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).
Baseball America ranked Escobar as the 19th greatest prospect in the game prior to the 2009 season. In 2009, Escobar started at shortstop for the World Team in the All-Star Futures Game. He had a 2-for-4 game and drove in the game-winning run.
After J. J. Hardy was optioned down, the Brewers selected Escobar from the Triple-A Nashville Sounds on August 12.
When Prince Fielder was pinch-hitting for him in the bottom of the ninth inning, he made his first appearance in major league baseball that night.
The second base was Escobar’s first career stolen base. Brewers sold shortstop Hardy to the Minnesota Twins after the 2009 season ended, making Escobar their starting shortstop in 2010.
Baseball America ranked Escobar as the greatest prospect in the game prior to the 2010 season.
When Did Alcides Escobar Play For The Brewers?
The Milwaukee Brewers signed Escobar, a 16-year-old free agent, on July 9, 2003, for $35,000 as an international free agent. In 2004, Escobar made his major league debut with the Helena Brewers, a team that was yet in its inaugural season.