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Eduardo Escobar

27-Year-Old Shortstop – Minnesota Twins

2016 Stats

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.261

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0

RBI

8

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7

SB

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2016 Preseason Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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 s...

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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 one-year, $2.15 million contract with the Twins in January of 2016, avoiding arbitration.

May 25, 2016  –  Eduardo Escobar News

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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 CWS 36 97 87 14 18 5 4 1 0 3 2 0 9 23 1 0 0 .207 .281 .276 .557
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  (Multiple Teams) 23 MAJ CWS/MIN 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 31 116 111 7 29 6 6 0 0 8 0 2 5 23 0 0 0 .261 .293 .315 .608
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3-Year Averages     108 361 335 41 88 32 23 2 7 35 1 2 21 71 2 2 1 .263 .306 .406 .712
Career  (View All)     416 1,359 1,256 148 324 111 81 9 21 122 6 8 79 268 10 9 5 .258 .302 .387 .689

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)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
May. 27 @Sea 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .261 .293 .315 .608
May. 25 KC 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .266 .298 .321 .619
May. 24 KC 4 0 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .267 .300 .324 .624
May. 23 KC 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .248 .283 .297 .580
May. 22 Tor Did not play.
May. 21 Tor Did not play.
May. 20 Tor Did not play.
May. 19 Tor Did not play.
May. 18 @Det Did not play.
May. 17 @Det Did not play.
May. 16 @Det Did not play.
May. 15 @Cle Did not play.
May. 14 @Cle Did not play.
May. 13 @Cle Did not play.
May. 11 Bal Did not play.
May. 10 Bal Did not play.
May. 9 Bal Did not play.
May. 8 @CWS Did not play.
May. 7 @CWS Did not play.
May. 6 @CWS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .237 .275 .289 .564
May. 4 @Hou 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .240 .277 .292 .569
May. 3 @Hou 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .245 .283 .298 .581
May. 2 @Hou 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .256 .295 .311 .606
May. 1 Det 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .256 .297 .314 .611
Apr. 30 Det 4 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .256 .299 .317 .616
Apr. 29 Det 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .231 .277 .295 .572
Apr. 27 Cle Did not play.
Apr. 26 Cle 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .230 .278 .297 .575
Apr. 25 Cle 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .229 .280 .286 .566
Apr. 24 @Was 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .239 .292 .299 .591
Last 7 Days 14 1 6 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 .429 .429 .500 .929
Last 14 Days 14 1 6 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 .429 .429 .500 .929
Last 30 Days 50 1 13 2 0 0 4 1 5 0 1 0 0 1 .260 .275 .300 .575

Eduardo Escobar: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2016 31
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
2016220020.364.409.800
2015130187211.277.492.789
2014131194150.328.519.877

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016897060.236.292.561
2015279305371.254.423.737
2014302332221.252.358.654

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016534030.321.358.704
2015200232252.280.410.734
2014208272171.317.433.793

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016583050.207.276.522
20152092510330.244.478.772
2014225254200.236.382.654
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 CWS 97 87 9.3% 23.7% 0.39 74% .281 .069
2012 23 MAJ MIN 49 44 4.1% 16.3% 0.25 82% .278 .000
2012  (Multiple Teams) 23 MAJ CWS/MIN 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 116 111 4.3% 19.8% 0.22 79% .330 .054
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3-Year Averages     361 335 5.8% 19.7% 0.30 79% .315 .143
Career     1,359 1,256 5.8% 19.7% 0.29 79% .313 .129

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

Contact

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.261 AVG
WEAK
79% Contact Rate
WEAK
.330 BABIP
HIGH
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.315 SLG
TERRIBLE
.054 ISO
TERRIBLE
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.22 BB/K
TERRIBLE
4.3% BB Rate
TERRIBLE
19.8% K Rate
WEAK
OPS/OBP

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.608 OPS
TERRIBLE
.293 OBP
POOR

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

Escobar (groin) was officially activated from the disabled list Monday, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.

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Escobar (groin) will be activated from the disabled list Monday, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

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Escobar (hamstring) is 4-for-8 in two rehab games for High-A Fort Myers.

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Escobar (hamstring) is set to begin a rehab assignment this weekend and could be activated from the DL on Monday, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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Escobar (hamstring) has started running and should be close to going out on a rehab assignment, LaVelle E. Neal of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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Escobar (groin) was placed on the 15-day DL on Saturday, Mike Berardino of the Pioneer Press reports.

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Escobar (groin) is likely headed to the DL after getting injured in Friday's game, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

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Escobar exited Friday's tilt with the White Sox early due to a strained left groin, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.

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Escobar is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Astros, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016

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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.