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Eduardo Escobar

25-Year-Old Third Baseman – Minnesota Twins

2014 Stats

AVG

.214

HR

0

RBI

1

R

1

SB

0

2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Escobar won a utility job with the Twins last year and stayed on the roster all season due to his ability to play multiple positions. However, his anemic bat never let him take advantage of opportunit...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: B   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 10"   WT: 173   DOB: 1/5/1989   BORN: Villa de Cura, Venezuela   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Eduardo Escobar Contract Information:

Agreed to a 1-year deal with the White Sox in March 2012.

April 3, 2014  –  Eduardo Escobar News

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Escobar is starting at shortstop and batting ninth in the lineup in Thursday's game against the White Sox, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

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Eduardo Escobar Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2008 19 R Gre 6 27 24 6 10 4 2 1 1 4 1 1 2 3 0 1 0 .417 .464 .708 1.172
2008 19 A Kan 60 266 243 37 65 7 6 1 0 22 4 3 13 65 8 2 0 .267 .302 .300 .602
2009 20 A Kan 128 513 464 64 119 20 10 7 3 41 20 6 29 91 17 3 0 .256 .300 .328 .628
2010 21 A Win 87 408 368 57 106 29 18 8 3 39 8 5 23 76 11 4 2 .288 .330 .405 .735
2010 21 AA Bir 49 216 202 22 53 14 8 3 3 22 3 0 9 35 5 0 0 .262 .294 .376 .670
2011 22 AAA Cha 137 535 489 55 130 31 23 4 4 49 13 8 27 104 14 4 1 .266 .303 .354 .657
2011 22 MAJ CWS 9 7 7 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .286 .286 .286 .572
2012 23 AAA Roc 35 151 138 19 30 7 3 3 1 9 3 1 8 26 4 1 0 .217 .259 .304 .563
2012 23 MAJ MIN 14 49 44 4 10 0 0 0 0 6 1 0 2 8 1 1 1 .227 .271 .227 .498
2012 23 MAJ CWS 36 97 87 14 18 5 4 1 0 3 2 0 9 23 1 0 0 .207 .281 .276 .557
2012  (Multiple Teams) 23 MAJ MIN/CWS 50 146 131 18 28 5 4 1 0 9 3 0 11 31 2 1 1 .214 .278 .260 .537
2013 24 AAA Roc 43 188 166 22 51 22 16 2 4 27 6 2 17 37 1 1 3 .307 .380 .500 .880
2013 24 MAJ MIN 66 179 165 23 39 10 5 2 3 10 0 2 11 34 2 1 0 .236 .282 .345 .627
2014 25 MAJ MIN 8 14 14 1 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 .214 .214 .214 .428
3-Year Averages MAJ   41 109 101 13 23 5 3 1 1 6 1 0 7 22 1 0 0 .228 .278 .307 .585

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats      ▼ Batter vs. Pitcher Stats     ▼ Games By Position

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Eduardo Escobar Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Apr. 18 @KC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .214 .214 .214 .428
Apr. 17 Tor 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .214 .214 .214 .428
Apr. 17 Tor Did not play.
Apr. 16 Tor Did not play.
Apr. 15 Tor 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .273 .273 .273 .546
Apr. 13 KC Did not play.
Apr. 12 KC Did not play.
Apr. 11 KC Did not play.
Apr. 10 Oak 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .400
Apr. 9 Oak 2 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .286 .286 .572
Apr. 7 Oak Did not play.
Apr. 6 @Cle 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Apr. 5 @Cle Did not play.
Apr. 4 @Cle Did not play.
Apr. 3 @CWS 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Apr. 2 @CWS Did not play.
Mar. 31 @CWS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 7 Days 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500
Last 14 Days 10 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .300 .300 .300 .600
Last 30 Days 14 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .214 .214 .214 .428

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Eduardo Escobar: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 7 1 1
2013 7 23 38 1 1 1
2012 14 25 10 1 1 1
2011 2 3 1

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Eduardo Escobar Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013433130.233.372.655
2012374060.351.459.844
201130000.333.333.667

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201312220270.238.336.619
20129414033.160.181.419
201140000.250.250.500

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20138214260.280.427.749
2012608012.233.267.590
201120000.500.5001.000

