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Eduardo Escobar

26-Year-Old Shortstop – Minnesota Twins

2015 Stats

AVG

.255

HR

8

RBI

41

R

35

SB

2

2015 Preseason Projections

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2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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 .58...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: B   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 10"   WT: 185   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.

August 28, 2015  –  Eduardo Escobar News

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Escobar went 1-for-3 with a walk in Friday's win over Houston. He's hitting .389 (14-for-36) with five doubles, four home runs and 10 runs scored in his last nine games.

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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 97 328 302 35 77 34 23 3 8 41 2 3 19 67 2 3 2 .255 .301 .430 .731
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3-Year Averages     83 262 243 31 62 18 14 1 3 18 1 1 15 52 2 1 1 .255 .300 .358 .658

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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
Aug. 30 Hou 3 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .255 .301 .430 .731
Aug. 29 Hou 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .254 .298 .428 .726
Aug. 28 Hou 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .257 .299 .432 .731
Aug. 27 @TB 4 2 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .256 .296 .430 .726
Aug. 26 @TB 4 2 2 0 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .253 .294 .419 .713
Aug. 25 @TB 4 1 2 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .249 .291 .396 .687
Aug. 23 @Bal 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .246 .288 .391 .679
Aug. 22 @Bal 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .293 .399 .692
Aug. 21 @Bal Did not play.
Aug. 20 @Bal 5 2 3 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .249 .290 .396 .686
Aug. 19 @NYY 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .243 .285 .377 .662
Aug. 18 @NYY 4 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .246 .289 .383 .672
Aug. 17 @NYY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .238 .282 .373 .655
Aug. 16 Cle Did not play.
Aug. 15 Cle 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .238 .282 .373 .655
Aug. 14 Cle 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .240 .282 .376 .658
Aug. 13 Tex 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .243 .285 .380 .665
Aug. 12 Tex 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .242 .281 .381 .662
Aug. 11 Tex 3 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .242 .281 .381 .662
Aug. 9 @Cle 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .241 .278 .378 .656
Aug. 8 @Cle 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .244 .281 .382 .663
Aug. 7 @Cle 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .247 .282 .387 .669
Aug. 6 @Tor 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .246 .278 .388 .666
Aug. 5 @Tor 3 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .245 .278 .388 .666
Aug. 4 @Tor 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .239 .270 .380 .650
Aug. 3 @Tor 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .239 .270 .380 .650
Aug. 2 Sea 4 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .242 .273 .385 .658
Aug. 1 Sea 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .238 .270 .374 .644
Jul. 31 Sea Did not play.
Jul. 30 Sea 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .241 .273 .379 .652
Last 7 Days 26 9 8 3 0 3 6 3 5 0 0 0 0 0 .308 .379 .769 1.148
Last 14 Days 42 13 15 6 0 4 8 4 8 0 0 0 0 0 .357 .413 .786 1.199
Last 30 Days 83 18 23 10 0 4 11 10 15 0 0 0 0 0 .277 .355 .542 .897

Eduardo Escobar: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 8 5 43 35 34 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
2015102114141.255.422.693
2014131194150.328.519.877
2013433130.233.372.655

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015197234261.254.431.743
2014302332221.252.358.654
201312220270.238.336.619

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015141151182.262.383.681
2014208272171.317.433.793
20138214260.280.427.749

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015158197220.247.468.767
2014225254200.236.382.654
2013839140.193.265.510
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 328 302 5.8% 20.4% 0.28 78% .304 .175
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3-Year Averages     262 243 5.7% 19.8% 0.29 79% .314 .103

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2015 Stat Review for Eduardo Escobar    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2014 (min 400 PA)

Contact

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.255 AVG
WEAK
78% Contact Rate
WEAK
.304 BABIP
AVERAGE
Power

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.430 SLG
GOOD
.175 ISO
GOOD
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.28 BB/K
POOR
5.8% BB Rate
WEAK
20.4% K Rate
WEAK
OPS/OBP

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.731 OPS
AVERAGE
.301 OBP
POOR

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

Escobar went 2-for-4 with two solo homers in Wednesday’s 5-3 win over the Rays.

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Escobar had an offensive renaissance out of the nine-hole Thursday, going 3-for-5 with a double, a homer, two RBI and two runs.

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Escobar is out of the lineup Sunday against the Indians, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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Escobar is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Blue Jays, according to Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

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Escobar and Eduardo Nunez will share the starting shortstop job with both Danny Santana and Jorge Polanco sent to the minors Friday, manager Paul Molitor told the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

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Escobar is out of the lineup Saturday in Kansas City, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

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Escobar is out of the lineup Tuesday in Cincinnati, LaVelle E. Neal III of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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Escobar got the start in left field and went 1-for-3 Saturday with a three-run blast, his fourth home run of the season.

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Escobar is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Royals.

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Escobar is starting at shortstop and batting eighth in Tuesday's game against the Royals, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. Escobar went 2-for-3 Monday in the first game since Danny Santana was sent to Triple-A.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015

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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.