Alcides Escobar is a Venezuelan professional baseball infielder for the Washington Nationals of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played in MLB with the Milwaukee Brewers and Kansas City Royals and the Tokyo Yakult Swallows of Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB).
For the 2013 season, his on-base percentage was the worst among all qualifying MLB players (.259), and he had a.234 batting average. Additionally, his slugging percentage of.300 was the worst among all qualifying MLB batters.
There were just four players in the MLB in 2014 who started all 162 regular-season games for their respective teams: Escobar, Evan Longoria, Hunter Pence, and Freddie Freeman.
A career-high 74 runs were scored, with 50 RBIs and 31 stolen bases in a season that saw him hit.285. He had a.257/.293/.320 batting line in 2015. With 11 sacrifice hits, he ranked first in the league. Slugging percentage:.320 was the worst among all qualifying major league hitters
Additionally, he had the lowest ISO (Isolated Power) of any MLB player in 2015, at.064. A playoff record was achieved in the 2015 ALCS when Escobar hit a leadoff hit in four straight games. In the 2015 ALCS, he batted.478 and was named the series MVP.
Is Alcides Escobar Related To Pablo Escobar?
No, Alcides Escobar is not related to Pable Escobar. Edwin and Kelvim Escobar, as well as outfielder Ronald Acua Jr., are cousins of Escobar.
He is also José Escobar’s great-grandnephew. Omar Vizquel, a fellow Venezuelan shortstop, inspired Escobar to begin playing baseball at the age of four.