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013839140.193.265.510
20127110081.197.254.490
201150000.200.200.400
Eduardo Escobar Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2008 19 R Gre 27 24 7.4% 11.1% 0.67 88% .450 .291
2008 19 A Kan 266 243 4.9% 24.4% 0.20 73% .365 .033
2009 20 A Kan 513 464 5.7% 17.7% 0.32 80% .314 .072
2010 21 A Win 408 368 5.6% 18.6% 0.30 79% .356 .117
2010 21 AA Bir 216 202 4.2% 16.2% 0.26 83% .305 .114
2011 22 AAA Cha 535 489 5% 19.4% 0.26 79% .331 .088
2011 22 MAJ CWS 7 7 0% 14.3% 0.00 86% .333 .000
2012 23 AAA Roc 151 138 5.3% 17.2% 0.31 81% .261 .087
2012 23 MAJ MIN 49 44 4.1% 16.3% 0.25 82% .278 .000
2012 23 MAJ CWS 97 87 9.3% 23.7% 0.39 74% .281 .069
2012  (Multiple Teams) 23 MAJ MIN/CWS 146 131 7.5% 21.2% 0.35 76% .280 .046
2013 24 AAA Roc 188 166 9% 19.7% 0.46 78% .376 .193
2013 24 MAJ MIN 179 165 6.1% 19% 0.32 79% .281 .109
2014 25 MAJ MIN 14 14 0% 21.4% 0.00 79% .273 .000
3-Year Averages MAJ   109 101 6.4% 20.2% 0.32 78% .282 .079

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2014 Stat Review for Eduardo Escobar    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2013 (min 400 PA)

Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.214 AVG
TERRIBLE
79% Contact Rate
AVERAGE
.273 BABIP
LOW
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.214 SLG
TERRIBLE
.000 ISO
TERRIBLE
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.00 BB/K
TERRIBLE
0.0% BB Rate
TERRIBLE
21.4% K Rate
WEAK
OPS/OBP

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.428 OPS
TERRIBLE
.214 OBP
TERRIBLE

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Best Matchups for Eduardo Escobar (by OPS, min 1 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Erik Davis WAS 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 2.000 3.000
Ricky Nolasco MIN 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 2.000 3.000
Phil Coke DET 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 1.000 2.000 3.000
Steve Johnson BAL 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1.000 2.000 3.000
Jose Veras CHI-N 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1.000 2.000 3.000
David Price TB 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.500 2.500
Jake Arrieta CHI-N 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.000
Bartolo Colon NY-N 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.000
Hector Noesi TEX 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.000
Jerome Williams HOU 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.000

Worst Matchups for Eduardo Escobar (by OPS, min 1 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Evan Scribner OAK 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Bryan Shaw CLE 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Kevin Slowey MIA 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Craig Stammen WAS 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Drew Storen WAS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Jamey Wright LA 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Koji Uehara BOS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Donald Veal CHI-A 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Brayan Villarreal BOS 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Daniel Webb CHI-A 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000

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Eduardo Escobar: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Escobar had a pinch-hit double in Saturday's spring training tie with the Mets and is now hitting .333 (7-for-21) this spring. He's the leading candidate for the utility infield job, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

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Escobar was recalled from Triple-A Rochester.

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Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said Sunday that Escobar could be a September call-up, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.

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Escobar was optioned to Triple-A Rochester on Sunday, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

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Escobar is starting at third base and hitting leadoff Sunday against the Mariners, MLB.com reports.

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After a few days off, Escobar hit his second home run of the season Wednesday, a solo shot off of Dylan Axelrod.

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Escobar went 3-for-4 with a run scored, a home run and two RBI against the Royals on Tuesday.

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Coming in as a late-inning defensive replacement, Escobar came to bat in the bottom of the ninth and hit a game-winning, two-run double to lead the Twins past the Tigers 3-2 Wednesday.

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Although Escobar doesn't appear a candidate for a starting job, he looks like a lock to win a utility role with the Twins based on his strong play with the glove this spring, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

Escobar was traded to Minnesota from the White Sox for Francisco Liriano in July as the Twins looked for options in an unsettled infield. He has proven to be a competent glove at the major league level, but it is not clear if he can hit enough for even a utility role. He has no power which is not offset by mediocre contact and walk rates. Although he is had some decent stolen-base totals in the minors, he has been caught too many times to think he will have that in his repertoire if he finds regular time in the majors. He will enter spring with a shot at utility job, but may spend most of the season at Triple-A.

2012

Escobar barely eked out a .300 OBP in 2011, which was his first campaign at Triple-A Charlotte. He has stolen double-digit bags in each of the last three seasons, but his success rate on the basepaths is a modest 63.6 percent for his minor league career. His Triple-A struggles aside, Escobar's glove looked MLB-ready in brief September action, so he could be the first guy the club turns to should something happen to Alexei Ramirez. Still, it will probably be another year or two before the club considers him for an everyday job.

2011

Escobar earned a spot on the 40-man roster after a surprising showing in the 2010 Arizona Fall League. Right now he profiles as a glove-first, bat-second type of shortstop, but the bat should have plenty of time to develop in the minors as the White Sox have no need to rush him to the majors.