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Eduardo Escobar

28-Year-Old Shortstop – Minnesota Twins

2017 Stats

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.217

HR

4

RBI

15

R

11

SB

0

2017 Preseason Projections

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Escobar entered last season as Minnesota's starting shortstop, but lost the job in May when he landed on the DL with a hamstring injury. Eduardo Nunez got hot at the plate and kept Escobar on the benc...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: B   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 10"   WT: 165   DOB: 1/5/1989   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Eduardo Escobar Contract Information:

Agreed to a one-year, $2.6 million contract with the Twins in December of 2016, avoiding arbitration.

May 11, 2017  –  Eduardo Escobar News

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Escobar went 2-for-3 with a home run, a walk and four RBI in Thursday's win over the White Sox.

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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 133 465 433 52 119 43 35 2 6 37 1 1 24 93 4 2 2 .275 .315 .406 .721
2015 26 MAJ MIN 127 446 409 48 107 47 31 4 12 58 2 3 28 86 2 5 2 .262 .309 .445 .754
2016 27 A+ FOR 3 12 11 1 4 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 .364 .417 .636 1.053
2016 27 MAJ MIN 105 377 352 32 83 22 14 2 6 37 1 3 21 72 2 1 1 .236 .280 .338 .618
2017 28 MAJ MIN 27 91 83 11 18 8 4 0 4 15 0 0 6 18 0 1 1 .217 .275 .410 .685
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3-Year Averages     121 427 398 44 103 36 26 2 8 44 1 2 24 83 2 2 1 .259 .301 .394 .696
Career  (View All)     517 1,711 1,580 184 396 135 93 11 31 166 7 9 101 335 12 11 7 .251 .297 .382 .679

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

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Eduardo Escobar Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Games To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
May. 23 @Bal Did not play.
May. 22 @Bal 5 1 1 1 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 .217 .275 .410 .685
May. 21 KC 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .218 .282 .410 .692
May. 21 KC 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .216 .284 .419 .703
May. 19 KC 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .291 .431 .722
May. 18 Col 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .229 .299 .443 .742
May. 18 Col 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .242 .315 .470 .785
May. 16 Col 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .231 .306 .462 .768
May. 14 @Cle 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .246 .324 .492 .816
May. 13 @Cle Did not play.
May. 12 @Cle Did not play.
May. 11 @CWS 3 1 2 1 0 1 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .328 .500 .828
May. 9 @CWS 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .228 .302 .421 .723
May. 7 Bos 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .226 .305 .434 .739
May. 6 Bos 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .240 .309 .460 .769
May. 5 Bos 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .261 .333 .500 .833
May. 4 Oak 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .262 .340 .524 .864
May. 3 Oak 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .263 .349 .474 .823
May. 2 Oak Did not play.
Apr. 30 @KC Did not play.
Apr. 28 @KC Did not play.
Apr. 26 @Tex 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .235 .333 .441 .774
Apr. 25 @Tex 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .233 .343 .367 .710
Apr. 24 @Tex Did not play.
Apr. 23 Det 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .233 .343 .367 .710
Apr. 22 Det 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .269 .387 .423 .810
Apr. 21 Det Did not play.
Apr. 20 Cle 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .273 .407 .455 .862
Apr. 18 Cle 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .400 .476 .876
Apr. 17 Cle 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 .286 .375 .476 .851
Last 7 Games 18 1 3 1 0 0 3 0 5 0 0 0 1 0 .167 .158 .222 .380
Last 14 Games 33 4 6 2 0 1 7 2 8 0 0 0 1 0 .182 .222 .333 .555
Last 30 Games 66 7 13 4 0 3 11 4 16 0 0 0 1 2 .197 .239 .394 .633

Eduardo Escobar: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2017 4 10 3 2 2 8
2016 6 23 71 2 2 1
2015 11 5 71 36 35 1 7
2014 9 25 98 3 2 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
2017346390.324.618.996
201611172100.207.306.552
2015130187211.277.492.789

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017495160.143.265.469
2016241254271.249.353.648
2015279305371.254.423.737

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017566260.196.339.589
2016163163221.294.405.728
2015200232252.280.410.734

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017275290.259.556.878
2016189163150.185.280.524
20152092510330.244.478.772
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 465 433 5.2% 20% 0.26 79% .338 .131
2015 26 MAJ MIN 446 409 6.3% 19.3% 0.33 79% .305 .183
2016 27 A+ FOR 12 11 8.3% 8.3% 1.00 91% .400 .272
2016 27 MAJ MIN 377 352 5.6% 19.1% 0.29 80% .281 .102
2017 28 MAJ MIN 91 83 6.6% 19.8% 0.33 78% .230 .193
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3-Year Averages     427 398 5.6% 19.4% 0.29 79% .309 .135
Career     1,711 1,580 5.9% 19.6% 0.30 79% .301 .131

