Position
Infield/outfield
Height
5'11
Weight
182 lbs.
Class
Junior
Hometown
Nuevo, Calif.
Previous School
Riverside CC
B/T
R
High School
Perris HS

MLB Draft: 30th round in 2007 (Atlanta)

A talented all-around performer who played sparingly in one year at LSU and elected to transfer after the 2008 season.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2008)
Appeared in seven games (six starts) as a rightfielder/DH, batting .174 (4-for-23) with three RBI … drove in two runs, walked twice and scored twice in March 5 victory over Michigan State.

JUNIOR COLLEGE
Highly-touted JUCO player during his career at Riverside (Calif.) Community College in … earned 2007 JUCO All-America honors … named the 2007 Orange Empire Conference Player of the Year … batted .368 (86-for-234) with 19 doubles, six triples, six homers, 76 RBI and 64 runs for Riverside’s 2007 California state JUCO championship team … recipient of the 2007 Big Stick Award for the Southern California region … teammate of fellow LSU signee Matt Clark at Riverside CC.

HIGH SCHOOL
A four-year team MVP at shortstop for Perris High School in Nuevo, Calif. … was an All-Star selection during senior season … earned first-team all-league honors during all four years of high school … coached by Rich Kleckner.

PERSONAL
Full name is Rene Alejandro Escobar III … parents are Rene Jr. and Madeline Escobar … has two younger siblings, Nicole and Charles … his dad, Rene Jr., played in the Mexican Leagues … currently undecided on a major at LSU … born November 22, 1986.

Escobar’s LSU Career Highs
At-Bats: 5 twice; last vs. Alabama (4/5/08)
Hits: 1 four times; last vs. Alabama (4/5/08)
Runs Scored: 2 vs. Michigan State (3/5/08)
Doubles: none
Triples: none
Home Runs: none
RBI: 2 vs. Michigan State (3/5/08)
Stolen Bases: 1 twice; last vs. Stetson (3/9/08)

 

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