Skin Blues wrote:He is a good guy to keep an eye on, though. He's basically Juan Pierre with a bit more pop, that qualifies at SS. I can't imagine a league where he'd go undrafted.
ummmm WHAT? Since when did Escobar turn into a 40-50+ SB threat? Ontop of that the fact that there is no way that Escobar bats .300 on a season. Would say he more closley resembles Rollins with a cheaper price tag and cheaper average and less pop.
Eh... Escobar being a 40-50 sb threat isn't hard to imagine. His sb totals the last few years are 26, 22, 34, 46. Most projection systems give him 25+, with Bill James pegging him for 42 (ever the optimist). Pierre is projected for 30-40 steals, not all that different. Now, all that said -- given where he's hitting (for now) and Milwaukee's low steals last year, I'd take the under on 45 steals. But I don't think it's outlandish. Similar story on the avg, except that the team doesn't affect that much.
Obviously, a lot less pop than Rollins and a bit more than Pierre (ie, a bit more than zero -- still very little).