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2017 15th round pick (458): Juan Escarra - 1B - Florida International U

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6'3" 215lbs DOB: 04/24/95


Junior (2016): Played in 13 games before season-ending shoulder surgery. Took a medical redshirt...Hit .271 with five doubles and 10 RBI in the 13 games...Had two or more hits in four of the 13 games.

Sophomore (2015): Hit .271 with 5 HR, 33 RBI...Was 2 for 5 with 2 RBI and a double at Southern Miss (3/13)...Hit his first home run of the season at South Florida (3/18)...Was 5 for 13 against Charlotte (3/20-22)...Had a 14-game hitting streak (3/18-4/10) where he hit .373...Went 5 for 13 against UTSA (4/3-5)...Was 5 for 12 against Louisiana Tech (4/25-26)...Went 3 for 9 with 2 HR against Jacksonville (5/5-6)...Had a terrific C-USA tournament going 5 for 12 with an HR and 7 RBI. 

Freshman (2014): Played in 50 games, started 42 of them...Hit .247 with 17 RBI...Went 3 for 5 with a triple in his second career college game on Feb. 15 against Rutgers...Went 6 for 10 in a three-game series against Stony Brook (Feb. 21-23)...Had a 7 for 10 stretch with 4 RBI against St. Peter's (Apr. 27) and East Carolina (May 2-3).

Prior to FIU: Drafted in the 32nd round by the New York Mets in the 2013 MLB Draft…Was a 2013 First Team All-Dade County selection at the Mater Academy under head coach Eddie Gorriz…Batted .450 his senior year...Selected  to the 2013 Rawlings Florida All-Region First Team…Is also a Perfect Game 2012 Underclass Third Team All-American selection.

Personal: Born April 24, 1995 in Hialeah, Fla…Son of Juan and Marinelys Escarra…Has a younger brother, Michael…Majoring in sports management…Enjoys the beach and playing ping pong in his spare time.



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Goes by JC. Bats left, throws right. Was also listed as a catcher by FIU. 

In his senior year, he hit .311, with 15 homers, 49 RBIs, .405 OBP and .612 SLG. Struck out 36 times in 183 ABs while walking 14 times and somehow getting hit by pitches 16 times. That's astonishing. 

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