Leonel Escobar Salem Red Sox  |  Catcher

     
  Age: 24
Born: September 4, 1990
Caracas, Venezuela
Height: 5-10
Weight: 175
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: Not drafted
How Acquired: International
free agent (Oct. 2007)


Photo © Dave Letizi

Scouting Report: Mid-sized catcher from Venezuela, signed without much hype. Escobar was one of the DSL club's top hitters in 2008 and was named a DSL All-Star. Makes solid contact, average-to-below-average present power.
 

 
   
  Hitting Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age g ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi tb bb so sb cs avg obp slg ops
  2008 DSL Red Sox DSL Rk Bos 17 47 150 29 42 6 0 0 11 48 19 24 3 0 0.280 0.397 0.320 0.717
  2009 DSL Red Sox DSL Rk Bos 18 6 24 5 8 4 0 0 4 12 2 0 0 0 0.333 0.385 0.500 0.885
  2009 GCL Red Sox GCL Rk Bos 18 21 53 9 12 3 0 0 7 15 8 9 0 1 0.226 0.349 0.283 0.632
  2010 GCL Red Sox GCL Rk Bos 19 27 54 5 14 0 0 0 6 14 8 9 1 0 0.259 0.388 0.259 0.647
  2010 Salem Car A Bos 19 3 8 2 4 0 0 0 1 4 1 2 0 0 0.500 0.556 0.500 1.056
  2011 Lowell NYPL A Bos 20 10 30 2 6 1 0 0 2 7 4 5 0 0 0.200 0.333 0.233 0.567
  2011 Greenville SAL A Bos 20 4 14 2 5 0 0 0 0 5 2 4 0 0 0.357 0.438 0.357 0.795
  2011 Salem Car A Bos 20 4 10 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 2 0 0 0.200 0.273 0.200 0.473
  2012 Greenville SAL A Bos 21 11 31 3 6 3 0 0 3 9 3 7 0 0 0.194 0.265 0.290 0.555
  2013 Greenville SAL A Bos 22 11 34 0 7 1 0 0 2 8 2 7 0 0 0.206 0.250 0.235 0.485
  2013 Salem Car A Bos 22 4 12 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 4 0 0 0.167 0.167 0.167 0.333
  2013 Portland EL AA Bos 22 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0.000 0.500 0.000 0.500
  2014 Salem Car A Bos 23 28 81 10 12 3 0 0 7 15 10 17 0 0 0.148 0.242 0.185 0.427
   
  Additional Player Info  
  Pronunciation: ---
First Pro Contract: October 18, 2007 by Fernando Veracierto (Boston)
Signing Bonus: N/A
MiLB Debut: May 31, 2008 (DSL Red Sox)
MLFA Eligible: November 2014
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2014
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut:
-
MLB Service Time (through 2013):
-
Options Remaining
: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2014): MiLB Contract
Trade Restrictions
: None
     
  Awards
2008 DSL All-Star
SoxProspects.com Awards
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