Thursday, May 17, 2012

WSC Birth Years: Eduardo Escobar

Card #105 - Eduardo Escobar

Born: January 5, 1989

Eduardo is a valuable asset to the White Sox. He can play three different infield positions. He can play defense. He can switch hit. A triple threat for a utility player!

After a brief call up in 2011, Escobar impressed enough in 2012 Spring Training to break with the parent club. Eduardo's bat hasn't caught on fire, but his defense has been above average while filling in at third, shortstop and second base. His only error, so far in his MLB career has been on April 8, 2012, at third base, against the Texas Rangers. Second baseman Michael Young reached on an error, in an attempted force out that brought Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre to third base. Since it was in the third game of the season, Escobar's first appearance in 2012, it may have been a case of rookie excitement.

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