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Eduardo Escobar | Shortstop | #5

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (27) / 1/5/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 185
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2006 / UDFA / CWS
Contract: view contract details
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Eduardo Escobar is absent from the Twins' lineup on Sunday.
He's sitting in favor of the red-hot Eduardo Nunez for the second straight day. Nunez is also hitting leadoff for the second day in a row. Apr 17 - 11:18 AM

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Eduardo Escobar went 2-for-4 at the plate in Monday's loss to the White Sox.

The Twins are really struggling on offense right now, but Escobar has been one of the few bright spots with a .370 average in the early going. It could earn him a move up in the batting order, although he's not a particularly attractive fantasy commodity even with the hot start.
Apr 11 - 8:03 PM

Eduardo Escobar doubled twice and drove in a run in Monday's loss to the Orioles.

Offense was hard to come by for the Twins at a rain-soaked Camden Yards, but Escobar did his part from the seven spot in the order. His RBI double in the seventh inning got the scoring going for Minnesota and they wound up tying the game that frame before eventually losing in the ninth.
Apr 4 - 8:56 PM

Eduardo Escobar had a two-run double in Friday’s loss to the Nationals.

Escobar thrived as the Twins’ starting shortstop during the second half last season and ended up with 12 home runs and 58 RBI over 127 games. The 27-year-old did most of his damage against lefties, so he still has limited appeal in standard mixed leagues despite being multi-position eligible.
Apr 1 - 10:07 PM

Eduardo Escobar said his forearm is "fine."

Escobar left Tuesday's game against the Cardinals after getting hit by a line drive, but it didn't leave him any worse for the wear. He's hoping to be back in the lineup Thursday against Boston.
Mar 9 - 8:47 AM

Eduardo Escobar left Tuesday's Grapefruit League tilt against the Cardinals after being hit in the right forearm by a line drive.

Escobar was taking a lead off third when Reynaldo Rodriguez stung a liner off his wrist. The Twins are saying that they expect the shortstop to be fine, so consider him day-to-day.
Mar 8 - 3:56 PM

Twins and INF Eduardo Escobar avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $2.15 million contract.

The 27-year-old slashed .262/.309/.445 with 12 homers and 58 RBI in 127 games for the Twins in 2015. Escobar is expected to enter spring training as the team's starting shortstop, though his fantasy appeal is limited.
Jan 15 - 9:54 PM

Eduardo Escobar is absent from the Twins' lineup for the first game of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Indians.

He'll be back out there for the nightcap. Eduardo Nunez is at shortstop Wednesday afternoon.
Wed, Sep 30, 2015 01:31:00 PM

Eduardo Escobar went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run, a triple and three total RBI in Saturday's win over the Tigers.

Escobar gave the Twins a 4-2 lead on an RBI fielder's choice in the seventh inning, then extended said lead when he cracked a two-run homer in the ninth inning. For the season, he's the owner of a .268/.309/.459 triple-slash with 12 homers and 57 RBI across 388 at-bats.
Sat, Sep 26, 2015 11:05:00 PM

Eduardo Escobar had an RBI single and a solo home run in four at-bats, helping the Twins beat the Tigers on Monday.

Escobar made it a 6-0 game with an RBI single in the second inning. He then added a solo home run in the fourth to make it 7-0. The shortstop is holding his own in an everyday role, batting .269/.310/.457 with 11 home runs and 50 RBI.
Mon, Sep 14, 2015 11:36:00 PM

Eduardo Escobar slugged a solo homer Friday against the White Sox.

The Twins weren't planning for Escobar to be their regular shortstop at the start of the season, but he continues to be a useful player. The 26-year-old is batting .263 with 10 home runs and a .754 OPS through 107 games this season. With his multi-position eligibility, there's sneaky value here for fantasy owners.
Sat, Sep 12, 2015 12:22:00 AM

Eduardo Escobar went 3-for-3 with a walk, a double, and three RBI as the Twins took down the Royals on Monday.

Escobar brought in a run with a single in the sixth inning to break a 1-1 tie, then plated two with another single in the seventh to push the Twins' lead to 6-1. He's had a good year at the plate, settling into a regular role as the club's shortstop. Escobar is hitting .270/.314/.451 with nine home runs, 47 RBI, and 41 runs scored.
Mon, Sep 7, 2015 11:21:00 PM

Eduardo Escobar went 3-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored in a win over the White Sox on Tuesday.

Escobar had a pair of doubles in the game, but it was his RBI single in the second inning that got the Twins on the board against Chris Sale. He would come around to score later in the four-run frame. After a career campaign in 2014, Escobar is once again having a solid season at the dish, batting .261/.306/.441 with eight homers, 42 RBI and 37 runs scored in the Twin Cities.
Tue, Sep 1, 2015 11:42:00 PM

Eduardo Escobar hit a pair of solo homers to lead the Twins to a 5-3 win over the Rays on Wednesday.

That's three homers and three doubles in five games for Escobar, who has pushed his OPS over .700. He's going to finish out the season as the Twins' starting shortstop after spending much of the first half as a utilityman. Still, he doesn't really have a lot to offer mixed leaguers.
Wed, Aug 26, 2015 11:08:00 PM

Eduardo Escobar went 3-for-5 with a homer and a double as the Twins' No. 9 hitter on Thursday.

It's bizarre how little shortstop Escobar was playing there for a spell, particularly after the Twins initially sent down Danny Santana, but he's getting his chance to claim the job now. He's not a great hitter or a great defender, but he'd seem to offer the best mix of offense and defense in the organization.
Fri, Aug 21, 2015 12:33:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Kurt Suzuki
2John Ryan Murphy
1B1Joe Mauer
2B1Brian Dozier
SS1Eduardo Escobar
2Eduardo Nunez
3B1Trevor Plouffe
LF1Eddie Rosario
CF1Danny Santana
RF1Miguel Sano
DH1Byung-ho Park
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Phil Hughes
2Ervin Santana
3Kyle Gibson
4Ricky Nolasco
5Jose Berrios
6Tyler Duffey
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Glen Perkins
2Kevin Jepsen
3Trevor May
4Casey Fien
5Michael Tonkin
6Ryan Pressly
7Fernando Abad
8Ryan O'Rourke
9Tommy Milone
10J.R. Graham