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Alcides Escobar | Shortstop | #2

Team: Kansas City Royals
Age / DOB:  (29) / 12/16/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 185
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2003 / UDFA / MLW
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Alcides Escobar went 4-for-5 with an RBI, two runs scored and a steal in Tuesday's win over the Nationals.
Escobar swatted four singles on the evening, including a big one with two outs in the ninth inning to extend the game for Lorenzo Cain, who promptly ended it with an RBI single of his own. The stolen base was Escobar's seventh of the season, third-most in the American League. Royals manager Ned Yost is a subscriber to the "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" theory, leaving Escobar atop a lineup that won the 2015 World Series despite Escobar's .259/.288/.321 line through 26 games. May 4 - 1:13 AM

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Alcides Escobar went 0-for-4 in Saturday's loss to the Mariners.

The speedy shortstop is mired in a bit of a slump, going 4-for-35 (.114) over his last eight games. Manager Ned Yost continues to pencil him in atop the lineup, though, which is about the only good thing the 29-year-old has going for his fantasy value at the moment.
May 1 - 1:28 AM

Alcides Escobar went 2-for-3 with an RBI, a run scored and a stolen base in Thursday's win over the Tigers.

Escobar's steal was one of four for the Royals on the night as they ran wild on Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Tigers starter Mike Pelfrey. The stolen base was his fourth of the season. The shortstop is batting .254/.271/.328 with five RBI and just four runs scored, but with the Royals continuing to win, he'll inexplicably stay atop their lineup for the foreseeable future.
Apr 21 - 11:03 PM

Alcides Escobar went 2-for-5 with a stolen base, an RBI and a run scored Saturday against the Athletics.

Escobar is now a perfect 3-for-3 in stolen base attempts this season. Oddly enough, the run scored was just his third of the year despite hitting atop a good Royals lineup. The shortstop is batting .255/.269/.333 overall.
Apr 16 - 9:25 PM

Alcides Escobar finished 1-for-5 on Wednesday and has scored just one run in eight games from the leadoff spot.

Of course, the Royals are 6-2 anyway, so nothing figures to change. Escobar is hitting .243/.243/.351 through 37 at-bats.
Apr 13 - 11:54 PM

Royals manager Ned Yost said Tuesday that Alcides Escobar will be a late arrival to camp.

Escobar's uncle passed away, so he has returned home to Venezuela. He could arrive in Royals' camp as soon as Friday.
Feb 23 - 10:57 AM

Royals exercised SS Alcides Escobar's $6.5 million club option for the 2016 season.

An easy call for the Kansas City front office. Escobar batted just .257/.293/.320 in 148 games during the regular season, but he was an exceptional presence at the top of the Royals' lineup during the postseason and he plays very good defense at shortstop. Escobar should again hold some fantasy value as a base-stealer in 2016.
Thu, Nov 5, 2015 03:40:00 PM

Alcides Escobar tacked on an RBI double in the 12th inning on Sunday as the Royals secured their first World Series title since 1985 with a victory over the Mets in Game 5.

It was his lone hit in six at-bats on the evening, but provided an extra cushion for closer Wade Davis, one that he wouldn't need. Escobar wraps up an impressive postseason slashing .329/.347/.514 with a homer, nine RBI and a stolen base.
Mon, Nov 2, 2015 12:35:00 AM

Alcides Escobar went 2-for-5 with an RBI single and an RBI triple in Wednesday's 7-1 win over the Mets in Game 2 of the World Series.

Escobar didn't manage anything quite as flashy as his inside-the-park homer from Game 1, but he drove in a pair of runs to help down the Mets on Wednesday. The 28-year-old shortstop notched an RBI single off Mets starter Jacob deGrom to drive home a run in the fifth inning. It would be the first of four Royal runs to score in the frame. Three innings later, Escobar struck again, flying around the bases for an RBI triple to cap off a three-run eighth. If he keeps playing like this, Escobar might have to push aside his ALCS MVP award to make room for one of the World Series species. Game 3 is scheduled for Friday.
Wed, Oct 28, 2015 11:23:00 PM

Royals manager Ned Yost will use his standard lineup for Game 1 of the World Series against the Mets.

