Kansas City Royals
2015 Avg.
.281
 
Career Avg.
.264
Name  Alcides Escobar
Born  12/16/1986
Height  6-1
Weight  185
Number  2
Position  SS
Bats  R
Throws  R
6/30/2015 9:28:00 AM
Description: Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar is questionable for Tuesday's game against Houston.
Insight: He was a late scratch from Monday's game, so he's close to returning, but it still hurts when he throws. Escobar is hitting .281 with 17 extra-base hits and 28 RBI, 37 runs and five steals in this year, which makes him a low-end fantasy starter value.
 
6/29/2015 7:14:00 PM
Description: Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar is questionable for Monday's game against Houston due to a split nail on his right index finger. Update: Escobar has been scratched and should be considered day-today.
Insight: It was bad enough to force him from Sunday's game. Escobar is hitting .281 with 17 extra-base hits and 28 RBI, 37 runs and five steals in this year, which makes him a low-end fantasy starter value.
 
6/29/2015 6:14:00 PM
Description: Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar is questionable for Monday's game against Houston due to a split nail on his right index finger. Update: Escobar is back in Monday's lineup.
Insight: It was bad enough to force him from Sunday's game. Escobar is hitting .281 with 17 extra-base hits and 28 RBI, 37 runs and five steals in this year, which makes him a low-end fantasy starter value.
 
6/29/2015 9:36:00 AM
Description: Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar is questionable for Monday's game against Houston due to a split nail on his right index finger.
Insight: It was bad enough to force him from Sunday's game. Escobar is hitting .281 with 17 extra-base hits and 28 RBI, 37 runs and five steals in this year, which makes him a low-end fantasy starter value.
 
6/18/2015 11:02:00 PM
Description: Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar had three hits and two runs in the, 3-2, victory over the Brewers on Thursday.
Insight: Escobar scored on Lorenzo Cain's sacrifice fly in the first and on Mike Moustakas' single in the second. Escobar is hitting .270 with 15 extra-base hits and 24 RBI in 226 at-bats this year.
 
6/16/2015 9:32:00 AM
Description: Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar had a pair of RBI-singles in the, 8-5, victory over the Brewers on Monday.
Insight: Escobar singled in the sixth and the eighth to score two runs. The singles put Kansas City ahead, 8-2, and they held on despite a few runs allowed in the ninth. Escobar is hitting .259 with 13 extra-base hits, 29 runs and 20 RBI in 212 at-bats this season.
 
5/29/2015 7:27:00 PM
Description: Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar went 2-for-5 with a solo home run in the, 8-4, victory over the Cubs on Friday.
Insight: Escobar hit his solo homer in the first at-bat of the game. He also picked up an RBI on a single in the ninth. Escobar is batting .285 with two home runs, 17 RBI and 21 runs in 158 at-bats this season.
 
5/14/2015 5:22:00 PM
Description: Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar had three hits and three RBI in the victory over the Rangers on Thursday.
Insight: Escobar singled in a pair of runs in the fourth and then had another RBI-single in the sixth. Escobar is hitting .318 with one home run, 16 runs, 14 RBI in 110 at-bats this season.
 
5/8/2015 5:41:00 PM
Description: Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar has been activated from the 7-day concussion disabled list.
Insight: Escobar took a pitch in the cheek last Wednesday. He's batting .291 with eight RBI and 10 runs scored. he's in Friday's starting lineup.
 
5/1/2015 5:41:00 PM
Description: The Royals have placed shortstop Alcides Escobar on the 7-day concussion disabled list.
Insight: Escobar took a pitch in the cheek on Wednesday and hasn't played since then. The results of his concussion test are not back yet, but the club went ahead and put him on the DL anyway. Christian Colon will start for the Royals at second base until Escobar returns.
 
5/1/2015 5:00:00 PM
Description: Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar will not play again on Friday.
Insight: Escobar hasn't played since he left Wednesday's game after getting hit in the cheek with a fastball. The Royals hope he returns at some point over the weekend.
 
5/1/2015 11:01:00 AM
Description: Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar was not in the lineup on Thursday and is doubtful for Friday's game against Detroit.
Insight: Escobar has a left cheek bruise, which he suffered when he took a pitch in the head on Wednesday. Luckily, it doesn't appear to be too serious. Alex Gordon will likely lead off for Kansas City until Escobar returns.
 
4/30/2015 5:13:00 PM
Description: Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar is not in the lineup on Thursday against the Tigers.
Insight: Escobar has a left cheek bruise, which he suffered when he took a pitch in the head on Wednesday. Luckily, it doesn't appear to be too serious. Alex Gordon will lead off for Kansas City on Thursday.
 
4/29/2015 7:53:00 PM
Description: Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar left Wednesday's game after getting hit in the head with a 96 mph fastball against the Indians according to the Kansas City Star.
Insight: Escobar was able to walk off the field on his own, but he left the game. It will be interesting to see if the Royals respond. Kansas City has already fought two American League clubs this season, which one of them stemmed from an injury.
 
4/20/2015 11:48:00 AM
Description: Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar is questionable for Monday's game against Minnesota due to a sprained left knee.
Insight: Escobar had not missed a game since 2013 and has averaged 158 games per season over the past four years, so missing two games and possible more is obviously a rarity. Christian Colon is his replacement, but has no fantasy value.
 
4/9/2015 10:16:00 AM
Description: Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar is an ugly 1-for-18 (.056) with six strikeouts versus White Sox left-hander John Danks.
Insight: Escobar pit together a nice 2014 season, batting .285 with 74 runs scored and 31 steals as he played in all 162 games. He's started the season strong with five hits in nine at-bats, but this is an unfavorable matchup.
 
10/29/2014 9:05:00 AM
Description: Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar was 2-for-5 with a run and RBI in Game 6 against the Giants.
Insight: Escobar beat out an infield single in the second inning to load the bases. He hit a ground ball to Brandon Belt at first base, but Belt looked the runner back to third base too long and Escobar beat Belt to first. After another hit, Giants starter Jake Peavy was chased from the game. Escobar's other hit was an RBI-double in the fifth.
 
10/25/2014 9:31:00 AM
Description: Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar went 2-for-4 with a double and two runs in Game 3 of the World Series Friday.
Insight: Escobar led off the game with a double on the first pitch. He scored on Eric Hosmer's grounder. Then in the sixth, he had a one-out single and scored on Alex Gordon's double. Escobar was the only player with either team with two hits in Game 3. Kansas City won, 3-2, and leads the series, 2-1.
 
10/22/2014 5:46:00 PM
Description: Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar will lead off in Game 2 of the World Series against the Giants on Wednesday.
Insight: Escobar has led off every playoff game for the Royals, and Ned Yost is not changing his lineup despite the Game 1 loss on Tuesday.
 
10/22/2014 10:58:00 AM
Description: Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar could be line for a big Game 2 against Giants starter Jake Peavy.
Insight: He is 9-for-22 (.409 BA) lifetime against Peavy, with two homers, one triple, and eight RBI. Escobar has also stolen two bases against San Francisco's Game 2 starter. If you are still doing daily fantasy baseball, Escobar is a great option on Wednesday night.