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Yunel Escobar

32-Year-Old Shortstop – Washington Nationals

2015 Stats

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.318

HR

4

RBI

27

R

40

SB

1

2015 Preseason Projections

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2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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 w...

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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.

June 28, 2015  –  Yunel Escobar News

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Escobar (hand) will return to the lineup for the second game of Sunday's doubleheader with the Phillies, CSN Washington's Mark Zuckerman reports.

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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 73 309 283 40 90 17 12 1 4 27 1 2 19 40 0 2 5 .318 .369 .410 .779
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3-Year Averages     145 570 514 50 131 30 22 0 8 48 3 2 45 67 5 3 3 .255 .317 .344 .661
Career  (View All)     1147 4,727 4,196 543 1,170 280 197 10 73 420 32 25 414 538 47 23 47 .279 .349 .383 .731

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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
Jul. 4 SF 5 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .318 .369 .410 .779
Jul. 3 SF 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .317 .368 .406 .774
Jul. 2 @Atl 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .316 .367 .404 .771
Jul. 1 @Atl 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .321 .372 .410 .782
Jun. 30 @Atl 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .326 .377 .416 .793
Jun. 28 @Phi 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .324 .376 .416 .792
Jun. 28 @Phi Did not play.
Jun. 27 @Phi Did not play.
Jun. 26 @Phi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .322 .372 .411 .783
Jun. 25 Atl 4 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .322 .370 .411 .781
Jun. 24 Atl 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .323 .372 .409 .781
Jun. 23 Atl 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .325 .375 .414 .789
Jun. 21 Pit 5 2 2 0 0 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .331 .381 .420 .801
Jun. 20 Pit Did not play.
Jun. 19 Pit 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .329 .380 .408 .788
Jun. 18 TB 5 1 5 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .331 .382 .411 .793
Jun. 17 TB 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .316 .370 .394 .764
Jun. 16 @TB 4 1 1 0 0 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 .322 .376 .401 .777
Jun. 15 @TB 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .323 .380 .404 .784
Jun. 14 @Mil 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .320 .375 .402 .777
Jun. 13 @Mil 5 1 2 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .319 .373 .403 .776
Jun. 12 @Mil 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .318 .372 .389 .761
Jun. 11 @Mil 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .319 .374 .391 .765
Jun. 10 @NYY 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .325 .381 .399 .780
Jun. 9 @NYY 4 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .328 .385 .404 .789
Jun. 7 ChC 4 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .325 .383 .397 .780
Jun. 6 ChC Did not play.
Jun. 5 ChC Did not play.
Jun. 4 ChC 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .316 .376 .389 .765
Jun. 3 Tor 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .317 .378 .392 .770
Last 7 Days 25 4 7 3 0 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 .280 .333 .400 .733
Last 14 Days 43 7 11 4 0 1 4 2 5 0 0 1 1 0 .256 .298 .419 .717
Last 30 Days 98 12 32 6 0 2 13 2 13 0 0 3 1 1 .327 .356 .449 .805

Yunel Escobar: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 69 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
20156810130.265.353.649
20141117170.270.342.689
2013165274223.279.400.750

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015215303241.335.428.819
2014365266321.255.340.656
2013343345341.245.350.674

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015123193180.341.480.868
2014252172181.230.282.592
2013266335253.274.398.749

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201516021191.300.356.711
2014224165210.290.406.746
2013242284311.236.331.642
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 309 283 6.1% 12.9% 0.48 86% .360 .092
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3-Year Averages     570 514 7.9% 11.8% 0.67 87% .280 .089
Career     4,727 4,196 8.8% 11.4% 0.77 87% .306 .104

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

Contact

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.318 AVG
ELITE
86% Contact Rate
GOOD
.360 BABIP
HIGH
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.410 SLG
GOOD
.092 ISO
POOR
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.48 BB/K
GOOD
6.1% BB Rate
WEAK
12.9% K Rate
GREAT
OPS/OBP

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.779 OPS
GOOD
.369 OBP
GREAT

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

Escobar (hand) remains out of the lineup for the first game of Sunday's doubleheader against the Phillies.

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Escobar (hand) will not play Saturday against the Phillies, William Ladson of MLB.com reports.

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Escobar left Friday's game with a left hand contusion.

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Escobar left Friday's game after being hit on the left hand by a pitch in his first at-bat, Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post reports.

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Escobar went 2-for-5 with two runs scored and a three-run home run in the win over Pittsburgh on Sunday.

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Escobar (illness) will return to the lineup Sunday against the Pirates, Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post reports.

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Escobar has been scratched from Saturday's lineup due to a stomach bug, Mark Zuckerman of CSN Washington reports.

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Escobar went 2-for-5 Saturday with a two-run blast, his third home run of the season.

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Escobar (wrist) is back in the lineup Sunday against the Cubs.

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In addition to being held out of Saturday's lineup, Escobar (wrist) hopes to rest Sunday, James Wagner of the Washington Post reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015

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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.