Eduardo José Escobar, born on January 5, 1989, is a Venezuelan Major League Baseball third baseman for the New York Mets (MLB). He has played for the Chicago White Sox, Minnesota Twins, Arizona Diamondbacks, and Milwaukee Brewers in Major League Baseball.
In 2011, Escobar was a September call-up who appeared in nine games and had two hits in seven at-bats. As a utility infielder, Escobar made the 25-man roster out of spring training in 2012. Escobar had a .207 batting average with three runs batted in his first 97 plate appearances in 2012. (RBIs).
Escobar was dealt to the Arizona Diamondbacks on July 27, 2018, for minor leaguers Gabriel Maciel, Jhoan Durán, and Ernie De La Trinidad. With a fielding percentage of.983, he led all big league third basemen.
On October 23, 2018, the Diamondbacks signed Escobar to a three-year, $21 million contract. He batted.269/.320/.511 in 2019, with 35 home runs and 118 RBIs.
He also had the most triples in the majors, with ten. Escobar struggled offensively during the abbreviated MLB season in 2020, hitting.212 with four home runs and 20 RBIs.
Escobar rebounded impressively in 2021, hitting.246 with 22 home runs and 65 RBIs in 98 games for the Arizona Diamondbacks and earning a spot in the 2021 Major League Baseball All-Star Game.
How Much Does Eduardo Escobar Make?
Eduardo Escobar currently earns $10,000,000 per year.