Giants Acquire Edwin Escobar From Rangers

The Rangers have completed a trade for Ben Snyder by sending Edwin Escobar to the Giants, according to a team press release.

Snyder was selected from San Francisco by the Orioles in last year's Rule 5 draft, then immediately dealt to the Rangers as part of the Kevin MillwoodChris Ray trade. Snyder did not make Texas' opening day roster and was offered back to the Giants, but the Rangers had hoped to work out a deal that would allow them to retain the left-hander. The two sides completed the transaction by sending Escobar, another lefty, from Texas to San Francisco.

The 24-year-old Snyder posted a 2.88 ERA in 97 innings for the Giants' Double A affiliate in 2009, and has been assigned outright to the Rangers' Double A affiliate.

Escobar, meanwhile, turns 18 this month, and has yet to pitch above rookie ball. The Venezuelan left-hander, a relative of Alcides Escobar and Kelvim Escobar, was signed by the Rangers in 2008.

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8 Comments on "Giants Acquire Edwin Escobar From Rangers"

5 years 4 months ago

So Snyder get’s stashed away in the minors. That leaves 5 current rule 5 picks who are still on the team that drafted them.

5 years 4 months ago

Giants give up a guy who’s 33-19 with a 2.88 in the minors for a guy who’s 2-5 with a 5?

Still with these crappy deals?

5 years 4 months ago

please tell me this comment is an april fool’s joke…

5 years 4 months ago

I don’t see how, at all. that would be a joke.

Fill me in if I’m missing something.

5 years 4 months ago

They traded one guy that is almost 25 with no chance of ever pitching for the Giants for an 18 year old with some potential. Now you’re filled in

5 years 4 months ago

you’re using wins and ERA to evaluate prospects, it’s hard to pick worse statistics to base almost anything off of, especially prospects. Snyder is a 24-year-old in AA who doesn’t really have much upside whereas Escobar is only 18-years-old and has shown some promise in his young professional career.

Here’s what Baseball America had to say about him:
“Hidden behind Escobar’s 5.00 ERA and excessive number of baserunners lies a strong foundation. Consider his peripherals. While making his pro debut last season, Escobar struck out 9.6 and walked 3.2 batters per nine innings, while allowing only one home run in 12 starts. He pitches at 88-92 mph with some sink and has a fringy curveball that shows flashes of becoming something more than that. He’s solidly built and already shows advanced feel for his age.”

We give up guy who probably won’t ever see the majors and get a young lefty with some potential.

5 years 4 months ago

Giants give up a 24 yr old AA pitcher for an 18yo lefty with some potential. No problems here.

5 years 4 months ago

Not a bad trade at all.