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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 hit a solo homer and drew a walk in a loss to the Red Sox on Friday.
It was his third home run of the season and his first since May 29. The walk is almost as noteworthy as the home run. He had drawn just 21 walks in 501 plate appearances coming into Friday's action. Aug 21 - 10:05 PM

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Alcides Escobar hit a walk-off RBI single in the 10th inning of Saturday's win over the Astros.

In a tight game--and possible playoff preview--between the Royals and Astros on Saturday, pitching carried the day, until Escobar decided to chip in and end the affair. His RBI single off of Will Harris with two outs in the 10th inning sent the fans home happy. For the season, he's now hitting .289/.329/.361 with two homers, 35 RBI and 52 runs scored.
Jul 25 - 11:20 PM

Alcides Escobar went 1-for-2 with two walks Friday against the White Sox.

Escobar also walked in the first game of the doubleheader, so he had three walks on the day. He came into Friday's action with 14 walks over his previous 344 plate appearances this season.
Jul 18 - 12:20 AM

Alcides Escobar went 4-for-5 against the Rays on Wednesday to raise his average to .291.

That's eight hits in two days (three games) for Escobar. He's even walked twice during the three games, and his OBP is the highest it's been since mid-May. Any chance of him getting pulled from the leadoff spot anytime soon has disappeared.
Jul 8 - 11:09 PM

Alcides Escobar went 2-for-4 with a walk and a three-run double in Tuesday's win in the second game of a doubleheader against the Rays.

Escobar cleared the bases in the sixth inning to break a 1-1 tie, and he'd later score to add insult to injury for the Rays. The shortstop hasn't been anything special at the plate this season, batting .282/.323/.367 with 31 RBI and 40 runs scored.
Jul 7 - 11:29 PM

Alcides Escobar (finger) singled in one of his four plate appearances in his return to the lineup Tuesday.

Escobar was lifted from Sunday's game and was a late scratch Monday due to a split nail bed on his right index finger. He's expected to be fine.
Jul 1 - 8:39 AM

Alcides Escobar (finger) was a late scratch from the Royals' lineup Monday.

Escobar had to be pulled from Sunday's game because of a split nail on his right index finger. He admitted prior to Monday's game that he's having some pain when he throws and the Royals have decided to play it safe and scratch him. Consider Escobar day-to-day.
Jun 29 - 7:02 PM

Alcides Escobar (finger) is back in the Royals' lineup Monday.

Escobar was lifted from Sunday's game due to a split nail bed on his right index finger. He admitted that he's having some pain when he throws, but it's not enough to keep him out of the lineup.
Jun 29 - 5:44 PM

Alcides Escobar was removed from Sunday's game against the Athletics due to a split nail bed on his right index finger.

It doesn't sound as though the injury is serious, and being the gamer that Escobar is, expect to see him in the lineup for Monday's game against the Astros in Houston.
Jun 28 - 6:45 PM

Alcides Escobar went 3-for-4 with a double, a steal and two runs scored as the Royals edged the Brewers 3-2 on Thursday.

Escobar was struggling until getting to face the Brewers four times; he went 8-for-18 with six RBI and five runs scored as the Royals won all four games. That'll probably secure his position in the leadoff spot for a few more weeks.
Jun 18 - 11:50 PM

Alcides Escobar was 2-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored Monday against the Brewers.

Escobar had RBI singles in the sixth inning and the eighth against his former team. The 28-year-old has served as the Royals' regular leadoff man this season despite an underwhelming .259/.292/.344 batting line. While he averaged 28 stolen bases from 2011-2014, he has just four steals in six tries so far this season.
Jun 16 - 12:28 AM

Alcides Escobar went 0-for-4 as the Royals' leadoff hitter Friday, dropping his average to .260.

It will be interesting to see if Ned Yost drops Escobar down to the bottom of the order where he belongs. His OBP stands at .290, as he has just seven walks in 204 at-bats.
Jun 13 - 1:46 AM

Alcides Escobar had two hits, a double and two runs scored Wednesday against the Indians.

Escobar had scored a total of three runs in his last 13 games. He's just treading water in the leadoff spot for the Royals, and it'd still be ideal if he were batting ninth, rather than first.
Jun 3 - 11:18 PM

Alcides Escobar went 3-for-5 with three RBI and a steal in Thursday's win over the Rangers.

Escobar hit a two-run single off of Ross Detwiler in the fourth inning and later added another RBI single in the top of the sixth. The 28-year-old was picked off Thursday and is just 2-for-4 in stolen base attempts so far this season, but he's batting .318/.356/.427 with a home run, 14 RBI and 16 runs scored through 26 games.
May 14 - 5:35 PM

Alcides Escobar blasted a home run on the first pitch of the game on Saturday, leading the Royals to a 6-2 victory over the Tigers in Detroit.

He also added on an RBI single, finishing the afternoon 2-for-5 with a pair of runs scored. He's off to a fine start to his 2015 campaign, hitting .301/.333/.398 with a homer, 11 RBI and two stolen bases.
May 9 - 3:49 PM

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PosRoleName
C1Salvador Perez
2Drew Butera
3Francisco Peña
1B1Eric Hosmer
2B1Ben Zobrist
2Omar Infante
3Christian Colon
SS1Alcides Escobar
3B1Mike Moustakas
2Cheslor Cuthbert
LF1Alex Gordon
2Jonny Gomes
CF1Lorenzo Cain
2Jarrod Dyson
3Terrance Gore
RF1Alex Rios
2Paulo Orlando
DH1Kendrys Morales
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Johnny Cueto
2Edinson Volquez
3Danny Duffy
4Yordano Ventura
5Kris Medlen
6Jason Vargas
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Greg Holland
2Wade Davis
3Kelvin Herrera
4Ryan Madson
5Luke Hochevar
6Franklin Morales
7Chris Young
8Jeremy Guthrie
9Scott Alexander
10Miguel Almonte
11Tim Collins
12Brian Flynn