Re: Sox Near to Trading Peavy- Let the Fire Sale Begin!
posted at 7/26/2014 1:03 PM EDT
In response to Hfxsoxnut's comment:
In response to dgalehouse's comment:
Let's see here. We trade Iglesias for Peavy. Then we flip Jake for Edwin Escobar. Escobar is 3-8 , with a 5.11 ERA in AAA. And, we eat some of Peavy's salary. Ben is wheeling and dealing.
Stabbed by Foulke.
Escobar is having a better year than Iglesias.
Yeah, stating just what he's done this year is a bit misleading. Surprise surprise on this board. Of course no one ever likes to see anyone who is called a "prospect" putting up bad numbers in AAA but Escobar was a highly regarded prospect, #2 in the giants system.
He was ranked #2 by BA, and MLB.com and was ranked #3 by Keith Law
John Sickels had this to say about him
"Edwin Escobar, LHP, Grade B+: Borderline B. Throws three quality pitches for strikes, dominated the California League and continued to perform well after moving up to Double-A. Future number three starter I think, relatively high floor but doesn’t have Crick’s physical ceiling."
MLB.com scouting report:
Scouting Grades: Fastball: 60 | Slider: 55 | Changeup: 55 | Control: 60 | Overall: 55
The Giants originally acquired Escobar in 2010 when he was 17 years old as compensation for allowing the Rangers to keep Rule 5 Draft selection Ben Snyder. Since then, Escobar has developed into a solid prospect and reached Double-A Richmond in 2013.
Escobar has a good feel for pitching, and he can add or subtract velocity and movement to his low-90s fastball as the situation requires. His breaking ball has become more consistent and is an out pitch at its best. Escobar has a good feel for his changeup, giving him three average-or-better pitches. He can throw all of his pitches for strikes and isn't afraid to use them in any count.
Solidly built, Escobar has proven to be a durable starter, throwing at least 130 innings in back-to-back years. He profiles as a middle-of-the-rotation starter.
My take: Escobar was rushed, he's in triple A and is 2 years younger from all our other pitching prospects there. RDLR(25) Webster (24) Barnes (24) Ranaudo (24) Workman (25) Escobar is only 22. He also has a ceiling that is the same as Webster, Barnes, RDLR.
My guess is, in a week from now Escobar will be the Sox #11 ranked prospect, in a strong system.