Alcides Escobar
Alcides Escobar

Alcides Escobar (SS)

Kansas City Royals

Bats: R   Throws: R

All of the Royals scoring on Thursday came off of Alcides Escobar's seventh HR of the season. It was a two-run shot in the second inning to tie the game. Unfortunately, the Royals gave up another three runs in the sixth for the loss. Escobar finished 1-for-4 with the HR, two RBI, a run and two strikeouts.

Fantasy Impact: Escobar has almost zero fantasy value. He is hitting .266 on the year and has been awful as of late. Even with this HR, he is only hitting .182 over his last seven games.

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Alcides Escobar homers in win

Fri, Aug 26th 9:34am EDT
By Blaine Blontz

Alcides Escobar homered and doubled in a 2-for-4 effort in Thursday's win over the Marlins. He scored twice and drove in a pair of runs.

Fantasy Impact: It was the second consecutive multi-hit game for the SS who's more known for his defense than his bat. He now has three multi-hit games in his last five, including four extra-base hits over that span. Don't expect this type of production to last, but it could be worth riding Escobar while he's hot.

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Alcides Escobar went 1-for-3 in the Royals 2-1 victory over the Twins. He is now hitting .259 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: Escobar has moved up and down the lineup this year, but sill can not seem to improve his average. Look for him to stay at the same production level the rest of the year.

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Alcides Escobar went 1-for-4 in the Royals' 3-2 win over the Rays. He is now hitting .256 on the year.

Fantasy Impact: Escobar has shown signs of turning things around at the plate. He will need to put together a hot streak to become a better option for fantasy owners.

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Alcides Escobar went 1-for-5 with 1 rbi against the Rangers on Saturday. He is now hitting .259 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: Escobar has kept his batting average around the .260 mark for a while now. At this point this is really all you can expect from him this season.

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Alcides Escobar went 0-for-4 in the Royals' 7-3 loss to the Indians. He is now hitting .258 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: Escobar's disappointing season at the plate continues and it looks like his batting average may stay where it is at. He is only an option when he shows signs of rebounding at the plate.

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Alcides Escobar went 1-for-4 in the Royals 4-2 loss to the Tigers. He is now hitting .261 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: Escobar is now hitting at the bottom of the order and not lead off. This should take some pressure off of him so he can be more productive.

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Alcides Escobar went 2-for-5 in the Royals' 8-4 loss to the Cardinals. He is now hitting .260 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: Escobar has started to hit again and seems to be showing some consistency. It might be time for owners to put him back in their lineups.

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Alcides Escobar went 2-for-4 against the Mets in the Royals 4-3 loss. He is now hitting .249 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: Escobar has strung together a few good games, but he will need to increase his average more before he becomes a good fantasy option again.

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Alcides Escobar went 2-for-5 with 1 rbi against the Tigers on Saturday. He is now hitting .243 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: Escobar has struggled lately, so any signs of coming around are good. You will want to monitor him to make sure he is finally coming around before using him in any league.

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Alcides Escobar went 1-for-4 in the Royals 4-0 loss to the Orioles. He is now hitting .248 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: Escobar's slump continues and he should be benched in most leagues until he shows signs of breaking out.

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Alcides Escobar went 0-for-4 against the Orioles on Monday. He is now hitting .253 on the year.

Fantasy Impact: Escobar is in a major slump and it is hurting his fantasy value. At this point, he should not be started in any league.

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Alcides Escobar went 0-for-5 against the Indians in the Royals 5-4 loss. His batting average drops to .261.

Fantasy Impact: Escobar has been hitting well lately, so this just seems like one bad night at the plate. Continue to look at him as a solid fantasy option.

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Alcides Escobar went 2-for-5 with two runs scored in the Royals 7-5 victory over the White Sox. He is now hitting .270 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: Escobar keeps stringing together hits and as his average improves, he is becoming an even better option at shortstop.

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Alcides Escobar went 2-for-5 in the Royals 4-1 victory over the White Sox. He improves his batting average to .267.

Fantasy Impact: Alcides Escobar has played well over the past week and could be a nice value pick at shortstop.

