2025-07-28
Eye Potential increased from 13 to 14
Eye increased from 13 to 14
2025-07-14
GB% increased from 52% to 54%
2025-05-12
Fastball Pot increased from 18 to 19
Fastball increased from 18 to 19
2025-05-05
Stamina increased from 11 to 12
2025-04-28
Stealing increased from 1 to 2
GB% decreased from 53% to 52%
2025-03-27
Weight increased from 197 to 198
2025-02-23
Weight decreased from 198 to 197
2025-02-08
P defense decreased from 6 to 1
Stuff vs L increased from 16 to 17
Movement Potential decreased from 16 to 15
Movement decreased from 16 to 15
Movement vs R decreased from 16 to 15
Movement vs L decreased from 16 to 15
GB% decreased from 54% to 53%
Local Popularity decreased from Well Known to Fair
National Popularity decreased from Well Known to Fair
2024-11-05
Weight decreased from 199 to 198
2024-10-07
Movement increased from 15 to 16
Movement vs R increased from 15 to 16
Movement vs L increased from 15 to 16
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
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
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
2025 25 33 33 199.0 13-10 0 161 49 20.10% 6.12% 2.37% 74.86% 48.50% 0.289 3.302 3.170 83 3.710 0.13 4.50
Detroit - MLB
DET - MLB
2024 24 32 32 199.2 13-8 0 123 41 15.22% 5.07% 2.72% 74.81% 49.43% 0.278 3.471 4.058 99 4.409 -0.59 2.80
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 0.66
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 0.41
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 0.07
Total - MLB
MLB
87 167 599.2 34-34 1 432 149 17.43% 6.01% 2.74% 71.28% 49.68% 0.293 3.917 3.846 96 4.113 0.07 8.44

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 wRC+ WAR
Detroit - MLB
DET - MLB
2025 25 2 6 4 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 2 0 0 0.250 0.500 0.750 0.5000 0.375 142 -0.46
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 32 -0.47
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 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 59 -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 0.00
Total - MLB
MLB
82 47 35 6 0 0 0 0 3 10 9 0 0 0.171 0.356 0.527 0.2308 0.273 67 -1.02

Career Fielding Stats

Team Year Pos G IP PO A E Fld % RF Eff ZR
Detroit - MLB
DET - MLB
2025 P 33 199.0 8 19 3 0.900 1.221 0.944 -4.68
Detroit - MLB
DET - MLB
2024 P 32 199.2 16 17 1 0.971 1.488 0.888 -4.28
NYN - MLB
2023 P 19 107.2 4 12 5 0.762 1.338 1.149 -0.17
Detroit - MLB
DET - MLB
2023 P 20 37.1 3 2 0 1.000 1.205 0.806 -0.91
PHI - MLB
2022 P 56 56.0 4 8 0 1.000 1.929 1.096 -0.16
Total P 160 599.2 35 58 9 -10.20

