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Eduardo Escobar | Shortstop

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (25) / 1/5/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 173
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
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Eduardo Escobar belted a solo homer off Drew Smyly in the third inning on Friday, leading the Twins to a 2-0 victory over the Tigers in Detroit.
He has done a terrific job at the plate in his limited time with the Twins, hitting .309/.351/.469 with two homers and 14 RBI in 53 games. He's worth using as a middle infield option in AL-only formats for as long as he's receiving regular playing time. Jun 13 - 10:39 PM

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Eduardo Escobar came off the bench and hit a home run in the top of the 10th Monday to lead the Twins to a 1-0 win over the Indians.

Even though Escobar was kind of named the Twins' starting shortstop on Friday, he was out of the lineup for the second time in three games tonight. One would think tonight's homer has earned him at least the next couple of starts, but one never can tell with Ron Gardenhire. He's certainly the better AL-only fantasy option than Pedro Florimon Jr. anyway.
May 5 - 11:04 PM

Twins assistant general manager Rob Antony said Friday that Eduardo Escobar will serve as the team's primary shortstop for the time being.

Danny Santana is being recalled from Triple-A on Saturday and will serve as his backup. The 25-year-old is off to a strong start this season, slashing .324/.351/.412 with five RBI in his first 34 at-bats. His lack of power and speed though make him virtually useless in fantasy leagues.
May 2 - 8:38 PM

Eduardo Escobar went 4-for-4 with a double and two RBI as the Twins' shortstop on Wednesday.

Escobar could get a look as the Twins' primary shortstop after this once. Pedro Florimon is a superior defender, but he's not hitting at all. Escobar, on the other hand, is at .345 in 29 at-bats. He doesn't really have much fantasy upside because of his limited power and complete absence of stolen base ability, but he might have a little value in AL-only leagues.
May 1 - 12:04 AM

Twins recalled INF Eduardo Escobar from Triple-A Rochester.

The 24-year-old infielder has appeared in 55 games for the Twins this season, hitting .214/.268/.328 with three homers, nine RBI and a 10/23 BB/K ratio. He’ll provide depth and defensive versatility for the Twins down the stretch.
Sun, Sep 8, 2013 05:07:00 PM

Twins optioned INF Eduardo Escobar to Triple-A Rochester.

Escobar has batted just .214/.268/.328 in a utility role this season. The Twins also optioned Oswaldo Arcia and Chris Parmelee prior to the All-Star break.
Sun, Jul 14, 2013 05:30:00 PM

Eduardo Escobar won it for the Twins Wednesday with a two-run double in the bottom of the ninth off Tigers reliever Phil Coke.

It should have been a sac fly, but a misplay in the Tigers outfield allowed the ball to bounce, and Brian Dozier came all the way around from first base. It was Escobar's first at-bat of the game, as he entered on a double-switch earlier in the contest.
Wed, Apr 3, 2013 07:28:00 PM

Eduardo Escobar went 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles Monday versus the Cardinals.

The Twins' decision to demote Drew Butera today appears to have locked up a bench spot for Escobar. Now only can he serve as a backup throughout the infield, but he can also serve as the emergency catcher behind Joe Mauer and Ryan Doumit. Still, he shouldn't have any fantasy value at all.
Mon, Mar 25, 2013 05:12:00 PM

Eduardo Escobar (elbow) went 1-for-3 with a run scored Tuesday in his return to the lineup.

Escobar hadn't played since he was hit in the left elbow by a pitch last Friday. The 23-year-old infielder is batting .250 (10-for-40) with six RBI in 13 games since joining the Twins.
Wed, Oct 3, 2012 08:35:00 AM

Eduardo Escobar (elbow) could be shut down for the season.

Escobar left Friday's game against the Tigers after he was hit by a pitch, and his return is "up in the air." X-rays came back negative, but with just four games remaining the Twins don't have anything to gain by rushing him back.
Sun, Sep 30, 2012 10:17:00 AM

X-rays on Eduardo Escobar's left elbow came back negative.

Escobar left Friday's game against the Tigers after he was hit in the elbow by a pitch in the seventh inning. He'll go for more tests on Saturday, but consider him day-to-day for now.
Fri, Sep 28, 2012 10:26:00 PM

Twins recalled INF Eduardo Escobar from Triple-A Rochester.

Escobar, who was acquired in July as part of the Francisco Liriano deal, batted just .207/.281/.276 with zero homers, three RBI, two stolen bases and a .557 OPS in 36 games with the White Sox earlier this year. He is unlikely to carry any fantasy value.
Tue, Sep 4, 2012 03:46:00 PM

Twins acquired INF Eduardo Escobar and LHP Pedro Hernandez from the White Sox for LHP Francisco Liriano.

Escobar is batting just .207/.281/.276 in 36 major league games this season and produced a weak .666 OPS across 579 games in the minors. He's only 23 years old but the infielder seems doubtful to ever become a reliable everyday player in the bigs.
Sat, Jul 28, 2012 11:34:00 PM

Eduardo Escobar singled home the lone run in Sunday's 1-0, 10-inning win over the Brewers.

The RBI was just Escobar's second in 59 at-bats this season. On the White Sox 25-man roster since Opening Day, Escobar is hitting an ugly .203/.309/.254.
Sun, Jun 24, 2012 05:58:00 PM

Eduardo Escobar has likely earned a spot on the White Sox' Opening Day roster.

Escobar has an impressive .471/.471/.618 slash line in 17 games this spring in the Cactus League. The 23-year-old will presumably function as a utility infielder.
Tue, Mar 27, 2012 12:03:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Kurt Suzuki
2Eric Fryer
1B1Joe Mauer
2B1Brian Dozier
SS1Eduardo Escobar
3B1Trevor Plouffe
2Eduardo Nunez
LF1Jordan Schafer
CF1Danny Santana
RF1Oswaldo Arcia
2Chris Parmelee
DH1Kennys Vargas
Starting Pitcher
S1Ricky Nolasco
2Phil Hughes
3Kyle Gibson
4Tommy Milone
5Trevor May
6Mike Pelfrey
Relief Pitcher
R1Glen Perkins
2Jared Burton
3Casey Fien
4Brian Duensing
5Anthony Swarzak
6Caleb Thielbar
7Ryan Pressly
8Samuel Deduno