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Yunel Escobar
.304 5 39
Team: LA AngelsHt / Wt: 6-2 / 215 NFBC ADP: 455.42
Position: 3BBorn: 11/2/1982 Birthplace: Havana, Cuba
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: 2nd Round by Braves (2005)

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Nov. 7 6:57 PM PT7:57 PM MT8:57 PM CT9:57 PM ET21:57 ET2:57 GMT10:57 7:57 PM MST9:57 PM EST10:27 PM VEN6:57 UAE (+1)8:57 PM CT-The Angels have picked up their $7 million contract option for next season on Escobar.
Analysis: Escobar batted .304 with five homers and 39 RBIs over 132 games in his first season with the Angels, his fifth big league club.
Sep. 22 9:14 AM PT10:14 AM MT11:14 AM CT12:14 PM ET12:14 ET16:14 GMT0:14 9:14 AM MST11:14 AM EST11:44 AM VEN20:14 UAE11:14 AM CT-Escobar had two hits and scored twice in a 5-4 win over the AL-leading Rangers on Wednesday night.
Analysis: Escobar is now 5 for 9 in the last two games after going 2 for 27 in his previous seven. On Thursday, the Angels begin a series at Houston, and Escobar is 3 for 9 lifetime against scheduled starter Mike Fiers.
Sep. 21 9:49 AM PT10:49 AM MT11:49 AM CT12:49 PM ET12:49 ET16:49 GMT0:49 9:49 AM MST11:49 AM EST12:19 PM VEN20:49 UAE11:49 AM CT-Escobar had a pair of doubles among his three hits in Tuesday's loss to Texas.
Analysis: Escobar, who was 2 for 27 in his previous seven games, is 4 for 9 with a homer and double since the start of last season against Derek Holland, Texas' scheduled starter for Wednesday.
Aug. 20 9:51 AM PT10:51 AM MT11:51 AM CT12:51 PM ET12:51 ET16:51 GMT0:51 9:51 AM MST11:51 AM EST12:21 PM VEN20:51 UAE11:51 AM CT-Escobar (concussion) was activated off the 7-day disabled list Friday.
Analysis: Escobar, who last played Aug. 19, is batting .320 with three homers and 34 RBIs in 110 games this season.
Aug. 19 7:23 AM PT8:23 AM MT9:23 AM CT10:23 AM ET10:23 ET14:23 GMT22:23 7:23 AM MST9:23 AM EST9:53 AM VEN18:23 UAE9:23 AM CT-Escobar followed his fifth career five-hit game by going 3 for 4 with a double and two runs scored Thursday.
Analysis: Before this 8-for-9-stretch, Escobar went 2 for 21 in his previous six games.
Aug. 18 10:51 AM PT11:51 AM MT12:51 PM CT1:51 PM ET13:51 ET17:51 GMT1:51 10:51 AM MST12:51 PM EST1:21 PM VEN21:51 UAE12:51 PM CT-Escobar went 5 for 5 for his fifth career five-hit game in Wednesday's loss to Seattle.
Analysis: Since 2000, only Ichiro and Johnny Damon have more with seven each. Escobar, who was only 2 for 21 in his previous six games, is 6 for 14 lifetime against Hisashi Iwakuma, Thursday's scheduled starter.
Aug. 8 8:51 AM PT9:51 AM MT10:51 AM CT11:51 AM ET11:51 ET15:51 GMT23:51 8:51 AM MST10:51 AM EST11:21 AM VEN19:51 UAE10:51 AM CT-Escobar, who injured his left knee on the final play Saturday, was scratched Sunday from the leadoff spot after the knee bothered him during pregame warm-ups.
Analysis: He had hit in five straight games before going 0 for 4 with a walk and a run scored Saturday.
Aug. 5 10:42 AM PT11:42 AM MT12:42 PM CT1:42 PM ET13:42 ET17:42 GMT1:42 10:42 AM MST12:42 PM EST1:12 PM VEN21:42 UAE12:42 PM CT-Escobar had two hits and scored a run in Thursday's loss to the A's.
Analysis: Escobar is 7 for 17 with three runs scored in the last four games. The Angels begin a series Friday with the Mariners, and Escobar is 3 for 21 with nine strikeouts lifetime against scheduled starter Felix Hernandez.