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Eduardo Escobar Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 2B 48 1 12 0 1 0 39 1 8 1 0 0 0
2015 3B 41 0 4 0 -1 1 8 0 13 0 0 0 1
2015 SS 627.3 2 146 2 0 0 286 3 139 3 -1 -2 5
2015 LF 236.3 -5 64 -4 -5 143 -1 38 0
2015 RF 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 P 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
2016 2B 27 -1 4 -1 0 0 5 -1 8 0 0 -1 0
2016 3B 179.7 2 24 2 0 2 91 0 55 0 0 -1 3
2016 SS 579 -8 147 -7 -1 0 276 1 139 -7 -1 -5 0
2016 LF 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0
2017 2B 19 -1 3 -1 0 0 18 -1 2 0 -1 0 0
2017 3B 72 -1 11 -1 0 -1 46 -2 24 -2 -1 -2 2
2017 SS 27 0 5 0 0 0 27 0 16 0 0 0 0
2017 LF 5 -1 1 -1 -1 5 -1 2 0
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 2B 0 0 0 1 0 1
2015 3B 0 0 1 0 0 1
2015 SS 0 -1 1 2 0 2
2015 LF -1 0 -2 0 0 3 0 -3 0 0
2015 RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 3B -1 0 0 2 0 1
2016 SS 0 0 -1 -6 0 -7
2016 LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 2B 0 0 0 -1 0 -1
2017 3B 0 0 0 -1 0 -1
2017 SS 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 LF -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2017 Stat Review for Eduardo Escobar    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2016 (min 410 PA)

Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.33 BB/K
WEAK
6.6% BB Rate
WEAK
19.8% K Rate
AVERAGE
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.685 OPS
TERRIBLE
.275 OBP
TERRIBLE
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.217 AVG
TERRIBLE
.230 BABIP
LOW
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.410 SLG
WEAK
.193 ISO
GOOD

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

Escobar went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run during Thursday's loss to Oakland.

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Escobar is starting at second base and batting sixth Saturday against the White Sox.

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Escobar is batting ninth and slotted as the designated hitter for Saturday's game against the White Sox, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports.

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Escobar is not in the Twins' lineup Thursday.

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Escobar got the start at shortstop and hit seventh Wednesday, going 2-for-4 with two runs scored and four RBI -- including a three-run home run -- in a 9-1 win over the Royals.

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Escobar started at shortstop and went 2-for-3 in Wednesday's loss to Houston. He's hitting .306 (11-for-36) this spring.

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Escobar agreed to a one-year, $2.6 million contract with the Twins on Friday, avoiding arbitration, Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports.

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Escobar went 2-for-4 with a walk, a solo homer and scored twice in Tuesday's game against the Royals.

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Escobar is not in the lineup Sunday against the Mets.

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Escobar is out of Wednesday's lineup against the Indians, Mike Berardino of the Pioneer Press reports.

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Escobar is out of the lineup Sunday against the Blue Jays.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2016

After his 2014 breakout season, Escobar was surprisingly moved to a utility role in favor of Danny Santana at shortstop. However, it wasn't long until Escobar reclaimed the starting job with Santana struggling in the first half of the season and getting sent to the minors. Escobar had shown little at the plate in his career with a .587 OPS in the majors and just a .675 OPS in the minors before 2014, but he showed his breakout season wasn't a fluke as he had 12 home runs and 31 doubles last year. Entering his age-27 season, Escobar could continue to improve his power numbers. He doesn't draw walks (4.7% walk rate), however, so his batting average could be a risk, and he offers almost no stolen-base potential. His glove plays well enough at shortstop (2.6 UZR) that Minnesota would be justified in making him their starter. His power and position flexibility will make him a fantasy consideration in deeper leagues even if he's moved back to a utility role.

2015

Escobar had a surprising breakout season in 2014 and took over the everyday shortstop job for the Twins, but his position for 2015 is unclear. He had shown little at the plate in his career with a .587 OPS in the majors before last year and a just a .675 OPS in the minors. But given a shot at the starting shortstop job in May, Escobar responded by hitting .275/.315/.406 and showing league average defense at shortstop. He didn't add much else for fantasy purposes as he had just six home runs and one stolen base. It's possible he could move to third base in 2015 as the Twins have talked about moving Danny Santana from center field to shortstop. While he'll likely begin the season with a starting job, he may not be able to duplicate his success at the plate given his career track record, a weak walk rate (5.2%) and a .338 BABIP. Perhaps he's finally figured out a successful approach at the plate in the majors, but there looks to be more downside than upside even as he hits his prime at age-26.

2014

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 opportunities to win more playing time. He faces an uphill battle to win a job in the majors in 2014 as he doesn't draw walks, has little power and even his glove wasn't impressive (-3.9 fWAR in fielding and negative UZR numbers at every position). It's hard to see him offering much fantasy value if he somehow wins regular at-bats.

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.