Luis Escobar
22-Year-Old PitcherRP
Pittsburgh Pirates AA
Suspension
Est. Return 3/1/2019
2019 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Luis Escobar in 2019. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a one-year contract with the Pirates in March of 2018.
Suspended for violating club policies
PPittsburgh Pirates  AA
Undisclosed
August 27, 2018
Escobar was suspended by the Pirates on Sunday for a violation of club policies, Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic Pittsburgh reports.
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The nature of the violation is not clear, but it appears that Escobar has been suspended for the rest of the season. The 22-year-old has a 4.54 ERA in seven starts for Double-A Altoona this season.
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2017 Fantasy Outlook
Escobar pitched in short-season West Virginia's rotation last summer as a 20-year-old, and established himself as one of the Pirates better low-level arms. The right-hander registered a 2.93 ERA and 1.15 WHIP in 67.2 innings, compiling a 61:28 K:BB. He features a fastball in the low-90s and showed improved command as the season progressed. Escobar walked 16 batters (with 48 strikeouts) in his final 55 innings after issuing 12 free passes in his first 12.2 innings. Expect the 6-foot-1, 160-pound Columbian to make the step to full season ball in 2017. The four-pitch pitcher will look to continue improving his command as he doesn't possess a wipeout pitch, leaving him with a mid-rotation ceiling.
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To start at High-A
PPittsburgh Pirates  AA
March 9, 2018
Escobar will open the 2018 season at High-A Bradenton.
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Added to 40-man roster
PPittsburgh Pirates  AA
November 20, 2017
Escobar was added to the Pirates' 40-man roster Monday, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.
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