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Yunel Escobar

32-Year-Old Shortstop – Tampa Bay Rays

2014 Stats

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.258

HR

7

RBI

39

R

33

SB

1

2014 Preseason Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Escobar, who hit .256/.332/.366 with nine home runs and 56 RBI last year, was one of the best of the Rays' sneaky pickups over the past few seasons. Acquired in an offseason trade with the Marlins, he...

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STATUS:  Out     INJURY TYPE:  Knee     EST. RETURN:  3/1/2015
LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 215   DOB: 11/2/1982
BORN: Havana, Cuba   COLLEGE: None  DRAFTED: 2nd Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Yunel Escobar Contract Information:

Agreed to a two-year extension with the Rays through 2016, with a club option for 2017, in April of 2014.

September 23, 2014  –  Yunel Escobar News

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Escobar (knee) is likely done for the season, the Associated Press reports. "I don't think it's anything serious, but enough to keep him out for any week of the season," manager Joe Maddon said of Escobar's injury.

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Yunel 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
2005 22 A ROM 48 212 198 30 62 20 13 3 4 19 0 2 14 30 0 0 0 .313 .358 .470 .828
2006 23 AA MIS 121 501 428 55 112 27 21 4 2 45 7 9 59 77 2 4 8 .262 .359 .343 .702
2007 24 AAA RIC 46 195 180 20 60 15 10 3 2 29 7 3 14 27 0 1 0 .333 .379 .456 .835
2007 24 MAJ ATL 94 355 319 54 104 30 25 0 5 28 5 3 27 44 2 2 5 .326 .385 .451 .837
2008 25 MAJ ATL 136 587 514 71 148 36 24 2 10 60 2 5 59 62 7 2 5 .288 .366 .401 .766
2009 26 MAJ ATL 141 604 528 89 158 42 26 2 14 76 5 4 57 62 7 2 10 .299 .377 .436 .812
2010 27 AAA GWI 1 4 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 .667 .750 .667 1.417
2010 27 MAJ ATL 75 301 261 28 62 12 12 0 0 19 5 1 37 31 2 0 1 .238 .334 .284 .618
2010 27 MAJ TOR 60 266 236 32 65 11 7 0 4 16 1 1 19 26 7 0 4 .275 .340 .356 .696
2010  (Multiple Teams) 27 MAJ ATL/TOR 135 567 497 60 127 23 19 0 4 35 6 2 56 57 9 0 5 .256 .337 .318 .655
2011 28 MAJ TOR 133 590 513 77 149 38 24 3 11 48 3 3 61 70 5 5 6 .290 .369 .413 .782
2012 29 MAJ TOR 145 608 558 58 141 32 22 1 9 51 5 1 35 70 7 4 4 .253 .300 .344 .644
2013 30 MAJ TB 153 578 508 61 130 37 27 1 9 56 4 4 57 73 6 4 3 .256 .332 .366 .698
2014 31 A+ CHA 2 7 7 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .143 .143 .143 .286
2014 31 MAJ TB 137 529 476 33 123 25 18 0 7 39 1 1 43 60 4 2 4 .258 .324 .340 .664
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3-Year Averages     143 591 526 65 140 34 24 1 9 51 4 2 51 71 6 4 4 .266 .333 .367 .700
Career  (View All)     1074 4,418 3,913 503 1,080 263 185 9 69 393 31 23 395 498 47 21 42 .276 .347 .381 .728

