Originally signed by the Rangers, Escobar was dealt to the Giants as a 17-year-old in 2010. He has developed into a solid prospect with a good feel for pitching. Escobar’s fastball, slider and changeup are potentially above-average offerings, and he commands them all well. He profiles as a durable middle-of-the-rotation starter for San Francisco.
Escobar split the 2013 season between San Jose (high A) and Richmond (AA) and compiled a 8-8 record with a 2.80 ERA with a 146 strikeouts and only 30 BB in 128.2 total innings between A and AA. I would expect Escobar to begin the 2014 in Fresno (AAA) and be one of the first to get the call to the Giants in the event of an injury.
MLBPipline will be releasing all of their Top 10 Prospects at each position over the next week or so. January 23rd, they will be releasing their list of the Top 100 Prospects in all of MLB. We here at Around the Foghorn will keep you posted on both lists. I fully expect to see Kyle Crick in the top 10 for RHP and Top 100 overall Prospects