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2 Alcides Escobar SS
Height/Weight: 6-1/193 | Birthdate: 12/16/1986 | Birthplace: La Sabana, Venezuela | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Kansas City | College: No College | MLB Experience: 7 | Salary: $3,000,000 | Owned/Started%: 84/72 | Average Draft Position: 265.47
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Alcides Escobar hits third home run


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/18/2014) Royals infielder Alcides Escobar clubbed his third home run Wednesday against the White Sox. 

Escobar struck in the fourth inning. With the bases empty, he belted a 93 mph fastball out to left center for the solo shot. Escobar also singled during the game. He finished 2 for 4, with two runs scored and one RBI. 


Alcides Escobar rebounds in first half after down 2013


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/15/2014) Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar proved in the first half that his breakout 2012 campaign wasn't a fluke, as he turned in a .283/.320/.386 line with two home runs, 29 RBI and 22 stolen bases in 332 at-bats.

Escobar managed to hit just .234/.259/.300 last season while swiping 22 bases in 607 at-bats. He's done a much better job across the board, coming close to his .293/.331/.390 line from 2012. He enjoyed an excellent first half that season as well before cooling off after the break, which he'll try to avoid moving forward.


Alcides Escobar remains on roll for Royals


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/7/2014) Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar has continued to fly under the radar with strong and steady production.

Escobar had an eight-game hitting streak snapped Sunday in Cleveland. He was 11 for 28 during that streak with four runs and four RBI as his stat line strengthened to ..291/.330/.402.


Alcides Escobar able to go


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(6/23/2014) Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar, who left Sunday's game with a shin contusion, was in Monday's lineup against the Dodgers. Escobar got hit by a pitch, but X-rays were negative.

He's hitting .287 with two homers and 23 RBI in 265 at-bats.


Alcides Escobar is day to day with left shin contusion


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/22/2014) Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar left Sunday's game against the Mariners with a left shin contusion after getting hit by a pitch. X-rays were negative and he is day to day.

Alcides Escobar fine for Saturday game


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/14/2014) A leg cramp that forced Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar out of the game Friday night will not prevent him from starting Saturday against the White Sox.

Escobar missed his first two innings of the season in the series opener.


Alcides Escobar runs hitting streak to 10 games


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/11/2014) Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar extended his hitting streak to 10 games Wednesday, with a three-hit performance in a 4-1 win over the Indians.

Escobar was 3 for 3 with a stolen base in the game, though he didn't have much of an impact on the scoreboard. He drove in just one run and scored one more in the win.

Escobar was hitting just .259 at the end of May, but has hit safely in each game in June so far to raise his batting line to .287/.328/.396 for the season. 


Hitters to start in Week 11


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(6/7/2014) If you need a sleeper for Fantasy Week 11 (June 9-15), A.J. Pierzynski, Adam Lind, Tommy La Stella , Lonnie Chisenhall, Alcides Escobar and Josh Willingham are just a few of the worthy candidates.

You can read about them in the latest Start and Sit Hitters.


Consistency has been a virtue for Alcides Escobar in 2014


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/29/2014) If consistency was a criteria for inclusion in the All-Star Game, Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar might be headed to Target Field in July.

Escobar has had one or two hits in 17 of 22 games played since May 4. And though only six of his 22 hits during that stretch have been for extra bases, he has maintained a batting average between .261 and .286 throughout that period. He is also on pace for 46 stolen bases this year, which would shatter his previous high of 35 set in 2012.


Alcides Escobar still more of a Roto play


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/20/2014) It's interesting to see Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar's Fantasy ownership continue to rise, despite having 10 or less Fantasy points in two of the last three scoring periods. However, it probably has a lot more to do with him being added in Rotisserie and categories leagues over points formats.

Escobar is not going to hit for power or drive in a bunch of runs, but he can hit for average, steal bases and score runs, which are definitely more beneficial in the long run for Rotisserie and categories leagues.

I don't mind using Escobar in points formats in the short-term, but Fantasy owners in those formats shouldn't get attached to keeping him in the starting lineup.


Alcides Escobar tough to catch


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(5/13/2014) Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar has 40 stolen bases in his last 41 tries dating to 2012, reports MLB.com. This season he's 11 of 12 after going 22 for 22 last year.

"He's got great instincts," manager Ned Yost said. "He can read the pitcher. He knows when to go."

Escobar swiped six bases in the Royals' just-completed seven-game road trip. "You don't have to have great speed to be a bona fide basestealer, but his speed is above average," Yost said.


Alcides Escobar swats grand slam in win over M's


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/11/2014) Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar made his presence felt at the plate on Sunday, launching a grand slam to power his team past the Mariners in Seattle, 9-7.

