#4 – INF Eduardo Escobar – New York Mets
Eduardo Escobar, another player that quickly won over the hearts of Milwaukee Brewers fans, came over to the club last season via trade from the Arizona Diamondbacks. He made defensive appearances at third base and – for the first time in his career, first base – down the stretch for the Crew.
On the offensive side of things, the switch-hitter has historically been a much better hitter against lefties than he is righties, but is passable against both-sided pitchers.
Signing a two-year contract with the Mets shortly before the lockout began, Escobar’s contract has a club option for a third season as well.
Functioning as the everyday third baseman for the Mets, Escobar has appeared in 29 contests for the club, hitting one home run, driving in seven and posting a .215/.328/.346 slash line. The addition of the designated hitter in the National League has opened the door for an expanded role for Escobar as he is an aging player at a premium defensive position, he will benefit immensely from the days he can be used as the DH.