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Yunel Escobar    \YOO-nell\

Yunel Escobar

Position: Shortstop
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 215 lb.

Born: November 2, 1982 in La Habana, La Habana, Cuba
High School: Matires de Barbados (La Habana, CU)
Drafted
by the Atlanta Braves in the 2nd round of the 2005 amateur draft.
Signed June 7, 2005. (All Transactions)
Debut: June 2, 2007 (Age 24.212, 16,713th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2007 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Braves/BlueJays/Rays 2007-2014
2015 Contract Status: Signed thru 2016, 2 yrs/$13M (15-16) & 17 team option (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2015): 7.121, Free Agent: 2017 [*], Agents: Miami Sports Management, previously: Wasserman Media Group [*]
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Fine Details  · Last updated Nov 28, 2014 10:17AM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #940. Ozzie Guillen… #941. Eddie Robinson… #942. David DeJesus… #943. YUNEL ESCOBAR… #944. Juan Uribe… #945. Dale Alexander… #946. George Wood… 

Standard Batting

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Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
2007 24 ATL NL 94 355 319 54 104 25 0 5 28 5 3 27 44 .326 .385 .451 .837 118 144 6 5 2 2 1 654 RoY-6
2008 25 ATL NL 136 587 514 71 148 24 2 10 60 2 5 59 62 .288 .366 .401 .766 103 206 24 5 7 2 4 *6
2009 26 ATL NL 141 604 528 89 158 26 2 14 76 5 4 57 62 .299 .377 .436 .812 115 230 21 10 7 2 3 *6 MVP-20
2010 27 TOT MLB 135 567 497 60 127 19 0 4 35 6 2 56 57 .256 .337 .318 .655 80 158 18 5 9 0 1 *6
2010 27 ATL NL 75 301 261 28 62 12 0 0 19 5 1 37 31 .238 .334 .284 .618 71 74 9 1 2 0 1 6
2010 27 TOR AL 60 266 236 32 65 7 0 4 16 1 1 19 26 .275 .340 .356 .696 89 84 9 4 7 0 0 6
2011 28 TOR AL 133 590 513 77 149 24 3 11 48 3 3 61 70 .290 .369 .413 .782 112 212 14 6 5 5 1 *6/D
2012 29 TOR AL 145 608 558 58 141 22 1 9 51 5 1 35 70 .253 .300 .344 .644 75 192 21 4 7 4 1 *6/D
2013 30 TBR AL 153 578 508 61 130 27 1 9 56 4 4 57 73 .256 .332 .366 .698 96 186 19 3 6 4 2 *6
2014 31 TBR AL 137 529 476 33 123 18 0 7 39 1 1 43 60 .258 .324 .340 .664 92 162 15 4 4 2 3 *6/7
8 Yrs 1074 4418 3913 503 1080 185 9 69 393 31 23 395 498 .276 .347 .381 .728 98 1490 138 42 47 21 16
162 Game Avg. 162 666 590 76 163 28 1 10 59 5 3 60 75 .276 .347 .381 .728 98 225 21 6 7 3 2
ATL (4 yrs) 446 1847 1622 242 472 87 4 29 183 17 13 180 199 .291 .368 .403 .771 105 654 60 21 18 6 9
TOR (3 yrs) 338 1464 1307 167 355 53 4 24 115 9 5 115 166 .272 .335 .373 .708 93 488 44 14 19 9 2
TBR (2 yrs) 290 1107 984 94 253 45 1 16 95 5 5 100 133 .257 .328 .354 .682 94 348 34 7 10 6 5
AL (5 yrs) 628 2571 2291 261 608 98 5 40 210 14 10 215 299 .265 .332 .365 .697 93 836 78 21 29 15 7
NL (4 yrs) 446 1847 1622 242 472 87 4 29 183 17 13 180 199 .291 .368 .403 .771 105 654 60 21 18 6 9

