7DYunel Escobar
SS/3B LAA
3 days ago

Escobar was placed on the concussion DL on Saturday, Bill Shaikin of the LA Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

After taking a foul ball off the face Friday, Escobar will hit the concussion DL, which mandates that he'll miss at least seven days. The Angels will go with Jefry Marte in his place at third base Saturday, while Kole Calhoun serves as the lead off man.

7DYunel Escobar
SS/3B LAA
6 days ago

Escobar went 5-for-5 -- all singles -- with an RBI and a run in Wednesday's loss to the Mariners.

EDGE Analysis

He's really taken to the role of leadoff hitter in Anaheim, racking up the base knocks -- at .316, Escobar incredibly owns the third-best average in the American League. Unfortunately for fantasy owners' purposes, that's essentially the only category where Escobar's particularly helpful -- if you're looking to him for counting stats, disappointment will be yours.

7DYunel Escobar
SS/3B LAA
2 weeks ago

Escobar (knee) is back in the lineup Tuesday against the Cubs. He will man third base and bat leadoff.

EDGE Analysis

Escobar was scratched from Sunday's lineup due to a sore knee, but it seems the two full days of rest -- the Angels were off Monday -- were sufficient to treat the issue. The 33-year-old currently ranks second in the American League with a .318 average and has scored 53 runs, but his lack of power or speed puts a cap on his fantasy upside.

7DYunel Escobar
SS/3B LAA
2 weeks ago

Escobar was scratched from Sunday's lineup against the Mariners with a sore left knee, Pedro Moura of the Los Angeles Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Escobar was originally listed on the lineup card Sunday as the team's leadoff hitter, but his knee was still bothering him during warmups after he injured it on the final play of Saturday's game. As a result, manager Mike Scioscia elected to give Escobar the day off, with the hope that it will prevent the issue from worsening. Johnny Giavotella will take Escobar's spot in the lineup.

7DYunel Escobar
SS/3B LAA
4 weeks ago

Escobar went 5-for-5 with a double, a walk, two runs and one RBI Tuesday at the Royals.

EDGE Analysis

Escobar scored twice in the first four innings to give the Angels a 3-0 lead that they'd never relinquish, and he led the Angels in a 22-hit attack with his own five hits. He's now hit safely in 15 of 19 July contests, and he slashing .326/.372/.418 on the season.

7DYunel Escobar
SS/3B LAA
2 months ago

Escobar went 3-for-5 with an RBI and scored once in Thursday's 5-1 win against the Rays.

EDGE Analysis

Escobar, who spent the 2013 and '14 seasons with the Rays, extended his hitting streak to a career-high-tying 12 games and pushed his batting average to .327, tops among MLB third basemen. The 33-year-old is batting .350 (70-for-200) since May 3. He's now hitting .327/.374/.426, after posting a breakthrough .314/.375/.415 slash line last year.

7DYunel Escobar
SS/3B LAA
2 months ago

Escobar went 4-for-5 with a double, a run scored and two RBI in Sunday's loss to the Red Sox.

EDGE Analysis

His seven-game absence due to a knee injury didn't cool off his bat at all, and Escobar boosted his slash line on the season to .318/.367/.417 with Sunday's performance. Given where the Angels are in the standings and Escobar's experience around the infield, don't be surprised if he's on the move before the trade deadline.

7DYunel Escobar
SS/3B LAA
2 months ago

Escobar is back in the lineup Saturday, batting leadoff and starting at third base.

EDGE Analysis

After missing the last seven games due to a knee injury, Escobar will return to the lineup Saturday and hopefully dodge a stint on the disabled list. Prior to injuring his knee, Escobar was putting together an excellent season at age 33, slashing .310/.359/.409 over 69 games. He'll face Clay Buchholz, a pitcher he's gone 5-for-23 against in his career.

7DYunel Escobar
SS/3B LAA
2 months ago

Escobar (knee) is back in the lineup Saturday, batting leadoff and starting at third base against the Red Sox.

EDGE Analysis

After missing the last seven games due to a knee injury, Escobar will return to the lineup Saturday and hopefully dodge a stint on the disabled list. Prior to injuring his knee, Escobar was putting together an excellent season at age 33, slashing .310/.359/.409 over 69 games. He'll face Clay Buchholz, a pitcher he's gone 5-for-23 against lifetime.

7DYunel Escobar
SS/3B LAA
2 months ago

Escobar (knee) is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Red Sox.

EDGE Analysis

The team was hoping to have Escobar back at third base and atop the order following Thursday's off day, but Escobar will miss his seventh consecutive start as a result of the knee injury. He has been able to avoid the 15-day DL to this point, but if Escobar does not show improvement before the end of the weekend, the Angels could opt for a backdated stint.