Major League Baseball

2014 Avg.
.285
 
Career Avg.
.263
Name  Alcides Escobar
Born  12/16/1986
Height  6-1
Weight  185
Number  2
Position  SS
Bats  R
Throws  R
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.
 
8/16/2014 12:16:00 PM
Description: Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar has gone 5-for-11 (.455) with a double and a homer against Twins starter Phil Hughes.
Insight: Escobar went 2-for-4 with a triple and three RBI Friday afternoon. He's hitting .277 with 40 RBI, 54 runs and 24 steals on the year and shouldn't cost too much on Saturday.
 
8/15/2014 1:38:00 PM
Description: Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar is 6-for-11 (.545) versus Twins starter Ricky Nolasco.
Insight: Escobar has put together a solid season for fantasy owners. He has already exceeded his 2013 stolen base total (24) and is batting .275 with 54 runs scored and 37 RBI.
 
7/12/2014 11:04:00 AM
Description: Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar has put together a solid season for fantasy owners, but should be avoided Saturday afternoon, as he's 1-for-23 (.043) versus Tigers right-hander Rick Porcello.
Insight: Escobar has already matched his 2013 stolen base total (22) and is batting .283 with 41 runs scored and 28 RBI. His .709 OPS won't kill you either.
 
Hot6/11/2014 9:09:00 PM
Description: Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar went 3-for-3 Wednesday in a win over the Indians.
Insight: He's been in cruise control all month (.455 AVG in 33 at bats). Make sure Escobar (.287, 2 HR, 22 RBI) is in your lineup for Friday's series opener against the White Sox.
 
5/30/2014 9:54:00 AM
Description: Kansas City shortstop Alcides Escobar is just 1-for-12 (.083) against Blue Jays starter J.A. Happ.
Insight: Thursday Escobar knocked out his first three-hit game of the season. However, he's had a rough go of it lately batting .229 over the past dozen games and Friday isn't likely to be a productive day.
 
5/29/2014 10:40:00 PM
Description: Kansas City shortstop Alcides Escobar ripped three hits Thursday in a ten-inning win over the Blue Jays.
Insight: Tonight was Escobar's first three-hit game of the season. He's had a rough go of it lately (he was four for his last 23 coming into tonight's game) but perhaps Thursday will be the start of a turnaround for the 27-year-old.
 
Cold5/29/2014 3:56:00 PM
Description: Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar has forgotten how to hit over the past two weeks, batting just .196 over that span.
Insight: Escobar hasn't been able to get on much so his stolen base totals have not risen and that's a big portion of his fantasy value. Time to sit him until he finds his swing.
 
5/18/2014 9:59:00 AM
Description: Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar is having a solid season, but he's been putrid against Orioles starter Ubaldo Jimenez.
Insight: Escobar has gone 4-for-25 (.160) against Jimenez and is unlikely to improve upon his .282 average Sunday.
 
5/11/2014 7:54:00 PM
Description: Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar connected on his first career grand slam Sunday in a win over Seattle.
Insight: The home run was just his second of the season. He's hitting .250 in 40 at bats this month. Escobar hit .298 with ten RBI in the month of April.
 
Cold5/2/2014 10:18:00 AM
Description: Kansas City shortstop Alcides Escobar is 1-for-21 (.048) versus Tigers right-hander Rick Porcello.
Insight: Escobar's hot streak is over and he's batting just .222 this week after an 11-game stretch in which he batted .417 from April 11-22.