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|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||600.00||4.00||.245||54.00||59.00||25.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Chi. White Sox||68||12||0|| .186|| .206|| .176|
|vs Rienzo (Career)||2||0||0||0||.333||0|
|vs RHP||423||95||3|| .251|| .281|| .225|
|Last 10 Games|
|Good-glove, no-hit Alcides Escobar seeking to shed that tag |
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
(2/20/14) Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar was a Gold Glove finalist in 2013, but he was also among the worst hitters among all every-day players in the sport.
"Sometimes it looks like he doesn't want to be at the plate," a scout told the Kansas City Star.
That will have to change this season, as will his production. Escobar batted just .234 and managed a mere 19 walks and four home runs in 607 at-bats, leading to an on-base percentage of .259 and slugging percentage of .300.
"When they know they're struggling a little bit, they get in a hurry to get caught up," said Ned Yost. "And that tends to have guys swing earlier in the count. And that's what (Escobar) did."
Escobar has vowed to become more patient at the plate.
|American League Gold Glove finalists announced |
|by Nando Di Fino | Senior Fantasy Writer|
(10/25/13) The finalists for the 2013 Rawlings Gold Glove awards were announced on Friday, with three players at each position. The awards honor the league's best defenders, and winners will be announced Oct. 29.
The American League nominees are:
Catcher: Joe Mauer, Minnesota; Salvador Perez, Kansas City; Matt Wieters, Baltimore
First Base: Chris Davis, Baltimore; Eric Hosmer, Kansas City; James Loney, Tampa Bay
Second Base: Robinson Cano, New York, Dustin Pedroia, Boston, Ben Zobrist, Tampa Bay
Third Base: Adrian Beltre, Texas; Evan Longoria, Tampa Bay; Manny Machado, Baltimore
Shortstop: Alcides Escobar, Kansas City; Yunel Escobar, Tampa Bay; J.J. Hardy, Baltimore
Left Field: Yoenis Cespedes, Oakland; Andy Dirks, Detroit; Alex Gordon, Kansas City
Center Field: Lorenzo Cain, Kansas City; Jacoby Ellsbury, Boston; Adam Jones, Baltimore
Right Field: Nick Markakis, Baltimore; Josh Reddick, Oakland; Shane Victorino, Boston
Pitcher: Mark Buehrle, Toronto; R.A. Dickey, Toronto; Doug Fister, Detroit
|Alcides Escobar hits fourth home run |
|by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com|
(9/11/13) Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar hit his fourth home run in Tuesday's win over Cleveland.
Escobar finished 2 for 4 with a run scored and two RBI. The home run was his first since April 28. Escobar is hitting a meager .235/.260/.303 on the season.
|Hitting streak ends at 10 games for Alcides Escobar |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(8/15/13) After going hitless in four at-bats Wednesday against the Marlins, Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar saw his hitting streak end at 10 games.
Escobar had a good run during his hitting streak, batting .447 with a .500 slugging percentage and .962 OPS. He had one triple, six RBI, six runs and two stolen bases.
|Alcides Escobar picks up two hits |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(8/6/13) Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar notched two hits Monday against the Twins.
Escobar hit two singles, going 2 for 4. He drove in two runs, and scored two runs. Escobar is hitting .232/.260/.303 in 426 at-bats.
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Hosmer, Perez homer in Royals' 9-5 win over Reds
SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) Eric Hosmer and Salvador Perez each homered off Johnny Cueto and drove in three runs, helping the Kansas City Royals beat the Cincinnati Reds 9-5 Tuesday.
Shields has perfect inning; Royals top Texas 11-1
SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) James Shields threw a perfect inning and Mike Moustakas drove in three runs as the Kansas City Royals defeated the Texas Rangers 11-1 on Friday.
Shortstop tiers for Draft Day 2014
Shortstop has historically been a weak position in Fantasy, and 2014 isn't shaping up to be much different. Our Scott White shares his tiers and strategies for Draft Day.
|The Royals have been waiting for Alcides Escobar to blossom offensively. In 2012, Escobar started to showcase some of his burgeoning offensive skills, but he sadly went through a pretty bad regression in 2013, leaving doubt about his ability to become an all-around player. After batting .293 with a .331 on-base percentage, .390 slugging percentage and .721 OPS in 2012, Escobar hit just .234 with a .259 on-base percentage, .300 slugging percentage and .559 OPS in 158 games last season. The defense-savvy shortstop did tie a career high with 52 RBI, as well as total at least 20 doubles and 20 stolen bases for a third straight season. Still, there were few offensive highlights for the 27-year-old shortstop. He got off to a pretty promising start, batting .286 with a .439 slugging percentage, .769 OPS, three home runs, six doubles, 12 RBI and six stolen bases in 24 April games, but it was pretty much downhill the rest of the way. He doesn't have a lot of offensive upside, so Escobar is a deep-league option on Draft Day.
(Updated 1/14/14) |
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