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Tigers Scouting Report #48: Elys Escobar

Escobar was a 2013 bonus baby

The Tigers made a couple of big signings this past July 2nd, the first day to sign newly eligible international free agents, one of them being young catcher Elys Escobar. Find out why the Tigers were willing to invest heavily in the young Venezuelan.

Elys Escobar Vitals Position: Catcher Date of Birth: 9/21/1996 (2014 Opening Day Age: 17) Height/Weight: 6-2/190 Bats/Throws: Right/Right Acquired: Amateur Free Agent, 2013 Ranking History: #48 (2014) Background: July 2nd signing out of Venezuela in 2013, Escobar signed for a reported $350,000 signing bonus. Escobar has no official professional experience, having only played in the Liga...

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