TheShow Pitching Log

Date Opp Score GS IP H R ER HR BB K IBB HBP GB FB BF PI GSC WPA ERA FIP
Oct. 3, 2025
Oct 3
@MIN 15 - 1 6.0 2 1 1 1 1 5 0 0 6 7 22 87 66 0.14
Sept. 27, 2025
Sep 27
MIN 7 - 2 6.1 4 0 0 0 2 5 0 0 4 7 22 96 71 0.29
Sept. 22, 2025
Sep 22
OAK 4 - 3 6.0 4 2 2 0 2 5 0 0 5 7 23 92 63 0.06
Sept. 17, 2025
Sep 17
@CLE 7 - 1 7.2 2 0 0 0 2 4 0 0 12 6 26 103 82 0.34
Sept. 12, 2025
Sep 12
@TOR 0 - 4 6.0 7 4 4 2 1 2 0 0 7 7 24 95 38 -0.11
Sept. 7, 2025
Sep 7
CLE 3 - 1 6.0 6 1 1 0 1 6 0 0 5 5 23 93 65 0.20
Sept. 1, 2025
Sep 1
@COL 10 - 2 6.0 5 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 4 3 23 84 76 0.17
Aug. 28, 2025
Aug 28
NYA 1 - 4 6.0 5 3 3 0 0 4 0 0 6 8 23 100 61 -0.11
Aug. 22, 2025
Aug 22
LAN 4 - 3 7.0 6 2 2 0 0 8 0 1 5 7 27 88 72 0.11
Aug. 16, 2025
Aug 16
MIN 0 - 1 6.0 5 1 0 0 0 6 0 0 2 8 21 86 69 0.16
Aug. 11, 2025
Aug 11
@PIT 2 - 0 8.0 5 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 6 13 27 89 81 0.45
Aug. 6, 2025
Aug 6
@NYA 3 - 6 6.0 6 6 6 3 1 6 0 0 7 5 25 94 32 -0.18
Aug. 1, 2025
Aug 1
HOU 4 - 5 7.0 10 4 4 0 0 4 0 0 7 7 28 88 54 -0.12
July 26, 2025
Jul 26
@MIN 1 - 4 6.0 5 4 4 2 1 7 0 0 4 7 24 97 47 -0.20
July 21, 2025
Jul 21
@KC 7 - 3 5.0 7 2 2 2 3 2 0 0 6 6 24 91 34 -0.00
July 12, 2025
Jul 12
@CLE 2 - 7 4.0 6 7 3 0 4 4 0 0 6 1 22 94 27 -0.35
July 6, 2025
Jul 6
CLE 2 - 1 6.2 5 1 1 0 3 6 0 0 6 7 27 96 67 0.18
July 1, 2025
Jul 1
KC 2 - 1 7.0 5 1 1 0 0 8 0 0 5 7 25 84 77 0.21
June 25, 2025
Jun 25
@SEA 5 - 2 5.0 4 1 1 0 2 5 0 0 6 4 21 86 60 0.15
June 20, 2025
Jun 20
TB 4 - 8 5.0 8 7 7 2 1 2 0 0 6 6 23 86 21 -0.39
June 14, 2025
Jun 14
@BOS 3 - 4 5.2 5 4 3 2 3 4 0 1 5 7 26 95 38 -0.25
June 8, 2025
Jun 8
CHA 4 - 5 6.0 5 2 2 0 2 4 0 0 4 10 25 93 60 0.05
June 2, 2025
Jun 2
@KC 1 - 9 4.2 8 5 5 0 5 3 0 0 1 8 25 95 30 -0.26
May 28, 2025
May 28
@HOU 9 - 3 5.0 7 3 3 0 4 5 0 0 5 4 25 92 44 -0.10
May 23, 2025
May 23
TEX 9 - 5 5.0 6 2 2 0 1 4 0 0 6 3 20 86 54 0.01
May 17, 2025
May 17
@LAA 5 - 1 6.0 6 1 1 0 3 4 0 0 3 11 27 98 59 0.27
May 11, 2025
May 11
@OAK 1 - 4 4.2 3 1 1 0 1 5 0 0 7 3 19 74 62 0.09
May 7, 2025
May 7
CLE 11 - 6 6.2 7 4 4 1 0 6 0 0 5 8 26 98 54 0.08
May 1, 2025
May 1
SEA 2 - 3 6.0 5 3 3 1 1 9 0 0 6 3 24 91 58 -0.12
April 25, 2025
Apr 25
@MIN 1 - 2 5.2 7 1 1 1 3 3 0 0 8 3 25 97 48 0.08
April 19, 2025
Apr 19
@CLE 6 - 4 7.0 6 4 4 1 1 4 0 0 11 6 28 91 54 -0.04
April 14, 2025
Apr 14
BOS 4 - 1 7.0 6 1 1 0 1 6 0 1 7 5 26 87 71 0.24
April 9, 2025
Apr 9
@CHA 2 - 1 7.0 5 1 1 1 0 2 0 0 11 7 25 90 65 0.33

TheShow Hitting Log

Date Opp Score AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI K BB HBP SF SB CS WPA Avg OBP OPS
Sept. 1, 2025
Sep 1
@COL 10 - 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 -0.01
Aug. 11, 2025
Aug 11
@PIT 2 - 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 -0.03
Date Team Players Sent Team Players Sent
April 10, 2023 New York (N) Tommy Hensley
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)
Championship Series MVP 2024 Detroit (MLB)
Hall of Fame Metrics
Metric Score
Black Ink0
Grey Ink5
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Leaderboard Appearances
Year Win % Rank
2024 0.619 10
Year BABIP Rank
2024 0.278 10
Year WHIP Rank
2024 1.162 10
Year BB/9 Rank
2024 1.848 6
Year BB (Low) Rank
2024 41 7
Year HR (Low) Rank
2025 19 10
Year L (Low) Rank
2024 8 8