SAMUEL ESCUDERO, CATCHER
Born: February 27, 2004
Height: ?’?”
Weight: ???
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Signed: Int’l Free Agent, 2021, Milwaukee Brewers
How Acquired: Trade (with Brewers)
Country: Venezuela
Agent: N/A
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.

2021
DSL:  151/259/178, 73 AB, 2 2B, 10 BB, 11 K, 1-2 SB

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.

2022
DSL:  284/419/351, 74 AB, 5 2B, 16 BB, 14 K, 4-5 SB

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.

CONTRACT INFORMATION
2023: Minor League Contract
PLAYER INFORMATION
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
TRANSACTIONS
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.
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