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2014 Avg.
.254
 
Career Avg.
.277
Name  Yunel Escobar
Born  11/2/1982
Height  6-2
Weight  205
Number  11
Position  SS
Bats  R
Throws  R
7/20/2014 12:49:00 PM
Description: Rays shortstop Yunel Escobar owns a .583 average against Minnesota's Kevin Correia.
Insight: Escobar is hitting just .249 with four homers and a .657 OPS in 281 at-bats this season so he won't cost you much Sunday, but he could be a good option against Correia. He's gone 7-for-12 with two doubles against the right-hander.
 
6/30/2014 9:44:00 PM
Description: Rays shortstop Yunel Escobar (shoulder) hasn't played since June 24.
Insight: Escobar was not in the lineup for the sixth straight game Monday against the Yankees. He's hitting just .244 with four homers, so it's not a big loss for fantasy owners.
 
6/26/2014 9:59:00 AM
Description: Rays shortstop Yunel Escobar is questionable for Friday's game against Baltimore due to a sore right shoulder.
Insight: Escobar sat out Wednesday's game, but could return for Friday's contest. He's not putting up fantasy-worthy numbers (.244, 4 HR, 22 RBI) and hasn't been there since a solid 2011 season.
 
6/1/2014 1:08:00 PM
Description: Rays shortstop Yunel Escobar was scratched from Sunday's lineup due to a tight quad, according to Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times.
Insight: Escobar exited Friday's game in the tenth inning because of the injury and sat out Saturday. He tested the quad in pre-game warmups Sunday and determined he isn't ready to play.
 
5/31/2014 4:17:00 PM
Description: Rays shortstop Yunel Escobar will sit out Saturday against the Red Sox. SOURCE: Joe Smith, Tampa Bay Times
Insight: Escobar exited last night's game in the tenth inning because of a tight quad. Ben Zobrist (.253, 3 HR, 10 RBI) will slide over to shortstop with Sean Rodriguez (.241, 6 HR, 20 RBI) filling in at second base.
 
5/9/2014 9:08:00 PM
Description: Tampa Bay shortstop Yunel Escobar left Friday's game with a right thumb contusion.
Insight: Escobar is considered day-to-day. He's hitting .244 with two homers and five RBI this season.
 
5/8/2014 10:13:00 AM
Description: Tampa Bay shortstop Yunel Escobar has batted .368 with a homer and four walks against Orioles starter Ubaldo Jimenez.
Insight: Escobar is 7-for-19 against Jimenez. He's hitting just .244 with a .649 OPS this season but could be a solid one-day option on Thursday.
 
4/29/2014 10:25:00 AM
Description: Light-hitting Tampa Bay shortstop Yunel Escobar is a career .533 hitter (8-for-15) against Boston starter John Lackey.
Insight: Escobar's season numbers have been dropping for the past three years to a point where his fantasy value is minimal at best. This could be a rare exception.
 
11/2/2013 8:50:00 PM
Description: Tampa Bay shortstop Yunel Escobar had his option picked up for next season. SOURCE: Marc Topkin, Tampa Bay Times
Insight: Escobar's regular season numbers were average (.256, 9 HR, 56 RBI) but he was dominant against Cleveland and Boston in the playoffs (.421 AVG in 19 at bats). He'll make $5 million in 2014.
 
10/5/2013 11:22:00 AM
Description: Rays shortstop Yunel Escobar has dominated Boston starter John Lackey in 15 lifetime at bats.
Insight: He's hitting .533 versus the Red Sox ace. Escobar is a .279 hitter in 32 career games at Fenway Park.
 
9/26/2013 7:18:00 PM
Description: Tampa Bay shortstop Yunel Escobar was a late scratch Thursday against New York.
Insight: It's Escobar's second absence in a row. His ankle injury is said to be minor, which means he should be available for the team's weekend series against Toronto.
 
7/26/2013 10:05:00 AM
Description: Rays SS Yunel Escobar owns a .914 OPS in his career against CC Sabathia of the Yankees.
Insight: Escobar is 9-for-31 (.290) with three doubles, two homers and nine RBI against Sabathia. He's hitting just .185 (5-for-27) over his last nine games, but he's not a bad play Friday against New York.
 
7/25/2013 10:33:00 AM
Description: Tampa Bay shortstop Yunel Escobar is a career .533 hitter (8-for-15) versus Boston veteran right-hander John Lackey.
Insight: Escobar missed a couple of days with a hamstring injury and is just 1-for-10 since returning to the lineup. He is batting .246 this season with 7 HR and 39 RBI.
 
7/22/2013 6:23:00 PM
Description: Yunel Escobar is back after missing three games with a hamstring injury.
Insight: He'll bat ninth and play shortstop tonight against the Red Sox. Escobar is hitting .251 this season with 7 HR and 39 RBI.
 
7/21/2013 11:08:00 AM
Description: Tampa Bay shortstop Yunel Escobar won't be in the starting nine but he could be available off the bench Sunday against the Blue Jays. SOURCE: Mark Topkin, Tampa Bay Times
Insight: He's missed the last three games with a strained right hamstring. For now, it would appear that Escobar will not be needing a trip to the disabled list.
 
7/20/2013 11:18:00 AM
Description: Rays shortstop Yunel Escobar was not in the lineup Friday due to a hamstring injury and will miss Saturday's game as well.
Insight: Escobar suffered the injury Sunday and the rest over the All-Star break didn't help him enough. Ben Zobrist will once again play shortstop, his 10th game there, which could make him eligible in some leagues.
 
7/19/2013 5:05:00 PM
Description: Rays shortstop Yunel Escobar is not in the lineup Friday due to a hamstring injury.
Insight: Escobar suffered the injury Sunday and getting rest over the All-Star break didn't help him enough. Ben Zobrist is starting at shortstop Friday.
 
6/23/2013 12:14:00 PM
Description: Yunel Escobar doesn't look like an appealing fantasy option Sunday against New York.
Insight: That's because the Rays shortstop is only a .154 lifetime hitter against Yankees starter Ivan Nova. Despite his struggles against Nova, manager Joe Maddon has him starting at shortstop and batting ninth.
 
6/16/2013 10:36:00 AM
Description: Tampa Bay shortstop Yunel Escobar has a .381 average against Royals starter Wade Davis.
Insight: Escobar is 8-for-21 with two doubles and four walks against Davis. The shortstop is just 1-for-15 (.067) over his last five games, but seeing Davis Sunday should help him get back on track.
 
6/13/2013 10:55:00 AM
Description: Tampa Bay shortstop Yunel Escobar is a .412 hitter in 17 at-bats versus Ervin Santana.
Insight: Escobar is 7-for-17 with four RBI against the Royals right-hander. The shortstop's overall numbers -- .251, five homers, 27 RBIs -- aren't anything special, but they look much better if you remove his 7-for-59 (.119) slump to start the season. Since then, he's hitting .304 with five homers, 24 RBI, a 14/13 K/BB and an .828 OPS.
 

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