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Yunel Escobar
Birthdate: 11/2/1982 (34 y, 4 m, 23 d)     Bats/Throws: R/R     Height/Weight: 6-2/200     Position: SS
Drafted: 2005 June Amateur Draft - Round: 2, Pick: 27, Overall: 75, Team: Atlanta Braves
Contract: $13M / 2 Years (2015 - 2016) + 1 Option Years
RotoWire News: Escobar (abdomen) will start at third base and bat leadoff in Wednesday's split-squad game against the Rangers. (3/22/2017)
Profiles:  2010  2011  2012  2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
Profile: You want consistency? Escobar has now posted a strikeout rate between 10.1% and 12.6% for the 10th straight season, which covers his entire MLB career! That's pretty amazing. Unfortunately, his BABIP has jumped all over the place, so he hasn't always been a batting average asset. And batting average is what you require here, since Escobar fails to contribute positive value anywhere else. While his batted ball profile certainly doesn't support a BABIP in the .340 range, it does suggest marks above .300, thanks to lots of ground balls and few pop-ups. A perfect example of the type of player who "won't kill you", but he won't exactly help you much either. Expect a rebound off a career low fly ball rate, which could add a couple homers to his 2017 line. (Mike Podhorzer)

The Quick Opinion: A nearly perfect example of a one-category contributor, there isn't much to get excited about here. But Escobar does hit atop the lineup and could be at least neutral in the runs scored category, so he makes for an acceptable, albeit underwhelming, corner option in AL-Only leagues. 

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