Yunel Escobar

Yunel Escobar

3B - LAA
Height: 6' 2"Weight: 215 lbsAge: 35Bats: RThrows: RCountry: CUB

Next Game

LAA @ TB
Wed, 5/24 7:10pm
Matchup (?) N/A
ROS Rank H #245
Projection (?) 0 pts

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12%

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ESPN 3B
CBS 3B
Yunel Escobar to miss 2-to-4 weeks with a strained hamstring

The Angels placed Yunel Escobar on the 10-day disabled list on Sunday with a strained left hamstring. Escobar is expected to miss 2-4 weeks.

Fantasy Impact

Escobar hurt himself running the bases in the sixth inning of Saturday's game, but the injury wasn't immediately apparent. Escobar has just a Grade 1 strain, so it's likely that he should be able to return within the projected timeframe. On the season, Escobar is slashing .272/.324/.411.

Dan Harris1 week ago
Yunel Escobar goes deep twice in Angels' loss

Yunel Escobar was the lone bright spot for the Angels on Sunday with two solo home runs off Astros' starter Mike Fiers in the Angels' 5-3 loss. Escobar finished 2-for-4 with two runs and two RBIs.

Fantasy Impact

Escobar's two home run day doubled his season total up to four long balls through his first 32 games. Escobar only hit five home runs in 132 games last season and hasn't reached double-digit homers since the 2011 season with the Blue Jays. Don't expect a sudden power spike for the 34-year-old third basemen as his peripheral stats fall in line with his career numbers. Escobar is only a viable fantasy option in deep mixed leagues and AL-only leagues.

Brad Richter2 weeks ago
Yunel Escobar hits his fifth HR on Sunday

The Angels topped the Rangers 5-2 on Sunday. Yunel Escobar hit leadoff and had a great day at the plate. He hit a solo HR and finished 2-for-5 on the day.

Fantasy Impact

Escobar has some value in larger leagues, but only as a fill-in off the bench. He is only hitting .234, but he has some pop to his bat right now. He is worth a look as a contrarian play in DFS at times too. In DFS he should only be used in tournaments though, not cash games.

Yunel Escobar notches an RBI on Monday

The Angels were able to sneak past the Blue Jays on Monday with a 2-1 victory. Yunel Escobar drove in what would be the winning run in the fifth inning. Escobar reached first base on a fielder's choice. He finished 0-for-4 with a RBI and a strikeout.

Fantasy Impact

Escobar is on a team that is struggling to win games. He has some upside, but only worth owning in deeper leagues. His wOBA is slightly lower than his career averages and Escobar could see some positive regression. However, it will not be significant enough to give him much fantasy value. His upside is in DFS when stacking the Angels. Unfortunately, the Angels are hardly a team worth stacking right now.

Yunel Escobar draws a walk on Monday

The Angels were shut out on Monday and lost 3-0 to the Astros. Yunel Escobar hit leadoff and went 0-for-3 with a walk.

Fantasy Impact

Escobar started out hot, but has cooled off some as of late. He has yet to record a hit over his last three games. The Angels are struggling outside of Mike Trout and Escobar will find it difficult to generate runs when guys are not hitting behind him. He is still worth owning in deeper leagues, but keep him on a short leash.