Escobar's home run -- his second of the year -- came off starter Roenis Elias in the second inning. He added a single and finished 2 for 4 with a run scored and four RBI, improving his batting average to .276 in 127 at-bats. It was his first home run since April 20.


Alcides Escobar nets two steals Monday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/6/2014) Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar had a season-high two stolen bases during a 6-5 loss Monday against the Padres. He had two singles in five at-bats and one walk.

After hitting .287 with a .347 on-base percentage in April, Escobar is batting .211 (4 for 19) through five May games. He has seven stolen bases in 31 games.


Alcides Escobar consistently productive for Royals


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/30/2014) Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar reached .294 with a three-hit game on April 18 and has maintained a batting average of .278 and .317 ever since with tremendous consistency.

His hitless performance Tuesday night was only his fifth since an 0-for-14 start to the season. Escobar is batting .320 since then and owns a stat line of .286/.348/.405 with 13 runs and five stolen bases.


Alcides Escobar finally puts one over the wall


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/20/2014) It took 17 games, but Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar finally got one over the wall Sunday afternoon against the Twins.

Escobar took Phil Hughes deep for a two-run home run in the seventh inning. He added a double and finished 2 for 3 with a walk, two runs scored and two RBI in an 8-3 defeat. He is hitting .298 with one home run and seven RBI in 57 at-bats.

Alcides Escobar knocks three-run double in win Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/7/2014) Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar went 1 for 3 and smacked a three-run double in his team's 4-2 win over the Rays Monday.

Escobar's double proved to be critical, as it put his team up 4-0 in the sixth inning before the Rays plated two in the ninth. The Royals shortstop entered Monday's game just 1 for 17 on the season. Perhaps the big extra-base hit will give him the kick he needs to step up offensively.


Manager preaching patience with slumping pair


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/5/2014) Ned Yost is espousing patience in regard to Royals slumping third baseman Mike Moustakas and shortstop Alcides Escobar, who are a combined 0 for 23 to start the season. He believes in giving players at least 100 plate appearances before making judgments.

"These are all guys that have been there before," Yost told the Kansas City Star. "Not everybody starts off on fire. At the end of the year, these guys' numbers are all going to be about what they should be, what we think they're going to be."

Moustakas has been particularly disappointing after a fine spring. He is coming off a disastrous 2013 season in which he batted just .233 with a .287 on-base percentage. He hit just 12 home runs with 42 RBI in 472 at-bats.


Royals announce opening day lineup


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/30/2014) The Royals released their lineup for opening day against the Tigers. Right fielder Norichika Aoki will hit leadoff, and he will be followed by second baseman Omar Infante, first baseman Eric Hosmer, DH Billy Butler, left fielder Alex Gordon, catcher Salvador Perez, third baseman Mike Moustakas, center fielder Lorenzo Cain and shortstop Alcides Escobar.

Alcides Escobar doubles in return to lineup Friday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/21/2014) Returning to the lineup one day earlier than expected, Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar went 1 for 3 with a double in his team's 9-3 loss to the Reds Friday.

Escboar had been sidelined since March 9 while recovering from a sore shoulder. He's played in just four Cactus League games, going 2 for 9 at the plate.


Alcides Escobar to make big-league return Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/17/2014) Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar will play two minor-league games before returning to big-league spring action Saturday, the Kansas City Star reports.

The team is guarding against a setback with Escobar, who has dealt with a sore shoulder for about a week. He is 1 for 6 in spring games with the Royals.


Alcides Escobar aiming for Wednesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(3/16/2014) Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar won't play in a game until Wednesday, according to the Kansas City Star.

Escobar recently received a cortisone shot in his injured shoulder, and was expected to miss a few days. Manager Ned Yost said Escobar needs about 10 days of work in order to be ready for opening day. Escobar hit .234/.259/.300 in 607 at-bats last year.


Alcides Escobar receives cortisone injection


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(3/13/2014) Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar received a cortisone injection in his injured shoulder, according to the Kansas City Star.

Escobar has been dealing with some inflammation, and was expected to miss a few days due to the issue. The club doesn't want to take any chances, which is why Escobar received the injection. 

Escobar hit .234/.259/.300 in 607 at-bats last year.


Alcides Escobar will receive a few days off to rest shoulder


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/11/2014) Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar will be given a few days off in order to rest his sore shoulder, the Kansas City Star reports.

Escobar was scratched from Tuesday's game due to the soreness, which he has been experiencing for a few days. He is just 1 for 6 in three spring games.


Alcides Escobar scratched with shoulder soreness


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/11/2014) Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar was scratched from Tuesday's spring game with some minor soreness in his right shoulder, per The Kansas City Star. Escobar is batting .167 (1 for 6) through three spring games.

Good-glove, no-hit Alcides Escobar seeking to shed that tag


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(2/20/2014) 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.