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

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Yunel Escobar Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days 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
Sep. 28 @Cle Did not play.
Sep. 27 @Cle Did not play.
Sep. 26 @Cle Did not play.
Sep. 25 @Bos Did not play.
Sep. 24 @Bos Did not play.
Sep. 23 @Bos 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .258 .324 .340 .664
Sep. 21 CWS 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .257 .323 .339 .662
Sep. 20 CWS 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .256 .321 .339 .660
Sep. 19 CWS 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .256 .321 .339 .660
Sep. 17 NYY Did not play.
Sep. 16 NYY 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .254 .320 .338 .658
Sep. 15 NYY 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .254 .320 .338 .658
Sep. 14 @Tor 4 1 3 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .256 .323 .341 .664
Sep. 13 @Tor 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .252 .318 .329 .647
Sep. 12 @Tor 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 .252 .319 .330 .649
Sep. 11 @NYY 3 2 3 0 0 2 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .253 .320 .332 .652
Sep. 10 @NYY 4 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .248 .315 .314 .629
Sep. 9 @NYY 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .246 .313 .310 .623
Sep. 7 Bal Did not play.
Sep. 6 Bal 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .248 .315 .312 .627
Sep. 5 Bal 3 1 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .248 .316 .310 .626
Sep. 4 Tor 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .245 .312 .308 .620
Sep. 3 Tor 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .246 .313 .310 .623
Sep. 2 Tor 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 .246 .313 .310 .623
Sep. 1 Bos 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .247 .310 .311 .621
Aug. 31 Bos 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .249 .312 .314 .626
Aug. 30 Bos Did not play.
Aug. 29 Bos 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .251 .314 .316 .630
Aug. 28 @Bal 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 .251 .315 .317 .632
Aug. 27 @Bal 4 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .253 .315 .319 .634
Last 7 Days 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .600 .500 1.100
Last 14 Days 27 2 10 1 0 1 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 .370 .414 .519 .933
Last 30 Days 73 8 22 4 0 3 8 7 6 0 0 2 0 4 .301 .378 .479 .857

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Yunel Escobar: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 136 1 1
2013 153
2012 143 2
2011 132 1
2010 134
2009 139

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Yunel Escobar Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20141117170.270.342.689
2013165274223.279.400.750
2012151142160.258.325.644

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014365266321.255.340.656
2013343345341.245.350.674
2012407447355.251.351.643

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014252172181.230.282.592
2013266335253.274.398.749
2012275306322.247.356.653

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014224165210.290.406.746
2013242284311.236.331.642
2012283283193.258.332.635
Yunel 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
2005 22 A ROM 212 198 6.6% 14.2% 0.47 85% .354 .157
2006 23 AA MIS 501 428 11.8% 15.4% 0.77 82% .315 .081
2007 24 AAA RIC 195 180 7.2% 13.8% 0.52 85% .384 .123
2007 24 MAJ ATL 355 319 7.6% 12.4% 0.61 86% .367 .125
2008 25 MAJ ATL 587 514 10.1% 10.6% 0.95 88% .312 .113
2009 26 MAJ ATL 604 528 9.4% 10.3% 0.92 88% .319 .137
2010 27 AAA GWI 4 3 25% 25% 1.00 67% 1.000 .000
2010 27 MAJ ATL 301 261 12.3% 10.3% 1.19 88% .270 .046
2010 27 MAJ TOR 266 236 7.1% 9.8% 0.73 89% .296 .081
2010  (Multiple Teams) 27 MAJ ATL/TOR 567 497 9.9% 10.1% 0.98 89% .282 .062
2011 28 MAJ TOR 590 513 10.3% 11.9% 0.87 86% .319 .123
2012 29 MAJ TOR 608 558 5.8% 11.5% 0.50 87% .276 .091
2013 30 MAJ TB 578 508 9.9% 12.6% 0.78 86% .284 .110
2014 31 A+ CHA 7 7 0% 14.3% 0.00 86% .167 .000
2014 31 MAJ TB 529 476 8.1% 11.3% 0.72 87% .284 .082
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3-Year Averages     591 526 8.6% 12% 0.72 87% .294 .101
Career     4,418 3,913 8.9% 11.3% 0.79 87% .302 .105

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▲ Basic Stats      ▲ Split Stats      ▲ Games By Position

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

Contact

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.258 AVG
WEAK
87% Contact Rate
GREAT
.284 BABIP
BELOW AVERAGE
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.340 SLG
TERRIBLE
.082 ISO
TERRIBLE
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.72 BB/K
GREAT
8.1% BB Rate
AVERAGE
11.3% K Rate
ELITE
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.664 OPS
POOR
.324 OBP
WEAK

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

Escobar left Tuesday's game in the third inning with a left knee sprain, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Escobar left Tuesday's game against the Red Sox after a play at the plate in the top of the third inning.

