Edwin Jose Escobar. Signed by Wilmer Becerra and Rafic Saab (Rangers). Married, wife's name is Daiyih Arugo...Has one son, Dominic. Is the cousin of Alcides Escobar, currently with the Royals, and Kelvim Escobar, who played 12 seasons in the majors between TOR and LAA.
Began the season on the ML disabled list with left elbow inflammation...After a 2-game rehab assignment between Triple-A Pawtucket and Single-A Greenville in mid-June, spent remainder of the year with the PawSox. Threw 3.0 scoreless IP with 3 SO over a 2-game rehab assignment between Greenville and Pawtucket from 6/9-12...Was activated from the DL and optioned to the PawSox on 6/13. Went 3-3 with a 5.07 ERA (28 ER/49.2 IP) and 24 SO in 19 total games (7 starts) with Pawtucket, including the rehab appearance. After beginning the year in relief, started 6 of his final 7 outings...Went 3-2 with a 3.90 ERA (13 ER/30.0 IP) from the rotation, allowing 1 or 0 ER in 3 of the 6 starts. Earned the win in 3 of his final 4 starts for the PawSox, posting a 3.27 ERA (8 ER/22.0 IP). Made 7 appearances (all starts) for Cardenales de Lara in the Venezuelan Winter League after the season.
In his 1st year at the Triple-A level, combined to go 3-10, 4.94 ERA (76 ER/138.1 IP) with 45 BB and 116 SO in 25 starts between Pawtucket and Fresno...Began the year with Triple-A Fresno in SF's minor league system...Prior to the season was rated the No. 2 overall prospect in their system by Baseball America...Finished 3rd on the staff in SO (96) despite making his final appearance for them on 7/21...Held left-handed batters to a .188 AVG (27-for-144) at Fresno...Selected to the World Team roster for the 2014 MLB All-Star Futures Game at MIN...Allowed 1 run on 3 hits in 1.0 inning of work (ND)...Acquired by BOS from SF on 7/26 and was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket...Made 5 starts for the PawSox to close out the regular season and had a 1.80 ERA (5 ER/25.0 IP) over his first 4 starts, going at least 6.0 IP in each outing...Made 3 starts for Pawtucket in the playoffs, going 1-0 with a 2.18 ERA (5 ER/20.2 IP), 2 BB and 18 SO...Earned the win in Game 1 of the Governors' Cup Finals on 9/9 vs. Durham...Started the Triple-A Championship Game on 9/16 vs. Omaha but did not factor into the decision in the PawSox' 4-2 loss to the Pacific Coast League champions...Had 3 total stints in the majors with the Red Sox, but only appeared in 2 games, both in relief...Was recalled 3 times: 8/10 (did not appear), 8/27, and 9/17...Made his ML debut on 8/27 at TOR, throwing 1.0 scoreless inning in relief...Only appeared in 1 game following his final call-up of the season (9/24 vs. TB - 1.0 IP, ER)
Split the season between Class A Advanced San Jose and double-A Richmond, going a combined 8-8 with a 2.78 ERA (40er, 128.2ip) and 146 strikeouts in 26 outings (24 starts). He made 16 appearances (14 starts) with San Jose, posting a 3-4 mark with a 2.86 ERA (24er, 74.2ip) and 92 strikeouts. Was one of seven San Jose Giants to be named to the California League All-Star team. He hurled a shutout in four of his 10 starts with double-A Richmond. Between his two stops in San Jose and Richmond, Escobar struck out 146 batters compared to just 30 walks in 128.2 innings. Owned a 2.16 ERA through the first five starts of his season, but received a no-decisions in each outing. Was named California League Pitcher of the Week for the week ending on July 7...Escobar made two starts and did not allow an earned run in a combined 13.0 innings pitched, while striking out 14 batters. Was promoted to double-A Richmond on July 10...at the time of his promotion, Escobar ranked third in Cal League in ERA (2.89) and had a 92-to-17 K/BB ratio in 74.0 innings pitched. Was selected as the Eastern League Pitcher of the Week for the period of July 29th-Aug. 4th ... Escobar made just one start during the week, as he fired 7.0-shutout innings against New Hampshire ... he allowed just one hit, retirin 21 of the 22 batters that he faced. He rode a string of 16.1-scoreless innings over three outing from July 23-Aug. 3. Posted a 3.68 ERA (9er, 22.0ip) in 17 outings (two starts) for Cardenales de Lara in the Venezuelan Winter League.
In his third season with the Giants' organization,
southpaw went 7-8 with a 2.96 ERA along with 122
strikeouts in 22 starts for Class A Augusta. Ranked third in the South Atlantic League with a 2.96 ERA. Was named SAL Pitcher of the Week for Aug. 20-27 after tossing 8.0-shutout innings with nine strikeouts in a 4-0 win over Charleston on Aug. 19. 11 of his 22 starts were quality outings. Was extremely tough on left-handed hitters,holding them to a .207 avg. against (28-for-135).
Split the 2011 campaign between Class A Augusta and rookie-level Arizona. Missed nearly three weeks of the season from April 24-May 13 with a laceration on his left hand. Played for the Cardenales de Lara of the Venezuelan winter league following the 2011 season.
Spent the entire 2010 season with short-season Salem-Keizer, going 2-4 with a 4.86 ERA in 14 starts.
Began his professional career with the Arizona Rookie League Rangers in 2009.