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Alcides Escobar | Shortstop

Team: Kansas City Royals
Age / DOB:  (28) / 12/16/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 185
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Alcides Escobar went 2-for-4 with a pair of runs scored, sparking the Royals offense in Friday’s 3-2 victory over the Giants in Game 3 of the World Series.
Escobar jumped on the very first pitch of the night from Tim Hudson, lining a leadoff double into the left field corner. He advanced to third on a ground ball and came around to score on a ground out off the bat of Lorenzo Cain to give the Royals an early advantage. The speedy shortstop then delivered a one-out single in the sixth inning which started a two-run uprising that proved to be the difference in the contest. Fri, Oct 24, 2014 11:37:00 PM

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Alcides Escobar will bat leadoff in Game 2 of the World Series against the Giants on Wednesday.

Royals manager Ned Yost isn't making any changes following Tuesday's Game 1 loss. The full lineup: Escobar SS, Nori Aoki RF, Lorenzo Cain CF, Eric Hosmer 1B, Billy Butler DH, Alex Gordon LF, Salvador Perez C, Omar Infante 2B, Mike Moustakas 3B. Yordano Ventura will oppose Jake Peavy.
Wed, Oct 22, 2014 03:17:00 PM

Alcides Escobar is batting leadoff for the Royals in Game 3 of the ALCS on Monday in Kansas City.

But it's expected to rain all night in western Missouri, so the game will likely be pushed back to Tuesday. Here's the Royals' full Game 3 lineup for whenever play begins: Alcides Escobar SS, Norichika Aoki RF, Lorenzo Cain CF, Eric Hosmer 1B, Billy Butler DH, Alex Gordon LF, Salvador Perez C, Omar Infante 2B, Mike Moustakas 3B. Jeremy Guthrie will be on the mound against the Orioles.
Mon, Oct 13, 2014 03:49:00 PM

Alcides Escobar will bat leadoff in Tuesday's Wild Card game against the Athletics.

It's a familiar lineup to what the Royals used to finish out the regular season, with Josh Willingham on the bench: Escobar SS, Nori Aoki RF, Lorenzo Cain CF, Eric Hosmer 1B, Billy Butler DH, Alex Gordon LF, Salvador Perez C, Omar Infante 2B, Mike Moustakas 3B. James Shields will start for Kansas City.
Tue, Sep 30, 2014 02:26:00 PM

Alcides Escobar went 4-for-5 with an RBI in a losing effort against the Tigers on Saturday.

He has been hitting atop the Royals lineup in recent days and certainly did his best to act as a catalyst in this one. For the season, Escobar is hitting .280/.313/.374 with three homers, 48 RBI and 31 stolen bases.
Sat, Sep 20, 2014 04:41:00 PM

Alcides Escobar went 2-for-4 with a stolen base and two runs scored in a loss to the White Sox Tuesday.

Escobar, batting leadoff, got on base and scored in the third and sixth innings. The stolen base was his 31st of the year, the second time in his career he's eclipsed the 30-steal benchmark. His single-season high is 35, set in 2012. It's been a strong year for the 27-year-old, who is hitting .275/.308/.363 with 69 runs scored as the Royals' everyday shortstop.
Wed, Sep 17, 2014 12:47:00 AM

Alcides Escobar went 2-for-4 with a stolen base in Sunday's win over the Yankees.

The stolen base was Escobar's 28th of the season. He's hitting .278/.310/.370 overall in a nice bounceback year from his subpar 2013 season.
Sun, Sep 7, 2014 05:05:00 PM

Alcides Escobar went 4-for-5 and drove in the Royals' only run of the night in Friday's loss to the Indians.

All four hits were singles. Escobar had just four hits in 26 at-bats over the past week coming into Friday's action. Fantasy owners will have to hope that this will get him going again.
Sat, Aug 30, 2014 01:09:00 AM

Alcides Escobar went hitless in a third straight game Monday, dropping his average to .274.

Escobar's slide in the second half isn't particularly surprising, but what is disappointing is that he has just two steals in 36 games since the All-Star break. During the first half, he had 22. Without the steals, he's pretty much worthless in fantasy leagues these days.
Mon, Aug 25, 2014 10:41:00 PM

Alcides Escobar was 2-for-4 with three RBI in a win over the Twins on Friday.

Escobar had a two-run triple in the fourth inning before adding an RBI single in the eighth. The 27-year-old shortstop has now knocked in 40 runs this season and still has a legitimate chance to pass his career high of 52 RBI, which he has reached in each of the last two years.
Sat, Aug 16, 2014 01:42:00 AM

Alcides Escobar contributed a pair of RBI singles Monday as the Royals edged the A's 3-2 to move into first place in the AL Central.

It was Kansas City's eighth straight victory, giving the team a half-game lead over Detroit in the AL Central. Escobar hit .218 with a 22/1 K/BB ratio in 87 at-bats last month. So far in August, he's a much improved .314 with a 2/2 K/BB in 35 at-bats.
Mon, Aug 11, 2014 11:41:00 PM

Alcides Escobar delivered a pair of two-run doubles in the Royals' 6-2 win over the Twins on Monday.

Escobar matched his career high for RBI established just last month in a game against Seattle. He actually went 158 games last year without ever knocking in three runs, but he has three such games this season. He's also batting .295, a huge improvement over last year's .234 mark.
Tue, Jul 1, 2014 12:05:00 AM

Alcides Escobar (shin) went 2-for-3 with an RBI triple and two runs scored Monday against the Dodgers.

Escobar suffered a left shin contusion when he was hit by a pitch on Sunday, but it wasn't enough to keep him out of Monday's lineup. The 27-year-old is batting .291/.331/.403 with two home runs, 24 RBI, and 18 stolen bases through 76 games this season.
Tue, Jun 24, 2014 04:16:00 AM

Alcides Escobar is listed as day-to-day after suffering a left shin contusion in Sunday's game against the Mariners.

Escobar was lifted after being hit by a pitch and sent for precautionary X-rays, which ruled out any serious injury. Expect him to return to the Royals lineup in a day or two.
Sun, Jun 22, 2014 04:59:00 PM

Alcides Escobar went 3-for-5 with three runs scored in a win over the Tigers on Tuesday.

The Royals scored all 11 of their runs in three innings, and Escobar had a run in each of the frames. The shortstop has now hit in all but one of his 15 games in June, and Tuesday was his fourth multi-hit game in his last six. He's raised his line to .295/.335/.406, and with 18 steals he's definitely a mixed league player at this point.
Tue, Jun 17, 2014 10:52:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Salvador Perez
2Erik Kratz
3Francisco Peña
1B1Eric Hosmer
2Alex Liddi
2B1Omar Infante
SS1Alcides Escobar
2Orlando Calixte
3Ryan Jackson
3B1Mike Moustakas
2Christian Colon
3Ryan Roberts
LF1Alex Gordon
2Terrance Gore
3Mitch Maier
CF1Lorenzo Cain
2Jarrod Dyson
3Lane Adams
4Paulo Orlando
5Reymond Fuentes
RF1Alex Rios
2Jorge Bonifacio
DH1Kendrys Morales
Starting Pitcher
S1Yordano Ventura
2Jason Vargas
3Jeremy Guthrie
4Danny Duffy
5Edinson Volquez
6Kris Medlen
7Yohan Pino
Relief Pitcher
R1Greg Holland
2Wade Davis
3Kelvin Herrera
4Jason Frasor
5Luke Hochevar
6Tim Collins
7Louis Coleman
8Brandon Finnegan
9Michael Mariot
10Jandel Gustave
11Joe Paterson
12Ryan Madson
13Franklin Morales
14Joe Blanton