Thursday, October 14, 2010

2002 Topps, David Espinosa

#T118 David Espinosa

Here is the second card of David Espinosa that I was able to get signed at the American Association All Star Game this past summer (it is fall, right?).

David was the Reds first round pick in 2000. I don't know if he was a troublemaker or what, but the Reds decided to part ways with him after only two minor league seasons when they traded him to the Tigers for Brian Moehler. Who trades away their first round pick after only two seasons?

After that, David played in the Tigers system through 2007, reaching all the way up to AAA. But after hitting .204 in his second AAA season, he was released by the Tigers. Since then, he has mostly been playing independent ball with the Grand Prairie AirHogs. That was who he was playing for this summer when he was an All Star on the South squad.

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