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Alcides Escobar | Shortstop | #2

Team: Kansas City Royals
Age / DOB:  (30) / 12/16/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 195
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2003 / UDFA / MLW
Contract: view contract details

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Alcides Escobar went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored in Friday's loss to the White Sox.
Escobar is now up to 22 doubles on the season. He has largely struggled this year, holding just a .226/.246/.303 triple-slash in 115 games. The steals have not been there, either. Entering the season, he had swiped double-digit bags in seven consecutive seasons. He has just four base thefts to his credit during the current campaign. Aug 11 - 11:06 PM

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Alcides Escobar finished 2-for-3 with three RBI and a run scored in the Royals' defeat of the Red Sox on Sunday.

Escobar hit an RBI double in the top of the fourth and a two-run single in the top of the eighth as the Royals managed a big comeback victory at Fenway Park. The veteran shortstop is still batting just .234/.257/.320 in 103 games this year.
Jul 30 - 6:40 PM

Alcides Escobar (wrist) is in the Royals' starting lineup on Tuesday against the Tigers.

Escobar was hit on the left wrist by a pitch on Monday night, but he only suffered a minor bruise. He is starting at shortstop and batting seventh versus Detroit left-hander Matt Boyd.
Jul 18 - 6:01 PM

X-rays on Alcides Escobar's left wrist came back negative.

Escobar was lifted from Monday's game after being hit by a pitch, but he's feeling much better. He could return to the lineup as soon as Tuesday.
Jul 18 - 12:00 AM

Alcides Escobar was pulled from Monday's game against the Tigers after being hit in the left wrist by a pitch.

Jordan Zimmermann plunked Escobar with an offering in the seventh inning and he was lifted for a pinch-runner. He's undoubtedly headed for X-rays and the Royals should have an update on the shortstop once those results are in.
Jul 17 - 11:01 PM

Alcides Escobar finished 2-for-4 with a double, a run scored and two RBI in Sunday's win against the Twins.

Escobar has been swinging a hot twig since the middle of June, going 31-for-83 (.373) with seven doubles, a homer and 10 RBI over the past 21 games to raise his average from .178 to .230. He has recorded multi-hit games in six of his past nine outings.
Jul 3 - 12:05 AM

Alcides Escobar went 2-for-4 with a home run, three RBI and two runs scored in a win over the Twins on Saturday.

He cracked a two-run dinger off starter Jose Berrios in the fourth inning. Escobar has been one of the weakest hitters in the majors this season, although he has picked up the pace a bit of late. He has a .226/.244/.308 slash line with two homers, 23 RBI and 31 runs scored in 319 plate appearances.
Jul 1 - 6:53 PM

Alcides Escobar went 3-for-3 and scored a pair of runs in Saturday's win over the Blue Jays.

He tripled and scored on a sacrifice fly by Whit Merrifield in the third inning and added two singles later in the game. This was a rare strong game at the plate for Escobar in what has been a terrible season to say it bluntly. He is slashing .209/.229/.277 with one homer, 26 runs and 19 RBI in 73 games. His .506 OPS is by far the worst out of all 165 qualified hitters in the majors.
Jun 24 - 5:49 PM

Alcides Escobar finished 2-for-5 with a double, two runs scored and two RBI in Tuesday's game at San Francisco.

Escobar is starting to show some signs of snapping out of his season-long funk, posting three multi-hit efforts over his past six outings to raise his average from .177 to .184 since June 6. He is trending in the right direction, but still well below the Mendoza line while slashing .184/.209/.242.
Jun 14 - 3:16 AM

Alcides Escobar went 2-for-5 with a home run and two runs scored in Saturday's win over the Padres.

Escobar only runs into a few a year, and he hit his first of the 2017 season in the fifth inning. Just racking up a couple hits in a game has been difficult for the 30-year-old this year, as he's hitting just .183/.208/.238 in 61 games.
Jun 11 - 12:18 AM

Alcidies Escobar went 0-for-4 in Sunday's loss to the Indians.

Nothing doing for the Royals on offense in this one, as they fell by a score of 8-0 and did not pick up an extra-base hit in the contest. For his part, Escobar has struggled to a .179/.204/.226 triple-slash in 55 games this season. Not only is he scuffling with the bat, he has yet to pick up a stolen base -- this after swiping double-digit bags in each of the previous seven seasons.
Jun 4 - 7:15 PM

Alcides Escobar finished 0-for-4 in the Royals' loss to the Indians on Sunday.

Escobar is now batting just .172/.201/.226 in 49 games this season, and yet he again batted leadoff for manager Ned Yost on Sunday. The speedy shortstop has also yet to steal a base in 2017.
May 28 - 4:14 PM

Alcides Escobar had a two-run double and scored a run in a win over the Indians on Saturday.

Escobar came to the dish with the bases loaded in a tie game in the sixth inning, and he proceeded to swat a two-RBI double to give the Royals a lead they wouldn't relinquish. It was his only hit in five at-bats. Hits have been hard to come by for the 30-year-old, who has just 32 of them in 182 at-bats this season. That translates to a forgettable .176/.205/.231 line and, more noteworthy, the accomplished base-stealer has yet to swipe a bag in 2017.
May 27 - 8:52 PM

Alcides Escobar will hit leadoff Monday against the Rays.

The Royals are struggling to put runs on the board, so Royals manager Ned Yost is shaking things up. Of course, putting Escobar at the top of the lineup might not be the best way to do that. Escobar owns a .295 career on-base percentage and owns a lowly .183/.220/.250 batting line through 30 games this season.
May 8 - 3:25 PM

According to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe, the Royals are "likely" to re-sign Alcides Escobar.

Like many of Kansas City's core players, Escobar's contract is up at the end of the year. The struggling Royals could be headed for a full-on fire sale this summer but it sounds like Lorenzo Cain, Eric Hosmer and Mike Moustakas are more likely to be traded than Escobar. The Royals probably wouldn't get much for Escobar right now with his batting average sitting below .200.
Source: Boston Globe
May 6 - 11:36 PM

Depth Charts

C1Salvador Perez
2Drew Butera
3Cameron Gallagher
1B1Eric Hosmer
2B1Whit Merrifield
SS1Alcides Escobar
3B1Mike Moustakas
2Cheslor Cuthbert
LF1Alex Gordon
CF1Lorenzo Cain
RF1Jorge Bonifacio
2Paulo Orlando
DH1Melky Cabrera
2Brandon Moss
Starting Pitcher
S1Danny Duffy
2Ian Kennedy
3Jason Vargas
4Jason Hammel
5Trevor Cahill
6Jake Junis
7Nate Karns
Relief Pitcher
R1Kelvin Herrera
2Joakim Soria
3Brandon Maurer
4Ryan Buchter
5Mike Minor
6Scott Alexander
7Peter Moylan
8Neftali Feliz
9Kevin McCarthy
10Eric Skoglund