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Escobar is not in the lineup Wednesday, the Tampa Bay Times' Marc Topkin reports.

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Escobar went 3-for-5 with a double and a solo home run in Sunday's 6-5 victory over the Blue Jays.

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Escobar went 3-for-3 with a pair of homers and four RBI in Thursday's 5-4 loss to the Yankees.

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Escobar is in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Yankees, Roger Mooney of The Tampa Tribune reports.

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Escobar is out of the lineup Sunday, but may be available to pinch hit or come in defensively later in the game, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Escobar is out of the lineup Saturday against the Red Sox, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Escobar is out of the lineup Tuesday versus the Rangers.

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Escobar was ejected from Wednesday's game in the fourth inning for arguing a called third strike.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

Escobar has never offered much power or speed, but his ability to get on base in front of a powerful lineup gave him value to fantasy owners. In 2012, his batting average dropped (.253) and his walk rate plummeted (5.8 percent). Without an uptick in other counting stats, his value to fantasy owners virtually disappeared. After fracturing his relationship with Toronto, Escobar was included in the blockbuster trade to Miami, and subsequently moved in another trade to Tampa Bay. With the Rays, Escobar should serve as the everyday shortstop and enable Ben Zobrist to settle in at second base.

2012

Escobar fought through several nagging injuries to his legs and hands throughout the season before landing on the DL for good in September with an elbow injury, but bounced back from a disappointing 2010 campaign and established himself as one of the better shortstops in the AL by hitting .290 with 11 homers, 48 RBI and 77 runs scored. The litany of nagging injuries isn't a very good sign for a player of his age and those aren't likely to go away as he continues to play shortstop, but he'll be back as the team's everyday shortstop and should reward his owners with another solid season.

2011

Escobar played better after a midseason trade from the Braves but it was still a disappointing 2010 as he hit just .256 with four homers overall. He's still got the potential for above average power from the shortstop position while helping your batting average as well but will need to reverse the trends of last season. Look for a bounceback out of the everyday shortstop for the Jays.

2010

Escobar is entrenched as Atlanta's starting shortstop and can help fantasy teams with moderate power (a career-high 14 home runs in 2009) and a strong eye at the plate that should make his batting average an asset. After posting one of the top range factors in 2008, he took a step back with the glove and had a few lapses that caused manager Bobby Cox to bench him. As long as his fielding doesn't become an issue, he looks like one of the more consistent options at shortstop in the NL.

2009

Escobar's first full season as the starting shortstop for the Braves was a success as he showed great range in the field (second best range factor of all regular shortstops in baseball) and moderate power (10 home runs). He's always had a good eye at the plate (almost as many walks as strikeouts), so he's a good bet to help fantasy owners at least in the batting average department.

2008

Escobar will take over as the everyday shortstop for Atlanta after a breakout season that resulted in the Braves trading away Edgar Renteria this offseason. Escobar's glove was strong enough to land him a utility role at the start of last season, but he caught fire at the plate and forced his way into a platoon role at second base for much of the year. He draws enough walks to think he won't see much of a drop-off from his .328 batting average. However, he doesn't hit for much power or steal many bases, which will limit his fantasy value.

2007

Escobar hit .264/.361/.346 at Double-A with strong defense. While he had little power, he showed a strong eye at the plate. With Edgar Renteria locked up through 2008 and an even better prospect at shortstop in Elvis Andrus looming in the lower minors, Escobar may be in the right spot to be moved this winter. If not, he should move to Triple-A and could be called up to the majors at some point.

2006

Escobar's star is quickly rising in the Atlanta farm system after he posted a .313/.358/.470 season at High-A Rome with a good glove after defecting from Cuba the previous fall. He was a little old for the competition (age 23), so we'll need to see how he does at Double-A before getting too excited. Still, he's a minor leaguer to grab in deeper keeper leagues.