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Alcides Escobar | Shortstop

Team: Kansas City Royals
Age / DOB:  (27) / 12/16/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 185
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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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. Jul 1 - 12:05 AM

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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.
Jun 24 - 4:16 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.
Jun 22 - 4:59 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.
Jun 17 - 10:52 PM

Alcides Escobar (calf) is in the Royals starting lineup for Saturday afternoon's tilt against the White Sox.

Escobar was removed from Friday's contest due to tightness in his calf, but it appears to be a very minor issue. He'll hit ninth against opposing hurler Hector Noesi on Saturday.
Jun 14 - 11:40 AM

Alcides Escobar was forced to leave Friday's game against the White Sox due to tightness in his calf.

Escobar believes that the issue is minor and that he'll be able to return to the lineup on Saturday, but he'll test the calf out during batting practice to see how he feels. It looks as though he will avoid a trip to the disabled list and be able to return at some point this weekend.
Jun 14 - 11:24 AM

Alcides Escobar went 2-for-4 with two RBI in a win over the Cardinals on Tuesday.

Escobar plated one run with his first triple of the season in the fifth inning, and he tied the score with an RBI single in the top of the eighth. After a miserable 2013 season, the shortstop is hitting .269 with 15 stolen bases and 26 runs scored, plenty useful in AL-only leagues and even some deeper mixed leagues.
Jun 3 - 10:48 PM

Alcides Escobar stole two bases in the Royals' defeat of the Angels on Saturday night.

Escobar owns a weak .271/.317/.376 batting line in 48 games this season, but he has 14 steals and is currently on pace for 47. The speedy shortstop stole 22 bases in 2013 and a career-high 35 in 2012.
May 25 - 12:18 AM

Getting another start in the second spot in the order, Alcides Escobar went 0-for-5 in Friday's loss to the Angels.

Escobar has started seven games in the two hole over the last couple of weeks, going 6-for-30 with no walks, one extra-base hit and no RBI. He's scored five runs in those games anyway, so perhaps it hasn't been a total loss. But he's a dreadful choice to hit second, as Ned Yost should have learned several times over by now.
May 24 - 1:29 AM

Alcides Escobar went 2-for-4 with two RBI in Tuesday's win over the Rockies.

Escobar had an RBI single in the second inning and also had an RBI groundout in the eighth inning. With Sunday's grand slam, Escobar has driven in seven runs in his last three games after driving in 10 in his first 35 games of the season. The shortstop is hitting .282/.336/.405 on the year.
May 13 - 11:50 PM

Alcides Escobar went 2-for-4 with a grand slam in the Royals' 9-7 win over the Mariners on Sunday.

With the bases loaded in the second inning, Escobar connected on a Roenis Elias pitch for his second home run of the season. The shortstop suffered through a miserable 2013 season at the plate, but he's batting .276/.331/.394 in a rebound campaign.
May 11 - 9:24 PM

Alcides Escobar went 2-for-3 with his first home run of the season in Sunday's loss to the Twins.

The two-run shot came off Twins starter Phil Hughes. Escobar also doubled and scored in the game, and he's got his average up to .298 with a slew of multi-hit games recently. Sunday was his fifth multi-hit effort in his last eight starts.
Apr 20 - 5:47 PM

Alcides Escobar went 3-for-3 with two runs scored in Friday's win over the Twins.

Escobar was hitting .167 as recently as last Friday, but he has delivered 10 hits in his last 21 at-bats to pull his average up to .294. If he can have a little better luck in the BABIP (batting average on balls in play) department this year, it's fair to expect a rebound season. However, with his lack of patience and power, his upside is limited. His value is tied to his speed.
Apr 19 - 12:57 AM

Alcides Escobar had a hit in his third straight game Tuesday, going 2-for-4 with a stolen base against the Rays.

After going hitless in the team's first four games, Escobar has started to show a pulse at the plate in recent days. He came through with a big three-RBI double in Monday's game, and Tuesday he swatted two singles for his first multi-hit game of the year. The speedster also stole his first base of the year after stealing 57 over his first two seasons.
Apr 8 - 11:31 PM

Alcides Escobar went 0-for-3 on Saturday, leaving him 0-for-14 on the season.

Well, it doesn't matter at all now whether Escobar hits, since the Royals just got rid of the other shortstop on their roster by DFAing Pedro Ciriaco. If the Royals remove Escobar from a game now, it would mean playing Omar Infante at short and either Danny Valencia or Mike Moustakas at second. So, it's safe to say Escobar won't be taken out with any frequency.
Apr 5 - 5:25 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Salvador Perez
2Brett Hayes
1B1Eric Hosmer
2B1Omar Infante
SS1Alcides Escobar
3B1Mike Moustakas
2Danny Valencia
LF1Alex Gordon
CF1Lorenzo Cain
2Jarrod Dyson
RF1Norichika Aoki
DH1Billy Butler
2Raul Ibanez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1James Shields
2Jason Vargas
3Jeremy Guthrie
4Yordano Ventura
5Danny Duffy
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Greg Holland
2Wade Davis
3Kelvin Herrera
4Aaron Crow
5Jason Frasor
6Francisley Bueno
7Scott Downs
8Bruce Chen
9Luke Hochevar