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Alcides Escobar (SS)

Kansas City Royals

Bats: R, Throws: R

Alcides Escobar was 2-for-25 to close August and finished the month with a .197 batting average. This was the worst month of the season by far, as he had three months with a batting average over .275. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Escobar had a .290 batting average at the All-Star break, but he has slumped to a .210 batting average in the second half with only three extra-base hits. He has not had power production this season, with only 23 extra-base hits, and with his batting average dropping to .260 he has lost all fantasy value.


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Kansas City Royals SS Alcides Escobar went 1-for-4 with a strikeout against the Boston Red Sox Thursday night.

Fantasy Impact: Escobar now has six hits and two walks over his last four games. He's got a respectable .331 OBP against LHP this season, making him a cheap DFS option when facing a southpaw.


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Alcides Escobar nabbed two hits and three RBI in Royals 7-1 win over the Rays last night. Escobar is on a hot steak batting .300 over his last 50 at bats. Royals and Rays face-off again tonight. Game time is 8:10 p.m. (ET).

Fantasy Impact: Look for Alcides Escobar to lead-off in tonight's game versus Chris Archer and the Rays. Escobar needs to be in your seasonal lineups as he continues on this hot streak.


Royals get two with the Rays

Tue, Jul 7th 12:26pm EDT
By Kevin McGuire

After yesterday's rain out, the Royals will play two today against the Rays. Game 1 will start at 2:10 p.m. (ET) and Game 2 has an 8:10 start. Alcides Escobar will lead off against lefty Matt Moore in the day game.

Fantasy Impact: Alcides Escobar has four hits in eight at bats lifetime versus Matt Moore. He has a .256 average against left-handed pitching this season.


Escobar went 3-for-7 with two walks combined between Friday and Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: He is a low-level fantasy shortstop for medium leagues. His greatest asset in the past was his speed but he has only stolen five bases this season.


Alcides Escobar knocked three hits and an R.B.I. in the Royals victory over the Mariners Monday night in Seattle. Escobar is batting .429 in his last seven games with seven R.B.I. and a steal as well.

Fantasy Impact: Alcides Escobar remains a strong option in 10-team leagues and a must-own in leagues with 12 teams or greater.


Alcides Escobar went 3 for 4 and scored two runs in the 3-2 victory over the Brewers in Milwaukee Thursday. The Royals now return home for a series against the Red Sox. Game time is 8:10 p.m. (ET).

Fantasy Impact: Alcides Escobar should remain a viable SS option in most fantasy formats.


Escobar went 2-for-4 with a run and two RBI Monday.

Fantasy Impact: Escobar has one saving grace this season and that is his position is shortstop. The relative weakness of the position makes him viable in medium to deep leagues, especially if he finally starts running at some point this season.


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Alcides Escobar's two hits and two runs helped the Royals outlast the Twins Wednesday night. The 7-2 win for the Royals caps off a three-game sweep of the Twins. The Royals now head to St. Louis Friday to start interleague play against the Cardinals.

Fantasy Impact: Alcides Escobar hasn't been very productive overall in June hitting just .216 in 37 at bats so far. Nevertheless, Escobar is still an option in deeper mixed leagues and can be used as a salary relief option at SS versus right-handed pitching in daily formats.


After 31 steals last season, Escobar only has four so far this season.

Fantasy Impact: Because he plays SS, he still can be owned in medium depth leagues but unless he starts running more, he is less of an asset and more of a placeholder whose main value is he scores some runs and doesn't sink your batting average.


Alcides Escobar 0-for-4 in loss

Tue, May 26th 9:52pm EDT
By Brad Pitzl

Alcides Escobar continued his recent slump by going 0-for-4 in the Royals 5-1 loss to the Yankees. He now only has 5 hits in his last 38 at-bats and is hitting .270 for the season.

Fantasy Impact: Escobar has slowed down considerably after a solid start to the season. To his credit, he has played through a few lingering injuries that may have kept other players out a long period of time. Fantasy owners may want to sit him until he turns things around.


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Escobar has had a good month at the plate since returning from the concussion he suffered in late April. Escobar has hit .326 with 7 RBI and 8 runs during the 10 games played in May.

Fantasy Impact: Escobar is having a good season and his numbers at the shortstop position make him a likely starter for any fantasy team that owns him.


Escobar was hit in the face by a Danny Salazar pitch on Wednesday April 29th. He took an impact test and had some issues with it in terms of reaction and speed. Due to the test issues Escobar was placed on the seven-day concussion disabled list.

Fantasy Impact: Escobar will undergo a concussion test on Thursday to see if he can be activated, stay tuned.


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Alcides Escobar went 0-for-6 tonight in the Royals 3-2 win over the White Sox

Fantasy Impact: After a fast start at the plate to begin the season Escobar is 4-for-27 over his last 6 games.


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Alcides Escobar was injured on a hard slide by the Athletics Brett Lawrie in the seventh inning of the Royals victory on Friday night. Lawrie seemed to go into second base with his cleats up, which led to Escobar being helped off the field by the Royals trainers. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Escobar has been go to option for fantasy owners who need an everyday shortstop, so this may change some lineups for the next few days. His status will need to be monitored day to day.


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Three runs for Alcides Escobar

Tue, Apr 7th 6:42pm EDT
By Gavin Tramps

SS Alcides Escobar went 2-for-4 with a walk, a double and three runs in Monday's season opener vs the White Sox.

Fantasy Impact: The Royals' shortstop endured a miserable spring, batting just .180. We all know he can steal bases and if the Royals' lineup lives up to its potential, then Escobar will be able to score plenty of runs.


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It has not been an awe-inspiring spring for Alcides Escobar who has scored just 6 runs in 59 At-bats. Friday's 0-for-6 line in the 11-1 victory over the Astros sums up the 2015 Cactus League for Escobar.

Fantasy Impact: Alcides Escobar offers tremendous SB potential from middle-infield. Part of his value is hitting atop the Royals' lineup. His spring .238 OBP suggests he will need to improve otherwise he will find himself hitting in the #9 spot.


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Alcides Escobar failed to get on base in the Cactus League defeat to the White Sox. He went 0-for-3 with 2 strikeouts.

Fantasy Impact: The ability to contribute in the stolen bases column is Alcides Escobar's biggest asset. He has swiped 114 bags over the past 4 seasons and last year led all shortstops with 31 SB. Ned Yost has confirmed that Escobar will be the team's leadoff hitter so he will have plenty more opportunities ......... if he can get on base.


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