SAMUEL ESCUDERO, CATCHER
|Born: February 27, 2004
Signed: Int’l Free Agent, 2021, Milwaukee Brewers
How Acquired: Trade (with Brewers)
WTM’s PLAYER PROFILE
|Escudero signed with the Brewers, but he never played in their system as the Pirates picked him up in a minor deal. He doesn’t seem to have been a prominent signing.
Following the trade, Escudero played in the DSL for the Pirates. He hit very little, although he at least made contact consistently. He threw out 24% of base stealers.
In his second DSL season, Escudero hit a lot better, although still with little power. He also again had an outstanding BB:K ratio. He threw out 50% of base stealers.
Escudero should be in the FCL in 2023. His 2022 season looks good on the surface, but the lack of power is a concern. Hitters who just focus on serving the ball over the infield don’t generally do well as they advance.
|2023: Minor League Contract|
|Signing Bonus: N/A
MiLB Debut: 2021
MLB Debut: N/A
MiLB FA Eligible: 2027
MLB FA Eligible: N/A
Rule 5 Eligible: 2025
Added to 40-Man: N/A
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
|January 15, 2021: Signed by the Milwaukee Brewers as an international free agent.
June 25, 2021: Traded by the Milwaukee Brewers to the Pittsburgh Pirates for Troy Stokes, Jr., and Jandel Gustave.