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Yunel Escobar

33-Year-Old Third Baseman – Los Angeles Angels

2016 Stats

AVG

.309

HR

5

RBI

38

R

68

SB

0

2016 Preseason Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Escobar was picked up by Washington from the A's last offseason in exchange for Tyler Clippard and came through with one of the best seasons of his career. Originally slated to man second base, Escoba...

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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 25, 2016  –  Yunel Escobar News

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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
2015 32 MAJ WAS 139 591 535 75 168 35 25 1 9 56 2 2 45 70 1 2 8 .314 .375 .415 .790
2016 33 MAJ LAA 129 557 508 68 157 34 28 1 5 38 0 3 40 66 3 3 3 .309 .361 .398 .759
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3-Year Averages     143 564 506 56 140 31 23 0 8 50 2 2 48 67 3 2 5 .277 .344 .370 .714
Career  (View All)     1342 5,566 4,956 646 1,405 332 238 11 83 487 33 28 480 634 51 26 53 .283 .351 .386 .738

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

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Yunel 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
Sep. 26 Oak 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .309 .361 .398 .759
Sep. 25 @Hou Did not play.
Sep. 24 @Hou 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 .310 .362 .399 .761
Sep. 23 @Hou 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .310 .361 .400 .761
Sep. 22 @Hou 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .310 .361 .395 .756
Sep. 21 @Tex 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .311 .362 .396 .758
Sep. 20 @Tex 5 1 3 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .309 .360 .395 .755
Sep. 19 @Tex 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .306 .357 .389 .746
Sep. 18 Tor 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .307 .358 .388 .746
Sep. 17 Tor 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .308 .360 .390 .750
Sep. 16 Tor 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .311 .363 .394 .757
Sep. 15 Tor 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .311 .363 .394 .757
Sep. 14 Sea 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .315 .367 .399 .766
Sep. 13 Sea 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .317 .370 .402 .772
Sep. 12 Sea 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .320 .373 .406 .779
Sep. 11 Tex 4 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .321 .374 .407 .781
Sep. 10 Tex 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .319 .373 .400 .773
Sep. 9 Tex 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .318 .370 .399 .769
Sep. 7 @Oak Did not play.
Sep. 6 @Oak Did not play.
Sep. 5 @Oak Did not play.
Sep. 4 @Sea Did not play.
Sep. 3 @Sea 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .320 .371 .401 .772
Sep. 2 @Sea 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .320 .370 .401 .771
Aug. 31 Cin Did not play.
Aug. 30 Cin Did not play.
Aug. 29 Cin Did not play.
Aug. 28 @Det Did not play.
Aug. 27 @Det Did not play.
Aug. 26 @Det Did not play.
Last 7 Games 25 6 9 2 0 1 3 3 5 0 0 0 0 2 .360 .429 .560 .989
Last 14 Games 52 8 11 3 0 1 3 3 11 0 0 0 0 2 .212 .255 .327 .582
Last 30 Games 70 10 17 3 0 2 4 7 12 0 0 1 0 2 .243 .321 .371 .692

Yunel Escobar: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2016 126
2015 134 3
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
2016117192100.325.479.873
201512118250.314.388.760
20141117170.270.342.689

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016387483280.305.375.726
2015414577512.314.423.798
2014365266321.255.340.656

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016226294130.292.389.745
2015247365340.336.462.862
2014252172181.230.282.592

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016278381250.324.406.773
2015288394222.295.375.727
2014224165210.290.406.746
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
2015 32 MAJ WAS 591 535 7.6% 11.8% 0.64 87% .349 .101
2016 33 MAJ LAA 557 508 7.2% 11.8% 0.61 87% .348 .089
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3-Year Averages     564 506 8.5% 11.9% 0.72 87% .306 .093
Career     5,566 4,956 8.6% 11.4% 0.76 87% .312 .103

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2016 Stat Review for Yunel Escobar    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2015 (min 420 PA)

Contact

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.309 AVG
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87% Contact Rate
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.348 BABIP
HIGH
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.398 SLG
WEAK
.089 ISO
TERRIBLE
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.61 BB/K
GREAT
7.2% BB Rate
AVERAGE
11.8% K Rate
GREAT
OPS/OBP

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.759 OPS
AVERAGE
.361 OBP
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Yunel Escobar: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Escobar is out of the lineup for Friday's game against the Blue Jays.

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Escobar went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Sunday's 3-2 win over the Rangers.

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Escobar (wrist) is back atop the Angels' lineup Friday against the Rangers, the Los Angeles Times' Pedro Moura reports.

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Escobar (wrist) is out of the lineup Wednesday against the A's, the Orange County Register's Jeff Fletcher reports.

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Escobar (wrist) remains out of the lineup Tuesday against the A's.

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Escobar (wrist) remains out of the lineup Monday against the Athletics.

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Escobar (wrist) is out of the lineup Sunday against the Mariners.

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Escobar left Saturday's game against the Mariners after being hit by a pitch on his left wrist in the first inning, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports

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Escobar (concussion) was activated from the disabled list Friday, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.

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Escobar (concussion) has been cleared to resume baseball activities and is expected to be activated by Friday, Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016

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2015

A shoulder injury in June eventually put Escobar on the disabled list, and his season was eventually cut short by a knee injury in September, but the production when he was healthy was right in line with his first season in Tampa Bay. Defensive metrics graded Escobar as a poor shortstop for the first time in his career, so it will be interesting to see if that decline is merely a blip on the radar, or part of a legitimate skills loss. The majority of Escobar's playing time was spent in the bottom third of the batting order, and the Rays' inability to plate runs consistently as a team had an understandably detrimental impact on his counting stats. Traded to Oakland in January, Escobar was a member of the A's for a few days before he was flipped to Washington for reliever Tyler Clippard. With the Nats, it's expected that Escobar will slide over to second base to maintain a starting role.

2014

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 brought a stable balance on offense and defense at shortstop. He had a few droughts of power, but he played in a career-high 153 games. Despite the lack of huge power and his placement near the bottom of the batting order, he is a decent source of RBI. After nearly winning a Gold Glove Award this past season, he will return as the everyday shortstop for the Rays in 2014.

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.