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Eduardo Escobar

28-Year-Old Third Baseman – Minnesota Twins

2017 Stats

AVG

.254

HR

21

RBI

73

R

62

SB

5

2018 RotoWire 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:

Agreed to a one-year, $2.6 million contract with the Twins in December of 2016, avoiding arbitration.

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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 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
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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)     619 2,119 1,954 235 494 169 105 16 48 224 12 10 128 415 13 13 11 .253 .301 .397 .697

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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
Oct. 1 Det 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .254 .309 .449 .758
Sep. 30 Det 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .254 .310 .450 .760
Sep. 29 Det 5 1 3 1 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .256 .312 .454 .766
Sep. 28 @Cle Did not play.
Sep. 27 @Cle 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 .252 .309 .444 .753
Sep. 26 @Cle 5 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .252 .309 .444 .753
Sep. 24 @Det 5 1 2 0 0 1 4 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .252 .310 .443 .753
Sep. 23 @Det 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .251 .309 .436 .745
Sep. 22 @Det 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .251 .308 .438 .746
Sep. 21 @Det 5 3 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .251 .309 .440 .749
Sep. 20 @NYY 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .249 .306 .438 .744
Sep. 19 @NYY 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .251 .309 .442 .751
Sep. 18 @NYY 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .254 .312 .446 .758
Sep. 17 Tor 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 .254 .312 .448 .760
Sep. 16 Tor 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .251 .309 .448 .757
Sep. 15 Tor 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .251 .309 .441 .750
Sep. 14 Tor 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .253 .312 .446 .758
Sep. 13 SD 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .256 .313 .450 .763
Sep. 12 SD 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .256 .314 .452 .766
Sep. 10 @KC 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .256 .313 .446 .759
Sep. 9 @KC 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .259 .316 .451 .767
Sep. 8 @KC 5 3 3 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .258 .314 .444 .758
Sep. 7 @KC 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .253 .310 .431 .741
Sep. 6 @TB 5 2 3 0 1 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .253 .311 .431 .742
Sep. 5 @TB 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .249 .307 .423 .730
Sep. 4 @TB 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .251 .310 .426 .736
Sep. 3 KC 4 1 2 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .256 .315 .435 .750
Sep. 2 KC 5 3 3 0 1 2 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .253 .313 .423 .736
Sep. 1 KC 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .248 .309 .398 .707
Aug. 31 CWS 4 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .251 .312 .402 .714
Last 7 Games 26 3 8 1 1 2 7 0 7 0 0 0 0 1 .308 .308 .654 .962
Last 14 Games 55 9 15 2 1 2 10 3 15 1 0 0 0 2 .273 .310 .455 .765
Last 30 Games 118 22 31 4 4 9 25 6 32 1 0 0 0 3 .263 .298 .593 .891

Eduardo Escobar: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
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
2017161157240.255.410.730
201611172100.207.306.552
2015130187211.277.492.789

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20172964714495.253.470.773
2016241254271.249.353.648
2015279305371.254.423.737

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20172373612383.262.485.808
2016163163221.294.405.728
2015200232252.280.410.734

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017220269352.245.409.703
2016189163150.185.280.524
20152092510330.244.478.772
Eduardo Escobar vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

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 MIN 49 44 4.1% 16.3% 0.25 82% .270 .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% .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
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3-Year Averages     439 406 6.2% 19.4% 0.32 79% .286 .160
Career     2,119 1,954 6% 19.6% 0.31 79% .297 .144

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Eduardo Escobar Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 2B 48 1 12 0 1 0 39 1 8 1 0 0 0
2015 3B 41 0 4 0 -1 1 8 0 13 0 0 0 1
2015 SS 627.3 2 146 2 0 0 286 3 139 3 -1 -2 5
2015 LF 236.3 -5 64 -4 -5 143 -1 38 0
2015 RF 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 P 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
2016 2B 27 -1 4 -1 0 0 5 -1 8 0 0 -1 0
2016 3B 179.7 2 24 2 0 2 91 0 55 0 0 -1 3
2016 SS 579 -8 147 -7 -1 0 276 1 139 -7 -1 -5 0
2016 LF 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0
2017 C 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 2B 63 -2 7 -1 -1 0 44 -1 14 0 -1 0 0
2017 3B 680 -5 102 -4 0 -5 346 -2 133 -4 -3 -6 5
2017 SS 104 -3 24 -2 -1 0 64 -2 39 -1 -2 0 0
2017 LF 5 0 0 0 0 5 0 2 0
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 2B 0 0 0 1 0 1
2015 3B 0 0 1 0 0 1
2015 SS 0 -1 1 2 0 2
2015 LF -1 0 -2 0 0 3 0 -3 0 0
2015 RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 3B -1 0 0 2 0 1
2016 SS 0 0 -1 -6 0 -7
2016 LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 2B 0 0 0 -1 0 -1
2017 3B -1 0 0 -4 0 -5
2017 SS 0 0 0 -2 0 -2
2017 LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2017 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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0.34 BB/K
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6.6% BB Rate
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19.6% K Rate
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OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.758 OPS
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.309 OBP
WEAK
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.254 AVG
WEAK
.279 BABIP
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Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.449 SLG
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.195 ISO
GOOD

2018 Projected Stats Breakdown for Eduardo Escobar

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

Escobar went 2-for-5 with a home run and four RBI during Sunday's win over the Tigers.

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Escobar went 1-for-3 with a solo home run during Saturday's loss to Toronto.

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Escobar went 1-for-3 with a solo homer Saturday during the Twins' 5-2 loss to the Royals.

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Escobar went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run during Sunday's loss to Kansas City.

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Escobar will start at third base and bat eighth Sunday against the Blue Jays, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

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Escobar went 3-for-5 with a double and two RBI in the nightcap of Thursday's doubleheader against the Indians.

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

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

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Escobar is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Brewers, Brandon Warne of ZoneCoverage.com reports.

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Escobar went 1-for-6 with a two-run home run and a stolen base in Sunday's 6-5 loss to Oakland.

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Escobar is not in Friday's lineup against the A's, LaVelle E. Neal of the Star Tribune reports.

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Escobar went 1-for-5 with a two-run home run during Sunday's loss to Detroit.

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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.