Luis Escobar (baseball)

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Luis Escobar
Pittsburgh Pirates
Pitcher
Born: (1996-05-30) May 30, 1996 (age 23)
Cartagena, Colombia
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
July 13, 2019, for the Pittsburgh Pirates
MLB statistics
(through 2019 season)
Win–loss record0–0
Earned run average7.94
Strikeouts2
Teams

Luis Alberto Escobar Hernandez (born May 30, 1996) is a Colombian professional baseball pitcher in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization. He has played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Professional career[edit]

Escobar signed with the Pittsburgh Pirates as an international free agent in July 2013.[1] He made his professional debut in 2014 for the DSL Pirates and spent the whole season there, posting a 2–4 record and a 4.75 ERA in 13 games started. In 2015, he played for both the GCL Pirates and the West Virginia Black Bears, pitching to a combined 2–1 record, 3.83 ERA, and a 1.13 WHIP in 13 starts, and in 2016, he returned to the Black Bears, posting a 6–5 record and 2.93 ERA in 15 games (12 starts).

Escobar was on Colombia's roster for the 2017 World Baseball Classic but did not play.[2] Escobar represented the Pirates in the 2017 All-Star Futures Game.[3] He spent the 2017 season with the West Virginia Power where he posted a 10–7 record and a 3.83 ERA with 168 strikeouts in 131.2 innings pitched (26 games, 25 starts).[4] The Pirates added him to their 40-man roster after the 2017 season.[5] He split the 2018 season between the Bradenton Marauders and the Altoona Curve, going a combined 11–6 with a 4.14 in 127 innings. He opened the 2019 season with Bradenton, before being promoted to the Indianapolis Indians on May 9.[6]

On July 6, 2019, the Pirates promoted Escobar to the major leagues.[7] He made his major league debut on July 13, striking out one batter over two scoreless innings in relief.[8] Escobar was designated for assignment on November 20, 2019, and outrighted to AAA on November 27.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pittsburgh Pirates' Luis Escobar caps year on top for West Virginia Black Bears – MiLB.com News – The Official Site of Minor League Baseball".
  2. ^ Stephen Nesbitt (July 8, 2017). "Meet Luis Escobar, the Pirates' quiet pick for the MLB All-Star Futures Game". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved July 6, 2019.
  3. ^ Adam Berry. "Escobar to show power stuff at Futures Game". MLB.com. Retrieved July 6, 2019.
  4. ^ "Luis Escobar Stats, Highlights, Bio – MiLB.com Stats – The Official Site of Minor League Baseball". MiLB.com. Retrieved February 22, 2018.
  5. ^ Biertempfel, Rob. "Pirates put Austin Meadows on 40-man roster; Gift Ngoepe traded". TribLIVE.com.
  6. ^ Nubyjas Wilborn (July 6, 2019). "Right-handed reliever Luis Escobar set to make his big league debut for the Pirates". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved July 6, 2019.
  7. ^ "Pirates Place Trevor Williams On Paternity List, Make Four Other Roster Moves". CBS Pittsburgh. July 6, 2019. Retrieved July 6, 2019.
  8. ^ Nubyjas Wilborn (July 13, 2019). "Reliever Luis Escobar has solid showing in MLB debut". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved July 14, 2019.
  9. ^ RotoWire Staff (November 27, 2019). "Pirates' Luis Escobar: Outrighted to Triple-A". CBSSports.com. Retrieved November 27, 2019.

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