Aug. 1 9:06 AM PT10:06 AM MT11:06 AM CT12:06 PM ET12:06 ET16:06 GMT0:06 9:06 AM MST11:06 AM EST11:36 AM VEN20:06 UAE11:06 AM CT-Escobar had three hits and scored a run in Sunday's 5-3 loss to the Red Sox.
Analysis: The Angels open a series Tuesday against Oakland, and Escobar is batting .345 with five doubles in seven games against the A's this season.
July 29 8:38 AM PT9:38 AM MT10:38 AM CT11:38 AM ET11:38 ET15:38 GMT23:38 8:38 AM MST10:38 AM EST11:08 AM VEN19:38 UAE10:38 AM CT-Escobar extended his hitting streak to eight games Thursday.
Analysis: He's hitting .424 with four RBIs and six runs scored over that stretch.
July 27 7:57 AM PT8:57 AM MT9:57 AM CT10:57 AM ET10:57 ET14:57 GMT22:57 7:57 AM MST9:57 AM EST10:27 AM VEN18:57 UAE9:57 AM CT-Escobar went 5 for 5 on Tuesday.
Analysis: He's 12 for 25 with three RBIs and five runs scored during a six-game hitting streak.
July 19 8:37 AM PT9:37 AM MT10:37 AM CT11:37 AM ET11:37 ET15:37 GMT23:37 8:37 AM MST10:37 AM EST11:07 AM VEN19:37 UAE10:37 AM CT-Escobar was hitless in four at-bats in the Angels' 9-5 win over the Rangers on Monday.
Analysis: Escobar, who was 5 for 11 in his first three games out of the All-Star break, is 4 for 14 lifetime against Kyle Lohse, Texas' scheduled starter for Tuesday.
July 7 4:14 PM PT5:14 PM MT6:14 PM CT7:14 PM ET19:14 ET23:14 GMT7:14 4:14 PM MST6:14 PM EST6:44 PM VEN3:14 UAE (+1)6:14 PM CT-Escobar went 3 for 5 and drove in a run Thursday to extend his hitting streak to 12 games.
Analysis: Escobar is batting .418 during that 12-game stretch and is 13 for 25 with six RBIs over his last five.
July 6 10:00 AM PT11:00 AM MT12:00 PM CT1:00 PM ET13:00 ET17:00 GMT1:00 10:00 AM MST12:00 PM EST12:30 PM VEN21:00 UAE12:00 PM CT-Escobar went 3 for 6 with two RBIs in Tuesday's rout o fthe Rays.
Analysis: Escobar is batting .400 during a 10-game hitting streak, including 9 for 19 in four games after missing seven with a knee injury.
July 4 4:06 PM PT5:06 PM MT6:06 PM CT7:06 PM ET19:06 ET23:06 GMT7:06 4:06 PM MST6:06 PM EST6:36 PM VEN3:06 UAE (+1)6:06 PM CT-Escobar pushed his hitting streak to nine games Monday.
Analysis: Escobar is batting .385 during the hit streak and .338 in his last 33 games.
July 3 4:36 PM PT5:36 PM MT6:36 PM CT7:36 PM ET19:36 ET23:36 GMT7:36 4:36 PM MST6:36 PM EST7:06 PM VEN3:36 UAE (+1)6:36 PM CT-Escobar matched a season high with four hits and drove in two in the Angels' 10-5 loss at Fenway Park on Sunday.
Analysis: Escobar is 14 for 35 (.400) during an eight-game hitting streak and is batting .318, his best mark since mid-April.
July 3 9:28 PM PT10:28 PM MT11:28 PM CT12:28 AM ET0:28 ET4:28 GMT12:28 9:28 PM MST11:28 PM EST11:58 PM VEN8:28 UAE11:28 PM CT-Escobar returned to the lineup Saturday after missing seven straight with a tender left knee
Analysis: Escobar batted leadoff and went 1 for 4 before being lifted for a pinch runner.
June 26 6:32 PM PT7:32 PM MT8:32 PM CT9:32 PM ET21:32 ET1:32 GMT9:32 6:32 PM MST8:32 PM EST9:02 PM VEN5:32 UAE (+1)8:32 PM CT-Escobar has a bone bruise on his left knee.
Analysis: Angels manager Mike Scioscia said the injury doesn't appear as though he's headed for a stint on the disabled list. He's being held out until it heals.
