Eduardo Escobar Stats
- Height / Weight
- 5' 10" / 193 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 1/5/1989 (35)
Eduardo Escobar Season Stats
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Eduardo Escobar News
Updating a previous report, free-agent veteran third baseman Eduardo Escobar has agreed to an undisclosed deal with the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday night, pending a physical. Escobar will give the Blue Jays even more infield depth at the hot corner for the 2024 season after hitting a combined .226/.269/.344 with six home runs, 31 RBI and 32 runs scored in 99 games with the New York Mets and Los Angeles Angels a year ago. The 35-year-old Venezuelan switch-hitter has 13 years of major-league experience but didn't look like he had much left to offer in 2023. In Toronto, he'll be competing for playing time at third base with Isiah Kiner-Falefa, Cavan Biggio and Santiago Espinal. More often than not, Escobar will most likely come off the bench in his new digs.
Free-agent infielder Eduardo Escobar is moving toward a deal with the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday night, according to sources familiar with the situation. Escobar became a free agent after the 2023 season when the Los Angeles Angels declined his $9 million team option for 2024. The 35-year-old veteran hit just .226/.269/.344 with six home runs, 31 RBI and 32 runs scored in 99 total games with the Angels and New York Mets. In Toronto, he'll now join Cavan Biggio, Santiago Espinal and Isiah Kiner-Falefa in a competition for playing time at the hot corner this year. Kiner-Falefa seems like the favorite to see the most reps at third, with Escobar serving as a veteran bench bat. The move to a hitter-friendly park in Toronto in a strong lineup is a good one for Escobar, but consistent playing time will likely be hard to come by.
The Los Angeles Angels recalled outfielder Jo Adell from Triple-A Salt Lake on Monday and placed infielder Eduardo Escobar on the restricted list in a corresponding move. Adell, a former top prospect for the Angels, has played in just one game for the team this year and has struggled in 561 career plate appearances at the big-league level with a .215/.261/.362 slash line, 16 home runs, 61 RBI and six stolen bases. It remains to be seen how long he'll stick around, but he was hitting a solid .277 (70-for-253) with 21 home runs, 14 doubles, 53 RBI, seven stolen bases and 52 runs scored in 66 games for Salt Lake before his latest call-up. Escobar, who was acquired in a trade with the Mets last week, will miss some time while he takes his citizenship test.
New York Mets infielder Eduardo Escobar spent time with the Arizona Diamondbacks and Milwaukee Brewers last season, slashing .253/.314/.472 with 28 home runs, 90 RBI, 77 runs scored, and a stolen base over 146 games. He signed a two-year, $20 million contract with the Mets during the offseason. The 33-year-old has multiple eligibility and will qualify at first (18 games), second (42 games), and third base (99 games) in most leagues in 2022. Escobar's home run pop is still there, evidenced by his .455 xSLG, which was 66th in MLB percentile rankings per Baseball Savant. The veteran will be with his third team since the 2021 season and is expected to hit out of six spot in a revamped Mets lineup, which includes new additions Mark Canha and Starling Marte. Cutter/ATC projects Escobar to .243 with 20-plus homers and 70 RBI in 2022. According to Rotoballer's Expected Draft Values, Escobar is roughly fair value at his current 191 ADP. Fantasy managers can expect Escobar to be an instrumental player at the hot corner and keystone as long as his skills don't deteriorate heading into his age-33 season.