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2014 Avg.
.273
 
Career Avg.
.260
Name  Alcides Escobar
Born  12/16/1986
Height  6-1
Weight  185
Number  2
Position  SS
Bats  R
Throws  R
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.
 
Cold4/5/2014 9:40:00 AM
Description: Kansas City shortstop Alcides Escobar is hitless in 10 at-bats versus White Sox left-hander John Danks with four strikeouts.
Insight: Escobar is also hitless on the season (0-for-11). Avoid. Avoid. Avoid.
 
7/14/2013 10:48:00 AM
Description: Kansas City shortstop Alcides Escobar is 2-for-20 (.100) against Indians starter Ubaldo Jimenez.
Insight: Escobar has declined to .246 one season after hitting .293. He has trimmed his strikeout rate from last year, but his flyball rate has jumped from 23.7 percent to 31.5 percent and he is batting just .128 on flyballs.
 
Cold7/4/2013 10:40:00 AM
Description: Kansas City shortstop Alcides Escobar is just 2-for-17 (.118) against Ubaldo Jimenez of the Indians.
Insight: Fantasy owners likely moved on from Escobar and his .250 average and .609 OPS long ago, but if you're still holding onto him, make sure he's not in your lineup Thursday.
 
Cold6/18/2013 10:32:00 AM
Description: Kansas City shortstop Alcides Escobar is 2-for-16 (.125) against Cleveland hurler Ubaldo Jimenez.
Insight: Escobar was a solid fantasy shortstop one year ago with a .293 average and 35 steals, but his is hitting just .248 this year (.215 over his last 40 games). Tuesday does not present a good matchup.
 
Cold6/12/2013 7:19:00 PM
Description: Kansas City shortstop Alcides Escobar is hitting below .200 over his last 35 games.
Insight: In that span, he has gone 27-for-140 (.193) with a .435 OPS. Escobar hit .293 last season, but his flyball rate is up from 23.7 percent to 31.7 percent, causing his BABIP to dip from .344 to .257. Escobar has trimmed his strikeout rate from 15.4 percent to 10.5 percent, so he should see his average rise into the .270s once his BABIP regresses to league average.
 
5/14/2013 11:38:00 AM
Description: Kansas City shortstop Alcides Escobar is hitless in nine at-bats versus Angels left-hander Jason Vargas.
Insight: Escobar is known as an excellent glove man, but he's also got a decent bat. he batted .293 last season and his hitting .267 through his first 35 games. This matchup, however, is an unfavorable one.
 
4/28/2013 5:43:00 PM
Description: Kansas City shortstop Alcides Escobar's lone hit Sunday against Cleveland was a solo homer. Escobar also drove in a run on a fielder's choice and scored twice.
Insight: Escobar only hit nine homers in 1,153 at-bats over the last two seasons, but he has three already in 86 at-bats this year. After striking out 100 times and walking just 27 last year, Escobar has a 7/6 K/BB.
 

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