June 23 6:58 AM PT7:58 AM MT8:58 AM CT9:58 AM ET9:58 ET13:58 GMT21:58 6:58 AM MST8:58 AM EST9:28 AM VEN17:58 UAE8:58 AM CT-Escobar went 2 for 5 with an RBI on Wednesday.
Analysis: Escobar is batting .364 while hitting safely in his last five games.
June 11 12:18 PM PT1:18 PM MT2:18 PM CT3:18 PM ET15:18 ET19:18 GMT3:18 12:18 PM MST2:18 PM EST2:48 PM VEN23:18 UAE2:18 PM CT-Escobar delivered a third straight multihit performance Friday and scored two runs.
Analysis: Escobar is batting .361 in eight games this month.
June 5 9:13 AM PT10:13 AM MT11:13 AM CT12:13 PM ET12:13 ET16:13 GMT0:13 9:13 AM MST11:13 AM EST11:43 AM VEN20:13 UAE11:13 AM CT-Escobar went 3 for 5 with a pair of doubles and two RBIs in Saturday's loss at Pittsburgh.
Analysis: The first-year Angel has provided a real spark from the leadoff spot, as he's hitting .355 with a .393 on-base percentage in 31 games since April 26. Escobar owns a .314 average for the season.
May 29 3:47 PM PT4:47 PM MT5:47 PM CT6:47 PM ET18:47 ET22:47 GMT6:47 3:47 PM MST5:47 PM EST6:17 PM VEN2:47 UAE (+1)5:47 PM CT-Escobar was out of the Angels' lineup for the second straight day with a bruised left wrist Tuesday.
Analysis: Manager Mike Scioscia says he might play Wednesday.
May 15 1:07 PM PT2:07 PM MT3:07 PM CT4:07 PM ET16:07 ET20:07 GMT4:07 1:07 PM MST3:07 PM EST3:37 PM VEN0:07 UAE (+1)3:07 PM CT-Escobar had two hits yet again and drove in a run in a 9-7 win in Seattle on Saturday.
Analysis: Escobar, now batting .307, has two hits in seven of his last nine games.
May 13 7:55 PM PT8:55 PM MT9:55 PM CT10:55 PM ET22:55 ET2:55 GMT10:55 7:55 PM MST9:55 PM EST10:25 PM VEN6:55 UAE (+1)9:55 PM CT-Escobar left Thursday's game after jamming his thumb diving for a ball.
Analysis: He was held out of the lineup Friday.
May 11 1:52 PM PT2:52 PM MT3:52 PM CT4:52 PM ET16:52 ET20:52 GMT4:52 1:52 PM MST3:52 PM EST4:22 PM VEN0:52 UAE (+1)3:52 PM CT-Escobar had two hits once again in an 8-1 loss to St. Louis on Tuesday.
Analysis: The Angels third baseman has two hits in five of his last six games, going 10 for 24 (.417) in that stretch.
May 7 3:42 PM PT4:42 PM MT5:42 PM CT6:42 PM ET18:42 ET22:42 GMT6:42 3:42 PM MST5:42 PM EST6:12 PM VEN2:42 UAE (+1)5:42 PM CT-Escobar had two more hits in Friday's loss to Tampa Bay.
Analysis: The one-time Ray is 10 for 24 over a six-game hitting streak and batting .417 over his last nine contests.
May 1 10:44 AM PT11:44 AM MT12:44 PM CT1:44 PM ET13:44 ET17:44 GMT1:44 10:44 AM MST12:44 PM EST1:14 PM VEN21:44 UAE12:44 PM CT-Escobar was 2 for 4 on Saturday.
Analysis: Escobar entered hitless in his last 15 road at-bats.
Apr. 13 3:07 PM PT4:07 PM MT5:07 PM CT6:07 PM ET18:07 ET22:07 GMT6:07 3:07 PM MST5:07 PM EST5:37 PM VEN2:07 UAE (+1)5:07 PM CT-Escobar was 3 for 5 in Tuesday's win in Oakland.
Analysis: Escobar has gone 7 for 15 in his last four games.
Apr. 11 3:19 PM PT4:19 PM MT5:19 PM CT6:19 PM ET18:19 ET22:19 GMT6:19 3:19 PM MST5:19 PM EST5:49 PM VEN2:19 UAE (+1)5:19 PM CT-Escobar went 2 for 3 to help the Angels beat Texas 3-1 on Sunday.
Analysis: After going 3 for 17 in his first four games, Escobar has gone 3 for 5 in his last two.

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