27 - Geno Escalante
Geno Escalante
Height: 5-11
Weight: 205
Year: Junior
Hometown: Fairfield, Calif.
High School: Rodriguez HS
Position: C
B/T: R/R
Experience: HS

RODRIGUEZ HS:Was a four-year letterman for the Mustangs and Head Coach Jason Chatham • Helped lead RHS to three straight CIF postseason appearances • Was a three-time All-Solano County League honoree earning MVP honors as a sophomore • Led the team in hits (40) and doubles (11) while hitting .426 with five home runs and 29 RBI as a senior • Hit .308 (3 HR, 21 RBI) and .411 (2 HR, 29 RBI) his junior and sophomore seasons, respectively • Was listed as Baseball America's No. 31 high school prospect in 2008 • Played with the Milwaukee Brewers Area Code Team • Was drafted in the 28th round by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 2009 MLB First-Year Player Draft •Was also a football star for the Mustangs, lettering three times and earning All-Solano County League Offensive Player of the Year honors as a running-back.



PERSONAL: Born on June 25, 1991, in Vallejo, Calif. • Full name is Eugene Escalante III • Parents are Eugene and Marcie Escalante • Has one younger sister (Marissa) • Majoring in business • Models his game after Washington Nationals catcher Ivan "Pudge" Rodriguez • Favorites include: "American Gangster," "Observe and Report," "Transformers," and "Boyz n the Hood" (movies), Drake, Lil Wayne, Tupac, Ya Boy, E-40 and Kanye West (musicians), "Durango Street" and "The Chronicles of Narnia" (books), working out, cooking on the grill, watching movies and playing video games (hobbies), Oakland A's (team), Denzel Washington and Megan Fox (actors), and espn.com and baseballexpress.com (websites).