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Alcides Escobar went 2-for-4 with one run scored in the Royals 3-2 victory over Boston. He is now hitting .263 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: Escobar put together some great at-bats and strung together two hits against good pitching. He remains a strong everyday option at shortstop.

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Alcides Escobar went 2-for-4 with one RBI in the Royals' 5-1 victory over the Braves. He is now hitting .255 on the year.

Fantasy Impact: Escobar has a great match up against Braves pitching this weekend and could be a nice sleeper pick in any fantasy league.

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Alcides Escobar went 1-for-5 with one RBI in the Royals' 6-3 loss to the Yankees. He is hitting .256 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: Escobar is slowly moving his average upwards, but the Royals have had their struggles lately, which hurts the whole lineup. He remains a low tier option at this point.

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Alcides Escobar went 4-for-5 with one RBI in the Royals' 7-6 victory. He is now hitting .256 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: Escobar finally had a break out night at the plate. He will need to show more consistency to be a good option in most leagues.

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Alcides Escobar went 3-for-5 against the Mariners in the Royals 4-1 victory. He is now hitting .233 on the year.

Fantasy Impact: Escobar had a nice game to end a tough road trip. He will need to be more consistent to warrant a spot in a lineup though.

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Alcides Escobar went 1-for-3 in the Royals' 1-0 loss to the Mariners on Friday. He is now hitting .223 on the seaon.

Fantasy Impact: After showing some signs of life at the plate, Escobar has went back into a slump. At this point, he is not a good fantasy option.

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Alcides Escobar went 2-for-3 with one RBI against the Tigers on Thursday. He is now hitting .254 this year.

Fantasy Impact: Escobar's bat is heating up and he seems to be getting back up to his normal average. He could be a value pick at this stage.

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Alcides Escobar went 1-for-5 with two RBI in the Royals' 8-6 victory over the Tigers. He is now hitting .250 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: Escobar had another productive fantasy game and is starting to be consistent. He is turning into a good option for larger leagues.

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Alcides Escobar went 2-for-5 with RBI against the Athletics on Saturday. He is now hitting .255 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: Escobar looked a lot better at the plate and is showing signs of breaking out. Watch him over the next few games before playing him.

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Alcides Escobar went 0-for-5 with two strikeouts against the Astros. He is now hitting .214.

Fantasy Impact: Escobar has hit a cold streak at the plate, but should be able to snap out of it as he will continue to lead off for the Royals. You may want to avoid him in fantasy leagues until he gets things going.

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Alcides Escobar increased his batting average to .250 with two hits against the Astros. He has gotten a hit in five of the Royals six games this year.

Fantasy Impact: Escobar is a nice everyday player, who will provide you with a hit or two most nights. He remains a fantasy option in larger leagues only.

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Alcides Escobar went 2-for-5 against the Twins in the Royals' 4-3 victory. He is hitting .308 this season.

Fantasy Impact: Escobar is off to a solid start after an up and down spring training. He remains a starter in larger leagues only.

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Alcides Escobar went 1-for-2 against the Mariners with two runs scored. He is now hitting .200 this spring.

Fantasy Impact: Escobar has struggled at the plate this whole spring. After seeing his batting average dip last year, there may be some concerns for this season. He is only an option at shortstop in larger leagues.

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Alcides Escobar went 0-for-3 with four runners left on base against the Cubs. He is now hitting .172 this spring.

Fantasy Impact: Escobar has logged a lot of time in the infield over the past few years and it may catch up to him at some point. The season is a marathon, so do not be concerned unless he starts the regular season this slow.

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Alcides Escobar has one hit, a double, in five spring-training at-bats.

Fantasy Impact: Escobar largely failed to meet expectations in 2015 after his solid campaign a year before which saw him post nearly a .700 OPS with 31 stolen bases from the SS position. Our experts expect a rebound, as he's largely considered a value at his current ADP of 235. He sported a lower-than-usual BABIP of .286. Improvement in this area (he had a .326 mark in 2014) could help with his ability to get on base, steal bases and score runs this year.

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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: espn.com)

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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