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2015 Avg.
.285
 
Career Avg.
.264
Name  Alcides Escobar
Born  12/16/1986
Height  6-1
Weight  185
Number  2
Position  SS
Bats  R
Throws  R
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.
 
10/11/2014 9:25:00 AM
Description: Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar hit a solo home run in the third inning to help Kansas City take a 4-0 lead and ultimately win Game 1 of the ALCS.
Insight: Escobar's homer was the first of three Kansas City would hit on Friday. The Royals hit two in the 10th and held on to win, 8-6. Escobar was 1-for-5 with a walk in the game.
 
9/27/2014 10:38:00 AM
Description: Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar is hitless in 15 at-bats against White Sox starter John Danks.
Insight: Escobar ison a seven-game hitting streak, but faces a tough assignment. He's hitting .283, with three homers and 51 RBI, to go along with his 31 stolen bases.
 
9/20/2014 5:24:00 PM
Description: Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar has four hit day in loss to Tigers.
Insight: He was 4-for-5 with a double and an RBI. Escobar is having a productive year from the leadoff spot, hitting .280, with three homers and 48 RBI, to go along with his 31 stolen bases.
 
9/15/2014 3:45:00 PM
Description: Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar is hitless in 13 at-bats against Whites Sox hurler John Danks with five strikeouts.
Insight: Escobar is hitting .275 with 46 RBI, 67 runs and 30 steals on the year, but is an extremely unfavorable matchup and should be avoided. Update: Escobar is in the starting lineup.
 
9/10/2014 10:04:00 AM
Description: Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar has been solid this season, but must be avoided Wednesday against Tigers starter Rick Porcello.
Insight: Escobar is hitting .276 with 44 RBI, 65 runs and 28 steals on the year, but against Porcello has a career batting average of .038 (1-for-26).
 
8/26/2014 11:08:00 AM
Description: Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar is 7-for-14 (.500) with three extra-basae hits versus Minnesota right-hander Ricky Nolasco.
Insight: Escobar is hitting .274 with 43 RBI, 58 runs and 24 steals on the year and could be a viable fantasy option.