Eduardo Escobar

#5 3B / Arizona Diamondbacks / EXP: 4YRS Height: 5-10 Weight: 185 lb Age: 32 College: None Bats/Throws -/-

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      Diamondbacks' Eduardo Escobar: Sheds weight over winter

      Eduardo Escobar said Wednesday that he reported to spring training at 193 pounds, down from 214 pounds a season ago, Zach Buchanan of The Athletic reports.After Arizona brought in Asdrubal Cabrera in free agency over the winter, Escobar is expected to see more time at second base during the upcoming season. The increased work at the keystone likely factored into Escobar's decision to cut weight, but the 32-year-old's brutal showing at the plate in 2020 may have also played a factor in him changing his diet. After turning in a 113 wRC+ between the 2018 and 2019 seasons, Escobar slumped to a .212/.270/.335 slash line (56 wRC+) over his 222 plate appearances in 2020. Escobar's underlying numbers painted a slightly rosier picture (.263 xBA, .395 xSLG) of his performance, but fantasy players shouldn't be counting on a major bounceback from a slimmed-down Escobar in 2021, especially in the power department.

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      Diamondbacks' Eduardo Escobar: Retreats to bench

      Eduardo Escobar isn't starting the second game of Friday's doubleheader against the Rockies.Escobar drove in a run during the Arizona Diamondbacks' 4-0 win in the first game of the twin bill, but he'll play a bench role for Game 2. Wyatt Mathisen will start at third base.

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      Diamondbacks' Eduardo Escobar: On bench Friday

      Eduardo Escobar is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Astros.Escobar has been quite disappointing at the plate this season, hitting .194/.263/.320. He's gone hitless in his last three games. Josh VanMeter will be the third baseman Friday.

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      Diamondbacks' Eduardo Escobar: Receives breather in series finale

      Eduardo Escobar is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Mariners.Escobar will receive a veteran's day off after starting in each of the previous five games and going a collective 5-for-21 with three doubles and an RBI. Josh VanMeter will spell Escobar at third base and bat second for the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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      Diamondbacks' Eduardo Escobar: Heads to bench Monday

      Eduardo Escobar is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Giants.Wyatt Mathisen will pick up his first big-league start at third base in place of Escobar, who went 4-for-13 with a double, an RBI and a run in the first three games of the season. Though he's seen his OPS drop more than 200 points from his 2019 mark (.831), Escobar is still expected to handle an everyday role as the 15-26 Arizona Diamondbacks play out the string on a losing season. He may be subject to one or two off days per week, however, as the Diamondbacks look to give opportunities to some of their younger infielders.

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      Diamondbacks' Eduardo Escobar: Sitting Thursday amid slump

      Eduardo Escobar is not in Thursday's lineup against the Dodgers.He is hitting .171 with one home run in 35 at-bats over his last 10 games. Andy Young will start at third base and bat seventh against lefty Clayton Kershaw.

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      Diamondbacks' Eduardo Escobar: Pops fourth homer

      Eduardo Escobar went 2-for-3 with a solo home run in Sunday's 4-1 loss to the Giants.Escobar took Giants starter Johnny Cueto deep in the seventh inning for the Arizona Diamondbacks' only run in the game. The 31-year-old Escobar is slashing .200/.292/.350 with four homers, 16 RBI, 16 runs scored and a stolen base through 34 games this season. He showed some signs of life at the plate against the Giants, going 3-for-9 with a homer, a triple and a pair of walks in the three-game series.

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      Diamondbacks' Eduardo Escobar: Slugs second triple

      Eduardo Escobar went 1-for-3 with a walk and a triple in Saturday's 5-2 loss to the Giants.Escobar, who led the Arizona Diamondbacks with 10 triples in 2019, hit his second of 2020. More than other struggling Arizona hitters, Escobar's production dip in 2020 is the most noticeable. His career-best .831 OPS of 2019 sits at .600 following Saturday's contest. Nothing glaring stands out as an obvious root cause, though he's hitting fewer fly balls and more grounders. This may also be a case of an unlucky hitter -- Escobar's BABIP is at .209.

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      Diamondbacks' Eduardo Escobar: Supplies lone run

      Eduardo Escobar went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Thursday's 5-1 loss to Oakland.Escobar supplied all the offense the Arizona Diamondbacks could muster against left-hander Sean Manaea, and Arizona is now 0-6 against southpaws. This was the second multi-hit game in the last five for Escobar, who is 6-for-18 with two home runs, a double, six RBI and four runs scored during that stretch. It's a positive sign for the hitter, whose average stood at .167 over the first third of the season.

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      Diamondbacks' Eduardo Escobar: Moves to second base

      Eduardo Escobar started at second base in place of the resting Ketel Marte in Tuesday's 10-1 win over Oakland. He went 0-for-2 with a walk and an RBI.This was the first start at second base for Escobar, who played the same position 32 times in 2019. His eligibility for middle infield may end here in 2020, as second base is Marte's permanent home.