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Friday, July 27, 2018

2018 FANTASY BASEBALL TRADE FALLOUT: EDUARDO ESCOBAR ON THE MOVE TO ARIZONA

With Jake Lamb having battled never-ending injury trouble in 2018, it made complete and obvious sense that the Arizona Diamondbacks were in on most of the available third baseman leading up to the July 31 deadline.  After being connected to multiple prominent names over the last few weeks, the D-Backs finally got their guy on Friday and it was a good one in the form of the Minnesota Twins' Eduardo Escobar.  As far as Escobar is concerned, the 29-year-old is having a career-best campaign in 2018 that includes the following numbers:

.274
15 HR
63 RBI
45 R
1 SB
22.3 K/9
8.3 BB/9
.325 BABIP

While he has gotten a bit cold of late, Escobar has hit for good power and his average has been steady as well leading into July.  Be that as it may, Escobar moves to a much better offensive ballpark in Arizona despite the humidor and that should help him continue hitting for solid power and good counting statistics like RBI and runs.  Add in a batting average that is not horrible and Escobar remains a steady deeper-league starting third baseman in 2018 fantasy baseball.  


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