Eduardo Escobar Stats
- Height / Weight
- 5' 10" / 193 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 1/5/1989 (34)
Eduardo Escobar Season Stats
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Eduardo Escobar News
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 middle infielder Ronny Mauricio is not in line for a promotion at this time even in wake of Friday's Eduardo Escobar trade. The Mets have no plans to elevate the 22-year-old unless a roster spot clears for him to play on a daily basis. This doesn't come as a huge surprise, considering Escobar saw very scant playing time for New York anyway this year. Mauricio is currently blocked at shortstop by Francisco Lindor and at second base by Jeff McNeil. However, Mauricio is handling some left field action at Triple-A Syracuse of late as the club tries to find ways to integrate his bat into their lineup. Fantasy managers will have to continue patiently waiting on the No. 6 Mets prospect's big-league debut in Queens, which should still arrive at some point later in 2023.
The Los Angeles Angels acquired infielder Eduardo Escobar and cash considerations from the New York Mets on Friday in exchange for minor-league right-handers Landon Marceaux and Coleman Crow. Escobar will help the Angels get by the rest of the season after it was announced this week that Gio Urshela will miss the rest of the year with a fractured pelvis. Perhaps a change of scenery will help Escobar, but fantasy managers shouldn't be expecting much. The 34-year-old Venezuelan switch-hitter slashed .236/.286/.409 with four home runs, three doubles, two triples, 16 RBI and 15 runs scored in 120 plate appearances and 40 games for the Mets this year. Escobar might not play every day, but he should be in LA's lineup often against right-handed pitching going forward.
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.