When Was Alcides Escobar Drafted?

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).



Alcides Escobar
Alcides Escobar

He had a.271/.305/.362 batting average with two home runs and 36 RBIs in 2005 with the West Virginia Power of the Single-A Eastern League. Escobar hit.257/.296/.306 in 87 games with the Brevard County Manatees of the High-A Brevard League the following year.

While in Brevard County in Class A Advanced Florida State League, he appeared in 63 games, and at Huntsville in the Double-A Southern League, he appeared in 62 games. At the plate, his totals were .306. One home run and 53 runs batted in.



Escobar spent most of his 2008 season with Huntsville. He made his Major League debut as a defensive replacement at shortstop two days later, on September 1, 2008, when rosters expanded.

Scott Schoeneweis of the New York Mets gave him his first career hit, a single, in his first at-bat of the game.

When Was Alcides Escobar Drafted?

Alcides Escobar was drafted by the Cardenales de Lara in 2009. Escobar was also selected by the Milwaukee Brewers in the third round in 2003. At the age of 16, Escobar signed a $35,000 international free agent contract with the Milwaukee Brewers.