Yunel Escobar #11 - SS

Tampa Bay

  • Age: 31
  • DOB: 1982/11/02
  • POB: Havana, Cuba
  • Height: 6-2 Weight: 215lbs
  • Bats/Throws: R/R
  • MLB Seasons: 7
  • Drafted by Atlanta in 2005 (2nd round).
  • Current Status: Off season (on 40-man roster)
Year to date1374763312318073943601116.258.324.340.664

Scouting Report

AssetsA good athlete, he has an electric bat and decent power at the plate. Will take a walk and doesn't strike out too much. Has pretty good range and tools at shortstop.
FlawsLacks concentration on the field, which can at times lead to boneheaded mistakes on the bases and high error totals in the field. Also, has lacked maturity at times.
Career potentialDecent shortstop.

Transactions / Injuries / Suspensions

2014/09/28Missed the last 5 regular season games (sprained left knee).
2014/09/24Sprained left knee, remainder of the regular season.
2014/09/09Missed 1 game (illness).
2014/09/07Illness, day-to-day.
2014/07/11Missed 15 games (sore right shoulder).
2014/07/01Sore right shoulder, 15-day DL (retroactive to June 25th, 2014).
2014/06/25Sore right shoulder, day-to-day.
2014/06/01Missed 1 game (left quad).
2014/05/31Left quad, day-to-day.
2014/04/05Signed by the Tampa Bay Rays to a two-year contract extension.
2013/11/02Tampa Bay Rays exercised their contract option for next season.
2013/09/26Missed 1 game (bruised left ankle).
2013/09/25Bruised left ankle, day-to-day.
2013/07/22Missed 3 games (strained right hamstring).
2013/07/19Strained right hamstring, day-to-day.
2013/05/06Missed 1 game (bruised left hand).
2013/05/05Bruised left hand, day-to-day.
2013/04/30Missed 4 games (hamstring).
2013/04/25Hamstring, day-to-day.
2012/12/05Acquired from the Miami Marlins.
2012/11/19Acquired from the Toronto Blue Jays.
2012/09/21Missed 3 games (suspended by mlb).
2012/09/18Suspended by the MLB for 3 games.
2012/09/16Flu, day-to-day.
2012/08/25Missed 3 games (paternity leave list).
2012/08/22Paternity leave list, day-to-day.
2012/08/13Missed 1 game (left elbow injury).
2012/08/12Left elbow injury, day-to-day.
2012/07/28Missed 3 games (back injury).
2012/07/25Back injury, day-to-day.
2012/05/29Missed 1 game (groin).
2012/05/28Groin, day-to-day.
2011/09/29Missed the last 16 regular season games (elbow injury).
2011/09/20Elbow injury, 15-day DL (retroactive to September 11th, 2011).
2011/09/11Elbow injury, day-to-day.
2011/09/06Missed 2 games (wrist injury).
2011/09/04Wrist injury, day-to-day.
2011/07/06Missed 4 games (left hand injury).
2011/07/02Left hand injury, day-to-day.
2011/06/19Signed by the Toronto Blue Jays to a two-year contract extension.
2011/06/11Missed 3 games (left quad).
2011/06/08Left quad, day-to-day.
2011/04/09Missed 2 games (mild concussion).
2011/04/07Mild concussion, day-to-day.
2011/01/18Re-signed by the Toronto Blue Jays to a one-year contract.
2010/09/06Missed 7 games (back injury).
2010/08/29Back injury, day-to-day.
2010/08/11Missed 1 game (right knee injury).
2010/08/10Right knee injury, day-to-day.
2010/07/22Missed 2 games (right hand injury).
2010/07/20Right hand injury, day-to-day.
2010/07/14Acquired from the Atlanta Braves.
2010/05/15Missed 13 games (adductor muscle).
2010/05/04Adductor muscle, early September.
2010/04/30Adductor muscle, day-to-day.
2009/09/20Arm injury, day-to-day.
2009/09/08Missed 2 games (sprained ankle).
2009/09/06Sprained ankle, day-to-day.
2009/09/02Missed 1 game (arm injury).
2009/08/03Missed 1 game (bruised right wrist).
2009/08/02Bruised right wrist, day-to-day.
2009/07/12Missed 1 game (back injury).
2009/07/11Back injury, day-to-day.
2009/06/30Missed 3 games (hip injury).
2009/06/26Hip injury, day-to-day.
2009/06/23Missed 1 game (hip flexor).
2009/06/22Hip flexor, day-to-day.
2009/05/29Missed 6 games (hip flexor).
2009/05/23Hip flexor, day-to-day.
2009/04/20Missed 3 games (abdominal injury).
2009/04/17Abdominal injury, day-to-day.
2009/03/02Re-signed by the Atlanta Braves to a one-year contract.
2008/09/29Missed the last 5 regular season games (hamstring).
2008/09/23Hamstring, day-to-day.
2008/09/21Missed 1 game (hamstring).
2008/09/20Hamstring, day-to-day (retroactive to September 20th, 2008).
2008/07/22Missed 7 games (left shoulder injury).
2008/07/11Left shoulder injury, day-to-day.
2008/07/02Missed 5 games (left shoulder injury).
2008/06/25Left shoulder injury, day-to-day.
2008/06/23Missed 1 game (hip flexor).
2008/06/22Hip flexor, day-to-day.
2008/05/23Missed 2 games (right knee injury).
2008/05/21Right knee injury, day-to-day.
2008/04/29Missed 1 game (finger injury).
2008/04/27Finger injury, day-to-day.
2007/06/01Contract purchased from Richmond (AAA).
2007/03/30Assigned by the Atlanta Braves to their minor league camp.
2005/06/08Signed by the Atlanta Braves.


2012/12/05Miami Marlins traded Yunel Escobar to the Tampa Bay Rays for Derek Dietrich.
2012/11/19Toronto Blue Jays traded Yunel Escobar, Adeiny Hechavarria, Henderson Alvarez, Jeff Mathis, Jake Marisnick, Justin Nicolino and Anthony DeSclafani to the Miami Marlins for Jose Reyes, Josh Johnson, Mark Buehrle, John Buck, Emilio Bonifacio and cash.
2010/07/14Toronto Blue Jays traded Alex Gonzalez, Tyler Pastronicky and Tim Collins to the Atlanta Braves for Yunel Escobar and Jo-Jo Reyes.
2005/06/07Drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the 2nd round in 2005.

Career Stats

2014Tampa BayAL1374763312318073943601116.258.324.340.664
2013Tampa BayAL153508611302719565773448.256.332.366.698
2010Total Atl/TorMLB1354976012719043556576218.256.337.318.655


GP - games played
AB - at bats
R - runs
H - hits
TB - total bases
2B - doubles
3B - triples
HR - home runs
RBI - runs batted in
BB - walks or base on balls
SO - strikeouts
SB - stolen bases
CS - caught stealing
E - errors
AVG - average
OBP - on-base percentage
SLG - slugging perentage

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