Eduardo Escobar SS/LF MIN 23 hours ago

Escobar went 1-for-4 with an RBI in Friday's 9-2 loss to the Tigers.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Like the majority of his teammates, the five-year veteran is struggling at the plate overall, slashing a mediocre .231/.277/.295 line on the season. Escobar has hit safely in seven of the last 10 contests however, providing some measure of consistency. While his five doubles currently have him tied with Joe Mauer and Brian Dozier for the team lead, he's been silent with the long ball this season after having launched 12 homers over 409 at-bats in 2015.

Eduardo Escobar SS/LF MIN 4 days ago

Escobar is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Indians.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Escobar is fairly firmly ensconced as the team's starting shortstop; however, Eduardo Nunez's incredible start has forced his way into the lineup. On Wednesday, Escobar is the odd man out to make way for Nunez for the third time this season. Escobar is hitting .230 on the season, but has just one hit in his last 17 at-bats.

Eduardo Escobar SS/LF MIN 2 weeks ago

Escobar is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Angels, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Manager Paul Molitor will sit Escobar out for a second straight game with Eduardo Nunez thriving out of the gate this season, going 9-for-13 at the dish. With the Twins sitting on a 2-9 record through their first 11 games, expect Molitor to ride the hot hand between Nunez and Escboar while the team looks to facilitate more run production.

Eduardo Escobar SS/LF MIN 2 weeks ago

Escobar is not in the lineup Saturday against the Angels, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

It looks like a routine day off for Escobar, who has been the regular starter at shorstop. The Twins will instead go with Eduardo Nunez on Saturday, and Nunez will bat in the leadoff spot.

Eduardo Escobar SS/LF MIN 3 weeks ago

Escobar went 2-for-4 with a double -- his fourth in three games -- and a run scored Thursday against the Twins.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Escobar's cleared 30 doubles in consecutive seasons already, and he's off to a fine start in his pursuit of accomplishing that for the third straight time. If last year's power improvement (he doubled his previous career high in homers with 12) can be sustained, he'll have value as a low-end starting shortstop in deeper mixed leagues.

Eduardo Escobar SS/LF MIN 4 weeks ago

Escobar finished Monday's opener against the Orioles with a pair of doubles and an RBI.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The shortstop showed a little bit of pop last year for Minnesota and managed to do the same today. Escobar actually improved his power stroke after the All-Star break in 2015, mashing eight of his 12 homers and 19 of his 31 doubles after the Midseason Classic. For now, he's hitting seventh in the Twins' order.

Eduardo Escobar SS/LF MIN 2 months ago

Escobar went 2-for-3 with a home run in Thursday's spring training win over Boston. He had left Tuesday's game after being struck by a hard hit foul ball.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Escobar looks fully healthy despite getting hit by the foul ball. Escobar looks set to begin the season as Minnesota's starting shortstop.

Eduardo Escobar SS/LF MIN 2 months ago

Escobar appears to have avoided an injury after being struck by a foul ball, Mike Berardino of the Pioneer Press reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Escobar was removed from the game after taking a ball of his right forearm, but it sounds as though it was just as a precautionary measure. The 27-year-old figures to be the everyday option at shortstop going forward.

Eduardo Escobar SS/LF MIN 2 months ago

Escobar left Tuesday's game after being struck by a hard hit foul ball, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Escobar was hit on his right forearm causing the Twins to pull him from the game, but early reports are that he is fine and it is nothing serious. It is still worth monitoring his situation over the next couple days just to be safe.

Eduardo Escobar SS/LF MIN 3 months ago

Escobar has earned the starting shortstop job for the Twins, manager Paul Molitor told the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

Competitive Edge Analysis

After his 2014 breakout season, Escobar was surprisingly moved to a utility role in favor of Danny Santana at shortstop last spring. However, he reclaimed the starting job when Santana faltered. Escobar enters spring training this year as the clear favorite for the everyday job.