Edwin Escobar Boston Red Sox  |  Pitcher

     
 

Age: 23
Born: April 22, 1992
La Sabana, Venezuela
Height: 6-1
Weight: 185
Bats: Left
Throws: Left
Drafted: Not drafted
How Acquired: Acquired from San Francisco with Heath Hembree for Jake Peavy (July 2014)
ETA: 2016

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Physical Description: Medium build, strong frame. Physically mature.

Mechanics: Hands set at the chest. Drops head as he starts his delivery. Drops hands down to belt. Raises leg medium height. Drop and drive towards home. Short arm action in back. Loose, easy arm action. Stays on-line towards home.

Fastball: 89-94 mph. Adds and subtracts velocity. Sink when down. Solid-average-to-plus potential. Average command.

Changeup: 82-85 mph. Throws with solid arm speed and is not afraid to double up on the offering or throw it in any count. Solid-average and will flash plus.

Curveball: 75-78 mph. Slurvy break, Gives left-handed hitters trouble. He will throw the pitch to both right- and left-handed hitters, will double up on the offering. Ability to command and control for strikes. Solid-average.

Career Notes: Originally singed with the Rangers in July 2008, but was traded to San Francisco in 2010 for Rule 5 pick Ben Snyder. Stock dropped in mid-2014 with reports that his arm speed was unimpressive.

Summation: Middle to back-end starter potential. Three-pitch mix from the left side with average command and control of all pitches and ability to pitch to both sides of the plate. He has a floor of a solid left-handed bullpen arm, with a chance to stick as a starter if he continues to develop his secondary pitches and fastball command. Given his relative youth for his progression through the minors, he should continue to develop as a starter, but could fill a need out of the major league bullpen right now.

 
   
    Career Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age w l % era g gs sv ip h r er hr bb so whip k/bb k/9
  2009 AZL Rangers Ariz Rk Tex 17 2 5 0.286 5.00 13 12 0 45.0 53 34 25 1 16 48 1.53 3.00 9.60
  2010 Salem-Kaizer Nwst A- SF 18 2 4 0.333 4.86 14 14 0 63.0 64 40 34 6 40 69 1.65 1.72 9.86
  2011 AZL Giants Ariz Rk SF 19 2 4 0.333 5.09 15 12 0 46.0 51 30 26 2 17 42 1.48 2.47 8.22
  2011 Augusta SAL A SF 19 1 3 0.250 18.00 4 2 0 6.0 15 15 12 0 5 5 3.33 1.00 7.50
  2012 Augusta SAL A SF 20 7 8 0.467 2.96 22 22 0 130.7 121 57 43 7 32 122 1.17 3.81 8.40
  2013 San Jose Calif A+ SF 21 3 4 0.429 2.89 16 14 0 74.7 68 33 24 3 17 92 1.14 5.41 11.09
  2013 Richmond East AA SF 21 5 4 0.556 2.67 10 10 0 54.0 44 18 16 2 13 54 1.06 4.15 9.00
  2014 Fresno PCL AAA SF 22 3 8 0.273 5.11 20 20 0 111.0 128 69 63 16 37 96 1.49 2.59 7.78
  2014 Pawtucket IL AAA Bos 22 0 2 0.000 4.28 5 5 0 27.3 33 15 13 3 8 20 1.50 2.50 6.59
  2014 Boston AL MLB Bos 22 0 0 --- 4.50 2 0 0 2.0 1 1 1 0 0 2 0.50 2.00 9.00
  2014 Lara LVBP Wint Bos 22 0 2 0.000 4.05 20 0 0 20.0 19 9 9 4 9 16 1.40 1.78 7.20
  2015 Boston AL MLB Bos 23     stats                            
   
  Additional Player Info  
  Pronunciation: ---
First Pro Contract:
July 2, 2008 (Texas)
Signing Bonus
: $350,000
MiLB Debut: June 21, 2009 (AZL Rangers)
MLFA Eligible: N/A
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: N/A
Added to 40-man: November 20, 2012 (San Francisco)
MLB Debut:
August 27, 2014 (BOS)
MLB Service Time (through 2014):
16 days
Options Remaining
: 1 (2013, 2014)
Contract (2015): $508,500
Trade Restrictions
: none
     
  Awards
2013 California League Mid-Season All-Star
2014 Futures Game All-Star
SoxProspects.com Awards
2015 SoxProspects.com Pre-Season All-Star

 

  

 
 

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