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Alcides Escobar | Shortstop | #2

Team: Kansas City Royals
Age / DOB:  (30) / 12/16/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 185
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2003 / UDFA / MLW
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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

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Career Stats
YearTMGABH2B3BHRRBIRBBKSBCSAVGOBPSLGOPS
2008MLW942000020100.500.500.5001.000
2009MLW3812538311112041842.304.333.368.701
2010MLW1455061191410441573670104.235.288.326.614
2011KC158548139218446692573269.254.290.343.633
2012KC1556051773075526827100355.293.331.390.721
2013KC158607142204452571984220.234.259.300.559
2014KC162579165345350742383316.285.317.377.694
2015KC148612157205347762675175.257.293.320.614
2016KC162637166246755572796174.261.292.350.642
Career Totals:113542231105166463135448018760016235.262.297.345.642

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Salvador Perez
2Drew Butera
3Brayan Peña
4Cameron Gallagher
1B1Eric Hosmer
2Samir Duenez
2B1Raul Mondesi
2Whit Merrifield
3Christian Colon
SS1Alcides Escobar
3B1Mike Moustakas
2Hunter Dozier
LF1Alex Gordon
CF1Lorenzo Cain
2Billy Burns
3Terrance Gore
RF1Jorge Soler
2Paulo Orlando
DH1Brandon Moss
2Cheslor Cuthbert
3Peter O'Brien
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Danny Duffy
2Ian Kennedy
3Jason Vargas
4Jason Hammel
5Nate Karns
6Travis Wood
7Mike Minor
8Jake Junis
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kelvin Herrera
2Joakim Soria
3Matt Strahm
4Brian Flynn
5Chris Young
6Scott Alexander
7Kevin McCarthy
8Andrew Edwards
9Bobby Parnell
10Chris Withrow
11Al Alburquerque
12Brandon League
13Jonathan Sanchez