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Yunel Escobar

31-Year-Old Shortstop – Tampa Bay Rays

2014 Stats

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.211

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1

RBI

1

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1

SB

0

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

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Escobar agreed to a two-year extension through 2016 with the Rays, with a club option for the 2017 campaign.

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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 MAJ TB 21 81 76 1 16 5 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 10 1 0 0 .211 .250 .303 .553
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Yunel Escobar
3-Year Averages MAJ   143 591 526 65 140 34 24 1 9 51 4 2 51 71 6 4 4 .266 .333 .367 .700
Career  (View All) MAJ   958 3970 3513 471 973 243 171 9 63 355 30 22 356 448 44 19 38 .277 .348 .385 .733

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

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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
Apr. 23 Min 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .211 .250 .303 .553
Apr. 22 Min 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .263 .319 .582
Apr. 20 NYY 5 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .235 .278 .338 .616
Apr. 19 NYY 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .269 .317 .586
Apr. 18 NYY 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .217 .254 .317 .571
Apr. 17 NYY 4 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .218 .259 .327 .586
Apr. 16 @Bal 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .196 .241 .294 .535
Apr. 15 @Bal Did not play.
Apr. 14 @Bal 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .191 .240 .298 .538
Apr. 13 @Cin 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .205 .255 .318 .573
Apr. 12 @Cin 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .171 .209 .293 .502
Apr. 11 @Cin 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .158 .200 .263 .463
Apr. 9 @KC 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .147 .194 .235 .429
Apr. 8 @KC 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .219 .267 .486
Apr. 7 @KC 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .185 .241 .296 .537
Apr. 6 Tex 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .208 .269 .333 .602
Apr. 5 Tex 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .318 .400 .718
Apr. 4 Tex 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .235 .316 .235 .551
Apr. 3 Tor 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .154 .267 .154 .421
Apr. 2 Tor 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .273 .200 .473
Apr. 1 Tor 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500
Mar. 31 Tor 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500
Last 7 Days 29 0 7 2 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 2 .241 .267 .310 .577
Last 14 Days 49 0 11 4 0 0 0 2 5 0 0 0 0 2 .224 .255 .306 .561
Last 30 Days 76 1 16 4 0 1 1 4 10 0 0 0 0 2 .211 .250 .303 .553

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Yunel Escobar: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 21
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
2013165274223.279.400.750
2012151142160.258.325.644
2011115233130.330.522.929

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013343345341.245.350.674
2012407447355.251.351.643
2011398548353.279.382.740

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013266335253.274.398.749
2012275306322.247.356.653
2011252448291.321.480.896

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013242284311.236.331.642
2012283283193.258.332.635
2011261333192.261.349.670
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 MAJ TB 81 76 4.9% 12.3% 0.40 87% .231 .092
2014 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Yunel Escobar
3-Year Averages MAJ   591 526 8.6% 12% 0.72 87% .294 .101
Career MAJ   3970 3513 9% 11.3% 0.79 87% .303 .108

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

Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.211 AVG
TERRIBLE
87% Contact Rate
GREAT
.231 BABIP
LOW
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.303 SLG
TERRIBLE
.092 ISO
TERRIBLE
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.40 BB/K
WEAK
4.9% BB Rate
POOR
12.3% K Rate
GREAT
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.553 OPS
TERRIBLE
.250 OBP
TERRIBLE

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Career Batter vs. Pitcher Stats    (View All Matchup Data)

Best Matchups for Yunel Escobar (by OPS, min 10 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Oliver Perez AZ 13 6 1 2 3 1 0 .462 .923 1.486
Matt Harrison TEX 11 6 0 3 0 0 0 .545 .909 1.455
Bronson Arroyo AZ 10 4 1 4 2 2 1 .400 .800 1.338
Kevin Correia MIN 12 7 0 2 1 1 0 .583 .750 1.321
Wandy Rodriguez PIT 11 5 0 2 3 0 0 .455 .727 1.299
John Lackey BOS 15 8 0 1 3 2 2 .533 .667 1.246
Chad Billingsley LA 10 5 0 3 2 3 1 .500 .600 1.183
Micah Owings MIA 11 4 1 3 1 1 0 .364 .636 1.053
Tommy Hunter BAL 23 7 2 5 1 3 0 .304 .696 1.029
Ubaldo Jimenez BAL 19 7 1 2 4 1 0 .368 .526 1.005

Worst Matchups for Yunel Escobar (by OPS, min 10 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Ivan Nova NY-A 23 2 0 0 2 3 1 .087 .130 .353
David Robertson NY-A 12 2 0 0 0 4 1 .167 .167 .333
Derek Holland TEX 16 2 0 0 1 3 0 .125 .125 .301
Kyle Kendrick PHI 19 2 0 0 0 2 0 .105 .105 .296
A.J. Burnett PHI 10 1 0 1 0 0 0 .100 .100 .282
Jake Peavy BOS 10 1 0 0 1 1 0 .100 .100 .282
Zach Duke MIL 16 2 0 1 0 1 1 .125 .125 .250
Wei-Yin Chen BAL 12 1 0 0 0 0 0 .083 .167 .250
Gio Gonzalez WAS 10 1 0 0 0 3 0 .100 .100 .200
Koji Uehara BOS 11 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000

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

Escobar went 2-for-2 with a double in Friday's Grapefruit League game against the Orioles.

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The Rays exercised their $5 million option for Escobar, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Escobar (ankle) returned to the lineup Saturday and went 0-for-4 against the Blue Jays.

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Escobar (ankle) is back in the lineup Saturday against the Blue Jays, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Escobar (ankle) is not in the lineup Friday against the Blue Jays, MLB.com reports.

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Updating a previous report, Escobar (ankle) has been scratched from the Rays' lineup on Thursday, according to the Tampa Tribune's Roger Mooney.

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Escobar (ankle) is back in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Yankees, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Escobar (ankle) is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Yankees.

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Escobar left Tuesday's game with a sore left ankle, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Escobar was lifted for a pinch hitter in the fifth inning of Tuesday's game against the Yankees, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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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.