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
2007 24 ATL NL 94 355 12 1 1 -3 4 15 1.4 11 26 2.4 .515 .509 2.7 0.0 29 654 RoY-6
2008 25 ATL NL 136 587 8 -1 -2 8 6 18 1.7 18 36 3.4 .514 .511 2.7 1.4 28 $402,500 *6
2009 26 ATL NL 141 604 15 -2 -2 7 7 24 2.4 19 43 4.2 .518 .515 3.5 1.4 36 $425,000 *6 MVP-20
2010 27 ATL NL 75 301 -8 1 -1 8 4 4 0.4 9 13 1.3 .506 .503 0.4 1.2 5 $435,000 6
2010 27 TOR AL 60 266 -2 -0 -1 1 3 0 0.1 9 10 1.0 .501 .500 0.9 0.4 9 6
2011 28 TOR AL 133 590 12 1 -1 7 6 25 2.7 21 46 4.7 .520 .516 4.0 1.4 39 $2,900,000 *6/D
2012 29 TOR AL 145 608 -16 2 -2 15 7 6 0.7 23 29 2.9 .504 .504 1.4 2.3 14 $5,000,000 *6/D
2013 30 TBR AL 153 578 -0 -1 0 4 8 10 1.3 21 31 3.3 .507 .507 2.7 1.4 27 $5,000,000 *6
2014 31 TBR AL 137 529 -3 -1 0 -24 7 -21 -2.1 19 -2 -0.2 .483 .486 2.3 -1.6 22 $5,000,000 *6/7
8 Seasons 1074 4418 17 -2 -8 23 52 81 8.5 151 232 23.0 .508 .506 20.6 7.9 209 $19,162,500
ATL (4 yrs) 446 1847 26 -2 -4 20 21 61 5.8 58 118 11.4 .514 .511 9.3 4.0 98 $1,262,500
TOR (3 yrs) 338 1464 -6 2 -4 23 16 32 3.5 53 85 8.6 .510 .508 6.3 4.2 62 $7,900,000
TBR (2 yrs) 290 1107 -3 -2 0 -20 14 -11 -0.7 40 28 3.1 .496 .497 5.0 -0.3 48 $10,000,000

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2013 30 TBR AL ALWC CLE W 1 4 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500 1 0 0 0 0 0
2013 30 TBR AL ALDS BOS L 4 15 15 3 7 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 .467 .467 .600 1.067 9 1 0 0 0 0
1 Yr (2 Series) 5 19 19 3 8 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 .421 .421 .526 .947 10 1 0 0 0 0
1 ALWC 1 4 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500 1 0 0 0 0 0
1 ALDS 4 15 15 3 7 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 .467 .467 .600 1.067 9 1 0 0 0 0

Standard Fielding

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Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rdrs Rtot/yr Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
2007 ATL NL 24 SS 53 36 35 363.0 176 59 113 4 22 .977 2 1 6 3 4.26 3.25 .975 4.44 4.42 RoY-6
2007 ATL NL 24 3B 22 19 15 159.1 52 20 28 4 4 .923 -2 -1 -14 -8 2.71 2.18 .954 2.68 2.67 RoY-6
2007 ATL NL 24 2B 21 20 14 164.1 80 28 49 3 10 .963 2 -3 11 -23 4.22 3.67 .984 4.86 4.84 RoY-6
2008 ATL NL 25 SS 126 125 121 1105.2 605 193 396 16 78 .974 9 8 10 9 4.79 4.67 .976 4.43 4.40
2009 ATL NL 26 SS 139 138 130 1208.2 613 191 409 13 83 .979 22 7 22 7 4.47 4.32 .974 4.38 4.34 MVP-20
2010 TOT MLB 27 SS 134 133 130 1179.1 645 204 423 18 110 .972 8 9 8 9 4.78 4.68 .972 4.35 4.31
2010 ATL NL 27 SS 74 73 72 646.2 358 99 250 9 62 .975 6 8 12 15 4.86 4.72 .971 4.31 4.27
2010 TOR AL 27 SS 60 60 58 532.2 287 105 173 9 48 .969 2 1 4 2 4.70 4.63 .973 4.40 4.36
2011 TOR AL 28 SS 132 131 116 1121.0 539 182 343 14 73 .974 10 7 11 8 4.21 3.98 .972 4.36 4.33
2011 TOR AL 28 DH 1 0
2012 TOR AL 29 SS 143 140 135 1250.2 683 240 431 12 100 .982 16 15 16 14 4.83 4.69 .977 4.43 4.40
2012 TOR AL 29 DH 2 1
2013 TBR AL 30 SS 153 149 134 1320.0 610 208 395 7 88 .989 1 4 1 4 4.11 3.94 .973 4.15 4.13
2014 TBR AL 31 SS 136 134 125 1183.1 451 168 267 16 50 .965 -17 -24 -17 -24 3.31 3.20 .973 3.98 3.97
2014 TBR AL 31 LF 1 0 0 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.00
2014 TBR AL 31 OF 1 0 0 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.20
8 Seasons SS 1016 986 926 8731.2 4322 1445 2777 100 604 .977 51 27 7 3 4.35 4.16 .974 4.30 4.27
1 Season 3B 22 19 15 159.1 52 20 28 4 4 .923 -2 -1 -14 -7 2.71 2.18 .954 2.68 2.67
1 Season 2B 21 20 14 164.1 80 28 49 3 10 .963 2 -3 11 -21 4.22 3.67 .984 4.86 4.84
2 Seasons DH 3 1
1 Season LF 1 0 0 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.00
1 Season OF 1 0 0 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.20
8 Seasons TOT 1060 1025 955 9055.2 4454 1493 2854 107 618 .976 51 23 7 2 4.32 4.10 .974 4.28 4.25
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
2009 NL (20, 1%)
0.01 Career Shares (1548th)

