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Eduardo Escobar

29-Year-Old Third Baseman – Minnesota Twins

2018 Stats

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.292

HR

12

RBI

48

R

35

SB

1

2018 Preseason Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Escobar began the season as a utility player but got more playing time at shortstop amid Jorge Polanco's first-half struggles and then played third base most of the final two months after Miguel Sano ...

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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: By CWS In 2006   Show ContractHide Contract

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Eduardo Escobar Contract Information:

Signed a one-year, $4.85 million deal with the Twins in January of 2018, avoiding arbitration.

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Escobar (elbow) will man third base and bat third in the order against Texas on Saturday, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

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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 105 377 352 32 83 22 14 2 6 37 1 3 21 72 2 1 1 .236 .280 .338 .618
2017 28 MAJ MIN 129 499 457 62 116 42 16 5 21 73 5 1 33 98 1 3 5 .254 .309 .449 .758
2018 29 MAJ MIN 70 291 267 35 78 46 32 2 12 48 1 2 20 67 0 2 2 .292 .344 .562 .906
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3-Year Averages     120 439 406 47 102 36 20 3 13 56 2 2 27 85 1 3 2 .251 .299 .411 .710
Career  (View All)     689 2,410 2,221 270 572 215 137 18 60 272 13 12 148 482 13 15 13 .258 .306 .416 .722

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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Jun. 23 Tex 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .292 .344 .562 .906
Jun. 22 Tex 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .298 .350 .573 .923
Jun. 21 Bos 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 .299 .351 .575 .926
Jun. 20 Bos 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .300 .350 .577 .927
Jun. 19 Bos 4 1 2 2 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .305 .355 .586 .941
Jun. 17 @Cle 4 0 3 3 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .302 .353 .579 .932
Jun. 16 @Cle 4 1 2 1 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .294 .347 .565 .912
Jun. 15 @Cle 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .291 .342 .561 .903
Jun. 14 @Det 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .290 .340 .564 .904
Jun. 13 @Det 4 0 2 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .291 .341 .570 .911
Jun. 12 @Det 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .288 .339 .562 .901
Jun. 10 LAA 4 0 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .288 .340 .568 .908
Jun. 9 LAA 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .284 .337 .560 .897
Jun. 8 LAA 4 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .290 .343 .570 .913
Jun. 7 CWS 4 1 2 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .340 .562 .902
Jun. 6 CWS 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .282 .338 .549 .887
Jun. 5 CWS 4 0 3 2 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .280 .330 .545 .875
Jun. 5 CWS 4 1 2 1 0 1 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .271 .323 .531 .854
Jun. 3 Cle 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .266 .320 .512 .832
Jun. 2 Cle 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .266 .321 .513 .834
Jun. 1 Cle 4 2 2 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .272 .327 .523 .850
May. 31 Cle 3 2 2 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .267 .324 .492 .816
May. 30 @KC 5 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .261 .316 .468 .784
May. 29 @KC 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 .257 .313 .470 .783
May. 28 @KC 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .263 .313 .480 .793
May. 27 @Sea 3 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .270 .321 .494 .815
May. 26 @Sea 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .269 .321 .491 .812
May. 25 @Sea 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .271 .324 .500 .824
May. 23 Det 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .278 .331 .512 .843
May. 22 Det 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .285 .339 .525 .864
Last 7 Games 23 2 7 6 0 0 6 1 8 0 0 1 0 1 .304 .360 .565 .925
Last 14 Games 50 4 16 8 2 0 10 2 13 0 0 1 0 2 .320 .358 .560 .918
Last 30 Games 113 10 33 15 2 5 27 6 30 0 0 2 0 2 .292 .339 .593 .932

Eduardo Escobar: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2018 1 51 20
2017 1 9 79 16 2 2 20
2016 6 23 71 2 2 1
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
20188382150.253.398.720
2017161157240.255.410.730
201611172100.207.306.552

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20181842710331.310.636.989
20172964714495.253.470.773
2016241254271.249.353.648

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018140146231.286.550.881
20172373612383.262.485.808
2016163163221.294.405.728

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018127216250.299.575.932
2017220269352.245.409.703
2016189163150.185.280.524
Eduardo Escobar vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Pitcher Team AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
Bartolo Colon TEX 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .400 .400 .400 .800

