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5 Eduardo Escobar SS

Minnesota Twins

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
8%5%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
4336.27537521
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2014MIN13343352119637249311.315.406.275

Player Updates

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Santana, Escobar to compete to be Twins' starting shortstop
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

While Danny Santana is considered the front-runner to be the Twins' starting shortstop, first-year manager Paul Molitor said nothing has been decided yet. Santana will compete with Eduardo Escobar for the starting job this spring.

"It's probably been one of the more awkward things for me this winter in dealing with that situation," Molitor said, per MLB.com. "Obviously, I have to go in there open-minded about how it will play out. I can't say Santana will be the shortstop because things can change. Escobar deserves an opportunity to play and whether it's spotting around the organization or he has to go back to shortstop, I can't tell you it all will work out."

Escobar started a team-high 86 games at shortstop in 2014 for Minnesota. He made it clear he wants to play every day, but is willing to play where Molitor needs him.

"This season is important for me," Escobar said. "I'm coming in ready to play. I don't know if I'm going to be the starting shortstop or not, but I've been working hard to be ready for spring training. If Molitor wants me to play shortstop, or wherever, I'm ready for it."

Santana said he is excited he is moving back to shortstop after making a team-high 62 starts in center field last year. He's been fielding 200 grounders per day in the Dominican Republic to get ready for the season.

"I'm very happy about playing shortstop. I was waiting for that moment," Santana said. "Shortstop is my natural position. I just need to keep working and I can do the same thing as last year."

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Eduardo Escobar collects four hits, plates six in win over Tigers
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

Twins shortstop Eduardo Escobar collected four hits and drive in six in a convincing 12-3 win over Detroit on Saturday.

Escobar singled in two runs in the fifth, singled in another in the seventh and launched a three-run home run in the eighth inning. He finished 4 for 5 with two runs scored and six RBI. He is hitting .277 with six home runs and 37 RBI over 430 at-bats.

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Eduardo Escobar returns to lineup Tuesday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

Twins shortstop Eduardo Escobar is in the starting lineup and batting ninth in Tuesday's matchup with the Diamondbacks.

Escobar has been slowed by a jammed shoulder but was able to enter Monday's game as a pinch runner and eventually smack a single in his only at-bat. He has hit .275/.315/.404 with five home runs and 29 RBI in 411 at-bats.

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Eduardo Escobar out Saturday, plays catch
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

Twins infielder Eduardo Escobar is not in the starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Indians.

Escobar played catch before the game at a distance of about 100 feet, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. He hasn't played since Tuesday due to a jammed shoulder.

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Eduardo Escobar unable to return
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

Twins infieler Eduardo Escobar was not able to return to the team's starting lineup Friday.

Escobar is dealing with a jammed shoulder. He has been sidelined since September 16 due to the issue.

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CBSSports.com Player Ranking
Position Current Last Week Rating
Shortstops 16 81 35.95
Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs Detroit53223 .446 .736 .415
vs Price (Career)530 .800.600.600
vs LHP128434 .366 .531 .336
Last 7 Games
  OPP AB R H HR RBI BB SB
9/22ARI1010000
9/23ARI4110100
9/24ARI2100000
9/25@DET4000000
9/26@DET4110100
9/27@DET5241600
9/28@DET3000000
Two Week Schedule
APRIL
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
5
6
@Det
1:08 pm
Tickets
7
8
@Det
1:08 pm
Tickets
9
@Det
1:08 pm
Tickets
10
@CHW
11
@CHW
12
@CHW
13
KC
4:10 pm
Tickets
14
15
KC
8:10 pm
Tickets
16
KC
1:10 pm
Tickets
17
Cle
8:10 pm
Tickets
18
Cle
Fantasy Points by Week
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16

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14

7

5

15

21

8

5

3

19

5

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3

8

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Fantasy Points by Week.   ( Actual    AccuScore Projections)   Note: Points are rounded down.
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2011CHW9702000100 .286 .286 .286
2012CHW-MIN50131182809113130 .278 .260 .214
2013MIN661652339310113402 .282 .345 .236
2014MIN13343352119637249311 .315 .406 .275
Total 258736931889564615943 .300 .365 .255
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2011CHW2B20321011.000
2011CHWSS30404001.000
2012CHW-MIN2B1412632835081.000
2012CHW-MIN3B25153743213 .973
2012CHW-MINSS10637102615 .973
2012CHWOF10220001.000
2013MIN2B7525817041.000
2013MIN3B23142441823 .917
2013MINSS3821105316959 .952
2013MINOF1000000 ---
2014MIN2B9629121615 .966
2014MIN3B252354123937 .944
2014MINSS9886359130224549 .986
2014MINOF32752001.000
Total  2421907492484831894 .976
More Batting Stats
YearTeam2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2011CHW00200000
2012CHW-MIN413412100
2013MIN525712000
2014MIN35217624216
Total 44526948316
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2006 R-Bal/Whitesx46123212931017142576 .317 .276 .236
2007 R-Chicgo Wsx26424756725401822451914 .359 .344 .291
2008 A-Kannapolis60243376561022136543 .302 .300 .267
2008 R-Great Falls62461021142311 .464 .708 .417
2009AFX-Kannapolis128464641191073412991206 .300 .328 .256
2010AA-Birmingham Barons4920222538332293530 .294 .376 .262
2010AFA-Winston-Salem Dash8736857105188339237685 .327 .402 .285
2011AAA-Charlotte Knights1374895513023444927104138 .303 .354 .266
2012AAA-Rochester Red Wings351381930331982631 .259 .304 .217
2013AAA-Rochester Red Wings431662251162427173762 .380 .500 .307
Total 65524643596649434192481645078446 .300 .358 .269
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
5-10/185
Birthdate:
1/5/1989
Age:
26
Hometown:
Villa de Cura, Venezuela
Bats/Throws:
S/R
Team:
Minnesota Twins
College:

MLB Experience:
4
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