Yost isn't changing what has worked for him so far, with ALCS MVP Alcides Escobar at the top. The full lineup: Escobar SS, Ben Zobrist 2B, Lorenzo Cain CF, Eric Hosmer 1B, Kendrys Morales DH, Mike Moustakas 3B, Salvador Perez C, Alex Gordon LF, Alex Rios RF. Edinson Volquez will start for the Royals while Matt Harvey will pitch for the Mets.
Tue, Oct 27, 2015 02:50:00 PM

Alcides Escobar was named as the Most Valuable Player of the American League Championship Series.

The 28-year-old shortstop was certainly deserving of the honor, hitting a robust .478 (11-for-23) with six runs scored and five RBI in the series. He has been an outstanding spark plug atop the Royals lineup and has now hit safely in each of his last 10 postseason games. He'll look to keep that momentum going next week as the Royals take on the Mets in the World Series.
Sat, Oct 24, 2015 12:43:00 AM

The Royals are using their standard lineup for Game 4 of the ALCS against the Blue Jays.

Royals manager Ned Yost has used the same lineup for each game this postseason. Alcides Escobar was 4-for-5 with three runs scored in Game 3 on Monday and is batting .394 (13-for-33) this postseason. The full lineup: Escobar SS, Ben Zobrist 2B, Lorenzo Cain CF, Eric Hosmer 1B, Kendrys Morales DH, Mike Moustakas 3B, Salvador Perez C, Alex Gordon LF, Alex Rios RF. Chris Young will start for Kansas City while R.A. Dickey will get the ball for Toronto.
Tue, Oct 20, 2015 11:54:00 AM

Alcides Escobar will start at shortstop and bat leadoff in Game 4 of the ALDS Monday against the Astros.

It's the same lineup the Royals have used this entire series: Alcides Escobar SS, Ben Zobrist 2B, Lorenzo Cain CF, Eric Hosmer 1B, Kendrys Morales DH, Mike Moustakas 3B, Salvador Perez C, Alex Gordon LF, Alex Rios RF. Yordano Ventura will be on the mound with Kansas City down 2-1 in the best-of-five. Lance McCullers is starting for Houston.
Mon, Oct 12, 2015 10:38:00 AM

Leading off against the White Sox, Alcides Escobar went 0-for-5 in Wednesday's game.

Manager Ned Yost again seems to be wavering on the leadoff spot, with Escobar starting there two of the last four games. It's possible Yost will go with matchups there in the postseason, using Escobar at the top against lefties and some combination of Ben Zobrist and Alex Gordon one-two against righties. Still, the better choice would seem to be to just hit Escobar ninth all of the time. He has a .294 OBP for the season, and he's been particularly cold the last two months.
Thu, Oct 1, 2015 12:17:00 AM

Alcides Escobar is absent from the Royals' lineup Friday.

He's simply getting some rest. Christian Colon is holding down shortstop.
Fri, Sep 25, 2015 04:00:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Salvador Perez
2Drew Butera
1B1Eric Hosmer
2B1Omar Infante
2Christian Colon
SS1Alcides Escobar
3B1Mike Moustakas
LF1Alex Gordon
CF1Lorenzo Cain
2Terrance Gore
RF1Jarrod Dyson
2Paulo Orlando
DH1Kendrys Morales
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Yordano Ventura
2Edinson Volquez
3Ian Kennedy
4Chris Young
5Kris Medlen
6Dillon Gee
7Mike Minor
8Jason Vargas
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Wade Davis
2Kelvin Herrera
3Joakim Soria
4Luke Hochevar
5Danny Duffy
6Chien-Ming Wang
7Tim Collins
8Miguel Almonte