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Alexander José Escobar

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 1", Weight 180 lb.

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Alex Escobar has played four seasons in the majors with three different teams. Most recently, he had a notable 33 games with the Washington Nationals in 2006 in which he hit .356 and slugged .575.

Escobar was born in Venezuela and signed as an amateur free agent with the New York Mets in 1995. He played in the Mets' U.S. minor league system from 1996-2001, as an outfielder. He made a splash at age 17 in 1996 in the rookie league, hitting .360. He hit .310 with power in Single A in 1998, and stole 49 bases. It took him until 2001 to get the the Triple A level, and while he hit only .267 with 12 home runs, he got a shot at the majors, appearing in 18 games and hitting .200 at age 22. He was traded after the season to the Cleveland Indians.

He missed the entire 2002 season after injuring his knee in spring training.

In 2003 and 2004 he played in the Cleveland Indians organization in Triple A ball, and came up to the majors both years. He was mostly in the minors in 2003, hitting .251 with 24 home runs, while in 2004 most of his playing time was in the majors.

In August 2004, the Chicago White Sox claimed him off waivers, and traded him to the Nationals before the 2005 season. He missed the 2005 season due to a foot injury.

He played 35 games at the Double A level in 2006 in addition to his 33 major league games. He missed the final month of the 2006 season due to a shoulder injury that required surgery. He never returned to the major leagues after that.

He played five seasons in the Criollitos Independent League.

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