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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% .429 .291
2008 19 A KAN 266 243 4.9% 24.4% 0.20 73% .361 .033
2009 20 A KAN 513 464 5.7% 17.7% 0.32 80% .311 .072
2010 21 A WIN 408 368 5.6% 18.6% 0.30 79% .352 .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% .327 .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% .259 .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% .270 .000
2012  (Multiple Teams) 23 MAJ CWS/MIN 146 131 7.5% 21.2% 0.35 76% .277 .046
2013 24 AAA ROC 188 166 9% 19.7% 0.46 78% .373 .193
2013 24 MAJ MIN 179 165 6.1% 19% 0.32 79% .279 .109
2014 25 MAJ MIN 465 433 5.2% 20% 0.26 79% .336 .131
2015 26 MAJ MIN 446 409 6.3% 19.3% 0.33 79% .301 .183
2016 27 A+ FOR 12 11 8.3% 8.3% 1.00 91% .400 .272
2016 27 MAJ MIN 377 352 5.6% 19.1% 0.29 80% .280 .102
2017 28 MAJ MIN 499 457 6.6% 19.6% 0.34 79% .279 .195
2018 29 MAJ MIN 291 267 6.9% 23% 0.30 75% .347 .270
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3-Year Averages     439 406 6.2% 19.4% 0.32 79% .286 .160
Career     2,410 2,221 6.1% 20% 0.31 78% .302 .158

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Eduardo Escobar Defensive Stats

DRS Breakdown
Pos Year Inn DRS (?) Pos Rank Range & Pos (?) OF Arm (?) GFP/DME (?) GDP (?) Bunts (?) Catcher SB (?) Pitcher SB (?) Adj ERA (?) Strike Zone(?)
2B 2018 9 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3B 2018 417.3 0 15 1 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0
SS 2018 177.7 -8 - -7 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2018 Stat Review for Eduardo Escobar    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2016 (min 410 PA)

Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.30 BB/K
WEAK
6.9% BB Rate
WEAK
23.0% K Rate
WEAK
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.906 OPS
ELITE
.344 OBP
GOOD
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.292 AVG
GREAT
.347 BABIP
HIGH
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.562 SLG
ELITE
.270 ISO
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Eduardo Escobar: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Escobar (elbow) is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Rangers.

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Escobar was diagnosed with a right elbow contusion after being removed from Thursday's game, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.

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Escobar exited Thursday's game against the Red Sox in the third inning, likely due to the fact he was hit by a pitch in the elbow earlier in the game, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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Escobar went 2-for-4 with three RBI and a run scored in Tuesday's win over the Red Sox.

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Escobar went 3-for-4 with three doubles and one RBI during Sunday's loss to the Indians.

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Escobar went 2-for-4 with a triple and two RBI in Wednesday's loss to the Tigers.

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Escobar went 2-for-4 with a home run Thursday, driving in two runs in a 7-2 win against the White Sox.

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Escobar went 5-for-8 with three doubles, a home run and five RBI across both games of Tuesday's doubleheader against the White Sox.

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Escobar went 2-for-4 with two home runs and four RBI in Friday's 7-4 win over Cleveland.

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Escobar went 2-for-3 with a solo home run, a double and two runs scored in the Twins' 9-8 defeat to the Indians on Thursday.

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Escobar is out of the lineup against the Cardinals on Wednesday, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2018

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2017

Escobar entered last season as Minnesota's starting shortstop, but lost the job in May when he landed on the DL with a hamstring injury. Eduardo Nunez got hot at the plate and kept Escobar on the bench when he returned. After Nunez was traded in July, Escobar briefly got his starting job back, but struggled at the plate and then was benched again in favor of Jorge Polanco. Escobar ended up getting most of his playing time the final month of the season at third base with several other third basemen hurt. Escobar saw a decrease in power with a 107-point drop in slugging as he hit just six home runs after smacking 12 in 2015. His glove also took a step back with a -6.1 UZR at shortstop. Escobar can play three positions and the outfield in a pinch, and his prior two seasons show he has some power, so he'll add value as a utility player. His upside is limited since he doesn't draw walks (5.6 percent walk rate) and he offers almost no stolen-base potential.

2016

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 struggling in the first half of the season and getting sent to the minors. Escobar had shown little at the plate in his career with a .587 OPS in the majors and just a .675 OPS in the minors before 2014, but he showed his breakout season wasn't a fluke as he had 12 home runs and 31 doubles last year. Entering his age-27 season, Escobar could continue to improve his power numbers. He doesn't draw walks (4.7% walk rate), however, so his batting average could be a risk, and he offers almost no stolen-base potential. His glove plays well enough at shortstop (2.6 UZR) that Minnesota would be justified in making him their starter. His power and position flexibility will make him a fantasy consideration in deeper leagues even if he's moved back to a utility role.

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.