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
2009 Jul 19th NL Player of the Week

Defensive WARs c a p y
2012 AL  2.3 (5th)
Active  8.0 (29th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
Active  47 (40th)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
2008 NL  24 (4th)
2009 NL  21 (8th)
2012 AL  21 (7th)
2013 AL  19 (10th)
Active  138 (29th)

AB per SO s c a p y
2009 NL  8.5 (9th)
2012 AL  8.0 (10th)
Active  7.9 (16th)

Assistss c a p y
2012 AL  431 (5th)

Total Zone Runss c a p y
2009 NL  22 (4th)
2012 AL  16 (5th)

Def. Games as SS s c a p y
2013 AL  153 (4th)
Active  1,016 (10th)

Putouts as SS s c a p y
2008 NL  193 (5th)
2012 AL  240 (3rd)
Active  1,445 (13th)

Assists as SS s c a p y
2008 NL  396 (5th)
2009 NL  409 (5th)
2012 AL  431 (3rd)
2013 AL  395 (4th)
Active  2,777 (10th)

Errors Committed as SS s c a p y
2008 NL  16 (4th)
2014 AL  16 (5th)
Active  100 (16th)

Double Plays Turned as SS s c a p y
2009 NL  83 (4th)
2012 AL  100 (3rd)
Active  604 (12th)

Total Zone Runs as SS s c a p y
2008 NL  9 (5th)
2009 NL  22 (1st)
2010 NL  6 (4th)
2011 AL  10 (1st)
2012 AL  16 (2nd)
Active  51 (7th)
Career  51 (35th)

Range Factor/9Inn as SSs c a p y
2008 NL  4.79 (3rd)
2012 AL  4.83 (4th)
Active  4.35 (21st)

Range Factor/Game as SS s c a p y
2008 NL  4.67 (2nd)
2009 NL  4.32 (5th)
2012 AL  4.69 (3rd)
Active  4.16 (16th)

Fielding % as SS s c a p y
2012 AL  .982 (4th)
2013 AL  .989 (1st)
Active  .977 (8th)
Career  .977 (23rd)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 21 (720), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Shortstop (88th), 23.0 career WAR/23.3 7yr-peak WAR/23.2 JAWS
Average HOF SS (out of 21) = 66.7 career WAR/42.8 7yr-peak WAR/54.7 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
2008 25 Atlanta Braves $402,500 ?
2009 26 Atlanta Braves $425,000 ?
2010 27 Atlanta Braves $435,000 2.121
2011 28 Toronto Blue Jays $2,900,000 3.121
2012 29 Toronto Blue Jays $5,000,000 4.121 contracts
2013 30 Tampa Bay Rays $5,000,000 5.121 contracts
2014 31 Tampa Bay Rays $5,000,000 6.121 contracts
201532Tampa Bay Rays$5,000,0007.121
201633Tampa Bay Rays$7,000,000
201734Tampa Bay Rays*$7,000,000 $7M Team Option, $1M Buyout
Earliest Free Agent: 2017
Career to date (may be incomplete)$19,162,500Does not include future salaries ($12M)
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

Name + "Statistics" Translations



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French: Yunel Escobar statistiques
Japanese: ユネル・エスコバー 統計

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