Eduardo Escobar Arizona Diamondbacks

Age: 29 (January 5, 1989) | 5' 10" | 185lbs. | Bats: Both 2B-1 3B-131 SS-21 PH-4
Tm Lg YEAR G AB R H BB SO 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BA OBP SLG K% K/W BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
MIN AL 2014 133 433 52 119 24 93 35 2 6 37 1 1 .275 .315 .406 20 3.9 .336 41/24/35 10 11
MIN AL 2015 127 409 48 107 28 86 31 4 12 58 2 3 .262 .309 .445 19 3.1 .301 42/19/39 12 12
MIN A+ 2016 3 11 1 4 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 .364 .417 .636 8 1.0 .400 n/a
MIN AL 2016 105 352 32 83 21 72 14 2 6 37 1 3 .236 .280 .338 19 3.4 .280 39/23/37 4 4
MIN AL 2017 129 457 62 116 33 98 16 5 21 73 5 1 .254 .309 .449 20 3.0 .279 34/21/45 16 15
MIN AL 2018 97 368 45 101 34 91 37 3 15 63 1 3 .274 .338 .514 22 2.7 .325 32/24/44 15 14
ARI NL 2018 54 198 30 53 18 35 11 0 8 21 1 1 .268 .327 .444 16 1.9 .281 33/26/41 7 7
Career 8yrs 770 2520 310 648 180 541 153 19 71 308 14 14 .257 .308 .417 20 3.0 .299 n/a
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Diamondbacks re-signed INF Eduardo Escobar to a three-year, $21 million contract.

Howard Lynch LynchMob
Oct 23

Singled and hit his third homer for the D'backs last night. They're getting just what they were looking for, as are the winners of the FAAB wars.

Alex Patton Alex
Aug 18

Appears to be headed to the D-Backs. Continues to leave the inter-league trades completely in the direction of AL to NL (finally after years of the reverse).

Kent Ostby Seadogs
Jul 27

Music to Escobar's agent's ears (Tyler Kepner in the Times today):

With teams carrying more and more relievers, and therefore having fewer position players on the bench, versatility is more important than ever. That could make the Minnesota Twins’ Eduardo Escobar an especially intriguing free agent this off-season.

Escobar was not considered among the headliners of this winter’s class, which will include Bryce Harper, Manny Machado, Josh Donaldson and possibly Clayton Kershaw. But if he continues his hot hitting, Escobar’s glove collection could help him score a big contract.

Escobar, 29, has started at third base, shortstop, second base and left field over the last four seasons, and he was hitting .300 with 12 home runs through Wednesday. He also led the majors with 32 doubles in the Twins’ first 70 games, putting him on a pace for 74 doubles, which would break the major league record of 67, set by Earl Webb of the 1931 Boston Red Sox.

Alex Patton Alex
Jun 24

The ghost of Earl Webb is awakened.

Keith Cromer Slyke
Jun 18

On our cutdown day this year, an owner cut him at $1.  I looked twice, and check to see if EE was injured.  Under our rules, you can still make deals until the deadline, and we had a few hours, so I called him.  He just wasn't a fan, and traded him to us cheap.  That's great, except that both Tanaka and Archer are injured . . . . and that's my front-line pitching.

Mike Dean TMU2009
Jun 18

Three two-baggers yesterday to raise his total to 30.

 “Second-division shortstop who bats ninth” now seems to be the Twins' third baseman.

Alex Patton Alex
Jun 18

Aaron Gleeman at BP today:

... Liriano had exhausted the Twins’ patience by mid-2012, so with his free agency around the corner they traded him to the White Sox for infielder Eduardo Escobar and left-hander Pedro Hernandez“minor leaguers” was probably a more accurate description than “prospects.” Or as Ryan explainedwhen asked about the perceived light return for Liriano: “We didn’t want to be left with nothing.”

Hernandez was close to nothing, as the generic soft-tossing lefty logged 66 innings in the majors with a 7.33 ERA. Escobar proved to be very much something, although not at first. Standout defense got him to the majors and seemingly everyone viewed him as a utility man long term. “He doesn’t really profile at third [base] offensively, but he can play there,” Ryan said of Escobar on the day of the trade. “He’s got tremendous energy … defensively you wouldn’t have any problem with any of the three [infield positions].”

Astros special assistant Kevin Goldstein, then writing about the trade for BP, saw Escobar’s best-case scenario as a “second-division shortstop who bats ninth” and called him “an outstanding defender with the ability to provide value with the glove at second base, third base, and shortstop.” Ryan, Goldstein, and everyone else was right about Escobar, at least initially. His defense drew rave reviews at every position, in the minors and the majors, but he just couldn’t hit...

Alex Patton Alex
May 16

Hit his 7th HR today. I have Escobar in my dynasty league, and have to think he will reach his 2017 earnings, and surpass them. I am not sure when 29 years old became old, yet the baseball metrics people tell me to shy away. I am sticking with Escobar with my eye test. He's a solid player.

Keith Cromer Slyke
May 8

I'll nudge him a dollar maybe. Which should be enough to get him and leaves him a tough freeze at ten, unless you have big inflation.

Alex Patton Alex
Mar 19