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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 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

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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

Alcides Escobar went 0-for-4 in Thursday's loss and is batting just .189 to date.

Escobar has 100 plate appearances this season and reached base in 22 of them. He's scored five runs and driven in four. He's yet to attempt a steal. The Royals could try to send their comatose team a message by benching him for a week, and it's not like it would hurt the on-field product. If he doesn't pick it up over the next month, it'll make sense to release him and turn shortstop over to Raul Mondesi.
May 4 - 5:41 PM

Alcides Escobar was hitless in three at-bats with a pair of strikeouts Saturday, dropping his average to .189.

Escobar has recorded just four singles while striking out seven times in 23 at-bats over his past seven outings. His batting average has been a deterrent for fantasy owners over the years, but some took a chance on him hoping for an improvement since he is slated to become an unrestricted free agent after the 2017 season. So far he is not making a case for a big pay day.
Apr 16 - 1:10 AM

Alcides Escobar collected a single and a double over four at-bats with a run scored in Friday's series opening win against the Astros.

Escobar has back-to-back games with a double after failing to record an extra-base hit in each of his first two outings of the new campaign. He is coming off a season with career best in homers (7) and RBI (55), but he also hit just .261. Escobar is best used in AL-only fantasy play and the deepest of rotisserie formats unless he improves his batting average dramatically.
Apr 7 - 11:38 PM

Alcides Escobar left the yard for his first homer of the spring Wednesday in the Royals' Cactus League loss to the Cubs.

Escobar pummeled a solo homer to left-center field off Eddie Butler in his first at-bat of the afternoon. He lined out and flied out in his other two plate appearances. Escobar is 3-for-9 this spring with two RBI. The 30-year-old set career-highs in RBI (55) and home runs (seven) last season but did it while hitting an underwhelming .261. Aside from stolen bases (17 last season), he's not much of a fantasy asset.
Mar 1 - 7:04 PM

Royals manager Ned Yost on Saturday mentioned Alex Gordon and Alcides Escobar as candidates to bat leadoff this season.

"Gordy’s done well there before," Yost said. "We’ll see. I don’t know. We have to look at it. Esky has done OK there before." Neither are ideal options given that Gordon batted just .220/.312/.380 in 2016 and Escobar has a career .297 on-base percentage. Whit Merrifield would also seem to be a candidate for the leadoff spot, but he's got to win the second base job first. The Royals could wind up mixing and matching in the leadoff spot this season.
Feb 19 - 10:39 AM

Royals exercised their $6.5 million option on SS Alcides Escobar.

Escobar batted .261/.292/.350 with 17 stolen bases in 162 games this season for Kansas City. His fantasy stock will continue to tumble as he ages and loses his wheels, but the 29-year-old shortstop remains an important part of the Royals' major league roster for now.
Thu, Nov 3, 2016 02:20:00 PM

Alcides Escobar hit a two-run home run in a loss to the Indians on Thursday.

Not known for his brawn, the speedy shortstop now has a career-high seven homers this year. He's also got a shot at a personal best in runs batted in, but a move from the leadoff spot has the rest of his numbers down. Escobar is hitting .266/.299/.360 through 153 games to date.
Thu, Sep 22, 2016 11:39:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Salvador Perez
2Drew Butera
1B1Eric Hosmer
2B1Whit Merrifield
SS1Alcides Escobar
2Ramon Torres
3B1Mike Moustakas
LF1Alex Gordon
CF1Lorenzo Cain
RF1Jorge Bonifacio
2Paulo Orlando
DH1Brandon Moss
2Cheslor Cuthbert
Starting Pitcher
S1Danny Duffy
2Ian Kennedy
3Jason Vargas
4Jason Hammel
5Nate Karns
6Jake Junis
7Matt Strahm
Relief Pitcher
R1Kelvin Herrera
2Joakim Soria
3Travis Wood
4Neftali Feliz
5Mike Minor
6Scott Alexander
7Peter Moylan
8Kevin McCarthy
9Brian Flynn