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Luis Escobar

Luis Escobar

P | B/T: R/R | 6' 1" 205 | Age: 23
Cartagena, Colombia
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Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2019 0 0 7.94 4 0 0 5.2 2 2.47
1 Season 0 0 7.94 4 0 0 5.2 2 2.47
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2019 4 0-0 7.94 5.2 2 2.47
1 Season 4 0-0 7.94 5.2 2 2.47

Standard MLB Pitching Statistics

SeasonTmLGBFWLERAGGSSVIPHRERHRBBSOWHIP
2019 PIT NL 29 0 0 7.94 4 0 0 5.2 10 5 5 1 4 2 2.47
*: All Star Season, Rankings AL/NL: Top 5 10 15 20      Click for Chart.

Scouting Report

Scouting grades: Fastball: 60 | Curveball: 55 | Changeup: 50 | Control: 40 | Overall: 45

Signed as a skinny infielder at age 17 in July 2013 and immediately transitioned to the mound, Escobar has added size and strength to his 6-foot-1 frame over time. A big '17 that saw him go to the Futures Game, lead the organization in strikeouts and get added to the 40-man roster put him more firmly on the map. He reached Double-A in 2018, but wasn't nearly as dominant in the process.

Stuff-wise, Escobar has more than enough to get big league hitters out. He has a lively fastball that he throws consistently up to the mid-90s that can miss bats and get weak contact on the ground. He'll show a plus curveball that can be a true out pitch and a changeup that might be above-average when all is said and done. The premium stuff can play down at times because of his below average command and control. He walked just over four per nine innings in 2018, in line with his career rate, though he really struggled to find the strike zone when he moved up to Double-A.

Escobar has some effort to his delivery and can fly open at times, leading to those control problems. There's long been talk about him being a reliever in the future, where his outstanding stuff would play up and his durability could allow him to handle multiple innings.


Statcast - Pitching

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB %
2019 104 22 1 4.5 88.2 8.9 .373 .597 .498 .462 .451 45.5 6.9 13.8
ALL 104 22 1 4.5 88.2 8.9 .373 .597 .498 .462 .451 45.5 6.9 13.8
MLB 40553 6.3 87.5 11.2 .251 .412 .317 .318 .371 34.5 21.7 8.3

Transactions

Team Date Transaction
11/27/2019 Pittsburgh Pirates sent RHP Luis Escobar outright to Indianapolis Indians.
11/20/2019 Pittsburgh Pirates designated Luis Escobar for assignment.
09/30/2019 Pittsburgh Pirates recalled RHP Luis Escobar from Indianapolis Indians.
07/25/2019 Pittsburgh Pirates optioned RHP Luis Escobar to Indianapolis Indians.
07/06/2019 Pittsburgh Pirates recalled Luis Escobar from Indianapolis Indians.
05/09/2019 RHP Luis Escobar assigned to Indianapolis Indians from Bradenton Marauders.
03/29/2019 RHP Luis Escobar assigned to Bradenton Marauders from Indianapolis Indians.
03/09/2019 Pittsburgh Pirates optioned RHP Luis Escobar to Indianapolis Indians.
11/20/2018 RHP Luis Escobar assigned to Aguilas del Zulia.
10/02/2018 Pittsburgh Pirates recalled Luis Escobar from Bristol Pirates.
09/02/2018 RHP Luis Escobar assigned to Bristol Pirates from Altoona Curve.
08/25/2018 RHP Luis Escobar roster status changed by Altoona Curve.
07/16/2018 RHP Luis Escobar assigned to Altoona Curve from Bradenton Marauders.
03/09/2018 Pittsburgh Pirates optioned RHP Luis Escobar to Bradenton Marauders.
03/09/2018 Bradenton Marauders activated RHP Luis Escobar.
11/20/2017 Pittsburgh Pirates selected the contract of Luis Escobar from West Virginia Power.
07/12/2017 West Virginia Power activated RHP Luis Escobar from the temporarily inactive list.
07/08/2017 West Virginia Power placed RHP Luis Escobar on the temporarily inactive list.
04/05/2017 RHP Luis Escobar assigned to West Virginia Power from West Virginia Black Bears.
09/01/2015 RHP Luis Escobar assigned to West Virginia Black Bears from GCL Pirates.
06/22/2015 RHP Luis Escobar assigned to GCL Pirates.
03/05/2014 RHP Luis Escobar assigned to DSL Pirates.
07/08/2013 Pittsburgh Pirates signed free agent RHP Luis Escobar to a minor league contract.